Recommend some arpeggiators?

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Aiynzahev
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3921 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:41 am

Hi all

I'm really not sure what's available out there, can you recommend me a few favorites?
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:59 am

I like using SEQUND for evolving patterns - https://510k.myshopify.com/collections/ ... -sequencer It's quick to use and was coded by Tadashi Suginomori of HY-Plugins so you know there's deep functionality. I still like to use Sample Logic's Animation Station as well. Both were a little expensive but totally worth it now that I've incorporated them into my regular templates.

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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:02 am

Check out BlueARP. It's free, and, it's one of the best I used, which includes payware like Cthulhu and Kirnu.

It's kind of a hybrid between arpeggiator and sequencer, but, therefor a lot of fun to use.

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El°HYM
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:06 am

StepicVST, by Devicemeister.
https://devicemeister.com
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Aiynzahev
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:27 pm

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
El°HYM wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:06 am StepicVST, by Devicemeister.
https://devicemeister.com
Ah this is the one I was looking at a while back! Does it function as an Arp as well? I thought it was just a sequencer.
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pdxindy
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:46 pm

Aiynzahev wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:27 pm Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
El°HYM wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:06 am StepicVST, by Devicemeister.
https://devicemeister.com
Ah this is the one I was looking at a while back! Does it function as an Arp as well? I thought it was just a sequencer.
I don't remember it being an Arp... but it has been a while since I tried it.

There isn't one plugin Arp that just does it for me. I bought most of what is available and wasn't satisfied with any of them. My favorite Arp is the one in Bitwig cause I can easily modulate it, layer it, etc. The Bitwig Arp also works well with MPE controllers.

But that only helps for someone using Bitwig. :hihi:

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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:26 pm

morphex wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:59 am I like using SEQUND for evolving patterns - https://510k.myshopify.com/collections/ ... -sequencer It's quick to use and was coded by Tadashi Suginomori of HY-Plugins so you know there's deep functionality. I still like to use Sample Logic's Animation Station as well. Both were a little expensive but totally worth it now that I've incorporated them into my regular templates.
I'd never heard of Seqund before, so I popped in on the site and downloaded the demo. I'll check it out later. It doesn't seem to have ratcheting which is a device I use often. Still, the workaround is to space the notes out in a 1/32 tempo and just double notes where I want the ratcheting effect. Hopefully, Seqund has 32 steps instead of the traditional 16 to make this effect work.
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:16 pm

The best Arp that I encounter in this life is not an VST Arp , but an hardware arpeggiator . Karma form Korg M3 or Korg Kronos .This one is so complex , that some time I think that is alive ... :)

tony10000
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:04 am

BlueARP.

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Halonmusic
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:44 am

+1 for BlueArp
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pdxindy
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:49 am

tony10000 wrote: Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:04 amBlueARP.
BlueARP doesn't entirely work as a classic arpeggiator. (Unless that has changed in the past 9 months).

kraster
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:19 am

Animation station is probably the best true arp.

Stepic is very much a sequencer and it’s great.

The Arp in sonic academy’s ANA 2 is superb.

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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:38 am

Don't forget Xfer Cthulhu.
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