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Posted in news
on May 13, 2011
Loomer has released version 1.2.3 of Sequent, a semi-modular sequenced beat looper multi effect for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Sequent is a step-sequenced multi-effect processor with a flexible modular effects routing system, an incredibly powerful beat looper, twenty-three parameter sequencers, and a wealth of randomization options. Sequent is the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio.
Changes in Sequent v1.2.3
- Native 64-bit support for Linux VST plug-ins and Standalone application formats.
- Integrated undo and redo, with unlimited history size.
- Master Sequencer, to arrange effects along a time-line.
- Random pattern generation functions.
- Partial preset support for Routing configurations.
- Thru switch for Delay Module, which if enabled allows the dry signal to be passed through when the delay effect is turned off.
- Effects are now colour-coded for easy identification.
- Category support in preset browser.
- Windows VST 32-bit plug-ins and standalone applications no longer depend on additional runtime libraries. However, these libraries are still required – and installed – for the RTAS format plug-ins.
- libjack is now weak-linked for standalone Linux. This means JACK is not required (but still recommended) for Linux users.
- Windows RTAS plug-in is now installed to the correct location on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- MIDI Program Changes are now multi-threaded, and so will no longer potentially stall the audio synthesis.
- Fix for rare issue that stopped presets from loading in Linux Renoise when LADSPA plug-in support is enabled.
- Fixed crash that could occur when connecting Effects in the Routing Window whilst simultaneously changing Presets via MIDI.
- Fix for crash (on both Windows and Linux) that could occur when ‘space’ is pressed when confirming the overwrite preset dialog.
- Presets without Patterns are now considerably smaller when saved to disc.
- Improved rendering speed of Router graphics.
- Reduced CPU usage when switching or editing patterns.
- Preset Browser is now maximized to fill the entire plug-in window.
- For Windows VST (32-bit and 64-bit), the preferences file can be placed alongside the DLL file to facilitate USB or portable installs.
- Additional presets.
- Various host compatibility fixes.
- PDF manual is now printer-friendly.
Sequent is available to purchase for £49 GBP excl. VAT.
More information: Loomer / Sequent
Little Endian has released version 2.4 of SpectrumWorx, a sound mangler effect for Windows and Mac.
This version adds LFO automation support, enhances the GUI with new parameter control: a symmetrical knob, and adds a 50-preset signature bank created by Martin Walker. Both OS versions have also been updated with stability and performance improvements.
“We are extremely pleased that Martin has applied his sound design skills to our latest release,” commented Little Endian CEO Danijel Domazet. “We hope he will be inspired to create even more presets for us in the future.” Says Martin Walker: “SpectrumWorx has been my favourite secret weapon for some time now – I love its extreme sonic transformations. If you’re searching for new sounds, it doesn’t come much better than this!”
SpectrumWorx is available to purchase for Windows and Mac for $119 USD.
More information: Little Endian
One Small Clue has announced the release of Lugosi, a FSU delay effect plug-in for Windows.
Lugosi is an unusual delay effect. It creates out-of-sync echos and buffer repeat style effects.
Lugosi records audio into a static two second buffer. Loop point markers control exactly where in the buffer the audio is recorded. At the same time there are separate loop point markers to control the playback position. It is possible to record audio into one section of the buffer while simultaneously playing back the audio in a different unrelated section. When the loop point markers are reversed the audio will also play/record in reverse.
As an effect, Lugosi can be very lively and unpredictable. It reacts differently depending on the source material. Because of this it shines when used in conjunction with a MIDI controller. Hands on control allows the source material to be responded to in real-time and interesting areas can be homed in on. This lends a strong performative aspect to the effect.
Lugosi for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $25 USD.
More information: One Small Clue / Lugosi
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Posted in news
on Feb 22, 2011
Liquidclear has released a number of freeware VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows.
Since the original website is no longer available I will offer the plug-ins for download here, with kind permission of James of Symmetrical Castle / Liquidclear.
Note: All Liquidclear plugin(s) were created using SynthEdit and are for Windows only. You will need a VST host to use them.
- Tremoloid – a simple but versatile plug for creating tremolo-type effects using pure AM. Sounds range from classic 60′s tremolo to extreme FSU/Glitch goodness. Excellent for EPs and strings/pads. Stereo in/out.
- Rectiplyer – Extreme Octave Distortion for guitars. Rectiplyer simultaneously ‘transposes’ the optionally distorted input signal both up and down 1 and 2 octaves. The distorted/transposed signals can be blended together as well as individually panned. Huge nasty synth-like tones are had with ease.
- Klapp One – Analog-style hand clap sound generator (no samples used).
- Transilient – a versatile FSU/Glitch type multi-effect unit designed to make strange and unusual new sounds — yet still (hopefully) easy to use and control. The 5 different effects can be modulated by one of two 16-step sequencers, a LFO, any WAV file, and/or manually controlled. Additionally, the modulators can be synced to your host’s tempo. You can easiliy turn a single sustained note or chord into an electronic drum loop. Or take an existing drum loop and turn it into something glitch-like and noisy. Slower tempos work great for drone and ambient sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.
- Flux Interrupter – It’s a weird, glitchy, modulated delay with a built-in LP filter and a little something extra. James built it to obtain a certain sound for his own use, but maybe you’ll find some use for this plug as well. Flux Interrupter sounds great on slower drums loops and monosynth sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.
Little Endian has announced the release of version 2.3 of SpectrumWorx, a modular effect processor for Windows and Mac.
This version adds LFO phase adjustment feature, four new LFO waveforms (random and glide, chaotic random, impulse up, impulse down), a new module (“Frevcho”, reversed frequency domain echo), and ten more presets, totaling 155. Both OS versions have been updated with stability and performance improvements.
- 100% Frequency domain operation.
- Modular design with five module slots.
- Over fifty modules to choose from (harmonizer, pitch shifter, classic vocoder, wah-wah, whisperer, wobbler, autotune, reverser, merger, etc.).
- Sophisticated “time-to-frequency” engine optimized for low CPU usage.
- Flexible Preset browser with comment field.
- Shipped with 155 presets.
- Free or tempo-synchronised LFOs with phase adjustment and 11 waveforms.
- External audio input for inter-sample effects.
- Slick and user-friendly GUI.
- Detailed User’s Guide.
SpectrumWorx for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $119 USD. A cross-platform license is $149 USD.
More information: Little Endian
Patchpool has announced Glitchmania, a collection of presets for the Stutter Edit effect plug-in by iZotope & BT.
10 Banks with +40 (3-4 octaves) snapshots each ranging from temposynced madness for glitching up loops and beats to otherworldy electronic textures for processing instruments, vocals and synths.
Glitchmania for Stutter Edit will be released between February 10 and 15, priced at 15.95 EUR.
It is available to pre-order now for 12.75 EUR (save +20%).
More information: Patchpool / Glitchmania