Hologram Electronics Dream Sequence - Programmable Rhythm & Octave
A new type of effect for guitar, bass, or keyboardIt’s a sequencer, an envelope shaper, a pitch shifter, a sampler, and more. It’s a source of inspiration that can create synth-like arpeggios, pulsating sheets of sub-octave distortion, shimmering, ethereal chord washes, and a limitless number of other new sounds.
- Octave Up and Down Pitch Shifting
- Pattern Sequencer
- Rhythmic Gate, with dynamic ADSR “morphing”
- Tap Tempo
- Digitally-Controlled, Analog Drive and Tone
- Analog Dry Path
- Infinite “Hold” Sampler
- 24 Built-in Presets
- Save Custom Presets, with 11 Save Slots
- Pattern Recorder, for creating custom patterns via tapping footswitches
- Record and Save Knob “Automation”
- MIDI In/Out
- Expression Pedal Input, mappable to many controls
- True Bypass Switching (electromechanical relay)
- Auxiliary Modes for use as a +1/-1 oct. Pitch Shifter, Tremolo, or Hold Sampler
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Dream Sequence is built around a pattern-based rhythmic Sequencer that pitch shifts your instrument up or down one octave. This allows for unique Arpeggiator and Tremolo patterns at moderate tempos, churning, atmospheric effects at slow tempos, and wild Modulation-like effects at high speeds.
Octave Up + Down
Dream Sequence’s patterns are composed of octave up and octave down pitch shifts in rhythmic sequence. The octave up and octave down section can also be used independently of the sequencer to replace a traditional pitch shifter pedal.
Hologram’s proprietary, hassle-free Tap Tempo system allows you to synchronize with other musicians effortlessly. Tap as few, or as many, times as you want (even throughout an entire song) and Dream Sequence will smoothly interpret the tempo changes without artifacts.
Dream Sequence’s “Hold” function allows you to sample a chord or note and sustain it indefinitely; it then feeds this sample into the pattern sequencer, allowing you to play on top of it to create harmonies, drones, and many other new tonal possibilities.
Digitally-Controlled Analog Drive And Tone
Dream Sequence has a built-in analog overdrive and tone circuit. Save drive and tone settings for each preset, or manipulate them as part of your patterns.
Make and save your own presets
Dream Sequence lends itself to creating chaotic, often unexpected sounds. Any sound you create or modify can be saved instantly to the “Saved” Preset Bank and recalled later. This includes the positions of all the knobs (Shape, Dry Mix, Drive, and Tone), as well as Tempo, and any Knob Movements that you’ve recorded.
Dream Sequence is meant to kickstart your creativity; it ships with a variety of presets to get you started, but it’s easy to customize these sounds to your tastes, and even create your own patterns and presets.
3 Preset Banks
Dream Sequence has 3 Preset Banks: User, Factory, and Saved. The User Bank contains simple, customizable step sequencer patterns, while the Factory Bank contains more complex, evolving presets. The Saved Bank contains 11 locations for saving your own presets.
The User Bank contains 12 building-block patterns and allows you to use the Subdivision and Shape controls to customize them. The Shape Knob controls the contour of the waveform used by the step sequencer, smoothly morphing from short, percussive, square-wave sounds to backwards-guitar-like ramp waves, and many sounds in between.
In addition to the 24 preset patterns included in the Dream Sequence, you can record your own patterns by tapping the 3 footswitches in sequence, or via MIDI in a DAW like Ableton Live or Logic. These patterns can then be saved in any of the 11 User Preset Locations.
Record Knob MOvements
Twist knobs and record their movements to create patterns on the fly, then sync them to the band with Tap Tempo. You can automate the Drive, Tone, or Shape Controls to produce pulsing distortions, modulation-like effects, and then save them to a Preset.
Drive & Tone
Drive controls the amount of distortion present at the output. Dream Sequence uses a digitally-controlled, analog distortion stage at the output. This means that although it is an analog distortion, its controls can be saved as part of presets or patterns. Dream Sequence automatically compensates for the amount of gain introduced by the Drive control by reducing the output volume proportionally; although the Drive control provides more than 10x gain, it will remain at a consistent output level, like an automated version of an amplifier’s “Master Volume” control.
Tone controls the amount of high frequency rolloff at the output. Like the Drive control, this is part of Dream Sequence’s digitally-controlled, analog output stage. 100% (fully clockwise) represents no tone rolloff, 0 is maximum high frequency rolloff, like a guitar’s tone knob.
Both of these controls’ settings can be saved as part of a preset, and their movements can be recorded and played back.
MIDI IN / OUT
Clock it with MIDI, or even create sequences in your favorite DAW program. Dream Sequence can also clock other pedals via Tap Tempo with its MIDI Output.
EXPRESSION PEDAL INPUT
Plug in an expression pedal, and Dream Sequence will allow the user to assign it to Distortion, Tone, Pattern Subdivision, or Tempo.
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