These are some new features that will be in Chipsune 2.0.
More info and downloads can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chipsune/124212437700974
The songs that are demo here are property of Nintendo and Gamefreak, and are not included in the future update.
“This is a video using the Fastfingers Lead Synthesizer software for Commodore 64 and my drumming. I added a new Lightshow feature to Fastfingers, which changes the color of the screen in time with the music.
All of the sounds are C64 Fastfingers sounds except for my drumming.”
This is a very cool demo of the AudioGL modular, check it out
Another update on the AudioGL project. This video features a crowdfunding announcement, and a software demonstration.
AudioGL is a Modular Software Synthesizer and Sequencer. It is designed to allow musicians to create complex compositions with ease. AudioGL has a dynamic 3D interface which focuses on streamlining workflow, so composers can spend less time navigating the interface, and more time writing music.
Here are the specifications of the computer I have been using to develop AudioGL
Make/Model: Lenovo X61 Tablet
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8ghz
Graphics: Intel X3100 (low quality integrated graphics card)
Audio: M-Audio Fasttrack Pro & ASIO4All
Display: 1024×768 (Laptop) – 1280×1024 (External)
As you can see, AudioGL does not require a high performance computer. If your system specifications are close to or higher than mine, AudioGL should run just fine for you.
Although the interface is rendered in 3D, it does not consume any more resources than a typical 2D interface. Furthermore, the graphical quality of the interface can be raised or lowered, depending upon your preferences.
The synthesizer is designed towards low CPU usage without compromising sound quality. To provide both, the instruments you create in AudioGL will only consume CPU when they are playing. This makes it possible to create a large composition on an underpowered laptop, provided that you only have so many instruments playing at one point in time.
ScoreCleaner is a live scoring tool that notates your music automatically. Just plug in your MIDI instrument/keyboard, play and let ScoreCleaner render.
ScoreCleaner changes the paradigm of notation softwares. Where earlier formats forced users to have a large pre knowledge of a piece of music to be able to notate properly ScoreCleaner allows the user so simply plug a MIDI based keyboard into their computer and play to render a notation. ScoreCleaner will automatically detect time signature, key, clef, tempo, note values etc. and simply notate the playing it receives. Virtually live. The user doesn’t have to rely on click tracks or other guiding tools in order for the software to understand the music and interpret it for notation.
“ScoreCleaner is unique in that will allow a user to play freely and end up seconds later with a useful score for a wide variety of musical styles” says Sven Ahlback. “ScoreCleaner will even notate non-metrical music, composite time signatures, rubato, something that has been quite unthinkable in decades past”.
Because ScoreCleaner notates on the fly rather than being designed for manually feeding the software with note values it becomes open to a number of uses.
ScoreCleaner can offer scoring and editing possibilities to become the main notation format for a user or it can work as a complement to other notation and sequencer formats. ScoreCleaner exports its notations and its interpretations to MIDI as well as MusicXML.
In Sven Ahlbacks words,
“ScoreCleaner is a wonderful teaching tool for students and teachers alike. It saves huge amounts of time and offers high accuracy compared to what has been available so far. But we also want to underline that ScoreCleaner is a great tool for any musician or composer who needs to quickly convey a piece of music to other musicians in the universal musical language of notes.”
For access to a time limited trial version of ScoreCleaner please visit
Emulator Modular Intro
Emulator Modular is the most flexible multi-touch software available to music producers and professional DJ’s.
- Convert your multi-touch device into a powerful MIDI controller.
- Build your dream interface in just minutes
- Emulator includes a complete list of objects so you can custom design your own multi-touch interface with buttons, sliders, circular knobs, jog wheels and many more.
- Share your custom templates with the Emulator community and benefit from templates and experience of our other users.
- Work at any resolution!
- Add multi-touch capability to your preferred DJ, VJ or Music Production software.
Scratchy is a standalone piece of software that produces noise. This noise can be manipulated by a tempo-synced Gating effect (at various degrees of note length) and by a Cutoff control to adjust the pitch. The result is something akin to scratching.
Other effects include Delay, Reverb, Bit Crusher and Comb Filter.
Controlled by a custom layout for TouchOSC for iPad – £2.99 from App Store http://goo.gl/xL714
The music used in this video is ‘Quantum Lock’ by Pete Di-Murro: http://soundcloud.com/mooyon/quantum-lock
Scratchy and the control templates for iPad and iPhone are coming soon as a free download from http://digitaldjtools.net. Check the website or Twitter / G+ / Facebook feeds for updates.
In my ludicrously ample free time, I’ve been working on this bad boy, Phaedra. It is an “analog” style four-channel MIDI sequencer for the iPad. Click the picture for the full-rez screenshot. In the interests of full disclosure, I borrowed heavily from the Moon Modular 568 Quad Sequential Trigger Source, which you can read all about up in here.
I still have a long way to go, but it is coming along nicely. Each step has note, velocity, gate time, and a pair of MIDI CCs of your choosing. I haven’t yet coded in the chaining feature, but it’ll be able to do 4 x 32, 2 x 64, and 1 x 128 modes. The steps can be 32nd note, 16th note, 8th trips, and 8th note, and each “bus” can run in arbitrary lengths. The “Live Control” knobs on the left can be used to modify one of the four destinations.
I haven’t yet conquered “MIDI background mode,” as used by many iPad synth apps, but I hope to include it, as well as Korg’s WIST. It already does normal hardware MIDI and Network MIDI fine, though, and can clock, or be clocked from, an external source.
I have no idea when I’ll have this done, as I’m only working on it in spare moments, but I hope to be done before Christmas. I’ll keep you posted. Note this is not an Audio Damage product. (I know that even though I say that, and it clearly does _not_ say “Audio Damage” anywhere on the UI, all the other blogs that pick this up will say it is. You can lead a horse to water…)
Cerberus Audio has released Volt Precision Fader, a high quality software plugin for fine control of gain.
Volt was designed to produce smoother fades and more precise gain staging than is possible with conventional DAW faders.
Volt Precision Fader features
- Shuttle and Transition Speed knobs.
- Linear gain control by “virtual voltage”.
- Logarithmic fader control by dB value.
- Memory banks to store and recall gain values.
- Text entry for directly entering or copy/pasting values.
- A/B between any two values using included memory banks or undo/redo.
- Half/double buttons for perfect signal splits.
- Unity/mute button.
- 300dB control range.
- 64-bit signal path.
- MIDI control for all major functions.
Volt Precision Fader for Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $15 USD.
More information: Volt
>> One of my very first steps on the awesome SynthX from Wayoutware on my iPad 2. I’ts the first synth I love to play without MIDI keyboard.
Built using Way Out Ware’s award winning virtual analog technology and heavily optimized for the iOS operating system, SynthX delivers a great looking and sounding analog experience to the iPad. A mathematically modeled synthesizer, SynthX contains no samples. As a result, it is very small in size, yet it has an extremely large and professionally design sound library. An effects chain including distortion, flanger, delay and limiter are included. Additionally, a separate identical effects chain is provided to process an external signal connected to the iPad’s audio input. SynthX has been designed from the beginning for the iPad and multi-touch. It has a comprehensive MIDI implementation using CoreMIDI including MIDI Note send and receive and MIDI Beat Clock LFO sync. You can also record your performances within SynthX and use Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy to share your performance with other iPad apps. It also supports iTunes file sharing which allows you to drag your performances in full quality into your favorite digital audio workstation.
VST effect plug-in for Windows that recreates a classical 16-band digital vocoder.