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SUGAR BYTES Thesys  

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Overview

  • 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
Description & Specs
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    $149.00
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    $12900

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SUGAR BYTES

Versatile MIDI controlled step-sequencer.

Thesys is an extremely powerful and intuitive MIDI step-sequencer plug-in, 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 plug-in 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 plug-in offers you the ease and power of Thesys. It is 100% MIDI compliant and therefore provides the ultimate MIDI sequencing solution. Thesys is fully 64-bit compatible and includes MIDI Export! Just drag and drop from within Thesys to your host or a generated MIDI file to your desktop.


Sequencer Tracks

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.

Action Section

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-triggerpressing 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.

Features

  • 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
  • Pattern Sequencer
  • Random and Mutate functions for each sequencer
  • Individual trigger and sync options, swing function

Order today for live or in-studio MIDI control.

 

Thesys Specifications:

  • Compatibility
  • VST/AU/RTAS/AAX compatible host software.
  • MacOSX 10.4.0 and higher,
  • Windows XP and higher,
  • 1Ghz, 128 Mb Ram
  • Plug-in Interfaces
  • Mac PPC, Intel: VST / AU / RTAS / AAX
  • WIN XP, VISTA: VST / RTAS / AAX
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SUGAR BYTESThesys
 
2.0

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2.0

Terrible documentation ruins it

By Frank Z

from Fairfield, CT

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Pros

  • Quick Composing

Cons

  • Documentation Stinks
  • Not Enough Audio Tools
  • Weak Controller Support

Best Uses

    Comments about SUGAR BYTES Thesys:

    Tbere is nowhere I can find in the documentation how to set separate MIDI channels for your controller vs the notes you want your instrument to play. Also there doesn't appear to be a way to change the bottom note of the pattern selector even though I see it change in standalone mode.

    It is unintuitive how this works. While it works as advertised otherwise. MIDI functions need to be made more clear. If you like control over MIDI input and response, be aware that you're flying solo on that aspect.

    Otherwise decent software.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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