Lamplight Tracker released today!
Here's the features, as of v1.0
:: features ::
Drag and drop sample loading
Tracker-style sample sequencing -- trigger samples and control volume, pan, pitch and other parameters straight from a sequencer grid
Dynamic sample and parameter sequencing -- easily change sample order and parameters even while sequences are playing
Dynamic non-linear sequence routing -- create and re-route the ordering of sequences as they are playing
Waveform editing -- crop and dynamic looping
Flexible pitch controls -- semitone and record-player-style continuous pitch
Easy MIDI mapping of controls and effects
Effects chains -- delay, reverb, distortion, ring mod, and more -- each sample can be individually assigned to an effects channel -- up to 26 separate effects channels, plus master effects
Save/Load all sequence, sample and effect settings
Open Sequence is an early attempt to take some of the ideas of 'tracker' software and update it, and take it off-the-grid.
For about 8 years I made music almost exclusively in Modplug Tracker and though I have since moved on, I feel that some of my best work was done there, and that a tracker offers many advantages over other more complex software -- providing a solid structure that, once mastered, allows for very complex and intricate transcending of that structure.
At present, I have developed the basic playhead-sample-triggering functionality, but the flexibility in terms of number of channels, number of samples, and space to create full pieces of music, is not quite there -- and whether this degree of complexity is possible / stable is yet to be seen.
However, some form of Open Sequence will be released on LLFB within a few months
I'm currently working on a four-module stereo-spread amplifier. This has mainly come from my need to plug my guitar straight into my Line-In and record -- the stereo-spread idea was simply born of the need for a range of tone colour and sense of scale that a single distortion didn't provide.
The gist of the amplifier is that each of the four modules has it's own distortion levels, panning and graphic filter -- so you can pan different distortion levels / tone colours across the stereo mix.
Each module has its own effects chain, as well as a master effects chain -- so a hugely rich palette of sounds is possible.
Although I've developed it primarily for recording, it should work equally well in a performance setting.
This will be released on LLFB by the end of March