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# Bendable, Musical Shoes for Nike, and How They Were Made

Peter at Create Digital Music writes:

Shoes are the new turnables.

Or at least that’s the conclusion you might reach after watching a new Japanese campaign for Nike’s Free Run+ running shoes. Apparently wishing to tout the bendable qualities of its new footwear, Nike enlisted sound artists to transform its product into a musical instrument. The shoes get plugged in, switched on, and mixed up, battle-style, as they sense when the shoe is flexed or moved in space. And yes, everything you see in the video is real: the shoes really are controlling digital sound live. We even have the Max patch to prove it.

# What’s wrong with transient shapers?

Kim Lajoie writes:

Transient shapers are processors that adjust the dynamics of a sound. Rather than changing the dynamic range like a compressor, transient shapers operate only on the initial onset of the sound – the transient. The initial smack of a drum. The plink of a piano. The pick of a guitar or bass. They don’t work with sounds that don’t have a sudden start, such as vocals, violins, or synth pads. Transient shapers can either bring out the transient – making it louder, sharper and more prominent. They can also reduce the transient – making it softer and duller.

The tricky aspect to consider here is that the psychoacoustic (perceived) effects of a transient shaper can be similar to those of other tools.

# Xdrum, a sample based rhythm composer for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

Xdrum
Xdrum for Reaktor 5

It has 800 audio samples (75MB) from 49 vintage rhythm composers, and then 11 additional soundsets. Besides that it has around 92 preset classic and electronica preset patterns.

Xdrum is available as a free download. via waka_x @ Twitter

# Fleischprodukt Waveshaper

A simple waveshaping plugin with various transfer functions (tanh, sin, atan, fold back, saturate, etc.) as AudioUnit Universal Binary for Mac OS X from 10.5 upwards.

Roland Dimension D

# Omega 8 into Roland SDD-320 Dimension D

Calvin writes:

Fired up the ol' Roland Dimension D today, because I was working on a track that needed something different. It's the Omega 8 that you're hearing here – more specifically – I've selected certain patches that I think work well with any sort of chorus. No particular order here in terms of the SDD-320's setting. I used every combination possible, going from each individual number all the way to 1+2, 1+3, etc. etc.

# FFT Algorithm Based Audio Spectrum Analyzer

This audio spectrum analyzer utilizes an ARM7 LPC2138 microcontroller to create an FFT algorithm while performing digital signal processing without the use of special DSP processor.

NitroTracker

# NitroTracker, Fasttracker II style tracker for the Nintendo DS goes open source.

I’m very excited to announce that NitroTracker is now completely open source!

What does this mean? Well, for starters you can now have a look at the source code. More importantly, you can now help develop it! Together we can make the development of NitroTracker go faster (which would be a very good thing considering current development speed) and finally add long-awaited features I promised ages ago.

The source code is available from http://code.google.com/p/nitrotracker

# The Future of Multi-Touch: Behind the Scenes with Stantum, JazzMutant Co-Founder

Peter Kirn takes a look at the future of multi-touch:

For a long time, technologists have described a world of in which computing experiences naturally incorporate touch and gesture. The question is, how do we bridge the intuitive desire for those interactions and the actual technologies that get us there?

Few activities test the expressive potential of interaction quite like music. It’s in our cultural DNA; musical activity may even predate written language. So it’s fitting that the story of touch in computing and digital music would be intertwined, as they are with touch pioneer JazzMutant. Years before well-known Apple products, the Lemur, prototyped in 2003 and shown as a musical multi-touch screen, suggested the importance of fusing display and touch, and of tracking more than a finger or two at a time.

The history, and products like Apple’s iPad and iPhone, you may know well, though. The question on everyone’s mind now is, what’s next? (And for some impatient futurists, the question may even be, what’s taking so long?)

Voxengo updates SPAN to v2.1

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Voxengo SPAN

Voxengo has released version 2.1 of SPAN, a real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality. SPAN conforms to AudioUnit and VST plugin specifications, and is available for Mac OS X (v.10.4.11 and later) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) computers.

Changes in SPAN v2.1

  • Global options saving problem fixed.
  • Clicking on the control surface now resets spectrums in all channel groups.
  • “Show All Channel Meters” duplicate meters issue fixed.
  • Incorrect spectrum’s power readout on zoom-in fixed.
  • Incorrect correlation metering on anti-phase signal fixed.
  • Graphics drawing performance improved considerably.
  • Scroller positions are now preserved when the user interface closes.

SPAN is available to download as a freeware effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Voxengo / SPAN

VertexDSP updates MultiInspector to v2.3.0

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VertexDSP MultiInspector

VertexDSP has released version 2.3.0 of MultiInspector, a multitrack real-time spectrum analyzer for Windows and Mac.

Changes in MultiInspector v2.3.0

  • Windows x64 version added.
  • Denormal problem fixed.
  • The AlphaBlend option now also works for the 32-bit version in Windows x64.
  • The measurement cursor now works correctly in V-Space mode.
  • Fixed a drawing bug under certain circumstances if audio has been bypassed.

Note: The minimum system requirements are now Windows XP/Mac OS X 10.4. Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 are no longer supported.

MultiInspector is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 89 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: VertexDSP

Voxengo updates SPAN to v2.0

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Voxengo SPAN

Voxengo has released version 2.0 of SPAN, a freeware real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality.

Changes in SPAN v2.0

  • Multi-channel analysis
  • Mid/side analysis
  • Correlation meter
  • Multi-platform support
  • Undo/redo
  • Preset manager
  • User interface coloration
  • User interface re-scaling
  • Plug-in instance

Span is available to download as a freeware effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Voxengo / SPAN

Crysonic updates Spectralive NXT to v3.5

Crysonic Spectralive NXT

Crysonic has released version 3.5 of Spectralive NXT, a spectral audio vitalizer effect for Windows and Mac.

Spectralive NXT V3.5 is offering an even greater number of enhanced features with much improved performance and quality including the ability to completely customize the UI colors via Hue, Saturation and Brightness dials. The UI settings are stored and can be individually tailored in each instance of the plug-in across multiple tracks for identification and ease of use. Spectralive NXT V3.5 is a completely re-coded new product with everything using 64-bit internal precision designed for high end professional use.

Other Spectralive features include an 11 Band Look-ahead Soft Peak limiter /EQ /Maximizer with intelligent clip warning assistant. Final Master Clipping prevention ensures your audio does not distort and this can be switched on or off. The New multi-band effects Mix Palette section provides you with an infinite combination of algorithms and processes to enable better targeting the source audio.

Changes in Spectralive NXT v3.5

  • Dramatic UI and render performance increase Mac OSX and PC.
  • Spectralive now comes in any color you wish, it’s your choice, adjust the hue, saturation AND brightness to you liking.
  • Custom user presets – Save and Recall.
  • Updated FFT Spectrum Display now much more accurate.
  • New Bypass Button.
  • Automation performance increase.
  • Better mono compatibility.
  • Much faster final audio render.

Spectralive NXT v3.5 is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at the introductory price of $69.95 USD until 25 February, 2010 (MSRP $144 USD). Previous Crysonic customers are eligible to update/crossgrade for $32.95 USD.

More information: Crysonic / Spectralive NXT

Voxengo updates Voxformer to v2.3

Voxengo Voxformer

Voxengo has released version 2.3 of Voxformer, a multi-functional vocal channel strip plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Combining several professional quality processing modules, Voxformer was designed to be a comprehensive solution for all your vocal processing needs – be it spoken or sung vocals. In most cases Voxformer can be used for processing of a wide range of instruments beside vocals.

Voxengo Voxformer v2.3

  • The “RT Max” spectrum analysis option added.
  • Spectrum’s precision does not depend on the oversampling level now.
  • Side-chain routing presets now appear hidden to reduce confusion.
  • Parameter automation on AU Mac OS X now shows real parameter values.
  • Preset “update” function implemented in the preset manager.
  • Selected filter’s curve is now always shown, not only when hovered.
  • Control points can now be clicked to disable/enable the filter.
  • The “VST Function Sync” global switch was added that fixes crashes in some hosts (i.e. Tracktion).
  • Control surface readout now displays musical note.
  • “Density mode” implemented in the output level meter.

Voxformer is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $59.45 (includes 15% Winter Holidays discount).

More information: Voxengo / Voxformer

TeamDNR announces 5 Day Sale for MixControl

TeamDNR MixControl

TeamDNR has announced a 5 Day Sale for MixControl, a VST effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

MixControl is a high quality, flexible and full featured channelstrip plug-in with a variety of essential mixing tools, all at a fraction of the CPU load of other leading channelstrip options.

MixControl is available for PC and Mac (VST/AU).

Until Monday 7 December, 2009, you can purchase MixControl with 50% discount, for $39.50 USD.

More information: TeamDNR / MixControl

TeamDNR updates MixControl to v1.0r4

TeamDNR MixControl

TeamDNR has released version 1.0r4 of MixControl, a complete mixing package for Windows and Mac.

MixControl is a high quality, flexible and full featured channelstrip plug-in with a variety of essential mixing tools, all at a fraction of the CPU load of other leading channelstrip options.

Changes in MixControl v1.0r4

  • Mac OSX VST3 version.
  • Win x64 version.
  • New skins included.
  • Fixed: Compressor SC Tooltip was overlapping.
  • Fixed: EQ value text was displaying purple.
  • Fixed: A/B function was not copying stereo tool.
  • Fixed: Drop down menu was breaking up with long names.

MixControl is available to purchase for $79 USD.

More information: TeamDNR / MixControl