Iterator, ‘The Strange Little Performance Based Audio Chopper’, Now Available

Developer Bret Truchan has introduced iterator – a sample based musical instrument with a simple interface.

The idea behind iterator is simple: The x-axis controls the sample playback position. The y-axis controls the repeat speed.

You can start with any of the built-in 75+ samples from over 25 artists, including Richard Devine, Parallel Worlds, Toppobrillo, Atomic Shadow, and more. You can also load your own .mp3s via iTunes.

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New Virtual Soundscape Generator For Windows – Ambitron

M-RGT has released Ambitron, a ‘virtual soundscape generator’ for Windows.

Here’s what the developers have to say about Ambitron:

Ambitron is an experimental electronic synthesizer that employs granular synthesis in two separate and programmable layers each with extensive FX and Modulation Matrix modules which provide the user with maximum control over unique sound creation.

Ambitron comes with scores of samples built in but can also support the import of user samples in .wav format for sound creation that can be customized to user preferences and musical styles. As an experimental synthesizer it radically departs from standard “bread and butter” type instruments and is meant to be used as a laboratory for the exploration of new sonic and timbral creations that would be difficult to achieve any other way.

The nature of Ambitron is that it allows for sonic evolution over time and with the use of the various granular controls allows the user to create sounds that have a life of their own and do not repeat in any kind of expected or predictable manner. It is ideal for ambient soundscapes or virtually any type of experimental genres. When used with a midi controller or host these various controls can be manipulated in real time thus further enhancing the sonic possibilities.

Ambitron is meant to be played with and as the user becomes more familiar with its various controls and parameters the possibilities for sounds that are surprising and unexpected are greatly enhanced.

Ambitron is available now for US $33. See the M-RGT site for details and demos.

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H.G. Fortune Intros Scapes Wizard 2 Pro Soundscape Generator For Windows

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H.G. Fortune has introduced Scapes Wizard 2 Pro, a soundscape generator instrument for Windows.

ScapesWizard is a machine for creating soundscapes, with very different control concept by triggering different samples assigned to keys via keyboard, or, using ‘Lazy Sequencer’ to play the sets in sequence, or at random with varying intervals of step lengths.  Continue reading

New Atmospheric Soundscape Generator For Windows, psyBOX


M-RGT has introduced psyBOX, a new atmospheric soundscape generator for WIndows, designed to produce ambient and space music:

psyBOX uses samples as a source of spectra, splitting them into multiple grains-micro waves and combining them in clusters. Those clusters are formed randomly and they flow from one into another forming “infinite drifting morphing”. The two-layer scheme allows to expand tool possibilities making the sound more condensed and multilayered, adding more volume to the panorama.

You can preview the output of psyBox below.

psyBox is available now for US $12.50. The full version lets you user your own samples as sample sources.

Note: See comment below – one user reports psyBOX triggering an anti-virus alert. Use protection.

Athmoscapes Synthesizer (Preview)

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This is a preview of Athmoscapes – a new software synth for creating atmospheric soundscapes.

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Athmoscapes – preview: A machine featuring probably the easiest way for stunning spacey soundscapes and athmospheres either let it play in LazyPlay mode or via triggering i.e. switching waves by MIDI keys or MIDI CC. So this plugin is also very suited to be used with trigger pads.

SoundQuest Fest 2010, An International Gathering Of Sonic Innovators & Ambient Architects

Steve Roach has announced SoundQuest Fest 2010An International Gathering of Sonic Innovators and Ambient Architects:

After a few years of planning, we’re proud to announce SoundQuest Fest 2010!

Like Steve’s previous Tucson concert happenings over the past 18 years, it will be an event not to be missed. The electricity in the air is always high at these concerts, with attendees from far and wide meeting up again or for the first time. Those who have attended these events in the past know it’s worth the effort to make the adventure to Tucson. In the hometown atmosphere, the dynamic intensity of Steve’s live realm is taken to another level, coupled with a high-resolution sound presentation by Roger King.

After increasingly larger solo events in Tucson every few years, this time Steve has invited a select gathering of kindred spirits from the U.S. and Europe to join-in on a once-in-a-lifetime event. A festival of this nature, for this genre of music, is rare in the United States, and we encourage you to take part in this special moment in time.

The SoundQuest Fest will be a one-day event in an intimate, great-sounding theater just 20 minutes from the airport, near downtown Tucson and just a short drive away from the heart of the Sonoran Desert. A newly-constructed hotel one block from the theater is offering special rates for SoundQuest Fest attendees. It’s sure to be a relaxing and inspiring weekend immersed in the deep-end of the soundcurrent.

Here are the event details:

October 23, 2010, 2:00pm – 11:00pm (9 hours with dinner break)
Berger Performing Arts Center, Tucson Arizona
1200 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson Arizona

See Roach’s site for ticket sales info.