What is your software sequencer of choice?

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What is your software sequencer of choice?

Post by D-Collector » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:56 pm

I am a bit curious as to what sequencing program(s) you all use and your thoughts on it. Are there still people sequencing on older programs?

My favourite sequencer is Sequencer Plus Gold, from Voyetra. A really good DOS program with all functions logically laid out on the keyboard, no need for a mouse. This allows me to work very fast. You need an old computer to run it though.

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Post by JSRockit » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:19 pm

I'm a little more mainstream... but Logic Pro 8.
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Post by filtermod » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:41 pm

Logic 7.1
I've been using logic forever and it's always rocked on the MIDI side of things.

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Post by mono/noise » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:32 pm

Logic Pro 8 and Ableton Live 7.

I use them both for sequencing but it's mainly out of necessity since Live can't host 3rd party plugins when rewired, otherwise it would be Logic all the way since it's way better in the sequencing department IMO.
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Post by D-Collector » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:59 pm

Sorry for starting the thread in the wrong forum, I thought it belonged in production. Thanks for correcting (;

I must admit I have never used Logic.
Along with SPG I have used Opcode Vision and Cubase VST, but nothing really new. I like the old stuff for its simplicity, especially when working with hardware, which I mostly do.

But I do like once in a while to load up my softsynths in Cubase. SkaleTracker is also a great sequencer/sampler. I have had some fun programming drum patterns with samples, then loading 4-5 instances of FM7 and various other software. The results can get really good.

Btw, Filtermod I really like your stuff on myspace. My kind of music :D
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Re: What is your software sequencer of choice?

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:03 pm

D-Collector wrote:My favourite sequencer is Sequencer Plus Gold
Interesting. I downloaded that from their archives, and installed it on an old DOS/3.0 machine that I'd built. I haven't put a soundcard in yet though, and that's where the MIDI goes... What are you using? Have you got a MIDI IN wired up at all?




Oh, and Cubase. Not a fan, but I bought it so i use it.

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Post by Joey » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:17 pm

Currently logic pro 7, but upgrading to 8 as soon as I get this album done.

The midi implementation in logic is ridiculously awesome.
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Post by D-Collector » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:25 pm

Yes, I have both MIDI in and out wired up. I use an 1998 acer laptop which has the old Yamaha Opl soundboard with MIDI port and full DOS soundblaster support. This is the only PC of mine can run SPG. I have tried several other desktops of various age and different soundcards, but none have worked. SPG obviously don't want anything except pure DOS operation.

I have an old DOS machine, a 486 DX2 50, waiting a Sound Blaster Pro. This will be my backup machine, as I really want to continue using SPG (:

There is a list of compatible cards at the site you downloaded SPG I think.

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Post by cornutt » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:35 pm

Metro 6.4. Been using it since it was named Beyond and was marketed by Dr. T's.
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Post by filtermod » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:36 pm

D-Collector wrote:Sorry for starting the thread in the wrong forum, I thought it belonged in production. Thanks for correcting (;

I must admit I have never used Logic.
Along with SPG I have used Opcode Vision and Cubase VST, but nothing really new. I like the old stuff for its simplicity, especially when working with hardware, which I mostly do.

But I do like once in a while to load up my softsynths in Cubase. SkaleTracker is also a great sequencer/sampler. I have had some fun programming drum patterns with samples, then loading 4-5 instances of FM7 and various other software. The results can get really good.

Btw, Filtermod I really like your stuff on myspace. My kind of music :D
I really liked Studio Vision, probably slightly more than logic at the time I was using both. It's a shame that Gibson bought Opcode and pretty much killed them off.

Thanks for the kind words on my tracks BTW :D
Do you have any tracks up?
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Post by D-Collector » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:55 pm

Just think of what great program it could have been today, if it had been allowed to evolve.

No, sorry I don't have any tracks up at the moment. But I'm working on it :D
I'm currently lacking some hardware in the mixing department, but i will correct that soon.

I feel your tracks have a metallic kind of feel/edge to them, which i really like.

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Post by D-Collector » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:01 pm

cornutt wrote:Metro 6.4. Been using it since it was named Beyond and was marketed by Dr. T's.
That program looks very well laid out, from the screens. How is it to work with?

So far Logic seems to be the most popular choice...

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Post by Big Gnome » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:26 am

Logic 8 here as well.
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Post by stephen » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:54 am

Reaper mostly, sometimes I use seq24, and occasionally rosegarden. I keep demo-ing energyXT2, but haven't bought a licence.
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Re: What is your software sequencer of choice?

Post by bluedad » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:42 am

D-Collector wrote:
My favourite sequencer is Sequencer Plus Gold, from Voyetra. A really good DOS program with all functions logically laid out on the keyboard, no need for a mouse. This allows me to work very fast. You need an old computer to run it though.


:D
I started out with that back in the late 80's
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I'm happier now, though, with Cubase (still at SX2)
dabble with FL Studio, Reaper, Live(5), XT2

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