What if you could record & multi-track directly on your music keyboard while you are playing it, without ever touching a computer keyboard or mouse?
The Sequetron is a program with a twist; designed as a live instrument for hands-on use, all played & controlled from where your hands are - the music keyboard. It runs from switch-on with no interaction, and converts the simplest MIDI keyboard into a multi-track recording, playback & looping instrument.
You may be tempted to compare it with conventional sequencers with more powerful editing & audio features, but their MIDI control systems tend to be added as an afterthought; either using dedicated keys, or keys which mimic windows-based operations.
The Sequetron takes a fresh approach by first designing a command language around the keys on a music keyboard, then writing a program to interpret it. The computer now takes a back seat, so it really is a different concept...
A front-end instrument for ideas & inspiration... and fun!
The screen is used for configuration & maintenance; it provides status info and
customary flashing lights during normal operation... but is not essential.
The input can be any simple MIDI keyboard, and the output can be any MIDI device(s) such as synthesizers, drum machines, light displays etc.
Sequences can be recorded, played back, looped and altered (channel, velocity, pitch, mute etc.), either individually or in any combination, but unlike hardware sequencers, there is no concept of 'steps', nor do the sequences have to be monophonic; any notes & chords can be used. They can also be saved to standard MIDI files for further processing by other programs.
This ability to record, play & alter different length sequences starting at different times on-the-fly gives the Sequetron its unusual syncopated feel, encouraging you to experiment with overlaying and controlling patterns; even the most basic 1, 2 or 3-note sequences can create something totally unexpected.