Rough Draft Audio has released MuLore, a simple plug-in presenting the two most common algorithms for companding in telephones: Mu Law and A Law.
These algorithms are used to reduce bandwidth in telephone signals whilst maintaining a decent signal.
MuLore allows the user to constantly crossfade between the two algorithms and the dry signal to get the correct sound sought. It is also possible to deviate from the standard µ and A constants.
The rotational controls are sensitive to vertical movement, and can be used in conjunstion with the control key to gain greater sensitivity. In the top right of the UI is also an ‘LED button’ to swap between compression and expansion.
There are currently no values displayed on the GUI. If available, you can use your hosts default GUI and get the values. Context menus are available on the controls which give access to MIDI learn functionality, as well as some default settings for rotary controls.
Note: This is experimental software, and whilst it works, it cannot be guaranteed for any specific purpose. It has no anti-aliasing, and the nature of the harsh waveshaping will produce enhanced higher frequencies, so test at lower volumes until you understand what is happening and can make your own assessment for use.
Download MuLore here.
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on Sep 26, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on September 25th, 2007:
- He-Man Costume t-shirt – Now you can be Master of the Universe!
- CellForCash – If your cell phone model is not on our buy back list and it is over 2 years old chances are it has no wholesale re-marketable value, so why not recycle your cell phones for free.
- Lamp Shade – The ultimate illuminated manuscript, Book of Lights? pop up protagonist emits a tabletop warming glow. A wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp springs to life from the hardy white pages of the bound book, powered by a simple low voltage adapter.
Rocksonics (Jeff Rippe) has released Telephone, a free simple yet highly realistic telephone audio simulator.
This plug-in uses very steep, 6 pole high-pass and low-pass filters to create the telephone audio bandwidth of 350Hz – 3KHz. A granulizer reduces the resolution to 8 bits just like the phone company! Works with both mono and stereo signals.
For proper operation this plug-in must be used as an INSERT on channel, group or master outputs (the processor will produce no output when used as a SEND effect).
Visit Rocksonics for more information and a link to download Telephone.
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on Aug 13, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 12th, 2007:
- Miniot – Natural protection for your iPhone. Carved from a single piece of the finest woods, with your monogram, logo or personal message engraved.
- Sounds from Mountain Park – These are MP3 files that were digitized from Mountain Park’s old 8-track master tapes. The sound quality is consistent with 8-track tapes recorded in the 1970s.
- Prism Collection – If you didn’t splurge on (oh no we’re gonna say it) an iPhone yet, Nokia’s new 7500 and 7900 Prism cell phones are surely worth some consideration.
- Fly Me to the Moon: Space Hotel Sees 2012 Opening – “Galactic Suite,” the first hotel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012 and would allow guests to travel around the world in 80 minutes.
- Album Speech – Collection of Speak & Spell type machines
- The Atlas Mech Case Mod – Congratulations to Don Soules from Michigan for crafting the “Atlas” mech PC case mod.
- Transform an old laptop into a MP3 player – These instructions show how Tony Pascalon transformed an old laptop with a broken screen (white strips on the screen) into a design MP3 player.
Mashable published another list, this time it’s all about the iPhone.
Jordan Chark writes:
Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard of all the iPhone by now, undoubtedly one of the most hyped tech products of the last year. Never have we seen so many applications, resources, hacks, and so much news coverage for one little device. This list is a valiant attempt at bringing together the best of the “iPhone web.”
The list categorizes the resources in iPhone Apps, Resources Collections, Blogs, Podcasts and Hacks.
Check Mashble for the complete list of 75+ iPhone resources.