I’m working on two new devices – partly released on maxforlive.com as a beta project before – called N-SEQlive and N-SEQprod which are – as the name suggests – sequencer MIDI effects. 🙂
N-SEQlive operates with dials so to encourage the user to map their MIDI controller to any UI element and play the sequencer live.
It has an adjustable 1-16 step length sequencer, a beat division of 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 and the tempo and playback are synced to the current Project in Live. Whenever the playback stops, N-SEQlive returns to the first step so that on next playback it starts from the beginning every time.
The steps each have a dial for relative Pitch; R 2 3 4 5 6 7 stand for Root 1st degree 2nd degree etc which are relative to the set Root note and Scale.
There is an On/Off switch, a Relative Pitch dial, an Octave selector, a Note Length selector and Velocity for each step.
I’m trying to figure out how to apply non-7 note scales on the dials such as Pentatonic or Chromatic scales so that they don’t show R 2 3 4 5 6 7 but i.e. R 2 3 4 5 only. The issue is that these dials can’t accept any dynamic change – I could script in newly appearing dials with a new set of range, but then there goes our MIDI mapping to the other dial…
I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with a good solution 🙂
N-SEQprod will be another version, that focuses on GUI design and a very complex engine, but won’t be (fully) MIDI mappable.
It will have 1-64 step length and up to 4 (parallel) sequences inside that can be sent out to individual MIDI outputs.
Stay tuned for more updates!