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
G-Sonique has announced the release of Mid-Side Stereophonic Harmonic Generator/Vitalizer+, an effect plug-in for Windows.
Mid-Side: stereophonic harmonic generator/vitalizer+ is a stereo enhancer and processor with brand new technology for vitalizing, coloring, controlling, adjusting and widening stereo material (the side part of a signal) as well as adding 3D space, width and depth to the mixes. Mid-Side: SHG/V+ is a useful tool for mixing and mastering.
Mid-Side: SHG/V+ features
Mid (mono) level slider for attenuating or boosting the Mid (mono) part of the sound by up to twice the amount.
Side (stereo) level slider for attenuating or boosting the Side (stereo) part of the sound by up to 3 times more.
Side harmonic generator 2. – module that filters a defined frequency range of the side (stereo) signal within a certain bandwidth, by a frequency and bandwidth (Q) knob. Additionally you can generate higher harmonics of this band or add analogue color (by harmonics knob) and boost this frequency band of the side part of the signal.
Side harmonic generator 1. – similar module with an added additional time delay knob, by which you can delay selected and effected frequency bands of the side part of the signal by a few milliseconds (0-350ms) to add more ambiance, space and reverb effects.
Side signal module to set additional parameters of the side (stereo) extracted part of the signal such as : .
Original side signal mix level knob to set how much of the full frequency (20hz-20khz) signal of the extracted side (stereo) part of the sound will be mixed with the filtered side signals from the Side harmonic generators 1 and 2.
Side signal total delay knob for very transparent (almost inaudible) signal delay of SIDE (stereo) part of signal towards the MID (mono) part of signal to create a better ambiance, depth and stereoscopic atmosphere of the effected sound/channel.
Bypass for comparing your track with and without the effect.
Dry/Wet knob for precise setting how much of effect will be applied.
Preset manager with 15 precisely selected example presets for mix and mastering.
Mid-Side: SHG/V+ for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 12.90 EUR for first 100 customers (regular price 24.90 EUR)
Sound Magic has released 3D Spacer, an effect plug-in for Windows.
3D Spacer is an 3D effect unit using Sound Magic Award Winning 3D technology. 3D Spacer brings Supreme Piano 2 into a new audio world. Dial in the separate 3D Effect unit and choose 7.1 channel output (with 24 Bit/192KHz resolution!)
Utilizing the complex science of the latest Head Related Transfer Functions and environment reflection shaping. 3D Spacer can place your piano into a real 3D space that erases the “virtual “and leaves “reality”! 3D spacer is provided as a VST running under Windows and Add-on for Supreme Piano 2
3D Spacer features
Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
7.1 channel output.
Up to 24 Bit/192KHz resolution.
Include Microphone Modeler.
Seperate adjust each channel volume.
Adjustable LFE Channel.
3D Spacer for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 50 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 25 EUR.
Longcat has released H3D, a 3D audio spatialization effect for Windows.
The H3D plugin allows you to 3D mix audio tracks from your digital audio software (Cubase, Nuendo, Live…) and to obtain incredible spatialization effects. Sounds then seem to come from every possible direction, using standard audio headphones.
H3D_3dView3D object-audio mixing – use the 3D interface to place and easily animate sounds.
Longcat Audio H3D technology – when listening on headphones, H3D allows panning sound in 3D all around the listener’s head.
Unique HRTF processing – H3D uses Longcat own processed HRTF filters in order to achieve the best spatialization effects.
H3D Presence – independently adjust H3D’s immersion effect using the Presence parameter.
Automation – fully automate parameters and 3D animation of audio tracks.
No tedious settings – Just insert H3D plugins and start moving sounds in 3D.
H3D for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 99 EUR incl. VAT.