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HarPeggiator creates dual 16-step arpeggios that combine three elements:

dual 16-step pitch-shift sequencer

dual 16-step rhythm sequencer

dual 16-step effect sequencer 

HarPeggiator lets you choose from a list of pre-programmed sequences for pitch, rhythm and effect and using the many possible combinations gives you quite a bit of creative control. That writ, it’s important to understand the underlying concepts or you’re likely to spend quite some time scratching your head.

First off, we suggest that you experiment with only one voice (e.g. A) and the pitch sequence only. To do so, turn OFF the rhythm and effect controls. This is important because, by definition, for many rhythms not every step in the sequence is played. For example, you could select a rhythm that divides the 16 steps into four bars of quarter notes and only sounds the first step (note) of each bar. As a result, although the pitch sequence is 16 steps long, only four notes will sound. Also, use the Scale/Speed control to set an appropriate length for each step so that you can clearly hear the pitch at each step.

Note: If MIDI clock and Tempo are both set to ON, the sequencer will not progress through the steps until a MIDI clock signal is applied.


H9 Control View - Click (+) for more info

HarPeggiator Algorithm Controls
Mix [MIX]
wet/dry mixer, 100% is all wet signal.
Arpeggiator A/Arpeggiator B Mix [ARP-MX]
Controls the ratio of arpeggiator A to arpeggiator B.
Pitch Sequence A [SQNC-A]
See the description for Pitch Sequence B.
Pitch Sequence B [SQNC-B]
These controls select one of 27 pitch sequences for A/B. The pitch sequences are selectable presets numbered from [01] to [26] plus random [RANDOM]. Set to minimum [ARPOFF] to turn off the pitch effect.
Rhythm A [RYTH-A]
See the description for Rhythm B.
Rhythm B [RYTH-B]
These controls select the rhythm/groove sequence for A/B. The rhythm sequences are a set of 21 selectable presets. The level of the signal at each step is graphically represented by the number of LEDs lit in each column. Set the control to minimum to [GRVOFF] to turn off the rhythm sequence. The pitch sequences are numbered from [01] to [20] and [RANDOM] for the random rhythm. With the rhythm sequence turned OFF, all sixteen steps of the sequence are played at full amplitude.
Dynamics (Attack/Release Time) [DYNAM]
Sets attack and release time for the dynamics of the Rhythm and Effects. When set to minimum the audio takes the entire step length to fade in, at mid-range the audio is present for the entire step duration, and at maximum the audio is present for only 1/10th of the step’s duration. Note: This control has no effect when both Rhythm and Effect knobs are set to OFF.
Step Length [LENGTH]
With Tempo OFF, sets the length of each of the 16 steps in mSec. With Tempo ON, sets the length of each step relative to the tap tempo (length of note e.g. whole, quarter, etc.).
Effect A [FX-A]
See the description for Effect B.
Effect B [FX-B]
HarPeggiator lets you apply a sequence of filter, fuzz and/or glitch effects to each note of the 16-step sequence. The effect sequences are a set of 25 selectable presets. The effects are indicated by effect type - [FL]=FILTER, [FZ]=FUZZ, and [GL]=Glitch. [ALL] indicates that the preset uses all three effect types. There are five filter effects, five fuzz effects and five glitch effects to choose from. Or, you can select one of four different types of random effect sequences – [RN-FL]=random filters, [RN-FZ]=random fuzz, [RN-GL]=random glitches and [RN-M]=random combination of filters, fuzz and glitches]. Set [FX:OFF] to turn Off effects for all steps in the sequence.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Turn effect on or off..
Restarts the sequence from the beginning..
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).