B-Step Sequencer

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A step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

Price Free
Author Thomas Arndt
Type Controller
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Version 2.1
Released 05/20/2014
Updated 02/28/2015
A unique, powerful step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

With a huge amount of features like chord programming, sequencer ratcheting, shuffle, drag'n'drop, copy and MIDI learn, you will get the best out of your synthesizers and drums to create your own unique sound.
So as you are not overwhelmed by all the features B-Step comes with, an embedded manual and intelligently sorted presets are included to make sure you get up to speed as quickly as possible.

More free presets are downloadable from the B-ProjectRepository and you can share your own presets there too.

There is more than one way to work with B-Step. Export your work via Email and import it on to your desktop version at home or vice versa.

Your synthesizers and drum machines will love B-Step!


Note: If you need the VST or AudioUnit version of B-Step Sequencer, please check our Webpage: http://b-step.monoplugs.com



- Melodies
- Arpeggios
- Basslines
- Chord progressions
- Experimental parts
- Drum grooves


- Full multi-touch support
- Clean, free customizable style
- Embedded user manual
- Create your own colour themes


- Up to 4 independent sequencers in one
- Shuffle / swing
- Sequencer ratcheting / step repeats
- Monophonic and polyphonic playback modes
- Pattern auto chaining
- Reverse playback
- Measurements from 1/16th to more than 4/4th
- Step probability
- Partial bar replays
- Send control and program changes at each step
- 5x6 chords per project
- Define random chords from 12 scales
- 16-steps * 4-tracks * 16 pattern
- Skip, mute and other functions


- Drag'n'drop copy for bars and step columns
- Multi drag: Copy the state of one slider or button to all of its siblings
- Bar snapshots: Copy and past on the fly from/to an advanced clipboard


- MIDI clock master (up to 400 BPM)
- Syncable to other MIDI masters
- 5x MIDI OUT to control up to 5 hardware or software synthesizers (4x independent)
- 1x MIDI IN for sync to another master
- MIDI thru
- MIDI clock/sync thru
- 1x IN & OUT for MIDI controller (for MIDI learn)
- 2x IN & OUT for Novation Launchpad
- Auto restore MIDI connections


- Native Novation Launchpad support (for up to two Launchpads)
- Advanced MIDI learn
- Sends feedback to your MIDI controllers.


- CoreMIDI, virtual MIDI, network MIDI


- Auto save and load last session (project, controllers, settings)
- Project notes
- Import and export of your projects and other data (via mail or text)
- Share your projects on the B-ProjectRepository


- Fast support via mail or in the forum

Version 2.1 release notes

Create your own individual B-Step colour theme with the B-ColourStyler or choose one of the preset styles. Be able to switch through your favourite ones quickly and easily. Styling your own personal look has never been as easy as this. Find a colour scheme that works for you, on your monitor settings. Expect simple project and file management with the new B-DataManager. It comes with a couple of bonus features like free downloadable presets and import and export of your projects via text or email. Add preview audio samples and comments to your projects and chords, or share your own work at the B-ProjectRepository. If you're having difficulty in using one of the many features that B-Step provides, no problem! We give you the option to embed the user manual inside the program itself, which makes it very easy to get to the right information at the right time, for any feature. It's as simple as dragging the 'Question Mark' to the component you want to learn about. ------------------------------------------------ NEW MAJOR FEATURES -- Introduced: Data Manager -- Download free projects, colour themes or chords on the fly -- Project im- & export via text or mail -- Share your projects at the Monoplugs servers -- Remember your projects: Assign audio samples and comments to your projects - Introduced: Embedded User Manual - Introduced: Colour Styler ------------------------------------------------ MAJOR CHANGES & FIXES - Improved: Reducing CPU usage for better performance on older devices - Improved: More stable clock generation - Official Yosemite compatible ------------------------------------------------ MINOR CHANGES & FIXES USABILITY - Added: Mute a step column on the run light buttons - Added: Option to disable the mouse wheel (setup editor) - Improved: Mouse wheel always increasing or decreasing by one - Fixed: Load & save handling, restores everything correctly USER INTERFACE - Added: CTRL ± and CTRL 0 resizes the UI or reset to default size. - Improved: Style of editors and notifications - Fixed: Font sizes and remove trailing "..." for some labels - Improved: Remember last window position - Fixed: Restore UI size correctly MIDI & SYNC - Improved/Fixed: Slave mode MIDI CONTROLLER - Fixed: Reset Launchpad on shutdown - Fixed: Launchpad stopped working after 30 minutes - Fixed: Bar select was not possible via MIDI FEATURE FIXES - Fixed: Playback stops if a step repeat was enabled and some other options too - Fixed: CC & PC sends to many events and in a wrong order - Fixed: Bar repeats shows 1 bar to less