Complex polyrhythms. Unusual compound time signatures. Probabilistic branching sequences.

These ideas can be a lot of fun. Sometimes they can even be compositionally useful.

Prong provides a way to experiment with a variety of rhythmic and generative structures by letting you build a custom sequencer, module-by-module. Each Prong instance is a step in your sequence. Your very own customized sequence.

But there’s a sea of similar sequencing/utility modules out there, so what are some features that give Prong its own identity?

  • The duration of a step is selectable by both a length value and tuple value and these are automatically based on the host tempo – no need to hook up a clock or sync signal.
  • There are four next outputs that allow for branching sequences, with six different options for how to decide which output is used each time.
  • Poly jacks allow communication between instances of Prong.
  • Four different probability modes are available for activating note/gate output.
  • Parameters are set by special hybrid selector components (see manual).

While no single aspect of the module is all that groundbreaking or special, the unique combination of features might just be an interesting way to change up your workflow, spark new ideas, or lead to some happy accidents.

For a full description of general operation and all controls and components, please see the online manual.

While all the demo tracks use a variety of synths and other sound sources, 100% of the sequencing of notes/triggers/gates is accomplished with chained instances of Prong.

Title of Song

  • melodic-ambient
  • polyrhythmic-
  • random-beat-switching
  • automatic-cardiacs
  • start-stop-fills-beat