Audio Vitamins has released version 1.1 of Stochas, a step sequencer featuring a unique randomization engine.

Audio Vitamins Stochas

The update includes MIDI input recording and various improvements.

Designed to work either in mono or polyphonic modes the engine will select from a set of user inputted notes and take into consideration a bias weighting set for each, this means Stochas can be used to create evolving melodies, rich sounding string and synth sections, unique bass lines and even chaotic yet looping drum patterns, perfect for live and recorded performances.

Chord input and predefined scales, make editing and inputting patterns quick and easy, without any knowledge needed of music theory.

Changes in Stochas v1.1

  • Recording – Stochas can now record MIDI notes received, from any MIDI controller or from another MIDI track.
  • Horizontal scroll – Easier editing when working with grid lengths greater than 16 steps.
  • Automation – Control the layer options from your DAW or where possible an external controller, great for live playback and changing of parameters 4. Playback indicator – Visual indication of which notes Stochas has played.
  • Undo – A single undo level to help catch unwanted deletes and layer / pattern clears.
  • Mute All option – mute all layers with a single click 7. Better beat grid line indication – minor change to default colour schemes.

Stochas for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is £40 GBP.

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