What is BlueARP plugin
BlueARP plugin is a programmable pattern arpeggiator / step sequencer. It is available both on Windows (VST plugin) and on OSX (VST and MIDI-FX plugin), free of change, ready to use in your music production and performances, either commercial or not.
It has no pesky limitations or nudging to buy a ‘pro-version’, no annoying ads. You are welcome to send me a donation if you like BlueARP plugin, but you don’t have to.
The interface may look scary for the beginner, but here you have all your sonic controls on one screen, only rarely used settings are hidden to the other tabs:
BlueARP is a pure MIDI plugin, it doesn’t generate any sound by itself but transforms MIDI messages. It has to be routed to either software or hardware synth in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software like FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Reaper, Logic Pro, etc.
BlueARP was designed for electronic music genres (like Trance, House, etc.). It is perfect for that fast ‘trancey’ and ‘cosmic’ arpeggios, arpeggiated bass lines, gated pads; it works for step sequencing as well. Also it may have some unexpected applications like triggering drums.
Support and Discussion
The latest version and manuals are in the Download section:
In 2012 BlueARP plugin was released to the public here:
This is still the main place to post questions, feedback. I announce all the releases there as well.
Formats: VST plugin 32-bit, VST plugin 64-bit, AU MIDI-FX 64-bit (for Logic Pro X)
OS: OSX (10.7 or later, tested on 10.11.6), Windows XP or higher
- Up to 64 steps per pattern;
- Up to 128 programs per bank;
- «Chains» feature to chain patterns together into longer «super-patterns»
- Ability to switch chains on the fly (for live performances);
- 128 factory patterns to start with;
- Intuitive matrix editor to program patterns quickly;
- Almost all controls can be automated;
- Up to 5 input keys in a chord;
- Real-time input quantization;
- Chord recognition;
- Input range setting for keyboard-split performances;
- Separate settings for octave and semitone per step transpose;
- Configurable color schemes (skins);
Here are a few performance videos driven by BlueARP plugin
Last but not least, this the on-stage performance powered by BlueARP plugin: