Fire is an effect plug-in recently created by mdsp (Smartelectronix) for the KRV Developer Challenge. I hadn’t mentioned this plug-in before, but it does some pretty cool stuff so check it out.
Fire is a sort of multitap delay with panning and controllable morphing between settings. Instead of controlling each echo separately, there are a bunch of parametrized functions that you can use to generate various kinds of effects.
If anyone is interested in doing an A/B with Fire on a loop or something send me the result and I’ll post it.
Fire is available as VST for Windows and VST/AU for MacOSX UniversalBinary (AU only seems to work on ppc). Visit mdsp@smartelectronix for a link to download Fire.
Koen Tanghe @ Smartelectronix has released KTDrumTrigger v1.0b5, a VST plugin with custom editor that triggers MIDI notes based on the sound level of the incoming audio stream in different frequency bands.
It allows you to “detect” occurrences of percussive sounds in an audio stream and send out a MIDI event whenever that happens.
Changes for version 1.0b5:
- sharper filters
- support for 24 channels
- possibility to enable/disable channels
Note: Presets are incompatible with previous versions.
Visit Koen Tanghe @ Smartelectronix for more information and a link to download KTDrumTrigger v1.0b5.
mdsp has released LiveCut v0.9.
Livecut is based on BBCut the BreakBeat Cutting library written by Nick Collins for SuperCollider.
LiveCut is a live beat-slicer but instead of manipulating equal chunks of audio like most beatslicer do, it works on the notion of audio cuts whose length and number of repetition depends on the context and the cutting procedure. Cuts are organized in blocks which then form a phrase.
New in v0.9
- Universal Binary, AudioUnit, VST 2.4
- Fadein/Fadeout for declicking
- Cut-aware BitCrusher
- Cut-aware CombFilter
- bugfix: panning fixed
Visit mdsp’s LiveCut page for more information and a link to download LiveCut.
Magnus @ Smartelectronix has updated MjCompressor, a single band compressor with a very transparent sound, due to responding with varying speed as appropriate for the input frequency content.
- attack and release are now separate controls
- convenience parameters that make “New York” style compression easier to do
Visit Magnus @ Smartelectronix for more information and a link to download MjCompressor.
Annti @ Smartelectronix has updated Taurus to beta 4. It now comes with a (pretty sweet) GUI.
Taurus is a virtual recreation of famous bass pedals from the 70′s.
Things modelled in beta 4
- Alias free oscillators
- Finite oscillator reset time
- Nonlinear Moog ladder filter
- Nonlinear VCA
- Nonlinear envelopes (that means solving five non-linear differential equations, realtime!)
- And of course all the rest of control circuitry at component level
Visit Annti @ Smartelectronix for sound clips and a link to download Taurus beta 4.
mdsp @ Smartelectronix has released DuckVerb, a plug-in simular to DuckDelay but with a reverb.
The reverb output is compressed when there is a certain amount of signal present on its input. It allows to use a lot of wet signal on a voice without loosing too much intelligibility.
Also, all the classic tools are now available for both Windows and MacOSX, with a new dedicated GUI.
Visit mdsp @ Smartelectronix for more information and links to download the plug-ins.