ARPocalypse is a 8 step rhythmic pattern generator VST effect. Simply put it takes chords of up to six notes and plays them in a predefined sequence in sync with your sequencer. ARPocalypse is only available for PC. There’s a screenshot at the bottom of this page.
6th July 2004 – Reposted Version 1.01 . Some error with FTP caused the screen to become corrupted. 1,000 apologies
2nd July 2004 – Version 1.01 released. Slighty increased the contrast in the Matrix to make it easier to see. Now runs as a VSTi as well as VST effect. This simplifies the use of the plug-in and no longer means you need to run it as an audio effect. Please see the instruction page for further details.
30 June 2004 – Version 1.0 released.
The following tracks give an idea of what ARPocalypse is capable off. I made them whilst developing ARPocalypse. I make no apologies for the quality or musicianship in the demos – they’re here to give you a flavour of what it can do.
Arp Demo 1 (874k) - Three instances of ARPocalypse driving three instances of the a1 synth in Cubase SX2. Drums from Stylus. The three instances of ARPocalypse are being feed with the same MIDI track – which is four, four bar, six note chords.
Arp Demo 2 (874k) - Again three instances of ARPocalypse driving three instances of the a1 synth in Cubase SX2. Drums from Stylus. The three instances of ARPocalypse are being feed with the same MIDI track played live.
Arp Demo 3 (812k) - A single held four note minor chord through ARPocalypse feeds into Lounge Lizard (processed with some delay) in Cubase SX2. A little bit of automation brings in extra notes to add interest. Drums from Stylus, bass from Trilogy. The three instances of ARPocalypse are being feed with the same MIDI track played live.
Everybody Deserves Music (2.9M) - It ain’t easy being cheesy. There’s some ARPocalypse in there.
ARPocalypse is currently free. However if you like it and use it a lot perhaps you’d consider donating a small amount of money. The price of a couple of pints of beer seems reasonable if you do like it. It will also encourage me to development more ideas. Please click the link below to donate via PayPal
There’s no downloadable manual at the moment, but instructions for use can be found here.
Want to try it? Download it from here then.
ARPocalypse concept, design and development by Wiz.
Great thanks to Tobybear for his Delphi template and answering my questions when getting started.
Thanks to all at the kvr-vst developers forum for their help and keeping me inspired by their work. Especially to aldi who help me with my tempo syncing issue. If you’re into VSTs you should visit www.kvr-vst.com.
Got an idea for a plugin? Well don’t send it to me. Invest a bit time like did and learn to develop your own. It’s really not that hard if you’ve ever programmed before.
You use ARPocalypse at your own risk. It has been tested extensively with Cubase SX 2.2 and works fine.
ARPocalypse is supported on a best endeavours basis. Any bug reports should be sent to ARPocalypse@wiz.nildram.co.uk. I’m just one guy and take holidays so please don’t be upset if I take some time to reply.