Mode Machines Seq12 12-Track MIDI Matrix Sequencer

Mode Machines shared this sneak preview of the Seq12, a MIDI Matrix Sequencer that offers one MIDI Input and three MIDI Outputs.

The Seq12 offers 12 tracks and you are able to choose between three track types: drum, chord and monophone. Each track has 2 or 3 controller tracks, routing on MIDI outputs and MIDI channel adjustable.

Each track also has 16 patterns, and these can be played in freely programmable sequences one behind the other. Each pattern has its own shuffle pattern, 2 to 3 controller tracks and additional ratchet modes with programmable pitch and trigger patterns.

The Seq12 can record Midi notes and controller values via MIDI In and the data can be edited using the LED buttons.

Here’s the official video intro:

See the Mode Machines site for more info.

14 thoughts on “Mode Machines Seq12 12-Track MIDI Matrix Sequencer

  1. Shortly after i got a mode machines SiD they stopped supporting it, as well as removing any trace of the software editor before I could download it. I’ll be avoiding mode machines for now. This sequencer does look rather good though.

    1. Mode Machines is licensing it…it took them that long to get their stuff together. It is definitely not a clone. The SEQ12 resembles the schaltwerk *visually* but it is easier to use in every way and much more powerful. It will be interesting to see if mode machines can bring down the cost at all…the guy used to hand assemble them and was very fussy about everything being top quality. It’s funny how user ‘ragnhild’ saw the shape of the buttons and thought they would be hard to push…they are! That was the only thing about the SEQ12 that isn’t just awesome. Though the SEQ12 still has certain advantages, in the time mode machines took to bring this to market there are unfortunately other matrix sequencers that are well appointed (deluge, polyend) and are cheaper than the SEQ12 used to be.

    1. The Genoqs Octopus was a good sequencer but it could have been exceptional with the addition of an LCD display. Unfortunately, it had almost zero support from its creators and they closed up shop after a fairly short run of machines produced.

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