Pyjaman has released version 0.5 of tgr, a freeware random sample player for Windows PC.
tgr v0.5 features
- 2 sample slots
- piezzo sensibility
- 4 store slots for each sample
- random repetition
- pitch and random control
- random and size control
The plug-ins require the Pluggo run-time.
Visit Pyjaman to download tgr.
Gavin Murray from the London School of Sound has released LSS DJeq, a freeware equalizer plugin designed specifically to emulate the controls found on the best DJ mixers.
- Rotary controls for Low, Mid and High frequencies.
- Dedicated Kill switches.
- Optimized for live performance, with large buttons and knobs easy to read and grab even with a laptop track-pad.
- EQ range has been specifically designed to allow for traditional DJ use, with a range that goes from complete cut to + 6dB.
Note: While the plugin might work in other VST-compatible hosts, the LSS DJeq is the result of user feedback from the Ableton Live courses at the London School of Sound, and as such it was meant only as a plugin for Ableton Live.
LSS DJeq requires the Pluggo runtime from Cycling ’74 (free).
Visit the London School of Sound website for more information and a link to download LSS DJeq.
Defective Records has released version 2.0 of Major Malfunction, a mangle, glitch & fsu effect for Ableton Live.
Major Malfunction v2.0 – Glitch for your Ableton Live
Major Malfunction is an audio plugin (Mac only) that mutates your Ableton Live audio in real time, under your control.
New in v2.0
- new multi mode, allows for multiple effects per step
- in multi mode, allows for serial or parallel routing
- in serial multi mode, can rearrange effects in any order
- dramatic efficiency improvements compared with previous versions
- small bug fixes
Major Malfunction costs $25 USD. A demo is available for download (it will beep at you every 20 seconds).
Visit Defective Records for more information and audio demos.
Soultracker has released ABS3 beta, a freeware beat slicer type VST plugin for Windows PC.
ABS, Automated Breaking Science, is an extended version of soultrackers BreakGarbage plugin. It is based on Automatic Breakbeat Cutting Methods by Nick Collins.
- Step sequencer with Gain and Gate
- HP/LP and comb filters
- Reverse play, random
- Time control, beat/slice/duration
- Glitch effect
- Automation of all parameters
This plugin requires the requires Pluggo runtime.
There’s a demo video on Soultracker showcasing ABS3, looks like tons of fun. Unfortunately I couldn’t get it to work on FL Studio 7, let me know if you do.
Visit Soultracker for more information and a link to download the latest version of ABS3 beta.
TriTone has released ClassicTone-56 and PulTone-FL as VST plug-ins for Windows PC (via Pluggo).
ClassicTone-56 is a true-to-the-original recreation of one of the best sounding graphic EQs ever made.
- 10 independent bands, from low to high the bands are: 31 Hz, 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz and 16 kHz
- Gain Fader, adjusts the gain between -12 dB and +12 dB
PulTone-FL is a recreation of a super-sweet passive program filter set, one of the best ways to tweak and shape tracks to create space in a mix or to create limited frequency range effects like the classic “telephone” vocal.
- Bands: Two filter bands
- Low-cut frequencies: 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 150 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 750 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.5 kHz and 2 kHz
- Hi-cut frequencies: 1.5 kHz, 2 kHz, 3 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz, 12 kHz and 15 kHz
- Filter-to-Boost Slider, use the slider below each band to move between the far left position (full cut, true to the original) and the far right positions (full expand, the reverse curve of the full cut)
The ClassicTone-56 costs $99 USD, while the PulTone-FL costs $79 USD.
Visit TriTone for more information and links to download demos of ClassicTone-56 and PulTone-FL.
Cycling ’74 has announced a major new upgrade to Max/MSP/Jitter.
According to David Zicarelli, Max 5 is based on being easier to use, easier to learn, and easier to deal with.
Highlights of Max 5
Easier to Use
- Multiple undo is available
- Objects interact with time in ways that are more meaningful than milliseconds
- The patcher is variable resolution and can be zoomed in and out
- A simplified and more consistent interface, identical on Mac and Windows
- A new object palette (with nice big resizable icons!) works as a visual catalog
Easier to Learn
- The documentation is completely integrated into the user interface
- A searchable database of objects, media, examples, and documentation integrates all of the provided material
- Introductory tutorials have been completely rewritten, and include integrated patches
- New interactive debugging tools make figuring out what your patch is doing (almost) fun
- Third-party object developers can now use all of our documentation tools for their products
Easier to Deal With
- The interface can easily be localized and customized
- A new file format is more readable, extensible and reliable
- Support for Unicode text and filenames
- A new interface layer — “Presentation Mode” – provides a new way to build user interfaces without cluttering your patch
- The installation and authorization experience is vastly improved
Max 5 will be released in the first quarter of 2008, and will include (and require) new versions of MSP and Jitter.
Since I have no Max experience other than using some of the VST plug-ins with the Pluggo run-time, I’ll recommend reading the CDM post on Max 5 for more insight and comments.
Visit Cycling ’74 for more information.