Sonic Charge has announced that its Bitspeek real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect is now available for Reason.
Rack Extensions for Reason was released today and we are proud to be able to offer Bitspeek in their store from day 1. The Rack Extension format has been in the making for a long time and has taken many sharp turns. From the very conception of Record, it has always been the intention to add plug-in support and as a consultant I’ve been involved in at least three entirely different solutions (and yes, one of them was to simply add VST and AU support). It has taken its time, but the final technology is amazingly well-designed and I have high hopes for the future of this format.
Resynthesize audio in Propllerhead’s Reason with the Bitspeek Rack Extension.
Compared to the AU/VST version, Bitspeek RE adds the following features:
Stereo analysis and resynthesis. The stereo image (pan and width) of the incoming audio is analyzed and resynthesized.
Improved volume tracking algorithm with much better transient response and consistency across source material and sample-rates.
External audio input allows you to use the formant filter on any material.
Lots of CV ins and outs for integrating into your rack and scoring high on geekness factor.
Comes with a selection of Combinators that demonstrates the possibilities with the extra inputs and outputs.
Bitspeek RE is available to purchase from the Rack Extension store for $49 USD / 39 EUR (incl. VAT).
Sonic Charge has announced it is now beta testing Permut8, a new effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
In an attempt to make life a bit more exciting we are currently beta testing two new releases simultaneously. One is a VST/AU called Permut8. You can see and hear it on our home page if you manage to solve the puzzle first. We don’t give anything for free here at Sonic Charge, not even screenshots or demo tracks :P.
Couldn’t help myself ruining the screenshot puzzle, sorry! But what exactly is Permut8? Solve the puzzle at Sonic Charge’s website and have a listen at the sound demo for more clues.
Permut8 is expected to be released this summer. A beta version is available now (requires signup and impressive CV).
Sonic Charge is also working on Bitspeek RE, an adaptation of Bitspeek for Propellerheads new Rack Extension technology.
It adds some minor features compared to the VST/AU. For example it will analyse the stereo image of the source material and then reproduce it with the built-in synthesizer. What excites us the most about this port though, is the routing possibilities you get with Reason. Here is a video of an early prototype that shows a little bit of what you can do
Bitspeek RE will be ready when Reason 6.5 is launched this month.
Propellerhead Software has posted a video featuring various third party developers who are working on bringing their products to the Reason platform with Rack Extensions.
3rd party devs on Rack Extensions: Rob Papen, Magnus Lindström (Sonic Charge), Dave Spiers (GForce), Kurt Kurasaki & Makoto Kobayasgi (Korg), Angus Hewlett (FXpansion), Rico Baade & Robert Fehse (Sugar Bytes), Niklas Odelholm (Softube), Urs Heckmann (u-he).
Meet some of the developers bringing Rack Extension devices to Reason’s rack! Rack Extensions allow 3rd party developers to bring their expertise, sounds, and inspiring workflow into Reason by merging some of the best elements of typical plugin expandability with the best elements of Reason’s ongoing commitment to stability, efficiency, and musicality.
In this video you’ll get a look at some of the first Rack Extensions to arrive in Reason’s rack, hear direct from the developers themselves and, most importantly, see just how massive this expansion will be for your music.
Soundcells has updated its Greenhouse ReFill for Reason to version 2.
“Greenhouse v2″ is an awesome ReFill based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer; without doubt, one of the most innovative plugins of recent years.
Greenhouse contains 155+ combinator patches that provide an insight into the highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer. In addition, some One-Shot-FX kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. Greenhouse also includes 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing…) from the MicroTonic plugin.
Version 2 is adding 30 combinator patches based on 370+ new Synplant samples…
Greenhouse v2 features
159 combinator patches full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character.
135 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators, 7 Redrum kits.
850 Synplant samples, 830 MB uncompressed.
37 drum samples and 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic plugin.
5 demo tracks are included.
Greenhouse v2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of 19.90 EUR until April 10th, 2012 (regular 27.90 EUR).