Consequence plug-in is a "chord synquencer"

Consequence: we're sure it'll make sense when we try it.
Consequence: we're sure it'll make sense when we try it.

Sugar Bytes is creating a nice line of plug-ins that can't be easily explained. First we had Effectrix, the effects sequencer, and now there's Consequence, which is described as a chord synquencer.

This last, compound word does at least indicate that we're dealing with a cross between a synth and a sequencer; Consequence is also billed as a chord groovebox that can be used to create either simple progressions or complete songs.

What's more, the software can take chords that you play and "super-size" them. They can also be split up and transformed in other ways.

Key features of Consequence included three sample-based oscillators, 32-step sequencers and a variety of sounds design tools (including sample rate reduction and oscillator 'ageing').

There's a multi-effect that includes reverse, chorus, phaser, delay and reverb processors and a built-in audio recorder. 100 sounds are also supplied.

Set for release in November, Consequence will be Mac- and PC-compatible and support the VST and AU plug-in formats. It'll cost $199/€149.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.