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StepPolyArp good for Drums?

Do you use SPA also for programming drums? Don‘t have bought it yet...

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  • Have you tried the (now free) iSpark yet?

  • I have, and yes, it works really well. It has almost all the right ingredients: easy to change the sequence length of each hit individually makes for some amazing rhythms. It has individual step divide (with velocity curve), probability per step, velocity, four configurable step-wise cc parameters, midi-out channel per track . It has pattern switching manually or chained with 1-8 repeats per pattern.

    In short ... people probably don't think of using it as a drum sequencer very often, but it has as many useful features for drums as just about any great drum sequencer.

    However ... I've read lots about timing issues, and missed beats at the beginning of sequences. That could be a deal breaker - I don't know. I haven't used it heavily, so I can't say.

  • wimwim
    edited July 1

    Oh ... forgot one major shortcoming. :|
    Velocity and cc's are per step, not per track.

    [edit ... and the notes for drums are a bit of bitch to set with the slider. Fortunately you won't need to do that often though if you save presets.]

  • @wim said:
    Oh ... forgot one major shortcoming. :|
    Velocity and cc's are per step, not per track.

    [edit ... and the notes for drums are a bit of bitch to set with the slider. Fortunately you won't need to do that often though if you save presets.]

    Vel per step - even better!!, i only use a handful of drums, mainly the Classic Machines from Cubasis, so i think can live with presets...

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  • @Pummelfee said:

    @wim said:
    Oh ... forgot one major shortcoming. :|
    Velocity and cc's are per step, not per track.

    [edit ... and the notes for drums are a bit of bitch to set with the slider. Fortunately you won't need to do that often though if you save presets.]

    Vel per step - even better!!, i only use a handful of drums, mainly the Classic Machines from Cubasis, so i think can live with presets...

    Just to clarify, if you have a snare and kick on the same step, velocity affects them both.

  • @wim said:

    @Pummelfee said:

    @wim said:
    Oh ... forgot one major shortcoming. :|
    Velocity and cc's are per step, not per track.

    [edit ... and the notes for drums are a bit of bitch to set with the slider. Fortunately you won't need to do that often though if you save presets.]

    Vel per step - even better!!, i only use a handful of drums, mainly the Classic Machines from Cubasis, so i think can live with presets...

    Just to clarify, if you have a snare and kick on the same step, velocity affects them both.

    Right and a deal breaker, have to look further (anyway SPA is good for all other instruments ;-)) .

  • @rs2000 said:
    Have you tried the (now free) iSpark yet?

    Free? When i searched, it shows it at $19.99 USD...

  • @motmeister said:

    @rs2000 said:
    Have you tried the (now free) iSpark yet?

    Free? When i searched, it shows it at $19.99 USD...

    Ahhh sorry, one day too late 😳

  • I tried StepPolyArp with Drums and it’s not only the fact that velocity etc can only be applied to a whole step. The lines can‘t be renamed to show what drumsound it triggers.
    Anyway it‘s not totally useless but i have to look further..

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