Software News: Dialog Audio unleashes unique sequenced modulation pattern possibilities with SQ4 Sequence Processor plug-in
Dialog Audio unleashes unique sequenced modulation pattern possibilities with SQ4 Sequence Processor plug-in
From the folks over at Dialog Audio:
COLOGNE, GERMANY: hot on the heels of its innovative MP3244 Modulation Processor synchronisation and modulation plug-in (and advancing update subsequently launched late last year to widespread critical acclaim), specialised performance tools developer Dialog Audio is proud to announce availability of its SQ4 Sequence Processor audio software plug-in — pushing processing boundaries beyond what has been previously possible with the creation of advanced sequences to modulate and synchronise audio hardware and software parameters from within a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) host application — as of January 15…
As implied by name, SQ4 Sequence Processor permits users to create unique sequenced modulation patterns — four sequences with up to 128 steps per sequence, so not so much one small step for man, but rather one giant leap for music-kind when it comes to the creation of advanced sequences to modulate and synchronise audio hardware and software parameters from within a DAW host application!
As such, the basic setup for most host applications is similarly straightforward, with only two tracks usually required. On one track the user needs to add SQ4 Sequence Processor itself, then add the target device — be that an external hardware or software instrument — to the second track, with a virtual MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) connection also needing to be made from the SQ4 Sequence Processor track to the target device track.
Thereafter, like its innovative MP3244 Modulation Processor software sibling, SQ4 Sequence Processor provides different connection capabilities (depending, of course, on the audio hardware setup it is being used with), which, interestingly, includes: controlling hardware synthesizers (or other hardware) with MIDI inputs via MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) messages, RPN (Registered Parameter Number) and non-RPN messages, or MIDI SysEx (System Exclusive) messages; modulating any analogue synthesizer capable of receiving CV (Control Voltage) signals simply by patching spare outputs from an audio interface (if DC-coupled) is perfectly possible, generating high-resolution audio rate CV modulation, or, alternatively, a MIDI-to-CV converter could always be pressed into play for any audio gear that can be controlled via CV. Owners of software-only setups need not feel left out of the picture, for SQ4 Sequence Processor can capably modulate soft synths and audio plug-ins within the host DAW to provide extended modulation possibilities.
Whatever way whatever user chooses to work, SQ4 Sequence Processor places a raft of fanciful features at their ever-more- expressive fingertips, including variable synchronisation options, which can be set from free running to hard sync. Note events can re- trigger a sequence and several running directions can be selected. SWING, SLEW (limiting), PHASE (offset), and GAIN controls can be adjusted to accommodate modulations for the target device.
Deeper still, each of those 128 sequence steps can be tailored to create unique modulation signals. Steps can be combined to allow long and smooth curves over multiple steps; speedy, adjustable step sequences can be used to create modulations with steep surges; slope sequences are suitable for quick and rough modulations.
Moreover, SQ4 Sequence Processor can be loaded within MP3244 Modulation Processor, which serves to extend its modulation possibilities further still, so pushing processing boundaries beyond what has been previously possible with the creation of advanced sequences to modulate and synchronise audio hardware and software parameters from within a DAW host application steps up another gear. Getting it is to get creative like never before, but getting both SQ4 Sequence Processor and SQ4 Sequence Processor is a killer creative combination like no other on earth... one giant leap for music-kind for sure!
SQ4 Sequence Processor can be purchased — for Mac OS X 10.7+ (AAX/AU/VST, Universal Binary) or Windows (7, 8, 10 AAX/VST, 64-bit/32-bit) — directly from Dialog Audio for $49.00 USD (including VAT) from here: https://dialogaudio.com/shop.php
Moreover, MP3244 Modulation Processor and SQ4 Sequence Processor can be bought bundled together for $79.00 USD (including VAT), representing around a 20% saving over buying both products separately; still better, owners of MP3244 Modulation Processor are eligible for a special offer to upgrade their existing MP3244 Modulation Processor license to a Plugin Bundle license by buying SQ4 Sequence Processor at a reduced rate, valid until February 28, 2018.
Note that SQ4 Sequence Processor runs in demo mode until a valid Software License Key is entered; during demo mode the plug-in will intermittently stop processing and preset loading is permanently disabled.
For more in-depth info, please visit the dedicated SQ4 Sequence Processor webpage here: https://dialogaudio.com/sequenceprocessor/
About Dialog Audio (www.dialogaudio.com)
Dialog Audio focuses on the development of hitherto unheard of specialised performance tools to enhance audio production, composition, and music-making from within The Dialog Audio Laboratory, a creative space occupied by a group of people passionate about music and research, sharing their knowledge in different areas of science.
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