Sequencer Node

Pattern-based grid sequencer, which you can use to create repeating drum loops and simple melodies quickly. To produce audio output, connect to a Sampler Node, Oscillator Node, or Noise Generator Node for example.


Number of steps

Sets the number of steps in the pattern.

Step length

Sets the duration of one single step, in beats.

The custom step length option is available with an AudioNodes HD subscription.


The pitch of each note in the output.


★ With AudioNodes HD

The velocity of each note in the output. Slider only appears when the unified velocity mode is selected, see the description below.

Velocity mode

★ With AudioNodes HD

Determines how velocity is interpreted for each steps in the sequencer.

  • Unified: one velocity value for every steps, node initializes with this as default
  • Step by step: each step has its unique velocity value, gives a more dynamic experience in general

In case step by step is selected, the velocity editor appears below the stepper.

By selecting an actual precision (below the editor area), values are snapped to the closest multiplex while you drag each slider on the editor.


Melody Output

The generated Melody.

Node conversions

★ With AudioNodes HD

Node conversion is available from the node menu.

Convert to: Piano Roll Node

When converting, all notes from the Sequencer Node are going to be transferred into the new Piano Roll Node. Since the latter one manifests with a timeline segment immediately, these rules will apply for time arrangement:

  • Node was not placed on Timeline: only one large segment will be created, 100% filled with notes from project’s beginning to its end
  • Node had one or more segments on Timeline: only one large segment will be created, but but notes will only be placed in those time slots on which a segment of the original node was placed.
Before and after: no notes placed in case of absent segments from the 16th beat

Note: we intend to make this configurable, with more options such as maintaining the old segments as they are.


The output format of this Node and the Piano Roll Node is actually identical, except this Node outputs a rhythm with a single constant pitch, while the output of the Piano Roll Node can have varying pitch. This is the reason behind the existence of the Pitch setting, to configure the constant output pitch of output notes.