Albini’s Apps releases meloDicts ear training app for Android & iOS

Giovanni Albini has announced the release of meloDicts, a “Melodic Dictations Generator” ear training app for Android and iOS that creates tonal melodies.

Albini's Apps meloDicts

An innovative and versatile software that randomly generates and carefully plays exercises as a human teacher would do. It can generate eight bars melodies of Basic, Easy and Intermediate difficulty, in eight different major (C, F, G, D and B flat) and minor (A, D and E) keys.

Developed by an Ear Training/Music Theory Italian professor specifically for his own students, this app is a perfect tool to train your ear at home. Get a pencil and a music sheet and let meloDicts be your digital teacher! Select which bars you want to listen to and write them down!

The app is available from Google Play and the iTunes App Store for 1.99 EUR.

More information: Albini’s Apps

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2CAudio updates Kaleidoscope to v1.0.1

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2CAudio has released version 1.0.1 of Kaleidoscope, a sound design tool and advanced creative effects plug-in for Windows and Mac.

2CAudio Kaleidoscope

It’s a trip! Kaleidoscope is the ultimate sound-design tool and creative effects toy! It is an entirely new class of visual audio effects processors and is one of the most unique generative signal processing tools to come to market in recent history.

Technically speaking, Kaleidoscope is a massively parallel bank of physically modeled resonators that can be tuned completely arbitrarily with scientific precision and dynamically modulated over time by over two million points of automation. In simplistic terms, Kaleidoscope uses pictures to control sound!

Changes in Kaleidoscope v1.0.1

  • Dramatically improved efficiency for String Resonators.
  • Additional improvements to efficiency for all other aspects of the algorithm.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented proper use with systems that had more than 16 physical cores.
  • Additional misc fixed an enhancements.

Known issues to be resolved in version 1.0.2:

  • Retina Display issues affecting some Mac Book Pro models.
  • Additional improvements to buffering scheme for some hardware devices.

Kaleidoscope for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199.95 USD until March 1st, 2015 (regular $249.95 USD). The bundle with the Architecture Volume 01 KS add-on is $249.95 USD during the introductory period (regular $324.95 USD).

More information: 2CAudio / Kaleidoscope

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2CAudio releases Kaleidoscope sound design & creative effects plugin

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2CAudio has announced the release of Kaleidoscope, a sound design tool and advanced creative effects plug-in for Windows and Mac.

2CAudio Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is the ultimate sound-design tool and creative effects toy! It is an entirely new class of visual audio effects processors and is one of the most unique generative signal processing tools to come to market in recent history. Technically speaking, Kaleidoscope is a massively parallel bank of physically modeled resonators that can be tuned completely arbitrarily with scientific precision and dynamically modulated over time by over two million points of automation. In simplistic terms, Kaleidoscope uses pictures to control sound!

Kaleidoscope is both an effects processor as well as a content generator, meaning that it is possible to synthesize completely new sounds without any input sound or MIDI performance data as well as to transform incoming audio signals in other-worldly manners. Music is organized sound. The organization occurs in two axes: time and frequency. Kaleidoscope is a tool that offers ultimate control over musical organization in both of these domains and adds a third axis of creative control we like to call spatial choreography. It is designed with one goal in mind: to inspire and invigorate composers, sound-designers, and artists to push the boundaries of what is possible in cutting edge sound-design.

Kaleidoscope for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199.95 USD until March 1st, 2015 (regular $249.95 USD). A bundle with the Architecture Volume 01 KS add-on is on sale for $249.95 USD (regular $324.95 USD).

2CAudio is also offering Kaleidoscope customers a 50% discount on its reverb plug-ins.

From now until March 1, 2015 customers who have purchased Kaleidoscope may purchased any 2CAudio reverb at 50% off. To take advantage of this offer, first order Kaleidoscope. Then order any 2CAudio reverb of your choice and simply apply this coupon code at checkout to adjust the price: GiveMeSpace

More information: 2CAudio / Kaleidoscope

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Arctican Audio releases Midi Madness v2.0

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Arctican Audio has announced version 2.0 of Midi Madness, an algorithmic melody generator for Windows and Mac.

MIDI Madness 2

I have reversed-engineered the previous version, and completely re-written the plugin from scratch.

The plugin generates an infinite amount of MIDI melodies, from the parameters set in the user interface. I have added a live play feature, not present in version 1, that plays back the generated clip, in sync with the DAW.

Changes in Midi Madness v2.0

  • Now both 32 & 64 bit.
  • Released VST & AU for Mac OSX.
  • Live play mode – hear your riff played back live, synced to your DAW, and routed to any of your synths! (VST only).
  • Watch the notes and controller values live.
  • Demo version.
  • Greatly improved GUI.

Midi Madness is available for the introductory price of £39.99 GBP until February 10th, 2015 (regular £49.99 GBP).

More information: Midi Madness Software

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Xfer Records updates Cthulhu to v1.0.9

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Xfer Records has released version 1.0.9 of Cthulhu, a MIDI chord generator/MIDI pattern arpeggiator for Windows and Mac.

Xfer Records Cthulhu

Cthulhu is firstly a chord memorizer and player, allowing you to experiment with creating and reworking chord progressions with single-note presses. The other half of Cthulhu is a unique pattern-based arpeggiator, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various rhythmic ways.

Cthulhu features

  • Added: Option (in config) to change Arp Patterns (A-L) to switch via MIDI (lowest octave, MIDI notes 0-11).
  • Added: Option for MonoLegato on Chords module – makes chord triggering function like a mono synthesizer (Press a MIDI note to trigger a chord, hold, press a 2nd MIDI note for a new chord, and release this 2nd chord, now the 1st chord plays again).
  • Added: Latch switch now shows up as a VSTParameter.
  • Added: Windows OS: Installer saves a chosen VST and VSTx64 installation locations to make installing future updates easier.

Cthulhu for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Xfer Records / Cthulhu

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