Physical Music has released version 2.6 of TimeFreezer, a virtual effect and instrument plug-in which allows you to “freeze” audio.
Infinite sound… Did you ever want to stop a sound just like a snapshot, so that it stays forever, without looping effects and without sounding like a synthesizer? I found a solution. Here it is: the TimeFreezer that freezes all kind of audio material and plays with it.
Changes in TimeFreezer v2.6
- Due to a new algorithm the response is much faster. The latency is now less than a half compared to the previous versions. The TimeFreezerFX is always stereo and now so fast that there is no more need for a mono version.
- The missing channel bug is now fixed, also no more crashes did come.
- It is louder. this means, that passing through the audio with no filter and max volume is the same than the original. Normalized freezes are just under 0 dB.
- The import of 32bit float files is now possible with OSX.
- The software has been compiled with the newest XCode on Snow Leopard and with the newest Visual Studio on Windows.
- The plug-in runs all on 64 bit machines.
TimeFreezer is available to purchase for $99 USD.
More information: Physical Music
VirSyn has announced that iVoxel, the vocoder previously released for iOS, is now available for the Mac platform.
iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder – the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine. iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder.
The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn used by many famous artists – one of them the well known german group Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic.
- Realtime analysis/resynthesis of your voice.
- 20 Channel vocoder.
- Voice spectrum recorder (voxels).
- Over 200 prerecorded voxels included.
- Play your vocoded voice live on keyboard. Drag for slides and vibrato. .
- CoreMIDI support allows use of external MIDI keyboard.
- Monophonic sequencer for notes & lyrics.
- Voice optimized polyphonic synthesizer.
- Time warping of voxels.
- Gender changer.
- Breath noise.
- 12dB Lowpass filter.
- Pitch vibrato with delay.
- Chorus/Delay effects.
- Export of audio recordings.
iVoxel for Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later is available to purchase for $23.99 USD.
More information: VirSyn / iVoxel
Physical Music has released version 2.5 of TimeFreezer, a resynthesis based synthesizer that allows you to “freeze a moment of audio”.
You can load waves of any duration and then browse “live” using the cursor to hear immediately the frozen sound of the selected region.
Changes in TimeFreezer v2.5
- Broadcast waves files can be opened.
- Now in every host you can import wav and aiff files without changing any settings.
- The output is increased by 6 dB.
TimeFreezer is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU) for $99 USD for a single platform, including both the effect and instrument versions. A bundle including PC and Mac platform formats is available for $125 USD.
Physical Music has also announced is is currently developing TimeWorm (working name), a new intelligent delay plug-in – composing new lines automatically from audio input.
More information: Physical Music
Minisoftmusik has released version 1.1 of Symetrizer, an additive synthesizer with resynthesis function and analog style filters.
Changes in Symetrizer v1.1
- New GUI.
- Some performance tweaks.
- Increased stability.
Symetrizer is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows for 40 EUR.
More information: Minisoftmusik
miniSoftMusik has released Symetrizer, an additive synthesizer with resynthesis function and analog style filters.
- Additive synthesizer with resynthesis function.
- 4 additive oscillators.
- Every oscillator has two spectrums with 256 partials.
- 2 multimodefilter.
- 2 XY-Pads.
Symetrizer is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for 40 EUR. A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.
Visit miniSoftMusik for more information.
Expert Sleepers has released Oomingmak, a pitch- and envelope-tracking (re)synthesis effect.
Or, to put it another way, if you feed a sound source (e.g. a guitar) into Oomingmak it will come out sounding like you’re playing an analogue monosynth. Or maybe something else entirely.
- It tracks the pitch and level of the incoming audio and uses them to:
- synthesize an entirely original sound, using classic analogue-style waveforms and subtractive synthesis.
- apply pitch modulation to the incoming audio, while syncing to the original waveform (the classic ‘oscillator sync’ effect, except that the ‘oscillator’ here is your audio).
- The oscillator can also be synced to the incoming audio, and the tracked envelope can be used to modulate the pitch, ﬁlter cut-off and oscillator pulse-width. LFOs are also provided for further modulation possibilities.
- Two ring modulators are also provided, allowing two different combinations of the above sounds to be modulated against each other.
Oomingmak is available for Windows and Mac (AU/VST) for $29 USD. A demo version is available for download here.
To celebrate the release of our first all-new product for quite some time, we’re offering $10 off any other Expert Sleepers product when purchased at the same time as Oomingmak.
Visit Expert Sleepers for more information and audio demos.
Leapfrog Audio has announced a price cut for Rephrase, a powerful phrase editing virtual instrument for Windows PC.
Developer Justin writes:
As is clear, my attention has been elsewhere for the last few years. But I believe there is still life left in Rephrase, and that all it needs is to be made more accessible. So here it is; Rephrase is now available at the reduced price of $75 / €59 / £49. This is in fact a spectacular saving, with more than half the price off the original price! I hope that this move will make high quality pitch shifting, time stretching and general phrase mangling affordable to all.
- High quality resynthesis engine including formant preservation, meaning audio files sound realistic, even when pitched up or down by a large amount.
- Imports monophonic audio files and automatically splits them up into notes. Notes can be played back in-order, allowing changes to timing, pitch and volume of each note via MIDI.
- MIDI export, including drag n drop functionality. Phrases are exported in sync with your music, because of automatic tempo detection, and time stretch synchronisation features. Harmonies can be easily created by sending MIDI on multiple channels.
- Advanced file caching and navigation system to ensure the fastest possible workflow. CPU usage, memory usage and the phrase file format are all highly optimised to ensure a light load on your computer.
- Spectrum based compression, resonant LP/HP/BP filter and high quality reverb for creating vibrato and tremolo effects.
Rephrase is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $75 USD. A demo version can be downloaded here (saving of phrases is disabled, host load/save is disabled, and it outputs silence every 30 seconds).
Visit Leapfrog Audio for more information and some audio demos.