Arpology ‘Sonic Animation Tool’ Now Shipping

Arpology, recently announced by Sonic Faction, is available for download today. A virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt, Arpology is dedicated to arpeggiated/sequenced instruments.

The core of Arpology has been designed around Sample Logic’s Step Animator – a step sequencer and arpeggiator, combined into a single engine for animating complex melodic and rhythmic patterns on a per-step basis.

The first video, above, takes an in-depth look at Arpology’s features and how they can be used.  Continue reading

Sample Logic Intros Arpology ‘Sonic Animation Tool’

Sample Logic today announced Arpology, their new virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt.

According to the company, Arpology is the world’s first virtual instument dedicated entirely to arpeggiated/sequenced instruments.

Sample Logic describes Arpology as employing “an entirely new approach” to step sequencing. The core of Arpology has been designed around Sample Logic’s new, powerful “Step Animator” – a step sequencer and arpeggiator combined into a single engine for animating complex melodic and rhythmic patterns on a per step basis, thus eliminating the limitations of traditional sequencing.

Arpology is powered by Kontakt Player, and includes over 550 instruments and multis spanning a broad range of musical genres. It also comes preloaded with over 150 step animator preset patterns to enable the user to change the sound of any loaded instrument in real-time. Continue reading

Mercury 4 Voice Polyphonic Arpeggiator Rack Extension


Quadelectra has introduced Mercury – a true 4 voice polyphonic arpeggiator for the Reason Rack.

Mercury can be used either in your songs, or for live performances where you want a fast and elegant way to play chord sequences and progressions.

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Arpeggionome Pro Turns iPad Into An Interactive MID Arpeggiator

arpeggionome-pro-ipadDeveloper Alexandernaut has released Arpeggionome Pro – a professional MIDI arpeggiator for the iPad. Arpeggionome Pro features a redesigned interface, a robust MIDI implementation, parameter-change quantization and more.

The Arpeggionome Pro’s MIDI implementation is tuned to control external MIDI devices, digital audio workstations (such as Ableton Live, Logic, and Pro Tools), and other iOS MIDI Applications (such as GarageBand, Animoog, and DM1).

Compatible MIDI Connections:

  • Virtual MIDI ports of other iOS MIDI applications
  • ‘Core MIDI’ compatible hardware interfaces
  • MIDI over WiFi
  • MIDI over Bluetooth

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The Sickness Step Sequencer Max For Live Tutorials

Sonic Faction has published 2 new Max for Live tutorial videos featuring The Sickness Step Sequencer for APC40 and Launchpad.

The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.

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Magellan for iPad – Working With Dual Synths

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Here’s a quick intro to Yonac Software’s new software synth, Magellan for iPad.

The video explores one of the more unique features of Magellan – the twin independent polyphonic synth engines. It covers: loading presets, foregrounding a synth, adjusting parameters, synth coupling, and other advanced settings.

Magellan is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

If you’ve tried out Magellan – let us know what you think of it!