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A musical sequence is a sequence that is associated with a song (or video, or other audio file), allowing you to synchronize the song with lighting effects. This is as opposed to an animation sequence.
There are some other differences between animation sequences and musical sequences:
•Animation sequences can contain loops, which musical sequences cannot;
•Tracks in an animation sequence can be of different lengths, while tracks in a musical sequence must be the same length;
•Generally speaking, only one musical sequence can be played at a time (although there is an exception to this, noted below), whereas many animation sequences can be played simultaneously.
The exception to the rule that "only one musical sequence can be played at a time" is that musical sequences put into any section of a show other than the musical section are, effectively, treated as animation sequences. That is, their associated songs will not be played, and more than one of them can be played simultaneously.
The New Musical Sequence dialog