One less flashy but very musical and useful piece of Eurorack kit from the Superbooth 2017 synth conference in Berlin, Germany, was the TUESDAY "procedural sequencer" from Amsterdam-based This Is Not Rocket Science.
Instead of being based on steps, it’s entirely algorithm-based. Given this fact, we were pleasantly surprised by the broadness of its musical and rhythmic range. Between changing the algorithms and varying the X and Y parameter knobs, you can generate a range of inspiring and idea-provoking patterns from straight four-on-the-floor to grooves that have a good deal of swing and shuffle (i.e. behind-the-beat syncopation), even patterns where a quarter-note has pronounced triplet feel.
After a demo, Synth Expert editor Stephen Fortner enthused, "If I'm going to use a sequencer at all, usually I want to program every aspect of my own steps. But Tuesday provided a remarkably short path to unique-sounding grooves that I doubt anyone else would just quickly duplicate. That’s the beauty of it: Everyone will create their own sound on it, but it can get you from half-baked idea in your head to head-bobbing groove very quickly."
The manufacturer is taking orders at a U.S. price of $352.40.