SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

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Juan1979
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SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:10 pm

Nora is a groundbreaking VST Phrase Editor that utilizes piano roll-like grid advanced editing tools to easily create MIDI phrases.

Its full contextual and intelligent interface along with its simplicity allows to create complex phrases almost instantly. Simply open DAW, add a few chords and play them. Afterwards, load Nora and start adding, resizing, copying or moving notes. Everything operates in real time.

NORA features:
- Complete real-time edition
- Edit up to 5 octaves and up to 5 notes per octave
- Load/save phrases through the browser
- Auto/manual loop selection
- Customizable phrase length
- Intuitive tools, including zoom to any point and auxiliary mouse locations to define note start and note end.
- Two operation modes: Synchronized with DAW or as a classic arpeggiator.
- Customizable grid for easy edition.

http://www.squaredheads.com

There is a lot under the hood, that we will release in the next months, new funcions and new tools. We'll announce the final price in no time.

VST Windows 32/64 bit. (OSX version in a close future)

Some screenshots:

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And a quick homemade video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkwHwbKYaW8

It will be avaliable very soon in http://www.squaredheads.com

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by ikeaboy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:39 pm

Can you switch patterns on it with automation or sending it some sort of midi sidechain?

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Thu May 01, 2014 7:15 pm

No. The good new is that we're currently working on the interface to do it, so it will be avaliable soon in a future update. I consider that feature pretty critical.

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by vanhaze » Fri May 02, 2014 7:40 am

Would really love to see a Mac version soon.
Any estimated releasetime for it ?
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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Sun May 04, 2014 8:43 pm

Unfortunately I cannot give you an exact time, but I can provide you a small roadmap: Second Midi tool, Pattern Switch, (Maybe third tool?), OSX version. Of course we can change our preferences, it depends about your requests. The more people ask for an OSX version, the sooner we'll develop it.

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by The Northern Contingent » Mon May 05, 2014 7:07 am

Hello,

This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what this adds to normal piano roll editing in a DAW. Could you elaborate on this a little more?

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by jeblo05 » Mon May 05, 2014 7:59 am

OS X version should be on the top of your roadmap...

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Mon May 05, 2014 1:32 pm

Nora is Out now! Enjoy!

www.squaredheads.com

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Mon May 05, 2014 1:34 pm

The Northern Contingent wrote:Hello,

This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what this adds to normal piano roll editing in a DAW. Could you elaborate on this a little more?
I'm going to post here the aswer I gave to another man:
Nora is a "Midi effect". What Nora offers you is an editor like any host Piano Roll, but it isn't a piano roll. The idea is, you place some chords in your host, and then you process them with Nora and it's piano roll-like editor. Nora's main editor has X groups that contains Y notes each. Imagine you have just 1 group with 3 notes. If you place in your host some 3 notes chords, they will chop in the same way Nora editor is. Upper and bottom extra groups works in the same way, but pitching up/down an octave. Once you test it, you will understand the concept for sure
If you still struggle, let me know :)

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by The Northern Contingent » Mon May 05, 2014 2:34 pm

That's great - I get it now! Yes - please bring out a Mac version soon to try! :)

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by daddytang » Mon May 05, 2014 8:54 pm

Does this make phrases relative to chords you play into your daw?

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Re: SquaredHeads Nora - Polyphonic Phrase Arpeggiator

Post by Juan1979 » Tue May 06, 2014 7:05 am

daddytang wrote:Does this make phrases relative to chords you play into your daw?
Yes, that's the main idea

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