dave dove wrote:Loomer are working on something that may help PC users lusting for numerology:
Actually, I guess I could tease you with a few more details, and a (more or less) finished look at one of the parts.
The next product is called Epoch, and it's a modular sequencing environment. Think Thesys + Reaktor. At the most basic level, you have a massively powerful set of step sequencers, with all the nice features you'd expect (forward, reverse, pendulum playback modes; grooves; step repeat and skip, and a huge amount more). But you can also modulate each sequencer with every other sequencer; a pair of CV rows could be used to control the start and end loop markers of another sequencer, for example, or could slowly step through a numbers of keys and scales (which can be fully customised, fans of the Mela Sadvidhamargini scale will be pleased to hear).
But if that isn't enough, you can also dive in at a lower level and start creating your own sequencers, arpeggiators, generators, and processors. Presented below is the Routing Window (actually, it's a macro, within a macro, within the Routing window). Here, we're seeing the core logic for a little neural net influenced generative sequencer I'm playing with. This macro can be copied and re-used as required: in fact, this particular generator uses 8 of these. Also note the Lua module and script editor: sometimes, connecting components together to form complex functional blocks is a little cumbersome: for these occasions, you can code your own module logic directly using the built-in Lua scripting environment.
Audio Unit users will also be pleased to hear that it hosts plug-ins directly, so there are no pains with IAC's dodgy MIDI timing when used in Logic. Epoch will be available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.
Next teaser will be the sequencer window itself, but that will, I'm afraid, have to wait until another day!
Holy shit, Ive been waiting for something like this for frigging years
good bye numerology.. bet you the dev of that now regrets dropping his au hosting plans.
This is going to be exactly what i have wanted in logic for like.. EVER!
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"Just call me shitload, cause I own a shitload of plugins!"
I built it to address what I felt were shortcomings in other Reaktor step sequencers - mostly that a lot of them use knobs and it is tiresome to enter and edit sequences. With Chroma it is quick and easy to enter and warp sequences, plus it does legato glide.