Refined Stochastic Technology has released Bucephalus 2.0 – an update to the physics-based sound design tool for iOS.
Version 2.0 presents a brand new audio engine featuring granular-based synthesis, utilizing both a built-in library and your own custom samples. It includes an array of custom built effects including a “Chamber” reverb, three Filters (LPF, HPF and BPF), Distortion and master effects (Compression and Soft Saturation).
Here’s what’s new in Bucephalus 2.0:
- New audio engine including new granular based synthesis
- New user interface
- Added Master FX (Compression and Soft Saturation)
- Added touch Gravity alongside accelerometer control
- ASR envelope filter added (Advanced upgrade required)
Here’s a preview of Bucephalus 2.0 in action:
Bucephalus is free with an in-app purchase that unlocks advanced features. Here’s a breakdown of what each version offers:
- Five ball sizes controlled globally.
- Highly accurate ball physics.
- Add up to 20 balls simultaneously (6 on older devices).
- Five fixed high quality custom resonance samples.
- Variable ball hardness to blend between granular synthesis resonant and static collision sounds.
- Variable elasticity and gravity.
- Gravity controlled by accelerometer or with touch controller.
- RST designed three stage Chamber Reverb unit.
- RST designed distortion unit.
- RST designed Filters (Lowpass, Highpass and Bandpass) with variable cutoff and resonance.
- Master FX: Compression with variable Threshold/Ratio and Soft Saturation for analog-like breakup.
- Audiobus support – connect to other audio apps in real time.
Advanced Features (Available with in-app purchase):
- Access to library of high quality custom resonance samples, with more coming in later versions.
- Import your own samples via iTunes.
- Ability to change tuning of notes over 10 octave range.
- Fine tuning parameter for each ball size.
- Customisable scales for each ball size with 10 save slots available.
- ASR envelope filter customisable for each ball size.
- Sample spread control to accurately trigger different sections of resonant sample over screen width and height.
Bucephalus is available now in the App Store.
If you’ve used Bucephalus, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!
via Jonathan Papert