Numerology 3.1 is a music creating environment that offers an approach to electronic music composition that is based on modular step sequencing. Employing discrete sequencing techniques, signal processing, Audio Unit (AU) hosting, signal routing, and modulation capabilities, Numerology is intended for musicians, composers, sound designers, and sample artists.
Version 3.1 of Numerology builds upon its integration for the Novation Launchpad by adding realtime pattern recording for three of its signature MIDI sequencing modules. The "MonoNote" and "PolyNote" sequencers have been tailored to provide live recording over a four octave array on the grid; while the "DrumSeq" sequencer can be controlled from a grid array that is divided into seven velocity levels across 8 drum tracks, including a row of pattern erase buttons. Numerology's Launchpad mapping has also been extended to include its CV-based sequencing modules. This streamlined, zero-configuration connection between Numerology 3.1 and the Launchpad answers the call for a powerful hardware/software performance oriented solution.
With the release of Numerology 3.1, it is now possible to run Numerology as a VST plugin in any Mac OS X host. The Numerology 3.1 VST allows users to greatly expand their compositional options with the added convenience of direct MIDI routing from the plugin to the host. Like the AU version, the Numerology VST includes over fifty modules for MIDI step sequencing, CV sequencing, MIDI and CV signal processing, sample-based synthesizers, and audio signal processing all contained in one plugin.
Numerology 3.1 is available for purchase from the Five12 website in two editions. The Standard Edition ($129 USD), is for anyone that wants an economical step sequencing addition to their studio. The Pro version ($199 USD) offers a more advanced feature set, including multi-output support for hosted Audio Units, OSC support, custom scale quantization, and many other advanced signal processing modules.