Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by Sexor » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:52 pm

I use this for all my music productions:

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by JSRockit » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:37 pm

For me, it's the MnM and x0xb0x...but many will disagree.
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by StepLogik » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:57 pm

I've been using FL Studio for a while, but its timing is just unbelievably bad. But as far as interface goes, its really amazing.

Now I mostly use the Fantom G since that keeps me in the hardware world and away from the computer. The Fantom G sequencer is really buggy right now and incomplete but once they get it patched it should be about the best hardware sequencer available.

I've thought about using one of those old-skool native DOS sequencers on one of those little Asus EEE PC's. That might be pretty awesome if you can get DOS running on it.

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by D-Collector » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:24 pm

StepLogik wrote:I've thought about using one of those old-skool native DOS sequencers on one of those little Asus EEE PC's. That might be pretty awesome if you can get DOS running on it.
Good luck.. You might come close with dosbox, but it isn't stable enough for SPG at least :(
And even if you could run pure DOS, the Asus onboard soundcard is not remotely compatible. I was lucky that my old laptop had a yamaha OPL chipset with DOS drivers supported by SPG.

Gold was the last and best version and supports quite a lot of soundcards, but we are talking early 90s.
http://support.turtlebeach.com/site/kb_ftp/34029154.asp

And what about the MIDI output? I haven't seen a joystick/MIDI port on a laptop in years.

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by Juno6 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:42 pm

piRoN wrote:I still used Voyetra SPG until recently when my Toshiba 200CDS's screen died.
Shame. :cry:

piRoN wrote:It's actually a really fast program to work with, the only thing it really lacks is decent CC handling (and other midi messages of the sort).

Well, it doesn´t have traditional graphical CC, but you can do a lot anyway. It´s very easy to make CC cresendos, etc, and you can do things that most sequencers can´t, via "Transforms" functions:

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piRoN wrote:And the midi timing is absolutely rock solid.
And though you don't need a mouse, it does work with one and it makes things a lot quicker.
Yep, midi timing is as good as the best hardware sequencers, as dos is such a tiny os! The sequencer talks to the midi interface in a low level, without the os getting on the way.

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by Juno6 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:45 pm

D-Collector wrote: I'll add my vote to that!
Here is my 1998 laptop (on the left) running SPG two nights ago:

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D-Collector wrote:Best sequencer ever!

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by ross308 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:36 pm

i got a question about voyetra. can you record midi in real time with your master keyboard ? i love the fact that i could have a portable sequencer with a nice big screen for not much and most of all without using 'WIN-DOH' !!!

me ive been using Cubase for a while and was completely sold out to it until yesterday. ive tried "Reaper" . it is a smaller app than cubase and that's the beauty of it . powerful editing without the thousands of features i will never use or understand. it boot's up as fast as FL studio!! it is a pure lightweight yet complete (for my needs) audio and midi sequencer. i'M a musician before an engineer. it runs better than cubase on my not so great computer. the best thing is that with the money i save from not buying cubase i can buy a slick hardware sequencer .
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by D-Collector » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:44 pm

ross308 wrote:i got a question about voyetra. can you record midi in real time with your master keyboard ? i love the fact that i could have a portable sequencer with a nice big screen for not much and most of all without using 'WIN-DOH' !!!
Of course you can. And yes, not having to deal with windows is a BIG plus. Very stable program.

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by Sir Ruff » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:32 pm

Juno6 wrote:
Well, this is NOT a tracker, this is a proper, professional MIDI sequencer. It needs an external midi interface if you run it on a laptop, or you can use a midi interface in card-form if you´re using a desktop pc. I use opcode interfaces, 2port/SE for the laptop, and MQX32 for one of my desktop pcs. Any soundblaster/roland MPU101 compatible interface will work. I wouldn´t recommend using it on XP, it´s much preferred to be used on native dos.
Anyone can download it for free HERE:
I realize it's not a tracker (that's why it's cool!)... this is a dumb question, from someone who could have answered it himself 10 years ago, but if I download it for use on my DOS based laptop (via my XP machine), can I save it directly to disk, and just load it into the toshiba? Or do I have to use a program to format the disk into DOS format, and then load the software via that? I'm assuming the latter... it's just been so long since I dealt with the different OSs...
I guess then I would still have to find a cheap interface.
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by D-Collector » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:44 pm

Just download the main zip file from turtlebeach, and there should be 4 zip files inside it. Place the contents of each of those zips on its own normal HD floppy and name them and you are good to go.

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by balma » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:24 pm

Well, it depends how are you use it. some sequencers fit better for certain tasks than others.

I have tried several sequencers since the Tenori on, RM1x, grooveboxes, and I vote for the EMU command station.

I like this machine for sequencing so much, that I adquired two of them, for controlling everything

32 tracks
one single multitrack can activate 16 external tracks at the same time.
Fast engine.
can do multiple functions at the same time on the fly without stopping the sequencer.
CAn transmit 16 arpeggios at the same time.
Two midi outputs.
etc

Great organization of stores information, 300.000 notes, everything is ready when you turn it on. Can mix tracks of several patterns without stopping the music.

When sequencing, command station all the way...
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by RobotHeroes » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:54 pm

Looks like a nice balance so far of software and software/hardware combo's.
JSRockit wrote:For me, it's the MnM and x0xb0x...but many will disagree.
It's your choice man... #-o. Unless someone breaks into your place and grabs your arms and says "No! We are going to use this to make your musics!" :duckie: Song mode on the MnM is alright but neh that's when the computer takes over. Luckily I haven't come across the weird Elektron bugs in Song mode but then again I haven't used that mode enough to break it. :lol:
balma wrote:EMU command station
Those def looks interesting.
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by RobotHeroes » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:58 pm

Sexor wrote:I use this for all my music productions:

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Hah! Hack a super mario world level into a song and you would be superior to all.
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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by aeon » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:33 pm

  • E-mu Command Station
  • Elektron MonoMachine SFX-6
  • GenoQs Octopus
  • Yamaha QX3
  • Five12 Numerology
  • Apple/Emagic Logic
  • Opcode Studio Vision Pro
  • Angry Red Planet Sequitur

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Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Post by Juno6 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:37 pm

Sir Ruff wrote: I guess then I would still have to find a cheap interface.
HERE´s the list of compatible midi interfaces.

I forgot to mention that SPG has over 2000 midi tracks and multiple ports support (depending on the interface)

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