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- Inside Flying Lotus’ Mind: Free Download of Ideas + Drafts + Loops 11 Dec 2013, 12:06 pm
It seems hard to be an artist these days without a steady stream of mixes. The problem is, a lot of these become monotonous and similar. By contrast, this week, Flying Lotus drops a free download that. […]
- Digital Warrior Goes Open Source, DJ-friendly Step Sequencer Hardware Gets Better 11 Dec 2013, 9:57 am
A USB-connected step sequencer with controller is now improved, and open source. The Digital Warrior is a boutique hardware controller hailing from Cyprus, combining a 16-voice, 32-step sequencer with. […]
- ProjectSAM releases Symphobia Colours: ANIMATOR 11 Dec 2013, 9:36 am
ProjectSAM has released Symphobia Colours: a library series that expands the world of Symphobia. Building on the Symphobia concept, Symphobia COLOURS is designed to deliver fresh sounds in smaller pa. […]
- EverythingTurns releases WaveChaserXT - Granular Wave Sequencing Re-Synthesiser for Reaktor 11 Dec 2013, 4:39 am
EverythingTurns has released WaveChaserXT, a sample player for Reaktor that uses granular synthesis for playing back any sample, with independent control over pitch and time, generating lush sequence. […]
- Acon Digital updates Verberate to v1.0.2 11 Dec 2013, 3:27 am
Acon Digital has released version 1.0.2 of the algorithmic reverb plug-in Verberate which aims at realistic simulation of real acoustical spaces. The update includes the following improvements: Reduc. […]
- Glass Music: Google Glass Meets Wine Glasses, Chamber Music Conductor 10 Dec 2013, 10:21 am
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- Gospel Musicians UVI Libraries no longer require an iLok; All libraries on sale until after Christmas 10 Dec 2013, 10:16 am
Gospel Musicians has announced that all its UVI libraries no longer require the use of an iLok dongle in order to authorize. They have also announced that all UVI supported libraries are on sale unti. […]
- Elektron Analog Keys: Pictures, Details, Media, How it Differs from Analog Four 10 Dec 2013, 9:17 am
Elektron’s Analog Keys goes on sale this week, and begins shipping next week. It’s Sweden’s latest dream-worthy analog instrument, a 4-voice analog synth with integrated sequencer. And it’s no. […]
- DDMF releases AAX versions of IIEQPro, LP10, 6144 and DirectionalEQ 10 Dec 2013, 7:06 am
The four payware EQs by DDMF, 6144 EQ, DirectionalEQ, IIEQ Pro and LP10, have all been released as AAX versions, allowing them to be used in Pro Tools 11 directly. The new versions are available for. […]
- Steinberg Software Development Kit (SDK) for VST 2 No Longer Available 10 Dec 2013, 7:03 am
Steinberg Media Technologies has announced that as of December 9th, 2013, they are no longer offering the Software Development Kit (SDK) for VST 2 through the Steinberg website. "We introduced VST 2. […]
An evolution of arp2midi, joins chris kerry’s arpeggiator with contemporary synchronisation functions, adding gate offset (eg. early or late) host position based sync, and lobster (’humanise’)
Includes arpeggiate and phrase modes, 16 step sequencer assignable to gate or arpeggiator step.
BloqSeq switches between four 8-step sequences using an 8-step pattern.
CC Cube gives you eight sets of MIDI cc values and transmits them at tempo. You may send the cc value sets manually, or configure an algorithmic progresson between them.
hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer for mangling MIDI input chords.
Two tempo-synced LFOs can be used to modulate various parameters to create interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations. A unique feature is the possiblity to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects.
The sweetspot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries.
The product is further complemented by a groove function for playing slightly off the beat. The groove parameters can also be modulated over time by the LFOs, adding to the rhythmic variation.
Step Machine is midi loop sequencer, in the style of a classic analog step sequencer.
To use it your host must support midi output from vst plugins.
As the host plays, you will see the sequencer run through its loop. Pitch, octave, gate, slide and velocity can all be controlled for each step. Along with this there are two assignable midi CC sequencers.
You will also find a complex randomise function and a force-to-scale function (which can be transposed via incoming midi).
DrumSeq was made to provide a simple grid based drum pattern sequencer. Still handy for controlling drum sampler VSTis like Computer Music’s SR202.
Note: This software is trialware - it is unrestricted, however, if you find it useful you are obliged to make a donation.
A MIDI and Audio sequencer with an emphasis on MIDI.
-sophisticated event routing and manipulation
-powerful MIDI editing environment
-interactive algorithmic composition tools
-multiple takes per track
-simultaneous multi-track editing
-unified MIDI controllers+VST automation
-multicore audio engine
MIDI CC and NRPN/RPN data output
Host Synced/Manual 1-16 Step Sequencer with Level Scaling
2 MIDI Controller Output Lines with independent MIDI Channel selection and Invert Controls
Switchable MIDI Data Output Display
Switchable Line Max/Min Value Display (not visable above)
Host Synced/Manual BPM Selection
MIDI Controllers Reset Switch
If anyone has a copy of this software, or knows of a way to contact Daniel at DanielSmithMusic please let me know.
Pedal trigger is a step sequencer driven by a MIDI sustain pedal. It is intended as a performance accompaniment tool (for when us guitarists just dont have any hands free!) and not for composition and production.
Used at its simplest, it can output chords to a VSTi synth - each one triggered by pressing on the pedal. In addition, it can be used as a meta step-sequencer to output MIDI notes that will trigger patterns in a more standard step sequencer
AZ Audio has released Monobar, a free VSTi MIDI step sequencer. Each pattern is composed of 4 sub sequences: pitch, note-on/velocity, note-off and 5 user-defined CC.
Monobar functions as a VST instrument plug-in on Windows and it is free.
This site appears to be down, If anyone has a copy of this software, please let me know and I will host it. Thanks.
16 notes step sequencer.
You can setup a ’bone pattern’ with steps set at 100% and some alternative steps, let say some fill’in steps, with a setting for its probability to be generated.
This plug is mainly build for drum sampler and drum synth vsti.
Tracking is a method for computer music almost as mature and time-honoured as MIDI. Sometimes better, sometimes not so - always different.
Tracking has to date been the remit of dedicated underground [freeware] software called “Trackers”, particular examples of which (eg. Fast Tracker, Impulse Tracker) have almost acrued cult-status with multi-million strong user-bases. The integration of the Tracker architecture (notably its User Interface*) in sequencer software, will bring the best of both worlds to the composer.
Trigger sequenced MIDI data either by button or CC/Note input. The sequence direction can be chosen between forward/backward/alternating or random. Optionally the output channel(s) can be set.
StepSeq started off for creating simple MIDI cc patterns - Now it can also send midi notes (either a set note or you can use a little piano roll), you can select which patterns are active at any one time and there’s a pattern playlist.
Sequetron is a program with a twist; designed as a live instrument for hands-on use, all played & controlled from where your hands are - the music keyboard. It runs from switch-on with no interaction, and converts the simplest MIDI keyboard into a multi-track recording, playback & looping instrument.
You may be tempted to compare it with conventional sequencers with more powerful editing & audio features, but their MIDI control systems tend to be added as an afterthought; either using dedicated keys, or keys which mimic windows-based operations.
Sequetron takes a fresh approach by first designing a command language around the keys on a music keyboard, then writing a program to interpret it. The computer now takes a back seat, so it really is a different concept…
A front-end instrument for ideas & inspiration… and fun!
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