Sound Guru has introduced The Mangle, a new granular synth/sampler plugin for Mac OS X (WIndows version planned).
- Animated granular display - Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.
- Drag & drop modulation - Creating new modulations is easy – just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.
- Resizable vector interface - The Mangle’s interface is rendered dynamically as vectors – resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.
- Dual sequencers - The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. A pair of sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.
- Multiband waveform display - Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.
- Multi-timbral - Each instance of the plugin has 8 full ‘slots’ each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.
Here’s a demo of The Mangle in action: Continue reading
Reveal Sound has released Spire, a new software synthesizer for Mac & WIndows.
Here’s what they say about it:
Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, both software and hardware synthesizers.
- 4x multimode oscillators with polymorphing
- 9x unison voices on each oscillator with Density
- 2x multimode filters with 12 different types of filtering
- 4x LFOs
- 4x Envelopes
Here’s the video intro for Spire: Continue reading
If you’ve ever wanted to run Windows VST plugins on Mac OS X, check out Plugwire. Setup is a little complex, but details instructions are provided
Audiofile Engineering has introduced Triumph, a ‘sequel’ to their Wave Editor audio editing application.
Triumph is more than just a new version of Wave Editor. ?We rethought everything, not only how to improve on what we built in Wave Editor, but how we could bring the concept of an audio editor forward?, says Matthew Foust, founder of Audiofile Engineering, ?Triumph takes full advantage of all of the latest technologies Mac OS X has to offer.?
Here are the details:
Subatomic Software has announced that Audulus - a modular music processing app for Mac OS X – is coming to the iPad:
Woohoo! I?ve finally submitted Audulus for iPad to Apple for review! Their review process usually takes a week. The UI looks great, especially on the Retina iPad.
Developers have announced that the Windows sampling application SampleRobot Pro will soon be available for Mac OS X:
With SampleRobot 4 Pro you can easily do automatic sampling of acoustic and electronic instruments. It does not matter what you would like to sample: orchestral instruments, choir, organs, electric guitars, ethnic percussion, adlips, sound scapes, noises, MIDI gear, virtual instruments, alpenhorns or whatever, SampleRobot makes your sampling as fast and as satisfying as possible. It samples all sound nuances automatically and creates high-end sampled instruments in various formats. Seamless integrated WaveRobot software finds perfect loop points even for whole multi-samples with different velocity layers during recording. It was never easier to build professional sounding software instruments.
Special pricing for the Mac version of SampleRobot Pro is available for a limited time. See the site for more details.