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

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treesineden
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:06 am

Awesome, you’re welcome.Glad if it helps & thanks everyone for all the ideas in this post. Here’s to happy researching : D

Steve Bolivar
KVRian
569 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

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

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:34 pm

neverbeeninariot wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:03 am
MIDI FX / Mappers / Randomisers / Generators - https://www.codefn42.com/ (lots of great tools)
+1
I use NoteMapper (with donation) to convert NI Drummer series grooves into notes compatible with Battery. I will definitely be trying out the other codefn42 plugins.

ztrauq
KVRist
175 posts since 13 Dec, 2004 from USA

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

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:31 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:28 pm
How about Arpado
https://arpado.site/index.html#section-features
older videos
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Arpado+
Midi arp and more
standalone but may be VSTi on next update?
Multitouch capable?
now 25% off

Comment please.
Tried installing the demo on both Mac and PC. The standalone app requires routing MIDI into and out of it, and its documentation doesn't give much instruction on this beyond "route MIDI in and out of it." I'm not yet an expert on setting up MIDI routing outside of a DAW, so I'm still trying to figure out how to route MIDI to it in a way that is actually recognized. Might be interesting if I can ever sort out getting it to work, but they could really use to mention "some assembly required" and have a dedicated section in their manual on how to set up the routing.

arpado
KVRer
26 posts since 4 Apr, 2019

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

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 am

Hi

I am the lead engineer at Arpado Software.

Arpado is a standalone app and can be used right away with your MIDI devices. Routing is not required unless you want to record the MIDI notes right within your DAW which is something that's out of scope of its current documentation, although there are a few mentions on Loopmidi (Windows) and IAC Driver (Mac) which let you go this way.

You can still open Arpado and record MIDI live (Pro version) which can the be imported into your DAW (multitrack support) or record the sound of your devices as well.

The VST version is close to be released, that will let you place Arpado inside your DAW. I suggest you subscribe to the newsletter at the website to receive the news.

For other concerns, please post your comments at https://forum.arpado.site

Best regards,
Nicolas
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Let your musical ideas flow
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Protocol_b
KVRist
246 posts since 11 Nov, 2012

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

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:28 am

Adding some Kontakt instruments (some of these may have been mentioned but? If so, apologies):
Aerkord
BLOQ
HyperNode
OrchestraEnigmatica
SeQ2R
Mutate
Shortnoise (free)
Dronar

Hey Arpado, when you go VST I'm definitely interested! :)

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4050 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 Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:57 pm

^^^
Thanks for participating but I was hoping we would stay in the midi domain in this thread.
Well unless I missed the midi component in the plugins you mentioned. Let me know if so. :)
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

tatanka
KVRian
1239 posts since 13 Jan, 2014

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

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:34 pm

I must say I did not really get the use of Arpado. I have not tried, only looked for description, but it seems you cant input/construct/paint chords/chordprogressions so you need another app or midi keyboard for the chord input and then arpado does what ? Just a complex arpeggiator/sequencer ? I really dont get it from the description maybe cause it really looks confusing and seems to have completely different workflow.

David
KVRian
1380 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:59 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:57 pm
^^^
Thanks for participating but I was hoping we would stay in the midi domain in this thread.
Well unless I missed the midi component in the plugins you mentioned. Let me know if so. :)
I don't know all of these (and I'm definitely checking them out:), but those I do, are Kontakt libraries with extra deep and/or unusual MIDI scripts that definitely count as MIDI FX, at least in my world:)

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4050 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 Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:55 am

David wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:59 am
Kalamata Kid wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:57 pm
^^^
Thanks for participating but I was hoping we would stay in the midi domain in this thread.
Well unless I missed the midi component in the plugins you mentioned. Let me know if so. :)
I don't know all of these (and I'm definitely checking them out:), but those I do, are Kontakt libraries with extra deep and/or unusual MIDI scripts that definitely count as MIDI FX, at least in my world:)
David,
Thanks for chiming in
and thanks to Protocol_b for his list.
Would be great to add some new midi functionality.
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

treesineden
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:47 am

Kalamata & everyone, I updated my lists so it clearly separates all the stuff that may not be midi per se, you can just skip it all if it’s not of interest. Hope that helps.

David
KVRian
1380 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 am

treesineden wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:47 am
Kalamata & everyone, I updated my lists so it clearly separates all the stuff that may not be midi per se, you can just skip it all if it’s not of interest. Hope that helps.
All thumbs totally UP—thank you for this monumental effort, super interesting and useful stuff, treesineden (love that name, too:))!

treesineden
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:28 pm

Thanks you too David :)

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
25110 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Looperator, Egoist, WOW2, Replicant2, Enso, Kombinat Tri, Byome, Triad & SpecOps get a lot of use around here.

koalaboy
KVRAF
1826 posts since 18 Mar, 2006 from Plymouth, UK

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

Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:32 pm

I only just came across: https://www.pentacom.jp/pentacom/arpg8r/

It's been mentioned on KVR before, but it's a really nice little arpeggiator and good value.

ztrauq
KVRist
175 posts since 13 Dec, 2004 from USA

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

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 pm

arpado wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 am
Hi

I am the lead engineer at Arpado Software.

Arpado is a standalone app and can be used right away with your MIDI devices. Routing is not required unless you want to record the MIDI notes right within your DAW which is something that's out of scope of its current documentation, although there are a few mentions on Loopmidi (Windows) and IAC Driver (Mac) which let you go this way.

You can still open Arpado and record MIDI live (Pro version) which can the be imported into your DAW (multitrack support) or record the sound of your devices as well.

The VST version is close to be released, that will let you place Arpado inside your DAW. I suggest you subscribe to the newsletter at the website to receive the news.

For other concerns, please post your comments at https://forum.arpado.site

Best regards,
Nicolas
Thanks for your reply. Most of my MIDI work is done in the DAW, and I guess that I made some assumptions about getting MIDI routed from my DAW to Arpado and back again that were incorrect. I will dig up my MIDI keyboard and see if that works better as a MIDI input.

That being said, I think I will be much more interested when the VST version arrives and I can use it with the MIDI routing in my DAW.

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