Circular Labs has updated the Mobius programmable looper software for Windows and Mac to version 2.0.
The focus of this release was a redesign of the synchronization engine, support for sample rates other than 44,100 and support for Audio Unit host sync.
Many, many architectural changes were made but few of these will be visible to most users. If you have been using Mobius, this will be one of the more complicated upgrades. Parameters related to synchronization will not be upgraded automatically, you will need to redesign your sync settings as track setups rather than presets. This is discussed in the release notes.
Changes in Mobius v2.0
Redesigned synchronization engine for improved sync.
Support for Audio Units host sync (Logic, Garageband).
Support for other sample rates besides 44100.
Redesigned UI button window that works like other binding windows.
Improved OSC support.
Mobius for Windows and Mac (Standalone/VST/AU) is available to download as freeware.
sonicLAB has updated its Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesizer to version 1.1, featuring new addons dedicated to live performance and automation.
Cosmosƒ is a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine, which does generate sonic textures with a complex event distribution process. Discrete sonic events of certain density are distributed in a time space with their onset time and duration parameter calculated with stochastic/deterministic functions. Each macro event defines the duration of a meso space, and the sub events are distributed inside it.
Changes in Cosmosƒ v1.1
Full OSC support: You can control and automate any parameter of Cosmosƒ from another software/hardware (registered version only).
Manual Mute/Unmute switches for mesoµ events: Like on a mixing console, you can individually mute/unmute events inside the Cosmosƒ cycle: very efficient for developing controlled rhythmic structures.
Preset Morphing: You can morph the parameter space between 4 presets, therefore instantly interpolate over 250 parameters with a simple gesture.
Plus many improvements in the code including quadratic interpolation on all the audio playback routines.
Cosmosƒ for Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.
Liine has announced the release of Lemur, a multitouch MIDI/OSC controller app for iOS.
Lemur is a professional iOS controller app that doesn’t cut any corners. It lets you control anything, any way you want. Total flexibility means it can go as deep as you need it to.
Lemur can control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software (DAWs), VJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more.
Physics – Hated physics at school? Now you’ll love it! The behaviour of many Lemur objects can be affected by powerful and easy to use physical models which can make your controller bounce, rebound and oscillate. Make your controller come alive. What’s more, you can even control the physics parameters of one object from another. This opens up the door to a wide range of modulation options, ready to control any piece of gear.
Editor – The Lemur is provided with Lemur Editor, a cross-platform (Mac/Win) interface builder. This software enables you to create and edit templates, as well as loading them to Lemur. The number of pages that can be included in a single project is limited only by your imagination. In addition to the editing features, the Lemur Editor also provides a comprehensive hierarchical overview of your project. It also offers a full set of options to customize each object: dimension, shape, appearance, status and behavior. This is also where you can edit physics parameters.
Scripting – In the Lemur Editor, the multiline script panel opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You can modify the physical behaviour, appearance or size of an object in real time. Add a ball to a MultiBall object by touching a pad, zoom in on a fader for ultimate precision or modify a Text object content via MIDI or OSC. Use scripts to really tweak the response of your Lemur interface and make it feel like an extension of your body.
Connectivity – Lemur supports OSC and MIDI protocols over Wi-Fi. Lemur also supports CoreMIDI. You can use any standard MIDI interface through the Apple Camera Connection Kit, or an iOS specific audio interface such as iConnect MIDI. Lemur supports up to 8 different and simultaneous MIDI and OSC ports targets.
Lemur for iOS is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. All owners of Lemur hardware who purchase the Lemur app on or before January 5, 2012 are eligible for a 50% rebate.