MESSE07: Steinberg's Sequel

US Entry-level music creation and performance software with innovative user interface launched      28/03/07

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MESSE07: Steinberg's Sequel

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Steinberg have announced the launch of a new entry-level music studio. Sequel features studio-grade technologies within a unique, “one-window� user interface that opens up music creation and performance to anyone with a computer, and requires no knowledge of music or recording to produce great-sounding songs and mixes in just a few minutes.
Arnd Kaiser, Senior Product Manager for Music Technology at Steinberg told us, “Sequel is a brand-new and exciting way to experience making music on a Computer. Combining intuitive tools to record, edit, mix and perform music with great-sounding loops, instruments and effects, Sequel is the perfect first step into music production and performance. It’s never been more fun to make music on a Mac or PC.�
Sequel is custom-designed for newcomers to music production. A uniquely accessible GUI gives intuitive access to recording, mixing and editing features engineered for the first-time producer. Over 5000 loops that cover just about any modern musical style are supplied, and combined with over 600 instantly playable instruments on board provide first-time music producers and composers with a huge sonic armory to get their first productions rolling.
With advanced Steinberg audio technology used by professional composers and producers around the world, Sequel features discreet yet powerful audio warping functions that keep first-time users in key and in time. Sequel also includes an extremely accessible live performance mode, that allow Sequel songs to be rearranged, remixed and remolded live for performance on stage and in clubs or at parties. Integrated FX including EQ and dynamics on every channel provide all the tools needed to produce outstanding mixes.
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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Realtime Arranging based on Arranger Parts; up to 15 parts can be assigned to Cue Pads for realtime arranging/remixing
  • “Live Padsâ€� or “Chain Playâ€� 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
Pricing and Availability:
Sequel is priced at €99.00 and is shipping now to music instrument stores worldwide. More information:

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