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Loomer updates Sequent to v1.3

Loomer Sequent

Loomer has updated Sequent, a multi effects plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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 v1.3.0

  • Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater. )
  • Bitcrusher effect added to distortion module.
  • Massively improved speed and responsiveness of all UI controls.
  • Improved CPU usage when wiring effects in the modular view.
  • Improved CPU usage when tweaking parameters from a hardware controller.
  • Improved CPU usage when rapidly switching patterns.
  • Sequence syncing is now more reliable for hosts which provide only periodic PPQ positional information.
  • Rotary controls for Looper mode and Filter types are now replaced by combo controls.
  • For the Windows VST plug-in, when using a relative path for the presets folder, the path is now relative to the DLL, not the host.
  • Standalone versions now support multiple simultaneous hardware controllers.
  • MIDI Program Changes are now multi-threaded, and so will no longer potentially stall the audio synthesis.
  • Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain Mac OS X VST hosts.
  • Preset searches are now multi-threaded. Preset browser can now immediately respond to user interaction, even whilst searching a massive preset library, or when browsing a folder containing a large number of presets.
  • Added soft notching for volume and crossfade controls, making unity volume and 50% crossfade mix easier to dial in.
  • Fixed extremely rare crash that could occur on a minority of Windows 32-bit systems when opening the UI.
  • Preset meta data (ie, author name, notes, tags) is now correctly displayed after loading an .FXP based preset or restoring a saved project.
  • Standalone application tempo can now be set to within two decimal places of accuracy.

Sequent is available to purchase for £49 GBP excl. VAT.

More information: Loomer / Sequent

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Review: One Small Clue Lugosi – FSU delay effect plugin

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One Small Clue is probably most known for the simple yet powerful MPC-style percussion sampler Poise.

One Small Clue Lugosi

While Poise has been the flagship product since its release in 2008, two additional plug-ins were added to the One Small Clue product catalog this year. The gate/expander & ducker effect Preston Gate, and for those who like to “Loop, Glitch and Stutter” there’s Lugosi, a FSU delay effect.

If you are not familiar with the term, FSU basically means messing the sound up real good. I think you can figure out what the acronym stands for.

Lugosi records audio into a static two second buffer. Loop point markers control exactly where in the buffer the audio is recorded to. At the same time there are separate loop point markers to control the playback position.

It is possible to be 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.

So just to be clear, Lugosi is NOT your traditional delay effect. It is more of a 2 second sampler that allows you to mess with recorded audio in various ways.

Two sets of controls set the buffer loop points for play and record. Start and end of the loop can be set individually, anywhere in the buffer. When the “fixed” button is active the start control moves a fixed loop size in the buffer, while the end control changes its size. A “slave” button lets you sync the record loop to the one for playback.

Four more controls are located in the bottom of the interface. Input and feedback set the recording input level and the amount of audio that is fed back into the record input. Rate changes the speed at which the loop moves through the buffer. Finally, a mix control determines the amount of wet and dry signal output.

In the short demo video below I assigned Lugosi’s parameters to a MIDI controller, allowing me to play it like a sampler instrument.

So what do I think?

Product: Lugosi by One Small Clue
Format: VST for Windows PC
Price: $49 USD
Like: Unique type of effect, high fun factor
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

There are quite a lot of plug-ins available for slicing, stuttering, glitching, and otherwise mangling audio, but One Small Clue’s effect is quite unique really.

Even though it has only few controls, Lugosi is not necessarily easy to tame. The effect is not synced to your host/external clock, so things can get crazy wild pretty fast when using Lugosi alongside other sounds and sequences. It’s FSU alright!

For more controlled results, parameters can be automated in your host. However, to me it is the experimenting and guiding of (often unexpected) sounds which inspires and excites. Lugosi instantly becomes part of the creation process of your music. It’s not just slapping on an effect and dialing in a nice preset. This effect requires you to create, direct, and let the sound sort of find itself.

I reckon Lugosi is a welcome addition to the FSU toolbox of live performers and adventurous producers.

More information: One Small Clue / Lugosi

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Little Endian updates SpectrumWorx to v2.5

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Little Endian SpectrumWorx

Little Endian has released version 2.5 of SpectrumWorx, a modular effect processor for Windows and Mac.

This version adds Freeze and Convolver modules, and a 50-preset signature bank created by Syndicate Synthetique, thus representing a major update. Both OS versions have also been updated with stability and performance improvements.

SpectrumWorx features

  • 100% Frequency domain operation.
  • Modular design with five module slots.
  • Over fifty modules to choose from (freeze, harmonizer, pitch shifter, classic vocoder, wah-wah, whisperer, wobbler, autotune, reverser, etc.).
  • Sophisticated “time-to-frequency” engine optimized for low CPU usage.
  • Flexible Preset browser with comment field.
  • Shipped with over 250 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 is available to purchase at 30% discount until July 31, 2011 (regular price $119 USD).

More information: Little Endian

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Loomer updates Sequent effect plugin to v1.2.3

Loomer Sequent

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

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Little Endian releases SpectrumWorx 2.4 with Gamma Shift presets

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Little Endian SpectrumWorx

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

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One Small Clue releases Lugosi, FSU delay effect plugin

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One Small Clue Lugosi

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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Liquidclear VST Plug-ins

Liquidclear Tremoloid

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.

Liquidclear plug-ins

  • 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.
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