Caustic Song file (optional):
Have been using Hexen for a little while and Caustic for years. Over the next little while I'll do some detailed comparisons- there are many similarities and differences that are interesting to note. I learned an awful lot thru this exercise, about both programs.
Although I've written several songs in Hexen, I decided to try to recreate one of the demo songs that came included, DEMO 4, in Caustic. I found some of the textures interesting, especially the arp sound.
I attached the Caustic file. To hear the original you'd need to install Hexen from Google Play.
I'll start from the sequencing. Hexen has some really cool and complex sequencers, quite a few. You won't however find any piano rolls here, this app is not the one to use for things like orchestral pieces.
Starting with the arp texture, it uses a "Tech" sequencer which is interesting. It has controls for total steps, note steps, notes set using sliders, a main gate setting as well individual note gates (Gates control lengths), what scale and Root you want to use, shift settings which allow you to move the entire sequence to one step before or after. There is a master slide setting which allows you to slide/glide all notes (steps) or you can use the individual note gate settings to only glide specific notes. While Caustic can replicate this pretty closely it's not nearly as easy.