Togu Audio Line has released version 0.98 of TAL-Reverb, a freeware reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
TAL-Reverb is a free open source stereo plate reverb based on juce.
Its very diffuse and has its own sound because of its special signal routing. Slight modulated delay times avoid artefacts in the reverb tail and give this reverb its smooth sound.
- Easy to use.
- Smooth diffuse sound.
- 12 dB High- and Low-Pass filter.
- Pre delay, up to one second.
- Usable for a wide range of sounds.
- Midi Learn (VST’s only).
- 10 presets.
- Open source.
TAL-Reverb is available as a free open source effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Togu Audio Line
Raw Material Software has released version 1.50 of JUCE, a C++ toolkit for building cross-platform applications on PC/Mac/Linux.
There have been a vast number of new features and fixes since the last ‘official’ release – far too much to list here, but the main new features include Mac Cocoa support, amalgamated builds, browser plugin support, and webcam support!
Changes in JUCE v1.50 include:
- All Mac native code has been ported from Carbon to Cocoa. (There are a few exceptions, e.g. audio plug-ins, where Carbon support is still needed, but these remnants can easily be phased out in the future when no longer needed).
- Amalgamated builds: The entire Juce library can now be added to your application as a single (very large) cpp file. This can speed up builds (no need to build the juce library) and simplify project management, as well as making it easy to handle multiple juce projects that all need the library to be built with different settings.
- Support for browser plug-ins. In a similar way to building audio plug-ins, you can now build NPAPI and ActiveX browser plug-ins.
- Support for webcams. The CameraDevice class makes it easy to show a preview of a camera, and to stream its input to a video file.
JUCE is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, free of cost (GNU Public License).
More information: Raw Material Software
Future Audio Workshop is introducing an interesting software synthesizer at the MusikMesse: Circle.
From the FAW website:
Circle – stay in flow
Flow refers to the state of mind in which you are at your most creative and productive, a place where hours pass like minutes and musical ideas become reality. Staying in flow becomes increasingly difficult however, when dealing with the complexities of modern software synthesizers. We at FAW have tried to make the synthesizer a musical instrument again. By looking at the most important things a synthesizer should do and designing simple work flows around these tasks, we feel we have created a synthesizer that is both powerful and complete in its features, yet simple and easy for the musician, sound designer and performer to use, play and stay in flow with.
So what is Circle?
Easy to use
- Designed to be easy to use and intuitive through simple work flows.
- Connect up modulations via color coded circles. Preview the connection by placing the circle underneath a knob. Explore your sounds in an intuitive way.
- See connections without the clutter of virtual cables obscuring your view.
Circle – Main interface
- Visually interactive midi learn. Assign your midi controllers in a simple, familiar and fast way.
- OSC enabled, for easy use with the latest controllers (Lemur, Monome etc).
- Attach multiple Circle parameters in different ways, to a single midi controller. Speed up an LFO, while closing a filter, while increasing a delay effect time. Use control in a creative way.
- See everything at a glance, with the single view, high contrast screen.
- Organize and group your sounds for live performance using the sounds browser.
- Use Apple’s iRemote to change sounds from afar.
- Built using industry standard JUCE technology, for solid real time performance.
- Circle comes with lots of great, ready to use sounds.
- Classic analog sounds: searing leads, thick pads and heavy basses.
- Modern sounds, designed by leading producers, in contemporary genres.
Circle – Sound browser
Create your own sounds
- Choose from a large varied pool of sound generators, effects, filters and modulations.
- Classic synthesizer sounds from the analog modeled filters and oscillators.
- Modern abstract sounds from the contemporary effects, unusual modulations and wave oscillators.
- Unrestricted modulation allows you to experiment with sound in new ways.
- Simply drag a color coded modulation circle to any knob and have it come alive.
- Unique connection preview, just place the modulation circle under a knob to hear its effect.
Circle will be available for Windows and Mac (price TBA).
So if you’re at the MusikMesse, make sure to visit the Future Audio Workshop stand. You can check their weblog (including pictures from the MusikMesse).
The Future Audio Workshop website has more information, guided tours and screenshots of Circle.
Link via CDM
ddmf has released version 2.3 (Win) and 1.0 (Mac) of LP10, a 10 band mastering EQ plug-in.
- Plugin has been completely rewritten using JUCE.
- Minor improvements (apart from the Mac port) are:
- Values are numerically editable.
- Global bypass button.
- Copy button to copy settings from program A to B and vice versa.
LP10 is available as donationware for Windows PC and Mac (VST and AU Universal Binary).
Visit ddmf for more information and a link to download a demo version of LP10.