Nassen Software Development has announced the release of ModulysCS.
This is what the developer of the Modulys plug-in said about it:
While being busy on an update for Modulys, I was making some presets to show the new possibilities. To hear those presets exactly how it should, we would need to share the same DAW/Instruments.
So this got me thinking: why not make a standalone version of Modulys with its own instruments. Easier said than done.
I vaguely remembered Csound from the early days of computer generated music. It didn't take long before it got me completely convinced.
The possibilities are endless, the Csound community is very alive and technically the Csound API is mature and 100% stable.
So, after long days and nights of programming and "Csounding", I present ModulysCS.
ModulysCS is free, it has the full ModulysVst embedded (without restrictions), it's standalone and you can even put it on a USB-stick (portable). It comes with a preset-pack and 12 instruments to get you started.
ModulysCS has a build-in Csound editor with syntax checking, opcode hints and links to the Csound manual (separately downloadable).
In short, with this 15MB download package, you get a giant step-sequencer setup that runs on any Windows system (MME/DirectSound/ASIO).
And if it's not for you, just delete the install folder and nothing is left on your disk since it's completely portable.