Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

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Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hoffman2k » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:09 pm

In this video, I show how to make a simple 4 step sequencer using Clips and Ableton's devices and how it can be extended to have as many steps as you desire.

The technique shown in this video could also be useful if you want to try out new ways of coming up with sequences. It can be fully MIDI controlled and you can save the devices you came up with.

http://www.thecovertoperators.org/Video ... er-in-live
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Re: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:33 pm

awesome...

i was doing a similar thing with the resonators on the audio effect rack, except i had dummy clips controlling each step so i could fire off specific notes and have more visual feedback

but now that i know you can do this with midi too....

wow

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Re: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hoffman2k » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:39 pm

hurlingdervish wrote:awesome...

i was doing a similar thing with the resonators on the audio effect rack, except i had dummy clips controlling each step so i could fire off specific notes and have more visual feedback

but now that i know you can do this with midi too....

wow
Oh yeah. I suppose it doesn't only have to be a Step Sequencer for instruments, you could use it to sequence Corpus too.

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Re: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:56 pm

yea try corpus over some nasty noisy material

in case your interested heres what i did a couple weeks ago with the resonator and dummy clips
http://www.box.net/shared/exy5txo89n

but that arpeggiator thrown in the mix changes everything...

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Re: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hoffman2k » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:15 pm

hurlingdervish wrote:yea try corpus over some nasty noisy material

in case your interested heres what i did a couple weeks ago with the resonator and dummy clips
http://www.box.net/shared/exy5txo89n

but that arpeggiator thrown in the mix changes everything...
Nice jam you got there. Just a beat short of a track :)
Sweet ending.

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Re: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:25 pm

hoffman2k wrote:
Nice jam you got there. Just a beat short of a track :)
Sweet ending.
thanks man! just some brew and experimentation late at night

i guess i have to make a beat for it now !
8)

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:49 pm

bump!

come on people get on this!

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by heavensdaw » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:40 am

Yeah this is really freaking cool!

You guys have been making my head stretch for quite a while now!

Gonna give this some going over this week...

Thanks!

Nice resonations btw hurlingdervish 8) .. How did you do it?

Hd

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by sprogenesis » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:50 am

That's a cool technique and it's very helpful for the newbies, too. Thanks for sharing and I might get it for sure!

Hell yeah! :mrgreen:

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:33 am

heavensdaw wrote: Nice resonations btw hurlingdervish 8) .. How did you do it?

Hd
ancient Chinese secret....


i was playing with dummy clips and effect chains in groups of four, so i figured i should sequence a melody on it with the resonator, it didn't even cross my mind to do it with the midi effect rack... DOH!
and then i had the nanoKontrol perfectly mapped out to the voume of the chains for the sliders and the knobs controlling the decay for 8 steps.

i wonder what doing both midi and resonator would sound like.... :wink:

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by heavensdaw » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:29 pm

hurlingdervish wrote:
heavensdaw wrote: Nice resonations btw hurlingdervish 8) .. How did you do it?

Hd
ancient Chinese secret....


i was playing with dummy clips and effect chains in groups of four, so i figured i should sequence a melody on it with the resonator, it didn't even cross my mind to do it with the midi effect rack... DOH!
and then i had the nanoKontrol perfectly mapped out to the voume of the chains for the sliders and the knobs controlling the decay for 8 steps.

i wonder what doing both midi and resonator would sound like.... :wink:
Old Chinese proverb.. He who reveals the 'ancient Chinese ways' with love, respect and dignity, will receive universal abundance and great fortune! :D

It looks/sounds like once you have it all set up you can get pretty experimental and spontainious.. what with fades/mutes/fx etc..

I'm gonna do some experimenting.. Will shoot you some questions as and when I need to.. BTW.. what was the sound source in that track?

Cheers for the tips!

Hd

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hurlingdervish » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:52 pm

shoot away...


i think it was noise of some sort, or maybe one note from a synth i bounced through a VCR for grit... 8)

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by Inofaith » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:44 am

So if I get it right, this stuff will add control PER note.

Instead of appregiating everything or throwing FX on all the output?

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

Post by hoffman2k » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:56 am

Inofaith wrote:So if I get it right, this stuff will add control PER note.

Instead of appregiating everything or throwing FX on all the output?
It adds control per step (or rack chain). This means that you can either supply notes in the clip and assign them to different chains. Or you could use chain automation in a Dummy Clip to step sequence arpeggiated notes.

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Re: Video: Making a Step Sequencer in Live

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