Peter Dines has released Loupe 2, a sample manipulation instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Loupe is a Reaktor ensemble that assigns freeform sections of a sample to different MIDI notes and allows them to be pitched, reversed, resized, filtered and enveloped individually. The incoming MIDI notes do not repitch the sample directly , but you can manually adjust each slice / key’s tuning to create more complex melodic variation out of your source sample.
Changes in Loupe 2
Autoslicing function – set base note, number of slices, and hit the slice button to automatically map sample segments across the keyboard. Works great on beatloops as well as melodic material.
New GUI with color coded per-slice parameters and polyphonic slice markers mapped across the waveform display.
Visual feedback showing the effect of position LFO.
Improved slice reverse function.
Delay mode: slice parameters, repitching, slice areas, filter, reverse and envelope can be mapped to live audio, with buffer freeze features.
A one-knob “clarify” control rolls off the bass and boosts treble so your samples sit better in the mix.
MIDI mappable per-slice fine start and length controls allow you to fine tune slice position from a MIDI controller without reaching for the mouse.
A new Hold control sustains struck notes, freeing your hands to perform with the global controls.
TouchOSC iPad template is included in the archive.
Improved slice position LFO and other small tweaks and bugfixes.
Quadelectra has released BeatChop, a slicer Rack Extension for Propellerheads Reason.
BeatChop can playback ANY part of the buffer as a slice and create from simple beat repeats, to stunning stutter effects.
BeatChop Realtime Slicer from Quadelectra, is a new creative FX category on its own! Just set its buffer length, and BeatChop will cycle-record the incoming audio you feed it, slice it in real time, and map it to your MIDI keyboard, as if it was a sliced loop!
Simple beat repeats? Stutter effects and tape stops? Glitches and scratches or even audio arpeggiation? BeatChop has you covered, and gives you in-depth control to maneuver your audio! All in real time! No sampling, editing or slicing necessary!
BeatChop is available from the Propellerhead Shop, priced at 55 EUR.
Synthescience.com webpage gets a full content update and now delivers 18!! more effects/processors plugins to join the two allready published synths, Prodigious & Poly 2106.
Taking a big jump from two to twenty free unrestricted full featured products was the best way we could find to mark our statement into this new year, now meet the new faces at products/effects processors area and hope you enjoy the looks & features, the synthescience team…
Delay Box is one of the 18 new free effect plug-ins by Synthescience.
Twisted Tools has updated the Rolodecks loop slicer multi-effect built for Native Instruments Reaktor to version 1.06.
Control Twisted Tools Rolodecks from your iPad.
The update features a tightly integrated Lemur template and mapped instrument allowing users to control Rolodecks using their iPad. The integration takes advantage of Reaktor 5.8‘s brand new OSC capabilities, providing Rolodecks users with touch control over every single parameter and setting. Furthermore, thanks to Reaktor 5.8 the Lemur template can be used to control Rolodecks in either standalone or plugin mode.
In addition to the free Lemur template, the update includes a number of small improvements to Rolodecks.
Changes in Rolodecks v1.06
Lemur template and mapped instrument for Liine’s Lemur App for iPad (iPad and Lemur app not included).
Numerous small fixes and improvements.
Rolodecks costs $49 USD, Rolodecks Pro is $69 USD. The update is free for registered users.
Fluffy Audio has introduced AudioTrap, a plugin which is able to capture a small chunk of audio from your favourite DAW and play with it in a number of different ways.
It can recreate stutter effects, enables loop remixing in a number of different ways. It allows to catch a single note of a live instrument and to play with it like you would do with a classical sampler.It is a very useful instrument for live musicians, DJ and people who loves to experiment with sound.
Low CPU utilization.
Sampler mode for playing melodies from a single captured sample.
Slicer mode for constructing time cuts, breaks and stutters or to create variations of a rythmic pattern.
Intuitive UI for effective usability.
ADSR Filter for amplitude envelope control.
Engine Optimized with support to SSE2 instructions.
32 and 64 Bit Support.
AudioTrap is available for Windows (VST), priced at 39 EUR / $49 USD. A free AudioTrap Lite version is also available.
Marcos Alonso has released Samplr, an iPad app that lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly with your fingers.
Make music and play with sound by touching it with your fingers.
Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.
With an interface designed for live performance, Samplr gives the musician quick and precise access to all the instrument functionality at any time. Unlike other apps that try to recreate real life instruments or interaction concepts from traditional computers Samplr was designed from the very beginning for Multi-Touch devices.
7 different play modes: Slicer, Looper, E-bow, Tape, Scratch, Keyboard and Loop Player.
6 simultaneous samples (with 6 voices each).
5 sound effects per sample: Distortion, Filter, Amplitude Modulator, Feedback Delay and Reverb.
High quality audio engine.
Detailed user guide.
Import your own samples (WAV) through iTunes.
Ready to use sample library.
The app is available at the iTunes App Store, priced at $4.99 USD.