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QuikQuak releases BarChimes v0.10
QuikQuak has announced the release of BarChimes v0.10, a free pre-release of a new instrument plug-in.
It’s an accurate physics simulation of a set of Bar Chimes, which includes collisions, slides and multi-chain hits of 36 semi-tone tuned bars. Use the Natural (or White) MIDI notes to sweep up the chimes – C3 to C8.
The start and direction of sweep, combined with speed are the main contributors to the output of the chimes – it’s not about hitting individual notes.
BarChimes v0.10 features
- A detailed 36 bar physics simulation.
- Collisions, gravity and audio accurately portrayed.
- Photo-realistic 3D representation.
- Velocity and sweep analysis simulates movement through the chimes.
- Highly optimised.
The final release will feature parameter controls, alternate layouts, gravity, material and audio tone, and pitch controls.
The pre-release is currently available as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC (final version will also be available for Mac).
More information: QuikQuak