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EST is a mixture of a sampler and a 12-row / 16-step-sequencer. The design with its clue editing and auto-composing features makes it easy to use, even for beginners. Professionals will find new inspirations and appreciate the modulation and automation capabilities. Live enthusiasts will love its MIDI-control features. The EST-Loop-factory comes as a VSTi-plugin, supports (optionally) multi-out.

The heart of EST is a 12 part multitimbral sampler. Each sampler can be controlled either by your host, MIDI-in or the internal step-sequencer. The step-sequencer contains 128 recallable patterns, which are organized in banks, programs and variations. Each pattern contains complete sequences with triggers, notes and automation-data for the 12 samplers.

Detailed Features:


  • Imports WAV and AIF with all known sub formats
  • Uses its own 32-bit-float format for setting up slots (a sample with extensions) and kits
  • Quick access via tree-menus and customizable sample-directory's
  • One shot, forward, backward, ping pong
  • Scalable root-key
  • Multi-sample support by using multiple rows and key zones (from/to)
  • Keytrack-option
  • Sample-offset controllable
  • Up to 128 voices polyphony
  • Modes: Poly, Legato and Mono
  • Scalable Unison, Voice-Limit and Detune
  • Chord-mode (combinable with unison)
  • Oscillator mode (waveform are used as oscillators) with 2 distortion modes and lp-filter
  • Volume, pan and morph with inertia
  • Pitchbend (global and single) with scalable range
  • Fine-tune
  • Glide-mode (works even in poly mode) with adjustable glide-time
  • Amplitude envelope ADSR with velocity sense.
  • Modulation envelope ADSR with velocity sense (can be modulated by LFO2)
  • Two syncable LFO's with sin, tri, pulse, saw, saw up/down and scalable phase
  • Filter (lp, hp, bp, br, eq, ls, hs) with overdrive
  • Modulation of pitch, filter, morph and mod-adsr itself
  • Almost all parameters can be automated by the step-sequencer
  • Loop-recorder for reuse of sequences as samples or usage in other applications
  • Basic functions for mono/stereo-conversion, channel swap, normalize, gain and reverse
  • Menu option to edit and reload sample in your preferred sample-editor


  • Well structured, lightweight user-interface with customizable color-schemes
  • Visualization of used patterns
  • Step-LED's for visual feedback
  • Integrated Help system
  • Support for right mouse button, wheel
  • Almost all functions are available without control/shift keys

Global settings and functions

  • Preset browser
  • Scope and level display (with clip and sync indicator)
  • Gain slider
  • Songinfo (opens linked web site or document)
  • Sync mode (internal, host, manual)
  • Key-select (auto-activation of rows regarding key-zone)
  • Grid-size (piano-roll and drum-grid)
  • Record velocity, delay-time and auto-step
  • Audition (editing and sample-import, velocity and gate-time)


  • Host synchronization for tempo, transport
  • Inter process synchronization (mute, solo, play, record)
  • Relative tempo from 1/32. to 32/1t
  • Sample accurate timing

Row Parameters

  • Output-port (EST can use up to 12 outputs)
  • Trigger channel (active, all and 1-16)
  • Route (trigger other rows, make custom chords, trigger multi-samples)
  • Relative transpose, velocity, gate-time and delay
  • Swing affecting delay and velocity (scalable first step and interval)
  • Humanization for velocity, delay and gate-time
  • Step-divide, which allows to play a row in a different tempo (adjustable divide and length)

Live Control (MIDI-in targets)

  • Bank, program and variation recall via midi-note
  • Start/Stop, Start, Mute/Solo, Sync
  • Row-mute
  • Navigation and editing via controllers (every single step can be controlled)
  • Midi-Learn function
  • Midi-Thru
  • Panic
  • Transpose via midi-note (global and single-row)
  • Free and Hold mode


  • Step and Live recording
  • Adjustable auto-step, velocity and delay
  • Built-in Loop-Recorder, Wave-export
  • Record loop to sample

EST will be released within the next week. Preorders are being taken now for 49 EUR.

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