1 Polyend Seq (pictured)
Polyend’s Seq is attracting interest for its intuitive simplicity and stark design. It looks a bit like a Monome controller, and its eight tracks contain 32 steps each. Hold down the notes and twist the length, velocity or pitch knobs to tailor your sequence. An undo button lets you back-track.
2 Reactable Steps
If you’re not ready to shower money on a hardware sequencer, there are plenty of software instruments. This iOs app links to your DAW or hardware device and promises to ‘create complex rhythmic patterns in a surprising new way’. Features include global control of parameters like swing, note or velocity plus glide and pitch bend.
£0.99, iOs store