Boulanger Labs releases csGrain for iPad

Boulanger Labs has released csGrain, a audio tool for the iPad 2 and the new iPad.

Boulanger Labs presents csGrain – the first in a new line of innovative and imaginative Csound-based audio tools for the iPad.

csGrain is a real-time audio processing and recording tool that lets you create sounds and textures by transforming your voice, instrument, or iTunes library.

csGrain real-time audio processing and recording tool for iPad

csGrain features

  • Remix your iTunes library.
  • Process, record and save audio.
  • Manipulate audio with SyncGrain, a real-time granular synthesizer.
  • Connect a MIDI controller and turn csGrain into a live performance tool.
  • Create ever-evolving soundscapes with the Randomize Settings feature.
  • Choose from ten built-in effects, including: pitch shift, ring mod, chorus, flanger, delay, reverb and more.
  • Import/export your audio via Dropbox, AudioCopy, or Email.

csGrain for iPad is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Boulanger Labs


CsoundForLive real time audio-plugins introduced

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CsoundForLive is a suite of audio plugins that combines the real time performance capabilities of Ableton Live, the stable and customizable interface design of Max/MSP (through Max For Live), and the synthesis power of Csound.

CsoundForLive is a collection of over 120 real time audio-plugins that brings the complexity and sound quality of Csound to the fingertips of ANY Ableton Live user – without ANY prior Csound knowledge.

Capitalizing on the design power of Max For Live, what once took pages of text in Csound can now be accomplished in a few clicks of your mouse.

More information: CsoundForLive


Grame updates Faust to v0.9.43


Grame – Centre National de Creation Musicale – has released version 0.9.43 of Faust (Functional Audio Stream), a functional programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis.

This version provides a major reorganization of the architecture system for better modularity and Open Sound Control (OSC) support. The code generation has been improved and the compiler offers new output possibilities for example the complete graph of the internal signal expressions as a .dot (graphviz) file.

The libraries and the examples have been extended: Julius Smith’s libraries provides several new filters and effects (including various reverbs) and Romain Michon has ported the Synthesis Tool Kit (STK) to FAUST.

Faust is available to download under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

More information: Faust


Partikkel Audio releases Hadron Particle Synthesizer + Time Dilation Effects pack

Partikkel Audio has released the Hadron Particle Synthesizer, a free granular synthesis tool.

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Partikkel Audio Hadron Particle Synthesizer

It can be used as a synthesizer or an audio effect. It can also seamlessly morph between different sound processing methods, so you can take the plugin gradually from being a synthesizer to an audio effect for live input. This self-modifying morph behavior might give you an idea of exactly how different this plugin is.

Its synthesis and processing engine is extremely versatile. In fact Hadron is such a complete implementation of granular synthesis we’ve renamed the technique to particle synthesis. Once you come to terms with the operating concepts of Hadron, vast new territories of sound transformation opens up.

Hadron is available as a free download (open source) for Windows and Mac, currently in Max For Live format, and as a Csound orchestra. A VST version can be expected during 2011.

Partikkel Audio Hardron expansion pack

Partikkel Audio has also released Time Dilation Effects, an expansion pack for Hadron consisting of reverbs, time freezing effects, pitched delays and more.

This expansion pack contains a number of hadron state and preset files. The focus of this pack is on using Hadron as an effects processor for live audio input, expanding the number of effects available.

The states in the expansion may easily be combined with previously installed Hadron states. Even though the states have been specifically designed for use as audio effects, the user is encouraged to experiment combining them with states designed for other purposes (e.g. synth states), as this kind of combinatorial abuse may reveal unexpected and unheard sounds.

The Time Dilation Effects expansion pack is available to purchase for 29 EUR.

More information: Partikkel Audio


Cecilia v 4.1b released, cross-platform sound production environment

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Cecilia is an audio signal processing environment using Csound as its audio engine.

The legendary front-end and sound production platform for the Csound language is back in a fresh set of duds. Cecilia was first launched in 1996 to take advantage of the then emerging real-time audio capabilities of Csound. It has seen a number of iterations since then, because, well, nothing quite does what it does as well as it does. Cecilia is a complete sound production environment for the adventurous audio designer. It proposes dozens of complex and troubling sound-processing modules that invite the composer to revisit the notion of what constitutes spirited sonic matter.

Beyond these highly desirable qualities, Cecilia is also known to cause mild skin rashes and turn small dogs into pickles.

Cecilia is free. Thus you can’t complain if it hurts your feelings. But, with due diligence, Cecilia will bring smiles and good cheer to the most jaded musical mind.

More information: Cecilia


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