Future Retro Releases Zillion Algorithmic Sequencer, Inspired By Rare Triadex Muse

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Future Retro has announced the availability of Zillion, a new hardware sequencer, inspired by the rare Triadex Muse algorithmic sequencer.

The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. The Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies. The Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a ‘zillion possibilities’. Continue reading

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

Free Sequencing Sampler For Windows, CatchDad, Updated

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Noisebud has released a new version of CatchDad, its performance sampling sequencer for Windows:

With CatchDad you can catch 4 different sounds with just the click of a button and instantly start to program rhythms with the built in step sequencers. The plugin is capable of building advanced rhythmic patterns with the different sequencer speed settings.

Here’s what’s new in CatchDad 2.5: Continue reading

HEXTEP Analog Style Live MIDI Step Sequencer (First Look)

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Here’s a first look at the HEXTEP MIDI Step Sequencer, a analog style step sequencer.

t’s got some interesting tricks up its sleeve, including a built in voice & speaker for setting up sequencers, MIDI effects and a Euclidean Rhythm mode.

Pricing and availability are to be announced, but we’ve got a video sneak preview, plust details below.

Check it out and let us know what you think of the HEXTEP!

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