B-Step is a VST Step Sequencer für Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
it has 4 tracks that can be assigned to 4 pitches with 4 lines of step triggers
each position can be set to another chord
note repeat per step
and dynamics – which can be adjusted at once via one knob
this is more like a performance sequencer than just a sequence helper. can only be ordered as VST, not as AU. for 19,99€ Kleiner einfach wirkender 16-Sequencer mit speziellen Funktionen, die ihn komplexere Dinge tun lässt. Zum Beispiel Wiederholungen, Akkordverschiebung und Dynamikänderungen. Außerdem gibt es ihn auch für Linux. http://b-step.monoplugs.com
can be controlled by Launchpad:
Well I was searching for some softsynths, that fit well into todays production standards and found the ElectraX, which should work quite well on standard music productions without being boring – it’s a va without a box ;)
of course it isn’t just a standard, you may compare it to the Waldorf Largo (Blofeld-Plugin Synth without sample access), it can do samples, wavetables and FM between the 3 oscillators and has 2 filters and arpeggiator. so this is – so to say- a Virus or Blofeld-style synth. The special one in this synth is fractal synthesis which has a sort of changes from “a bit modulated by subtle noise” to a foggy kind of sound, as demoed here (in the end) – it has a vocoder FX inside as well. so it’s somewhere between the NI Massive and standard VAs.
for free. Well it is PC/Win only, but it is free. emulating the main functions of the PPG Wave 2.2 / 2.3 and EVU. He says:
Together with Paul Maddox, I developed a hardware/software combination to drag the PPG Waveterm into modern times – Waveterm C. I haven’t found the time yet to finish it – other projects, like VSTHost, consume too much of my time. Besides, the capabilities of today’s average computers have grown to a point where it’s relatively easy to simulate a complete synthesizer, with only minute differences, inside the PC. So… that’s what I did. A demo version of the standalone variant can be found here, as part of the Waveterm C demo. This demo version has been specially crafted to complement the WTC32 Demo version. It emulates a complete PPG Wave; that means, this simulation consists of a simulated 6809 processor with a simulation of practically all peripheral chips that runs the original PPG software. This way, WaveSimD is nearly 100% compatible to an original PPG Wave. In fact, the simulation is so accurate that I’ve developed the V8.3 Upgrade completely (except for the final tests) on the full version of WaveSim.
Sonically, it isn’t yet absolutely the same as the original, but it comes really close; close enough to allow a really good impression how, for example, a generated wavetable would sound if it had been sent by the full Waveterm C to a real PPG Wave 2.3.
But be sure this is ONE Version, there is a full version, too
WaveSimD is a demo version. This means that it has some limitations which the full version does not have:
no MIDI; WaveSimD is intended for the sole purpose of complementing the WTC32 Demo. For that, MIDI is not necessary. The full version includes a complete MIDI interface – and even allows to remotely control each and every knob and external input (Program Switch, for example) via Midi CC messages.
fixed to Wave 2.3 V6 (full version can be Wave 2.2 V3/V4/V6/V8, 2.3 V6/V8, EVU V2/V3/V4)
bad long-term memory; it always comes up with the factory settings (full version keeps the RAM contents for each of the possible modes between invocations)
reduced controls; the full version can be tweaked far beyond the possibilities of a real Wave (for example, the filters can be turned on and off, tuned over a range of 2 octaves, …)