Niall Moody releases Pedalboard 2 VST host for Windows

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Niall Moody has released version 2 of Pedalboard, a free VST host designed for live use.

Niall Moody Pedalboard 2

I based it on the JUCE ‘audio plugin host’ code so I could avoid some of the trickier hosting stuff, but it was still a fairly substantial amount of work to get everything working the way I wanted.

It’s designed to provide the kind of things I figure I’ll need in a live situation, so every plugin parameter (and application action) can be modulated via MIDI CCs and Open Sound Control messages, and you can easily queue up any number of patches and quickly switch between them. And thanks to the JUCE code it’s modular, fixing one of the major shortcomings of the previous pedalboard. I’m quite proud of it. Whether or not it’ll be of any use to anyone else is another question.

Pedalboard 2 features

  • Modular patching.
  • All plugin parameters can be manipulated in real time via MIDI CCs or Open Sound Control messages.
  • Any number of patches can be queued up and rapidly switched.

Pedalboard 2 is available as a free VST plugin for Windows.

More information: Niall Moody / Pedalboard 2

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FreePlayer Ltd. announces FreePlayer Pre-order

FreePlayer Pro

FreePlayer Ltd. has announced that FreePlayer is now available to pre-order.

FreePlayer, which allows guitarists to control effects by motion and touch, consists of a hardware attachment for the guitar and a software application that hosts VST plug-ins and controls MIDI devices. A Windows version is offered initially, with other operating systems to follow.

The first models to be made available are:

  • FreePlayer Pro for Les Paul guitars – pre-order price €299 (normal price €399) – contains a complete set of FreePlayer sensors in an ‘easy-fit-kit’ pickguard:
    • 38x48mm Touchpad (responds smoothly to a pick or a fingernail)
    • 3-Axis Motion Sensor (Responds to motion up to 3G – Shock-proof to 10,000G!)
    • Flexible Light Sensor (Detects light changes in 1000 smooth increments)
    • Tactile button array (Five buttons individually shaped for recognition by touch.
  • FreePlayer Express – pre-order price €149 (normal price €199) – a universal kit that attaches to most guitars or basses with a simple adhesive pad (included). With a 3-axis Motion Sensor and Tactile Button array, it’s all you need to get up and running!
  • FreePlayer Express Plus – pre-order price €199 (normal price €249) – all the benefits of FreePlayer Express, with an additional Flexible Light Sensor.

Each FreePlayer unit comes with a USB cable, the FreePlayer software, and is bundled with these VST plug-ins:

  • Saltline Audio Solutions: Bachelard, ‘Son of a Pitch’ and Cadence.
  • Voxengo: Voxengo Boogex.
  • MeldaProduction MFreeVSTBundle: includes MCompressor, MEqualiser, MPhaser, MRingModulator, MFlanger, MTremolo, MVibrato, and many others.
  • NDC’s Open source VST plugins: Fragmental, and the wonderfully named Reversinator.
  • FrettedSynthAudio: FreeAmp3.

Users will be able to download more VSTs and sounds from the FreePlayer SoundStore, including Saltline Audio Solution’s previously announced range of plug-ins developed specifically for FreePlayer.

Customers Pre-ordering FreePlayer between now and the product release (expected end of July) receive a discount of up to €100 – with deposit of just €50.

More information: FreePlayer

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ndc Plugs updates Fragmental to v1.01

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ndc Plugs Fragmental

ndc Plugs has released version 1.01 of Fragmental, a freeware versatile multi-fx plugin.

Changes in v1.01

  • Fixed: denormalisation bug with the delay
  • Fixed: LFO Freq Range button when Host Sync’s on

Visit ndc Plugs for more information and a link to download Fragmental.

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ndc Plugs releases Fragmental v1.00

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ndc Plugs has released Fragmental v1.00, a freeware complex multi-fx plugin.

Fragmental incorporates a delay, granulator, three phase vocoder effects, a reversinator, and three types of modulation source, each of which may be either an LFO, an envelope follower on the input audio, or a special physically-modeled knob.

ndc Plugs Fragmental v1.00
ndc Plugs Fragmental v1.00

Fragmental incorporates a very flexible routing scheme capable of serial and parallel effects routings, and a new kind of modulation routing based on a kind of pie chart representation. This plugin was developed in conjunction with Shamann.

The download includes a comprehensive manual explaining the various parts of Fragmental.

Note: Some of the presets are quite loud, so you may want to turn your speakers down when you’re exploring them.

Visit ndc Plugs for more information and a link to download Fragmental.

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NUSofting releases BrushStrokix VSTi

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NUSofting BrushStrokix VSTi

NUSofting has released BrushStrokix, a modification of the BrushStrokes plug-in by ndc Plugs.

Features

  • Added automatic Brownian motion
  • LP filter by Y position
  • Echo effects

You can download the plug-in here.

Check ndc Plugs for more information about the original BrushStrokes plug-in.

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