Genstep16 – Free Evolving Max for Live Step Sequencer

Genstep16 is a very interesting kind of step sequencer. It has the ability to generate new arpeggio/melody patterns over time. Also adding variations in velocity and duration make the patterns seem very organic and human. Very inspiring!


Specify a scale, press the "generate random sequence every 8th bar" and Genstep16 will automatically generate a random pattern. You can adjust the velocity and duration for each note or set it to randomly generate variety for both with a specified interval.

You can choose between random, staccato, legato or you can draw in the velocity and duration of each note.

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By |2017-02-02T20:13:21+00:00November 7th, 2014|Max for Live|2 Comments

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  1. Enayet May 11, 2017 at 07:11 - Reply

    Hey, I’m trying to download this right now, but it seems to no longer be available at the link provided. Is there anywhere else I can find this?

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