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Posted on 07-Jun-2004 01:21 GMT by Aseq13 comments
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Aseq is an "x0x" style sequencer. It can use midi and AHI. This public beta has saving disabled. You can download it here and the readme can be found here. Also will soon appear on aminet. A summary of the readme can be found in the details section. **Aseq is beta, there WILL be bugs and things**

This is version 0.5 public beta of aseq. Aseq is supposed to become a commercial program and stands for "A sequencer", it is an x0x" style sequencer. What this means is that the sequence is represented by a row of buttons, mostly 16 or 32, which can be pressed or depressed to reflect a "hit", mostly of an instrument or a sound of some kind. It is a very easy to understand and straightforward method of sequencing, made famous by the various Roland machines like the 303, 606, 808 and 909. Aseq is not and will never be a "tracker" style sequencer, if you seek such a sequencer I would suggest to try out Octamed Soundstudio and similar.

This public beta has saving disabled, plus some minor other tweaks to reflect its public beta status. Email me for suggestions, bugs, information etc. And if you like to donate money, use the above email address as an ID on www.paypal.com. Registered beta tester should soon be contacted about receiving a full version for testing purposes.

Features:
- OS friendly design throughout
- Reasonably fast
- You can both do stepsequencing and realtime sequencing
- "Unlimited" amount of patterns, songs and songlength etc.
- Semi flexible pattern lengths
- Runs on various screenmodes and is font sensitive
- Per step data can be tweaked, like volume, pitch, speed etc. (click on the button under the note)
- Midi monitor
- Can be master(sends timing, play start etc.), slave(receives timing, play start etc.), or none
- Ability to tweak the midi data sent individually per note(midi event editor)
- Ability to write a string of midi data and send it through midi
- Ability to create your own midi data "packages" to use as if it was a note, this means you can send any data through midi at any step in the sequence.
Note: This requires more indepth knowledge of midi commands and devices
- Much more

Quick install:
Unpack the archive wherever you want, that is it. Check the tooltypes for configuration options.

Aseq has been written with OS-friendliness in mind. This means everything has been done to completely make it independent of the underlying hardware. Ideally this means it should run on whatever system, as long as it supports the AmigaOS api, the 3.1 version preferably. Currently it has only been tested on classic Amigas of various configurations, running AmigaOS 3.1.

Aseq plays sounds through midi and also using the AHI device, but to fully appreciate and use Aseq you need:
- Midi interface
- Midi capable devices
- A reasonably fast system to replay enough AHI channels
- Creativity
- Patience with regards to bugs ;-)
- guigfx.library and render.library(Aseq will run fine without those)
- AHI(again Aseq should run fine without this)

You are free to choose which device Aseq will use to send it's midi data through, but mostly that would be the serial.device, as most Amiga midi interfaces connect to the serial port. The usage of, for example, a midi port on an audio card, should be transparent, as long as the device driver understands and accepts the required commands. This has not been tested.

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