Steinberg releases Acid Pro competitor – Sequel

A world premiere! Brand new and presented for the first time, Sequel is Steinbergs new entry level music studio for music creation and live performance. This stunning new all-in-one tool combines recording, editing, mixing and live performance features with a huge collection of up-to-the-minute loops and sounds.

Sequel packs professional Steinberg audio technologies into one, incredibly intuitive “one-window” system that will get any PC or Mac user producing their own hits in just a few clicks – even with no previous knowledge of music or production! Over 5000 loops and 600 instantly playable instruments offer a huge armory of material to produce songs in almost any of today’s styles.

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 Pads” or “Chain Play” 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

Minimum System Requirements:
This is a list of what your computer should have to be able to make music with Sequel. If you use many tracks, effects and instruments, you might also need a more powerful comuter.

* Pentium / Athlon 2 GHz desktop, 1.7 GHz mobile, or Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor
* 1 GB RAM
* 6 GB of free hard disk space
* Windows XP Home (SP2) or Windows Vista Home Basic
* Display Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
* Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware; ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low latency performance
* DVD-ROM drive
* Internet access required for license activation

* Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor
* 1 GB RAM
* 6 GB of free hard disk space
* OS X Version 10.4
* Display Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
* CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
* DVD-ROM drive
* Internet access required for license activation

Available immediately for a retail price of Euro 99.

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