First look at iPad app Deregulator – using Thumbjam

June 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A first go on deregulator the new iPad app by Ashshaosh Daa. The app is a delay/echo/reverb combo but with a twist…all components can be randomized to alter each/any setting over time.

the concept is very simple but in use it is a great way of creating mangled textures that recycle what you put in and spitit back out at you in new in interesting ways.

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Deregulator it’s a mini-processor of stereo effects with Echo, Delay and Reverberator. Input signal goes to echo and delay simultaneously. Then delayed and echoed signal lands into reverberator. All parameters of this effects may be randomised at once and some key parameters can be randomised dynamically all time. On output we have wide effects range from simple mono echo/delay/reverb and combinations to near granulation live when remains of sounds create nebula around original input and like morning mist its blurring and smudging sound into scape of something new, vibrant and beautiful (degree of beautifulness depends on what you feed in D). 
Delay just repeat sound pieces and size of every piece can be randomised, this chop and remix original sound into sometimes very glitchy, something new. Echo behaves like a usual echo unless you start randomising delay and feedback parameters. Reverb have three parameters, room size, damping and wetness of output. Off course all of them are randomisible. Randomising its a root of conception in this little app.
How it sounds like? Lets walk together to the border that splits effects from synthesisers where only granular with live input lives and question this line, she is exist? You must play with it or go to soundcloud(tag deregulator) for examples. 

Go to look at instruction and detailed description on ckek.ru

Feature list:
+ Three linked effect module (Echo, Delay and Reverb)
+ Randomisers for every parameters of this effects
+ Ability to randomise all parameters at once
+ Recording of affected audio to wav
+ Share files to iTunes, AudioCopy 2, AudioShare
+ Audiobus of course
+ 25 non-factory presets slots
+ Stereo/mono

Coming soon:
+ Universal app(Yeah, download once and run everywhere)
+ Audiobus 2 and all slots
+ IAA

Tested on iPhone 4s(iOS 6&7), iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, iPad New and iPod touch 4. And i don’t recommend run this app on something lower then 4s. On iPod4 lag is too big, Deregulator need ~100mb ram and more power in heart. iPhone 4s/iPod5 is recommended as low line to work comfortably. 

B.Serrano’s IO – free set of VST effects for Windows

June 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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B.Serrano tells us that IO is a set of VST effects for Windows driven by a sophisticated GUI envelope. He says that duration is theoretically infinite, so the envelope can run from 1 nanosecond to several minutes,even hours. Here’s B.Serrano’s descriptions of the individual effects:

Paraphonic multifilter

  • Multimode filtering: LP, HP, BP, Peak
  • Cascade filtering up to 4 stages (stack)
  • Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages
  • Loopable or 1 shot
  • Host-Bpm syncable
  • Individual curve-type for each segment
  • High precison editing

Stereo Phaser

  • 4, 8 or 12 stages
  • Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages
  • Loopable or 1 shot
  • Host-Bpm syncable
  • Individual curve-type for each segment
  • High precison editing

Multi level adjuster

  • Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages
  • Loopable or 1 shot
  • Host-Bpm syncable
  • Individual curve-type for each segment
  • High precison editing

Multi level Auto-Pan

  • Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages
  • Loopable or 1 shot
  • Host-Bpm syncable
  • Individual curve-type for each segment
  • High precison editing

Ring Modulator

  • Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages
  • Loopable or 1 shot
  • Host-Bpm syncable
  • Individual curve-type for each segment
  • High precison editing

Pricing and Availability:
Free download.

Get it here >>

Flow – new flanger that goes far beyond traditional

May 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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SineVibes has introduced Flow – a flanger that’s designed to create effects that go far beyond tradtitional up and down ‘swoosh’ effects.

Flow uses a sophisticated envelope sequencer to modulate the sound in a rhythmical fashion. Flow has two different flanger characters, with positive or negative feedback, advanced synchronization and timing features, plus a host of automation and randomization options.

This allows you to create a myriad of unique effects: from intricate “jet plane” patterns and dancing comb filtering to complex swooshes or stuttered glitches. In addition, each instance of Flow stores eight snapshots of itself that can be switched in realtime or via automation.

Specifications:

  • Flanger with positive/negative feedback, adjustable time range from 0.5 to 20 ms.
  • Step sequencer with up to 32 steps, variable speed, timing and shuffle.
  • Flanger gate, flanger time, envelope modulation depth, and envelope shape individual per each sequencer step.
  • Eight full instance snapshots, multiple utility and randomisation functions.
  • Advanced transport sync algorithm with support for tempo and time signature automation.

SoundMorph – TimeFlux software

May 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

TimeFlux, the ultimate time stretching, morphing, and spectral effects processing software.

TimeFlux takes your sound to a whole new level of control and sonic manipulation. Just like time is endless, the possibilities in
TimeFlux are endless as you can Morph between 8 snapshots using our custom Orb controller area. Control TimeFlux with your
mouse, or as an added bonus control it with an optional Leap Motion controller and harness the powers of time in your hand!

You can load up to 4 sounds and up to 4 VSTs in TimeFlux, record your performance and export it as a .WAV file, or record straight into your DAW. Time and space will never be the same!

TimeFlux also contains 3.6Gb of custom made sound design revolving around the theme of time manipulation. All sounds included were carefully crafted by SoundMorph and Ivo Ivonav of Glitchmachines. Both experimental and practical, the included sound design complements the TimeFlux software, and also is quite usable on it’s own.

FEATURES:

– Load up to 4 sound files

– Load up to 4 VST plugins within TimeFlux

– 8 snapshot Orb Controller

– Optional Leap Motion controller. Leap Motion sold separately here: https://www.leapmotion.com/

– 2 time stretchers

– 1 morphers

– 4 filters

– Record and Export your performance in wave files

– 3.6Gb TimeFlux sound design soundpack included made by SoundMorph and Ivo Ivanov

– Compatible with Mac and PC (32 bit and 64 bit)

More info here >>

T-Force Phaser – free effects device for adding phase cancellations

May 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Mastrcode Music tells us that T-Force Phaser is an effects device for adding phase cancellations as a creative effect to your sounds. They say that it results in a sound with a spacey feeling.

Specifications:

  • Phase cancellation up to 16 stages – means how many points in the frequency range will be cancelled by a serially connected chain of allpass filters).
  • Frequency Range control – determines the center frequency where the stages will be aligned.
  • Spread control – controls how far the single stages are apart from each other.
  • Feedback amount control – controls how strong the signal will be fed back to the audio input (stronger amounts result in a more metallic sound).
  • Depth control – determines how strong the phase cancellation will be added to the original sound.
  • BPM syncable LFO with phase offset for modulating the Frequency Range (lets the stages sweep up and down in the frequency spectrum).
  • MIDI Learn (by right clicking a control)
  • All functions fully automatable

Get it here >>

RetroBand – the effect plug-in for Windows and Mac is now freeware

May 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Michael Kingston is now offering his RetroBand effect plug-in for Windows and Mac as freeware.

RetroBand models several interaction aspects of gain stages and transformers. It generates IMD and crossover distortions present especially in Class A/B gain stages. RetroBand also features several forms of transient shaping.

RetroBand features

  • Digital model of interaction between gain stages and transformers.
  • Three flexible distortion models with noise modulation.
  • Transient shaping within the distortion models.
  • Mid-side stereo image controls.
  • Advanced noise modes to imprint effects of noise on signal without the hiss and rumble.
  • 64-bit signal path with highly optimised algorithms.

RetroBand is available for Windows and Mac (VST).

More info here >>

Three new Duende Native plug-ins has been released

May 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Solid State Logic has announced that three new Duende Native plug-ins and migration to iLok 2 copy protection are now available online.

The superior audio quality and deep feature set of the SSL Duende Native plug-in range has earned the respect of a very discerning clientele through the years.

The three new plug-ins complement the existing range with two plug-ins (X-Saturator & X-ValveComp) designed to bring some analogue saturation and distortion emulation to your digital DAW and the third (X-Phase) delivering high precision frequency specific phase correction.

The new plug-ins are available now via the SSL web site. To coincide with the new plug-in release SSL has migrated the entire Duende Native plug-in collection to the iLok 2 copy protection system. SSL has also announced a summer release for AAX native versions of the entire suite.

New Duende plug-ins

  • X-Phase is an All-pass Filter plug-in that offers the user manual control and benchmark audio quality. It enables the user to apply a phase shift (sometimes called a phase offset) at a specified frequency within a signal. Unlike other filter types where the gain of selected frequencies is altered, with an All-pass Filter the gain remains unchanged throughout the signal. This is useful for fixing phase problems with microphones when recording: eg overheads causing phase problems when mixed with close mic’s.
  • X-Saturator delivers a stunning range of analogue style distortion effects. It is an emulation of an analogue circuit that introduces either 2nd order valve style or 3rd order transistor style distortion or a blend of the two. At low drive settings the distortion is mild and can add gentle warming to help instruments sit nicely in a mix or to add a little extra edge to help instruments cut through a mix. As drive levels are increased so too is the level of distortion until at high drive levels heavy distortion occurs.
  • X-ValveComp is a fully-featured mono or stereo channel compressor with a full set of classic channel compressor controls and an added ‘valve’ emulation stage. The valve emulation stage sits after the compressor in the signal path and adds a variable degree of primarily 2nd order harmonic saturation and distortion that thickens and colours the sound. The compressor can be switched between Peak or RMS modes and has a full set of standard controls.

X-Phase is available for purchase for £199 GBP/249 EUR/$329 USD. X-Saturator and X-ValveComp are £69 GBP/89 EUR/$119 USD each, with an introductory price of £49 GBP/59 EUR/$85 USD for the first 30 days only. Prices exclude tax.

More info here >>

DlayR – new pattern controlled delay effect plug-in from Tek’it

May 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Tek’it Audio has announced the release of DlayR, a pattern controlled delay effect plug-in.

DlayR can be used to create delay, stutter and filter effects sync on the beat of your track. Control six parameters on 16 step sequencers, feedback, color, mix, delay length R/L and time.

Mix 3 filter types to color your effect, use the tube saturation and the soft limiter to give it more character.

DlayR features

  • 16 steps pattern controlled delay.
  • 6 sequence-able parameters, Mix, Feedback, Color, Length L/R and Sync division.
  • Sync on the beat of your DAW with selectable speed.
  • 3 mixable filter types to color your effect, low-pass, high-pass and band-pass.
  • Amp tube saturation and soft limiter.
  • Panoramic and output gain controls.
  • Randomize and Undo on each sequencer.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Easy MIDI learn on all parameters.
  • Integrated Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load…
  • 90 Factory presets.
  • Up to 128 user presets per bank.
  • Easy installer.

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for 29 EUR / $39 USD.

More info here >>

Tapestop – new Vengenace Producer Suite effect plug-in

April 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Vengeance Sound has launched Tapestop, a new Vengenace Producer Suite effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The Tapestop effect is as old as it is famous, and Vengeance has the deluxe version of this effect for you: VPS Tapestop is your new favourite tool when it comes to all kind of pitch effects.

But stop, it can do a lot more: with the build in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes or the new “tape slip” feature you can create crazy effects, way beyond the classic Tapestop pitch-down.

VPS Tapestop features

  • Simulates Pitch-Down and Pitch-Up.
  • LP Filter can be added.
  • Volume Fades can be added.
  • Tape Slip: simulates worn Tapes/Vinyls.
  • Stepped or smooth pitch effects.
  • internal sequencer.
  • 3 independend envelopes for pitch, filter and volume.
  • realtime scope.
  • 80 presets with pitch, wobble or special fx presets.
  • no clicks and 100% sync with your song.
  • The tapestop effect duration can be set in note values.

The Tapestop plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) costs 49 EUR. It is currently 20% off in as part of Vengeance’s Easter sale. Use coupon vEaster at checkout.

More info here >>

Scope – new modular sound generator and effects processing plugin

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Glitchmachines has released Scope, a modular sound generator and effects processing plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is geared toward experimental sound design and electronic music production.

Scope’s open-ended graphical patching system and diverse set of modules let you create a custom audio processing environment, capable of a very broad range of effects.

Features:

  • Fully patchable modular sound generator and signal processor
  • Sample library with 1500+ modular SFX in 24bit/96khz .wav
  • 26 Modules ranging from Oscillators & Delays to LFOs & Mixers
  • Freely configurable module slots and signal flow
  • Tactile graphical patching system with virtual patch cables
  • Real-time animated audio analyzers and visualizers
  • 160 patches from 8 cutting-edge sound designers and artists
  • Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit)

This is Overview video going over the SCOPE plugin and included modular synthesizer sample library.

This is a basic tutorial video showing how to set up a couple of basic patches in Scope.

We worked with 6 of the best module manufacturers to put together the Eurorack system used to generate all the content. Our goal was to create a functional counterpart to Scope; something you can’t easily achieve with a computer that interacts well with the plugin and gives you a new palette of sounds to work with right out of the box.

Focused on the darker side of modular synthesis, sound designer Ivo Ivanov created a collection of compelling effects that are equally distinctive and indicative of the depth of Eurorack’s prodigious sonic landscape.

This video is showing behind the scenes footage from the making of the modular synthesizer sample library included with Scope.

This video is showing behind the scenes footage from the making of the modular synthesizer sample library included with Scope.

More info here >>

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