Looking for simple software sequencer preferably shareware

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Looking for simple software sequencer preferably shareware

Postby hautacam » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:12 am

I am looking for a simple software sequence preferably something shareware, I just need something that I can easily record in and be able to easily see and edit the midi notes. Possibly something similar to the sequencer in ableton where you can draw in and erase notes. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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Postby krushing » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:45 am

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Postby Blue Monster 65 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:13 pm

Tuna Fish (see here: http://www.brambos.com/) isn't free, but it's inexpensive, simple to use and a breeze to edit. I like it a lot.

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Postby caligari » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:48 pm

What are you using for an audio/midi interface? If you are just using your sound cards inputs then any of the aforementioned sequencers are great. If you are buying an interface then consider one that comes with software that you want to use. Two birds with one stone, as they say. - jlm
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Postby Blue Monster 65 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:44 am

You should also check out KVR Audio for more info on this sort of stuff.

Find them here: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/ Great place to dig through and loads of info for you.

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Postby MrHope » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:59 pm

There is a free sequencer called Jazz++ it works with General MIDI synths and nearly works with non-GM midi synths if you disable it's GM program-change message. (The metronome only works in GM mode).

Jazz++ would be really good if only they'd add a non GM metronome. It has all the basic editing functions of a MIDI sequencer.

I use Quartz Audio Master Freeware to record MIDI with a metronome or WAVE audio file, then I export the MIDI data and reopen it with Jazz++ for editing.

Until I buy a MIDI & Audio program, it gets the job done.

A good site for learning about software is http://hitsquad.com/smm
But be warned, I went through about 150 different shareware/freeware programs before finding only about 2 programs that worked on my system and had all the functions I needed.

Must Have functions:

* MIDI Thru switch (to prevent MIDI feedback loops) VERY IMPORTANT
* Metronome (MIDI and/or sonic)
* Quantizing
* Copy & Paste
* Grid of measures (bars and beats)

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