Today Solid State Logic announced that its Offline Setup software for the SSL Live console is now available for free download.
The SSL OffLine Setup Application, or SOLSA, allows creation and editing of Live console Showfiles on a laptop or desktop PC. SOLSA developers assert that “[a]lmost anything” that can be done on a Live console can now be manipulated and configured ‘offline’ when access to a console is not possible.
SOLSA is intended to enable engineers to configure Showfiles in preparation for shows but it is a simple way for anyone to explore and learn about the SSL Live console. Continue reading
Bitsonic has released Cannabis vocoder for WIndows - a ‘funny plugin’ that they say can completely change the sound of your vocal track.
The mono version is an effect plugin, meaning it works as a VST effect, rather than as an instrument. Using the effect on the vocal track, the software automatically tracks the tune of the vocal track, and calculates the pitch of the changed sound as well.
The poly version is a VST instrument application, where you can load the vocal track into the software and, using, the MIDI channel you can use it as a polyphonic vocoder.
Here’s a demo of Cannabis in action: Continue reading
Patchworks has released a new version of Conductr, its Ableton Live control app for the iPad. Conductr 1.1 is now a free download, with additional features that can be unlocked via in-app purchases.
Here’s what the developers have to say about Conductr: Continue reading
Glitchmachines has introduced Hysteresis, a free glitch delay effect plug-in, for Mac & Windows, geared toward creating ‘robotic artifacts and abstract musical malfunctions’.
Hysteresis features a delay effect with stutter, lowpass filter and modulation effects thrown into the feedback signal path.
Here’s what they have to say about Hysteresis: Continue reading
California contemporary jazz band Utopian Dreams has released a collection of free VST plugins for Windows.
The VST’s include:
De La Mancha has released Scylla – a 32 bit Windows VST instrument – as a free download.
Scylla is capable of sample playback, combined with subtractive synthesis, to produce a wide variety of sonic possibilities, ranging from lush pads, soundscapes and effects, leads and bass. Continue reading
These videos, by Mark Harris, demonstrate using the free EigenD as a ‘super-flexible’ VST host. Continue reading
ASIO4ALL, a Universal ASIO Driver For WDM Audio, has received its first major update in four years.
ASIO4ALL 2.11 is a combined 32/64 bit version, supporting Win 98SE/ME/2k/XP/MCE/2003/XP64 and Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8.x x86/x64.
Here’s what’s new in version 2.11: Continue reading