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 BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
BlueARP
Product BlueARP
Developer Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Price (MSRP)
Free
Type / Tags Pattern ArpeggiatorArpeggiatorMIDI ArpeggiatorPattern-Based Composition ToolPerformance Software
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s)  
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
2.2.2
 
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System Requirements
VST 2.4 compatible DAW
 
2.2.2
 
  Download Released
System Requirements
VST 2.4 compatible DAW
AU midiFX compatible DAW for AU version (Logic Pro X)
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BlueARP is a programmable pattern arpeggiator / step sequencer, it comes as a VST plugin for both Windows and Mac OS X. It's a pure MIDI plugin, so it has to be routed to either software or hardware synth in any VST-enabled DAW, such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Reaper, etc.).

Basically you need to program some pattern in BlueARP (it's quite fast with its matrix editor), then you play some chords and BlueARP will generate melodic phrases from this chords, according to the pattern you programmed. BlueARP was designed for electronic music genres (like trance, house, etc.), but it also may have some unexpected applications like triggering drums (it has swing feature).

Features:

  • Up to 64 steps per pattern;
  • Up to 64 programs per bank;
  • Intuitive matrix editor to program patterns quickly;
  • Up to 5 input keys;
  • Real-time input quantization (input quantize setting, pattern restart on beat / key);
  • Input range setting for keyboard-split performances;
  • Separate settings for octave and semitone per step transpose;
  • Configurable color schemes;

Demo videos:

{See video at top of page}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9WY35ulqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPulieiLgZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu-in1AVhxM

Tutorials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvhNz6e2Pc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZtb6hZGubY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB8aCeFsilM

BlueARP used live on stage (performed by DJ Daemonix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNUxnemi-Yw

Discussion:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=361311

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By phreaque
October 25, 2013

A brief review: This plug-in is the best musical backing sequencing/arpeggiator ever made so far..

Detailed review:

For me, I've been always wondering why there's no such tool to make "key-altering arpeggiator" which corresponds to not only for the notes entered, but to the number of notes themselves, to alter the sequenced line from simplest to most complex.

This developer did it finally and he is a real poineer in this field just like Stephen Kay (the inventor of well known KARMA*). And the reason why this developer could do this tool is because he's much into arranger keyboards, those keyboards who are considered (by most of music developers) are just toys! The truth is, those arranger keyboards are the creative tools to inspire making good tunes & melodies.

Too many arpeggiator plug-ins exist, but non of them able to express the musician's ideas, flexible, altering with key strokes & creative... Because the developers who made those plugins were just thinking about normal/traditional 70's fashioned analog synth arps... While today's music genres are far beyond the old skool styles, there is always demands to introduce unique stuff, something to take the simpler notes into complex arrays of notes, well sequenced & most important (fully manageable).

It is great for all kind of Electronic genres, Trance, House, Dubstep, Psytrance etc.. But it is also can be good for some really epic orchestral backing accompaniments.. It all depends on user's imagination.

Inspiration level: It gives the maximum level, if you simply layer just a couple of this plugin (for bassline & for some chord hit) running along with decent drum sequence, you can have really great inspiration to make music in minutes...

I hope that I give a good details of this tool.. I really like it, it is essential to me...

* KARMA is trade mark registered to Stephen Kay: http://www.karma-lab.com.

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Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active
Eclectus
Eclectus
11 August 2014 at 10:27am

I was looking for a good VST arpeggiator when I found this. It may not have the many bells and whistles of the big, expensive ones, but on the other hand I never need those. I just want something that offers a little more control than the built-in one of many synths. (Like support for chords.) This arp does exactly that, and it does so quickly and easily! Really, it's up and running in no time. I must admit that I didn't like the UI colors at all, but that was fixed quickly thanks to skinning support. Ever since, I've been having so much fun! I love this thing and recommend everyone looking for an arp to try this one out first.

drstupid
drstupid
17 May 2015 at 10:05am

This is SUCH a good arpeggiator! Send the MIDI to a 303 clone like ABL2 and you've got an instant acid machine of madness! :)

it does awesome basslines too and the trance stuff is just so pumping.. and thats just the presets.

The latch is so good for freeing up both hands whilst jamming and I like the way its inspired by the Novation super/nova arpeggiator (which i have) ... btw Graywolf's free NovaControl VST is also amazing if you're lucky enough to have one of those synths check it out too :)

great job.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
23 December 2016 at 9:47am

Excellent arpeggiator.

Notice than it is also compiled in 64-bit, not only in 32-bit.

delest
delest
24 January 2017 at 9:48am

It is essential in everyday life ;). And a normal x64 .dll file (every free plug in should be as this)

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nabzprod
nabzprod
24 January 2017 at 4:00pm

Hello, .

Bluearp don't open the "Famous Arps & Basses by Opax v1.2"

He said it's not à preset for blueARP .x64.

I'm working on windows 7 64-bit.

: (: (: (: (.

Thohi
Thohi
22 September 2017 at 4:34pm

What a useless piece of junk. Sure, it arps fine, and sequences fine, although it's SERIOUSLY lacking its own clock. Sync'ing may be what we want most of the time, but any sequencer should also be able to run independently of DAW clock.

But that's not why this is shit.

The reason this is shit is that it won't store anything. Save your project, reload it, and it's back to default settings. Just bam-bam-bam-bam-bam, same note, at 1/16 sync. Utterly useless.

flumpjumper
flumpjumper
10 October 2017 at 1:49am

I would echo the sentiments of Thohi, though not in such a self righteous aggressive manner. I'm assuming he has made a better arpeggiator.

Anyway, same problem that when I save and reload my bitwig project, the arp sequence doesn't save. Is there anything going on here that I need to check? Is it a compatability thing?

dekrue2015
dekrue2015
6 December 2017 at 10:26pm

I have used this product for years, and it's absolutely brilliant. Easy to understand and negotiate. I will continue to follow this program for years to come. Probably the best arpeggiator out there .

kingnkosi
kingnkosi
9 January 2019 at 4:41pm

I agree.I love this thing.

flumpjumper
flumpjumper
10 December 2017 at 5:18am

Discovered that it depends on where i install and save files.

There's the issue of not being allowed to save to a location then the program doesn't load up the factory banks or saved banks.

harpyeagle
harpyeagle
10 January 2019 at 3:43am

MIDI Program change works and items in the preset menu are chosen sequentially - but how does one rearrange, store and add programs to change that initial menu? Thank you for your reply.

harpyeagle
harpyeagle
10 January 2019 at 4:06am

Saving patches is done from the main menu. Copy, insert/paste and overwrite/paste allow placing patches in desired order. Save the bank, and that bank is loaded on next startup.

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