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Percussa intros Synthor—Modular Synthesizer for AudioCubes

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Percussa has announced Synthor, a modular software synthesizer for the AudioCubes platform.

We’re working on a new application for the AudioCubes: Synthor. Synthor is a modular synthesizer application for 8 AudioCubes made in Max/Msp. We are developing the synth in Max, but will very likely build a VST version once we’re happy with our Max patch.

In our modular synthesizer application we’re using 2 sides of the audiocube as an input and 2 sides of the audiocubes as an output. To make it more easy to remember which side of the cube is the input and which one is the output, we’ve put stickers on top of every cube. The black lines indicate the 2 outputs, and the other sides of the cubes are the inputs. Check out the video below.

Demonstration of Percussa’s new Synthor app made in Max/Max for 8 AudioCubes.

The Synthor app will be available in the Modular Synth package for AudioCubes.

More information: Percussa / Synthor


88888 introduces 0800 Rhythm Machine virtual drum software


88888 has announced the release of the 0800 Rhythm Machine, a virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

The 0800 Rhythm Machine, from 88888, is an eight-channel multi-voiced stepsequenced groove-shaping wood-panelled instrument. It is designed to be used as a standalone groove box, as a live instrument, or in conjunction with a DAW as an instrument or MIDI pattern generator.

88888 is Adam and Stephen; independent, boutique music software developers, determined to innovate, design and produce user-friendly, playful musical software flexible enough for use in the studio or live environment. The team use their experience as musicians to inform their approach to software design, which is reflected in this, their first release.

0800 Rhythm Machine features

  • Designed as a no-constraints tool: each channel combines multiple oscillators, the ability to load your own samples, and a flexible state-variable filter, putting the creation of any sound within reach. Create classic drum machine sounds, futuristic clicks and bleeps or wild arpeggios: The 0800 goes beyond the traditional ‘boom blap’ drum machine.
  • Unique groove shaping section of the 0800 offers powerful, detailed control over the rhythms produced. Inject feel into your patterns by adjusting the position of every note, pushing and pulling like a real drummer, or manipulate groove shaping even further, to radically resequence any pattern.
  • Can be controlled with a standard mouse or keyboard, and nearly every onscreen control can also be mapped via the MIDI learn function, making it ideal for use as a live instrument. It can also send and receive MIDI data, and its audio output to a DAW using free software like Soundflower (OSX), or Jack (Windows).

0800 Rhythm Machine for Windows and Mac (made with Cycling74′s Max 6) is available to purchase for £7 GBP.

More information: 88888


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 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.

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

It is an annual event festival organized by, a “cooperative community where
artists and enthusiasts participate and benefit together” as they describe on
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.

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


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