@brad if this in inappropriate by all means remove.
Short story: I’m releasing 2 open source MIDI generator plugins specifically developed for use with Cantabile, and I’ll be doing several more. The whole story behind this can be read here (https://topiaryplugins.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/an-itch-to-scratch/ ) but in one line: a year ago I wanted to transition from a Korg Kronos to a Cantabile rig, because my Kronos is too much of a hassle to transport for playing internationally.
The Korg has arranger-like functionality thanks to its Karma engine. I looked at tons of plugins but simply could not find the functionality I need (my needs are not average - read the link above for that) - so I decided to write what I need myself. It is (will be) a suite of modular arranger plugins.
So, without further ado: here’s 2 plugins ready for the world:
Topiary Beatz: a plugin that generates drum patterns and allows live “improvisation” with those patterns. Transitions can be quantized according to transport (locked to measures, beats etc). Can be used for other things than drums (loops samples for example) - FWIW Topiary Beatz has replaced my use of Geist2.
Overview here: https://topiaryplugins.wordpress.com/topiary-beatz/
Topiary Presetz: a plugin that allows you to set up 8 “variations” of 12 “mix settings”, and call those up live, at the touch of a button. Quantized to measures, beats etc if needed. “Mix settings” can be anything: volume, pan, preset number - basically anything you can control with a Midi CC message.
Overview here: https://topiaryplugins.wordpress.com/topiary-presetz/
Though developed for Cantabile, these are general VST plugins that can be used in any host. They’ve been tested in Cubase and Reaper as well. (a big Thank You to @Neil who started playing with beta versions (and caught quite a few bugs) as early as november last year.)
Download for free, give ‘em a whirl, and by all means tell me what you think (and report any bugs). I’ll be releasing more plugins of this type over the following months and I’m planning a couple of video walkthrus of real cases I use these for.