Boulanger Labs has introduced csSpectral – a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor, featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms.
Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.
Here’s a sneak preview of csSpectral in action: Continue reading
This video, via Cycling ’74, is a sneak preview of Max 7 – ‘a tool to bring mushrooms alive and into our everyday lives’. Continue reading
Audiofile Engineering has released Loop Editor 2 – a is powerful Mac music loop editing tool for musicians and engineers that they describe as “the perfect replacement for Apple Loops Utility”.
Loop Editor 2 supports all audio file formats that support loop points: AIFF Apple Loops, compressed & uncompressed CAF (AIFF, AAC & Apple Lossless) Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, W64 and ACID. Additionally, Loop Editor supports forward, forward-backward, and backward looping. Loop Editor is also one of the only applications available which supports sustain and release loops. Continue reading
SineVibes has introduced Molecule – a multi-band processor, for OS X, that allows you to split the sound into three frequency bands – low, mid, high – and pass them independently through different effects.
Molecule includes a vast array of effects algorithms, such as comb filter, chorus ensemble, frequency shifter as well as barber-pole phaser, circuit-bent filter, digital- and analog-style distortion. Continue reading
K-Devices has released a new Max For Live device, TED, a “highly editable” function generator with CV/Gate output.
TED allows the user to modulate a broad range of things in Ableton Live, including the user interface, other devices and third-party plug-ins, with complex waveforms and functions.
Tracktion Software has announced that they’ve integrated Celemony’s Audio Random Access (ARA) capability and are now bundling the (Celemony) Melodyne Essential Plug-in as part of the Tracktion 5 Music Production Software platform.
Tracktion is a multi-platform DAW which works with Linux, Mac or Windows operating systems.
Celemony’s Melodyne system tackles audio time and pitch editing by focusing on a musical approach to a previously highly technical process. Melodyne users can see not only where the music gets louder/softer but also where notes begin and end — and at what pitch they lie. Individual notes can be modified, thereby directly influencing the intonation, phrasing and dynamics.
LiquidSonics has released Mobile Convolution, a true-stereo reverb processor for use with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio hosts.
Mobile Convolution allows the IR to be stretched, cropped and envelopes applied to shape the sound of the reverb in a ‘natural and musical way’, according to the developer.
A collection of impulse responses is provided, and external impulse responses can be added via Open-In… support in apps like Mail, Safari and Dropbox, or downloaded directly from within the app.
Mobile Convolution is available for US $9.99 via the App Store.
If you’ve used Mobile Convolution, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!
FabFilter has announced the availability of their FabFilter Pro-Q 2, a “major” update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in. New features include Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, Spectrum Grab, Gain-Q interaction, and slope support for all filter types.
For Pro-Q 2, FabFilter has completely redesigned the internal filter engine, improving the existing Zero Latency and Linear Phase processing modes, but also introducing a Natural Phase mode. FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is also more than twice as CPU-efficient as its predecessor.