Social Entropy started back in 1993 as a group of technology geeks interested in various creative arts, music, 3D rendering and electronics. This was mostly as a fun hobby. In 1999 we started work writing a completely new OS for the Doepfer Schaltwerk trigger sequencer, this was never completed or released, but it was a good introduction to designing a hardware sequencer. In 2001, Social Entropy designed a utility to extract audio files from the proprietary Yamaha AW4416 backup format, released as AWExtract.
In 2008, Social Entropy released a custom x0xb0x model called the SE BassLine, which then led to our work on the TB-303 bassline. The first project was to rewrite the operating system to create a new microcontroller replacement for a dead TB-303. This was done by observing the behaviour of the original CPU. The next step was to build on the core capabilities and add many new features that weren’t possible on the original 303. This resulted in the Quicksilver 303 CPU, which is still available today. After the release of the Quicksilver 303, we moved to the TR-606 which had a similar digital brain. This led to the the Quicksilver 606 CPU.
These explorations resulted in the desire to create a completely new sequencer. This would bring together all our experience in sequencer design, embedded operating systems, manufacturing and industrial design. This new sequencer is called Engine, our newest release.
Social Entropy LLC is based in Dallas, Texas
Our contact address is:
Social Entropy LLC
1500 Astoria Dr.
Allen, TX 75013 USA
ph: (832) 303-9095