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

Free Mixing/Mastering Equalizer For Mac, Windows – SlickEQ


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

KORG Nuvibe – New Version Of A Classic Effect

At Musikmesse 2014, Korg has introduced the NuVibe – a new version of the classic modulation effect unit, reborn under the supervision of the original device’s engineer, Fumio Mieda.

The NuVibe is a vibrato chorus effect. As on the original model, it provides a switch for selecting either vibrato or chorus, and INTENSITY and SPEED knobs for producing the distinctive effect.

The Nuvibe is not simply a recreation of the original model. It provides ten WAVE sliders that allow users to create their own LFO waveforms. This lets you produce a wide variety of effects, including sounds faithful to the original model as well as your very own custom sounds.

The buffer circuit, that has such an important impact on the sonic character, has been also been redesigned. And a dedicated expression pedal is also now included. Continue reading