Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Live.Stepper 1.0
Author: scyhte  
Description: this is a simple, lightweight midi effect which steps through a sequence of up to 16 notes upon receiving a midi note, much like triggering the sequencer steps of an sh-101 with drum machine trigger signals.
it's inspired by the great "Sequential Event Generator" by MatthewJames but i wanted a smaller and simpler device, tailored to my needs. for example it takes velocity and note length from the midi input, not from the sequencer, which i find much more useful and expressive.

MANUAL:

[Record] -> notes can either be drawn in with the mouse or, when the record button on the left is active, recorded from your keyboard, a midi clip or any other midi source you route into it. when the record button is deactivated, the new loop length will be automatically set according to the number of recorded notes.

[Fold] -> the fold button acts like the fold button in abletons midiclips, only displaying the notes that are actually used.

[Trans] - with the transpose button activated, notes from the stepper will be transposed according to the notes from the midi input for even more interesting melodies.

Scale Menu - every time a note is drawn in, recorded or edited via the edit functions on the bottom the chosen scale will be applied afterwards.

[All]/[Loop] - this button determines whether all notes in the stepper are affected by the following functions or only those inside the loop range

(Up)(Left)(Right)(Down) - notes are shifted in the arrows directions

(Scramble) - scrambles the order of the sequence while keeping the notes

(Sort Up) - sorts the sequence ascending from the lowest to highest note

(Sort Down) - sorts the sequence descending from highest to lowest note

(Random) - completely randomizes the sequence inside the displayed note range
 

Device Details

Downloads: 2140
Tags sequencer, effect, utility, other
Live Version Used: 9.1.2
Max Version Used: 6.1.7
Date Added: Jul 18 2014 17:35:18
Date Last Updated: Jul 18 2014 18:58:37
Average Rating (2) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: Live.Stepper.amxd
 


Comments

Many thanks for the device. I have always looked for something like that. Great!

Hi
Thanks for this amazing plugin.There are wonderful tools.
Is possible to record 2 Bars? the limit is 1 Bar (16 steps) ?

hey guys... glad to see i'm not the only one who has a use for this kinda thing. :)
32 steps would be possible, but not with this version. i'd have to add it as an option and upload that new version.
i decided to go with 16 because i wanted to keep the ui as small as possible whilst maintaining best possible usability and readability. also i dont need the patterns to be longer than 16 steps. but i'll add a switch to choose between 16 and 32 steps for maximum length when i have some time. but i have yet to finish another little project.
thanks for your input. :)

hey guys... glad to see i'm not the only one who has a use for this kinda thing. :)
32 steps would be possible, but not with this version. i'd have to add it as an option and upload that new version.
i decided to go with 16 because i wanted to keep the ui as small as possible whilst maintaining best possible usability and readability. also i dont need the patterns to be longer than 16 steps. but i'll add a switch to choose between 16 and 32 steps for maximum length when i have some time. but i have yet to finish another little project.
thanks for your input. :)

Hi
Ok,thank you ;)

THANK YOU so much for this device, it is exactly what I have been looking for. Now I don't miss my Juno 60's triggered arpeggiator nearly as much. ;)
Also, I was pleased to find that this device works just fine with Live 8 and Max 5.

This is fantastic! Been trying to re-create what the DrumKat can do and further: 128 notes in a row triggered by one pad stepping thru with velocity and duration as one goes. 4 note chords built on one pad, another pad can cause a prescribed transposition scheme that effects other alternating pads and chord pads, etc...Your patch is the jumping off point for me. I will study iy deeply :}
Somewhere I saw that this was a legacy device and it was recommended that Mono.stepper was the proper replacement. Mono stepper just "Runs" and does not seem to take midi input to trigger each iteration...nothing like yours. Is yours stable in Live9?
I seem to be getting some errant polyphony (diads)but have just begun to explore it.
Thanks again!!!

:}

Figured out how to get it to 64 notes:
Message: nstep $1 output to in of Live.stepper UI
Live.number: set range(in inspector) to 1. 64.

Now searching for how to reset it to 1 on the fly....????

The UI breaks when trying to drag notes in Fold mode. Awesome device, though, many thanks.

When the device is fed chords, the step sequencer runs as many steps as the number of notes that the chord has; any way to avoid that? Thanks.

Any chance of adding a reset button to restart the sequence?

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