If you’ve been interested by the Bliptronic 5000 or the Tenori On but haven’t dived into matrix synthesizers or matrix sequencers yet, you may want to check out Wok’s Blip2000 – a free (donationware) matrix sequencer plug-in for Windows.
Here’s how it works:
Every column corresponds to one step, each line represents a note. Just click the buttons to enable the notes to be played. The orange line runs thru while playing. Select the number of steps to play (2-16), the speed in relation to the host clock, the direction (forward, backward, random etc.). Blip2000 outputs MIDI notes, so you can use your favourite synth (-plugin) as the sound source. MIDI channel, note length and velocity can be set.
With the fields on the left side you can adjust any scale to be played – or use Blip2000 as a drum sequencer!
- Clear and easy interface.
- Number of steps selectable (up to 16).
- Note per line selectable from 3 octaves with display.
- Several play modes (forward-backward and so on).
- Syncs to host – clock divider adjustable.
- Sequence transpose by MIDI input .
- MIDI ouput channel selectable.
- Automatable in the DAW.
- Sequences can be saved as VST plugin presets.
- Random play.
- MIDI-ouput; any plugin or synthesizer can be used as sound source.
- Low on CPU.
Blip2000 is a VST-plugin for Windows. The application is free, but displays a startup “nag” screen. Donating to the developer eliminates the nag screen.