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Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby sentokan » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:51 pm

Like the title says, which is in your experience the most friendly software sequencer when working with hardware synths?
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby bluntedcircuit » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:13 pm

I personally love ableton paired with an mpc1000 for sequencing my hardware
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby georgemarauder » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:57 pm

I'm not really speaking from experience, since I never sequenced hardware synths with software, but Propellerheads Reason is I imagine would be a pleasure to sequence synths with. It's very well laid out and a breeze to navigate once you know what you're doing. If you can't tell I'm a huge fan of Reason :D
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:22 pm

Depends on what kind of sequencing you want to do and what you think is friendly ;)

There are soft sequencers that model x0x style sequencing, ones that model Moog style analog sequencing, ones designed to do algorithmic sequencing, etc.

Do you need linear, pattern based, real time, step only, piano roll, event lists, polyphonic sequencing of modulators (wheels and CC), etc?
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby wiss » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:10 pm

"All we used was the explosion and the orchestra hit. The Fairlight was a $100,000 waste of space."
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby D-Collector » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:34 pm

John Hollis Trackman for Atari ST.
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby glassofwater » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:53 pm

Ableton Live + Push
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby calaverasgrande » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:58 pm

I used to be a huge fan of Sonar for this. But like many current swiss army knife DAW programs, it seems to have dumped flexible and powerful sequencing in favor of beat, time and pitch stretching.
I guess they figure they will sell a lot more SKUs to bedroom producers than to people who own actual gear.

I've kind of given up on sequencing from my computer. I just bang it out in the drum machine and whatever I can get to sync to it.
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:33 pm

wiss wrote:Numerology


Not friendly for Windows users ;) Mac only but for complex step sequencing it's pretty unbelievable.
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby sentokan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks guys!!
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby Crawling Wind » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:20 am

Another vote for Numerology here.
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby calaverasgrande » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:46 pm

Is Numerology still in development?
Their 'system requirements' description sounds like it was written 4 years ago.
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:13 pm

There's supposed to be a new version in development (3.0???).
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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby vcs3 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:58 pm

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Re: Most friendly SOFTWARE sequencer for HARDWARE synths

Postby stf-ran » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:14 pm

How could anyone know the "most" or "best" anything unless you've tried them all? Just saying... That being said, I used to do really complex stuff in Cubase on an Atari ST in the early nineties. I'm sure all those features(and more) are still there. I just don't "sequence" all my tracks like I used to. Since I'm a way better player now, I tend to play all the parts live unless it's something "unplayable", if you know what I mean.
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