18th August 2009
Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Eloquence, its new MIDI Step Sequencer plug-in.
Eloquence offers a vast feature-set that makes it possible to drive your MIDI compatible gear in completely new ways, according to Sugar Bytes. You can use Eloquence on stage or in the studio to "create breathtaking harmonies, chords and basslines" and enjoy real-time mangling functions to tweak patterns just with your keyboard. Enter new ways to create chords, pitch-bends or rolls with the performance sequencer section. Connect your favorite sound generators squeeze the best out of them, easily.
- Pitch: The pitch sequencer works in relation to the root key and transposes it by +/- 12 semitones.
In scale mode, the sequencer-entries work in-scale, that might exceed the octave range of the sequencer by quite a few octaves. In addition, the pitch sequencer has a flexible recording function.
- Lock: Lock is part of the pitch sequencer. An active step deactivates the MIDI transposing. This is useful for keeping important notes and chords in key while transposing the sequence.
- Gate: The Gate Sequencer creates notes and determines their velocity.
- Mute: The Mute Sequencer is part of the Gate Sequencer and mutes the selected step.
- Gate Time: The Gate Time Sequencer determines how long a note is held. Notes can be held up to four times the duration of a step.
- Octave: This sequencer moves the pitch the pitch by +/- 2 octaves.
- Pitchbend: Here you can select from 12 pitch bend figures to be engaged.
- Chord: A Chord is generated using the current note in the pitch sequencer as the root note. Six Variations and four wrap-arounds for major and minor plus six special chords like diminished and augmented are available.
- Break: This sequencer lets you set a multi-trigger at 2, 3, or 4 times the normal sequencer speed, playing the current scale up or downwards or just repeating the current note. 18 breaks are available.
- Random: Each sequencer step can be replaced by a random value. Minor and major chords can be individually randomized to maintain the harmonic structure.
- Gate Time: The Gate Time can be increased or decreased, depending on how long you press the button.
- Velo Gate: The note will only play if it is above the selected velocity threshold.
- Looper: The selected part of the sequence will be looped.
- Slowdown: The sequence slows down until it comes to a dead stop.
- Retrigger: Re-trigger the sequence by re-trigger-pressing the button; upon release, the sequencer continues at its normal position.
- Halftime: The sequence will play at half speed.
- Octave Up: The sequence will play one octave higher as long as you press the button.
- Mute: Mutes all data output.
- Internal synthesizer to create patterns on the fly.
- Special workaround for sending MIDI with the AU plug-in.
- Instant keyboard control for Transpose, Pattern Select, Action Section.
- Pattern Sequencer.
- Sample-accurate timing.
- Individual trigger and sync options, swing function.
Pricing & Availability
Priced at €99 / $129, Eloquence is available for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats.
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