FAQs

General

Probably. Everything has been tested in multiple DAWs, but try the demo first to make sure. Expecially if you're using an obscure DAW.

Fresh installs, demos, and updates all use the same installer file. You can download the latest versions of your plugins in your user area.

After you enter your licence code and restart your DAW, the demo will unlock and become the full version. Click the registration button () in the plugin GUI to register.

The license is per-user, so you can install the software on all the devices you own, providing you only run one device at a time.

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Linux

To install the plugin on Linux, simply extract the files and run the install.sh script. In your Terminal app, run the following commands:

cd ~/Downloads Change to your Downloads folder

mkdir tempinstaller Create a temporary folder to extract to

tar -C tempinstaller -zxvf PLUGIN.tar.gz Extract the bundle

bash tempinstaller/install.sh Run the installer script

rm -R tempinstaller/ Clean up the temp folder

Click Here for an example terminal session

Payments

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First you need to register for an account. Any purchases are linked to this account so you can review purchases, and serial numbers at any time. After you have registered, head over to the shop and choose your product.

If you don't yet have an account with us, you can redeem your plugins here. Alternatively, login to your user area, and you can select the option to redeem a plugin there.

Phrasebox

In some DAWs, you can add Phrasebox in a slot before your instrument, however in most DAWs, you need to create two separate tracks.

The first track contains a chord sequence you have created, and an instance of Phrasebox. The second track contains your software instrument.

On your instrument track, you then need to set the MIDI input as the output of Phrasebox, and probably enable monitoring.

All DAWs do this differently, and you can find screenshot guides to most of them below:

This will be due to incorrect routing. Make sure you have properly set up the MIDI routing (see above).

If you are in Ableton Live, make sure to set the second box to the Phrasebox device, or else the track is just listening to your original chords.

Phrasebox works like an arpeggiator - it requires an input to make an output. Make sure you are sending in a chord sequence, and have enough notes for all the rows you are using.

If you have a chord sequence and there is still no sound, you may have to enable monitoring for your instrument track - see routing above.

Phrasebox is like a cross between an arpeggiator, a phrase player, and a re-pitcher. It takes in your MIDI notes, maps them to the rows in the piano roll, and plays back the phrase in real-time using the notes you play in.

Here is a screenshot showing how a 3 note chord works in Phrasebox. Phrasebox takes any notes you input, and maps them in pitch order to the rows in the piano roll. As you can see, note C3 is mapped to row 1, E3 is mapped to row 2, and G3 is mapped to row 3. As there are only 3 notes playing, only rows 1-3 will produce any output.

Phrasebox will then play back the phrase in realtime, using these notes. As you can see from the output, your notes get transformed into a musical phrase.