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Changes in Step 1.2.0:

  • You can now automate every parameter in Step except for the individual gate widths!
  • A Slide knob that lets you offset the entire sequence forwards or backwards in time with MIDI tick precision
  • Various bug fixes

Changes in Step 1.1.0:

  • Per-step Gate Widths, scaled by the global Width knob
  • Per-step Repeat Modes and Repeat Counts let you edit the timing of your sequence
  • Double-click on Root Key to set it via MIDI
  • Improved scale selector with a popup window
  • Click & drag on Transpose value to change it manually, double-click to reset
  • The Grid Guides now adapt to Repeat Counts and the time signature of the song
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes

Changes in Step 1.0.1:

  • You can now record ties by playing overlapping notes (legato)
  • All CV Thru connections now double as outputs when nothing is connected to the corresponding input
  • New Tie CV input that forces Step to tie the current note
  • New Position CV input that lets you override Step’s playhead via CV, for “hard syncing” two instances of Step, or for other creative purposes
  • Rewinding Reason’s sequencer to the beginning when stopped will now trigger a Reset in all externally clocked Step instances
  • Decreased the sensitivity when dragging values in the display
  • Improved RemoteTM support
  • Improved performance


Step Note Recorder brings MIDI step recording to Reason for the very first time. It was inspired by old classics like SCI Pro One and Roland TB-303. But we’ve taken the concept much further than that. Step gives you tools to transform your melodies into something completely new!

Step Front Panel

 

Just record it

Recording in StepJust hit that Record button and start playing notes on your MIDI controller. You can record up to 32 notes, and the velocity of each note is recorded as well. There’s a button to insert rests while recording, or you can add them afterwards. If you overlap the keys, ties will automatically be created. There’s a back button in case you make a mistake, or you can hit the Record button twice if you want to start over.

 

Hassle-free setup

Step Starter PatchesWe’ve included starter patches for the most common synths in Reason. Use one of these and you won’t have to connect a single patch cord before you start recording!

They are Combinators with Step receiving all of the notes and passing them on to the instrument. The instrument is an initialized state, and set up for automatic portamento (where possible) so you can add those slides from the get-go!

 

Manipulate

Step EditingStep lets you edit every aspect of your sequence after the fact. You can edit the pitch, or just the octave if you want, by grabbing it and dragging it up or down. Draw across the velocity bars to draw new values. The rest and tie buttons can be toggled individually, or you can change several with a single gesture.

 

Repeat

Step Repeat CountsNow you can also edit the timing of your sequence by assigning a Repeat Count to each step, ranging from 0 – 8. The Repeat Count multiplies the duration of each step, which is then played back according to its assigned Repeat Mode. Possible Repeat Modes are Single, Repeat, Hold and Ratchet.

 

In tune

Step ScalesYou can also transpose and scale your sequence on the fly just using your MIDI keyboard. Just play a recognized chord to choose one of the 14 supported scales, in any key you want! You can also automate the root key and scale on the front panel if you prefer.

 

Hook it up

Step Rear PanelStep comes loaded with CV connections for modulating most its parameters, clocking it from another device, transposing it, and forcing resets, mutes and ties. There’s also an external signal processor that lets other CV devices take advantage of Step’s scaling engine!

 

Example Songs

 

Specifications

  • 32-note step sequencer with MIDI step time recording
  • Full editing of all data is supported
  • Playback Directions:   Forward,   Reverse,   Alternate,   Pendulum,   Random,   Brownian,   Reorder
  • Offset :   ±16 steps
  • Resolution:   1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128
  • Slide:   ±120 ticks
  • Shuffle:   25 – 75%
  • Shuffle Mode:   1/4, 1/8, 1/16
  • Gate Width (Global and per-step):   0 – 100%
  • Velocity:   0 – 100% (Global),   0 – 127 (Per-step)
  • Repeat Count (Per-step):   0 – 8
  • Repeat Mode (Per-step):   Single, Repeat, Hold, Ratchet
  • Back and Rest buttons (while recording)
  • Record Ties by playing legato
  • Supported Scales:   Chromatic,   Minor (Natural),   Major,   Dominant 7,   Blues Major,   Blues Minor,   Diminished,   Harmonic Minor,   Major Pentatonic,   Minor Pentatonic,   Dorian,   Phrygian,   Lydian,   Locrian
  • Control Inputs:   Clock, Reset, Mute, Tie, Transpose, Position (all with Thru/Outputs)
  • Modulation Inputs:   Offset, Resolution, Slide, Shuffle, Gate Width, Velocity
  • Outputs:   Gate, CV, Reset
  • External Signal Processor (ESP) to tune external CV signals
  • All front panel controls except the Record button can be RemoteTM controlled
  • Everything except the Record button and individual gate widths can be automated

Download the User Guide and Remote Map Template.