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Thesys from Sugar Bytes is an extremely powerful and intuitive MIDI step sequencer plugin, giving you control over just about all aspects of your favorite MIDI devices. Use Thesys to create varied and organic bass lines, screaming leads, pulsating chords, and organic pad sounds in the studio or on stage.
For live musicians, Thesys provides an extremely versatile palette of performance options which can be triggered right from your MIDI keyboard: you can transpose, manipulate, twist up, mutate, and mangle your patterns without even getting near your computer.
Thesys is a plugin which can be used with any major Windows or Mac VST/AU/RTAS host. This includes Cubase, Logic, Kore, and Ableton Live, among others. No other MIDI sequencer plugin offers you the ease and power of Thesys. It is fully MIDI compliant and therefore provides the ultimate MIDI sequencing solution.
Pitch: the pitch sequencer works in relation to the root key and transposes it by +/- 12 semitones. It can work in chromatic mode or in scaled mode which expands the tonal capabilities a lot. In addition, the pitch sequencer has a flexible recording function
Lock: Lock is part of the pitch sequencer. An active step deactivates the MIDI transposing. This is useful for keeping important notes and chords in key while transposing the sequence
Gate: the Gate Sequencer creates notes and determines their velocity
Mute: the Mute Sequencer is part of the Gate Sequencer and mutes the selected step
Gate Time: the Gate Time Sequencer determines how long a note is held. Notes can be held up to four times the duration of a step
Octave: this sequencer moves the pitch the pitch by +/- 2 octaves
Pitchbend: here you can select from 12 pitch bend figures to be engaged
Chord: a chord is generated using the current note in the pitch sequencer as the root note. Six Variations and four wrap-arounds for major and minor plus six special chords like diminished and augmented are available
Break: this sequencer lets you set a multi-trigger at 2, 3, or 4 times the normal sequencer speed, playing the current scale up or downwards or just repeating the current note. 18 breaks are available
Random: each sequencer step can be replaced by a random value. Minor and major chords can be individually randomized to maintain the harmonic structure
Gatetime: the Gate Time can be increased or decreased, depending on how long you press the button
Velo Gate: the note will only play if it is above the selected velocity threshold
Looper: the selected part of the sequence will be looped
Slowdown: the sequence slows down until it come to a dead stop
Retrigger: re-trigger the sequence by re-trigger pressing the button; upon release, the sequencer continues at its normal position
Halftime: the sequence will play at half speed
Octave up: the sequence will play one octave higher as long as you press the button
Mute: mutes all data output
Internal synthesizer to create patterns on the fly
Special workaround for sending MIDI with the AU plugin
Instant keyboard control for transpose, pattern select, action section
Random and mutate functions for each sequencer
Individual trigger and sync options, swing function
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Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Mac OS X 10.4.0 and higher, 1GHz, 128 MB RAM
Mac Power PC, Intel: VST/AU/RTAS
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Windows XP and higher, 1GHz, 128 MB RAM
Windows XP, VISTA: VST/RTAS