Beat Scholar is a new MIDI sequencer plugin that tries to present a new way to compose rhythms in the digital domain. The circular "Pizza-like" interface allows to slice, shift any beat into any subdivision, which allows for quite a bit of musical exploration! Essentially, the plugin allows you to set a "flexible grid" per beat, and have that change constantly during the creation of patterns. Beat Scholar's interface lets you also input any drum on any place in the circular, which lets you create linear music without pre-allocating sequencer rows/slots for the different drums. The patterns are also in infinite length, and can have any mixture of time signature, which are yet again independent per pattern. Other unique features include: negative swing, a way to set the swing reference, a stylized randomizer brush with user-created randomize presets, a capable sampler with the ability to load custom samples and more. Beat Scholar is a standalone and VST3/AU/AAX plugin that interfaces with pretty much every drum machine/sound source that exists, and takes the rhythmic expression you can achieve with any MIDI-supported instrument to the next level.
Beat Scholar gives you the ability to control subdivision in a very granular and visual way - each beat is not only divided to a custom grid, but also can incorporate multiple drums, letting you explore many kind of rhythms that are very difficult to achieve with traditional sequencers or drum machines. Also, the ability to have forward/negative swing with a custom reference that allows to have a different "steady" part VS a "swinging part" is quite unique.