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Eric Beam releases VM-Tube for Nebula

Eric Beam VM-Tube

Eric Beam has released VM-Tube, a collection of programs for Acustica Audio Nebula.

A pristine tube gain stage.

Captured from a boutique VARIABLE MU mastering tube compressor known for it’s smooth boost characteristic.

Eight vacuum tubes & custom transformers are behind this finished sound. Great for track, bus, & mastering duties.

VM-Tube features

  • 3 (free), 5, & 7 kern (harmonics) Nebula Programs.
  • Triode tube stage with smooth frequency response.
  • Sampled @ 24/96 with Lynx A/D D/A.

The 5 and 7 kern VM-Tube programs are available to purchase for $20 USD. The free 3 kern version can be downloaded from the Signaltonoize website.

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Eric Beam releases Superstitious Snare and Ole Vet Sample Packs

Eric Beam Superstitious Snare - 13″ Ludwig Black Magic Snare
Eric Beam Ole Vet - Vintage Gretsch Field Snare

Eric Beam has released Superstitious Snare and Ole Vet, two sample packs featuring snare drum samples.

The goal was to capture a robust unprocessed RAW sample set of the 13″ Ludwig Black Magic and Vintage Gretsch Field snare drums, with a focus on authenticity & flexibility for later post processing (EQ, Compression, Gating, Verb, ect.)

Eric Beam Snare Drum Sample Packs

  • Superstitious Snare13″ Ludwig Black Magic
    • 116 Samples containing Stick, Rim, Buzz & Accent hits
    • 7 velocity layers
    • 3 hits per velocity
  • Ole VetVintage Gretsch Field Snare
    • 76 Samples containing Stick, Rim, & Accent hits
    • 5 velocity layers
    • 3 hits per velocity
  • Individual top, bottom, & stereo over-head samples per hit.
  • Pristine unprocessed signal path & 24bit resolution.
  • Recording Chain: Top mic 414, Bottom e604, over-heads Earthworks SR78; CLM Dynamics DB8000s & Seventh Circle Audio mic pres.

Both sample packs are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.

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Eric Beam releases MoControl VST

Eric Beam MoControl VST

Eric Beam has released MoControl VST, a free instrument plug-in for controlling a DSI Mopho.

Like most other DSI MoPho & Prophet 08 owners I wanted VST integration to control/automate parameters. This is the much pre-mature outcome of that desire. Feel free to Beta test & make suggestions in the comment section.

Forgive the horrid graphics, I’ll be giving the gui, fixes, & changes my attention during creative downtime. As always I hope other like minded musicians get some use/fun out of these efforts. (On that note, any graphic designers out there that would like to take on a project let me know.)

MoControl is available to download at no cost, donations are appreciated.

More information: Signaltonoize / MoControl

Eric Beam releases Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set

Eric Beam Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set

Eric Beam has released the Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set, a collection of impulse response samples from the Quantec QRS-XL multi effect device.

The Quantec room simulators are rare & extremely unique. They have an eerie ability to create realistic enclosed atmosphere. It’s easy to understand the cult following of the Quantec sound. It’s rooms are 2nd to none.

Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set features

  • Model = Quantec QRS-XL
  • Impulse capture method = Sweep
  • I/O = Analog
  • Format = 24bit 48k WAV

The Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set is available to download as donationware.

More information: Signaltonoize / Quantec QRS/XL Room Simulation Impulse set

Eric Beam releases M5000 Impulse set

Eric Beam M5000

Eric Beam has released the M5000 Impulse set, a collection of impulse response samples from a TC Electronic M5000 Digital Audio Mainframe model.

M5000 Impulse set features

  • Model = T.C. M5000
  • Impulse capture method = Sweep
  • I/O = Digital
  • Format = 24bit 48k WAV
  • 96 impulse files including m5000 only algorithm captures.
  • Program categories = Ambience, Nonlin-1, Revcore1, Revcore2, Reverb-1, Reverb-3, Reverb-3, tapfac-1.

The M5000 Impulse set is available to download as donationware.

More information: Signaltonoize / M5000 Impulse set

Eric Beam releases AKA809 – Drum Sample Set


Eric Beam has released AKA809, a free drum sample set featuring a collection of TR drum machine sounds recorded on an Akai S20 Stereo Phrase Sampler.

What is this all about your wondering? Well it’s all about LoFi AKAI chunk. There is just something about the AKAI Sampling & hardware down-sampling process that sounds damn cool. These are drum hit samples of the two notorious TR Rhythm Composers via an AKAI S20.

Sampled @ the S20s native rate of 16bit/32khz, then internally down-sampled to 16khz & recaptured @ 24bit/96khz via Lynx converters. HiFi LoFi :)

Format = mono 24/96 .wav

The AKA809 Drum Sample Set is available to download as donationware.

More information: Signaltonoize / AKA809

Short links for November 6th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Arduino Piano

# Arduino Piano Squealer Synth

Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari.

The engine implements a small monosynth with a few waveforms, a HP/BP/LP continuous resonant filter, decay and a few little own tricks that generate a LOT of aliases, making a great dirty digital synth. Since the Pocket Piano has only 3 potentiometers available for control (the 4th one being hardwired to the volume), I use a “page” system to implement series of 3 parameters to fiddle with. To switch “page”, use the rightmost note of the A.P (NOT the one under the led, the one left to to it). To help you know which page you are at, you can use the led: it will flash a number of time equivalent to the current page you are at.

The source code of the Arduino Piano Squealer synth is available under GPL License V3.

# Flux Twitter Syrah give-away quiz

Flux is giving away some Syrah licenses to three lucky Twitter users:

To celebrate 200+ followers of FluxPlugins since mid May 2009, we are introducing a little Syrah give-away quiz. Fill the form and answer both questions correctly, and you are participating in the give away of one of all in total three Syrah licenses.

Answers need to be in before the end of the day on Monday 9th October.

# Digital Mixtape

Digital Mixtape
Digital Mixtape

Justin Cole writes:

My new design uses a small mp3 player that I disassembled and placed inside a cassette tape adapter for an ipod. This allows for mp3's to be played back through a tapedeck. This has all of the ease and technology of an mp3 player with the retro coolness of a mix tape.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Sample Pack from Portion Control!

Tom Shear writes:

I've got something very special for Waveformless readers today. As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, I featured an interview with electro-industrial music pioneers Portion Control where I hinted that we might have something special coming from the band. So here it is… a 16MB sample pack of loops and one-shots from the band themselves.

Lackluster - Portal EP

# Lackluster: Portal EP

A lovely free album available to download in high quality mp3 and lossless FLAC formats. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.

# JSGB v.0.02: a JavaScript Nintendo GameBoy Emulator and Debugger

Play GameBoy games in your brower. Recommended browser: Chrome/Chromium 4+ Other browsers may be slow or don't work at all!

AIRduino Guitar

# How to build an Air Guitar with Arduino, aka the AIRduino Guitar

The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at ChalmersUniversity (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

# Digital Sales Up, But is Apple Monopoly the Price? NPD, Mint Data, Editorial Analysis

Peter Kirn writes:, the online financial management tool, has put its numbers together with market researchers NPD Group to analyze music spending. The results: when it comes to consuming recorded music, digital music continues to rise. At the same time, so does Apple’s grip on the music consumption market, a combination that includes proprietary control of a music store, a music player, and the leading mobile device.

Submarine entertainment room

# Is this the ultimate male playroom?

For many men, their house is their castle. For one Canterbury man, his play room is a submarine complete with working periscope.

Wayne Eyre has turned part of his Spencerville property into a wrecked submarine featuring "plutonium-leaking" torpedoes, at a cost of $100,000.

In the rusting interior of the submarine, which appears to have beached on a deserted island, Eyre has all the creature comforts reclining chairs, a three-metre big-screen TV and a top-notch surround-sound system.

# Novation Releases All MIDI Details for Launchpad

Novation’s Launchpad, its affordable (<$200) "grid" controller, may have a big Ableton logo on it. But underneath, it's just a MIDI controller. Bi-colored LEDs, containing a red and green element for red, green, and amber output (amber = red+green), can be triggered using simple MIDI note and control messages. That means, whether you're looking forward to Max for Live or you're sequencing in a tracker or writing Processing sketches, you can use the Launchpad just like any other MIDI controller.


# Qeve: Free Live Visual – VJ Software, Built in Pd

From Create Digital Motion:

Qeve is a promising-looking, open-source visual performance tool built in visual patching environment Pure Data (Pd). It was built primarily on Ubuntu Linux but should also run with some adjustment on Mac. (Pd itself runs on Windows, but some of the visual dependencies are not available on that platform. I’d still recommend Linux.)

# SampleRadar: 703 free grime samples

A fresh batch of samples from SampleRadar.

The samples are split into seven self-explanatory categories: Bass, Beats, FX, Guitar, Kits, Synth and Vox. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

# Eric Beam Nebula Programs

Eric Beam has recently posted some programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula: Tube 1500 “instant analog” & MCI Heritage EQ “I like it dirty”

Eric Beam releases Audio/MIDI PassThru plug-in

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Eric Beam Audio/MIDI PassThru

Eric Beam has released Audio/MIDI PassThru, a free VST plug-in for Windows PC.

Eric writes:

I found myself needing a VST plugin input destination while working on a current project.

Not wanting to load a full featured cpu intensive VSTi just for routing purposes I was inspired to create this utility plugin. I also took the time to add a direct MIDI device output.

Audio/MIDI PassThru features

  • Stereo audio PassThru.
  • MIDI PassThru.
  • Direct MIDI Device output.

The Audio/MIDI PassThru plug-in is available for download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: Signaltonoize / Audio/MIDI PassThru