Strokes Cross-Platform Workstation v3.10 adds 16 Synth Engines from Mutable Instruments Plaits

Developer John Howes let us know that he has released an update to Strokes, a cross-platform (iOS, Mac & Win) software workstation, adding 16 synth engines, derived from the Mutable Instruments Plaits multi-oscillator.

Other updates in Strokes v3.10 include:

  • Pitch sequencing and quantizers
  • Fully customisable modulation matrix, any modulation source can connect to any sound parameter
  • Bit crushing & sample rate reduction added to sampler, as well as start/loop point modulation
  • Panning & fine tune

About Strokes:

Strokes is an all-in-one, cross-platform workstation for sequencing, sampling and synthesis.

Howes says that “the idea of this device is to encourage free-flow experimentation and exploration of rhythm and modulation.”

The first four sequencer channels can be set according to your wishes, while the other four behave in various ways according to those settings. Each channel can be assigned one of 16 oscillators from Mutable Instruments’ Plaits module. Alternatively, they can each be assigned to samples of your choice with various sound design options.

There are probability options to add semi-random changes to the sequencers, and on-board reverb and delay add effects processing to the sounds being generated. Various modulation options allow these sounds and effects to be changed in subtle or significant ways, always in response to the other rhythmic behavior taking place in the project.

Strokes can run as a VST3 or AU plug-in within all major DAW environments, meaning the MIDI information generated can also be assigned to your own software and hardware instruments. On iOS, Strokes can run as a standalone application or from within a host such as AUM. Strokes is available now, with the following pricing:
iOS – £19.99
Desktop – £35
Cross-platform bundle – £40

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