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

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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4050 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 pm

David,
Thanks for the :tu: on HY's Sequencer Collection it was on my list of possible purchases.
https://hy-plugins.com/product/hy-seqcollectionwinmac/
But here best to buy a bundle.
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

psynical
KVRist
114 posts since 16 Jan, 2019

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

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 pm

CrunkNationEnt wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Does anyone have a consensus on the melody makers (Midi Madness, Melody Sauce, Riffer) discussed in this post?
I think Reason Studios have a specific one as well...Would like to have something a bit more tame than the RPG8 :)
If you haven't yet checked out Chord Potion, that one is a ton of fun.
https://feelyoursound.com/chordpotion/

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 Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:30 pm

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:20 pm
^^^
I hope that the Rack never gets a midi out so that I will have a legit excuse not to buy it and spend lots of money Players.
Yes Midi loopback will do the trick but I really prefer a simple way for doing things. So I will wait for the Rack to host third party VST's. But then after all that said I am still interested. :scared:
Yup, 'tis a Rack-et, to be sure:)
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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 Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 pm

David wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Fwiw, I'll also offer the personal opinion that right now the overall best-featured MIDI FX plugin, for the money, is HY's Sequencer Collection, which is about $60. There's a free version to get a taste for it with, and it's more of a sequencer, obviously, than a straight-up random-melody tool, but it has randomizers all over it, a MIDI recording feature so you can easily drag out and chop apart bits of whatever it's doing, a bunch of built-in MIDI FX to process the sequencing, AND it does great MIDI CC modulation, with or without the sequencers running.
If you could only buy one Zenith or HY-SeqCollection2
which would it be?
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

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 Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:35 pm

^^^
HY, for sure. It's much deeper in all the areas that really matter, and has no should-be-there-but-aren't-yet problems—imo.

I've definitely got great hopes for Zenith, but since I already have HY, I'm OK with waiting:)

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 Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:13 pm


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bharris22
KVRAF
1619 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

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

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:24 pm

Just posted this to start another thread, but thought it might be relevant here, too, for those wishing to use Reason Rack devices to output midi to other DAW instruments: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=535706&p=7594087#p7594087.

Not sure if it will work, but worth a shot . . . .

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 Dec 02, 2019 3:53 pm

David,

When you chain several midi plugins do you use Bidule or something similar?
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

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 Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:17 pm

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:53 pm
David,

When you chain several midi plugins do you use Bidule or something similar?
Don't need to if they're AU MIDI FX, since Logic lets you stack these up very nicely. I only resort to Bidule, or more often BlueCat Patchwork, when what I want to do involves MIDI-Out VSTs (like Kontakt for example), or if there's a MIDI Thru issue to solve; Bidule's great for that:)

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Faiky
KVRist
111 posts since 23 Jun, 2012

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

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:30 am

I'm looking for a Midi-FX that fires (like an arpeggiator) notes in the speed of the pressed pitch frequency. Glide should also be possible. Does not seem to be common, since quite easily CPU crashes can be caused, especially for higher notes. Do you know a midi-FX who can?

The only program i could use to reach this goal was izotope break tweaker (the nice microedit feature).

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 Dec 03, 2019 10:27 am

Melda's MIDI CC modulation tool is now released! <<Link to web page.

It's amazing; gif just scratches the surface; note the tabs at the top I didn't even open (the step sequencer presets I do show are Euclidean divisions, btw):

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And it's free, part of the totally amazing Free Pack…but when I tried the beta a while ago, I was confused to find that virtually all the useful features needed to be unlocked by upgrading the Free Pack; hmmm… That's about $50…BUT now on BF sale for half that. Link also shows all the other Free Pack content, all of which will also be made much more useful and pleasnt to use with the upgrade.

I know, a bit bait and switch, but it's totally worth it.

Modulation freaks, this is a MUST BUY.

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 Dec 03, 2019 10:52 am

Here's another thread on this Melda gift, with a bunch more detail:
viewtopic.php?f=138&t=534403

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 Dec 04, 2019 1:14 am

For those who are interested in HY-SEQCollection 2, for the price of the latest issue of Computer Music, you can get the CM version of it which looks like it includes most of the functionality... (plus I think you also get a version of the HY Multi-FX as part of the standard CM software collection now too)

UncleAge
KVRAF
1516 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:14 am

David, thanks for the heads up about HY's Sequencer Collection. I bought it today 20 minutes after playing with the demo. Very well thought out plugin. As soon as I figured out the modulation section I was sold. And I'll add that I am a big fan of simplistic registration of products and this ticks that box as well.

FWIW... Sugarbytes should/could have made a sequel to Thesys that would have tackled a lot of what is in HY's Sequencer Collection. I'm guessing the money/interest wasn't there for more development.

UncleAge
KVRAF
1516 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

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

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:19 am

I forgot to add that HY's Sequencer Collection2's re-sizable interface is a big plus as well.

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