Steinberg began shipping the new version of its consumer-based music recording application Sequel 2. Sequel is targeted to users that may also be drawn to Apple’s GarageBand.
New features in Sequel 2 include a Controller Learn Mode that allows easy setup for almost any hardware controller to offer tactile control over Sequel 2 functions, instruments or parameters. The new version also includes Track Icons, making it easier to find specific tracks in the arrange window. The Sequel MediaBay sound management system has also been improved.
Steinberg also released three new content sets for Sequel — Rock, Industrial, and Hip Hop. Each set adds 200-300 loops for use by the application.
Sequel 2 costs $99 to buy and $29 to upgrade from the previous version.