Demo of the new MkII sequencer controlled by a micoKORG

October 3, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

This is the new MkII version controlling, and being controlled by, a Korg microKORG synth. All sounds are from the microKORG.

If you want to try this yourselves, connect the MK’s MIDI out to the PC’s MIDI in, connect the PC’s MIDI out to the MK’s MIDI in, and turn the MK’s MIDI ‘local’ control off. Run the Sequetron program on the PC, and that’s it.

The Sequetron is a program for improvising, jamming or just having fun, and converts an ordinary MIDI keyboard or input device into a live sequencer-like instrument for real-time multi-track recording, playback & looping. The *same keys* you use to play also control the system while you are playing it, so you never need to touch your PC keyboard or mouse :)

Sequences can be recorded, played back, looped and controlled independently, and synchronized to an external MIDI clock if required. There is no restriction on the number of ‘steps’, nor does the sequence have to be monophonic; any notes & chords can be used. The output can be any MIDI device such as a synthesizer, drum machine, light display etc.

Sequence attributes such as pitch, velocity, channel, mute etc., can be changed while they are playing, either individually or in any combination; automatically taking place at the end of their respective cycles to maintain a rhythmic feel.

This ability to record, play & alter different length sequences starting at different times on-the-fly gives the Sequetron its unusual syncopated feel, encouraging you to experiment with overlaying and controlling patterns; even the most basic 1, 2 or 3-note sequences can create something totally unexpected.

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