Generative sequencers


Stating the obvious but Numerology

XX is interesting too


If you will find someone how can do electronics then I can do the code no problem :wink: I was thinking about releasing it as a desktop app but I need to clean up code a bit and move it from processing to something like electron so everybody could run it without need for external software.


I know a lot of people who do electronics and who actually manufacture modules (which is the area I’m mostly interested in personally). But then it comes down to functionality, parameters, UI.

Would this have its own sequencer on board or process an incoming sequence? What parameters should the user be able to control?

Lots of things to discuss. I’ll send you a message. This is very interesting indeed!


A few custom operators for Teletype would work too. I have notes about that exact thing in a notepad…


It’s got a steep learning curve. But it does seem really cool and very well documented. I can’t seem to get it to do a basic midi out though.


It’s simple and classic, but still worth mentioning because of how powerful it is:

  • waveshaped/folded LFO(s) -> Offset/Scale -> S+H -> Quantizer w/ scale masks/rotations

This can definitely take you pretty far and is a lot of fun/very controllable. Between playing with the relationship between s+h clock and LFO frequency, the shape of the LFO, the offset/scaling for octave ranging and shifting, and changing the scale masks, there’s tons of opportunities for controllable evolution of patterns… it’s also quite fun if you start mixing a few different LFOs (or other sources) with different rates and ranges before going into your s+h…


The “patch modulator” (based on genetic algorithm) in the Nord Modular G2 is also cool as heck.

Someone tell Bitwig to work on something like this.



Just stumbled across this, seems very powerful!


Interesting, so does it take control of all patch parameters?

I just found this reference in the Oxford Algorithmic Music Handbook:

Reminds me how much I used to love the mutate function of Metaphysical Function in Reaktor. Must try something like that in Max at some point.

btw - it’s the patch mutator, not modulator.


I’m not exactly sure how you assign parameters. I guess anything you could assign to a knob you could assign to the mutator. Looks like there’s lock and solo functions for parameters as well… I’ve never actually used it, just eyed it.


I’ve not tried it myself yet, but I’ve been considering loading up one of the “Hemispheres” known as Neural Net on my Ornament & Crime. Check it out here:


Sometimes that’s better - seek what they sought.

For anyone interested I found the two papers:

Both worth a read.



Fractal sequencer.

32 step sequencer with 2 channels, pattern saving and an infinite number of variations from our fractal algorithm.

ETA: September

This is the first Qu-Bit module I’ve ever really been interested in. Curious what, if anything, will change between the NAMM unveiling and the final release in September.


Also on the O_C Hemisphere front: a recent update added Enigma, which sounds really neat. Essentially you can save Turing machines and then sequence them. I haven’t played with it, and it seems to have some memory limitations, but it sounds fun to play with. Recall on random sequencers seems very useful to me.