Audio Damage Axon Brings “Neuron Sequencing” To Mac, PC

Audio Damage has introduced Axon, a $59.00 AU/VST for OSX & VST for Windows, described as “a fundamentally different way of thinking about rhythmic sequencing.”

Here’s what AD has to say about Axon:

Axon’s sequencer can either drive external synths and samplers or its own internal voices, seven of ’em, which are FM-based, but designed for quick and easy programming, and fine-tuned for percussive-type sounds. A full MIDI Learn complement allows external hardware control of both the sequencer and the internal voices, and an on-board stereo delay taken right from our fairly thick collection of delay algorithms extends the rhythmic possibilities right to the edge of what any sane person could possibly stand.

We’ll be the first to admit that Axon is an experimental tool, and isn’t for everybody, but if your interests lie in the abstract realm, and you want to take your rhythm and melody programming to strange new worlds, this might be just the thing.


  • All new Neuron Sequencer, a seven-node hexagonal counter sequencer.
  • Seven FM percussion-tuned voices, also capable of melodic expression.
  • Unique FM and Ring Mod busses for global FM and Ring Mod.
  • Full MIDI output control (VST only) for driving external synths, drum machines, and samplers.
  • Full internal mixer that also controls MIDI output velocity, with solo and muting.
  • Internal stereo delay, taken from the best of Audio Damage’s delay algorithms, with low- and high-pass filters and a playable feedback control.
  • Full MIDI Learn mode, for external hardware control of all Axon parameters.

Check out the demo video above and leave a comment with your thoughts on Axon!

6 thoughts on “Audio Damage Axon Brings “Neuron Sequencing” To Mac, PC

  1. No MIDI-out in the AU version is pretty normal – kinda Apple's fault for gimping the AU standard in that respect. Any AU plugins that do have MIDI-out do so via dirty hacks and so on.

    @ sjc – You can still use it in Logic for sure, but you just will not be able to drive/sequence other softsynths with it.

  2. With such a radical new approach to creating music it would have been nice to see how you use the module – I have no clue based on the vid's I've found on Axon how to alter beats or sounds. How do you work with this thing? Can I influence the beats it generates? and to what degree?

  3. My thoughts exactly. It seems kind of odd that the video doesn't touch on that at all. So far all I know is that it blinks and flashes in some sort of circular-ish fashion. 'What is neuron sequencing?' should be the first question answered. I mean, I'm sure it's cool, but why so mysterious?

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