ndc Plugs has released BrushStrokes v1.00, a freeware audiovisual instrument with a drawing-based interface.
You play BrushStrokes simply by drawing. Gesture, sound and visuals are all very tightly linked.
Sound is generated in a manner similar to scanned synthesis, with two oscillators whose waveforms are obtained by scanning the x- and y-axis positions of the trail drawn by the user. The larger the gesture, the louder the sound, and vice-versa, when the mouse is not moving, no sound is generated.
- MIDI notes change pitch of the audio
- Mouse click freezes the motion of the brush (freezes the waveforms for the two oscillators)
- Automation for the position of the brush, and whether it’s frozen
- Automation is by way of recording your mouse movements
The ndc Plugs website shows a processing applet which demonstrates a slightly cut-down version of the visual part of the instrument.
Visit ndc Plugs for more information and a link to download BrushStrokes v1.00.
ndc Plugs has released Soul Force!, a waveshaping distortion plug-in.
Soul Force uses feedback to control the shaping, which can get pretty loud so be careful turning those knobs.
The GUI was done in Blender, and you can find the .blend file in the source code zip.
Visit ndc Plugs for more information and a link to download Soul Force!
ndc Plugs has released Feedback-y Thing v1.00.
Feedback-y Thing is a delay set to work with very short delay times, and high feedback. According to the developer it’s most useful on guitars, as a kind of fake (amp) feedback effect.
Visit ndc Plugs for more information and a link to download Feedback-y Thing