Let’s start a thread about sequecing in Ableton.
But as a starting point, here’s my situation: I am currently rethinking my approach with modular synth and considering sequencing directly in Ableton Live. Do you guys have any recommendations? I would like to find something not so standard, maybe semi-genrative?
Not a sequencer per se but I’ll add my favourite (modular) trick of the moment, which is to combine a sequence from Ableton (might just be a root note bassline progression) with a sequence from the modular using a precision adder, then running that sequence into a quantizer. The result is a sequence that follows a song progression, but with the ability to add little flourishes over the top in hardware while staying in key. I find software sequence backbones embellished with adders and logic modules super fun to play.
Session view is really fun for sequencing! The follow actions (especially if you use the probability thingy) make for some really interesting options for creating almost mlr-style loops that you can jump around inside!
It’s not a sequencer but a 16th note / acid-style bassline / melody generator. I’d say it fits within @maxijazz’s wish for something semi-generative. I designed it based on my experience playing live sets for the past years and, while it’s inspired by other devices such as Skinnerbox’s STING, it includes a bunch of more advanced features (7 different algorithms, automatic pattern variation, pattern shifter, export to midi clip, and more).
I definitely developed it with live performance in mind but it’s really useful for music production as well.