Nov 9, 2010 Gear
Posted by irfon
I’m currently building a performance sequencer module in Reaktor. Once I’m done, I’ll probably release it for download and use via Native Instruments’ free Reaktor Player. (ETA: As pointed out in the comments, you can’t load user content in Reaktor Player, so this part of the plan will have to be adjusted accordingly.) My goal is also, as per my last post, to make a TouchOSC template for it so that it can be fully controlled wirelessly via the iPad. (I dunno if I’ll do iPhone templates — I guess it would depend on whether anyone wants them or not.) The initial impetus for this was oohing and ahhing over the M185 Sequencer for the Roland System 100M. It won’t be a clone of it when I’m done, mind you, but that’s what got me thinking about it. I’ve never built a sequencer in Reaktor before, and it’s taking some learning, but I’m making progress already.
So my question to the readers — are there any features you’d love in a computer-based performance MIDI sequencer? (Note that my ultimate goal is to use it with my Synthesizers.com modular and for that it’ll be interfacing via the Q104 MIDI Interface module, so I’m likely restricted to note values and velocities in terms of what parameters I’ll be sequencing.) If they seem like cool features, I’ll try to squeeze them in.
(While I’m at it, are there any other tools in general that you’d like to see me take a stab at? I’m not likely to learn any plugin programming languages anytime soon, so I’m limited to what I can do in Reaktor, but that’s still fairly broad.)
Note that this’ll all be available for free, when I’m done. (Or, any of it that winds up seeming worth releasing.)