Audio Vitamins has launched Stochas, a MIDI step sequencer plugin featuring a randomization engine that allows you to create evolving melodies, rich sounding accompaniment sections, as well as chaotic looping drum patterns.
Stochas is a revolutionary new type of step sequencer that has a unique randomisation engine.
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.
- Groove template editor for total control of the feel of the patterns, with export and import from MIDI file.
- Chord input and predefined scales, make editing and inputting patterns quick and easy, without any knowledge needed of music theory.
- Polyrhythmic and polymetric pattern creation, with variable grid lengths up to 64 steps.
- Chaining of notes to create patterns and phrases that can be randomly selected within the sequence.
- Randomisation of note on time, velocity and length, with control for humanisation of playback.
- 4 layers each with individual controls for playback speed, rhythm, maximum polyphonic bias and 8 different patterns per layer.
- MIDI input recognition for control during live performances and playback at recording.
Stochas for Windows and Mac (VST/AU, AAX coming soon) is available for $50 USD / 45 EUR. A 14-day demo version is available for download.