reFuse Software has released a Windows version of Lowender, a subharmonic synthesizer reminiscent of classic analog dual-band bass enhancer circuits.
More than a simple EQ, the Lowender creates new bass content from your existing audio material. From post-production houses to disco floors, from high-powered live sound to rock, dub, and metal studio productions, the characteristic rumble of the subharmonic synthesizer has been an engineer’s best-kept secret for years. Now, finally, you can get those low lows from within your favorite DAW application!
Gate, drive, and output filter controls
Operates in three different frequency ranges to match program material
Analog modeling – no FFT shenanigans!
Lowender is now available as a native VST plug-in for Windows PC, and as a Pluggo plug-in for Mac (Native Mac VST and AU coming soon. Native RTAS coming soonish). It is available to purchase for $49 USD.
Synmergic has released of beta version of Loop Editor, a VST plug-in that focuses on creating and editing musical patterns online.
Your on going music project remains private, having its own tempo, VST instruments and FX…, in other words having its own unique musical character, while at the same time everything you do in this plugin is by principle public. The plugin connects directly to the synmergic server where the musical patterns exist and allows you to edit them as part of your project by joining the available creative sessions. Changes made to these patterns are directly reflected to anyone who uses them in his own project.
Each creative session comprises audio events which form the musical pattern. The patterns are edited in common by the participants of the corresponding creative session. Although the musical patterns are shared among various projects, this plugin is not about sharing static audio loops or bits of music, but instead it is about interaction and joining the creative process of others.
Synmeric Loop Editor features
Audio is generated by a linear FM synthesizer enhanced with real time audio input and noise features.
Each event has its own FM parameters and a dedicated envelop so that the synmergic VST plug-in comprises a versatile tool for creating audio loops.
Each participant of a creative session can add or delete events and change any parameter of an existing one. The changes are automatically updated for the rest of the participants.
The various projects connected to the available creative sessions form a network of on-going musical creations.
Multiple instances of the plug-in can be loaded at the same time and each one of them can join a different creative session.
Create sets of up to 16 snapshots and activate them on the fly while you are playing back your project.
Synmergic Loop Editor is available as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows PC (requires Pluggo Runtime, Microsoft .NET v3 and Java runtime/JRE).
Edward Loveall has released Downplay, DelayGrains and Modlove, three free effect plug-ins for Mac.
Presented are 3 plugins, a Downsampler/Bitcrusher (Downplay), an LFO based, modulation plugin (Modlove) and a granular delay buffer playback effect (DelayGrains). All plugins were created with Max/MSP 4.6.3 and the Pluggo API. The interfaces are custom designed and coded as well, using Max’s JSUI Objects and the OpenGL language.
Also the song “Net Neutrality” is an example showcasing the plugins abilities on live tracks. A video describing the plugins and delivering the song is included.
Edward Loveall plug-ins
Downplay, a hiresolution Downsampler and Bit Crusher. With it, you can add a tasteful degraded quality to your music, or add a sharp edge to your bassline, drums or synths.
Delaygrains, a granular delay buffer playback effect. It uses a delay buffer to modify currently playing back audio. Interesting glitch sounds and certain pitch shifting effects can be obtained by tuning its controls.
Modlove, an LFO based, modulation plugin. It can be used for pulsating beats, a buttery tremolo, twangy textures and even ring modulation.
The plug-ins are available as a free download for Mac (requires Pluggo Runtime).
Human Touch Technology has released version 1.6.1 of Sika Oriental Scale, a free SoundFont player for Windows and Mac.
Sika is a free sound font player dedicated to oriental and Arabic scales with 9 popular oriental instruments and the ability to play Arabic traditional scales accompanied with beat track (Maksoom style)
Changes in Sika Oriental Scale v1.6.1
User banks can now be saved with the song.
New panic button (fixes sound problem with some hosts).
Fixed AU Validation issues in “Logic pro 8.x”.
Works properly with “FL Studio 8″.
Sika Oriental Scale is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows and Mac (requires Pluggo runtime).