I can rack up with synth gear but I'm still a pianist at heart. The Korg SQ-1 sequencer has a number of different modes, influencing the order and values passed. But what I've realized is that at any point, I can play a key and adjust the sequence....it will start up again at the immediate next step as soon as I release the key. I also realized that if I don't have the sequence playing at all, but the sequencer turned on, I can 'play' any of the sequenced steps in whatever pattern I choose....kind of like a button accordion at that point.
I'm also enjoying being really conscious of the monophonic nature of these synths, and working with that to create sets.