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Mixxx free DJ software updated to v1.11

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The Mixxx free and open source DJ software for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to version 1.11.

Mixxx v1.11
Mixxx has everything you need to start making DJ mixes in a tight, integrated package. Whether you’re DJing your next house party, spinning at a club, or broadcasting as a radio DJ, Mixxx has what you need to do it right.

After over a year of work by the team, Mixxx 1.11.0 adds several exciting new features including 3-band colored waveforms, a completely new and high-accuracy beat detector, HID controller support, a session history feature, a new beatloop-roll effect, a library preview deck, point-and-click MIDI mapping, advanced search, and much more!

An overview of what’s new in Mixxx v1.11 can be found here. A detailed list of changes is available at the Mixxx blog.

Mixxx is available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as source code (GPL v2).

More information: Mixxx

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Martin Eastwood Audio free plugins

Since Martin Eastwood Audio’s official website is no longer up, its free audio effect plug-ins are now available to download from this page, by kind permission of Martin.

Martin Eastwood Audio
Martin Eastwood’s compressor, harmonizer & reverb effect plug-ins.
  • DuetWin VST
    Double-tracking/harmonizer effect developed to enhance vocals or instruments, such as guitars, by thickening the sound and adding a rich glossy sheen to your audio material. Duet works by independently pitch-shifting the left and right inputs using a novel synchronous overlap and add technique, allowing pitch to be manipulated in real-time while still maintaining the time duration of the audio.
  • Compressive CMWin VST / Mac VST
    External side chain analogue modeled RMS compressor with a brickwall limiter. The external side contains a 3-band EQ and mid/side controls to allow complete control of audio dynamics.
  • CompressiveWin VST
    Suite of professional quality audio compressors. Includes Compressive Pro (external side chain vintage analog modeled RMS compressor) and Compressive Lite with a reduced feature set for minimum CPU usage.
  • MverbWin VST / Mac VST / Linux VST / Source
    Studio quality, open-source reverb. Its release was intended to provide a practical demonstration of Dattorro’s figure-of-eight reverb structure and provide the open source community with a high quality reverb.

Note: There is no official support for these plug-ins.

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Paul Davis releases Ardour 3.0

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Paul Davis has released version 3.0 of Ardour, the open source digital audio workstation application for Mac and Linux.

Ardour 3
Ardour 3: Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux and OS X.

Changes in Ardour v3.0

  • Major New Features
    • MIDI recording, playback and editing, including plugin instrument support for LV2, VST and AudioUnits.
    • Parallelization of DSP operations to use any number of processors.
    • Matrix-style patching/routing.
    • Overhauled export system (multiple formats at once, stem exports, multichannel exports).
  • New & Improved Audio Signal Handling
    • Monitor section.
    • Solo operation redesigned, includes Solo Isolate and correct AFL/PFL modes.
    • Per-channel visible phase invert buttons.
    • Internal aux sends and explicit aux busses.
    • Improved send control.
    • Stereo panning via width+position.
    • Track/Bus groups extended.
  • Audio Editing
    • Option for Automation moves with Regions.
    • Rhythm Ferret improvements.
    • Vertical stacking of overlapping regions in tracks.
    • Non-destructive, non-overlapping recording mode.
    • New region editing features.
    • Strip Silence.
    • Media search path.
  • New & Improved GUI details
    • Session overview pane.
    • Unified processor list (plugins, sends, returns etc).
    • Extended Region list.
    • Extended Track/Bus list.
    • Improved and expanded editor cursor set.
    • Dynamically resizable big clock window.
    • New and improved preferences dialog(s).
    • New editing implementation for clocks.
  • External Control
    • MIDI binding maps
    • Dramatically improved Mackie Control support.
    • Linear Timecode support.
    • Improved MTC chase.
    • MIDI Clock chase.
  • Miscellaneous
    • 64 bit timeline
    • Dynamically resizable disk buffers.
    • JACK Session support.
    • Undo system internals use less memory and improve speed.

Ardour 3.0 is now available for Mac, Linux and as source code.

More information: Ardour

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lkjb Plugins releases Luftikus free equalizer plugin

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lkjb Plugins has introduced Luftikus, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

lkjb Plugins Luftikus

Luftikus is a digital adaption to an analog EQ with fext half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.

Luftikus features

  • Hardware-modeled EQ.
  • 10, 40, 160 & 640 Hz bands.
  • 2.5 kHz shelf.
  • optional boost-only shelf at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 or 40 kHz.
  • Mastering and analog modes.
  • “Keep-Gain” option to avoid drastic overall gain changes when eqing.
  • Output trim to adjust gain.
  • Improved design to allow deeper cuts.

Luftikus is available as open source, with binaries available for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit, VST/AU).

More information: lkjb Plugins

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mono.casual updates Giada loop machine to v0.6.0

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mono.casual Giada

mono.casual has released version 0.6.0 of its Giada free audio tool for DJs and live performers.

Load or record up to 32 samples, choose to play them in single mode (drum machine) or loop mode (sequencer) and start the show with your computer keyboard as a controller.

Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets.

Changes in Giada v0.6.0

  • New, full screen, redesigned sample editor.
  • Zoom with mouse wheel in sample editor.
  • Use kernelAudio::defaultIn/defaultOut for DEFAULT_SOUNDDEV_OUT.
  • Volume knob in main window now updates the editor.
  • Sound system issues in OS X (fixed).
  • Output device info dialog refers to wrong device (fixed).

Giada is available to download at no cost (open-source GPL), as binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as source code.

More information: Giada

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Partikkel Audio releases Hadron particle synthesizer plug-in (VST/AU)

Partikkel Audio has introduced plug-in versions of its Hadron particle synthesizer, previously released for Max for Live.

Partikkel Audio Hadron
The Hadron synth is now available to hosts that support VST/AU plugins.

The Hadron plugin is your ultimate granular synthesis tool. In fact it is such a complete implementation of granular synthesis we’ve renamed the technique to particle synthesis. The plugin is of course free and open source.

For your convenience, we’ve made a preset system allowing you to quickly get started making music with it. All presets have selected “expression controls” to allow creativity and flexibility, and you can morph between presets for ultimate creativity. The plugin comes with a basic set of presets, and you can buy additional preset packs to expand your sonic palette. This kind of presets is called “states” in Hadron.

Hadron can be used as a synthesizer or an audio effect. It can also seamlessly morph between different sound processing methods, so you can make the plugin gradually change from synthesizer to audio processing mode. This is all part of the state morphing system, accessible via the big 2D joystick control.

You can also use live sampling as a sound source for manipulation with Hadron, as well as audio files and live audio input.

Hadron for Windows and Mac is a free download. Expansion packs are available to purchase for 29 EUR.

More information: Partikkel Audio

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Mouse on Mars and Create Digital Music team up for WretchUp instrument for iPhone

WretchUp

Create Digital Music has announced WretchUp, a handheld effect and instrument app for the iPhone.

Developed by Mouse on Mars, it’s easy to learn, but also sophisticated enough that it’s heavily used in their live shows and new albums – on vocals, on drums, with feedback, and more. Now with your help, we want to bring it to everyone as an open source project.

What WretchUp does: WretchUp is inspired by analog hardware effects, translated into something you can hold in your hand. You can use it on drums. You can use it to transform music tracks, or playing with feedback from a speaker. You can just have fun speaking or singing into it. But whatever you do, it’s designed around the handheld. In place of a complex interface, the focus is on a broad range of sound possibilities and quick exploration beneath your fingers. You can concentrate on listening and experimentation, as the app produces a range of sounds, fast.

Why we need your help: We want your help to expand adventurous sound-making on the iPhone and other devices, and get this tool from Mouse on Mars’ studio and stage setup into your hands. And we want to share all our work as an open source project, so other people can learn from how the tool produces sound and make their own creations.

The app already works, but it relies on a now-defunct player app called RjDj, and lacks some features that make it something anyone can use. We want to build a standalone app with a richer set of functionality, and make it easy-to-use for novice and advanced users alike.

The project campaign is looking to raise $5,000 USD by November 28th, 2012. Project contributors can opt to receive the app, exclusive Mouse on Mars tracks and albums, or become an “Exclusive Producer” of the WretchDub app.

More information: Create Digital Music / WretchUp

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