TOPOGRAF is a drum sequencer with three tracks, that works with a "topographic" principle; it contains a number of drum patterns arranged in a "virtual map"; and with two knobs MAP X and MAP Y you can set a position in this map. With one knob per channel the density is defined; and a CHAOS knob brings some randomness into the whole process. All in all a few knobs for a lot of drum patterns you probably wouldn't make this way by yourself - a nice source of inspiration and alo great for playing live.
TOPOGRAF is the AE modular version of the Grids module by Mutable Instruments. It is 100% identical to Grids. The user manual for that module can be found here. https://mutable-instruments.net/modules/grids/manual/
Module power consumption: 20 mA
Detailed explanations of the various controls are given in this video.
Advanced Settings and Modes
The Topograf has the exact same program as MI Grids and the manual for Grids (see above) can be used. However here is a detailed explanation of the different advanced settings and modes.
Changing the clock resolution
You can change the clock resolution on the Topograf like this:
You can experiment with 4 or 8 ppqn, but 24 ppqn is usually only useful if you wan to clock the TOPOGRAPH directly from the MIDI bus.
The following video explains the advanced configuration options.
Gaetan from the forum suggests:
Example for a bass line
Now, every time topograph sends a kick, your sequence will advance one step.
You're going to have some pretty groovy bass lines with that
Or for a melody
You'll have a stable melody that will skip steps according to the state of the Topograf
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