Feb 9, 2010 at 7:03am


I want to get started on a sequencer… has anyone made a basic one they want to share?

Feb 9, 2010 at 8:37am

could do, but building your own is simple
tempo/metro into counter in sel for your basic drum sequencer very easy

Feb 9, 2010 at 9:22am

aye, sequencer building is really easy. much more than you think.
you can easily find one on the forum, but it is really easy.

also using [button] with indication of where you are up to in the sequence is also useful…

Feb 9, 2010 at 9:33am

for a 16 step sequencer id have tempo 120
to a counter 15 to a sel 15
each of the sel outputs would bang a buffer, is you use 3 buffers you could have kick snare and hat very easily :)

Feb 9, 2010 at 10:01pm

Thanks for the tips guys! I quickly made a midi sequencer, quite fun. Next I want to trigger audio samples… Jagle, should I use an object in conjunction with buffer, or I could just use buffer?

Feb 9, 2010 at 10:58pm

The [buffer~] object just holds the audio. You’ll want to use something like [groove~] or [play~] to actually trigger the sounds. Have a look at the help files for both of them.


Feb 10, 2010 at 12:45am

There is a very good Max tutorial on how to make a sequencer. It is unfortunately very confusingly named and located under Data Tutorial 5: List Processing. It really is very simple though. Only takes a few minutes to make a sequencer.

Feb 10, 2010 at 4:26am

reading the tutorials and the similiar patches they recomend to look at are a great way to get into things

Feb 11, 2010 at 9:00am

Here’s a simple matrix sequencer:

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Feb 12, 2010 at 7:12pm

Thanks for the sequencer! BPM2ms, was a external you made that you didn’t include I’m guessing? It’s a cool algorithm for the final 4 buttons… an interesting feature! I’m curious if you designed it for something specific in mind, or what?

Feb 12, 2010 at 7:47pm

Okay so more general question. I’ve rigged up a sequencer using buffer~, play~ and line~. My problem is the samples are cut off by either the next step, or by a repeat of the same sample. I’m trying to see a simple way to avoid this. Any ideas?

Feb 12, 2010 at 10:24pm

maybe using poly will get you around that problem?

Feb 12, 2010 at 11:34pm

bpm–>msec can be done like this:

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