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Rob Papen Blade 2 - Upgrade from Blade 1 (VST/AU/AAX)

 
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For registered owners of Blade, version 1.The original BLADE synthesizer released in 2012 had a unique concept in controlling the waveform harmonics (Harmolator) by using an XY pad. On top of that, the XY pad movement could also be recorded, edited, and played back tempo-based. This concept of BL... Read More

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For registered owners of Blade, version 1.

The original BLADE synthesizer released in 2012 had a unique concept in controlling the waveform harmonics (Harmolator) by using an XY pad. On top of that, the XY pad movement could also be recorded, edited, and played back tempo-based. This concept of BLADE meant that you could generate some very different sounds, compared to regular subtractive and even additive synthesizers.

With BLADE-2 we have expanded the features of BLADE even further again making it a dream synthesizer for synth lovers who like to think out of the box and love to experiment! Next to the Harmolator mode, we have now included an Additive mode which allows you to morph or mix between 4 additive waveforms using the XY pad. Of course, in addition to using these additive waves, you can also create and edit your own!

Another new addition is a dedicated wave-analyze section that allows to analyze of sample data into a waveform, which then again can be used in the Harmolator or Additive section.

To expand the sound options, even more, BLADE-2 also includes an additional analog-type oscillator plus a noise oscillator. However, it doesn’t stop there, because it now has 32 different Filter types to help shape your sound further!

The Arpeggiator section inside BLADE-2 has also received a huge update with some very cool new features.

There are now two additional rows for controlling the X and Y position of the XY pad. Also new is the ‘ratcheting’ feature including different ratcheting modes.

Last but not least, BLADE-2 has 3 Multi-FX processors with the high-quality top-notch – Rob Papen - FX.

General

  • 16 Voice virtual synthesizer
  • GUI size 100%, 125%, 150%, and 200%
  • Different tunings possible using .tun files
  • Responds to MIDI Program change and MIDI Bank Select
  • MIDI MPE mode available
  • Over 1500 presets

Top GUI Section:

  • Presets
    Blade-2 uses a Preset/Bank menu to select and manage Presets.
    You may store up to 256 Presets, but the amount of factory Presets do not exceed 128 because of MIDI program change.
    The menu features: Quick Browser / Recently Browsed / Favourites / Default Preset/ Convert Blade 1 Bank or Preset / 100/125/150/200 Screen Size
  • Banks
    Blade-2 uses a Bank menu to select and manage bank Folders. The menu features: Create New Bank Folder
  • Edit / Orig
    As soon as you start editing a Preset the Edit button will light up. If you click on the Orig button it will return the Preset to its original settings.
  • ECS (External MIDI Control)
    The ECS button allows you to load and save the entire external MIDI controller setup. Once set, it is shared by all Presets and all instances of Blade-2 that are loaded into your DAW.
    The menu options are: Load ECS / Save ECS / Clear MIDI
  • Help
    Opens up Blade-2's PDF Manual.
  • Easy
    Opens Blade-2's Easy Page.
  • Bank Manager
    Opens Blade-2's Bank Manager screen.
  • Blade-2 Logo
    Clicking on the Blade-2 logo takes you to the Back Panel. The Back Panel shows global settings and infrequently accessed controls.
  • Control Menu (3 lines ICON at the right-hand side)
    Clicking on the Control Menu icon will pop up the Control Menu, where you can set the screen size, set how Blade-2 reacts to MIDI, where it shows Graphic envelopes or dial controls and other options.

Spectral Display Section

  • This shows the spectrum or wave of the Harmolator / Additive oscillator.
  • You can select between: Harmonic, Dynamic, or Waveform display

Play Mode / Chord / Global Section

  • Play modes
    Poly, Mono, Legato, Arp
  • Portamento
    The portamento menu controls the portamento modes, which are: Off, Constant Rate, Constant Time, Held Rate, and Held Time.
  • Chord/ Strum
    The Chord Note menu allows you to set up to 8 note chords, these are triggered when you press a note and are saved within the Preset.
    Please note that you still have a limit of 16 notes, so playing chords will reduce the number of different chords which can be played at the same time, for instance, a 4-note chord means only 4 of these chords can be played at once.
    The strum speed controls the timing of the chord's note, so they are strummed. Strum Sync allows you to sync this strum speed to the tempo.
    Chord Display you can set semi-tuning (-36 to +36 semitones) for note 2-8, velocity, and panning of each chord note.
  • Global Settings
    Tuning (default 440hz)
    Warmth (analog drifting)
    Keyboard Velocity shape response
    Filter Envelope Attack / Decay / Release Curve
    Amplifier Envelope Attack / Decay / Release Curve

Harmolator / Additive Oscillator Section (shared controls)

  • Harmolator / Additive
    The main oscillator in Blade-2 is the Harmolator / Additive oscillator. This can work in either Harmolator or Additive mode, you can select between these by clicking on the Harmolator or Additive radio buttons, and it can be turned on/off by clicking on the Harmolator / Additive label.
    In the top part of this oscillator, the controls from Unison to Output are the same for both the Harmolator and the Additive oscillator.
  • Unison
    In Unison mode, the Harmolator / Additive oscillator plays up-to 4 unison voices, for each note played. This works at an Oscillator / Filter level, so you can still play up to 16 voices in poly mode.
    The Unison detune parameter changes the pitch slightly for all these voices. This gives you an extremely rich-sounding stack of voices. The Unison spread pans the different unison voices to the left / right channels.
  • Free-running
  • Octave
  • Volume
  • Sub-Oscillator
    The sub-oscillator knob allows you to use two different types of waveforms. If you turn it to the left, it produces a sinus waveform. If you turn it to the right, it produces a square waveform. The center position turns the sub-oscillator off.
  • Sub-Shift menu. For instance, if it's set to -1 Oct, the sub-oscillator tuning is set to be one octave below the Harmolator / Additive Oscillator.
    For the square wave sub-oscillator, you can use the sub-oscillator symmetry position modulation destination to alter the square wave's width, so you can create pulse width modulation (PWM) sounds by using an LFO to alter this width.
  • Output
    Where the Harmolator / Additive oscillator's output is sent to, you can send it to either the Pre-Filter Distortion, the Filter itself, FX 1 to 3, or to the Dry Output.

Harmolator Oscillator Section

  • The original heart of Blade-2 is the Harmolator, this is an additive oscillator with 96 partials.
    Additive synthesis uses sine waves of different frequencies to create more complex waves.
    Blade-2 works differently by using global controls to alter the general additive spectrum, so making it easier to create interesting sounds. This encapsulating of this additive spectrum, we have called a Harmolator and has the following controls.
  • The controls: Base, Range, Symmetry, Timbre, Timbre Type (16 Timbre Types), Timbre Waves, Even / Odd, Ripple, Ripple Width, Harmonic, Harmonic Volume, Harmonic Shift.

Additive Oscillator Section

  • In the Additive mode you can use up to 4 sets of 16 partials (known as a Wave-set) to generate sound. These partials are more complicated than the 96 partials used in the Harmolator because you can set the pitch, volume, wave and phase of each partial separately.
    The reason why we picked 16 editable partials, is because above the 16th partial it becomes hard to control them all, so we decided to have 16 partials but with more properties.
    Also, there are many additional features, like being able to load the Timbre waves which also appear in the Harmolator or the option to save waves and using them inside the Harmolator.
  • Modes: You can select between the 4 Wave-sets (Set A, Set B, Set C and Set D) using the "Edit Set" menu.
  • How the Wave-sets work in practice depends on the Wave-sets combination mode, and also the position of the XY indicator in the XY screen.
    Set A - Only Wave-set A is used.
    Set A+B Mix X-Axis
    Set A-D Mix X-Axis
    Set A-D Mix XY-Axis
    Set A+B Morph X-Axis
    Set A-D Morph X-Axis
    Set A+B Morph X-Axis
    Set A-D Morph XY-Axis.
  • Edit Modes for each wave set
    Each of the 16 partials in the 4 Wave-sets have 5 different properties. These can be edited in the big Additive screen, which property is shown is selected by the "Edit Screen" menu.
    Properties: Amp, Phase, Tune, Fine, Wave (Sine, Saw, Square or Triangle).
  • Wave Preset
    This menu, allowing you to quickly load in an additive factory or user wave Preset.
  • Command
    Here you can alter the partials in the current or all the sets.

Analog Oscillator Section

  • Waveform
    Sine, Saw, Square or Triangle.
  • Volume
  • Semi
  • Output menu
  • Free-running
  • Unison
    In Unison mode, the Analogue oscillator plays up-to 4 unison voices, for each note played.
    The control parameters are: detune and stereo amount
  • Sym (symmetry)
  • SMA amount (symmetry modulation amount)
  • SMP Speed (symmetry modulation speed)
  • High-pass Filter
  • Low-pass Filter
  • Envelope
    The Analog oscillator envelope controls the volume.
    The parameters are Attack Decay Sustain Sustain Fade Release and Tempo Sync option.

Noise Oscillator Section

  • Color
    Mixes between having 100% Pink Noise (at 0%) to having 100% White Noise (at 100%).
    Volume
  • Output
    Where the Noise oscillator's output is sent to, you can send it to either the Pre-Filter Distortion, the Filter itself, FX 1 to 3, or to the Dry Output.
  • Tuned (Tuned Noise)
  • Bandwidth (Tuned Noise)
  • Frequency (Tuned Noise)
  • Frequency Envelope amount (Tuned Noise by )
  • Stereo amount
  • High-pass Filter
  • Low-pass Filter
  • Noise Envelope
    With Attack Decay Sustain Sustain Fade Release and Tempo Sync option.

Pre-Filter Distortion Section

  • The 20 distortion types are: Bits, Clipper, Cos, Cross 1, Cross 2, Foldover, Fuzz, Gapper, Hard Limiter, OverDrive, Octave, Octave 2, Power, Rectify, Ring Mod, SandH, Saturate, SoftLimit, Square, Transient

Filter Section

  • 36 Filter Types
    Low Pass Filter (LP) --. 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 24dB or 36dB per octave.
    High Pass Filter (HP) – 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 24dB or 36dB per octave.
    Band Pass Filter (BP) – 12dB / 24dB
    Notch Filter - 12dB and 24dB
    For the 12dB and 24dB Filters, there are 3 types of Filters, which have different tonal characters. The Z Filters are zero-delay
    Vowel Filter - Vocal Filter with Vowel controls.
    Formant 1 - Vocal Filter, which creates a vocal character based on 2 bands. Here The Vowel knob changes the difference in frequency between these 2 bands.
    Formant 2 - Vocal Filter, which creates a vocal character based on 4 bands. Here the Vowel knob changes the difference in frequency between these 4 bands.
    Comb Filter - A comb Filter is a very short delay that either enhances or reduces frequency depending on the comb Filter frequency. In the + comb-Filter the feed-back of the Comb Filter is positive, and in the – comb Filter, the feed-back of the Comb Filter is negative.
    Ring Modulation - The ring modulation Filter multiplies the incoming signal with a sine oscillator whose frequency is the Filter frequency. The Q dial controls the amount of ring modulation.
  • Cutoff Frequency control
  • Separation control
    Generates a difference between the left and right channel Cutoff Frequency.
  • Smooth
    When this is on the Filter tracks the input volume into the Filter and tries to ensure the output volume of the Filter is at the same level.
  • Q (Resonance)
  • Vowel
    Controls the vowel used in the Vowel Filter or the spread of the Filters in the Formant Filters.
  • Cutoff Frequency Modulation: Velocity (Vel). Key Track, Modulation Wheel, and Envelope
  • Filter Envelope
    Graphic Envelope controls. By default, the graphic Filter Envelope appears. If you prefer dials, you can select these in the 'Control Menu' which appears as a 3 lines icon in the upper right corner of the Blade-2 user interface.
  • Envelope Curve control (Attack and Decay/Release)
    Envelope Controls: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain-Fade, Release, and Key-Track.

Amplifier Section

  • Distortion
    The Amplifier incorporates a Distortion section. In practice, it increases the volume of the signal and adds distortion (additional overtones) to the signal. The Amount of control sets the level of distortion.
    The special feature of having the distortion at this stage is that it gives each voice of Blade-2 its own distortion!
  • Volume
  • Velocity (Vel > Vol)
  • AMP Volume Envelope
    Graphic Envelope controls .by default, the graphic Amplifier Envelope appears. If you prefer dials, you can select these in the 'Control Menu' which appears as a 3 lines icon in the upper right corner of the Blade-2 user interface.
  • Envelope Curve control (Attack and Decay/Release)
    Envelope Controls: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain-Fade, Release, and Key-Track.

XY Screen
The XY pad is a combination of a live, interactive control, and an automated programmable modulation source. Use the mouse to control the 24 Free parameters simultaneously, by moving the XY dot around the XY Pad. It is also possible to record these movements as paths and use the XY pad as a programmable two-dimensional LFO.
The position of the XY dot is the modulation source for the 24 destinations shown around the XY Pad.
It is possible to record the moving dot on the XY pad as a path. Switch the XY pad status to Rec and drag the dot around. Blade-2 will capture all movements as a path in its memory. After recording, the path is ready for playback. Hit the Play button, and play a note. You will see the XY indicator move across the screen following the previously recorded path.
The XY path is saved as part of the Blade-2 Preset and is ready to be used when you next use this Preset.

  • Modulation Controls
    Surround the XY screen are the modulation controls. The ones at the top and bottom are those controlled by the Y position, those at the sides are the ones controlled by the X position.
    The dial controls the amount of modulation, the menu shows which control is modulated by the X or Y position (i.e. it's the destination), and the on / off buttons control whether the modulation is on or off (clicking on the XY label will bypass the XY totally).
  • Modes
    The XY pad operates in Poly, Free or Mono mode. The mode setting determines how the XY responds when you play one or more keys simultaneously.
  • Loop
    When Loop is On, the XY dot will jump from the end of the path, back to the start of the path and keep moving. In the < > mode, the XY path loops but travels back and forth along the path. When Loop is Off it travels the XY path one-way only once.
  • Sync To
    By default, when the XY path is replayed, it plays back at the speed with which it was recorded. However, if you want to alter this, the Sync To menu enables you to set the time period the XY path takes to playback. This is set in quarter-beats and is synced to the host's tempo.
  • Points
    Paths are stored as 128 points and the in-between connections. You can change the number of points stored, using the Points menu. The minimum number of points is 2 points, suitable for very straightforward paths. If you return the resolution back to 128 points (Off), the original points will be restored.
  • Space Quantize
  • Space Quantize restricts the points in the current path to a set of grid lines. The default setting is off, but when you select a grid of 32, 16, 8 or 4 grid lines, Blade-2 will snap all the points to their nearest grid point. The Quantize setting is non-destructive. Disabling Space Quantize will return the points back to their original position.
  • Time Quantize
    Time Quantize sets the update frequency of the XY position. Use this in conjunction with the Sync function to find the optimized balance between update frequency and the number of points in the path.
  • Play Speed
    The Play Speed control alters the playback speed of the recorded XY Path. It ranges from 1/16 of the set time to 16 times the set time.
  • Smooth
    The smooth control will soften any edges and corners in a path. Use this control if you want to avoid sudden changes (which may sound harsh) in modulation signals.
  • Speed Control
    This allows you to set a modulation source (via the menu), and how much this source changes the speed.
  • Edit
    The Edit button located near the XY pad puts the XY path in edit mode. While in edit mode, you can move the path's points around and thus edit the XY Path manually.
  • Commands
    A right-click on the XY display or the command button opens the XY Menu with the following options: Load XY Preset, Save XY Preset.
    In the XY commands menu it also shows all the previously saved XY Presets. Clicking on one Preset loads it in.

Harm Mod Section: Harmonic / Additive / Filter Velocity
These knobs allow you to modulate the Harmolator / Additive / Filter controls using the current key's velocity.
Clicking on the "Velocity" label bypasses the Velocity modulation, and clicking on of the Harmolator / Additive / Filter labels here, bypasses that specific modulation.

Harm Mod Section: Harmonic / Additive / Filter Envelope
These knobs allow you to modulate the Harmolator / Additive / Filter controls using an Envelope.
Envelope parameters: Pre-Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain-Fade, Release, Key-Track, Curve Control

Harm Mod Section: Harmonic / Additive / Filter LFO
These knobs allow you to modulate the Harmolator / Additive / Filter controls using an LFO.

  • Waveforms
  • Sine, Triangle, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, and SandH This is where you can set the type of wave that modulates the Harmolator / Filter controls.
  • Modes
    Poly, Free, and Mono.
  • Speed control
  • Sync
  • Speed control and source

Harm Mod Section:Harmonic / Additive / Filter Modulation Source
Here, these two sets of controls allow you to modulate the Harmolator / Additive / Filter controls using Blade-2's modulation sources, set via the "Source" menu.
Clicking on the "Source 1/2" label bypasses that modulation, and clicking on of the Harmolator or Filter labels here, bypasses that specific modulation.

MOD Section
In this screen, you alter Blade-2's free modulation sources and matrix. Also, Blade-2 has an envelope and LFO which are hard-wired to Blade-2's pitch.
You can select the Modulation Screen by clicking on the "Mod" button.

Pitch / Free 1 and 2 Envelope
The Pitch Envelope which is hard-wired to Blade-2's pitch. Clicking on the "Env" label bypasses it. Free Envelope 1 and 2 are envelopes that can be used to modulate anything via the modulation matrix. You can select between the different ones by clicking on the "Pitch Env", "Free Env 1" or "Free Env 2" radio buttons.

  • Graphic Envelope controls.
    By default, the graphic Pitch / Free Envelope appears. If you prefer dials, you can select these in the 'Control Menu' which appears as a 3 lines icon in the upper right corner of the Blade-2 user interface.
  • Curve control
    By pressing the control key and the mouse, it is possible to change the Attack cure and the Decay/Release curve of the Harmolator Envelope. These curve controls also appear in the dials inside the Pitch / Free Envelope section.
    The default settings of Blade-2 are linear for the Attack parameter and -20 exponential for the Decay/Release parameter.
  • Envelope Parameters
    Pre-Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain-Fade, and Release
  • Sync
    Tempo sync option for the Envelope.
  • Amount (Pitch Envelope)
    Amount the Pitch Envelope alters Blade-2's pitch, up-to 3 octaves up or down.
  • Amount control and source (Pitch Envelope)
    Allows you to modulate the Pitch envelope using Blade-2 s normal modulation sources. Control is the amount of modulation and source of the modulation source.
  • Key-Track

Pitch / Free 1 and 2 LFO
Pitch LFO which is hard-wired to Blade-2's pitch. Clicking on the "LFO" label bypasses this. Free LFO 1 and 2 are LFOs that can be used to modulate anything via the modulation matrix.
You can select between the different ones by clicking on the "Pitch LFO", "Free LFO 1" or "Free LFO 2" radio buttons.

  • Waveform
    Sine, Triangle, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square and SandH
  • Mode
    Poly, Free and Mono. This controls how the Pitch LFO responds when you hit one or more keys.
  • Speed
  • Sync (Tempo based LFO)
  • Symmetry
  • Phase
  • Smooth
  • Speed control and source
    Allows you to modulate the Pitch LFO's speed using Blade-2's normal modulation sources. Control is the amount of modulation and source the modulation source.
  • Amount (Pitch LFO)
  • Amount control and source (Pitch LFO)
    Allows you to modulate the Pitch LFO's amount using Blade-2's normal modulation sources. Control is the amount of modulation and source the modulation source.

Modulation Slots
Blade-2 has 16 free modulation slots, which can be used to modulate any of the controls.
Only 8 are shown in the modulation matrix screen, but you can use the scroll bar at the right-hand side to show the other ones.

  • Bypass 1 – 16
  • Source 1 – 16
    This is where you can select one of Blade-2's modulation sources.
  • Destination 1 – 16
    Here you select one of Blade-2's modulation destinations.
  • Destination amount 1 – 16
    This is where you select the amount of modulation. This can be a positive or a negative modulation depending on the selected parameter.
  • Amount control 1 - 16 and source
    This is where you select the controller for controlling the destination amount parameter. With the amount of control, you can set how much this control alters this destination amount value.
    This can be either a positive or negative amount. So, you can increase the modulation or decrease the modulation.
  • Lower / Upper threshold 1 – 16
    Sets levels at which the ranges in the modulation work. Below the lower threshold, the modulation is turned off. Between the lower and upper thresholds, the modulation amount goes from the minimum to maximum amounts.
    Above the upper threshold, the modulation amount is set to the maximum value.
  • Offset / Amount 1 – 16
    This is where you select the offset and amounts for the modulation. Offset controls the minimum amount and the amount controls the maximum amount. This can be a positive or a negative modulation depending on the selected parameter.
    Double click on a value with set it to its default value, pressing shift will allow you to fine-tune a value, and Right-clicking on the modulation matrix brings up the menu, which allows you to clear, copy, paste and bypass the modulation matrix, saved it to disk and reload it in, and also to clear, copy, move and bypass individual modulation slots plus allowing you to enter values numerically.

Arpeggiator
Blade-2 offers a classic style Arpeggiator and if you select the 'Sequencer' mode, it also offers a classic analog-style sequencer.
The Velocity, Free and X/Y row can be used in the Modulation Matrix to control the other available Blade-2 parameters.
And you can find more features inside of Blade-2's ARP! If you are in Poly / Mono or Legato mode, you can still use the Arpeggiator as a modulation source.
Arpeggiator A / B Play-mode.

  • The Play Modes
    Arpeggiator A – plays Arpeggiator A only.
    Arpeggiator B – plays Arpeggiator B only.
    Join – play Arpeggiator A, then Arpeggiator B, then Arpeggiator A and so on.
    Top - the top MIDI keys sets which sequence is played, MIDI notes 93 sets the Arpeggiator to A, and MIDI note 94 sets the Arpeggiator to B.
  • Steps
    Set the number of steps in the Arpeggiator pattern, from 1 to 16 steps.
    Arpeggiator A and B have their own Step and Speed menus, all the other settings are shared between the two, in general.
  • Speed
    The Speed control sets the speed of the Arpeggiator relative to the Host's tempo, for example, 2 x tempo or ¼ x tempo.
    Arpeggiator A and B have their own Step and Speed menus, all the other settings are shared between the two, in general.
  • Up to 16 steps for Arp A and B
  • Mute / Unmute (per step)
  • Tie (per step)
    Tie links the step to the previous steps and as such extends the note lengths.
  • Slide (per step)
    Slides the pitch from one step to the next. The sliding rate is set by the Slide control.
  • Tune (per step)
    Each step has a range of -3 octaves to +3 octaves in semitones.
  • Vel (per step)
    Vel defines the Velocity value of the step.
  • Free (per step)
    The Free rows value can be used in the Modulation Matrix as a modulation source.
  • X/Y (per step)
    The X and Y rows values can be used to directly change the X and Y positions (when these rows are turned on).
  • Ratcheting (per step)
    This allows the step to be ratcheted (i.e. repeated). When it's off the note plays as normal, when set to '2' it's repeated twice, '3' repeated 3 times and '4' repeated 4 times. When ratcheting occurs depends on the "Ratcheting Menu" / "Vel > Ratcheting" knob (see below).
  • Arpeggiator Modes
    This menu controls the order in which the Arpeggiator plays its notes
    Up - The notes are played from low to high.
    Down - The notes are played from high to low.
    Up/Down - The notes are played from low to high followed by from high to low.
    Down/Up - The notes are played from high to low followed by from low to high.
    Random - The notes are played in random order.
    Ordered - The notes are played in the order in which they were triggered, i.e. first note played first and last note played last.
    Reverse Order - The notes are played in the reverse order in which they were triggered, i.e. last note played first and first note played last.
    Ordered Up/Down - The notes are played from first to last followed by last to first.
    Ordered Down/Up - The notes are played from last to first followed by first to last.
    Chord - The Arpeggiator plays all notes as a chord in a rhythmic pattern. In Chord mode, you cannot set the unison mode.
    Sequencer - In this mode, the Arpeggiator acts as a sequencer and plays the programmed pitches relative to the played note and continues playing in sequence with every new note played.
    Sequencer Reset - In this mode, the Arpeggiator acts as a sequencer and plays the programmed pitches relative to the played note. The Sequencer Resets to step 1 with every new note played.
  • Octave
    The Octave setting gives you the option to play the arpeggiated notes in multiple octaves, relative to the original notes. For example, an octave setting of 2 means that the original notes will play first followed by the same notes one octave higher. NOTE: the [Octave] setting remains active also if the [Sequencer] or the [Sequencer Reset] mode is active.
  • Tie Mode
    Tied mode lets you select whether tied steps use their own programmed values for Tuning, Velocity etc or use the values of the step they are tied to. The following options are:
    Normal - Tied steps do not have an individual slide, tune, velocity, and free settings.
    Special - Tied steps do still have an individual slide, tune, velocity, and free settings.
    Toggle 1 - The Arpeggiator alternates between Special Mode and Normal Mode (Special Mode on the first cycle).
    Toggle 2 - The Arpeggiator alternates between Normal Mode and Special Mode (Normal Mode on the first cycle).
  • Arpeggiator Command Menu
    The Arpeggiator command menu allows you to Edit, Copy, Paste, Clear, Save, and Load Arpeggiator settings. A right-click in the Arpeggiator or the Command menu button activates this menu.
  • Step Len
    This controls how long each Arpeggiator note/step is. Note that a 100% setting is needed if you use a tied step!
  • Swing
    Swing is a control that allows you to change the rhythmic feel of the Arpeggiator. It does this by slightly moving every other note relative to a fixed timing grid. Whether it suits your work depends very much on the musical piece you are working on, so we encourage you to experiment with different values here.
  • Slide
    Slide works as an intra-sequence portamento. It sets the time it takes for the pitch to change from the selected step to the next.

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Product Specs

System Requirements PC: VST3, 32 / 64 bits VST and 64 bits AAX for Windows 7 or higher
(Note: PC AAX for PT 12 or higher)
Mac: 64 bits AU, VST3, VST, and AAX, for OS-10.13 or higher.
M1 ARM processor compatible.
Authorization Serial/license system with activation whilst registering the product
The activation system is offline, which means that there is no direct connection between the plugin and the robpapen.com homepage.
The software can be installed on 2 of your own computer systems.
Notes Minimal computer display resolution requirement: 1440x900pixels
Soon compatible with the NI NKS system (early 2023)

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