Overview

audio formats mp3, wav, flac, ogg, aiff, aif, wma, aac, m4a
image formats bmp, exif, gif, png, jpg, bpm
video formats mp4, flv, avi, mov, wmv, mpeg, mpg, 3gp, ogv, mkv, webm, mjpeg
SoundFont formats sf2, sfz
gear types drive gear, sequencer gear, scratch gear, MIDI gear
number of concurrent audio tracks not limited, depends on your hardware
number of concurrent video tracks not limited, but only one is decoded at a time
segments per track 1 - 64
gear sizes 11 (1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1, 9/8, 5/4, 11/8, 3/2)
drive speeds any; 1 - 240 bpm with genre hints (HipHop, Ambient, House,...)
export formats audio: flac, video: mpeg4
supported sound sampling frequencies 11025, 22050, 44100, 48000, 96000, 192000
number of included samples audio: 267, image: 40, video: 32; total: 339 (as of version 1.3)
ui languages de, en, es, fr, it, ja, ko, pt, ru, zh
save file format xml-based

Powerful sequencer

  • almost unlimited tracks
  • individually adjustable gear segments
  • 11 different gear sizes
  • adjustable track offsets
  • different concurrent playback speeds
  • combine different bar measures
  • supports audio, video, and images
    • multiple audio file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
    • multiple image file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
    • multiple video file formats (that are imported as mjpeg files for fast frame-to-frame access)
  • MIDI
    • SoundFont-based rendering
    • MIDI gear type with circular piano roll editor
      • transpose / quantize notes
      • modify velocities
      • change presets
    • customizable virtual keyboard
    • external MIDI input device support
  • cut out for polyrhythms and polymeters
  • exchange samples on-the-fly

Beginner-friendly and playful

  • being able to read music is no requirement
  • real-time simulation
  • rewarding and fun
  • manifold performance capabilities
    • mute / unmute individual tracks, stacks and trains
    • set tracks, stacks and trains to solo mode
    • alter playback directions and speeds
    • enable / disable entire gear trains
    • manually drive the loops (scratching)
  • use programmable logic (Leibniz wheels)

Intuitive interface

descriptive UI for audio-visual programming, based on gear mechanics

  • group and relate tracks by forming gear trains
  • adjust volumes / velocities with a circular editor
  • automatic track synchronization (can be disabled)
  • superb for
    • combining different bar measures
    • relating track playback speeds (transmission)
    • structuring
    • performing
    • synchronization of sounds and visuals
  • four gear types for various tasks
    • drive gears to power gear trains with customizable speeds
    • sequencer gears to play audio, image and video samples (trigger behavior)
    • scratch gears to play longer voice or background samples or videos (resample behavior)
    • MIDI gears for longer instrument tracks

System

  • export your results (audio-/video session recording, save as a bundle for sharing)
  • ships with a neat sample library
  • many customizable shortcut keys