I’m currently hacking the midipal and working on a step-sequencer app controlled by midi. I don’t know if it has been done already but the idea is to transform a configurable midi device like the BCR2000 into a step-sequencer, without a computer. The cool thing is to send midi back to it to make it highlight the current step.
Here is a video that shows it in action.
Top row is the melody. Buttons act as triggers. CC from the melody row is quantized and mapped to a selectable scale.
It is not ready yet. I have few bugs and I want to add more features as :
- independant step number for melody and trigger,
- make the melody row advance only after each trigger (this would allow quite interesting musical pattern with only few notes and a longer trigger track),
- multiple pattern switchable on the fly or new track for velocity+duration etc … (have to see how much ram remains)
Any suggestion ?