Creating a Basic Pattern


  1. Use the Pattern selector to choose which pattern to create.

    Each StepDesigner can hold up to 200 different patterns.

  2. Use the Step size setting to specify the resolution of the pattern.

    This setting determines the step length.

  3. Specify the number of steps in the pattern with the Number of steps setting.

    The maximum number of steps is 32. For example, setting Step size to 16 and Number of steps to 32 creates a 2 bar pattern with sixteenth note steps.

  4. Click in the note display to insert notes.

    You can insert notes on any of the 32 steps, but StepDesigner only plays back the number of steps set with the Step size parameter.

    • The display spans one octave (as indicated by the pitch list to the left). You can scroll the displayed octave up or down by clicking in the pitch list and dragging up or down.

      This way you can insert notes at any pitch.

    • To remove a note from the pattern, click on it again.


    Each step can contain one note only – StepDesigner is monophonic.


If you now start playback in your host application, the pattern plays as well, sending out MIDI notes on the track’s MIDI output and channel (or, if you activated StepDesigner as a send effect, on the MIDI output and channel selected for the send in the Inspector).