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Stochas

Stochas | Open-source advanced probabilistic polyrhythmic sequencer plugin

In Stochas one can loop a MIDI phrase and it will play differently each time around. For example, some notes might sound one time but not the next. 

This is great for ambient music if you want to stick to a theme but want to vary it a bit.

But it's a VST3 and thus will not work in Synfire until the 2.0 update. And I'm not sure that even then it will work, or fit in with the Synfire workflow.

Anyway, can Synfire already do something similar without the need for Stochas? I know one can use Variation, but that's not quite the same thing.

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can't you put the vst 3 in a daw and drive it with a midi drone (or virtual midi cable) as a work around while you wait for synfire v2 to be released? It would give you the advantage you could record the plugin's output midi in the daw, pick out the juicy bits and discard the rest. You could also import that into a synfire library and use it in a different song, change key, etc.

 

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That makes a lot of sense. However, I'm somewhat reluctant to delve into the realm of MIDI drones again. I found that utterly confusing last time around. But I was a total Synfire noob then, and I found EVERYTHING confusing, so maybe I'll give it a shot.

But probably not until after I see that Stochas doesn't work the way I want it to in Synfire 2.0. I have many better ways to occupy my time until then.

Concerning recording Stocahs' MIDI output into my DAW, that's a good point. I don't think I'll be able to get Synfire to export the processed MIDI, and if not...back to the drones.

Thanks for your input.

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if you're on a mac you could just use the built in macOS "virtual midi cables" if you want to avoid drones, and there are similar things available for windows but you'd have to download them (e.g. loopbe1 and loopbe30 for windows)

 

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I use a PC and I do have LoopBe30, but as previously noted I've decided to wait for Synfire 2.0 to drop before going any further with this.  

If I do proceed at that time, I'll post a progress report here.

But my guess is that I'll be more eager to get up to speed with 2.0 than to immediately go off on a tangent with Stochas.

Thank you.

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