Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Chordian, a free MIDI sequencer designed to work with the Native Instruments Kontakt 5’s MIDI output.
Chordian is a variation on their Procession advanced sequencer (now $14.99 on the HG website), but with more of an emphasis on stacking pitches and lacks the CC implementation.
Chordian dispenses with 3 of Processions Trigger Sequencers but keeps the pitch Sequencers so that all 4 Sequences are played via a global trigger sequencer. The idea is that in Simple Mode you can easily line up all sequencers to see what is playing across the steps and it is therefore much easier to build Chord type sequences. Polyrhythmic operation is still possible however when Simple mode is switched off, except that it is just the pitches that are Polyrhythmic.
It still keeps most of the features from Procession such as the Scale Remapper, individual Length%, Velocity%, tuning capabilities, the file Browser and the Randomizers. It can even load Procession sequences using the A sequence for triggering, and on the other side Chordian presets can be loaded into Procession.
All Notes are run through the Scale Remapper which forces notes to a custom Scale which can be built over 24 semitones using the Scale keyboard, or by using one of the 80 internal Scales.
Chordian works with a full version of Kontakt 5; free Kontakt Player edition isn’t supported. More info and download at Homegrown Sounds (requires “ad to cart”).