Audio/MIDI multitrack recording software
Manual : Arpeggiator


Arpeggiator window
Arpeggiator window
The Arpeggiator turns a chord into an arpeggio.

The arpeggio pattern is fully customizable:
Key 1..Key 4 are the keys that are currently being played, Key 1 being the lowest in pitch. Random Key is a random pick of one of these keys. You can pick one (or no) key for each step.
Octave Up / Octave Down can be checked to transpose the note.
Accent can be checked to make the note a bit louder. See the Accent knob.

The following controls are available:

  • Steps: The number of steps in the pattern. The maximum value is 32.
  • Rate: The speed at which the steps are played. It can be 'normal' notes like 1/16 or triplets.
  • Accent: Steps which have the Accent box checked play a bit louder. This knob determines the amount added to the note velocity.
  • Swing: The amount by which 2nd, 4th, 6th (and so on) steps are delayed. 50% means "no swing".
  • Gate: The (relative) note duration. You can turn this down to make the note sound mode staccato.
  • Fixed Velocity: Ignore the velocity of the incoming notes, and use a fixed value (90) instead.
  • Hold: Ignore incoming note-off messages, so the arpeggio keeps playing when you've released the keys. The notes will be stopped when you play a new chord. This feature can make playing the arpeggiator using a MIDI keyboard easier. You can push and release the sustain pedal to stop the arpeggiator.