Michel Rouzic has released version 1.9 of Photosounder, a software application for turning images into sound.
Every sound you’ve ever heard can be represented as an image and all possible sounds can be made from an image. Only Photosounder truly allows you to transform any sound as an image and to create any possible sound from an image. It is the ultimate bridge between the graphical world and the audio world, bringing the full power of image editing to the service of creating and transforming sounds.
Photosounder is the first audio editor/synthesizer to have an entirely image-based approach to sound creation and editing. Thanks to its powerful and omnipotent synthesis algorithms, it is capable of creating any sound possible. Powerful built-in image editing tools, some yet unknown to general image editing programs, are specifically tailored to enable you to create and edit sounds with ease in ways and with results simply impossible with other programs.
Changes in Photosounder v1.9
Live Synthesis mode added, it makes any change to the image heard instantly with no interruption.
Option to dump/save live synthesis output to an audio file.
Image rotation has been changed to make the image keep the same dimensions, can be applied on individual layers in multi-layer images.
Layers and groups of layers can be disabled.
Fixed layer list in menu in the Mac version to display more than just the names of the layers.
Various bug fixes, improvements and optimisations.
Photosounder for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $175 USD (full license) / $59 USD (non-commercial use).
The full license version of Photosounder is currently on sale at MacUpdate for only $49.99 USD (71% off).
Skytopia has released SonicPhoto, an audio program to convert from pictures to sound.
Use your existing photo collection or draw your own in Photoshop (or any other paint editor) and with a click of a button, watch SonicPhoto create the sound before your eyes.
Inspired by the existing PhotoSounder program from Michel Rouzic, SonicPhoto loses the internal paint editor and sound importer, but gains automatic and convincing stereo, and a unique harmony filter to help create distinct and professional effects ranging from sparkling synths and rippling arpeggios, to roaring bass and metallic drones.
Create an infinite variety of sounds ranging based on the patterns found in any picture.
Instrument and harmony quantization so you can create tonal sounds.
Dozens of in-built presets, so you can immediately try sounds out and experiment.
Convincing stereo is automatically added to all sounds.
Very easy to use GUI with everything you need at a click of a button.
Well thought out system for loading and save custom projects.
Instantly adjust the quality to suit your needs (low for preview, high for final result).
Unlimited upgrades to future versions, and hassle-free installation, without messing about with keys/passwords .
SonicPhoto for Windows is available to purchase starting at $39 USD. A free demo version is also available.
MacUpdate is offering a 47% discount on SplineEQ, a linear phase equalizer plugin for Windows and Mac.
Designed to be simple and flexible, SplineEQ allows you to create filters using Bézier splines, the best known way to design curves. The free trial of SplineEQ is for personal use only, but if you purchase SplineEQ it comes with a full commercial license.
Linear phase equalizer.
Spline-based filter design.
Up to 60 bands (only up to 4 in the free version).
Simple curve modification functions.
Infinite dB to +60 dB gain range.
Adjustable resolution, latency and CPU usage.
SplineEQ (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $9.99 USD until January 28th, 2012, after which is will be $14.25 USD for another 14 days (regular $19 USD). The full commercial license entitles you to free updates, the right to use and sell the resulting audio without limitations and gives access to e-mail support.