[PD] Request for help investigating the xeq sequencer package

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 23:04:56 CEST 2016

I wonder, was this ever on extended or used by anyone here? Curious to hear
more about its features.

we got a couple of sequencers on the list but recently joão was complaining
about their limitations. Is it multitrack?

a powerful sequencer is always helpful and welcome... (perhaps recycle it
into a new object under a new name if it turns out to be too crazy)


2016-10-21 18:30 GMT-02:00 Fred Jan Kraan <fjkraan at xs4all.nl>:

> Hi All,
> To find out if xeq, the sequencer package created by Krzysztof Czaja in
> 2006, is worth fixing, documenting and making a reliable deken package, I
> am looking for someone knowledgeable of and interested in sequencers.
> Xeq is a sequencer suite inspired by the [qlist] object, but extended by
> several useful features, only very rudimentary described. At least it
> supports midi files, searching for note sequences in its dictionaries, and
> maybe even some sort of programming to control sequence parsing.
> At the moment, xeq compiles but because of the very limited documentation;
> an outdated paper and a few poorly documented patches its usage range is
> unknown.
> To some extend I can fix bugs when it is clear what the proper behaviour
> is, but my knowledge of advanced sequencer usage is too limited to find out
> how it should work. This also limits my capability to create useful
> help-patches. So I am seeking help from someone with more than average
> knowledge of sequencers.
> I am aware that software can be too complicated to be useful, so at one
> point the conclusion could be that xeq is not worth the effort to document
> and debug it. But so far the framework looks well structured, and some of
> the charted functionality is working very well.
> For testing the source is available at https://github.com/electricker
> y/pd-xeq/tree/experimentalReconstruction, but I can provide a deken like
> zip with an executable and available documentation for all the usual
> platforms. No stabilility is guaranteed, but it sure it will be
> 'interesting' (if you like sequencers ;-).
> Fred Jan
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