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Audiomeals releases Talkie Box software

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Audiomeals has launched Talkie Box, a walkie-talkie, radio, and telephone voice designer software for Windows and Mac.

Talkie Box is a prototype “all-in-one” audio tool develop to create & design radio voice effects for films & games.

Talkie Box features

  • Walkie-Talkie Emulator: Includes distortion, 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, BandStop and Resonance filters.
  • Radio-Telephone Emulator:
    • Limit your frequency bandwidth. Includes 3-Band Parametric EQ, Resonance & BandPass filters.
    • Dial Pad: Telephone Dial Pad with real sounds. Create your own dialing sounds sequence.
  • Noise Laboratory:
    • Design your own radio background noise and interferences sounds.
    • Up to 6 different noise signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad.
    • Includes High Pass & Low Pass filters and 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Noise Lab Sampler: Once the desired background noise has been designed, you can also trigger this noise as if it were a sampler via Noise Pad. Triggering envelope designer included.
  • Convolution Lab:
    • Design your own voice noisy sounds. Add some noise and bad reception sounds to your voice.
    • Input signal is convolved trough different noisy sound signals. Up to 6 different noisy sound signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad.
    • Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Input depending mode available. Allows activating or deactivating the convolution lab sound depending the input level.
    • For example, you can create some noisy voice sounds and activate them only when the input level is high, so you will only hear these sounds when your voice is louder, creating some interesting and realistic effects.
  • Sampler:
    • Up to 6 pre-loaded radio & walkie-talkie sounds available.
    • You can also load your own sample; triggering envelope designer.
    • Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Morse Code Test Tone Generator: Generate your own Morse Code messages.
  • Plug-in Strip Rack:
    • You can load up to 2 plug-ins (VST/AU) into the audio chain.
    • Serial & Parallel plug-in processing options.
    • Save & Load plug-in presets. Export .fxp files.
  • Master EQ: Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass & Low Pass filters.
  • Compressor: Add some compression or limiting to your audio signal.
  • Bitter: Add some extra distortion by reducing the sample rate.
  • Input & Output Routing: Send audio from any DAW/Audio Editor to TalkieBox or from TalkieBox to any software.
  • MIDI: MIDI Learn. Control any fader & sampler pad via MIDI device.
  • Recording:
    • 8/16/24/32-bits & WAV/AIFF Formats.
    • Simultaneously dry/wet recording mode available; it allows you to process again the original source content (your voice) to apply some edits or to create some variations before the final recording.
  • Audio Player: Play any file from your computer into Talkie Box.
  • Video Player: Play video files from your computer for better audio/video synchronization.
  • Preset Manager: Create your own presets. Store & recall the whole session data.

Talkie Box for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $10 USD / 8 EUR.

More information: Audiomeals / Talkie Box

Voltage Disciple releases IR Voltage Radio Sampler free Live pack

Voltage Disciple

Voltage Disciple has announced the release of IR Voltage Radio Sampler, a free Ableton Live instrument pack.

Voltage Disciple is updating its website and product range and will be shortly releasing some new products. To get things started why not start with some free stuff, we like free.

Get our IR Voltage Radio Sampler here

It replicates a radio scanning the atmosphere for mysterious numbers stations …Enjoy. Don’t forget to give us a like on Facebook while you are there.

The IR Voltage Radio Sampler pack is compatible with Live 9 and Live 9 Suite.

More information: Voltage Disciple / IR Voltage Radio Sampler

echo | collective releases Squelch radio sound fx library for Kontakt

Echo Collective Squelch

echo | collective has launched Squelch, a full featured interactive radio instrument and sound effects library.

The Squelch sound library is a collection of 6 radios, walkie talkies, and CBs recorded both through the speakers and in some cases through the line outs. Each device served up a broad palette of static, beeps, clicks, squelches, and random idle chatter.

The Kontakt instrument is a unique performable radio device designed for experimentation and discovery of the broad palette of sounds. It also includes a classic spring reverb unit with a custom interface created from a Pioneer SR202W. See the Kontakt interface here.

These authentic radio recordings are useful in sound design/film applications and can be twisted out into musical and sound design effects.

Squelch features

  • 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files.
  • 93 unique recordings with hundreds of individual sounds.
  • 1.8 Gb of sound.
  • 1 really cool Kontakt unlocked .nki file.
  • .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 4 or higher.

The sound library costs $15 USD.

More information: echo | collective / Squelch

Cupwise FX Radio Junk effect plugin

Cupwise FX Radio Junk

Cupwise FX has entered the Radio Junk effect plugin in the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

Radio Junk is a small but unique suite of effects made from 2 junky old radios, one solid-state (from the 70s) and the other a tube radio (from the 50s). The radios were ‘sampled’ using technology similar but superior to the common convolution impulses out there. It’s called Nebula, and it can capture the sound of what’s being sampled at different dynamic levels, and it can also capture some of the distortion, unlike standard convolution.

These effects use a variant of the Nebula tech called ‘Acqua’, which just means that these are stand-alone effects, and you don’t need Nebula to load them (it’s built in, basically). The radios were sampled in extreme ways to get some nasty lo-fi effects.

Since these were made with the Nebula technology, they will sound different from other plug-ins out there.

Radio Junk is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in.

More information: Cupwise FX / Radio Junk

Les Productions Zvon releases Memory Collection Pack 02

Les Productions Zvon Memory Collection Pack 02

Les Productions Zvon has released Memory Collection Pack 02, a sample library featuring public domain samples.

The samples in this collection are taken from Public Domain video documents: 36 TV ads, 7 feature movies, 19 documentaries and 6 short films. Many of the documentaries are from and about the early days of radio and television.

It’s named Memory Collection because by definition works in the Public Domain are from the past, a past often not very distant but sadly also often forgotten or ignored. This collection brings back some of the sounds from the past.

The Memory Collection sample pack 02 has 3,313 (1.32 GB) including voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley, and music.

Memory Collection Pack 02 is available to purchase as donationware (minimum $17.50 USD). A free preview (101 samples) can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: Les Productions Zvon / The Memory Collection

iRadeo online audio streaming platform

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iRadeo

iRadeo is an online audio streaming platform where you can start your custom online radio station and broadcast to the world.

iRadeo is an all-in-one solution for radio stations, podcasters, musicians, music fans, promoters and music labels. Our platform is easy to implement and scalable with a variety of plans to fit the needs of our users. No matter what your message is, iRadeo provides a powerful way to deliver it to an unlimited audience.

iRadeo features

  • Fully customize your player and station settings.
  • Player auto-updates with every audio upload.
  • Embed your player on any website or blog.
  • High quality online audio streaming.
  • Nothing to download and no technical skills required.

iRadeo offers both free and paid plans.

More information: iRadeo

Haunted House Records Dirty Electronics 2, radio transmission inspired loops

Haunted House Records Dirty Electronics 2

Sounds To Sample has released Dirty Electronics 2, a sample pack by Haunted House Records.

Dirty and destructive synthesis combines with aircraft transmissions and radio interceptions to create 343 filthy riffs, degraded dronescapes, bit-crushed communications and more.

Top secret radio and data transmissions, including voice, machine and scrambled signals from aircraft beacons and re-pitched satellite communications are mangled, mashed and processed to create insanely textured and gritty loops laced with distortion: perfect for all forms of electronic dance music: add texture to cinematic electroscapes, nasty noise loops to a industrial techno bruiser or cut chop or sidechain in add depth to electro or breaks stormer.

Dirty Electronics 2 features

  • 343 wav files (24bit/44kHz).
  • All loops tempo-labeled (120, 128, 130, 135BPM).
  • Each sound is provided with six unique variants, giving you a host of creative possibilities in your next electronic production.

Dirty Electronics 2 is available to purchase as a download for 23.49 EUR.

More information: Sounds To Sample / Dirty Electronics 2

Short links for September 7th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Headgear Drone Machine by Tristan Shone

# Drone Machines by Tristan Shone.

Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry.

The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine.

The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.

# Masonverb by Brian Green: The masonverb is a diy mic with a reverb like effect to it, basically its a glass plate reverb, it was made by building a contact mic into a masonjar which leads to the name.

# Chord Triggering in Ableton Live (Vimeo)

This video shows you how to use Ableton Live’s clips as chord banks and trigger them with one key. It also touches on the following features: Follow Action, Launch Modes, Midi Mapping & Routing, Pitch (midi plugin)

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# The Problem with Digital Music

Interesting article by sound designer Tim Prebble.

Is there a problem with digital music? Its so odd reading about the endless piracy & copyright problems, and how the music industry is apparently suffering & dieing when to me, contemporary music feels more vibrant than ever. Every week I discover new music & not just ‘new’ bands, but often highly evolved music that has existed for a number of years, but for whatever reason I just had never heard before. In many ways I think what I am enjoying is the new democracy where I am more likely to discover a new independent band or composer, than have a new act promoted and/or forced upon me by dinosaurs…

But for the moment lets ignore music of the past & consider contemporary music, music that has been created with no involvement or reliance on the old music industry. What are the problems associated with it?

Youth Music Box

# Youth Music Box – Youth Music – Music is Power

Youth Music Box is a free, interactive musical experience, allowing you to create your own unique track and video using cutting edge technology, all in under 10 minutes!

Youth Music Box is currently living at the Royal Festival Hall, London and is a chance for anyone of any age to take part in making music – whether you’re an accomplished musician or complete beginner.

# Waveformless: 5 Non-Musical Purchases to Improve Your Life in the Studio

Tom Shear lists some things that come in handy in your studio.

Being a musician can be expensive. I tend to break down musical purchases into "sexy" and "non-sexy" categories. Buying a new synth? Sexy. Buying MIDI cables? Non sexy. The thing is, a lot of the time, it's the non-sexy purchases that can make the biggest difference in our day to day lives in the studio. So today I'm going to concentrate on a few of these that I've found particularly important.

d-touch

# d-touch.org – The d-touch sequencer and the d-touch drum machine are fully and freely available for download (Registration needed)! Please try them out and spread the word!

Audio d-touch is a collection of applications for real-time musical composition and performance, with very special user interfaces. The collection includes a drum machine and a sampling sequencer, both are controlled by spatially arranging physical objects on an interactive table surface. Each object represents a sound, and its position with respect to the surface is mapped to certain playback parameters. For example, the horizontal position of an object represents the timing of the sound. The system is extremely low cost and now it can be freely and fully downloaded from http://www.d-touch.org/audio. All is needed to get audio d-touch to work is a standard computer (PC or Mac) with a webcam and a printer.

# Behringer’s Latest Rip-Off Job: Apple.com

Peter Kirn writes:

Look out: Behringer, already a notorious rip-off artist, is taking the “first step in [the] company’s reinvention of online presence.” I shudder to think what the coming steps will look like. But yes, the new site looks a wee bit familiar. It actually gets worse as you dig into the layout.

Is anyone really surprised? Don’t we all know Behringer’s game already?

The Conet Project

# The Conet Project – Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

For more than 30 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are transmitted by hundreds of “Numbers Stations”.

Shortwave Numbers Stations are a perfect method of anonymous, one way communication. Spies located anywhere in the world can be communicated to by their masters via small, locally available, and unmodified Shortwave receivers. The encryption system used by Numbers Stations, known as a “one time pad” is unbreakable. Combine this with the fact that it is almost impossible to track down the message recipients once they are inserted into the enemy country, it becomes clear just how powerful the Numbers Station system is.

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# Infinitely Expandable Sound Computation Engine – Symbolic Sound Announces Software for Chaining Together Two or More Paca and Pacarana Sound Computers Under Control of Kyma Sound Design Software.

CHAMPAIGN IL—August 27, 2009—Symbolic Sound Corporation has expanded the real-time sound-computing power of its Paca(rana) sound engine by making it possible for Kyma sound designers to chain two or more multiprocessor Paca(rana)s together via the built-in A/B Expansion ports. To the Kyma software, a network of Paca(rana)s appears as a single sound computation engine with multiple processors. Kyma automatically detects the number of available processors and schedules the execution of DSP-intensive signal processing and synthesis algorithms across multiple processors.

# Melodica boom sampler instrument – A free Ableton Live Sampler instrument by boomstix.