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Grame releases Faust v0.9.10

Faust

Grame, Centre National de Creation Musicale, has announced the release of Faust (Functional Audio Stream) 0.9.10, a functional programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis.

This version introduces several new possibilities. It is the first official release to offer full parallelization of the C++ code to exploit multicore architectures, as well as automatic generation of mathematical documentation.

New in Faust v0.9.10

  • Several new options have been added to control how the C++ code is generated, in particular:
    • control of the floating point precision : single (default), double, quad
    • code re-organization in simple loops to facilitate automatic vectorization
    • automatic parallelization based on OpenMP
    • automatic parallelization based on a specific “Work-Stealing” algorithm
  • Using formal methods the Faust compiler can automatically produce a complete mathematical documentation of a Faust program.
  • Language Extensions
    • Sequential composition operator (A:B) has been restricted to expressions so that outputs(A) = inputs(B). This restriction has several advantages. It improves error detection, makes the code easier to understand and provides nicer and simpler formal semantic ( A:B is B o A)
    • User interface labels can now contain metadata. For example the label “volume[unit:dB][tooltip:control the output volume of the reverb]” contains two metadata, a unit definition and a tooltip message than can be exploited by an architecture file to fine tune the user interface.
    • User interface labels can contain absolute and relative pathnames to better control the hierarchical structure of the user interface. For example the label “../volume” points to place the widget one group higher in the hierarchy.
  • Several new audio architectures have been included, in particular Action Script, CoreAudio, CSOUND, Chuck, Pure, SND-RT, for a total of about 20 different plateforms now supported: Action Script, Alsa, ChucK, CoreAudio, CSOUND, Jack, LADSPA, Matlab, MaxMSP, Octave, OSS, PortAudio, Pure, PureData, Q, Sndfile, Snd-RT, SuperCollider, SynthFile, VST, VSTi (mono)

More information: Faust / Faust @ Sourceforge

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Loomer updates Aspect to v1.5

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.5 of Aspect, a semi-modular synthesizer for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic synthesizer with an open ended semi-modular architecture, streamlined interface, and analogue sounding synthesis engine.

Changes in Aspect v1.5

  • New oscillators with improved sound due to significantly reduced aliasing.
  • Backwards compatibility options (for Registered Users only) to enable the use of legacy oscillators for perfect compatibility with older patches.
  • Reduced CPU usage: generally around 10% reduction, but up to 20% in some cases.
  • Massively reduced memory usage.
  • Aspect oscillators are now tuned down an octave to bring them more into line with other synthesizers.
  • Older patches will still play at the tuning they were created with.
  • Fixed bug where very long release envelopes stop rather abruptly.
  • Fixed bug in Sonar where notes are left hanging when the Sonar Transport is stopped.
  • Factory presets are now categorized and sorted.
  • Rotary controls can now be tweaked to a finer degree with the mouse wheel by holding Shift.
  • Fixed bug where notes sustained over a sample rate change from 96KHz to 88KHz would play at the incorrect pitch.
  • Fixed bug that could cause a lock under some Linux VST hosts the first time Aspect is scanned.

Aspect is available to purchase for £65 GBP (+ VAT).

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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Loomer updates Aspect to v1.4.2

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.4.2 Aspect, a semi-modular synthesizer for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic synthesizer with an open ended semi-modular architecture, streamlined interface, and analogue sounding synthesis engine.

Changes in Aspectv1.4.2

  • An uninstallation script is now available for the Mac OS X version. This will completely remove any installed Aspect components.
  • Fixed an issue when Aspect is hosted by Reaper that could cause audio glitches when either changing programs, or editing Aspect parameters.
  • Any notes playing when the host transport is restarted are now stopped.

Aspect is available for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) as a direct download, priced at £65 GBP.

More information: Loomer

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Loomer updates Aspect to v1.4

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.4.0 of Aspect, the semi-modular synthesizer for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic synthesizer with an open ended semi-modular architecture, streamlined interface, and analogue sounding synthesis engine.

Changes in Aspect v1.4

  • Support for the sustain MIDI controller.
  • Lag Generator component now only filters audio rate modulation sources when the Lag is set to above 0%.
  • Lag Generator output can now be used as an audio source, as well as a modulation source.

Aspect is available for Mac, Windows and Linux in various formats, for £65 GBP. A trial version can be downloaded from this page.

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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Loomer updates Aspect, Manifold and Resound to v1.3.2

Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.3.2 of the Aspect (semi-modular synth), Manifold (modulation and harmonizing effect), and Resound (vintage sounding delay effect) plug-ins for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This sees the release of the anticipated RTAS Plugin versions for users of Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools M-Powered, and Pro Tools|HD on Mac OS X, and Windows.

Changes in Aspect/Manifold/Resound v1.3.2

  • A|B comparison function for quickly auditioning program changes.
  • Significantly reduced CPU usage.
  • Improved font clarity on certain Linux distributions.
  • Fix for crashing when changing the current program when using more than five simultaneous instances in Ableton Live.
  • Fix for crashing when using certain multiple output soundcards on Mac OS X.
  • Faster loading user interface.
  • Fix minor audio glitch than would occur when adding a plugin to a playing track in Garage Band, and other hosts.

Loomer plug-ins are available for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone). Free trial versions can be downloaded here.

Visit Loomer for more information and audio demos.

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Loomer updates Aspect, Manifold and Resound to v1.2.2

Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.2.2 of semi-modular synth Aspect, the Manifold modulation and harmonizing effect, and Resound, a vintage sounding delay effect for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Changes in version 1.2.2 include:

  • Significantly reduced CPU usage.
  • Improved clarity on user interface.
  • Added accurate numeric CPU usage meter.
  • [Aspect] Added polyphony meter.

Aspect, Manifold, and Resound are available in various formats for Windows, Mac and Linux (RTAS versions for Mac and Windows coming soon).

Free trial versions can be downloaded here.

Visit Loomer for more information and audio demos.

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