Synth and arpeggiators to me are like beer and pretzels, coke and popcorn, tomato and basil. A combination that is simply irresistible.
If you’re like me, and you have an iPad device, you’re probably familiar with StepPolyArp. This popular app is a real-time Midi arpeggiator to control internal and external synths or sequencers like Logic, Cubase, Live, and all other Midi sequencers.
The developer, Laurent Colson, just got in touch with us to announce the release of StepPolyArp Unit, the successor to StepPolyArp.
You might wonder: why a new app rather than adding the missing features to the old one? Well, the way the iOS market works might be an answer, but there’s more to it. The application gets a new engine, rebuilt from scratch, that is able to play sample-accurate MIDI events.
The name doesn’t lie: the app now comes with a Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in. Therefore, “StepPolyArp Unit” can now run simultaneously in multiple instances inside a compatible host (such as AUM and Cubasis).
StepPolyArp Unit is also “universal,” and can be used on an iPhone with the exact same features as on an iPad.
This new version includes 2 different modes: a standard arpeggiator mode, triggered by notes, and a step sequencer mode that does not require MIDI input to play but responds to internal or external transport commands.
Ableton Link 3 with transport sync is supported, as well as Audiobus 3 MIDI, transport sync and state saving.
The presets are compatible from the previous “StepPolyArp” version. If your presets are already stored in iCloud, they will be automatically available inside the new application, and inside the Audio Unit plug-in.
An iPad or iPhone with iOS 11 or later