MonoMIDI – MIDI clip sequencing

MonoMIDI is a step sequencer to be controlled via the monome. It’s  based on manipulating Live MIDI clips, rather than using live.step or other means. So in my opinion, it fits the workflow better where one might use a keyboard next to a monome or an MPC.

Part of the code base was  taken from the Ableton Clip Step sequencer, thx for that. Unfortunately, the monome isn’t recognized as a control surface by Live which was one of the reasons for  developing it.

The features in a nutshell:

  • support for MIDI clips with up to 64 steps (1 step = 1/16 note, which makes it 4 bars) and 49 drum pads (or 7 octaves when using scales)
  • Full scale support including chromatic mapping and other custom scales
  • Scale conversion
  • advanced duplication facilities for partial note sequences
  • multisample mode (device chooses out of 8 samples based on weighted probability)
  • MIDI clip navigation mode
  • extensive humanization options (velocity and timing randomisations)
  • Adjustable note length
  • Playhead visualisation
  • works standalone and integrated into MonoLive

The detailed documentation can be found below, as well as the device.

enjoy, nick


MonoMidi.amxd (v2)

monomidi_docu (v2)


3 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. ols,

    this is the the best m4l sequencer i’ve found. so cool with this human groove options, and directly into a midi clip. groove aplyable. this rectangle copy feature is awesome. i use it with a launchpad.
    really good job nick
    i will try to modify the patch for a lp emu is that ok?

    • nick,

      Thx for the kind words, and no worries, of course you can adapt it. Let me know if there is any questions, and what comes out of it.

    • jk*,

      ols, did you ever modify this for a launchpad emu? Are you adding color support?

      I’m very interested in this (I haven’t been able to get MonoMidi to work with monomemu 0.9.6a5). But I really like the idea of controlling Ableton’s sequencer directly, rather than create a new one in m4l.


2 pings so far.

Add Your Comments


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <ol> <ul> <li> <strong>

Your email is never published nor shared.