Live Step Designer (LSD) is a step sequencer that is especially created for live-manipulation of loop regions and controls.
NEW: Polyrhythm function (beat to next beat division) and Swing percent !
You can use LSD with GM (General Midi), for example with your soundcard, with external synths, samplers or drumboxes, and, if you install a "Midi loop back" (ex: Midi Yoke), with software-synths like Reaktor, Absynth, VST-Plugins (with [free] VST Hosts like saviHost), etc...
Synchronization (via MIDI clock) with programs like "Ableton Live" is also possible.
If you don't want to use the predefined GM names, ex: for more experimental music, enter your own sound names in the User-Instrument-List.
NON-STOP-MUSIC: You have never to stop the sequencer while you are playing.
You can load new LSD-sets, save LSD-Sets, edit beats, beat-divisions , dynamics, MIDI controls, store patterns, restore patterns, change MIDI programs, MIDI channels, loop regions, store and restore loop regions, etc...
AND, the best of all: all your edits will be saved in a MIDI file.
You can then edit this MIDI file in a program of your choice. (F2 key)
Notes, velocities and controls don't have the same loop region, that means for example that you are able to apply a velocity moving in a 3/16 loop to notes moving in a 8/16 loop with a MIDI control moving in a 5/16 loop.
Possibilities are endless.
You have 32 patterns pro LSD-Set (Song), but don't have to stop the sequencer to load new ones, so you can fill your whole harddisk with LSD-Sets, if you want.
On the bottom of the screen is the part of the program, where you have the direct control on parameters of the synth(s) you play.
All faders can send different MIDI ctrls to different MIDI channels.
The mini-keyboard is useful to trigger notes, effects or simply to test sounds.
If you are a mini-keyboard-virtuoso, you can do more...
Although LSD is designed for drum'n'bass, breakbeats, IDM or minimal music in mind, it can be also useful and fun for all styles of music where groove plays an important part.