[PD] OT: Open source sequencer

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Apr 2 18:20:57 CEST 2005

You can also use Pd's graphical data structures to do sequencing.   
Here's an example of sample manipulation done this way:


You can download the patch, but you need a fast machine to run it, like  
2GHz+.  I composed this using a dual G5 2.5GHz.


On Mar 30, 2005, at 9:36 AM, John Harrison wrote:

>  I am a PD newbie...I'm open to using pipe, xeq, or qlist for my  
> sequencing. Because of my lack of experience with these, perhaps, it  
> appears to me like I'd actually have to build the front end to the  
> sequencer...and/or I would be without the editing features of a  
> commercial sequencer (at least in any kind of convenient and  
> time-efficient package.) It would make my day to be wrong about this.  
> Are there any front end MIDI sequencers for PD already built on the  
> engines you mention that I could take a look at?
>  I checked out Jazz before I posted. It doesn't look promising outside  
> of Linux at this time, but I will look further. The current  
> development (since 2000) is at http://jazzplusplus.sourceforge.net/
>  Thanks in advance for the guidance.
>  -John
> ix at replic.net wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 12:23:14AM -0500, John Harrison wrote:
> a bit off topic...but this seems like a group that would know:
> What is out there in terms of a cross-platform open-source MIDI
> sequencer along the lines of Cakewalk/SONAR or Digital Performer?
> Barring cross-platform, what are the recommended open-source sequencers
> for win32 and OS X?
> there are basically a lot of commercial closed/source apps that exist  
> on Mac+Win, but not linux, and a lot of open source that exist only on  
> linux with maybe a shabby mac port, but very few win+linux apps,  
> besidse PD (which makes a great sequencer, using [pipe],  
> data-structures or [xeq]) but to answer your question:
> only one i have heard of is JAZZ -> http://www.jazzware.com
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