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SOUNDOR—Free open source FM Synthesizer for Max4Live & AudioCubes + AudioCubes featured at Electro-Music Festival 2012

Percussa has announced the release of SOUNDOR, a free and open source FM Synthesizer for Max for Live, the visual programming environment in Ableton Live based on Cycling 74′s Max/MSP.

Percussa Soundor
SOUNDOR allows users to explore FM Synthesis using hand and finger gestures, through AudioCubes’ high speed and low latency sensors, requiring no MIDI mapping or programming.

SOUNDOR features 4 oscillators each with their own waveform mixers, allowing the user to mix sine, square, sawtooth, triangle and noise waveforms to create totally new kinds of waveforms. Each oscillator section also features a state variable filter (SVF), and can modulate any other oscillator in pitch and/or amplitude. Each oscillator’s output can also be sent via its own ADSR to a master out, for lots of sound possibilities. Oscillators can overdrive each other through the built in waveform mixer, and can be controlled through the MIDI Keyboard as well as manual settings.

SOUNDOR integrates seamlessly with AudioCubes: rather than having to MIDI map the AudioCubes onto parameters in SOUNDOR, the moment an AudioCube is plugged in, it is automatically connected to any of the waveform mixer parameters and filter sections, through an easy to use connection matrix in the synthesizer. The 4 high speed low latency sensors of AudioCubes can control multiple parameters simultaneously and can even be inverted. A pedal input allows the user to keep the sensors values in place, while the hands are near the sensor, allowing exploration of the parameter space of the FM synthesizer while at the same time allowing rigid locking of parameters to keep the sound steady once an interesting combination of parameters has been found. SOUNDOR supports the well known preset system of Ableton Live and Max4Live, so presets can be saved and recalled just as for other Max4Live devices.

SOUNDOR is available as a free download from Percussa.

Percussa has also announced that its AudioCubes will be featured at the Electro-Music Festival 2012, New York.

Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher performing live with AudioCubes at Electro-Music 2011 festival (picture by Hong Waltzer, visuals by Project Rouri).

The festival organized by electro-music.com takes place in Huguenot, New York at the Greenkill Retreat Center.

Last year over 60 artists performed live at the festival, and this year’s edition is expected to be even greater. The event will span 3 days in September (7-9), and alongside the musical performances, workshops, jam sessions, laptop battles will take place.

The Electro-Music festival is also called “the Woodstock of electronic music” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Shivasongster
Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster (picture taken during live performance with Explorophonic).

It is an annual event festival organized by electro-music.com, a “cooperative community where
artists and enthusiasts participate and benefit together” as they describe on electro-music.com.
One of the highlights of this event will be the live performances with Percussa AudioCubes.

Lux Seeker
John Morley aka Lux Seeker.

Electronic musicians Mark Mosher, Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster, and John Morley aka Lux Seeker, will bring their AudioCubes to the festival to perform live with the cubes.

In addition, Jeremy will demonstrate the AudioCubes during a workshop he’s organizing about Reason 6.

More information: Percussa / SOUNDOR

Percussa launches AudioCubes Discussion Mailing List

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Audiocubes Discussion Mailing List

Percussa has announced the launch of its AudioCubes Discussion Mailing List, a chance to discuss and learn more about the AudioCubes musical interface, and related hardware of software.

A few minutes after launching it, the first emails from the AudioCubes user community arrived in the mailing list.

The goal of the discussion mailing list is to discuss topics about AudioCubes, Max/MSP, and any geeky stuff related to electronic music production and sound design. So people can exchange ideas as well as learn from AudioCubes experts.

Of course, me and Bert will be actively involved into the discussion as we want to talk to our users and fans personally.

More information: Percussa

LOM releases JONO software synthesizer

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LOM has released JONO, a software musical instrument inspired by modular synthesizers.

By providing mixture of classical and experimental elements it can serve as an interesting addition to your setup or as a standalone tool.

LOM JONO
JONO virtual Max/MSP synthesizer programmed by Jonáš Gruska.

JONO features

  • Two oscillators, modulated by the layered LFO and the sequencer.
  • Each oscillator has a couple of ranges and waveshapes, and LFO modulation, which allows you to mix three different LFOs into patterns and rhythms in a very simple yet powerful interface enhanced by the oscilloscope.
  • State-variable filter, modulated by another layered LFO, offering three standard filter functions – lowpass, highpass and bandpass.
  • Stereo echo and a recorder – for recording short bits of your work right away, without connecting additional software.
  • Sequencer provides control over the amount of steps, variable loop length and the speed for each sequence (two sequencers for two oscillators).
  • Includes a set of presets, but also allows you to save your own.
  • ‘RANDOMIZE’ button, which randomizes the whole setup.
  • MIDI support, both for classic pitch control from a MIDI keyboard as well as for control of the main parameters with knobs or sliders.

JONO is available to purchase as a standalone application for Windows and Mac (includes full source code in MaxMSP language), priced at 15 EUR.

More information: LOM JONO

CsoundForLive real time audio-plugins introduced

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CsoundForLive is a suite of audio plugins that combines the real time performance capabilities of Ableton Live, the stable and customizable interface design of Max/MSP (through Max For Live), and the synthesis power of Csound.

CsoundForLive is a collection of over 120 real time audio-plugins that brings the complexity and sound quality of Csound to the fingertips of ANY Ableton Live user – without ANY prior Csound knowledge.

Capitalizing on the design power of Max For Live, what once took pages of text in Csound can now be accomplished in a few clicks of your mouse.

More information: CsoundForLive

Grame updates Faust to v0.9.43

Faust

Grame – Centre National de Creation Musicale – has released version 0.9.43 of Faust (Functional Audio Stream), a functional programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis.

This version provides a major reorganization of the architecture system for better modularity and Open Sound Control (OSC) support. The code generation has been improved and the compiler offers new output possibilities for example the complete graph of the internal signal expressions as a .dot (graphviz) file.

The libraries and the examples have been extended: Julius Smith’s libraries provides several new filters and effects (including various reverbs) and Romain Michon has ported the Synthesis Tool Kit (STK) to FAUST.

Faust is available to download under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

More information: Faust

Cycling ’74 announces Max 6 – Powerful and Flexible Tools for Media

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Cycling ’74 has announced version 6.0 of its Max media development software.

Cycling '74 Max 6

Accompanying this announcement is a retail price reduction for Max, with Jitter now included in all new Max sales.

The new pricing and upcoming update reflect Cycling ’74′s goal to make Max more accessible and easier to learn while continuing to extend the power and capability of the software. Based on extensive research and user feedback, Max 6 will be a milestone in the continuing evolution of Max. New enhancements to Max 6 include extensive user interface improvements, higher-quality audio, extended multi-processor support, organization tools for projects, and improved OpenGL animation and rendering tools.

David Zicarelli, CEO of Cycling ’74, outlined the company’s motivations, noting: “For a lot of people who would love Max, obtaining and learning the software is too much of a challenge, and we’re committed to changing that. Max 6 is the next step in our ongoing effort to increase the accessibility of our software.”
Pricing and Availability

Max version 6 will be available fourth quarter 2011. For owners of Max/MSP 5 and Max/MSP/Jitter 5, the Max 6 upgrade retail price will be $199 USD. Academic discounts will be available.

Customers who purchase a new version of Max 5 (including MSP and Jitter) on or after July 12, 2011 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Max 6 when it becomes available. Effective July 12, 2011 the new retail price is $399 USD.

More information: Cycling ’74

Short links for June 17th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Muze by Joshua Maruska and Adam Kumpf

Muze is an Arduino instrumentalist who creates melodies that evolve over time.

Muze has a palette of notes that it can in-turn interpret and compose into various rhythms and phrases that are strung together to form something musical. The user can then influence these strings of notes and rhythms to create entirely new compositions. Much like you would a tune a radio to get a new song, Muze can be tuned to provide new and different melodies.

In the interest of keeping Muze from becoming another knob laden techno-fest of an instrument, interaction has been limited to just one input.

# The Stretta Procedure: vcvi maxforlive

Matthew Davidson’s vcvi is a suite of maxforlive devices to control your modular synth with a dc coupled audio interface.

# Rainlith 2 – Kinectic sound art piece via CDM

On Rainlith, the primitive naturally granular sound of a big rainstick gets explored in real-time by cyber-age sound manipulation tools.

It's an interactive piece in witch the movement of the audience's body activates an electric motor, making a reflex movement on the structure that embraces the instrument.
The sound of the rainstick is captured and processed in realtime, and sent 24 meters above, filling the empty space of a old industrial cereal container. The reverberated acoustic mix is then received back by the audience in the spot right below the opening of the container.

Poul Vestergaard Neuron

# NeuronDrum for Reaktor

NeuronDrum is a sample based rhythm composer by Poul Vestergaard.

It has 512 audio samples 32MB. Most of the sounds are made for electronica music. All rhythms is made of a neuron based approach with 8 neurons.

The first neuron works as a kind off metronome. All neuron can send impulses to each other. Every neuron has a threshold value. If the threshold is 3 then it will need 4 impuses to fire the sample, and send impulses to other neurons.

# Les Paul Google Doodle Gives Us… Google Homepage, The Song, by Tim Exile

Peter Kirn writes:

Electronic musician, vocalist, and inventor Tim Exile is back; while the Google Doodle today of an interactive Les Paul inspired lots of people to invest some time fiddling and hacking, in Tim’s case, it inspired a whole song. And, to my knowledge, it’s the first time the homepage of Google got its own ode.

# [namethemachine]_Kinect_2011,05,24

Matt Davis hacks a Kinect using OpenNI & Max/MSP. With it mapped to Ableton live and Henry Strange's MIDI to DMX Laser Control System, Matt demonstrates this fun a/v control system.

# Amon Tobin : ISAM Live : Mutek Premiere (Official)

A quick wrap up of the debut of Amon Tobin's ambitious 'ISAM' Live show which launched itself to the public on June 1st as part of Montreal's Mutek Festival.

Bluebrain The National Mall

# bluebrain | THE NATIONAL MALL

Bluebrain's The National Mall will only work within the physical boundaries of the National Mall park in Washington DC. It is a location-specific album and is not intended for use outside of the designated area. Please follow us on Twitter (@bluebrainmusic) to learn more about when a location-aware album might be coming to a location closer to you. While on the Mall, we recommend you quit other applications from the multi-tasking bar on your phone for best performance. If you are having difficulties, force quit or restart your phone. Make sure to quit the app fully once you leave the area to avoid it draining your battery when it isn't being used.

Sineqube updates Petri generative sample player for Mac to v1.1

Sineqube Petri

Sineqube has released version 1.1 of Petri, a generative sample player & drum machine for Mac.

Petri is a sample player that generates its own sequences and selects up to eight random samples from a folder of your choosing. It was designed to create glitchy, IDM-inspired drum patterns very quickly.

Changes in Petri v1.1

  • MIDI clock sync with external hardware and software.
  • Volume reset button added.
  • Metronome added.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Petri is available to purchase for $30 USD.

More information: Sineqube / Petri