Consequence is an arpeggiator, which creates a sequence of notes based on the chords that you provide. Up to 3 instruments can be loaded up, and a vast number of sequencing options can be used to control the way that the plug-in "interprets" your input.
The chord sequencer is the centrepiece of the creative flow. It’s basically choosing from a palette of 16 chord "snapshots" you define in the Chord memory section at the bottom. There are actually 5 sequencers controlling different aspects of the groove you’re creating. The Modulation section is especially deep, offering separate patterns for each of the synth parts, the filter and the effects.
The sample-based sound library contains all kinds of instruments – from powerful analogue synths to subtle violins, each offering Octave, Pan, Level and Crush controls. You can choose a trigger mode for each instrument independently, so it becomes possible to create more complex sequences by having some instruments triggered as chords and others as arps.
Consequence allows for detailed definition of all the sonic aspects on a step-by-step basis: "Arp" or "Chord", "Octave" or "Tie". With detailed control over the Arp-direction, you can create melodies with a narrow focus.
Like the rhythm of one preset, but the sound set from another? No problem! No matter how you save your presets, sequences and sounds can be switched out independently to give you other options to expand your presets further.
Consequence’s sound library not only includes sounds of the most sought-after synths like the Memorymoog or the OP-1, there’s also plenty of strings and percussion. String passages are crafted fast and impressive. By combining the 3 instruments, it’s easy to create interlaced rhythms with the oddest sounds.
Besides an ADSR, each instrument holds an "Age" and "Crush" control: With these two, say good bye to “Samples always sound so sterile!”
Consequence is not limited to the internal sound library: if you wanna combine with other generators, it is possible to use the MIDI out to trigger hardware or software synths, which opens up a lot of possibilities. There’s also the MIDI Export: just drag and drop to your host or save as a file.
The final stage of the Consequence sound section is the master section which offers tuning features, a fine master compressor and a kickdrum which plays a 4/4 rhythm. The kickdrum is a friendly helper to keep the groove while you are creating sequences, also it can be sent to the compressor explusively to glue the mix together or let the level drop at each quarter note.
The instruments work with a sampling library which has been created exclusively for Consequence. 237 sounds, recorded from first class natural instruments and synthesizers, are currently available.
Requires macOS 10.12 or higher
Audio Unit, VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
Requires Windows 7 or higher
VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
All Sugar Bytes plug-ins are available as 64-bit versions for Windows and Mac (Intel and Apple Silicon M1).
”Another solid, forward-thinking effort from Sugar Bytes, this is one to try if inspiration and fun are high on your list of priorities.”
”Sometimes programming music in a way that is different than what you’re accustomed to can give you a fresh perspective and some great new ideas.”
”As with the plug-ins that have gone before it, Consequence is consistently stimulating both as a production tool and as a songwriting tool. It's a veritable goldmine of creativity. There’s so much on offer here for a relatively small asking price, and for that reason it deserves a hearty recommendation.”
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