# Menu functions – Intellijel Metropolis User Manual

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SEQUENCE GENERATION FUNCTIONS

MODE

There are 10 possible direction modes for the sequencer. These determine how the sequencer ad-

vances between stages.

FRD - FORWARD MODE

The sequencer advances to each new stage in the forward direction starting at stage 1. The last

stage is set in the STAGES menu.

REV - REVERSE MODE

The sequencer advances to each new stage in the reverse direction starting at the stage of the se-

quence which is set in the STAGES menu.

PNG - PING-PONG MODE

The sequence advances first in the forward direction starting at stage 1 and end ending at the last

stage (set in the STAGES menu) and then switches direction to advance in reverse until it reaches

stage 1 again.

RND - RANDOM MODE

The sequencer advances to each new stage in a random order. The STAGES menu sets the total

number of stages to be included in the random choices. e.g. if STAGES = 4 then only the first four

stages of the sequence can be randomly chosen.

BRN - BROWNIAN MODE

This is a pseudo random mode also sometimes referred to as “Drunken walk”. Starting at stage 1

There is a %50 chance of moving forward, %25 chance of staying on the same stage and a %25

chance of going backwards by one stage. The net result is that the sequence generally trends in the

forward direction. The STAGES menu sets the total number of stages included in the pseudo random-

ization.

FRD-F - FIXED FORWARD MODE

Same as FRD mode except that the total length of the sequence is determined by the total pulse

count set in the STAGES menu.

REV-F - FIXED REVERSE MODE

Same as REV mode except that the total length of the sequence is determined by the total pulse

count set in the STAGES menu.

PNG-F - FIXED PING-PONG MODE

Same as PNG mode except that the total length of the sequence is determined by the total pulse

count set in the STAGES menu.

RND-F - FIXED RANDOM MODE

Same as RND mode except that the total length of the sequence is determined by the total pulse

count set in the STAGES menu.