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Flux and IRCAM announce IRCAM Tools

Flux IRCAM Tools

Flux:: Sound and Picture Development has announced IRCAM Tools, a new product range developed in collaboration with IRCAM.

The IRCAM Tools products express the result of over twenty years of fundamental research within the realms of music related digital signal processing. First out, we present a series of products evolved from two major fields of technology, Acoustic & Cognitive Spaces, and Sound Analysis & Synthesis.

Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces

The research and development activity carried out by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team (formerly Room Acoustics Team) concentrates on the analysis, reproduction and synthesis of spatially considered sound environments.
In other words, the localization of sound in space, and the specific acoustical characteristics of a room or of an environment.

The reproduction and synthesis of a sound environment depends on both techniques of signal processing, controlling the manner sound is diffusing from the speakers, and on physical/perceptive models of the spatial properties of the room’s sound sources.

Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces products

  • SPAT — Multi-format Room Acoustic Simulation & Localization Processor
  • VERB — Room Acoustic & Reverberation Processor

Sound Analysis and Synthesis

The analysis of sounds includes methods enabling the permanent extraction or automatic structuring of diverse sorts of information given off by a signal, such as the fundamental frequency or the spectral evolution determining the pitch and timbre of a perceived sound.

Information outside what is strictly musical is also taken into consideration, notably concerning industrial acoustics, sound design and multimedia as well as the automatic indexing of recorded sounds.

The methods used are based on signal processing, statistical analysis, information theory, machine learning and recognition techniques, but also on knowledge of auditory perception and acoustic system sound production.

Sound Analysis and Synthesis products

IRCAM Tools are estimated for release Q2-Q3 2010.

More information: IRCAM Tools

Flux announces Winter “Pure Holiday” Promotion

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Flux Winter Pure Holiday

Flux has announced a Winter “Pure Holiday” promotion.

Pure Holiday with Flux::

During December Flux:: offers a “Pure Holiday” Winter Promotion offering the Pure Series plugins,
including Epure II EQ (NATIVE/TDM), as well as the Pure Pack bundle at a 50% discount.

We also offer the Mastering Pack and the Recording Pack at a 30% discount.

The promotion will be available through December 31, 2009. To take advantage of the promotion you can either purchase direct via download through the Flux:: online shop, or go to your local dealer to purchase your desired plug-ins or bundles.

More information: Flux

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:

Mint.com, 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

# 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”

Flux announces 30% off on Mastering Pack

Flux Mastering Pack

Flux has announced a 30% discount on the Mastering Pack for November 2009.

The Mastering Pack offers the best digital tools for mastering, bundling Solera, Epure and Pure Limiter.

Flux Mastering Pack

  • Solera II — Four dynamic sections working in parallel are completed with a transient manager, a stereo width control and, a variable soft-knee brick wall limiter.
  • Epure II — The algorithm of Epure II ensures the best quality ever for a digital equalizer. The user interface also uses the A/B morphing system for presets allowing ultra fast and precise operation.
  • Pure Limiter II — Transparent limiting, dramatically increasing the average audio level can now be achieved without damaging the perceived audio quality.

The Mastering Pack for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/TDM) is available to purchase for 399 EUR until November 30, 2009 (regular price 579 EUR).

More information: Flux / Mastering Pack

Flux releases Syrah

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Flux Syrah

Flux has announced the release of Syrah, a creative adaptive-dynamics processor for PC and Mac.

When we started sketching our new plug-in project, our aim was to create a versatile and truly musical dynamics processor, which handles the dynamics in a way that allows you to be creative, without a complicated user interface.

The result is Syrah, a new generation dynamics processor utilizing real time dynamic detection and level dependent processing, providing adaptive dynamic capabilities, which mean that Syrah is always trying to adapt to the music and to the beat of the material.

Using parts of our exquisite ‘BitterSweet’ technology, our new adaptive-dynamics technology, and our well-recognized level independent dynamics processing, Syrah will be well suited as a creative versatile processor for recording and mixing, as well as for delicate and demanding mastering tasks.

Syrah is available for purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 149 EUR.

More information: Flux / Syrah

Flux announces Recording Pack Bundle

Flux Recording Pack

Flux has announced a new bundle, the Recording Pack.

Recording Pack provides a versatile and comprehensive set of precision tools for your everyday recording and mixing session work giving you the best processor for each task within the range of dynamics and equalization processing.

Recording Pack features

  • Epure II, a five-band equalizer using one of our most complex proprietary algorithms ensuring the superior quality ever for a digital equalizing processor.
  • Pure Compressor produces a wide range of compressions from ultra clean subtle compressions to classic heavy pumping ones. It’s up to your artistic choices not to the technology limitations.
  • Pure DCompressor allows you to restore the original dynamic of a sound. The DCompressor is superior for heavily compressed signal adding some of that natural feeling to the sound.
  • Pure Expander produces a wide range of expansion process from subtle expansions to hard noise-gate.
 Using Flux:: proprietary Angel’s Share and Hysteresis algorithms Pure Expander allows you to remove unwanted noises or reverberation without adding a processed character to your sound.
  • Pure DExpander enhances the low levels of the sound, magnifies the spatialization information and is also very useful when you want a compact expander sound. The Angel’s Share algorithm permits some heavy processing though still keeping an organic character with the sound.
  • Pure Limiter is using exquisite proprietary Flux:: algorithms generating a release-envelope producing no artifacts on the processed sound achieving a transparent limiting. A dramatic increase of the average audio level is easily achieved without damaging the perceived audio quality of the material.

The Recording Pack is available now for the time limited introduction offer of 434 EUR, a 25% discount on the regular price of 579 EUR.

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DontCrac[k] announces extended Flux Promotion

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Flux plug-ins

DontCrac[k] has announced that the Flux Promotion will be extended until May 31, 2009.

Following the introduction of Flux products on their online store and facing the incredible success of their promotion launched on May 1, DontCrac[k] today announces that will extend the -40% introductory price on all Flux products and bundles until May 31, 2009.

We have sold over 130 plugins and +50 bundles since May, 1 says Peter Donovan, marketing Director at DontCrac[k]. Flux products received incredibly positive user reviews on all major audio boards and the interest for Flux products is just amazing adds Peter. We therefore decided, in accordance with Flux, to follow-up with numerous customers request asking to extend our Flux promotion till May, 31 and so we will concludes Peter.

Up to 20% extra discount can be obtained by adding other products to the shopping cart (-5% per product added). That is DontCrack’s permanent “Make your own Bundle” offer which is quite a good deal if you look at it closely…

Visit DontCrac[k] for more information.

DontCrac[k] announces 40% discount on Flux Professional Audio Plug-ins

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Flux plug-ins

DontCrac[k] has announced a 40% discount on all Flux professional audio plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

DontCrac[k], the Ultimate Audio Software Store and Flux, Manufacturer of hi-end professional audio plug-ins are proud to announce that they have signed an agreement that makes Flux products available to all at very competitive price and via instant download delivery.

To celebrate this new partnership, DontCrac[k] offers 40% discount on the complete line of Flux products including bundles and that until May 15. Up to 20% extra discount can be obtained by adding products to your cart (-5% per product added). That is their permanent “Make your own Bundle” offer found exclusively at DontCrac[k].

Visit DontCrac[k] for more information.