Special Announcement: We have migrated to a new forum platform community.dsf.ninja. The old forum is locked, but it will remain open for reading. Read more.

Any one know of a good midi arpeggiator?!

hardware, software, tips and tricks
Forum rules
By using this "Production" sub-forum, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed with our terms of use for this site. Click HERE to read them. If you do not agree to our terms of use, you must exit this site immediately. We do not accept any responsibility for the content, submissions, information or links contained herein. Users posting content here, do so completely at their own risk.

Quick Link to Feedback Forum

Postby fuzz_2k » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:40 pm

ez peeps,

So, I'm wondering if any one know's of a good midi arpeggiator's?! Cubase sx3 is my daw of choice which does have an ok arpeggiator.
But as with most factory plugins, there's usually something better out there!

bigupz
static_cast wrote:STOP MESSING WITH THE KICK DRUM AND MAKE SOME MUSIC


http://soundcloud.com/fuzz2k
http://soundcloud.com/fuzz2k/stay
OtherbrotherRecordings
Gradient Audio
AlterkationRecordings
GammaAudio
User avatar
fuzz_2k
 
Posts:
2717
Joined:
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:53 pm
Location:
Brighton/cheltenham - UK

Postby 3za » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:56 pm

can't you use the built in one with vst's?
2 keyboards 1 computer
Sure_Fire wrote:By the way does anyone have the stems to make it bun dem? Missed the beatport comp and would very much like the ego booster of saying I remixed Skrillex.
User avatar
3za
 
Posts:
4603
Joined:
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:24 pm

Postby alphacat » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:58 pm

There's a shitload out there (Matrix, Arpimedes, ARPG8R) but I've only ever tried Hypercyclic. It's OK. I prefer to sequence most of my arpeggios by hand in a MIDI editor these days.
User avatar
alphacat
 
Posts:
6016
Joined:
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Postby Trebek » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:19 pm

You can buy an Akai MPK49 and it has a latching arpeggiator function, you can also select the time division too. Its pretty sweet sometimes.
Trebek
 
Posts:
93
Joined:
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:31 am

Postby slothrop » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:07 pm

The original version of EnergyXT is nicely usable as a midi arp and general midi mangler (eg you can use midi notes to trigger chors, sequences etc). OTOH it's 59 euros these days for the whole package so if it's just the midi you're after you can probably get cheaper elsewhere.
slothrop
 
Posts:
2655
Joined:
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:59 pm

Postby Dub_Fiend » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:49 pm

alphacat wrote:There's a shitload out there (Matrix, Arpimedes, ARPG8R) but I've only ever tried Hypercyclic. It's OK. I prefer to sequence most of my arpeggios by hand in a MIDI editor these days.

I also prefer to do arps by hand, much more flexible and you can add little nuances to the sequences that wouldn't be possible when you had something to do it for you. That said, again I'd stick with Arpache 5 and Arpache SX in SX 3 (and in my case, Cubase 5 :3)


Dub Fiend
cloak and dagger wrote:number of posts on dsf = directly proportional to importance in the dubstep scene

| Facebook Page | Twitter | Soundcloud |

New release! Check 'Murda' on Monkey Dub Recordings, available at most digital music outlets!
https://soundcloud.com/dub-fiend/murda
User avatar
Dub_Fiend
 
Posts:
982
Joined:
Tue May 13, 2008 5:00 pm
Location:
Nottingham, UK

Postby alphacat » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:13 pm

Here's a pretty decent, very basic arpeggiator i just stumbled across.

http://music.service-1.de/html/simparp.html
User avatar
alphacat
 
Posts:
6016
Joined:
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Postby futures_untold » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:18 am

alphacat wrote:There's a shitload out there (Matrix, Arpimedes, ARPG8R) but I've only ever tried Hypercyclic. It's OK. I prefer to sequence most of my arpeggios by hand in a MIDI editor these days.


What he said + maybe look at this link of arps listed on KVR ---> http://tinyurl.com/39xtuxz
User avatar
futures_untold
 
Posts:
4429
Joined:
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:25 pm
Location:
London

Postby nowaysj » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:08 am

yeah very rarely use the arps. Use the mpk. Good to record the arped notes, and then have a bit of fuck about.
Join Me
DiegoSapiens wrote:oh fucking hell now i see how on point was nowaysj
https://soundcloud.com/cc74/mks-keytar-porno-fantasy
User avatar
nowaysj
 
Posts:
23281
Joined:
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:11 am
Location:
Mountain Fortress

Postby alphacat » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:13 am

User avatar
alphacat
 
Posts:
6016
Joined:
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Postby soundvoltron » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:31 am

Dub Fiend wrote:
alphacat wrote:There's a shitload out there (Matrix, Arpimedes, ARPG8R) but I've only ever tried Hypercyclic. It's OK. I prefer to sequence most of my arpeggios by hand in a MIDI editor these days.

I also prefer to do arps by hand, much more flexible and you can add little nuances to the sequences that wouldn't be possible when you had something to do it for you. That said, again I'd stick with Arpache 5 and Arpache SX in SX 3 (and in my case, Cubase 5 :3)


Dub Fiend


@alphacat and @Dub Fiend,

Can you please elaborate and explain how you go about mapping midi arpeggio yourself with editor? Other than finding note chord, is there a quicker formula when clickin them in with mouse on the grid?
User avatar
soundvoltron
 
Posts:
2
Joined:
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:26 am

Postby alphacat » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:36 am

soundvoltron wrote:@alphacat and @Dub Fiend,

Can you please elaborate and explain how you go about mapping midi arpeggio yourself with editor? Other than finding note chord, is there a quicker formula when clickin them in with mouse on the grid?


Depends. There's no set rule - there's some small shortcuts though, like if the arpeggio is just a straight up/down affair you can start by copying the minimal notes containing the repeating intervals and pasting them wherever you like. A lot of this also depends on what you're loading/viewing/editing MIDI with. I use Reaper.

Otherwise, you can modify this approach by googling for MIDI files that demonstrate different kinds of scales and doing the same kind of copy/paste approach - take the minimum scale phrase necessary, copy, paste & transpose... etc etc.
User avatar
alphacat
 
Posts:
6016
Joined:
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Postby futures_untold » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:26 pm

alphacat wrote:http://www.artovaarala.com/


Saw this too on KVR today.

Haven't checked it out yet although it looks promising. :)
User avatar
futures_untold
 
Posts:
4429
Joined:
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:25 pm
Location:
London

Postby hifi » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:15 pm

fuzz_2k wrote:ez peeps,

So, I'm wondering if any one know's of a good midi arpeggiator's?! Cubase sx3 is my daw of choice which does have an ok arpeggiator.
But as with most factory plugins, there's usually something better out there!

bigupz

my gaia has an arp button. pretty sick
hifi
 
Posts:
3328
Joined:
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:54 am

Postby Mister Jangles » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:45 am

soundvoltron wrote:
Dub Fiend wrote:
alphacat wrote:There's a shitload out there (Matrix, Arpimedes, ARPG8R) but I've only ever tried Hypercyclic. It's OK. I prefer to sequence most of my arpeggios by hand in a MIDI editor these days.

I also prefer to do arps by hand, much more flexible and you can add little nuances to the sequences that wouldn't be possible when you had something to do it for you. That said, again I'd stick with Arpache 5 and Arpache SX in SX 3 (and in my case, Cubase 5 :3)


Dub Fiend


@alphacat and @Dub Fiend,

Can you please elaborate and explain how you go about mapping midi arpeggio yourself with editor? Other than finding note chord, is there a quicker formula when clickin them in with mouse on the grid?



+1 to the DIY arp crew...

mapping arpeggios isn't exactly a simple thing to explain... Arpeggios are essentially the notes of a chord/scale played one after the other, so you need to know;
1. The notes/chords relative to the scale your playing in.
2. The chords themselves.

In order to just know these things, you'd need to have a firm grasp on music theory, and that in itself is nearly an oxi-moron, as music theory is a huge subject, and there are more chords/scales then "how do i make datsik wobble" threads. If you don't know music theory, you can always try winging it, moving each note till it eventually sounds good, or...

Some DAW's come with a "chord selector" type thing built into there piano roll (remembering back to FL), you could use that and just seperate the notes into an arp
Also, remembering back to when I was learning to play guitar I used to use GuitarPro to learn scales and whatnot, I also used it to to learn sweep picking (another type of arp) Occasionally i still find myself going back to it to find scales/arpeggios i've learned/wrote, so that may help you.

Other then that, my only experiences with arps has been with a Basic64, which is alright if thats what your looking for

*One more thing, the Akai MPK Mini Laptop Keyboard has a built in arpeggiator, don't know if its any good or not, but the keyboards only like 100 bones.

http://keyboards-midi.musiciansfriend.c ... sku=H68164
Mister Jangles
 
Posts:
10
Joined:
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:10 am

Postby nowaysj » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:46 am

Thesys from sugarbytes, I think it's called, or did it get renamed or something? Is somewhat of an arp/midisequencer type daelio worth checking out. Don't know what the street price these days is. Everybody's got a bargain sale going, seems.
Join Me
DiegoSapiens wrote:oh fucking hell now i see how on point was nowaysj
https://soundcloud.com/cc74/mks-keytar-porno-fantasy
User avatar
nowaysj
 
Posts:
23281
Joined:
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:11 am
Location:
Mountain Fortress

This forum is locked. Continue the discussion by creating a new topic on The New Dubstep Forum.

Return to Production, Hardware & Technical