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Warp MIDI Sequencer

Warp is a revolutionary new music-theory-focused MIDI sequencer for software and hardware synthesizers, designed for both composition and dynamic live performance. It currently is available as a Python library and a user interface is in development.

Inspirations include some of our favorite hardware and software such as the Sequentix Cirklon, the Elektron Monomachine, and Ableton Live. Like Ableton, Warp is grid based, yet instead of a piano roll, patterns are based natively on scale degrees and chord types. With an emphasis on selective randomness, direction controls, choreographed key-changes, customizable MIDI effects ("transforms"), and emergent behaviors, you haven't seen anything like it.

  Warp is currently in a developer beta preview stage. For now, you'll need to write a small amount of Python to compose songs. The GUI releasing later this year will make it more accessible to musicians everywhere. Questions, ideas, or feedback? Email Michael.

Warp is a free program - it is Apache 2 licensed and written in Python.

Demo Tracks

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Source code for selected demo tracks, some created with earlier versions of the API, are available in git

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To learn more, explore the documentation using the links on your left. We encourage you to reach out and share your stories, feature ideas, and music with us. For those about to rock - we salute you.

-- Michael DeHaan