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FabFilter updates all plug-ins with graphics acceleration and more

FabFilter

FabFilter has updated all FabFilter plug-ins to add GPU-powered graphics acceleration.

In addition, FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 now feature the collapsible modulation section that was first introduced in FabFilter Saturn. All plug-ins have also received bug fixes and various other improvements.

Changes in FabFilter plugins

  • All plug-ins now contain the GPU-powered graphics acceleration introduced in FabFilter Pro-DS, ensuring ultra-smooth animation while leaving the main CPU free to do audio processing.
  • FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 have a new Modulation button to easily show and hide the modulation section. By default, the modulation section is hidden to make the plug-in less intimidating at first, but you can easily look ‘under the hood’ when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 displays a new keyboard section in the interface when the modulation section is hidden. The component display at the top of the interface contains a new Main EG component button, letting you easily tweak EG parameters when browsing presets.
  • When multiple bands are selected in FabFilter Pro-Q, the Frequency, Gain and Q knobs will now let you change parameters of the selected bands while preserving their relative differences. Double-clicking a knob still lets you set all bands to the same value.
  • Updated all VST 3 plug-ins to support new features in VST 3.5, such as a host-provided right-click menu for each parameter in the interface. Steinberg’s CMC-AI controller is now also supported.
  • Added mouse wheel support to buttons with pop-up menus, such as the distortion style button in FabFilter Saturn.
  • Added Options > Open Other Preset option to the presets menu, making it easy to open a preset that’s not in the regular presets folder.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 and Timeless 2 now remember which section in the component display is expanded in Wide mode.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Premiere on Windows and OS X.
  • Fixed a bug in the mono AudioSuite plug-ins that caused the Whole File option at the bottom to be disabled.
  • The Mac OS X version now requires OS X 10.5 and an Intel processor. Previous versions are still available for download if you need OS X 10.4 or PowerPC support.

The updates are free for existing FabFilter customers. Updates and 30-day trial versions are available for download now at www.fabfilter.com/download.

More information: FabFilter

Thomas Baudel releases HighC v2.75

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Thomas Baudel HighC

Thomas Baudel has released version 2.75 of HighC, a graphical music creation tool featuring a synthesizer, a sequencer and a mixer.

HighC uses only the simplest GUI techniques: draw notes, envelopes and wave shapes; move and resize sounds; copy and paste to create effects; group sounds into rhythms or patterns; repeat your groupings to create an harmonic line; link your sounds to one another to create modulations… It’s simple, it’s powerful!

Changes in HighC v2.75

  • Printing functionality, enabling export to PDF file format.
  • Overview shows the cursor in all views during playback.
  • Set the default pitch of imported sound samples (to correct potential pitch detection algorithm errors).
  • Tune the sampled audio files.
  • Audio file import in the FLAC format. FLAC is a lossless audio compression format that saves about 2/3rds of the original file size.
  • Distribution reduced from 16 to 10Mb.

HighC is available for Windows, Mac and Linux (Java required). It is free for simple entertainment and educational use. The full feature set can be unlocked by purchasing a license at 29.99 EUR.

More information: HighC

Short links for December 5th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# 3amnoise Boredom Kits

Justin @ 3amnoise has released some drum kits in Battery, Live and Orion formats.

  1. Bag kit – A single break beat sampled with a V-Synth and then sliced, diced, warped, filterd, smashed and trashed.
  2. Dirt kit – A Eurorack modular (Doepfer, Harvestman, Livewire) pushed through a tube guitar-preamp.
  3. Grind – An EMU XL-7 processed with the modular and Reaktor.
  4. Plate kit – A found sound percussion loop, sampled with the V-Synth and further processed with Reaktor.

# Structure Synth – an application for creating 3D structures from a set of user specified rules. It is an attempt to make a 3D version of Context Free

Structure Synth
Structure Synth – render after changing a few things in one of the examples

It doesn’t make any sound but it sure looks nice!

# Resolume VJ Software – Live Digital Motion Graphics

Resolume Avenue 3 is a real-time instrument for live (audio) visual performances. Play video clips forwards & backwards, adjust the tempo and apply effects. Improvise your visuals to the beat of the music.