Aldo Calpini releases Fatmoo v1.0

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Aldo Calpini Fatmoo v1.0

Aldo Calpini has released version 1.0 of Fatmoo, a freeware VA type synth built with SynthEdit.

Aldo writes:

this is actually more or less a “proof of concept”, and it’s my first experience ever with SynthEdit and with sound design in general. your mileage may vary, of course.

Fatmoo v1. deliberately unusual features

  • Oscillators (2 main + 6 LFO) have variable fatness. They can range from square (approx) to sin (approx) to triangle to “less than triangle” form. The knobs give visual feedback about the current waveform.
  • All the usual parameters (OSC B pitch, cutoff, resonance, etc.) as well as oscillators fatness can be modulated with an LFO and an envelope. There are 6 LFOs and 6 EGs (envelope can also be inverted on parameters), you can mix them as you like.
  • OSC B can modulate OSC A’s fatness (sorta FM, but with a different meaning for “F”, it sounds more like PWM than FM).

Note: Fatmoo is quite CPU hungry and some of the modulation combinations may produce very high and/or low frequencies, so use a limiter or keep the main volume low to protect your equipment/ears.

Fatmoo is available as a VST plug-in for Windows PC. The SynthEdit source file is available for download as well.

Check the Fatmoo page for more information and a link to download the synth.


Aldo Calpini releases Theresa v0.6.1

Aldo Calpini Theresa (default skin)

Aldo Calpini has released version 0.6.1 of Theresa, a client/server application that turns a Pocket PC PDA into a MIDI controller surface.

Aldo writes:

basically you start the server on the desktop PC (the server sits quietly in the system tray), then start the client on the (ActiveSync-connected) Pocket PC et voila, you can use your finger on the PDA touchscreen to move faders and push buttons.

Theresa features customizable layouts & skinnable GUI (via XML files), and you can save/load presets. Theresa’s faders and buttons can be freely assigned to MIDI CC.

Aldo’s TODO list has some interesting things on it as well: XY pad, multiple pages and rotary encoders to name a few.

Theresa is released as (open source) freeware. The download includes binaries and source code.

Visit the Theresa page for more information and a link to download the latest version.