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