Five12 has announced the release of version 2.1 of Numerology for Mac OS X. This release features a new Chord Sequencer module, step recording for sequencers, sequencer groove timing controls, and a major update to the ReWire implementation with full support for Audio Unit plugins.
Numerology 2.1's new ReWire driver now offers full support for running Audio Unit plugins, including their editor windows. This innovative feature allows the user to seamlessly integrate Numerology with ReWire host applications while maintaining nearly all features that are present when running standalone, the only missing item being audio input. Other improvements to the ReWire implementation include the addition of 30 audio output channels, bringing the total to 16 stereo pairs. This driver also includes fixes to some transport related problems, and much reduced CPU overhead.
The new Chord Sequencer module makes it easy to build chord progressions using a series of sequenced high-level parameters, including scale degree (I, IV, V, etc), chord family and type (including 10 types of 7th chords), inversion, spacing and octave offset. The Chord Sequencer also includes options to strum and arpeggiate the notes of a chord, or to play them as "broken" chords. Whether the user is complete newbie or a seasoned pro the Chord Sequencer makes building and experimenting with chord progressions a quick and enjoyable task, according to Five12.
Numerology's MonoNote, PolyNote and Drum Sequencer modules now offer both real-time and step-time sequence recording options. This feature allows you to program steps from a MIDI keyboard and, in conjunction with several other features of Numerology's sequencing modules, opens up several interesting compositional options including "sound on sound" looped composition, and generative auto-accompaniment.
All of Numerology's Note Sequencer modules now have per-step groove controls that allow the timing of each step to be individually pushed or pulled relative to the overall tempo. Combined with the groove timing options of Numerology's GrooveClock module, this offers the most flexible set of timing options of any sequencing application, again, according to Five12.
Other new features in Numerology 2.1 include:
- A Transport Loop.
- A Keyboard module which emulates a MIDI keyboard. It can be use for triggering sounds, and for monitoring MIDI note streams.
- A new set of I/O modules for additional flexibility in routing MIDI, Audio and CV signals.
- A new 'step-trigger' option for all sequencers to make it easier to emulate the behavior of analog step sequencers.
- Plus any general fixes and updates. The complete list of changes can be found in the readme file included with all Numerology installations.
Pricing & Availability
Numerology 2.1 is currently available for $119.