Lakeside Audio has announced version 2.0 of Groovestar, an update to the audio instrument/synthesizer plugin for creating drum loops and synthesizer sequences in an intuitive way.

The update comes with many improvements, including a new “ALL” view which offers an overview of all the occupied slots. The “SLOT” view shows more parameters of the selected slot.

Lakeside Audio Groovestar 2

Groovestar is based on the classic step sequencer idea but it features more possibilities to create powerful patterns by using synthesized sounds as input as well as sampled wave sounds. You can treat and combine them to make hybrid sounds without any limitations.

The plugin is controlled by MIDI events – you can map any created pattern to different keys or even combine them to play them simultaneously. Moreover it is possible to map a whole range of notes to a pattern allowing to alter the pitch of it – independently if it is based on a synthesized sound or a wave file.

Groovestar is available as a VST plugin for Windows and Mac, priced at 49 EUR until July 16th.

More information: Lakeside Audio