Studio hacks: 9 inspiring tricks for hardware sequencing

Table of Contents 1. Use LFOs!2. Quantise when it makes sense3. When programming beats, move

Whether you’re programming drum patterns or generating synth riffs, hardware sequencers, grooveboxes and drum machines are great creative tools. 

1. Use LFOs!

Interesting sequences are all about subtle variations over time. If your sequencer has an LFO (or two), put it to use! The Digitakt’s recent 1.30 update added an additional LFO to each track. For instance, with a hi-hat track you could assign one LFO to sample start and another to filter cutoff. Let the LFOs run freely, and you have tons of easy variation.

2. Quantise when it makes sense