I am currently working on an update for my Sequencomat (Midi stepsequencer in max/msp for iPad and original Lemur).The update will be available in february and all users of full license will get a free update.
This short video gives insight into some of the new functions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3IPlR81bXk
The video shows in the following order:
- setup CCs for program change
- using right slider to set all values
- set stepvalues, use random
- program pattern chain
- play chain and see blinking
- see feedback on synth1 template (normal midimapping)
- and overwrite it manually
-----------------------------------------------------------New features on Sequencomat v3.4:
- Program change is now transmitted via ControlChange on Controller number 129.
This means you can jump the sound stepwise if you like or patternwise, which leads to some new musical opportunities. Controlling the 128 programnumbers via the MultiSlider is not the best ergonomic solution, but shrinking the range helps a bit and gives more finecontrol.
- Pattern chains (follow actions) can now be programmed total free
, including iterations of the same pattern and jumps across patternbanks. Chains can be programmed on the fly during playback. Follow actions are up, down, updown, random on each 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 or 4 bar.
- Saved patternslots are now highlighted
. This feature is an ergonomic "must have" and was already integrated in v1 and v2 of Sequencomat (where pattern saving was done in Lemur, not in max), but I missed it in v3 (cause now pattern handling was done in max and I have to fiddle out a appropriate method to do so). Actually this feature was the reason I started the update.
- Patternjumping can now be done with next beat
. Although I like that Sequencomat jumps pattern directly - so you can play them like an instrument - some users asked me for a function where patternjumps are done at the end of the beat. So I integrated a dropdown-menu where you can choose between direct pattern triggering or with next 1/2bar, 1bar, 2bars, 4bars.
- Next pattern to come will blink
. This gives a good visual feedback for above mentioned patternchains and triggering on beat. Blinking rate responds to 8th of actual bpm.
- Shortcuts for 15 scales
. You still can also define your scales totally free by entering the halftonesteps, but I added shortcuts for 15 well known scales. Scales can be defined independent for track 1-4 and 5-8. They are parts of the set (not of a pattern) and can not be changed during playback.
- 20 color themes
. I expanded the available color themes for the surface a lot. Now you can switch between 20 color themes include 4 mainly grey templates and 4 user templates, that can be built individually.
Sets of Sequencomat v3.3 are compatible with new v3.4, but will miss the patlight-vector for highlighting saved slots, which can be built by saving the patterns in same slots with v3.4. For details about Sequencomat also see the complete manual (based on v3.3, will update soon) http://www.tonvibration.de/SequencomatV3.html