Developer Ross Bencina let us know that a new version of AudioMulch – an interactive sound design and performance environment for Mac & Windows – is now available.
Improvements in AudioMulch 2.2 include:
- Performers processing live audio or playing virtual instrument plug-ins will benefit from the responsiveness of the overhauled low-latency sound processing engine. The engine now supports lower latency buffer settings with improved stability.
- Musicians using AudioMulch in conjunction with MIDI synthesizers and outboard effects units can take advantage of extensions to AudioMulch’s modular MIDI routing system. MIDI data can now be routed to external MIDI devices from sequencer and control generator plug-ins.
- AudioMulch 2.2’s new timing engine improves timing stability when chasing MIDI or network synchronization. A new “pattern mode” MIDI clock sync option provides compatibility with pattern-based hardware step sequencers.
- Performers who control AudioMulch from a MIDI controller will welcome the ability to switch Metasurface parameter snapshots under MIDI control.
- Mac users will appreciate AudioMulch 2.2’s improved plug-in compatibility stemming from the switch to a Cocoa-based user interface framework. AudioMulch 2.2 is ready for OS X Mountain Lion today.
Details on the release are available at the AudioMulch site.
This release also marks the launch of a new community patch sharing area at AudioMulch.com where AudioMulch users can share sound processing patches and compositions.
Other enhancements include:
- Unlimited contraption presets and improved preset workflow via a new streamlined header bar.
- Support for composing with musical pitch names when using frequency parameters usually expressed in Hertz.
- A versatile new stereo chorus contraption.
- A new Welcome Screen gives quick access to recent documents and common tasks.
- An updated help system with a clear, step-by-step tutorial format to bring users up to speed quickly.
You can download a 60-day trial at the AudioMulch site.
Bencina also let us know about a couple of AudioMulch user profiles: