Audio Damage has updated Automaton, a cellular automata effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Automaton is a unique look at buffer effects, allowing you to experiment with artificial life within your DAW.
With four separate effects (Stutter, Modulate, Bitcrush, and Replicate) driven by a cellular automata sequencer, Automaton is capable of adding subtle seemingly random fills and “humanizing” effects, but if you like, you can crank the sequencer up to eleven, and watch as your DAW becomes a petri dish while Automaton makes complete hay of the track you’ve inserted it to.
Changes in Automaton v1.1
Many minor bug fixes.
All versions are now 32- and 64-bit compatible.
Automaton for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD. The update is free for existing users.
Bill Davies has released an alpha version of ToneCarver Nova 3, a generative sequencer inspired by Otomata (by Batuhan Bozkurt) that uses cellular automata to generate emergent sequences of midi notes.
The idea is that a set of rovers move through a matrix of cells until they encounter a wall, another rover, or an obstacle. When a rover encounters a wall, it emits a midi note corresponding to the row and column, then reverses direction. When a rover encounters another rover, both rovers are rotated clockwise. When a rover encounters an obstacle, the effects of the obstacle are applied to the rover which could alter its position, its direction, both, or neither depending on the type of obstacle.
Nova 3 is available as a free download for Windows (VST).
We built the site especially for F5 Motionographer Creative Festival in New York, which we've attended this year to raise awareness of the ways in which bespoke sound and music, crafted with love and care, add depth, emotion and impact to creative projects.
Highly Evolved Sound shows our latest work, as well as a little film we made to show you what we get up to in the Radiumphonic Workshop, the engine room behind everything we do at Radium Audio & Interactive!
Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument — A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.”
I met Tim at my recent concert at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale and he was kind enough to invite me over to see his latest development project, the MultiMultiTouchTouch. This custom solution offers players any number of arbitrarily-shaped multitouch areas with three-dimensional spatial control. Interaction with this space allows users to control and play virtual synthesizers using nothing but a Microsoft Kinect as the controller.
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Heavy Ephemera has released wiresq, a turing complete sequencer for generating musical phrases.
It uses wireworld, a cellular automata that allows for the construction of digital logic circuits to generate audio triggers. You can construct logic gates, memory circuits, calculators and more. You may be familiar with similar applications that use the game of life, but in this CA is much easier to construct stable repeating patterns and logic gates.
It also includes a simple synthesizer with an agressive filter. Enough to sketch out your ideas, but not too much to get bogged down in.
wiresq for iOS 3.1 or higher is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD.
Ah, Mondays. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your work week and you’ve got an iPod touch or iPhone you can drop into your pocket, iOS music and audio developer Pulse Code tells us they’ve made four of its apps free for this week only, through August 8. That includes BtBx [iTunes], a simple and fun drum machine, DB-303, a simulation of the Roland TB-303 bass line synth and a particular favorite of pocket iPhone musicians, as well as a couple of fun toys – a robot tone synth and sound effects maker called Android FX and a text-to-speech “robot comedian.” These will all run on iPad, too, of course, though none has yet been adapted to iPad’s native resolution.
Another great summer weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for another Free Sample Friday. We have another guest entry today sent to us by reader Psychpoppet. (You can check out his stuff here and here…)
These samples are from an Arp Axxe he's restoring, which just so happens to be one of the black and gold models. 8 sounds in all, including raw waveforms as 24-bit/44.1k WAV files.
Enjoy, and if you dig them, be sure to give Psychepoppet a shout out in the comments!
Audio Damage has released Automaton, a unique look at buffer effects, allowing you to experiment with artificial life within your DAW. With four separate effects (Stutter, Modulate, Bitcrush, and Replicate) driven by a cellular automata … read more
Audio Damage has announced Automaton, a unique look at buffer effects, allowing you to experiment with artificial life within your DAW. With four separate effects (Stutter, Modulate, Bitcrush, and Replicate) driven by a cellular automata … read more