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« on: July 20, 2010, 12:50:43 »
8 step or 16 step.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 14:46:08 »
Do you have any limitations or specific requests you want in the sequencer other than 8 or 16 steps support?

There are some pretty workstations that have an build in keyboard, screen to display and control vsti's and what not.

True they'll be expensive, but there are very nice and broad options available.

I guess it helps to know in what price range you're looking.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 15:02:03 »
I am searching for a very simple hardware sequencer with no display and no vst, but just a module which has pitch control via knobs, maybe some gate control and volume control - something that I can connect to some of my other hardware or perhaps a laptop and create sequences with it in a live situation.

Similar stuff are this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFAjJrl0gYs

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 15:20:30 »
not that i want to talk you out from it, but if there is a laptop involved in the story, why dont you just use a software sequencer, and get a good all-around midi controller with knobs and sliders for the job. It would make a lot more sense, also it would be more flexible, feature wise.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 15:39:47 »
Not on Linux, unfortunately. Also, I want to be able to use it in the absence of a laptop as well. I have a groovebox with a built-in synth.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 16:02:32 »
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"
Not on Linux, unfortunately. Also, I want to be able to use it in the absence of a laptop as well. I have a groovebox with a built-in synth.


Not on linux you say? :o

http://lmms.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 16:13:09 »
Well Louigi is actually making music with LMMS, but i haven't got an idea, what does he meant with "not on linux". Midi is universal, it should work on linux without a further trouble. VSTi plugs may not (because the support is half-arsed, proprietary technology...), but he doesn't need that with midi controllers.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 11:23:25 »
LMMS does not support JACK very well, so it is impossible to use LMMS in a live situation.

Also, I asked advice for a hardware sequencer, not for people to tell me I should just stick with software. I have my reasons for wanting a hardware sequencer and it is unnecessary to discuss that, really.

But just to answer, there is no midi sequencer on linux currently that can do the job a hardware sequencer I am looking for can (see videos I linked to).

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 05:49:12 »
I know this thread is rather old, but I had to stop and mention the Engine sequencer by Social Entropy.
http://www.socialentropy.com/engine/?page_id=346
The Korg Electribe EMX-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SPzc5UC2P4
and it's sampler twin the ESX-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2QesHvAMlM
also have great sequencers and MIDI out.  I now own all of these machines.  As much as I love OpenMPT, there is something to be said for hardware.  Fortunately, the Electribes have quite a few dedicated controls and the menu structures are simple enough that even a blind user can eventually memorize most of the key sequences to perform other tasks.  And since I am not the greatest musician, I have become fascinated by the simplicity of x0x style sequencers.