one of the main unique features of digital warrior is its step sequencer. you have 16 voices, 4 patterns per voice and up to 32 steps (2 bars) per pattern.

to use the sequencer first make sure that it is enabled on the digital warrior by holding down the shift button (1) (between the encoders). the top right pad (2) is the sequencer global mute, yellow - disabled, blue - enabled. also if you see banks 6 to 8 (8-10) light up it means that the sequencer is enabled. other wise refer to the setup mode page.


then you have to provide a midi clock signal to synchronize the beat

in ableton live you can do so by opening preferences and under the midi sync tab set on track and remote for input and track, sync and remote for output. note that you also might have to slightly adjust the sync delay setting (enable the metronome, sequence a four on the floor beat and adjust the setting until the sound is completely beat matched)

in traktor open preferences, go to the midi clock tab and tick send midi clock. again you might have to slightly adjust the offset (set a simple four on the floor sequence and adjust the setting until it's beat matched to the metronome)

then in the global section switch to the master clock tab (metronome icon) and click on the play/pause button in the send section. if the sequencer is off beat cue it on the downbeat by tapping sync in time

the step sequencer lives on pages 6 to 8. page 6 (8) is the voice select page (white), page 7 (9) is the pattern editor for steps 1 to 16 of the sequencer and page 8 (10) are the steps 17 to 32 (blue). the currently playing step page is lit cyan (if you have 32-steps enabled you will notice the two pages switching from blue to cyan and vice-versa every 4 beats). if the currently selected voice has a selected pattern with notes the clear pattern (4) and mute pattern (3) buttons will light up for that voice, yellow - muted, green - unmuted. by pressing (5) the save pattern button all four patterns of the selected voice will be stored on the device. each voice has available 4 patterns which can be selected from the second top row (6-7). the button presenting currently selected pattern is lit purple (6).

in the voice select (8) page, the currently active voice is displayed with a white pad (11) and any voices with patterns are shown with yellow (12). any voices with muted patterns are represented red (13)voices that triggered during the current step are flashing green (14)each voice sends an unique midi note message that represents a pad of the drum rack in ableton or an cell of the remix deck in traktor. each voice has its own four unique patterns over at page 7(9) and 8 (10) (only if 32 steps are enabled).

in the pattern editor (9-10) pages you will see a blue runner (15) passing through all the pads and green pads (16) showing the active steps of the sequence. every pad is one 16th step of a bar and whenever the runner passes through an active step an note on message is sent for that voice. white steps (17) are steps with a chance of triggering below 90%. to edit the chance of the last entered step twist the left encoder (a) and to change the velocity of that step twist the right encoder (b). each step by default has a 100% chance of triggering and a 127 velocity value.

 the velocity value is sent as the note on velocity value, but also as a control change message for that column at the sequencer midi channel.

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