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Sequencer Free-ware

Post by ColorForm2113 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Hi I recently just took a jump into the software waters of recording. And basically I was curious if there are any free (and legal, I don't want to get my computer over run with viruses or anything lol) sequencer programs. Im looking to send the sequencer out to midi/cv converter then to my micromoog. I want to multitrack it for chords, drums, etc so something with a lot of tracks. Ill be using either audacity or cubase le (it came with my interface) for right now cuz im cheap, later on when I get more comfortable with everything id like to move up to ableton. So any suggestions, im most comfortable with x0x style sequencers but any kind will do really. Thanks
My modular so far: Q104, Q106, Q107, Q108, Q109 x2 , Q116, Q118, Q127 w/Q140, Q130, STG Wave Folder, playing with Moog Voyager, VX-351, CP-251, MF-104M (x2 STEREO!)

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by th0mas » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:15 pm

Reaper. Probably most versatile option.Demo is unencumbered and free, and registration is only like $50.

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by smoothcriminal » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:14 am

Reaper is no fun whatsoever as an x0x-style pattern sequencer.

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by etc. » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:33 am

You may wanna have a look at Numerology

http://www.five12.com/n2.html

Not freeware but you can do quite a bit with the demo. I honestly think the $119 is worth it given just how deep it is.

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by th0mas » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:48 am

smoothcriminal wrote:Reaper is no fun whatsoever as an x0x-style pattern sequencer.
s**t, missed that requirement, sorry.

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:02 am

I think you should just buy the intro version of Live now and save yourself the headache of learning one program now and then learning another later on. It costs $99 which is what a cheap fx pedal or a boozy night out costs but you can do a lot more with it.

Start as you intend to go on.

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:05 am

or buy a random piece of hardware that includes Live Lite.....

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:31 am

thanks for all the help. i will look into reaper, im more comfortable with x0x style sequencing but i have used other methods as well. good point about ableton tho, it would make more sense to start with what i intend to use in the end.
My modular so far: Q104, Q106, Q107, Q108, Q109 x2 , Q116, Q118, Q127 w/Q140, Q130, STG Wave Folder, playing with Moog Voyager, VX-351, CP-251, MF-104M (x2 STEREO!)

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by nuketifromorbit » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:06 am

The demo version of renoise works fine as a midi sequencer, although I get lag when recording notes into it in real time. Also techno toys 303 is an easy to use if limited sequencer.
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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by jeeroj » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:19 am

can you not use the copy of cubase le you have rather than buying another sequencer?
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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:43 pm

Im not sure if cubase has a sequencer...I assumed it didn't...oh yeah im using pc, that's kind of a key detail
My modular so far: Q104, Q106, Q107, Q108, Q109 x2 , Q116, Q118, Q127 w/Q140, Q130, STG Wave Folder, playing with Moog Voyager, VX-351, CP-251, MF-104M (x2 STEREO!)

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:56 pm

Cubase is a DAW, and has a sequencer.... Back in the day, all cubase was, was a sequencer...

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by cartesia » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:55 am

Seq24 or Cubase LE.. both seem like they'll do what you need, without you having to buy anything.

I love seq24.. almost tempts me to boot up windows every now and then

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Re: Sequencer Free-ware

Post by ColorForm2113 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:09 am

sweet! now if i can just get through the headache of installing/activating/registering/etc ill be good :D thanks for all the help
My modular so far: Q104, Q106, Q107, Q108, Q109 x2 , Q116, Q118, Q127 w/Q140, Q130, STG Wave Folder, playing with Moog Voyager, VX-351, CP-251, MF-104M (x2 STEREO!)

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