Bram Bos Tunafish

A sequencer that's small but perfectly formed

Pointing out that not everyone needs all the features of a full-on DAW, Bram Bos has brought us what must be one of the smallest VST-compatible sequencers ever.

Despite its size (the install file weighs in at a meagre 1.8MB), though, Tunafish offers plenty of features, including reverb, delay and flange effects, a built-in sampler, MIDI learn, and the facility to play up to ten instruments or samples at once.

A standard piano roll-style display is used to input notes. Your sequences can go on for as long as you like and are known as Segments. Several Segments can be arranged to form a complete song, which can then be mixed down using the extremely simple mixing console (just ten faders, basically).

Automation can be recorded (though you can’t edit it), and you can even freeze parts if your CPU starts to overload.

While we had a bit of trouble with some stuck notes on certain VSTi’s, Tunafish is still a real bargain.

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

1.8MB installation file. Cheap and simple.

Cons

Some stuck notes with certain plug-ins.

Verdict

Tiny yet feature-packed, Tunafish represents terrific value.

Description

Congratulations, you've caught the Tunafish, the most accessible vst/music sequencer you?ll ever find.

Min Processor Speed (GHz)

1

OS Requirements

Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP

Ram Required (MB)

256

Required Hard Disk Space (MB)

2

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