Sinevibes Intros Turbulence 2 Distortion Processor

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SineVibes has introduced Turbulence 2, a distortion processor that “bends” and “curls” the input signal in real time, transforming it into synthetic textures.

Here’s what they have to say about Turbulence:

Even the most basic waveforms instantly become rich sounds with great density and character. Almost all of Turbulence’s parameters are animated by an extremely flexible sequencer with each of its 32 steps having individual transformer model, curve, modulation envelope – allowing easy creation of complex, lively rhythmic soundscapes. Turbulence can also store eight full snapshots of itself within a single preset, letting you switch them during performance or via host automation.

Controlling all of this technology is never hard thanks to Turbulence’s clean and simple, colour-coded user interface. It is rendered by your Mac’s graphics processor which means super-swift responsiveness and zero effect on audio performance. And with subtle animations of parameter changes, using Turbulence is always nothing but a pleasure.

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Apple Intros Updated OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’

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Apple today introduced the latest version of OS X, Yosemite, at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), being held June 2-6 in San Francisco, CA.

Key new features include:

  • The UI has been streamlined, making it more iOS-like, but not a shocking change;
  • iCloud Drive is located within the Finder and lets you store any type of file and share it across devices;
  • Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and
  • Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

In addition to an updated UI, Yosemite features several key features that may have special interest to musicians: Continue reading

AudioThing Intros Valve Filter VF-1 For Mac, Windows

AudioThing-Valve-Filter-VF-1-GUIAudioThing has introduced Valve Filter VF-1 – a multimode resonant filter plug-in with vintage valve emulation.

The filter section is modeled after a classic ladder filter with low pass and high pass modes. The valve section is modeled after the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes. but with added grit and custom gain control.

Specifications:

  • Multimode resonant filter: LP and HP
  • Valve Emulation with drive
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: AU and VST (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

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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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Wusik 4000 Modular Synthesizer Now Available

Wusik has released Wusik 4000, a new software modular synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Wusik 4000 is a new project by Wusik and WilliamK, done from the ground using modern code and cross-platform: Windows and MAC, VST/AU 32 and 64 bits.

Wusik 4000 has a fixed path of audio, but with a modular wire system for modulations. Audio and Events are dynamically routed in this way: Continue reading

Bitwig Studio Now Available For Linux, Mac & Windows

Bitwig has announced that Bitwig Studio, the highly anticipated and long-gestating new DAW, is now available for Linux, Mac & Windows.

Here’s the text of their announcement:

The Bitwig Team would like to take this special moment to thank you. Your excitement and encouragement brought us to a great milestone today. Bitwig Studio 1.0 is an extraordinary product of hard work over the past few years, dedicated to offering a new solution to musicians everywhere, and a promise of great things to come.

We will continue to push forward with new ideas, and we welcome your support and feedback in the future.

Sincerely,

Claes, Dom, Fredrik, Falko, Genys, Mea, Placidus, Nick, Nick M, Rade, Seba, and Volker.

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