Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4252 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Don’t know too much about these two Midi plugins but my feeling is that they will be fun to play with.
They can be had with the following Group Buy for $24.95. Kontakt is required.
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=535163

✗ Level 5 - 250
Midi Loop Effect
This will be based on something like a Midi Delay with different ways of affecting the Midi Throughput.
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✗ Level 6 - 300
Midi EUC
Midi Based Euclidean Sequencer.

I was in from the first day!

Cinebient
KVRAF
4606 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:41 pm

I never heard about this until recently but this is something i was searching for:

https://youtu.be/7IxOu91Bxoo

Cinebient
KVRAF
4606 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:26 pm

I just stumbled over the iOS app Velocity Keyboard and Velocity Filter (actually as bundle for just 10.99) which actually gives finally real velocity to even iPads without 3D touch. It works really good and with low latency. Almost better than some not so expensive midi keyboards and even on par with some better ones i used and indeed much better as 3D touch on my iPhone.
it is also customizable in so many ways and of course offers MPE and more.
Most expressive midi controller ever on a flat surface. This could replace finally my Seaboard Rise :)
Of course tactile feedback is missing but otherwise it works as good as any real keyboard but is a million times more flexible. I was stunned how good the velocity works here. It seems to measure how hard to hit the surface using the sensors in these iOS devices.
Not for those who needs tactile feedback (which i like too) but this feels like future. I love it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BH4PQ-Rg9E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P22sLjKNCKk&t=213s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMm7S3VeIC4
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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4252 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:29 am

Cinebient,

Thanks for posting the videos.
I am very impressed.

jeblo05
KVRer
20 posts since 25 Aug, 2012

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:50 am

Check out Phrasebox:
https://venomode.com/phrasebox

It‘s very close to the disontinued Catania & Nora VSTs.

I‘m only missing an option to set the scale degree of a fixed note...

evo2slo
KVRian
709 posts since 17 May, 2011 from Philadelphia

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:14 am

jeblo05 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:50 am
Check out Phrasebox:
https://venomode.com/phrasebox

It‘s very close to the disontinued Catania & Nora VSTs.

I‘m only missing an option to set the scale degree of a fixed note...
I've been loving this. The developer has been incredibly responsive to suggestions, and just about all of the features I've requested (such as selecting/editing multiple notes at once and autofill rows) have been implemented in the latest version.

I agree assigning a scale degree to the fixed note would be nice. The main feature addition I'm still hoping for is the ability to input your own custom scale.

I've found that the free Ripchord plugin is a quick easy way to input custom 8 note chords into Phrasebox. https://trackbout.com/ripchord

SirkusPi
KVRist
332 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:49 am

evo2slo wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:14 am
jeblo05 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:50 am
Check out Phrasebox:
https://venomode.com/phrasebox

It‘s very close to the disontinued Catania & Nora VSTs.

I‘m only missing an option to set the scale degree of a fixed note...
I've been loving this. The developer has been incredibly responsive to suggestions, and just about all of the features I've requested (such as selecting/editing multiple notes at once and autofill rows) have been implemented in the latest version.

I agree assigning a scale degree to the fixed note would be nice. The main feature addition I'm still hoping for is the ability to input your own custom scale.

I've found that the free Ripchord plugin is a quick easy way to input custom 8 note chords into Phrasebox. https://trackbout.com/ripchord
I also think Phrasebox is incredible, and have also found the developer to be very responsive (I'm another person who asked for the recently-implemented group selection and moving of midi notes). This is easily the best midi plugin purchase I've made in quite a while (and I buy most of them).

For inputting 8-note chords, I tend to use Mozaic Beats' Autotheory in 1+2 stack mode; it works great. (Unlike Ripchord, Mozaic Beats is not free, but I find it to be another worthwhile midi plugin that's well worth the money.)

Cinebient
KVRAF
4606 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:34 am

Thank you all. I did not know about Phrasebox and it indeed looks very great.
Also available demo as Logic midi FX. Will try asap.
Also finally someone created a nice looking and usable GUI for me.
If it now could add actions (like reverse, reset, double, triple etc.) and some other things (maybe it already does?) it would be awesome.
It is already great, just dreaming already from v2 lol.
However, i guess i will buy it to support the developer. Great tool! :tu:

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4252 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:37 pm

My midi altering plugin waiting for list.
Looks like it will be a good midi year.

Scaler 2 to be released?
https://forum.scalerplugin.com/t/can-we ... 2-0/2116/2

Arpado, now stand-alone but the promised VST version should be out soon I hope.
https://arpado.site/index.html#section-overview

Chord generator by Evabeat to be released?
https://evabeat.com/my-account/

Melda Sound Factory - “The modular system doesn't route MIDI at all, so... Maybe at some point.”
Hope it is soon. Love MSF at least when the Sampler is released.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=524931&start=1140
Midi related:
viewtopic.php?t=525151
viewtopic.php?t=533863
viewtopic.php?t=524820
viewtopic.php?t=527470
viewtopic.php?p=7592246

Architect – To start with I would like to see the presets and a module and feature list.
viewtopic.php?t=517474

Homegrown Sounds Group Buy. Midi Loop Effect (Midi Delay with different ways of affecting the Midi Throughput) and Midi EUC (Midi Based Euclidean Sequencer)
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=535163&e=1&view=unread#unread
But first I hope Andy is recovering from his health issues.

MIDI Ex-Machina (Randomiser, Generator, Euclidiser) Version 2 out soon? How about a VST version? https://github.com/RobU23/ReaScripts/wi ... Ex-Machina for Reaper only.

Unify by PluginGuru – I wonder what midi related plans John and Shane have for Unify.
https://www.pluginguru.com/products/unify-standard/

Ultimate Arpeggiator for the Fathom Synth. Everett works fast so perhaps ready by year end?
http://www.fathomsynth.com

Gave up on Nora 3.
https://squaredheads.com/

Cinebient
KVRAF
4606 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 pm

After all this years this iOS app is still a favorite.
(But if Phrasebox would get actions/events and different numbers of steps per lane (polyrhythm) plus midi channel per lane it would maybe beat it for me and would be my favorite new arp (beside the Logic intern arp).
So far nothing beats it in terms of workflow and usable GUI. Things like Numerology are terrible to use for me.
https://dev.laurentcolson.com/steppolyarp.html
https://youtu.be/UgajHfR1TRU
I would like it as AU/VST as well.

TobyB
KVRist
59 posts since 18 Dec, 2018

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:14 pm

Gotharmann 's LD3 hss loads of potential for this.

David
KVRAF
1576 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:17 pm

Thanks to a positive mention in another thread on arps (which I now can't find), I checked out and then bought Mulab's Mux Modular VST2 plugin, solely because of its arpeggiate-able step sequencer, which as you can see if you carefully scan my screen grab here, not only has remarkable depths (the main screen for it on the left is here set to Offset page—see the tabs—where each little knob allows to shift the timing on any note forward or backward for flam/strum/beat-slicing effects), but it also exists inside a very deep modular environment, which loads vsts, and has a vast range of modules, very like Bidule, but, while less documented, is a lot more approachable, IMO, so far.

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Mux is also pretty much the same thing as MuLab, with all the same features and tools except for a piano roll/tracks environment, so this step-seq demo for MuLab 7 is exactly applicable to the Mux Step Seq; they are the same. (I don't think this video shows the arp feature of the seq, but it's just a switch away, and works great.) All the larger seq. knobs are easily modulated and MIDI-Learned, and it integrates well with Logic's many other MIDI FX, when hosted inside BlueCat's Patchwork running as an AU MIDI Fx.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUdCR6g7a0M

I'm delighted with it:)

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4252 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:04 pm

^^^
I have been looking to get Mux but it is not multi-touch capable. :(

But then your review revived my interest in Mux!
Next time on sale I may just get it.

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bharris22
KVRAF
1702 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:49 pm

Do they have sales other than Black Friday? I have had my eye on this for a while, too.

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4252 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Your fave MIDI fx, arp, mapper, mangler, generator, chorder, controller, utility. VST or MFX

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:16 pm

David,
I may also appreciate the arpeggiate-able step sequencer!
But wondering if Mux also has other midi altering modules.

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