For years I've been dreaming of a live-performance sequencer that would give me the power and flexibility to perform music with a perfect balance between the ability to control, improvise & automate. Drawing heavily on sequencing paradigms developed at Yamaha (16 sections with multiple tracks per section), I built and programmed my own.
I basically wrote the algorithm on an airplane ride back from a gig in Malta in January 2006, then played around with layout of the user interface a little bit during the next year. It was only in late February 2007 that I decided to build it - so it basically took about a month to order the parts, build it and program it. Not bad!
I originally ordered PLED's for the displays but they both died after less than a month. #$%^*!!! No wonder they were discontinued. Not only that, the replacements I ordered were also DOA so I simply replaced them with blue LCD's (see the very last photo on this page).
- SneaQuencer (haha) Source code: sneak-thief.com/sneakyseq/