The OWL Open-Source Effects Pedal Just Got A Lot More Interesting

owl-effects-pedalThe OWL open-source audio effects pedal just got a lot more interesting.

Developers of the Open Ware Laboratory (OWL) pedal have announced the availability of a PureData compiler for the OWL, Tannhäuser.

What’s this mean for electronic musicians?

In a nutshell, it means that OWL users will soon be able to create custom patches in PureData, an open-source, cross-platform, graphical programming environment for musicians and artists.

In other words – you won’t have to be a C++ guru to create your own custom audio effects that run on this hardware pedal.  Continue reading

Glitchmachines Intros Scope – A Modular Sound Generator & Effects Processor For Mac & Windows

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Glitchmachines has released Scope, a modular sound generator and effects processing plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is geared toward experimental sound design and electronic music production.

Scope’s open-ended graphical patching system and diverse set of modules let you create a custom audio processing environment, capable of a very broad range of effects.

Features:

  • Fully patchable modular sound generator and signal processor
  • Sample library with 1500+ modular SFX in 24bit/96khz .wav
  • 26 Modules ranging from Oscillators & Delays to LFOs & Mixers
  • Freely configurable module slots and signal flow
  • Tactile graphical patching system with virtual patch cables
  • Real-time animated audio analyzers and visualizers
  • 160 patches from 8 cutting-edge sound designers and artists
  • Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit)

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SineVibes Intros Octagon ‘Insanely Fun’ Spectral Effect For Mac

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SineVibes has introduced Octagon – a new effect for OS X that they describe as ‘insanely fun’:

This is an insanely fun spectral effect that can do reversed delays, create complex echo rhythms, and model alien reverb chambers.

Octagon splits the audio into eight frequency bands, each having its own dedicated delay line. Delay time, feedback, pan, playback direction and other parameters can be set individually per band, allowing to selectively apply delay effects onto different parts of the sound spectrum. For even further animation, Octagon has three tempo-synchronised modulators with a myriad of waveforms and modulation destinations.

Just like all of our products, Octagon features an extremely elegant, beautiful user interface with colour-coded elements. Thanks to the clean layout and optimised contrast, there is little time needed to tap into its full creative potential. Fast, smooth response and subtle animations make using Octagon a pure joy.

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Free Mixing/Mastering Equalizer For Mac, Windows – SlickEQ

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Tokyo Dawn Records has released a previously in-house studio tool as a free download – SlickEQ, made in collaboration with Variety of Sound and Vladg/Sound.

TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer. It offers, three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. “stereo width”) without additional sum/difference encoding. Continue reading

Native Instruments Releases Molekular Modular Multi-Effects Processor

Native Instruments has introduced Molekular, a modular multi-effects system for the Reaktor 5 (and the free Reaktor 5 Player).

Molekular features 35 creative effects for “advanced, creative” sound manipulation. Molekular also features slots for up to four effect modules and “near-limitless” routing options for effect arrangements. Modules include a pitch and resonator section for transforming percussive sounds into melodic arpeggios. Delay, stutter, and glitch modules allow users to create new rhythmic structures or turn any incoming signal into washed-out soundscapes. Continue reading