Stepic for Live is the older brother of Stepic and was designed as a Max for Live device specifically for use in Ableton Live. As a Max for Live device, it has access to Live's API and is able to control not only the parameters of other software plugins and hardware devices, but also parameters within Live itself. This includes all Live devices such as Live's synthesizers, samplers, audio and MIDI effects as well as channel and master parameters. Stepic, on the other hand, is a native VST3 and Audio Unit plugin that loads into various hosts such as Logic Pro, Cubase, Bitwig Studio, Studio One, Cakewalk or REAPER. With Stepic you can control the parameters of other software plugins and hardware devices that are in the same channel strip. Bitwig Studio is an exception. There it is possible to control Bitwig's own parameters using the MIDI modulator. While Stepic for Live and Stepic have a similar looking user interface and feature set, they are independent plugins. Internally, they need to be different in many ways to work either as a Max for Live device or as a VST3 and Audio Units plugin.
No. Being a Max for Live device, Stepic for Live only works with Ableton Live.
Stepic can be loaded into Ableton Live, but its functionality will be limited. You will not be able to automate Live devices or parameters such as Wavetable, Analog, Sampler, or any of Live's effects devices with Stepic's modulation sequencers. Further, Ableton Live does not pass all MIDI CC messages generated by Stepic, which also limits its support for 3rd-party plugins and external hardware devices. For this reason, Ableton Live is not listed as a compatible host for Stepic.
If your host is not listed as compatible, we probably haven't had a chance yet to test Stepic with it. Contact us at [email protected] and file a host support request. Devicemeister is always interested to extend their list of supported hosts.
FL Studio is currently the only host that we know of, that doesn't pass Stepic's MIDI CC messages of the modulation sequencers. This means, Stepic cannot be used for parameter modulation in FL Studio. However, Stepic loads into FL Studio, but only the note sequencer will work properly.
Yes. Stepic for Live and Stepic are available as a bundle. For more information take look at Stepic Bundle.
Yes. If you already own a version of Stepic you can upgrade to Stepic Bundle for €19.00. Log in to your account and navigate to Purchase History -> View Licenses -> View Upgrades and select Upgrade License on Stepic Bundle. You will be redirected to the checkout and the discounted price will be calculated automatically.