CYTHAR – Free MIDI
03rd January 2014
monoplugs have released CYTHAR,
a free MIDI sequencer/editor stand-alone application
for Windows, Mac and Linux.
A pattern-oriented, polyphonic MIDI step-sequencer,
which makes its own path. 16 parallel patterns with
six tracks and 16 bars – equating to 256 bars & 96
tracks. The six pattern tracks imitate the strings
of a guitar and will be tuned e.g. to “EAdgbe”. With
some clicks you can set a guitar chord to the
pattern tune – then by enabling a few events or
triggers the sequencer will start a solo or plays
with the chords. More offset-, mute functions and a
tricky song mode will pep-up your set. With CYTHAR
you can program drum sets, melodies, arpeggios and
complete songs. If this is not enough try out Rebeca!
With the simple accessibility of all settings the
user interface is designed for life and jam
performances. The drag and drop features make CYTHAR
to a powerful and fast editor. In future we want to
release a specialized touchscreen version.
For now every CYTHAR Sequencer is still in
development and only available as a beta version. In
the download area you will find some downloads for
Linux, Windows and Mac versions for different CPU
architectures and different system distribution or
At the moment we are working on the english
translation of the CYTHAR manual and hope you will
find your own way to use the sequencer at this time.