Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: DropSEQ 1.1
Author: Gross9978  
Description: DropSEQ is an 8 Lane sequencer where each lane has an independent Rate, Note, Velocity and Duration. It's meant to be played from a Push2 but can also be used standalone, it just loses some of the playability.

Each lane has a start point chosen by either the onscreen grid or Push2 button matrix. When it hits the bottom white strip the note is played. It can be placed while running or stopped. If placed while running it will overwrite the countdown happening and start the countdown over from the new start point.

Global transport controls whether the sequences are playing but they don't restart with the transport, they just continue dropping based on whenever they were placed until either the start point is changed or Reset is pressed. Pressing Reset or the Push2s UpArrow will start each lane over at the current start point at the same time.

Each lane can be turned On/Off using the buttons on the left or the Push2s Scene Launch Buttons. When turned off it continues the countdown silently and when turned back on will pickup wherever it would have been if never turned off.

It has all of the scales included with Ableton.

_Live 11.1_

The scales will stay in sync bidirectionally with a Push2 or midi clip.

Except for the scale syncing I believe everything else will work on older versions of Live.

I got the basic technique for the Push2 integration form a MusicHackSpace video by Mark Towers, if you're interested in this kind of stuff I highly recommend their courses.

If you're using a different grid controller like a launchpad this could be pretty easily modified to work with one of those as well. If you go to do it and my messy patching makes it impossible feel free to hit me up haha

Any tips or suggestions are always welcome-Thanks


Device Details

Downloads: 1262
Tags sequencer, push
Live Version Used: 11.1.6
Max Version Used: 8.3.1
Date Added: Jul 25 2022 23:31:52
Date Last Updated: Jul 26 2022 14:59:07
Average Rating (3) 5
Rate this device: (must be logged in to rate devices login)
Device Type: midi_device
URL (optional):
License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: DropSEQ.amxd


Very cool. I have it loaded and it's Active on Push 2. I can change all the parameters and the lights are moving...

But it doesn't seem to be passing any midi to the instrument(s). No sound whatsoever.

What am I missing?

That's odd, it was working on my end, I updated it and removed a Gate that was left over from a previous build, I think that may have been causing the issue?

Got it working now. Really enjoying playing with it on the Push 2.

After working with it for a while, my one request for improvement would be some sort of visual feedback on the Push to communicate which lanes are On/Off. I'd say dimming the appropriate Scene Launch button.

That?s a good idea, I?ll have to do that:)

Another excellent device, thanks.

Sadly, though, for me the descending notes do not show up on the Push 2. The other controls work fine, just nothing on the 8x8 buttons.
This is with Live 11.1.6.

@verdurin that's odd, do you have any other devices that work with the button matrix?

Yes, the matrix works fine with the various Seeds devices such as Polymath and Chronology, for example.

this is great! also thanks for making these push2 control devices, great to learn from!
btw i bet @verdurin forgot to press ACTIVE to take over the push2 matrix

This is GREAT! thanks for this, like @hatyn said, this will be extremely helpful for building my own push2 devices

Cheers:) glad you guys like it

Do you know if this works with Push 1? I have a Push 1, and a Launchpad X, and I'd love to try this.

Login to comment on this device.

[ browse device library ]