We are currently out of stock and awaiting components. The next batch is expected to be available in early November.
ARP is a hardware generator/sequencer/controller for creative and generative music composition. Whether using hardware or software instruments, samplers, and synthesizers.
Designed for hobbyists, musicians, and composers to add additional dimensions in conjunction with other hardware or software sequencers, as a creative and inspirational tool in aiding composition, as a generative music machine for installations or background mood, or simply for fun.
4 polyphonic channels allow the creation of complex and almost limitless musical patterns that can be controlled and manipulated in real-time.
- Unique Layer and Follow workflows
- Pattern, Sequence and Rhythm Editors
- 2 Modulators per Channel
- Editable Chord/Scales
- Powerful Incoming Note and Chord Sync
- Supports MIDI Control and Program Change
- Internal or External MIDI Clock Sync
- Note modes for Mono and Poly Synths
- Programmable Macro Controls
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- USB MIDI, USB Powered
- MIDI and USB Cables Included
- VESA Mounts
Each arpeggiator can operate as a pad, chord, or arpeggio; outputting midi signals independently or combined on a single channel.
Midi Output is via USB and MIDI port with the potential to control 8 unique devices.
It can operate as a standalone controller or can be clock synced to any midi master.
In Play-Mode you act as composer and musician, directing the movement of the music through key and chord selection.
In Set-Mode, you configure each channel independently or as a group to change the way its channel will behave. All in real-time with the music.
The unique step, jump and bounce controls take the possibilities beyond conventional arpeggiators into complex musical and rhythmical sequences that are at once complex and original, intriguing, and yet predictable.
It offers an alternative way to compose and create breaking beyond the limitation of step sequencers.
The wide-ranging gate release and time division options offer huge scope, from short fast bass and lead lines to long meandering and varying melodies that can run for hours before repeating. There’s nothing random or to chance though, you are in control.
Midicake ARP is designed to be operated with a single hand, leaving the other hand, if you are lucky enough to have one, free to operate other controllers or instruments
You will be purchasing a first-run production unit. These units are production quality but part of the first batch made by Midicake Ltd. and will have a serial number < 50.
Optional firmware updates will bring more features in the future. We reserve the right to change functionality and behavior, where deemed beneficial to our users, though any parameter changes you make will continue to be supported after firmware updates.