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Massive Strokes update
Strokes sequencer has just been updated to v3.9 and it's a biggie:
What was once just a sequencer is now a fully fledged instrument/groovebox featuring 8 samplers, a reverb, and delay.
The sequencer is deeply integrated with the samplers - meaning you can modulate the sampler params from Matrix/Weights.
Manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xpx549qB2_bJrxgcPPQX9sMm-qTgC_bK/view
Each sampler has
- amp attack/decay
- adjustable start/end & loop (drag top/bottom half of waveform)
- root note (for tuning the sample)
- multi mode filter lp/bp/hp
- delay & reverb sends
- 4 modulation lanes hooked up to the sequencer
The reverb and delay can be modulated from the sequencer too !
yeah, quite an unexpected direction for this to take!
👀 This just got very interesting.. 🤔
IS this auv3?
It's extremely interesting. I still see it more as a drum / percussive sequencer than a melodic one but hopefully - highly likely actually - that will change soon, as it gets more control over per lane gating. One to watch for sure, and if looking for an incredible drum sequencer, worth grabbing ASAP
Ooooh...now this is something...Purchased...finally the Genius of this app has been released So happy to see this come to light!
Wow, this has been taken to a whole new level.
When I read the thread title I thought someone here had a serious medical emergency!
I've been watching this one. I look forward to seeing what you create with it.
Who had a massive stroke?
OK this looks really cool, but what is the workflow? He's running this in a video inside Drambo, but doesn't Drambo's sequencer and modulation abilities already do what Strokes does?
EDIT: I guess the video I watched is from before the update. Eight samplers sounds...good?
Can the samplers be sequenced to record, like Drambo and Octatrack?
And can you drag and drop samples on the iPad? (In the video, he mentions that you can do it on Mac and Windows).
There seems to be an issue for me with loading samples on ipad - but I don't think drag and drop works anyway.
You can't, but I have put in a request for that and he says he will implement it. As always, if that's important to you, best wait until it actually is implemented before buying
@enkaytee @Gavinski Thanks. Looks super cool though. I will wait to see if it evolves to give me something Drambo cannot.
A little buggy for me on iPad - samples refuse to load - the app hangs, and on Mac in one of my plugin host apps I'm getting random crashes when manipulating samples. I'll contact John, the dev.
Looks like I'll wait on this one.
I was just thinking about buying a Korg Volca Sample too. I’ll hold off with that.
If anyone else is having problems loading samples in either the standalone or plugin (tapping on the button causes Strokes to lock up) John, the dev is aware and working on a fix...
Wow. Thanks for sharing
What’s the learning curve like on this one? My interest was peaked as soon as it was released, but was curious about cpu usage and learnability?
Me too. Do you think this app would replace that?
@Poppadocrock - I won't lie - there's a fairly steep learning curve. The manual is pretty slim and there's a couple of walk through videos by the dev. However, once you get your head around the concepts it makes sense and is very powerful, particularly now it's properly standalone and not just a midi generator. It's well suited to live performance but works equally well as a generative tool because of the euclidian sequencers. In terms of CPU usage I'd say it's pretty low - I've been driving 4 fairly heavy duty synths in AUM and DSP is around 30% total on an iPad Pro 11" 3rd gen.
Thanks for the insight, @enkaytee.
I know everybody hates to have their hard work reduced to a comparison of something else, but where does this fall categorically? Does it remind you of Koala? Or Gauss? Or maybe Spacecraft? Samplr? It looks really intriguing, but it would be great to observe it in its natural habitat.
It reminds me more of something like quantum. There are loads of step sequencers that can be set up to interact with each other. Lots of happy accident opportunities.
That's a great comparison! I loved Quantum, though it was sort of like flying a drone without a manual — could never get it to do what I wanted, but the results were always so intriguing.