Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Egoist, a groove instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it! Try your mp3 library and use it a a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.
Slicer — The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.
Bass & Beat — Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!
Effectrix inside — The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!
Song Sequencer — Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.
Always special — The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!
Egoist for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is avaialble for purchase for 99 EUR / $99 USD.
K-Devices has introduced Herse, a new Max for Live device audio effect designed to rearrange and process audio in real time, released in partnership with Ableton.
HERSE is perfect to refine your sound, massively or slightly. You can heavily process your drum loops, or add echoes and cuts and clicks to guitar, voice, or any other kind of source. As an audio effect, HERSE works with live audio input, so you can use it with your clips, or just feeding it singing, playing any external or virtual instrument.
It’s composed by two main section: the slicer grid, and sequencers based effects. The buffer works tightly linked to the audio input, so you do not need to wait before start slicing, just hit play and go!
HERSE lets you apply different effects amount to any step: each parameter takes advantage of an exclusive step sequencer. Developed on the Max 6 engine, taking advantage of gen~, HERSE supports both 32 and 64 bit mode. No external objects are used in HERSE.
Herse is available to purchase at the Ableton Pack Shop for 19 EUR / $29 USD. Requires Ableton Live 9.0.1 or higher and Max 6.1.6 or higher.
K-Devices has also launched two special offers in celebration of the release of Herse.
Dropped price on Drumk2!
To celebrate the availability or HERSE, our new slicer, we are offering a special discount on our other slicer DRUMK 2: until March 31st CET 2014 it will be available at 19€, the same price of HERSE, instead of 29€ as normally. For an exhaustive features comparison please check the table at bottom of HERSE product page.
The Deal: get more M4L power for less!!
Applying the code kdeal to the cart, customers now can get a 20% of discount automatically. This offer is available on orders bigger than 50€.
Kymatica has launched Sector, a stochastic sample slice sequencer for iPad.
Slice and sequence your loops with a network of markov-chain connections. Introduce order with the probability-based coin-flipping pattern sequencer. Bend time with warp functions for glitches and modulations. Tweak and trigger in real time performance. Get anything between rigid control and random chaos.
Sector v0.9 features
High quality 32-bit audio engine.
Stream audio to other apps in Audiobus or Inter-App Audio.
Import samples and loops from AudioShare or using “Open in” from other apps.
The next update will feature MIDI clock sync and in-app recording and exporting of loops.
Sector for iPad is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.
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.
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