a demo of live sequencing with seq24

Despite a whole bunch of idiosyncrasies, I love seq24, and even though I tend to think of Qtractor as my MIDI sequencer of choice under Linux, it’s actually seq24 that I’ve used the most in producing my tracks. I’m planning on making some video tutorials for it, since it’s such a strange beast to deal with at first, but before doing that, I want to demonstrate the kind of things you can do with it.

Here, then, is a “performance” of my track tiny droplets — the various MIDI loops used are all pre-sequenced, but I’m triggering them all in realtime using my QWERTY keyboard. In this case, seq24 is driving Hydrogen and my Blofeld, and I’m using Ardour as a live mixer to process and mix the audio from those synths in to a stereo stream.

UPDATE: If you’d prefer to download the video rather than streaming it on YouTube, I’ve uploaded a WebM version of it. WebM is still quite new, but current versions of VLC and MPlayer support it.

On a brief side note, I have to give a shout-out to my good friend AutoStatic for describing his new video capture process using Xephyr and FFmpeg — I used it here, and the results look great. The audio was captured with JACK TimeMachine, and in another first for me, I edited it all together using the brilliant Kdenlive.

4 thoughts on “a demo of live sequencing with seq24

  1. Awesome track! And thanks for the shout-out. I’ve looked at KDenlive, very capable editor, but I somehow dig the simplicity of OpenShot. BTW, you can get rid of that weird blackish mouse pointer by using a cursor theme without shadows.
    Looking forward to any possible seq24 tutorials. I have it installed and I should really get a grip of that program as most of the amazing stuff made on Linux (including your work) seems to be made with seq24.

    Best,

    Jeremy

  2. Cheers :) I haven’t dug very far in to Kdenlive yet — just far enough to quickly slap together the video and audio, and the title card — but I’m definitely keen to see what can be done with it. I’ll definitely take your advice on the mouse pointer for my next video, too; I had been wondering why the pointer came out that way.

    I’m not sure when I’ll get some seq24 tutorials up, but hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later!

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