B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro by Thomas Arndt (iPad)
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Released: Apr 28, 2014
Version: 2.1
Size: 38 MB
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B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro

Thomas Arndt
A unique, powerful step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

With a huge amount of features like chord programming, sequencer ratcheting, shuffle, drag'n'drop, copy and MIDI learn, you will get the best out of your synthesizers and drums to create your own unique sound.
So as you are not overwhelmed by all the features B-Step comes with, an embedded manual and intelligently sorted presets are included to make sure you get up to speed as quickly as possible.

More free presets are downloadable from the B-ProjectRepository and you can share your own presets there too.

There is more than one way to work with B-Step. Export your work via Email and import it on to your desktop version at home or vice versa.

Your synthesizers and drum machines will love B-Step!

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DESIGNED FOR CREATING:

- Melodies
- Arpeggios
- Basslines
- Chord progressions
- Experimental parts
- Drum grooves


THE USER INTERFACE:

- Clean, free customizable style
- Embedded user manual
- Create your own colour themes


SEQUENCER FEATURES:

- Up to 4 independent sequencers in one
- Shuffle / swing
- Sequencer ratcheting / step repeats
- Monophonic and polyphonic playback modes
- Pattern auto chaining
- Reverse playback
- Measurements from 1/16th to more than 4/4th
- Step probability
- Partial bar replays
- Send control and program changes at each step
- 5x6 chords per project
- Define random chords from 12 scales
- 16-steps * 4-tracks * 16 pattern
- Skip, mute and other functions


SPECIAL HANDLING:

- Drag'n'drop copy for bars and step columns
- Multi drag: Copy the state of one slider or button to all of its siblings
- Bar snapshots: Copy and past on the fly from/to an advanced clipboard


MIDI SPECIFICATION:

- MIDI clock master (up to 400 BPM)
- Syncable to other MIDI masters
- 5x MIDI OUT to control up to 5 hardware or software synthesizers (4x independent)
- 1x MIDI IN for sync to another master
- MIDI thru
- MIDI clock/sync thru
- 1x IN & OUT for MIDI controller (for MIDI learn)
- 2x IN & OUT for Novation Launchpad
- Auto restore MIDI connections


MIDI CONTROLLER:

- Native Novation Launchpad support (for up to two Launchpads)
- Advanced MIDI learn
- Sends feedback to your MIDI controllers.


SYSTEM FEATURES:

- Runs in background
- AudioBus support
- CoreMIDI, virtual MIDI, network MIDI


PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

- Auto save and load last session (project, controllers, settings)
- Project notes
- Import and export of your projects and other data (via mail or text)
- Share your projects on the B-ProjectRepository


SUPPORT:

- Fast support via mail or in the forum

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NOTE: Please make sure you leave a valid email if you contact the support on our website. We can not send a reply to an invalid email address. Thanks.

What's new in version 2.1
More refined. More affordable.

Create your own individual B-Step colour theme with the B-ColourStyler or choose one of the preset styles. Be able to switch through your favourite ones quickly and easily. Styling your own personal look has never been as easy as this. Find a colour scheme that works for you, on your monitor settings.

Expect simple project and file management with the new B-DataManager. It comes with a couple of bonus features like free downloadable presets and import and export of your projects via text or email. Add preview audio samples and comments to your projects and chords, or share your own work at the B-ProjectRepository.

If you're having difficulty in using one of the many features that B-Step provides, no problem!
We give you the option to embed the user manual inside the program itself, which makes it very easy to get to the right information at the right time, for any feature. It's as simple as dragging the 'Question Mark' to the component you want to learn about.

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NEW MAJOR FEATURES

- Introduced: Basic AudioBus support

-- Introduced: Data Manager
-- Download free projects, colour themes or chords on the fly
-- Project im- & export via text or mail
-- Share your projects at the Monoplugs servers
-- Remember your projects: Assign audio samples and comments to your projects

- Introduced: Embedded User Manual

- Introduced: Colour Styler

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MAJOR CHANGES & FIXES

- Improved: Reducing CPU usage for better performance on older devices
- Improved: More stable clock generation

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MINOR CHANGES & FIXES

USABILITY
- Added: Mute a step column on the run light buttons
- Added: Option to disable the mouse wheel (setup editor)
- Improved: Mouse wheel always increasing or decreasing by one
- Fixed: Load & save handling, restores everything correctly

USER INTERFACE
- Improved: Style of editors and notifications
- Fixed: Font sizes and remove trailing "..." for some labels
- Fixed: Message box is never hidden by the keyboard
- Improved: Inputs are always visible (can't be hidden by the keyboard)
- Improved: Remember last window position

MIDI & SYNC
- Improved/Fixed: Slave mode
- Improved: Performance on switching from/to foreground/background

MIDI CONTROLLER
- Fixed: Reset Launchpad on shutdown

FEATURE FIXES
- Fixed: Playback stops if a step repeat was enabled and some other options too
- Fixed: Bar repeat counter show 1 bar to less
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Our verdict: Ok
  • + B-Step Sequencer 2 Pro is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 41% off its regular price.
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