Steps free step-sequencer by xoxos

Steps is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by xoxos. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Steps is a VST port of the classic “Hammerhead” drum loop software.

Steps features a 6 part, 4 measure sequencer, and adds an ADSR, looping, humanization and bit reduction to Hammerhead’s feature set, thanks to synthedit modules by David Haupt, Chris Kerry, Etric Van Meyer and Lance Putnam.

The SynthEdit source for Steps is available from the SynthEdit users group.

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scuzzphut 6.5 lite

scuzzphut 6.5 lite free step-sequencer by Scuzzphut

scuzzphut 6.5 lite is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by Scuzzphut. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

scuzzphut6.5-lite takes the step sequencer from scuzzphut6 and makes it a dedicated plugin with several improvements, including:

  • Improved GUI – both in terms of looks and functionality steps can be set/cleared by dragging CPU use now minimal pattern selector for 8 patterns pattern changes happen synced to the bar start.
  • MIDI control of pattern changes – MIDI notes C to G (any octave) select patterns 1-8.


s16 free step-sequencer by Boxsounds

s16 is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by Boxsounds. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

s16 is a 16-step sequencer.


  • Loads a single WAV sample for the sixteen steps.
  • Controls for each step: direction, octave, semitone, fine, attack, decay, release, filt amt, pan and volume.
  • 4 Divisions (1/2, 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16).
  • 4 step choices (2, 4, 8 or 16).
  • Program/pattern can be chosen on the GUI, from the host’s patch change, or via MIDI (note-on C2-B4).
  • Global release and volume.
  • 4 LFOs with a 4×10 matrix.
  • Filter (BP, BR, HP, LP and moog).
  • Distortion.
  • Delay with separate filter and distortion.
  • Flange.
  • Fully automatable (24 parameters).
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Notenspeicher free step-sequencer by WOK

Notenspeicher is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by WOK. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Notenspeicher is a simple to use plugin to record a MIDI sequence step-by-step and play it back at selectable speed and transposition.

It can memorize up to 64 steps (notes and pauses) per preset. Playback is synced to host from 1 note per bar up to 64 (incl. dotted/triplets).


  • Record MIDI notes step by step (pause steps are set by button).
  • Playback when host is running, when a MIDI key is pressed or step by step.
  • Step button reacts also on MIDI CC#64 (sustain).
  • Sequence is transposed by incoming MIDI notes.

Notenspeicher is available for 3€ from the developer WOK. A demo version is available.

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My First Step Sequencer

My First Step Sequencer free step-sequencer by ndc Plugs

My First Step Sequencer is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by ndc Plugs. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

My First Step Sequencer is a simple 16-(or 8-)step sequencer aimed at children. It comes with a shuffle mode and a note randomize button, as well as a scale-forcing control, to make it so that you can only select notes within a particular scale.

The notes are represented by animal heads in the carriage windows, with the velocities being represented by flowers on the carriage doors. The octave can be changed by clicking the body of the engine. A signal at the bottom right is a global mute – setting it down will stop the plugin from outputting MIDI data. The arrow at the bottom left can be used to display a number of advanced options, left to right:

  • Shuffle.
  • Number of steps (16 or 8).
  • Scale: lets you ignore certain notes, to enforce a particular scale.
  • Notes: Switches between displaying the notes as animal heads, or their actual values.
  • Random: randomizes the note values.

MSQ16/10 free

MSQ16/10 free free step-sequencer by xtrabits

MSQ16/10 free is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by xtrabits. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

MSQ 16/10 Free (no MIDI out) is a VST Step-sequencer Plug-in for Windows.

  • Sequencer 1: 16×13 note entry matrix (C4-C5).
  • Sequencer 2: Octave, Slide, GateTime, Velocity.
  • Sequencer 3: MIDI-CC1 and MIDI-CC2.
  • Sequencer 4: Reset (resets sequencers 1-3).
  • Sequencer 5: Pattern-sequencer.
  • Adjustable sequencer speeds, sequence lengths and sequencer directions (fwd, bwd, fbw1+2, bfw1+2, random).
  • Sequences can be triggered and transposed via MIDI.
  • In addition, the last played note and/or sequence position can be memorized.
  • 8 Patterns, which can be triggered and recorded by automation, MIDI or mouse.
  • Scale-quantise and chord function, which allows you to add notes per step.
  • All sequencers can be randomized, alternated and shifted to left and right, independently or all together.The pitch sequencer can be shifted up and down in 1-semitone-steps separately. Shuffle function adjustable from 50 – 75%. Loop function.
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Ministepper free step-sequencer by WOK

Ministepper is a free step sequencer VST plugin developed by WOK. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

MINISTEPPER is an easy to use step sequencer VST plugin for Windows.

It features 8 steps, each with adjustable velocity, gate length and mute.

Several play directions, start- and endstep selectable on the fly. Sequence can be transposed by incoming MIDI notes. Also plays chords when chords are send into it via MIDI.

Host sync with dottet and triplet speed selection, swing, run on key press, MIDI-channels selectable for combined use, clear layout, free.

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major sketch pad

major sketch pad free chorder | step-sequencer by af Kreativt Darhus

major sketch pad is a free chorder and step sequencer VST plugin developed by af Kreativt Darhus. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

major sketch pad is ideal for musicians with writer’s block or knob twiddlers who easily get distracted by fine tuning soundscapes and ending up not getting any music done. No, this is not some pseudo-random-crap, you are in control of your music all the time when using the sketch pad. This is an arrangement utility rather than a music production tool.

major sketch pad is basically a step-sequencer combined with a chorder. Each time it gets triggered by a MIDI note the step-sequencer steps forward and each step can contain a new, different chord. The chords aren’t locked to a predefined pitch. This means that you can try out chord combinations and see how your melodies will sound with different chords applied to them, or just jam away.

The main idea behind the sketch pad is to make it easier for people who are having a hard time coming up with songs to at least get a “rough” arrangement sketch that they can continue to work with. It is, after all, often the beginning of a song that is the hard part to come up with.

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HY-MPS2 free step-sequencer by HY-Plugins

HY-MPS2 is a free step sequencer VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by HY-Plugins. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

HY-MPS2 is a block based step sequencer.

There are both free/commercial versions:

  • Full: 8 sequencer blocks + 4 modulation units(5 modulation engines).
  • Free: 3 sequencer blocks.

Main features:

  • 8 sequencer blocks.
  • 4 modulation units.
  • 5 modulation engines.
  • Re-scalable plugin window.
  • Randomizer.
  • Preset manager.
  • wide window mode.

GUid Machine

GUid Machine free step-sequencer by unbearable devices

GUid Machine is a free step sequencer plugin developed by unbearable devices. Compatible OS(s): macOS.

GUid Machine is a stand alone Step Sequencer combined with a sample player. The Step sequencer has 4 X 16 steps while the sample player can load 4 samples simultaneously.


  • Step Sequencer with 4 X 16 steps.
  • Easily shift any of the sequences up and down by any number of steps – you can decide the length of each row.
  • Randomize these modifications so the beat will never be constant.
  • Velocities can be randomized so the accents will also change during time and make the loops more interesting.
  • The 4 sequences can play at 4 different BPMs.
  • The Sample Player section is a straight forward 4 voice sample player with a good envelope section and the possibility to change the pitch, length, and start point on the fly.
  • 4 tap delay section.
  • Master VST insert.
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