Midierror has announced a new Max for Live device. Metrostep is a note trigger sequencer which is designed to be instantly playable. It has 3 timing divisions, 3 velocity modes and a variable sequence length of 1-32 steps.

It comes with lots of neat features which are designed from many years of playing with sequencers, including forwards/backwards/ping-pong playback, randomized values and an independent sequencer clock.

Each step of the main sequencer represents a retrigger timing, with low speeds at the bottom and high speeds at the top. Notes can be triggered in triplets, whole notes, dotted notes and all combined.

Velocity is controlled in three ways: fixed (all notes have the same velocity), random (between a minimum and maximum value) and sequenced (drawn below the notes triggers).

You’ll find it instantly playable for many creative uses – particularly for creating hi-hat and percussive patterns. It’s been specially designed to be used on multiple tracks so numerous instances won’t conflict like with other Max4Live patches.

Metrostep is requires Ableton Live 10 and Max for Live, which is included in the Suite version of Live. It is available at midierror for £12.50 GBP.