linux music tutorial: seq24, part 2

In the first part of my seq24 tutorial series, I looked at creating patterns in the pattern editor, and then triggering those patterns in real-time from the QWERTY keyboard. In part 2, I go in to more detail on both features. This video covers:

  • Advanced pattern triggering techniques: queuing and snapshots
  • Basic note editing: copying/pasting notes and changing velocities
  • MIDI CC automation
  • Background patterns
  • MIDI note entry (step-sequencing) and MIDI recording

It’s a little longer than I’d have liked, but there’s a lot in there! If you’d prefer smaller, shorter tutorials in future, feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

For downloaders, there’s also a 720p WebM version available (107MB).

6 thoughts on “linux music tutorial: seq24, part 2

  1. Oh yeah this is just awesome again !
    I should probably blame myself for using seq24 without reading the manual but hey all the top tricks are in your tutorials so why bother… 😉
    Thanks a lot !

  2. Hi,

    I’m looking at retiring my MPC 2000xl (it’s getting a bit long in the tooth and am concerned it will start dying..).. I’m nearly convinced that going the seq24 path would be better than a new hardware solution (combined with hydrogen and/or linuxsampler, some softsynths and ardour would beat the pants off an MPC5000) – and only require a modest laptop and an mpd controller for live usage….

    The only thing I haven’t seen in your tutorials or Live demo, but I believe is available is a “Next Sequence” type function where I could queue up the next pattern group..
    I believe it is also possible to keep some (or maybe I have been reading others forum posts incorrectly) .. patterns from one sequence running while already triggering patterns from another sequence ..

    It would be awesome if you could put up another demo showing how this would work (if it is possible)..

    Also if you use LASH or laditools (now I’m probably stretching).. that would be great to see as well .. (load up for live studio)..

  3. First off, thank you for these videos.
    I’ve been playing with seq24 for the last few days and I’m loving it.
    I’ve mainly been using ZynAddSubFX, But decided to give xsynth-dssi a try.

    I start xsynth like this:
    jack-dssi-host -6 xsynth-dssi.so
    so that I have 6 channels going.
    But, how to I save these settings for the next time I go to work on a project?
    I can save the banks, but I don’t see how I can restart it with the instruments I select on the channels I set them to.

    Any Help would be appreciated.

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