Plogue has announced the release of Chipcrusher, an advanced bitcrusher, a speaker simulator and noise machine effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Chipcrusher features DAC Encoding, Background Noise and Post-Processing.
It’s an audio effect which plays back input audio through a simulation of early lofi digital audio codecs (DAC Encoding), adds grit (Background Noise), and outputs through a selection of speaker and filter impulse responses (Post-Processing).
It can work as a VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for most major sequencing audio programs and supported tracker programs on Windows and OS X.
There is a wide spectrum of results achievable with chipcrusher. Here’s a few use cases:
Uniquely destroy/mangle a beat, a guitar or any other audio track.
Play single hits and emulate the sound of old samplers.
Add ‘accurate dirt’ to chipsounds’s output.
Chipcrusher for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $39 ex. VAT.
Detunized has announced the release of HumBuzz, a sound library featuring electromagnetic field noises in Ableton Live and Wav formats.
HumBuzz Live Pack is a versatile collection of 86 surprising Instrument Racks. The source material was created by capturing the electromagnetic fields emitted by fridges, microwaves, boilers, cell phones, TVs and computer components. Like all modern electronics these devices produce a complex mixture of noises that cover wide frequency ranges. But surprisingly often there are also tonal elements that fit into useful scales.
Therefore HumBuzz not only contains hum and buzz but also thick pads, leads, bells and keys that do not deny their origin but are perfect in tune. Also included are many start-up and boot noises applicable for event-driven foleys, scoring or interface design.
Ableton Live Pack, compatible with Live 8/9.
86 Ableton Instrument Racks.
60 MB Sample content.
HumBuzz is also available as dedicated WAV Pack that contains 113 scenes with a length from 7 to 27 seconds. The scenes are organised into five categories: Buzz, Hum, Noise, Start-Up, Tonal.
The HumBuzz Live and Wav Packs are available to purchase for 9 EUR each.
Acon Digital has launched the Restoration Suite, a bundle of 4 effect plugins for restoration of audio.
Acon Digital Restoration Suite consists of four audio restoration plug-ins that are the result of several years of research within the field of noise reduction and audio restoration algorithms.
Restoration Suite features
DeNoise is a plug-in designed to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise. Great efforts have been put into preserving as much of the original signal as possible during the noise reduction process. As a result, DeNoise can reduce or in many cases completely remove the noise in a very transparent manner without loss of transients, attacks or “air” in the recording.
DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise.
DeClick is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks and crackle. These distortions are frequently encountered on LP and 78 RPM records, but also occur in digital recordings due to drop-outs or distorted data packets.
DeClip restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping.
Acon Digital Restoration Suite for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit, VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99.90 USD. An upgrade is available to Studio Clean 1.x users for $39.90 USD.
Detunized has launched Computer Noises, a sound library for Ableton Live and WAV.
Computer Noises is based on a wide palette of noises that computers emit when booting, reading from their CD-ROM drives or accessing a hard disk.
The library splits into 2 main categories – mono files and dual-channel files where those presets have a dedicated crossfade macro that blends from left to right passing the stereo stage.
The main categories are further organised in different sceneries like booting computers, blower fans, read/write access of floppies, CD-ROMs or hard drives.
Oddities like hum, buzz and all kinds of crosstalks where used for the creation of some spacey sound effects.
Computer Noises features
Ableton Live Pack.
Includes 69 instruments (69 samples), 105 MB content.
The full-length stems of each computer recorded for this Live Pack are available as separate WAV-file package
104 samples, 24Bit/44.1kHz.
10 to 100 seconds in length.
1.1 GB content.
The Computer Noises pack is available to purchase in Live and Wav formats for 9 EUR each.
Robert Tubb has released The Wablet app, a physics based synthesiser and noise toy.
An animated mesh of springs can be vibrated with the fingers. The Mesh’s displacement around a path on this mesh is read as an audio waveform, and hence your gestures are turned into sound.
Complex evolving drones, chiptunes bleeps or full on noise can be produced, and beautiful undulating patterns created.
The physical properties of the mesh can be changed using the sliders, new sound-paths can be drawn onto the Mesh and the App comes with a Max/MSP patch for wireless MIDI control and more in depth adjustable parameters.
The Wablet is available to purchase for 0.89 EUR. Note: the app is currently not available in the US because of a patent on the underlying algorithm.
iZotope has announced it has licensed a suite of audio repair and restoration tools for the debut of Sound Forge Pro Mac, Sony’s Professional Digital Audio Editor.
Built on a clean slate for OS X, Sound Forge Pro Mac provides a contemporary application environment that’s perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files.
“Sony was looking for highly innovative, easy-to use technology to raise the bar,” says Alex Westner, Director of Business Development for iZotope, Inc. “We’re proud to be a part of the long-awaited release of Sound Forge Pro Mac.” Sound Forge Pro Mac includes three algorithms to solve common audio problems: iZotope’s DeClicker, DeNoiser, and DeClipper. These professional sound repair tools allow quick results directly in the Sound Forge interface. The inclusion of additional iZotope technology in Sound Forge’s Mac version is a perfect complement to the iZotope Mastering Effects Bundle, found already in Sound Forge Pro for PC since 2007.
“These new audio repair plug-ins are versatile, easy-to-use, and work like magic in a wide variety of situations,” says Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “For more than a decade, audio professionals have turned to Sound Forge software for recording and editing, and we’re pleased to bring iZotope’s acclaimed tools into the mix.”
Sound Forge Pro Mac software, including audio repair algorithms and mastering effects powered by iZotope, is now available worldwide through software stores and online retailers for an MSRP of $299.95 USD.