Soundhack has released Mac AU/VST updates of Delay Trio and Freesound, two bundles of free effect plug-ins.
SoundHack Delay Trio is a group of three plugins derived from the same basic delay algorithm: a hermite interpolated delay line with variable modulation, and a feedback loop with dc blocking and saturation. Pitch shifting is achieved with a dual head crossfading delay (ala Eltro Tempophon/Dennis Gabor/Pierre Schaeffer phonogene) and is decidedly low-ﬁ. The saturating feedback also allows them to be great drone and noise generators.
The freesound bundle is a collection of vst/rtas/au, mac/windows plugins that i have developed while teaching at UCSD and CalArts.
Changes in Delay Trio v7.0
VST graphic offset fixed.
AU parameter update fixed.
+delay loses square modulation, gets more analog square modulation.
VST type collision fixed.
Occasional silence in delay fixed.
Changes in Freesound v7.0
AU parameter update fixed.
VST GUI offset for WaveLab7 fixed.
Exploding compander fixed.
Unresponsive AU in REAPER fixed.
The updates are now available to download from the Soundhack website. RTAS and Windows updates will follow.
Soundhack has released +phasor, a free phaser shifter effect for Mac.
Tom Erbe writes:
not a big deal – but i wrote a little phase shifter last year, and thought it would be nice to share it. it is only vst macintosh now. once i port it to au/rtas/vst mac/win i’ll probably add it to one of my freeware bundles.
Soundhack +phasor is available as a free download for Mac (VST) here.
Calvin Cardioid posted a lovely video on his ditto blog.
There's a little bit of variety here, ranging from such sounds as the simple Boss DD-3, to the heavier thick tone of the Moog MF104SD, to the craziness of the Eowave Spacebug, and even to the crispy digital artifact sounding OTO Biscuit. Throughout the video, I'm just playing common synth patches in mono with one hand, while the other tweaks the pedals.
Welcome to Sonic Terrain, your source for sounds in the field! Today we are very glad to start with this adventure and we hope you like it as we do. There’s no other reason for this rather than the community and the passion for recording sounds from the world.
What is Sonic Terrain?
In the last few years, social media and blogs have changed the way we interact and learn from other people over the world. This has been especially true in the world of professional sound and audio production/post-production, where a recent proliferation of blogs, websites, and online communities have allowed both emerging talent and established professionals to interact, share, and collaborate with one another.
Sonic Terrain is the brainchild of Miguel Isaza, was co-founded by he and Nathan Moody, and enjoys the deep support and involvement of Colin Hart. You can also find very enjoyable stories from our pro contributors Michael Raphael and Charles Maynes.
Last week Yuri Suzuki had his first major show open in London (KK Outlet) until the end of September. Featuring some old works and new ones, each giving a playful physical interaction with sound, such as…
“Colour Chaser detects and follows black line whilst it reads the colour and translate the colour RGB data into sound.”
We have just released the first complete version of the SoundHack externals for PD & Max. These externals replicate most of the SoundHack plugins and are offered free of charge.
Included in this collection are externals for amplitude shaping and distortion (+compand~, +chebyshev~ & +decimate~), single-head, multi-head, pitchshifting and granular delays (+delay~, +pitchdelay~, +bubbler~), and the spectral shapers, a set of spectral filters and dynamics processors (+binaural~, +morphfilter~, +spectralcompand~ & +spectralgate~).
In 1952, Phillips Industries, those zany Dutchfolk that bring us fancy new TVs and lightbulbs every now and again, saw fit to make an electronic music studio in their main R&D facility in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This studio, which was moved to the University Of Utrecht in 1960 as part of their new Sonology Studio, and again in 1972 to the Royal Conservatory Of Music (as pictured above), still exists today as Studio BEA-5 at the Institute Of Sonology, with most of the gear in that top image still in daily use.
When working with a multi-miked drumkit recording you need to be aware of phase issues and how to correct them. Recognizing the phase issues will take some practice but if you go step by step you should have no problems.
Soundhack has released version 1.30 (AudioUnit) of Spectral Shapers, a suite of filter plug-ins which emphasize the reshaping of the timbre of sound.
SoundHack is a program that has been used in sound design for music and film for the last 12 years.
It is a collection of spectral filters which emphasize the creative manipulation of sound. SoundHack has been used on many films – from “The Matrix” to “The City of Lost Children” – and by many recording artists – from Nine Inch Nails to Ry Cooder to J Lesser.
Changes in Spectral Shapers v1.30 (AudioUnit)
AudioUnits parameter saving completely rewritten.
VST and RTAS spectra saving rewritten (back to 513 bands).
The Spectral Shapers are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) as a digital download for $99 USD. A boxed version is priced at $150 USD, and a 10 CPU version is $300 USD.
Soundhack has released version 1.29 of Spectral Shapers, a suite of filter plug-ins (based on the SoundHack program) which emphasize the reshaping of the timbre of sound.
SoundHack is a program that has been used in sound design for music and film for the last 12 years. It is a collection of spectral filters which emphasize the creative manipulation of sound. SoundHack has been used on many films – from “The Matrix” to “The City of Lost Children” – and by many recording artists – from Nine Inch Nails to Ry Cooder to J Lesser.
Changes in Spectral Shapers v1.29
Fixes many small bugs.
Now compatible with current versions of Logic Pro and ProTools.
The Spectral Shapers are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) as a download for $99 USD, and $150 USD for the boxed version.
Soundhack has released Delay Trio, a collection of three delay effect plugins.
Tom Erbe writes:
This is a group of three plugins that I developed as class demonstrations while teaching computer music and studio technique at UC San Diego. All of these are derived from the same basic delay algorithm: a hermite interpolated delay line with variable modulation, and a feedback loop with dc blocking and saturation. Pitch shifting is achieved with a dual head crossfading delay (ala Eltro Tempophon/Dennis Gabor/Pierre Schaeffer phonogene) and is decidedly low-ﬁ. The saturating feedback also allows them to be great drone and noise generators.
Delay Trio features
+delay, classic delay effects.
+pitchdelay, essentially the same plugin with controls oriented toward pitch shifting.
+bubbler, a granular delay in which grains are pulled from the delay line with randomized start time, delay time and pitch shift value.
Delay Trio is available as freeware for Windows and Mac (VST/RTAS/AU).