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.
Here’s a demo:
“I use Senode as the only sequencer in my live setup,” notes Arnold. “All songs are patched inside the program and are controlled via MIDI.”
“I use the G2 Modular to generate clock signals and include signals from my drums to trigger important events on the graph. Senode generates MIDI messages for the Nord Modular G2 and Nord Lead 4R synthesizers and the Pianoteq VST sampler.”
Here’s a high-level diagram of a sample use case for Senode:
Senode releases are planned for for Windows, OSX and Linux. A beta will be available soon. See the Senode site for more info.