25th January 2006
Mesa+ has released Add, a multi purpose phrase-sampler VSTi for Windows that combines a powerful sampler (Sound Engine) with a Realtime Phrase Sequencer (RPS).
Add has been equally designed for use in a live performance or as a creative compositional tool, it enables you to quickly create original sequences whilst improvising with your MIDI-keyboard. It is 8-part multi-timbral, each part containing its own RPS and Sound Engine.
The Sound engine works like a PCM tone generator and is composed of 4 Keygroups, each with a separate synth engine. This allows you to easily combine and layer sounds in order to rapidly create new and sophisticated timbres. An integrated Keygroup editor makes it a simple task to load and map your samples.
The RPS has been designed to "enhance and inspire musical composition". Amongst other functions, it can be used to harmonize or re-arrange music directly using your MIDI keyboard. An editor maps sequences within MIDI notes ranges, ready to be triggered via MIDI in several different modes. MIDI effects such as Quantize-swing or Humanization have been deeply studied in order to match MIDI sequences in any type of musical styles.
Add comes with its own unique sound library, which provides sequences and sound-patches. These will be constantly updated.
Add is available for Windows as a VSTi and costs €139. A a demo version is available. Mac OS X VST and AU versions are in development.
KVR Audio, Inc.