Some interesting things I found recently:
Peter Kirn writes:
It’s simply stunning some of the terrific instrument and effect plug-ins available that are now free and open source – yes, free as in freedom, not just freeware. I had commented in the past something along the lines of, “boy, wouldn’t it be great if this now meant, say, a Linux port?” and then went on the business of my daily life, which tends not to include re-compiling plug-ins. But now, the folks of JUCETICE have been busy doing just that, serving up delicious instrument and effect goodness, running native on Linux.
Cyberworm posts some free acoustic flute loops, shots and fx's. Thanks to Decado/Fluter for playing. 80 samples in all.
Samples are in wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 46 mb.
# Arduino noise box synth – an Arduino based step sequencer, synthesizer and sound effects box.
It was constructed a year ago as a third birthday present, and has recently come back to me for some 'refurbishment' – fresh batteries and some glue to fix LEDs that have been pushed into the box. Not too bad after a year with a small child!
The full source code is available here: http://mechomaniac.com/node/67
Sebastian Tomczak recorded a sample pack from a YM2413 chip.
The sample pack consists on 245 samples. These are:
- 5 drum sounds
- 16 sounds per instrument, across 15 preset instruments
In the case of all of the pitched sounds, the samples include every C and G pitch from C-2 to G6 (16 in total). Every even-numbered file is a G. Every odd-numbered file is a C. Samples are available in wav and mp3.
Casper Electronics’ Echo Bender is an echo, distortion and experimental, stand alone noise generator.
It’s capable of creating smooth, clean echos as well as delving deep into screeching, noisy realms seldom heard from a traditional echo pedal.
Echo Bender V2 features
- Coarse pitch
- Fine pitch
- Wet volume
- Dry volume
- Feedback/distortion amount
- True bypass foot switch
- Effect activation indicator LED
- 9 volt DC Power jack
- 9 Volt Battery compartment
- 1/4″ Switching input jack (conserves battery power by switching off power when plug is empty)
- 1/4″ Output jack
- External power supply included. Input 120AC, output 9Volts DC. 200mA
Can You Finally Dump XP? Peter Kirn talks about Windows 7 with Noel Borthwick of Cakewalk.