In the latest issue of MAKE, there are instructions for a DIY project that is long overdue. If you’re into creating digital music, by now you’ve surely seen the video of a ball bearing sequencer on YouTube. You haven’t? Well watch the above video and you’ll be brought up to speed.
Essentially, you move the metal balls around to different areas of the setup to create beats. It works like a standard 16-step sequencer except that the possibilities for innovation are endless. Building your own will take a lot of time, money and effort, but the payoff will be priceless.