Senode Graphical Music Sequencer (Sneak Preview)


Developer Sebastian Arnold today introduced Senode – a new node-based graphic music sequencer.

The basic idea of Senode is to draw your entire composition as a cyclic graph of nodes and edges. Each node can generate events, such as notes, chords, effects, or any other MIDI or OSC message.

You can now use any incoming signal or a clock to change the current position of ‘tokens’ around the graph.

There are many interaction options that let you decide the generation, direction, transformation and synchronization of the tokens. At all times, your graphical score is perfectly readable. This makes this sequencer the perfect tool for interactive performance of pre-written and generative music.

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Zaquencer Firmware Turns Behringer’s BCR2000 Into A Hardware MIDI Step Sequencer


Developer Christian Stöcklmeier contacted us to let us know about Zaquencer – a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 (above) that turns the popular MIDI controller into a standalone hardware step sequencer.

Zaquencer does this by replacing Behringer’s firmware, which makes BCR2000 work as a MIDI controller, with a custom firmware that makes the BCR2000 work as a hardware step sequencer.

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StepPolyArp MIDI Step Polyphonic Arpeggiator Adds Probability

steppolyarpStepPolyArp – a real-time MIDI arpeggiator for iPad – has been updated with probability for events and more.

The arpeggiator can automatically generate melodic patterns from notes or chords played in real time. StepPolyArp can be used to control MIDI instruments, sequencers like Logic, Cubase, Live, other MIDI sequencers and virtual instruments installed on the same iPad.

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‘Extremely Powerful’ MIDI Step Sequencer, Thesys, Now Available For iPad

thesys-ipadSugar Bytes has released Thesys – an iPad version of their ‘extremely powerful and intuitive’ MIDI step sequencer app.

Thesys provides a versatile palette of performance options, which can be triggered right from your MIDI keyboard: you can transpose, manipulate, twist up, mutate, and mangle patterns without needing to touch your iPad.

You can use Thesys on your iPad to control apps or external hardware or software synths.

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Koushion MIDI Step Sequencer New Features

This video, via Kudzu Creative, demos some of the new features of Koushion, a MIDI step sequencer for the iPad:

Koushion was just updated, adding a host of new features that make it an even more powerful music composition and production tool.

It now has eight independent layers, each with its own MIDI Channel, Scale, Octave, Clock Divider and more.

Each layer can have a different number of scenes (up to eight), making long, evolving patterns possible.

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Doepfer Intros MAQ 16/3 MIDI Analog Sequencer ‘Dark Edition’


Musikmesse 2013: Doepfer has announced the MAQ 16/3 MIDI Analog Sequencer Dark Edition, a special edition of their Analog Sequencer MAQ16/3 with black front panel and rotary knobs designed to match their Dark Energy synthesizers and Dark Time step sequencer.  Continue reading