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WIMSS releases WoodStepper 4.0 - major update of the sequencer-sampler for macOS and iOS

Woodman's Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio

Woodman's Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio has released WoodStepper 4.0, a major update of the Audio/MIDI sequencer/sampler.

New features:

  • Samples, TrackAudio and the 3 Oscillators can now be used in parallel.
  • All sources now have a step gain allowing for a different mixture per step.
  • All (almost) existing OSC parameters are changed into a STEP parameter.
  • Added Variations (Vari) panel:
    • Allows to changes parameters over a number of sequences (opposed to the per-step changes).
    • Is similar to LFO modulation at very low frequencies but timing is set by the number of sequences.
    • 3 diff parameters can be changed .
    • For each param the number of sequences can be set.
    • Parameters can be changed up/down.
    • Parameters can be changed continuously or only after the sequence starts again at step 1.
  • 3 different note offsets can be set.
  • Added Phase modulation to OSC1,2 & 3 (FM synthesis).
  • Phase mod of OSC 1 is done with OSC2.
  • Phase mod of OSC 2 is done with output (pre gain) of the next sequencer.
  • Phase Mod of OSC3 is done by the Samples.
  • Added step frequency modulation LFO to the Samples.
  • Added step Detune to the Samples.
  • Sample Start and Width are now STEP parameters. (different sounds per step ...).
  • Added Samples Auto Gain.
  • Added LFO waveform to Samples modulation LFO.
  • Added sync of OSC2 & 3 to OSC1.
  • Added modulation LFO waveform to OSC 2 & 3.
  • Added PulseWidth and Amplitude/PW modulation to OSC1.
  • Added Ring modulation to Pan/Out panel: OSC1-OSC2 OSC-SMPLS SEQ1-SEQ2.
  • Added MIDILearn for almost all parameters.
  • Added distort function on the Track input source.

UI:

  • Replaced Next Sequencer button in each panel with radio buttons.
  • Source panel popup replaced by buttons to allow parallel sources.
  • MIDI settings (note range, channel) have their own panel (were in OSC 1).
  • Added OSC1 LFO bars popup.
  • Added Step note (pitch) recording mode: notes played are converted to pitch shift values.
  • Added Vol button which will show all step gain values and when clicking the step led will show a popup to set the gain.
  • Sequencer LEDs not shown any longer when sequencer row is off.
  • Recording samples is now controlled only by the "Sampling Armed" button. (Sample Source needed to be on previously).

Preset system updated:

  • Real (multiple) subfolders supported.
  • Added Browser for presets and sample files.
  • Factory presets are now in a subfolder "factory".
  • Factory synth presets are in subfolder "synth".
  • When iCloud is NOT used, the standalone app will copy the presets and sample files into a shared (App Group) folder to make them available for the AUv3 plugins (copy is done only when starting up the standalone app).

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed working in GarageBand.
  • Fixed popup menus in iOS15 (Vari notes, Volume popups, Copy/Paste popup).
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