Get Serious About Building A Sequencer

This is the fourth generation MIDIbox sequencer which has a features set that’s several screens long. We’ve embedded the teaser video of this 16-track marvel after the break. You can use it via a traditional MIDI connection or with USB. Standalone Ethernet features are also in the works. It’s fully documented and you can etch your own PCB if you’re brave but it might be easier to get in on the group PCB buy if you just have to have one of these. There’s no all-in-one kit, but that will just make the taste of success sweeter once your soldering iron cools down.

[Thanks Juan]

55 thoughts on “Get Serious About Building A Sequencer

  1. whatinthebutt “know it alls experience less” and you are the loud mouth know it all that started it all, at least be man enough to finish it. Sorry you got all butthurt about something.

    You don’t know me either.

    You sound fat though.

  2. @Matt
    Maybe you missed it, but I was addressing two people here.
    First, the word “bitch” is blatantly sexist – end of discussion.
    Using “pussy” (a slang term for female genitalia) to mean “weak” or “wimpy” is also completely sexist because you are insulting someone by attributing female characteristics. Extend the logic and consider what that says about all women. Think about it for a second (or ten).

    If “wimp” and “pussy” are synonymous then use the synonyms leave the female gender out of it.

    My “diatribe” may be off topic but so is blatant sexism. yet, you chose to criticize me and reduced my comments to “bickering”, I wonder why… (you’re a sexist)

    Finally, I don’t give a shit whether you think. Calling out sexists furthers gender equality, just as calling out racists furthers racial equality.

  3. Can we just please try to stay focused on the purpose of this post, which is to get serious about building a sequencer?

    Perhaps the sexual-equality question can be better addressed by all the other dicks and pussies on the sexual-equality web – but this is hackaday, and we come here for info about technologically-related projects.

    Honestly, children, you really ought to go outside and play more often instead of sitting in here, bitching at each other like a bunch of dicks.

  4. Nice job! While I agree with many of the posts above, sequencers such as these are not functional enough for live performance, they have their place none the less. To those whom say studio work is inefficient with a hardware sequencer has obviously never used one. While other hardware such as the monome may promote an easier work flow they weren’t always around so it was up to sequencers not unlike these to form ideas or even concrete parts for musical segments. Since it is MIDI-based, the only limit to what you can do is the amount of time you’re given as well as your imagination. Nice demo video, but I would have liked to hear some less cheesy sounds (no offense, they sound like typical midi) as well as seeing if it runs smooth enough for chopping up breaks. Overall, great work!

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