It’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.
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. 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.
Infinitely customizable - 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.
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. 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.
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. Plug in an expression pedal, and Dream Sequence will allow the user to assign it to Distortion, Tone, Pattern Subdivision, or Tempo.