Boscomac has released Brownknee, an effect ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
It is an effect of modulation which includes TREMOLO, VIBRATO and PANOLO. His originality comes because the modulation evolves randomly according to the dynamics of the movement brownien.
let yourself be guided by a rhythm that does not need you …
The ensemble is a free download. Donations are welcome.
More information: Boscomac / Brownknee
Noizefield’s has released the Particle of God ensemble effect for Native Instruments Reaktor as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
Particle of God: a time-synced sequenced bounce glitch delay for NI Reaktor 5.
The idea behind this effect is to create a delay where the delay time is accelerated. The single delays are getting faster (or even slower) for each time the delay is repeated. To get a “musical” result, the delay time and also the delay acceleration is synchronized in time and tempo.
Several parameters can be changed in real-time an tweaked by the step-sequencers.
The ensemble is a free download; a template for hexler touchOSC is available as well.
More information: Noizefield Particle of God
Sound designer Alessio Mellina has released r0b0.coder, a free effect processor for Windows and Mac.
r0b0.coder is a standalone multi-effect processor created using Max/MSP.
It features a series of different real-time processing techniques that can be applied to a live input or .wav samples.
Parameters can also be randomized and/or controlled by LFOs in order to achieve unexpected timbres.
The r0b0.coder is a free standalone application for Windows and Mac (does not require Max/MSP installation).
More information: Alessio Mellina / r0b0.coder
Scuffham Amps has updated its S-Gear guitar effect plug-in to version 2.1.
Headlining this release is the new RoomThing reverb unit, and if you haven’t already done so, we suggest you take a listen to Jerry Stevenson’s sound clips on YouTube. RoomThing is a versatile algorithmic reverb processor capable of producing very musical reverbs including realistic rooms and halls, big open and fresh ambient spaces, short decay effects for cabinet enhancement, and even some great sounding spring reverb emulations.
But that’s not all! S-Gear v2.1 also includes great new functionality such as saving and recalling presets for each individual device and support for drag & drop when importing presets. For all the details, download the updated manual here.
For Cubase and Nuendo fans on the MAC, this release sees the full inclusion of VST3 format with the OS X installation. We had a rather long Beta on this, but with thanks to those who helped out, the result is a really good plug-in.
Changes in S-Gear v2.1
- RoomThing reverb processor.
- Device Presets.
- Drag & drop preset import.
- Ability to import multiple impulse responses in one operation.
- Maximise button to enlarge Presets, Store As and Impulses screens.
S-Gear for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $75 USD. From January 1st 2013, the price of S-Gear will increase to $99 USD. Prices excluding VAT/Sales tax.
More information: Scuffham Amps
Roland has announced the GR-D V-Guitar Distortion and GR-S V-Guitar Space pedals, two revolutionary new stompboxes designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster and other GK-compatible guitars with a 13-pin output.
Roland’s GR-D and GR-S offer GK Power in a Twin Pedal Stompbox.
Housed in the popular Twin Pedal format and equipped with connections for integrating with standard pedals, amps, multi-effects, and other GK devices, the V-Guitar pedals deliver a wide range of unique sounds that can only be achieved with Roland’s GK processing.
The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion and GR-S V-Guitar Space bring the immense power of GK technology to the familiar guitar stompbox. In combination with a guitar outfitted with a Roland GK pickup, the V-Guitar pedals allow players with traditional setups to enjoy some of the incredible sound potential found in cutting-edge Roland GK products like the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System. The pedals also give current GK users all-new additional sounds for their existing rig.
Unlike standard monophonic guitar pickups, the Roland GK pickup senses and isolates each individual string on the instrument, sending them as six discrete signals to a 13-pin jack. When connected to a GK device like a V-Guitar pedal, each string can be processed individually, opening up a universe of sound possibilities that are impossible with a normal 1/4-inch guitar output.
More information: Roland / GR-D / GR-S
zplane.development has announced the launch of a free beta of its new sonicAPI.com online audio processing service.
sonicAPI.com offers an API for professional grade audio effects and high end music processing engines to web and app developers. For a long time, many of these technologies were only accessible through proprietary C++- interfaces as opposed to the easy-to-use HTTP interface sonicAPI.com provides.
The featured technologies include effects such as reverberation, time stretching and pitch shifting (changing the tempo and pitch independently) and analysis engines for the detection of tempo, loudness, and musical key. More technologies will be added continuously. They enable developers to build services for automatic audio database tagging, for creating mash-ups of songs with different tempo and key, and for applying state-of-the-art effects to their recordings.
“The increasing diversity of programming languages and platforms used for music processing results in increasing difficulties for developers to integrate our highly optimized C++ software development kits into their apps. Moving these technologies into the cloud and offering an easy, platform-independent interface speeds up the development cycle and allows our technologies to be used on any platform in any programming language”, says founder Alexander Lerch.
More information: zplane.development / sonicAPI.com