sonicLAB has announced version 2.2 of Cosmosƒ, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine.
newest update: Cosmosƒ V2.2 offers a powerful and unique preset morphing mechanism. With 2D / 3D control interface + homogeneous and heterogeneous micro waveform handling, it “rethinks” for you what you know as “morphing”…
A sonic morphing process defines a metaphor of exploring the sonic shape and timbral evolution on intermediate levels. Cosmosƒ V2.2 gives the possibility to manipulate its composants responsable for its bottom-up sonic construction within necessary correspondance, precision and smoothness.
Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesizer.
Changes in Cosmosƒ v2.2
2D / 3D preset morphing mechanism. Up to 4 different preset parameter space can be morphed by traveling inside a 3D sphere by adjusting the polar coordinates within a unique interface design.
Stochastic morphing with distribution range for altering the morphing position, speed and interpolation control.
Built-in mathematical functions to automatically and precisely move the morphing pointer in the space.
Precise audio rate parameter update with the possibility of reaching amazing morphing speeds (44100times a second!)
turns Cosmosƒ into a super oscillator by accumulating up to 4 different presets in heterogeneous micro event mixing mode prior to the morphing phase.
Cosmosƒ for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.
DJ TechTools has announced its new Midi Fighter 3D controller.
Today we’re very proud to usher in the newest DJTT creation: The Midi Fighter 3D controller. Equipped with 16 RGB arcade buttons and full three dimensional tracking of the controller’s movement in space, this latest addition to the Midi Fighter line is our most ambitious and expressive creation to date.
Midi Fighter 3D features
Fully customizable high performance RGB arcade buttons.
4 banks of controls.
6 side buttons.
Optional hand strap for full instrument control.
Full 3D motion tracking of five degrees of movement (Patent Pending).
Highly grippy rubberized feet and sleeve.
Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Compass for absolute orientation tracking.
The Midi Fighter 3D is shipping April, 2012, priced $249 USD.
Kall Binaural Audio has announced the launch of its online shop for professional 3D binaural sound effects and sample libraries.
Each set of samples has been created using binaural recording techniques to produce fully immersive three-dimensional sound experiences. When they are heard through headphones, the listener hears the sounds as if they were right in the room beside them – and in many cases, coming from right beside their head.
The online shop was created with podcasters, sound designers, music producers, and 3D audio enthusiasts in mind. These affordable sample libraries allow them to bring their work to a whole new level with ready-to-use 3D sounds.
Sample libraries are available to purchase starting at $2 USD.
Jonathan Heppner has launched a crowdfunding campaign for AudioGL, a modular software synthesizer and sequencer.
It is designed to allow musicians to create complex compositions with ease. AudioGL has a dynamic 3D interface which focuses on streamlining workflow, so composers can spend less time navigating the interface, and more time writing music.
You can support the AudioGL project by contributing $10 USD for a redeemable discount of the same amount, or by pre-ordering the software for $200 USD.
A beta version of AudioGL for Windows is scheduled for July 2012, with a version 1.0 release following in Q4 2012. The beta for Mac should also be available in Q4 2012, with a 1.0 release in Q1 2013.
Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the QuNeo, the next generation of music software and hardware controllers for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers.
Redefining music production and performance, QuNeo (pronounced kyoo-ne-oh) covers all of the functionality of other controllers, while adding the power of extra dimensions. Quneo provides 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors with 3D Multi-Touch recognition for pressure, velocity, and location sensitivity, which allows musicians playing electronic sounds to change their timbre (quality, brightness and volume) the harder or softer they are played by simply varying touch pressure. The pads are also responsive to X (left – right) and Y (up – down) and recognize multiple gestures for pinching and swiping.
Previously with first generation products, controlling music software and hardware was limited. You could only hit a pad, twist a knob or push a button to manipulate sounds and effects. KMI has resolved these restrictions with its innovative next generation line of Multi-Touch controllers: SoftStep, 12 Step, and now QuNeo, that transforms musical intent into audio through physical control of 3D Multi-touch sensor technology.
The Size of an iPad: QuNeo is the size of an iPad 2 and fits in iPad accessories such as clips, stands and more.
3D Tactile Pads, Sliders, Rotary Sensors and Switches: 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors that are pressure, velocity, and location sensitive, with 17 switches responding to how hard you press.
LED Light Feedback: a remarkable lumination scheme combines variably diffusive elastomers with 251 multi-color variable brightness LEDs providing visual feedback that is immediately responsive and delightfully informative.
Class Compliant and Open Source Development Kit: QuNeo works with USB, MIDI or OSC and will communicate with your favorite music software environments right out of the box. More advanced users and programmers can download the development kit to create their own code to respond to QuNeo’s sensor data.
The QuNeo is scheduled for release in March 2012. It is currently priced at $200 USD for pre-sale at Kickstarter.com