ToneCarver has released a beta version of tcArpGen, a forthcoming freeware algorithmic arpeggiator VST plugin for Windows.
The plugin seems great on paper, however the current beta version doesn’t work for me, unfortunately. When loading the 64-bit version of tcArpGen in MuLab, I’m getting a blank back panel without any UI elements. That’s quite unfortunate since I was really looking forward to testing the plugin this evening. If the current version works for you, though, please leave a comment below letting me know what you think about it.
ToneCarver is the developer behind tcStretch, one of the best freeware time stretching plugins currently on offer, so there’s little doubt for me that tcArpGen will be yet another great tool once the bugs are ironed out. According to the info available on KVR Audio, tcArpGen is an algorithmic arpeggiator which, unlike a normal arpeggiator, uses a set of rules to determine the order of the notes and the direction in which they are being played.
Judging by the screenshots, the plugin will feature a snap to scale option, time settings, swing, and loads of other handy features. Needless to say, this looks like it will be loads of fun to use, and I’m really looking forward to testing the plugin in my DAW.
And that’s pretty much it. I wish I could give you a more in-depth review at this point, but the current beta version simply isn’t working for me. I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion about the plugin in the comments section.
UPDATE: Sorry about the confusion everyone and thanks for explaining the installation procedure in the comments! I’ll install the plugin properly this afternoon and give it a try.
tcArpGen is available for free download via KVR Audio (1.47 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows).