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Flux launches Spring Time Special, up to 45% off effect plugins

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Flux has announced a Spring Time Special, offering up to 45% off for 45 days.

Flux Spring Time Special

The promotion is available until May 31st, 2011.

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Flux updates Ircam Tools to v1.1 + Flux plugins updated to v2.2

Ircam Tools / Flux

Flux released version 1.1 of Ircam Tools, a plug-in bundle of next generation audio processors. All other Flux plug-ins have been updated to version 2.2.

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.

Changes in Flux plugins v2.2 / Ircam Tools 1.1

  • Fix crash under Ableton Live, while reloading session containing at least one Flux:: plug-in.
  • Fix Ableton Live CPU overload issue, force to 2/5 at max, to reduce CPU load.
  • Fix Mac OS 10.4 Tiger compatibility issue with iLok driver.
  • Fix Avid Protools Audiosuite latency incorrectly handled.
  • Fix Verb reset issue upon Play/Stop.
  • Generic: Fixed preset manager edit dialog issue.
  • Generic: Fixed preset manager gui issue.
  • Added the option “Report zero latency” to the VST version for Wavelab clip effects.
  • Avira antivirus : Fixed virus detection.
  • WARNING: Change spat source presence to source presence offset. Option is available to go back to the former mode. A reload of the complete host software is mandatory to take this change in account. Projects done with the former mode must be re-loaded with the Absolute mode enabled. (Ircam Tools only).
  • Add pref for cartesian automation of coordinates in Spat, for a better handling with external controllers. Option is available to go back to the standard mode. A reload of the complete host software is mandatory to take this change in account. You should force the host to rescan the plug-in in order to take in account the new parameters. (Ircam Tools only).

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IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer, series of tutorial videos kicks off

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IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer

Flux has announced a series of tutorial videos for IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer, a real-time voice and sonic modeling processor for Windows and Mac.

Starting today, a series of tutorial videos for IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer, First out today

  • Lesson One, How to start using the built in Learn feature in the IRCAM Tools TRAX Transformer
  • Lesson Two, How to Transform a Male spoken voice to a Female one, using the Voice Forger

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Flux IRCAM Tools, software audio plug-in suite now available

Flux IRCAM Tools

Flux has announced the release of IRCAM Tools, a software plug-in suite developed in partnership with IRCAM.

In March 2010 Flux:: announced a partnership with IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music) in Paris, France. IRCAM is one of the world’s leading public research institutes within the fields of musical expression, musical research, sound, and acoustics.

The first result of this partnership collaboration is the software audio plug-in suite, IRCAM Tools.

IRCAM Tools includes

  • IRCAM SPATThe complete Room Acoustics Simulation and Localisation Solution
    With more than a decade of research performed by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM, being at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations, the SPAT is the most advanced and sophisticated tool for room acoustics simulation and localisation ever designed, managing both spatialisation (source localisation) and room acoustic simulation in a truly consistent and visually logical way.
    Designed for surround and multi-channel use, SPAT presents the option to setup the output arrangements providing a variety of stereo and surround configurations, including subwoofer configuration. With eight input and output channels available in SPAT, configurations up to 7.1 and 8.0 are feasible.
    SPAT introduce state of the art techniques for room acoustics simulation utilizing advanced perceptive models, concealing the complexity behind the actual algorithms, allowing for intuitive and accommodating user interaction capabilities.
  • IRCAM VERBRoom Acoustics and Reverberation
    VERB is an algorithmic room acoustics and reverberation processor. It has a modular construction, employing a recursive filtering reverb engine, reproducing and synthesizing the specific acoustical characteristics of any spatial sound environment.
    Following a decade of intense research by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM, the IRCAM VERB introduce state of the art techniques for room acoustics simulation utilising advanced perceptive models, concealing the complexity behind the actual reverb algorithms and allowing for a flexible and intuitive experience for the user.
    The IRCAM VERB provides eight input and output channels, presenting the option for reverberation processing in multi-channel and surround formats. A built in Input/Output (I/O) routing matrix provides instant flexibility when setting up the I/O in relation to the physical audio monitoring in the control room.
  • TRAX – The Next Generation Voice and Sonic Processing Tools
    A suite of three ingenious processors using advanced technology, developed during many years, by the sound analysis/synthesis team at IRCAM. These precision tools provide truly innovative signal transformation algorithms allowing the user to alter sound characteristics such as; pitch, timbre and duration, using a highly intuitive user interface.

    • TransformerReal-time Voice and Sonic Modelling Processor
      TRAX Transformer is based on an augmented phase vocoder technology and a cutting edge transformation algorithm, allowing for manipulating characteristic properties of a voice such as gender, age and breath, and on any other sound; expression, formant and pitch.
    • Cross SynthesisSpectral Envelope Morphing Processor
      TRAX Cross Synthesis utilizes a phase vocoder (the amplitude and the frequency/phase spectra), to morph the spectral characteristics of two sounds. The amplitude and frequency/phase spectra can be blended continuously and since the features that are used here are strongly nonlinear, the sound morphing is nonlinear as well, offering a way to create a wide range of new exciting and unusual sound effects.
    • Source FilterEnhanced Sound Filtering Processor
      TRAX Source Filter is based on a signal model decomposing the signal into a time envelope describing the energy/loudness contour of the sound, and a spectral envelope describing the spectral colour of the sound timbre. The energy contour and the spectral colour of the source sound, can be continuously blended with the spectral colour and energy contour of an arbitrary filtrating sound, allowing transformation that extend well beyond the more common source filter morphing effect.
  • All IRCAM Tools plug-ins provide:
    • Up to 8 channels Input/Output (Due to the nature of TRAX CS/SF, they only support 2 channels).
    • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
    • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix DSP based).
    • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz for native (AU/RTAS/VST).

The IRCAM Tools suite is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at:

  • IRCAM Tools (All) 1599 EUR / 1999 USD
  • SPAT (Including VERB) 1399 EUR / 1799 USD
  • VERB 699 EUR / 899 USD
  • TRAX (Three plug-ins suite) 399 EUR / 499 USD

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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.

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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.

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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”

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