Pedal Chord Sequencer
Pedal Chord Sequencer is a free open source program for Linux that allows you to create a sequence
of chords and play it out in a live performance chord by chord, changing
chords using usb pedal or keyboard. The chords are played on the external
synthesizer (Zynaddsubfx recommended, but any synthesizer that supports
midi input and polyphony, should work), which is connected to the Sequencer
This program works currently only on GNU/Linux operating systems. It is
written in C++ with GTK graphical interface (gtkmm), so it should fit well
in GNOME desktop.
You may ask why did i decide to write this program when there are so many already
different music and midi programs available. The reason is because when
I needed a particular functionality (switching chords with a pedal), it
was not present in any of existing software that I looked through. Indeed,
there is some big and sophisticated free software awailable there, but
the learning curve and orientation on different task made them difficult
for me to use for my particular purpose.
This sequencer, however, is not designed to be a do-it-all thing. It is a
small program, which is perfectly suitable for a live performances and jams.
If you need to play a song on a guitar, for example, and want to add some
background of light harmony, this is perfect software for that. You are
still in the control of when to change the chords, and usually it takes
only a short time to write a chord progression for a song if you know
the basics of music harmony. You can even learn through the process!
As the need for new features will arise, send me an email with your
requests, and I will try to include them in the next version. You can download
You can submit any bugs
Check out my other project -
Jack Live Spectrum.
Enjoy the music!