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Name/Version: Advanced Step Sequencer 1.0.6
Author: Rozzer  
Description: This step sequencer is quite unlike the Step Sequencer bundled with M4L.

On the surface it's reasonably standard. It's a live.grid based
sequencer - notes, gate, tie, velocity and two control changes. What's
unique about it is that you can set different loop points for each of
those elements, which allows for anything from simple 303-style
basslines to endlessly evolving, rotating, mutating melody lines.

The other unique thing about this is that it's designed to work solely
within musical scales. The sequencer grid adapts itself to whatever
scale you choose. Choose a chromatic scale, and you get a full 12
steps to play with, but choose a pentatonic scale and the grid
automatically adapts itself to show only 5 rows (notes). You don't
need to know any music theory to get great results.

Add to all that a bunch of useful randomization options and it becomes
a really useful tool.

Hit the URL link for a video demo.

Top tip - Rack these up and put several each in their own chain for
mad polyphonic polyrhythmic sequences.


Updates:

1.0.6 - Fix for unresponsive settings buttons in Live 9 / Max 6.

1.0.5 - Proper naming for automate-able parameters.

1.0.4 - New syncing/clock system. Fixes several bugs and allows the sequencer to lock to song position.

1.0.2 - Fixed a problem with sequencer not starting on first launch.
 

Device Details

Downloads: 12401
Tags sequencer
Live Version Used: 9.05
Max Version Used: 6.1.3
Date Added: Mar 02 2010 08:42:18
Date Last Updated: Sep 06 2013 06:04:04
Average Rating (16) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
URL (optional): http://www.rozzer.net/wp/?p=319
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercial

Device Files

Device File: Rozzer - Advanced Step Sequencer.amxd
 


Comments

For some reason, the site form won't save my description, so I'll add it as a note instead:

This step sequencer is quite unlike the Step Sequencer bundled with M4L.

On the surface it?s reasonably standard. It?s a live.grid based sequencer - notes, gate, tie, velocity and two control changes. What?s unique about it is that you can set different loop points for each of those elements, which allows for anything from simple 303-style basslines to endlessly evolving, rotating, mutating melody lines.

The other unique thing about this is that it?s designed to work solely within musical scales. The sequencer ?grid? adapts itself to whatever scale you choose. Choose a chromatic scale, and you get a full 12 steps to play with, but choose a pentatonic scale and the grid automatically adapts itself to show only 5 rows (notes). You don?t need to know any music theory to get great results.

Add to all that a bunch of useful randomisation options and it becomes a really useful tool.

Hit the 'more info' link for a video demo.

*Top tip* Rack these up and put several each in their own chain for mad polyphonic polyrhythmic sequences.

Awesome patch! Would it be hard to add APC40/Launchpad support?

Most excellent, I really like functionality and layout, thanks!
Maybe a swingfunction ? Most seqs seem to be missing that.
Is wonderful as it is though.

Need no music theory...!?!

Must be the ideal thing for me...!!!

hi rozzer, great work, and thanks. a point though - all the automation / modulation appears under unusable generic object names (like live.numbox[1] etc). could you look into naming all your parameters etc with rozzer-type names and ordering them? my names suck, (and i do hate to use edits of others devices, (!)). thanks again!

Hi pp. Absolutely, I am aware that needs doing. Pure laziness on my part. Will fix in an update soon :)

different loop points and musical scales are doing a lot of job for me!!! saves my time...
is it posibile to add patches so it can be automated? or somehow add to clips. or maby i'm not diggin it...

Thanks for the suggestions mdrfdr. Patches would be nice, but it seems that the Preset object does not support live.grid at this time. I've been told Ableton will fix that at some point.

What do you mean by adding clips?

I mean like you work with audio clip in arrangement view, and then you export slices in new midi track... but nevermind that, that was stupid suggestion.
Adding any option, any way to make ASS work through diferent phrases in track will be great! ;)
P.S. And people, how do you get it ? Adding more than one ASS and enableing and disableing them in arrangement ?

I tend to just record the output to a midi clip when I'm happy with the sequence.

I do want to think more about live performance features though so I'll bear your request in mind. Another thing I want to add is transposition via midi input, so you could transpose the whole sequence, but still have it output in the correct key and scale.

is there anyway to export a pattern from the sequencer to "midi clip" pattern. So I can work with it as an ordinary midi pattern (midi clip) with the grid and the keyboard on the left?

covent - see the comment above yours.

Love this sequencer! thanks so much Rozzer for your great work. just one question, i cant figure out how to use the cc controllers section, am i missing something? i figure out a parameter's midi cc number under the midi mapping tab in live and then change the knob to that same number, nothing happens. any ideas?

Disregard, Figured it out. Thanks again for the wonderful step sequencer!

After heavy use i have to say this one is very usefull intuitive and lot of fun!!!

Beautiful device! But I do not get the tie thing: I would expect it to holde the first note that appears during the tie as long as long as there is a consecutive set of ties. But if I look at the MIDI notes that is not the case. So how can I use the ties e.g. with simpler?

Is there anyway to make the random buttons midi-mappable
I am a heavy user and I would really love to have it midi-mappable
Thanks for making this in the first place

I love this thing. There are a couple of improvements I would like to see (like the ability to automate named parameters and not just generic MIDI CCs, and being able to record realtime edits to the sequence as MIDI data) but this is a terrific tool for putting together some nicely layered grooves.

hey just wanted to say that presets recall the settings for the livegrids and other live stuff now, at least in max519. I wasted a lot of time trying to use pattr objects for the livegrid and livenumber objects, which doesn't work - has to use autopattr for the live objects and then the pattrstorage can access them properly as far as i can tell. Thanks so much rozzer for this really versatile step sequencer. You are great.

Very strange, none of the random buttons make any changes for me. Am I overlooking something obvious?

... also noticed that the "arrow" controls for each parameter also do nothing. I'm guessing it's a problem with my system since nobody else reported it.


Exactly the same here, no random or move notes functionality. Live 9, M4L 6.1.
Apart from that - a lovely little tool ;)

Since updating to Live 9 and max 6.2. It dose not fully work for me too. Big shame I love this sequencer.

Push support would be awesome. No sequencer has managed it properly yet :(

Hi all,

Random buttons are now working in Live 9.

- Rozzer

Wow

What can I say, instantly playable and so much fun. Thanks very much for your hard work in putting this together, love it to bits.

Basil Zorch

Hey this is a great user interface on this one.. but the pentatonic and blues scales are not the right intervals.. unless I'm missing something.. the major seems to be good.. other ones I have not checked yet.. do you think you will ever fix this? thank you!

just awesome. LOVE the ability to adjust the loop length for each parameter ;)

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