, effect plugins
, Oli Larkin
, pitch shift and time stretch
, ring modulator
Posted in news
on Sep 27, 2007
Oli Larkin has released the Endless Series, four effect plugins based on an auditory illusion known as “Circular Pitch” or more commonly the “Shepard Tone/Scale” after Roger N. Shepard who discovered it in the 1960s.
Endless Series features
- Specify glissando or chromatic (stepped) mode
- Change the rate and direction of the tone/effect
- Adjust the base-pitch of the tone/effect
- Mix between two different amplitude envelopes
- Spread the partials across the stereo image
- Presets and manual included
Endless Tone can be used to synthesize classic Shepard/Risset tones. It can also be used as a ring modulator either using an internal sine wave or the audio input for the carrier signal.
Endless Flanger is a circular pitch (barber-pole) flanger – instead of flanging up and down the frequency spectrum, it appears to continuously flange in one direction.
Endless Phaser works in the same way but rather than using delay lines, it uses filters to produce its effect.
Endless Shifter provides a further variation by using pitch shifting to impose the illusion of circular pitch on the source material.
The Endless Series is available for Windows VST/RTAS and Mac VST/AU/RTAS UB and costs £15 GBP.
The plug-ins require Pluggo Runtime 3.61 or higher to run.
Visit Oli Larkin for more information, audio demos and a link to download the demo of the Endless Series (every 20 seconds you will hear a beep. Endless Tone has no demo restrictions).
Pyjaman has released dtrk, a new freeware Pluggo VST plug-in for Windows.
dtrk is a freeware VSTi sample player for long mp3 files featuring controls for speed, time and groove.
Pyjaman’s plug-ins require the Pluggo run-time, which you can download freely from the Cycling ’74 website.
Visit Pyjaman’s website to download dtrk.
Taprik (Zombideo) has released DAX, a freeware Pluggo plugin for Mac OS X and Windows.
DAX is a tempo synced delay effect.
- Set amount of delays
- Feedback control
- Set beats per measure and lenght of the sample
Visit Zombideo to download DAX for Mac OSX or Windows. (You will need the free Pluggo runtime, also available on the DAX page)
[CodeOperator] has released URSonic IIR-Reverb, a reverb plugin for VST, AU and RTAS made with Pluggo.
From the product page:
It is very colorfull and has a high density. IIR-Reverb comes with a 5 Band full Parametric Graphical based Equaliser that you can edit the reverb tail in every frequency you like. You can form every space you need, especially Drum Rooms.
Since IIR-Reverb is made with Pluggo-MAX/MSP from cycling74, you will need the Pluggo-Runtime (version 3.6.x or higher) to use IIR-Reverb.
IIR-Reverb can be purchased for $199.
Visit [CodeOperator] for more information and a link to download the demo of URSonic IIR-Reverb (demo-version will mute the effect 10 sec every 30 sec).
Soultracker has updated Bazz-ID, a freeware VSTi synth based on FM synthesis.
Bazz-ID is a Bassline synth with 3 bass levels, using 3 FM generators (High/Bass and Sub-Bass/Medium).
- some bugs fixed
- saving functions are now fully operational
- new skin
Bazz-ID requires Cycling ’74 Pluggo.
Visit Soultracker for more information and a link to download Bazz-ID for Windows or Mac OSX.
Pyjaman has released three new Pluggo VST plug-ins, sqfx, sqrp and sqrpd.
sqfx includes reverb, degrader and frequency shift effects, which can be triggered by a step sequencer. It has many randomize options (seq, fx, level & release, all).
Pyjaman sqfx v0.1
sqrp is a step sequenced arp. Controls include speed & swing, the amount of bars for the sequences and a number of randomize options. It also features MIDI in.
sqrpd is simular to sqrp, with the addition of a sample player. You can enable looping of the sample and set loop start/end points. The sample can also be fine tuned.
The plug-ins require the Pluggo run-time.
Visit Pyjaman’s website to download sqfx, sqrp and sqrpd.