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Mucoder updates Tonespace to v2.0, cross-platform music keyboard & chorder

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Mucoder Tonespace

Mucoder has released version 2.0 of Tonespace, a different, more intuitive music keyboard, combined with a chorder.

By popular demand, tonespace 2.0 now includes Mac and Linux versions. Yes, you read that right! And since this required a complete rewrite from the ground up, I have taken advantage of this to clean up some stuff and also add some juicy new features. (I hope you will agree!)

Changes in Tonespace v2.0

  • Cross-platform support: Win32 (VST, standalone), MacOSX (VST, AU, standalone), Linux (native VST, standalone).
  • No host required: Standalone executable version for all platforms.
  • Generates its own sound. Integrated synth with PADSynth sound.
  • Quick start: Demo with built-in midi tracks.
  • Extra chord assist modes: play chord unrestricted (anywhere in grid), play restricted (chord root note must fit scale/key cell) or play filtered (chord notes not in scale/key are filtered out).
  • Better control over mouse cell triggering: retrigger notes when dragging across cell border, hold notes when dragging (use this with midi input) or hold notes until next click.
  • Hypercyclic and tonespace now share the same underlying modular engine.

Tonespace 2.0 beta is available to download at no cost.

More information: Mucoder / Tonespace

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Loomer updates Manifold and Resound to v1.5.0

Loomer has released version 1.5.0 of Manifold and Resound, two effect plug-ins for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Loomer Manifold

Manifold is a software audio effect processor that enhances an audio signal, producing a fuller, livelier, bigger sound. Input signals are split into as many as 20 individual voices, each of which are detuned, placed around the stereo panorama, and recombined with stunning results. Flexible controls mean Manifold is capable of producing a wide range of effects; from subtle modulations that add interest to lifeless sounds, to extreme detuning that fattens the weakest of input sources.

Resound is a software audio delay effect processor that emulates the sound and operation of vintage magnetic-tape echo units. Whilst not a direct copy of any one particular model, it takes features from several of the classic delay devices, and unites them into a convincing and pleasingly retro sounding effect.

Changes in Manifold / Resound v1.5.0

  • Native 64-bit support for Linux VST plugins and Standalone applications.
  • Integrated Preset Browser, with meta-data, tags, searching, and hot-swap support.
  • (Resound) Noise parameter is now scaled such that wow, flutter, and mechanical noise of the tape machine are completely absent at 0%. Older presets will still sound identical.
  • (Resound) Reversed delay tempo syncing has been improved with hosts that don’t provide accurate PPQ.
  • Reduced CPU usage.
  • Windows VST 32-bit plugins and standalone applications no longer depend on additional runtime libraries. However, these libraries are still required – and installed – for the RTAS format plugins.
  • Various host compatibility fixes.
  • Additional presets.

Manifold and Resound are available to purchase for £35 GBP + VAT each.

More information: Loomer

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Michael Ourednik updates Argotlunar to v2, realtime delay-line granulator

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Michael Ourednik has released Argotlunar 2, a realtime delay-line granulator plug-in for Windows.

It breaks up an incoming audio stream into short samples (Grains). Each grain can have random settings of amplitude, panning, duration, delay, pitch, glissando, filter and envelope. The output of all grains is mixed and sent to the main output. The main output can be fed back into the main input.

Argotlunar 2
Argotlunar 2

Changes in Argotlunar 2

  • Completely rewritten. Uses approximately 30% less CPU.
  • “Correlation Matrix”.
  • Time and pitch quanitization.
  • Comb filter.
  • Freeze delay buffer.
  • Glissando now works correctly.
  • Raised-Cosine-Bell and Triangle envelopes, with adjustable shape.

Argotlunar 2 is available to download as free (GPLv2) VST effect plug-in for Windows and Linux. The source code (C++) is available as well.

More information: Argotlunar

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Togu Audio Line plug-ins for Linux available from KXStudio

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KXStudio TAL plug-ins

The developer of KXStudio – a KDE desktop aimed at artists, producers, musicians as well as regular users, has released all JUCE (Jules’ Utility Class Extensions) based TAL plug-ins as 32 and 64bit plug-ins for Linux.

Recently a user pointed me at this webpage where there are many free VSTs to download.
Sadly the plugins only have Windows and Mac downloads, but… some have source code available…

So I decided to give it a shot, and try to compile them for Linux. It worked! We now have 4 more great plugins (3 Effects and 1 Intrument) in our list of VSTs for Linux!

Why is this so important?
Because these plugins not only look really good, they sound great too! VST has future in Linux too!

TAL plug-ins available for Linux 32/64bit

  • TAl-Dub-3
  • TAL-NoiseMaker
  • TAL-Filter
  • TAL-Filter-2
  • TAL-Reverb
  • TAL-Reverb-2

More information: Togu Audio Line / KXStudio

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Rosegarden, audio and MIDI sequencer for Linux updated to v10.10

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Rosegarden

The Rosegarden team has announced the release of version 10.10 “Betty Prior” of Rosegarden, an audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.

Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.

Changes since Rosegarden v10.04

  • Several fixes to behaviour of track program/bank change sends in save/load and in interaction with percussion check-box.
  • Permit shift-click on a track header to toggle selection of segments on that track without effecting other selected segments.
  • Improve key highlights in matrix view so as to reflect current segment properly.
  • Add support for basic LADISH level 1.
  • Substantial fixes to audio file handling code to fix a number of problems with the wrong audio clip being played.
  • Fix crash in some cases when opening file dialog if not using default Thorn style.
  • Fix incorrect behaviour of frequency-range parameters in LADSPA and DSSI plugin editors.
  • Fixes to missing-audio-file location logic.
  • Shorten the factory autoload, removing the duplicate sets of tracks at the bottom so that all tracks initially are visible.
  • Fix MIDI recording from devices in which note-on and note-off are not always cleanly paired.
  • Fixes to positioning of playback pointer in matrix.
  • Several substantial fixes to step-recording in matrix and notation.
  • Several fixes to Lilypond export.
  • Numerous fixes to segment editor corner cases that previously could introduce zero-length segments.
  • Several fixes to corner cases that previously could introduce zero-length events or ranges.
  • Fixes to unpredictable behaviour in certain operations involving copying segments.
  • Numerous fixes to behaviour of editing operations in cases where segments overlap with the end of the composition.
  • Make behaviour of Paste Range more predictable.
  • Improvements to chord database and several fixes to fretboard editor.
  • Fixes to avoid zero-duration note events in files.
  • Fixes to toolbar visibility in editing views.
  • Fixes to regressions in action availability.
  • Fixes to updates in notation view, event list editor, matrix editor and rulers.
  • Restore progress dialogs.

Rosegarden for Linux is available to download at no cost.

More information: Rosegarden

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Short links for October 20th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Jeremy Ellis rocks MASCHINE

Native Instruments' Maschine promo video featuring Jeremy Ellis. via Matrixsynth

# How to Install ReBirth in Linux, Get a Free Rack of Beat Machines

Peter Kirn writes:

I just picked up a $280 Asus netbook and installed Ubuntu on it. ReBirth seemed a perfect addition; its compact-sized UI, lightweight processing and memory requirements, and simple functions are the ideal companion to a netbook. And, thanks to Propellerhead, it also happens to be free.

If you stick with Windows, just download and go. On Linux, though, you have to give the installer some help to see the install disc. (Why install Linux? I’m finding Ubuntu is just fine for battery life, and I wanted to take advantage of the OS’ optimizations for netbooks and its flexibility for the work I do, audio and otherwise. Windows 7 Starter, by contrast, I found slow and painfully hobbled.) You’ll need WINE, a Windows compatibility tool, in order to run this Windows app in Linux without virtualization.

Sun Boxes

# Sun Boxes

Sound artist, Craig Colorusso, returns to Western Massachusetts with his latest piece, a solar powered sound installation; SUN BOXES.

For the first three weekends of November Turners Falls River Culture will present Craig Colorusso’s latest piece Sun Boxes. At three locations, allowing the participants to observe the piece evolve as it moves through the town.

  • Nov. 5-7 Lawn of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave.
  • Nov. 12-14 Peskeomskut Park, Ave. A + 7th Sts
  • Nov. 19-21 Lawn at the beginning of the bike path, 1st St

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around the piece will create a unique experience for everyone. in addition, the participants are encouraged to wander through the speakers, which will alter the composition as they move. Given the option two people will take different paths through the array and hear the composition differently. Sun Boxes is not just one composition, but, many.

We are all reliant on the sun. It is refreshing to be reminded of this. Our lives have filled up with technology. But we still need the sun and so does Sun Boxes. Karlheinze Stockhausen once said “using Short-wave radios in pieces was like improvising with the world.” Similarly, Sun Boxes is collaborating with the planet and its relation to the sun.

Colorusso now lives on the South Shore of Boston with a wife and a cat.

Moog Filtatron

# Dan303: Moog Filtatron

Dan on Moog’s Filtatron iPhone app:

I found the Moog filtatron app fun and extremely easy to use.

The sound of the filters and VCO are brilliant, it's hard to replicate analog hardware exactly but for an app running your phone it's very close.

It's cheap too, for just £2.99 you can own your very own moog filter. Combine that with the Amplitube iRig adapter and you have yourself a portable, analog modeled filter and effects unit.

# Talking Piston Honda

Richard Devine writes:

Checking out some new Roms for the Piston Honda tonight. Making the Piston Honda sound like a broken Speak & Spell.

Sound Tamasha - Spectaculicious Music

# Sound Tamasha – Spectaculicious Music (Creative Commons Only)

In this first compilation created by Sound Tamasha that is released under a Creative Commons license, we present a small selection of the artists who collaborated in our project during the last two years. In fact, this release is the first electronic music compilation of Indo-European artist collaborations. The artists featured are: 22ROCKETS, Hamza, Sedat Altinok, B.L.O.T., Vipul Angirish, Andre Wakko, Tiago Oudman, and Ricardo Ferreira.

The best part of it is that you can use it without the usual restrictions of digital music: put it on your laptop, MP3 player, home stereo or car with no copy-protection or legal boundaries. You can share it with your friends, family, or that special girl/boy you might have a crush on. Thanks to the artists who support the distribution of music beyond commercial interests, all the great music comes for FREE!

Download the compiliation here.

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Mixxx 1.8.0, free DJ software updated

Mixxx, the free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes, was updated to version 1.8.0.

Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional “turntables and mixer” DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx (Deere skin)
“Deere” skin, new in Mixxx 1.8.0

Changes since Mixxx v1.7.2

  • Looping
    • Loop-in, Loop-out, and Reloop/Exit buttons added to our main skins.
    • Loop point indicators on main waveforms and waveform summary displays.
  • Hot cues
    • Most of our skins gained 4 hot cue buttons, and Mixxx now internally supports up to 32 hot cues per deck.
  • A brand new database-powered library, with:
    • iTunes library and playlists access (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Rhythmbox library and playlists access (Linux)
    • A brand new, faster library scanner
    • Crates!
    • A simple Auto DJ mode, which crossfades to the next track in the Auto DJ queue.
    • Analyze view, which allows you to run bulk BPM detection on your songs
    • Featured Artists bundle (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Revamped Song Properties dialog
    • Re-arrangeable, hide-able columns
  • Tons of new artwork:
    • New Deere, Shade, Phoney, and LateNight skins
    • Better descriptions in tooltips and snazzy new look
  • MIDI
    • New PortMidi-based MIDI device backend, supports using multiple devices at once
    • Timers in the MIDI scripting engine
    • New MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control e2
      • DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter
      • Reloop Digital Jockey2
    • Updated MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control MP3, RMX, MK2
      • Stanton SCS.3d, SCS.3m
      • M-Audio Xponent
      • Behringer BCD3000
      • Vestax VCI-100
      • MixMan DM2
  • Other stuff:
    • A massive rewrite of our internal mixing engine
    • More intelligent disk access to help optimize audio latency
    • Optimized waveform rendering at 30 fps
    • Ramping pitch-bend option, smoothly applies temporary pitch adjustment for nudging
    • Import comment tags from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC/WAV metadata.
    • New library and preferences icons
    • Improvements to UTF-8 handling
  • Over 50 bug fixes and more!

More information: Mixxx

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