Arctican Audio has announced version 2.0 of Midi Madness, an algorithmic melody generator for Windows and Mac.
I have reversed-engineered the previous version, and completely re-written the plugin from scratch.
The plugin generates an infinite amount of MIDI melodies, from the parameters set in the user interface. I have added a live play feature, not present in version 1, that plays back the generated clip, in sync with the DAW.
Changes in Midi Madness v2.0
- Now both 32 & 64 bit.
- Released VST & AU for Mac OSX.
- Live play mode – hear your riff played back live, synced to your DAW, and routed to any of your synths! (VST only).
- Watch the notes and controller values live.
- Demo version.
- Greatly improved GUI.
Midi Madness is available for the introductory price of £39.99 GBP until February 10th, 2015 (regular £49.99 GBP).
More information: Midi Madness Software
Arctican Audio has announced the Mid-Sider, a freeware mid-side decoding plug-in.
‘The Mid-Sider’ is a plugin for decoding mid-side type stereo recordings. If you don’t know what that is, go Google it and find out more. Simply drop this over a stereo bus with your mid and side channels.
By default, the plugin presumes you have your mid channel panned fully left, your side channel panned fully right, and you had the side microphone’s front (or positive) side facing left during recording.
The Mid-Sider is currently available for Windows (32/64-bit VST), Mac OS X VST/AU is coming soon.
More information: Arctican Audio / Mid-Sider
Arctican Audio releasef version 2.0 of The Pilgrim, a one-knob filter effect including an array of new features, better sound and better support.
This nifty little plugin is a filter ideal for both live and studio situations. It has a highpass & lowpass filter programmed into one dial, and allows a seamless sweep between the two. It works similar to the ‘Pioneer DJM’ mixers, albeit with a little extra functionality: a wet/dry dial which can also be used as a basic equaliser/shelf filter. The frequency pass range is from 60Hz (lowpass) to 19kHz (highpass). You can also control it with your MIDI controller.
Changes in The Pilgrim v2.0
- Made more suitable for live use.
- Larger display size.
- Dial values always shown.
- MIDI controllable (MIDI learn).
- Added support for OS X 10.5 Leopard.
- ‘Zipper-free’ parameter changes.
- Improved GUI.
The Pilgrim 2 for Windows, Linux and Mac (VST/AU) is available as freeware.
More information: Arctican Audio / The Pilgrim
Arctican has released The Function and The Pilgrim, two free effect plugins for Windows and Mac.
‘The Function’ is a pretty useful beast despite it’s compactness. It can manipulate a stereo signal giving complete control over the output. Each channel (left & right) can be manipulated in many different ways. You can pan each channel to either speaker, and invert the phase. This is very useful for dodgy recordings with phase and pan issues.
‘The Pilgrim’ is a filter ideal for both live and studio situations. It has a highpass & lowpass filter programmed into one dial, and allows a seamless sweep between the two. It works similar to the ‘Pioneer DJM’ mixers, albeit with a little extra functionality: a wet/dry dial which can also be used as a basic equaliser/shelf filter. The frequency pass range is from 60Hz (lowpass) to 19kHz (highpass).
The Function & Pilgrim plug-ins are available as freeware for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Arctican