16 track algorithmic MIDI sequencer
Create percussive polyrhythmic sequences and explore endless melodic variations.
T-1 is an expressive algorithmic MIDI sequencer that goes beyond traditional step sequencing by applying a hyperfluent way of creating musical structures.
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T-1 uses a set of parameter driven algorithms with musical constraints that allows for dynamic hands-on control on every aspect of the composition. It lets you dive deep in musical exploration, and create ever-surprising musical structures.
By rethinking how you interact with sequencers, we’ve created an approach where the composition is sculpted with a set of parameters. Much like you would sculpt a sound on a synth. The interface enables a fluent and ever-evolving workflow of modulating melodies and rhythms.
T-1 lets you create and alter sequences using different sections of parameters on the interface. First, the Shape section lets you sculpt the rhythmic cycle, add repeating notes, create arpeggiating patterns and melodic movements. The Groove section lets you set the base velocity and sustain and change the musical feel by changing the timing and accent of the notes. The Tonal section lets you change and add notes, scroll though harmonies and lock notes into musical scales. Last, the Setup section lets you control basic setup parameters and add random modulation across all the parameters on the device.
T-1 has 16 banks, with 16 patterns in each bank, which means 256 patterns are always readily available. Patterns can be triggered manually or chained in a sequence which makes it possible to build longer progression. Furthermore, patterns can be selected and edited without playing it, making it possible to dive deep in planning and exploring progressions.
T-1 offers a total of 16 tracks with up to 24 note polyphony on each track. Each track can be assigned to one of 16 MIDI channels, connecting to hardware or software devices via USB or the MIDI ports.
T-1 features a durable matte black aluminium casing with a simple interface consisting of 18 High quality endless encoders and 23 multicolored backlit keypad buttons.
The main source of rhythm generation on T-1 is based on the euclidean algorithm - a powerful tool for generating a vast variety of rhythmic patterns.
The euclidean algorithm functions by distributing a determined number of pulses as evenly as possible across a determined number of steps in a rhythmic cycle. By changing the number of pulses and steps together with the rotation of the euclidean cycle almost all traditional rhythms can be generated.
As an additional layer, it is also possible to add or remove pulses like on a regular step sequencer on top of the euclidean cycle.
The main source of rhythm generation on T-1 is based on the Euclidean algorithm - a powerful tool for generating a vast variety of rhythmic patterns.
The Euclidean algorithm functions by distributing a determined number of pulses as evenly as possible across a determined number of steps in a rhythmic cycle. By changing the number of pulses and steps together with the rotation of the Euclidean cycle almost all traditional rhythms can be generated.
As an additional layer, it is also possible to add or remove pulses like on a regular step sequencer on top of the Euclidean cycle.
T-1 features a note repeater that lets you add repeats on top of pulses to build repeating and arpeggiating patterns. The amount and timing of the repeats can be changed. Furthermore, the repeats can be arranged and voiced in different ways to create classic arppegiator styles and much more.
T-1 allows you to lock notes into musical scales and create melodies by modulating the pitch with different melody phrases and looping random sequences. The T-1 features both preset- and user customizable scales. Melodies and chords can be transformed through scaling and transposition using melody and pitch.
Additionally, T-1 lets you scroll through chords using a voice-leading algorithm. The algorithm is based on classical music theory allowing for rich and harmonically pleasing chord progressions.
The possibilities for musical variation on T-1 are endless. Randomization can be added to every parameter on each track, making it possible to add slight variations to total random chaos.
To give more control over the modulation, the randomness can be locked into loops and scaled. The looped random sequence can also be set to slowly evolve, generating variations on the composition over time.
T-1 lets you keep track of time with Ableton Link over WiFi. Link is a technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of your DAW and Link-enabled devices and apps over a wireless network.
It lets you play together with the freedom of a live band. All connected devices can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.
T-1 is designed to be a tool for improvising and performance. A set of performance tools provide access to rapid and radical changes to the compositions in creative ways.
Make relative parameter changes on one or multiple tracks simultaneously, save the changes or return to the starting point. These tools make it fast to create musical progressions or explore different variations to the composition.
The core of T-1 is based on the euclidian algorithm, which lets you generate and explore a vast variety of rhythmic patterns
Wirelessly connect to other devices with our integration of Ableton Link. This will make sure that T-1 is playing in time with your DAW and all Link supported apps
We have added pseudo-random modulation to every parameter, for creating endless musical variations. The randomness can be locked into loops, giving you more control
The multicolor keypads is used as a display showing parameter values and the state of the device
With 18 endless encoders, all main functionality is accessible on the interface at all times
Make relative parameter changes to multiple tracks simultaneously and explore musical progressions
T-1 connects and controls a wide variety of new and old devices, making it a great addition to your existing hardware & computer setup. Connect to your DAW and soft synths via the USB port, or to your hardware via the MIDI ports. T-1 also connects to analog and modular gear through CV!
With the 16 MIDI channels and tracks you can control multiple instruments at once, allowing it to act as a versatile controller in both large and small setups.
The T-1 offers multicolor silicone buttons that works as a display showing parameter values and the state of the unit.
Creative composition tool with the possibility to make relative parameter changes to multiple tracks simultaneously, for exploring musical progressions.
Randomization on most parameters for endless variations and
Quick access to all parameters - No menu diving
Offers a different methodology on sequencing with the possibility to chain sequence of patterns and make changes in patterns that at is not playing
Check out the parameter walkthrough to learn more about T-1.
Note specific features and functions may be subject to change.