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An affordable and easy-to-use music studio backed by the power of Cubase!

Sequel combines intuitive tools and gives you the power to record, edit, mix, and perform music with great-sounding loops, instruments, and effects quickly and easily. Sequel is the perfect first step into music production and performance. Sequel runs on both PCs and Macs and comes with a massive library of more than 5000 loops, over 600 of ready-to-play instrument sounds, stunning effects and the same state-of-the-art audio engine that is preferred by many world-class producers all around the globe.

Sequel turns you into a producer, and gives you your own fully-loaded music studio. You need hip-hop beats for your latest track? Or want to surprise your friends at your next party with your own electro live-set? Sequel gives you everything you need to produce pro-quality tracks at home, on a plane, in the rehearsal room or even live at a club. And best of all, Sequel is so easy to use that you can get creating your own music straight away.

Want to get them bangin' their heads to Nu Metal or chill out to Ambient? Produce your own tracks in any 'now' musical style with over 5000 outstanding loops and over 600 instruments. Just a few minutes will see you creating your own songs, even if you can't play an instrument or don't have any musical knowledge at all. Because Sequel stays in the right key automatically, and never gets thrown out of rhythm, leaving you to get creative with your own music.

You sing, rap or play an instrument? Sequel gives you your own studio where you can record and rearrange your vocals or instruments. Produce your Sequel song with your very own production style and record your own vocals to produce a demo for a record label or your own MySpace page. Be it disco basslines, guitar riffs, breakbeat loops even piano parts, you can find exactly the right sound or loop in just a few clicks with the MediaBay sound browser. Preview sounds with your song playing and if it fits, just drag into the project. You can use your own loops or add sounds from other companies.

With Sequel you can shape your song so that it sounds just the way you want it. Simply move and copy parts to set up your song structure in next to no time. Let Sequel do the work by automating settings like volume for the whole song. With the sleek, unique interface, you can edit and change loops or instruments you've recorded any way you want, for example by changing the pitch or length of a note or recorded instrument to match the song.

A real hit needs a pro mix. Sequel gives you all the tools and effects you need, including ones used by pros in their own studios. In Sequel, you've got a full mixer, equalizer for each track, and an armory of effects that will get your music sounding punchy, polished and ready for radio. Export your mix as an audio file to burn to CD. Or send your song directly to iTunes to convert to MP3 and get it ready for podcasting.


Sequel lets you play, rearrange and remix your music live, on stage or in a club. Just load up the 16 live performance pads with song sections and variations, and create your own song live. Click on a section, loop it as often as you want and then fire off the next one, reacting to the crowd and keeping that dance floor packed! With Sequel you can come up with unlimited new ways of performing your songs live.

FEATURES
  • Complete all-in-one package - ready-to-use straight out of the box!
  • Record, edit and mix music in any popular style
  • More than 5000 loops from world-class producers included, covering popular styles like hip-hop, R&B, dance, electronic, pop, metal, world, and many more
  • More than 600 ready-to-play instrument sounds including more than 60 drum kits for various styles
  • Unique live performance mode for remixing/recombining songs on the fly
  • Seamless combination of linear and pattern based arranging
  • Audio and instrument parts follow tempo and key in realtime
  • Built-in studio-quality audio effects, including EQ and Dynamics in every channel
  • More than 50 Audio Track Presets for various instrument types, as well as vocals
  • Cross-Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary
Files and Formats (Import and Export)
  • Recording format: Stereo WAV16-bit or 24-bit with 44.1 kHz sampling rate (CD quality)
  • Supported file formats (import, drag & drop): WAV, AIFF, MP3, WMA, WMA Pro, OggVorbis, Standard MIDI file (SMF)
  • Export: WAV, AIFC, AIFF, WAV64, OggVorbis
  • Export project to iTunes: one-step mixdown/export function opens iTunes with new track in destination format (iTunes converter, including MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless)
  • CD burning provided using iTunes (pre-installed on Macs, free download for PC)
  • SMF (Standard MIDI File) import and playback
Audio
  • Audio recording with up to eight simultaneous tracks
  • Unlimited number of audio tracks (only limited by CPU performance)
  • Audio resolution: 16-bit or 24-bit at 44.1 kHz
  • Internal Resolution: 32-bit floating point
Editing
  • SmartTool changes its function depending on the mouse position. Available options: Move, Trim, Cut, Copy, Loop, and Mute/Unmute
  • Audio Editor with realtime audio warp functions (realtime time stretching and pitch shifting)
  • Warp Modes: Mix, Drums, Plucked, Pads, Vocals, Solo
  • Key Editor for internal instruments with note event and controller editing
  • Note Quantize with variable Swing
  • Legato Slider for dynamic note length editing
  • Step Record Mode
Mixing
  • Dynamic Track Mixer with Volume, Pan, EQ, Compressor, two variable inserts, two variable send effects
  • Additional Event Effects for Instrument Tracks (Arpeggiator and Chorder)
  • Master Output channel with two variable Output Effects (Inserts) plus two fixed Master Effects (Stereo Enhancer and Maximizer)
  • Automation of Volume, Pan, Mute, EQ, Bypass, plus all effect parameters, and instrument quick controls in instrument tracks
Arranger
  • Realtime Arranging based on Arranger Parts; up to 15 parts can be assigned to Cue Pads for realtime arranging/remixing
  • "Live Pads" or "Chain Play" modes
  • Variable Jump interval (Now, 1 Beat, 1 Bar, 2 Bars, 4 Bars, End)
  • Stop Pad for break/end
  • Chain Play: up to 15 Chains per Project; up to 99 steps per Chain
  • Realtime Transpose for audio and instrument events.
  • Project Key provides fixed global transpose for entire project
  • Global Transpose Track holds transpose events for global song transpose per bar / beat.
Effects
  • Delay: Ping Pong Delay, Stereo Delay
  • Distortion: Amp Simulator, Distortion
  • Dynamics: Compressor, Gate, Maximizer
  • Modulation: Auto Pan, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotary, Tremolo, Vibrato
  • Roomworks SE, Stereo Enhancer, Dual Filter
  • Channel Equalizer: three-band with Lo/Hi Shelving EQ (w/ variable frequency), fully parametric mid-band with variable frequency and Q.
  • Fixed compressor in each channel
  • Two variable Track Effects (Inserts) perchannel
  • Two Global Effects (Sends) per channel
  • Two variable Master Track Effects (Inserts)
  • Two fixed Master Effects: Stereo Enhancer, Maximizer (Inserts)
Instruments
  • Integrated virtual instruments with hundreds of presets
  • Up to 128-voice polyphony (defined by preset)
  • Quick Control editing per track
  • New sounds can be saved as track presets
  • Arpeggiator, Chorder
Content
  • More than 5000 Loops (2000 instrument loops, 3000 audio loops)
  • More than 600 instrument presets
  • More than 50 audio track presets
  • More than 150 effects presets
Style Categories
  • Pop: Britpop, Pop/Rock, Teen Pop, Chart Dance, 80's Pop, Dancehall, Disco)
  • Electronica/Dance: Minimal, Classic House, Elektro House, Funky House, Industrial, Electronic Body Music, Trip Hop, Techno, Drum´n´Bass/Jungle, Elektro, Trance, Dub, Big Beats
  • Urban (Hip-Hop/RB): Classic R&B, Modern R&B, R&B Pop, WestCoast Hip-Hop, EastCoast Hip-Hop, Rap/Hip Hop, Soul, Funk
  • Rock/Metal: Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter, Heavy Metal, Death/Black Metal, NuMetal, Reggae, Ballad, Alternative Rock, Rockabilly , Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock
  • Alternative/Indie: Goth Rock, Grunge, New Wave, Punk, College Rock, Dark Wave, Hardcore
  • Country: Country/Western, Honky Tonk, Urban Cowboy, Bluegrass, Americana, Squaredance , North American Folk
  • Jazz: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Oldtime Jazz/Dixiland, Fusion, Avantgarde, Latin Jazz, Free Jazz, Ragtime
  • Blues: Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Electric Blues, Chicago Blues
  • Classical: Baroque, Chamber Music, Medieval, Modern Composition, Opera, Gregorian, Renaissance, Classic, Romantic, Soundtrack
  • Ambient/ChillOut: New Age/Meditation, Dark Ambient, Downtempo, Lounge
  • World/Ethnic: Africa, Asia, Celtic, Europe, Klezmer, Scandinavia , Eastern Europe, India/Oriental, North America, South America, Australia
  • Experimental: New Music, Free Improvisation, Electronic Art Music, Noise

Sequel makes it fun and easy to create music on your computer! Order your copy today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Sequel Software Music Studio

  • Minimum requirements
  • Windows:
  • Windows XP (Home or Professional), compatible with Win-
  • dows Vista Home Basic
  • Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 6 GB of free hard disk space
  • Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware; ASIO compati-
  • ble audio hardware recommended for low latency performance.
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels
  • DVD ROM drive required for installation
  • Internet connection required for license activation
  • Macintosh:
  • Mac OS X 10.4
  • Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz or Core Solo 1.5 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 6 GB of free hard disk space
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels
  • CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
  • DVD ROM drive required for installation
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3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Read the minimum specs carefully!

First off, I have used Steinberg products off and on for years. I own Cubase SX now and semi like it (I like AA 1.5 much better for audio). But my experiences...Read complete review

First off, I have used Steinberg products off and on for years. I own Cubase SX now and semi like it (I like AA 1.5 much better for audio). But my experiences have been good......until this disaster.First off, take their "minimum specs" like you would Window XP specs....double them! With a 2GHz Intel 4 and 1gig of memory this ran like.........crap. Stuttering, drop outs, lockups......and this was on an Audio Only system, tweaked to the max!Now, on a AMD Athlon 64 X2 with 3 gigs of system memory it ran like a champ! But most folks looking at this will not have a 6 month old system to use. Most will more than likely have systems in the minimum range of this software, and they will waste their money along with being disappointed. I sold mine at a loss to get some loops CD's.Steinberg dropped the ball on this one, I can not recommend this at all!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BAD PRODUCT - DON'T BUY

Steinberg uses something called Syncrosoft for copyright protection. This product is extremely buggy, (the latest "fix" came out today, 5/28/2008. I urge you not to use...Read complete review

Steinberg uses something called Syncrosoft for copyright protection. This product is extremely buggy, (the latest "fix" came out today, 5/28/2008. I urge you not to use Sequel, even if it is given away. You don't need the headaches.Following are four quotes from the Steinberg technical forum on installation problems. 1. Today I bought sequel. I installed everything and everything goes well. Then I had to download the license. The LCC wizard came on screen and I fallowed the steps, I entered my activation code and pressed enter then the license tree displayed it says license- sequel 1.x then I click on button ?next? and it went to the next level "download license" : I click on download license button but it says ?internet connection to license server could not be established.Please check your internet connection?. It?s wird because I?ve internet connection I?m writing this topic right. Any way I repeated the steps again with my firewall off but still the same result that there?s no internet connection. Can you help out please. 2. Only two days after I installed Sequel I ran into a problem. Unfortunatley I ran a program called "RegCure" and it deleted my license. I uninstalled Sequel to try and reinstall it, but now I get the following error message right away: The folder path 'Sequel 1 for Windows' contains an invalid character. Can anyone help me with this? Or is the CD defective? I just bought it 3 days ago.... 3. Hi guys My name's Rob and I work as an IT technician in a Secondary school in the south of England, we have just purchased 15 copies of Sequel but are stuggling to acitvate them. After filling in the long serial code I go to start the licence download, 20-30 seocnd later an Error message pops up :- "Error Quote: Syncrosoft Licence Control Center Internet connection to licence server could not be established. Please check yout internet connection."I have check the internet connection, I was even surfing the Steinberg support pages whilst attempting an activation, so I 100% have a net connection. Which leads me to believe its being blocked by the firewall. But I have no idea what port/s the Syncrosoft LLC uses. Can any one help? Regards (Answer from Steinberg to above:) Hello! The Syncrosoft LCC uses port 80 HTTP for communication. Are you on a proxy server? (Note: As a musician, should you really need to know what a proxy server is so you can use a piece of software? Also the long serial number Rob refers to is a 52 character string! What are they thinking at Steinberg!) 4. There was a serious crash to my sequel. I had a problem with the LLC. It did not came up so i tried to reinstall it and it didnt helped. I uninstalled everything and restore my Laptop to day before. now the LLC is working fine but with the sequel There are application files but when I start it it crash AND the worst thing is that I can NOT install or uninstall sequel I get this enoying message: "This patch package could not be opened. Verify taht the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package." I have a project to finish this week!!!! Your Help please.... Obviously I'm returning Sequel and good riddance!

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4.0

Cubase Vet

By Tin Zimmermann

from TN

I use Cubase AI4 and had LE before that. If you arent getting into your products, its because you are not followin the directions. I dont blame cubase for having such tight control because of all the software theft that goes on. Cubase Software is amazing and is worth the effort for the proper install. I will say that to properly install cubase, YOU MUST HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION. If you dont, then you are going to have problems getting it registered.

 
3.0

Just make sure you keep it on one computer!

By CurtC.

from Columbus, Ohio

Well, let me just say this, this product was really great while I had it. I was in a situation where I lost my activation code that came in the product box. Luckily, I registered my product on Steinberg's website. I originally had sequel installed on a PC of mine for about 6 months. Everything worked great, until I got a new laptop and wanted to get a new activation code so I could install it on the laptop. I seriously went through about 3 new activation codes, and all of the ones I typed into the LCC download entered in as a valid code, BUT the license was a "Pending License," making it unusable. Seriously folks, my advice to you, if your going to use this product make sure the PC you put in on is the PC it stays on. Steinberg's customer support is absolutley ridiculous in how unorganized they are. Sequel is great for first time recording artists, but I advise you not to reactivate activation codes. The other reviews on this product were right, this thing is a nice product, but the headaches that come along with it just aren't worth it. Syncrosoft is the most buggy license control I've ever seen in my life. For Steinberg to use it to protect their product lisences is just foolish.

 
1.0

Wish I Could Have Used It

By ollie01

from Chicago

I tried everything to get this thing up and running, I followed all of the steps the people on the phone gave me but in the end the liscence ending up corrupting my computer resulting in me wiping my whole computer clean and re-installing everything. I called them to complain but they said it was something I did and it wasn't their problem, I find that funny because their supprt team walked me through setting it up. The software may be good, I have no idea becasuse setting it up proved impossible. Save yourself time and headaches and don't buy this.

 
1.0

Sequel is the worst dont buy it!

By mz.jonz

from New York City

I have had sequel in my possesion for more than 12 months and still have not had it installed in my computer, they have sent 5 different authorization codes and I cannot get past the internet connection. I wish I could get my money back.

 
1.0

BAD PRODUCT - DON'T BUY

By Patrick O'COnnor

from phial

Steinberg uses something called Syncrosoft for copyright protection. This product is extremely buggy, (the latest "fix" came out today, 5/28/2008. I urge you not to use Sequel, even if it is given away. You don't need the headaches.Following are four quotes from the Steinberg technical forum on installation problems. 1. Today I bought sequel. I installed everything and everything goes well. Then I had to download the license. The LCC wizard came on screen and I fallowed the steps, I entered my activation code and pressed enter then the license tree displayed it says license- sequel 1.x then I click on button ?next? and it went to the next level "download license" : I click on download license button but it says ?internet connection to license server could not be established.Please check your internet connection?. It?s wird because I?ve internet connection I?m writing this topic right. Any way I repeated the steps again with my firewall off but still the same result that there?s no internet connection. Can you help out please. 2. Only two days after I installed Sequel I ran into a problem. Unfortunatley I ran a program called "RegCure" and it deleted my license. I uninstalled Sequel to try and reinstall it, but now I get the following error message right away: The folder path 'Sequel 1 for Windows' contains an invalid character. Can anyone help me with this? Or is the CD defective? I just bought it 3 days ago.... 3. Hi guys My name's Rob and I work as an IT technician in a Secondary school in the south of England, we have just purchased 15 copies of Sequel but are stuggling to acitvate them. After filling in the long serial code I go to start the licence download, 20-30 seocnd later an Error message pops up :- "Error Quote: Syncrosoft Licence Control Center Internet connection to licence server could not be established. Please check yout internet connection."I have check the internet connection, I was even surfing the Steinberg support pages whilst attempting an activation, so I 100% have a net connection. Which leads me to believe its being blocked by the firewall. But I have no idea what port/s the Syncrosoft LLC uses. Can any one help? Regards (Answer from Steinberg to above:) Hello! The Syncrosoft LCC uses port 80 HTTP for communication. Are you on a proxy server? (Note: As a musician, should you really need to know what a proxy server is so you can use a piece of software? Also the long serial number Rob refers to is a 52 character string! What are they thinking at Steinberg!) 4. There was a serious crash to my sequel. I had a problem with the LLC. It did not came up so i tried to reinstall it and it didnt helped. I uninstalled everything and restore my Laptop to day before. now the LLC is working fine but with the sequel There are application files but when I start it it crash AND the worst thing is that I can NOT install or uninstall sequel I get this enoying message: "This patch package could not be opened. Verify taht the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package." I have a project to finish this week!!!! Your Help please.... Obviously I'm returning Sequel and good riddance!

 
5.0

Fruitty Loop,Step aside

By Ol' Skool

from Montgomery, Al.

I've been on Fruitty Loop for over 3 years. I was looking for more music to create for my artist. I needed more sound. So, when got with SEQUEL, I made a beat in about 3 hours. I called my artist and told him I got something new for him, he came by and heard the NEW sound that I created with SEQUEL, he kept telling me how he loves it and did not want me to give the beat to the other artist. Thanks, SEQUEL... Ol'

 
4.0

Read the minimum specs carefully!

First off, I have used Steinberg products off and on for years. I own Cubase SX now and semi like it (I like AA 1.5 much better for audio). But my experiences have been good......until this disaster.First off, take their "minimum specs" like you would Window XP specs....double them! With a 2GHz Intel 4 and 1gig of memory this ran like.........crap. Stuttering, drop outs, lockups......and this was on an Audio Only system, tweaked to the max!Now, on a AMD Athlon 64 X2 with 3 gigs of system memory it ran like a champ! But most folks looking at this will not have a 6 month old system to use. Most will more than likely have systems in the minimum range of this software, and they will waste their money along with being disappointed. I sold mine at a loss to get some loops CD's.Steinberg dropped the ball on this one, I can not recommend this at all!

 
5.0

More than what you pay for.

By artcoresg23

from Portland. OR

I love this product. i went to the store to upgrade from cubase le to cubase studio 4, but this caught my eye instead. this is so much more worth it to buy than cubase. great sound quality, realistic drum loops, perfect for beginners, and way more than expected for the price. my only complaint is that you can't export projects as mp3 files. but overall sequel is a must have.

 
5.0

Get more than you payed for

By Dr.Q

from New York

Sequel is the first sequencing software I've used and I picked up the basics of how to use it within a half hour. The samples and loops included sound great, but could use a wider variety of genres. The arranging and mixing are top notch too. Overall great for its price

 
5.0

Great Value - Hobby or pro

By Sam

from Chicago

Cant go wrong with this. Very easy and fun to explore and get your ideas down quickly. Scratchpad deluxe! High quality sound library is great, drums strings etc. I have had Steinberg since the early 90's and I trust them also with Cubase.

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