Five12 Numerology Pro v3.2 | Mac OS X | 55 MB
Numerology is a modular sequencing environment designed for performing musicians. It works by giving the user an organized workspace within which they can quickly create and connect together a variety of highly functional sequencing and MIDI event generating modules. As a fully modular environment, the user can construct sequencing instruments that fit their own unique and twisted requirements. The sequencers follow a model similar to that used by analog sequencers: the user creates sequences of control values that can be routed to other modules to control generation of notes or MIDI CC and Pitch Bend messages.
The musical technique of step sequencing has been around for quite a while. In fact, the very first electronic sequencers of any kind were step sequencers. Their appeal is no secret: they are super-easy to use, and provide both immediate gratification and a surprising level of flexiblity despite their limitations. Their hands-on approach to music making provides a level of intuitiveness and experimentaition that is unmatched. They are indeed machines for creativity.
But there are limitations: Fixed numbers of steps, fixed speed settings and pitch ranges. Limited numbers of voices, or presets, or routing options. Sometimes these issues are tied to a serious learning curve, or a cryptic user interface. And in the case of most of the interesting hardware options, expensive. Very expensive.
Numerology gives you a step sequencing environment that provides all the immediacy and experimentation that you are looking for, but removes the limitations. It does this by giving you several powerful but easy to use sequencing modules and a flexible virtual studio environment for them to live in, complete with audio plugin hosting, audio mixing and a timeline for building arrangements.
Numerology's sequencers are not primitive modules that you have to spend weeks configuring and routing with other components just to get something playable. These are full-on MIDI and CV step sequencers that on their own are more powerful than most hardware sequencers, while still offering enough flexibility to satisfy even the most die-hard tweaker.
But it doesn't stop there. A full suite of companion modules can be mixed and matched with the sequencers to expand their capabilities. LFO's, Envelopes, CV Mixers, MIDI Generators and processors, they're all there. There is even an integrated parameter modulation feature that makes it easy to automate anything from just about anything else.