Cong Burn has announced an update to its an all-in-one, cross-platform workstation for sequencing, sampling and synthesis.

Version 3.11 of Strokes comes with as a multi-output VST3/AU/AUV3 plugin. Each voice (synth or sampler) can now be routed to an individual audio channel for further processing and recording.

The idea of this device is to encourage free-flow experimentation and exploration of rhythm and modulation. The architecture behind Strokes is complex, but on the surface it’s designed to be intuitive no matter what your experience level is. By setting up some sounds and turning the dials, anyone can create interesting and unique results. The sequencing and modulation are cross-patched, meaning the actions of one part impact on another – in this way, the patterns all form part of the greater whole, moving in symbiosis to create cohesive results.

The update also adds a built-in tutorial to help you create your first rhythm, melody and pattern variation. Furthermore, hovering over/tapping a parameter on the sequencer page will now display the parameter’s name in the header.

Strokes is available for Windows and macOS for £35 GBP. The iOS version is £19.99 GBP, and a cross-platform bundle is priced £45 GBP.

More information: Cong Burn