Sure you know the Bliptronic5000® or the Tenori-On. If the first one lacks MIDI and the second one is too expensive for you, you might try this VST-version of a matrix stepsequencer:
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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, random etc.)
- 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
- free ! (only limitation is a nagscreen at the start)
Available for Windows PC as VST-plugin. You’ll need a standard host program that sends correct VST sync information.
Download now. No installer, no copy protection, just place the .dll file in the plug folder of your favourite DAW.
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