This thing is a bad joke, giving even one star its a gift! The GUI is an eye killer and the plugin full of bugs, starting from the licensing system: if you have installed the 64-bit version the VST crashes the DAW when you try to install the license key! After spending time you maybe try to instal the 32-bit version and hopefully the licensing works. However it's just the beggining on a full bad trip due to the very distubing bugs this toy have, and dont hope any serious help from their support team they just tell you to be patient...Now few months are gone and still no solutions, thats why I decided to inform potential buyers.
Be aware I'm on Windows 10 creators and the VST may be works well on other systems, a good friend of mine who have the same kind of setup experience the same bugs I will describe now:
When we re-load a project where a 2600 instance sit, no sound from the plug-in! We have to open the plugin and then we hear the sound, immagne the joy to do that every time we load a project, especialy with few instances of this plugin...
When we try to save presets or create personnal folder from the plugin GUI the DAW crashes...
Same bugs with all the daw we tested (ableton live 9.7.2 and 9.7.3, sonar professionnal, rax n trax, new sonic arts freestyle).
I encourage all users having the same problem as me and my friend to contact their support.
I'm using step sequencers since 1991 hardware and software (I still use the doepfer MAQ16/3 and own many software ones) and I have to say RnT2 is outstanding.
As a mac user who joined windows I was looking for a modular step sequencer good as five12 Numerology and this one was the answer, I like it even more.
The GUI is clean and really readable, no cheesy colors and useless flashy blinking lights here, its easy on the eye and helps to keep your concentration focussed on music. You can work hours without excessive fatigue.
The Software comes in standalone and VST versions 32 an 64-bit, it's easy to instal and no intrusive copy protection.
The standalone host VST's and can be rewired, It's very stable and worked flawlessly with the plugins I own. The VST can work as a sub-host, can send MIDI and audio data to the DAW, you're free to choose sending MIDI data only, audio only or both.
With RnT2 it's possible to create very complex polyrhythms, melodic and harmonic progressions and keep everything under control. You can easily assign modulations and cc parameters to your plugins knobs, sequence and modulate what you want. You have under your fingers a sound design station functioning like the ones you will find in some expansive Kontakt5 scripted cinematic libraries.No limits to your creativity here, It's a real laboratory and if you like experimenting you wont be disappointed.
RnT2 its a Beast however musicians from every level can use it. It can be easy as most step sequencers or immensely complex.
To get an Idea of what it is don't hesitate to try the demo. the stand alone is fully functional, except you cant save.