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SEQUND VST by ALEXKID

PolyRhythmic VST on steroids

£60.00

VERSION 1.5.6 NOW AVAILABLE!Apart from improving the user interface, we have added a few exciting features improving the workflow, the logic and the creativity.
  • New Ratchet lane
  • General Step Amount
  • General Step Shift
  • New MIDI advance Mode
  • Fit to Chromatic is now integrated when selecting the Chromatic Scale from another scale, allowing to maintain the same sequence and enabling all the notes.
  • Step Lock: Preserve the settings of specific steps in your sequences even when using the
  • randomize and reset functions.
What happens when you take the best elements from Alexkid’s MaxforLive Sequencers and want to share them with the rest of the DAW world?SEQUND is the answer, and now the best of the Alexkid M4L devices are now available for all main DAWs.Combining the favourite features from the polyrhythmic sequencers into one single AU/VST plug-in, and then added some more…The result? A unique and powerful tool…
USER GUIDE:

SEQUND Manual

COMPATIBILITY: All versions that can run a VST3 or AU Plugin
OS COMPATIBILITY: Mac OS: 10.14 (Mojave) or later Windows 10 or later
Min. Requirements: A DAW that can run a VST3 or AU Plugin
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    CHANGE LOG:

    Version 1.5.6 – Released 30th January 2024
    Apart from improving the user interface, we have added a few exciting features improving the workflow, the logic and the creativity.

    • New Ratchet lane
    • General Step Amount
    • General Step Shift
    • New MIDI advance Mode
    • Fit to Chromatic is now integrated when selecting the Chromatic Scale from another scale, allowing to maintain the same sequence and enabling all the notes.
    • Step Lock: Preserve the settings of specific steps in your sequences even when using the
    • randomize and reset functions.

    Version 1.0 – Released 7th April 2023

    SEQUND VST by ALEXKID

    SEQUND is a powerful VST/AU polyrhythmic sequencer combining -and improving- all the best features from the massively popular range of Max4Live sequencers created by electronic musician Alexkid, redesigned in collaboration with Tadashi Suginomori from HY-Plugins.

    SEQUND has a unique architectural design which makes it stand out from more traditional alternatives. We could have packed it with many more functions but we believe that simplicity is paramount and instead focused on enhancing features we consider essential, resulting in an intuitive yet powerful and inspiring tool.

    Like the Probabilistic sequencer, SEQUND features two melodic lanes and a probability lane sequence allowing you to alternate between both melodies. Each lane has an independent length thus facilitating the generation of complex polyrhythms and evolving patterns with disconcerting ease. In addition there’s Hold, Chance, Length, Octave, Transpose and 3 MIDI CC# lanes to make all this even more funky and flexible.

    Whether you want to create exciting bass-lines with subtle variations or eccentric melodies filled with groove, SEQUND’s extremely intuitive interface instantly triggers your creativity process…

    Not only that but each user preset contains up to 12 patterns that can be recalled instantly via MIDI notes to allow pattern changes on the fly with seamless transitions and incredible timing.

    The new Transpose function is available before or after the scale quantisation, allowing you to shift your melody and always stay in key whatever you do, or act like a traditional transpose.

    The Transpose function is also controllable  via MIDI notes, which means that you can transpose your sequence in real time via your keyboard whilst recording into your DAW.

    You can “play the sequencer” if you like and use it with Soft-Synths as well as Hardware Synths.

    SEQUND FEATURES

    • Gate, Length, Hold, Chance
    • Pitch A, Pitch B, Probability A/B
    • Transpose, Octave
    • Step Lock
    • 3x assignable MIDI CC lanes, each with an individual amount of steps.
    • 2 types of step advance modes,
    • positive and negative swing
    • 12x patterns per preset with instant recall via MIDI.

    EVERYONE LOVES A PRESET

    Whilst you can get instant gratification from the randomisation features for generation of sequences, Seqund VST is also packed with lovely artist presets from no less than:

    • Alexander Kowalski, Arno
    • Brawther
    • Christian Burkhardt, Cristi Cons, Cyrk
    • D’Julz, Damon Wild, Decka
    • Fred P
    • Goldmoon
    • Janeret, Josh Wink, Joy Huebner
    • Katie Drover
    • Lamalice, Leonard de Leonard
    • Markus Enochson
    • Okain, Oora, Oshana, Quelza
    • Raffaele Attanasio, Reboot, Robin Ordell, Rodriguez Jr.
    • Soela
    • tINI, and Tripmastaz to get you started…
    Seqund VST by Alexkid

    The Edit window consists of 4 Modular panels where lanes can be folded or unfolded by clicking on the corresponding [Show/Hide Lane] buttons. In these lanes you can manually input or randomly generate the necessary data to create your sequence.

    ATTRIBUTES

    SEQUND has Gate, Hold, Ratchet, Length, Chance and Prob A/B lanes allowing you to alternate between the two Pitch lanes, as well as Octave, Transpose, Velocity and three assignable MIDI CC lanes, each with its own user definable amount of steps.

    Edit Window - Seqund VST by Alexkid
    • Gate – The gate lane is where the rhythm pattern gets written and each step increment is defined by the clock division setting adjustable in the bottom left panel of the plugin window. By default, the speed is set to 16th notes. Gates need to be written in order to trigger the Pitch Lanes and result in a note.
    • Hold – The hold lane is most functional when paired with a mono synth with glide or portamento enabled. If enabled the step will extend the active note until the next gate occurs, resulting in a longer note and in a trigger of the instrument’s glide or portamento when available.
    • Ratchet – This new addition (1.5.6) allows you to subdivide individual steps in your sequence, allowing for rapid-fire repeats of notes within the same step. Ratchet divides a single step into multiple, smaller subdivisions. You can set the number of repeats per step (1/2/3/4), offering precise control over the density and speed of ratcheting effects.
    • Length – The length lane – which when made visible overrides the global length settingsallows you to define the gate length of the current step, with a maximum length corresponding to the clock-division setting (e.g. If the clock division is set to 1/16th, the maximum duration of the gate will be of 1/16th)
    • Chance – The chance line sets the probability of a gate to play per step, allowing for more random programming. Set to 100%, the step will always play if it corresponds with a gate, resulting in a note being played. Lower values will increase the chance of not playing the note when corresponding with a gate.
    Gate - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    Pitch A / Pitch B – The 2 Pitch lanes A and B are where the Melodic Patterns get written. Only one can play at a time according to the setting of Prob A/B. Available values are quantized to the selected Root Key and Scale set in the Scale Panel from the Global

    Prob A/B – This lane Allows you to alternate between both pitch melodies the following way: At 100/0 %, Only the top lane (Pitch A) plays. At 0/100 %, only the bottom lane (Pitch B) plays. In between values will alternate between both lanes according to the probability percentage.

    Gate - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    Octave – The Octave lane will shift each step up or down octaves according to the programmed value.

    Transpose – This lane will shift each step up or down as much as 12 semitones.

    Velocity – The Velocity lane will shift each step up or down in velocity steps between 0 and 127. A velocity value of 0 will trigger a note off value.

    Octave - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    CC – There are three MIDI CC lanes, each can be set to the parameter of your choice available on your MIDI synth or MIDI CC capable soft synth, allowing the sequencing of parameters such as Cutoff or Decay. For instruments that must learn the CC#, simply hide all other MIDI CC lanes then set the remaining CC lane to the desired number (0-127), program some steps then begin sequencing via your DAW. Only one CC will send signal, thus allowing your instrument to detect the right CC#.

    You can repeat this procedure for each of the three MIDI CC lanes and then make all lines visible if each MIDI CC target requires learning.

    Octave - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    Each of these lanes features individual [Play Mode] and [Length] settings. Lane values can be randomized by clicking on the [Dice] on the right side of the lane.

    Octave - - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    INDIVIDUAL LANE LENGTH

    Each lane has a maximum of 16 steps. By reducing the amount of steps to the right of each lane it is possible to generate polyrhythms while melodies and correspondences shift, creating unexpected evolving patterns. You can achieve this by dragging the [Lane Length Cursor] triangle on the right side of each lane to the desired last step (Note that the triangle only appears when hovering on the lane). Alternatively you can change the amount of steps by dragging the [Lane Length Value] up and down.

    Lane Length- Seqund VST by Alexkid

    GENERAL LANE LENGTH / GENERAL STEP SHIFT

    With this new 1.5.6 addition, you can override all individual lane lengths and define the step amounts per lane in one drag. You can also shift the entire sequence with the arrows to the right.

    This improves the workflow if you want to set things rapidly on a general level and not individually

    Length- Seqund VST by Alexkid

    STEP LOCK

    New in version 1.5.6.

    When activating the [lock] small dots will appear at the bottom right of each cell as you hover over the lanes. If you activate these dots, the cells will stay unchanged and won’t be affected by the randomize and reset functions. You can easily reset these locked cells using the lane menu.

    PLAY MODES

    By clicking on the arrow next to the lane name, you can access the [Play Mode] Menu with the following available modes:

    • Forward – The active step increases from step 1 to the highest active step and starts again according to the Advance Mode setting. (see Advance Mode below)
    • Backward – The active step decreases from the highest active down to step 1 and starts again according to the Advance Mode setting.
    • Pendulum – The active step increases and decreases starting from Step 1 to the highest active step without repeating the first and last steps.
    • Bi-Directional -The active step increases and decreases starting from Step 1 to the highest active step repeating the first and last steps.
    • Random (Mode 1) – The active step is randomly selected with a possible repetition of the last played step.
    • Random (Mode 2) – The active step is randomly selected without repetition of the last played step possible

     

    RANDOMIZATION

    You can randomize the values using the [Dice] on the right side of the lane. The randomization and reset settings are available by opening the [Lane Menu] available by clicking on the three dots to the right of the [Dice].

    Global Settings - Seqund VST by Alexkid

    GLOBAL SETTINGS WINDOW

    Located at the bottom of SEQUND, this window is divided into 3 different panels. A Global Settings Panel, a Scale Panel and a Preset Panel. This window can be hidden or revealed by clicking on the [Global Settings Arrow] on the bottom left of the Plug-in.

    GLOBAL PANEL

    This is where you set the global values of SEQUND. You will notice that when any of the Length, Octave, Transpose or Velocity lanes are enabled, the corresponding controls in the bottom left panel of the Global Settings are disabled. Changing the visibility of each line allows you to switch between values set in Global Settings and your programmed sequence in real-time.You can also adjust the Clock Division and Swing values on the same panel.

    • Clock Division – By default set to 1/16, this value defines the rhythmical resolution per bar. A setting of 1/16 will divide the bar in sixteen steps.
    • Swing – This allows you to add swing to your patterns, negative values are also possible in order to create uncommon grooves.
    • Length – Allows you to define the gate length on a global level, with a maximum length corresponding to the clock-division setting (e.g. If the clock division is set to 1/16th, the maximum duration of the gate will be of 1/16th). When made visible, the length lane overrides the global length settings.
    • Advance Mode – Three Advance modes are now available. Clock, Gate and MIDI mode define how the plugin increases its steps:
      • Clock – Each step will increase with the defined clock division.
      • Gate – In this mode, Each step will only increase by one increment as each Gate becomes active (lights up) in the Gate Lane.
      • MIDI – The GATE lane will become inactive and steps will only increase when SEQUND receives midi notes above C3 (starting from C#3) from your DAW or even in real time with your keyboard. This opens new ways of expression, allowing you total freedom on the rhythm possibilities. (New in version 1.5.6)
    • Velocity – Allows you to define the velocity value on a global level. Each step will output the same velocity. When made visible, the velocity lane overrides the global velocity settings.
    • Octave – Allows you to transpose your entire sequence by octaves. When made visible, the octave lane overrides the global octave settings.
    • Transpose – This setting allows you to transpose or shift the scale depending on the transpose setting (before/after scale). See the Scale Panel paragraph (next) for further explanations.
    • Transpose via MIDI – When enabling the [Transpose keyboard button] in the [Transpose] window, Sending MIDI from a keyboard or your DAW will allow for real-time transposition. The Transposition value is altered by -12 semitones (or -12 scale steps) when a C1 is played ranging through to +12 semitones (or +12 scale steps) with a C3 played.

     

    SCALE PANEL

    The notes programmed in the Pitch A and Pitch B Lanes are always forced within a key and a scale and can be set by clicking the drop down menus in the bottom part of the scale panel. The factory scales correspond with Ableton Live and Push 2’s scales. Alternatively any scale can be edited or created by entering the scale edit mode simply clicking on the [Scale Edit] button on the top right of the panel.

    Transpositions can be applied before or after the scale. When [Before Scale] is selected any transpositions will then be forced to fit within the scale and the transpose values won’t act as semi-tones but as steps within the scale instead. The result would be the following: If you are in a Scale of C Major and play a C Major Triad (C/E/G), a transposition of one step the the next note in the scale would result in a D Minor Triad (D/F/A). With [After Scale] selected, transpositions will be true and thus may fall outside the selected scale, all values being transposed

    You can access further scale functions by opening the [Scale Menu] at the top right of the panel, next to the [Scale Edit] button. You get access to classic management functions such as:

    • Save Scale – Save the current scale without renaming provided it’s not a ‘factory scale preset’.
    • Save Scale as… – Save a copy of the current scale under a new name in the User Scale folder.
    • Rename – Rename your currently active User Scale.
    • Root Shift – When engaged, this setting allows the root key change to act as a transpose when it makes the most sense with the active sequence. When disabled, a Root Key change will result in the notes adjusting to the closest value within the newly selecte Scale. In most cases it doesn’t make any difference in your workflow, but we have set it to “ON” by default because it is the most expected behavior in a normal sequencer.
    • Initialize – The scale setting goes back automatically to C Chromatic.
    • Open Scale Folder – Allows you to Open your ‘User Scale Folder’ on your drive for quick file management.
    • Set Scale Folder – Allows you to define a custom location of your ‘User Scale Folder’ on your Disk.

     

    PATTERN PANEL

    Each preset can hold 12 patterns, right-clicking on a pattern allows you to copy, paste or clear the block.

    [Scale Lock] will force the current set scale to remain when switching between presets.

    Enabling the [MIDI Pattern Control C0-B0] allows for real-time switching via a MIDI keyboard. Patterns will shift seamlessly within the phrase, never losing the sequence position even with complex polyrhythms. Pressing C0 on your keyboard (or sending a C0 from a MIDI clip) will call Pattern 1, C#0 Pattern 2, D0 Pattern 3… etc…

    Bottom left of the pattern panel is the sequence export feature in case your DAW can’t record MIDI directly from SEQUND (Hello Logic users…). First define the [Export Length] in bars, click on the [Generate] button on the left side of the [Export Length] value, and the [Drag] button will become active. Then simply drag and ddrop from SEQUND’s [Drag] to your DAW MIDI Track et voilà! Your pattern data is exported.

    The performance that you record is called a “preset” and each preset can have up to twelve patterns.

    You can use the 1-12 buttons of the pattern panel or MIDI messages to switch patterns at any time and the change is instant.

    Select a preset by clicking on the [Preset Window] located on the header of SEQUND. A drop down menu will give you access to the Factory, Artist or User presets. Alternatively you can scroll through all available presets by using the [Preset Arrows] located on the left side of the [Preset Window]. Note that the User Preset folder is unavailable until you save your first User Preset.

    The three dots to the left of the [Preset Window] open the [Preset Menu] and give further access to the following preset management features:

    • New Preset – Create a New Preset according to your default settings.
    • Open Preset – Open a Preset from any location on your Disk.
    • Save Preset – Overwrites or Saves your current Preset.
    • Save Preset as… – Saves your current preset as a copy by prompting a renaming.
    • Save As Default – Saves your current preset as the default template setting.
    • Rename – Allows you to rename your current Preset.
    • Open Preset Folder – Opens your Preset folder on your drive for quick file management.
    • Set Preset Folder – Allows you to define a custom location of your User Preset Folder on your Disk.
    • Manage Your License – Allows you to enable or disable your license. Enter your Serial in the [Serial Window] to enable all the features of SEQUND. When disabled, SEQUND will go back to Demo Mode. To reactivate, just enter your Serial number again and make sure you are connected to the Internet.

     

    Any action can be undone or redone by using exclusively the [Undo/Redo] arrows to the right of the [Preset Window]. Note that this function is proprietary to SEQUND and cannot be accessed via the usual Ctrl+Z shortcut.

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