CV Toolkit Updated With 5 New Modules & More

Spektro Audio has updated CV Toolkit – a Mac/Windows app that’s designed to let you integrate your computer as a control voltage source with hardware modular synthesizers.

The new update includes five new modules (Shift Register, Shaper, Delay, PWM Clock, and Euclidean Sequencer), support for the Expert Sleepers ES-4, ES-40, ESX-4CV, and ESX-8CV modules (still in an experimental stage but working fine according to my tests), a new pitch detection algorithm that vastly improves VCO calibration, and various improvements and bug fixes.

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Tasty Chips Intros Saw Bench Synthesizer

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Tasty Chips has introduced the Saw Bench Synthesizer – a portable and affordable monophonic synthesizer, with a 100% analog signal path

Features:

  • Small and portable, yet ergonomic. Focus on hands-on controls with good grouping and spacing.
  • A four-pole diode ladder VCF, with high resonance and even self-oscillation
  • Separate ADSR envelopes for VCA and VCF
  • LFO with 3 waveforms, plus a Sample & Hold, for VCF
  • Frequency Modulation for deep growling bass sounds
  • Manual controls such for Env and LFO enable, waveform selection, ADSR mode /
  • LFO switching
  • MIDI controls of all digital features (envelopes, VCF cutoff, LFO, etc)
  • Sturdy metal casing.

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midimux Brings USB MIDI To iPad, iPhone

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zerodebug has introduced midimux for iOS – a new app that talks MIDI to your Mac, using the standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.

midimux is the first of a planned pair of apps, with audiomux following, that promise to route both midi and audio over your device’s USB cable.

Features:

  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the computer on the connected iOS devices.
  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the iOS devices on the Mac.
  • Lets you create custom virtual Ports that can be used by both sides of the connection to communicate.
  • does it all via a wired usb connection – using the standard charge & sync cable.
  • works on all iDevices from iOS 5.

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MC Studio Brings 8-Channel Audio Analysis To iOS

mc-studioDeveloper Sascha Bienert has introduced MC Studio – a powerful digital multichannel real-time audio monitoring and analyzing toolbox for your iPad or iPhone

MC Studio includes an analyzer, oscilloscope, goniometer and a full scale level meter

It displays signals from the internal microphones as well as the 3.5 mm audio jack. In combination with an external multichannel USB-audio-interface it is capable of displaying even up to 8 channels simultaneously.

MC Studio also fully supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.  Continue reading