Purchased Unify recently and have been working on learning the ins and outs of BlueARP. It's a bit of a learning curve, but the collaboration between Graywolf and John Lehmkuhl is a match made in heaven. While the price of Unify may keep some people from purchasing it, it is well worth the price (any price actually)! And putting the power of BlueARP in the Unify world gives the software capabilities that are impossible anywhere else! Try the VST in your DAW, then try the demo of Unify with BlueARP in your DAW (or freestanding) and you'll understand.
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.
Please don't make other people responsible for your own faults. The problem is not the software itself, the problem is sitting always in front of the computer! BlueArp is very good and it stores it's pattern very well. After giving the pattern a name and saving my Ableton project, everything is right in place, after opening the project again.