Michel Rouzic updates Photosounder to v1.9

Photosounder

Michel Rouzic has released version 1.9 of Photosounder, a software application for turning images into sound.

Every sound you’ve ever heard can be represented as an image and all possible sounds can be made from an image. Only Photosounder truly allows you to transform any sound as an image and to create any possible sound from an image. It is the ultimate bridge between the graphical world and the audio world, bringing the full power of image editing to the service of creating and transforming sounds.

Photosounder is the first audio editor/synthesizer to have an entirely image-based approach to sound creation and editing. Thanks to its powerful and omnipotent synthesis algorithms, it is capable of creating any sound possible. Powerful built-in image editing tools, some yet unknown to general image editing programs, are specifically tailored to enable you to create and edit sounds with ease in ways and with results simply impossible with other programs.

Changes in Photosounder v1.9

  • Live Synthesis mode added, it makes any change to the image heard instantly with no interruption.
  • Cursor-controlled playback.
  • Option to dump/save live synthesis output to an audio file.
  • Image rotation has been changed to make the image keep the same dimensions, can be applied on individual layers in multi-layer images.
  • Layers and groups of layers can be disabled.
  • Fixed layer list in menu in the Mac version to display more than just the names of the layers.
  • Various bug fixes, improvements and optimisations.

Photosounder for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $175 USD (full license) / $59 USD (non-commercial use).

The full license version of Photosounder is currently on sale at MacUpdate for only $49.99 USD (71% off).

More information: Photosounder

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Michel Rouzic announces Photosounder v1.8

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Michel Rouzic Photosounder

Michel Rouzic has announced version 1.8 of Photosounder, a tool for graphical sound design by spectral editing.

Photosounder allows you to graphically manipulate sound files to directly adjust, create and shape sounds with surgical precision.

Changes in Photosounder v1.8

  • Stereo support to edit and create stereo sounds less painfully.
  • Layer support for more powerful editing.
  • New options and modifications to improve your workflow and results.

VSTi integration and multi-platform support are planned for future updates.

Photosounder is available to purchase priced at $32 USD / €25 EUR for a non-commercial license and $127 USD / €99 EUR for a commercial license, with a free upgrade to version 1.8 (available on June 1, 2010). After the release of v1.8 Photosounder’s price will increase to $59 USD / €46 EUR for a non-commercial license and $175 USD / €138 EUR for a commercial license.

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Faber Acoustical updates Electroacoustics Toolbox to v2.1

Faber Electroacoustics Toolbox - Dual FFT Analyzer

Faber Acoustical has released version 2.1 of Electroacoustics Toolbox, a modularized, multi-channel dynamic signal analyzer and data acquisition platform for Mac.

It brings powerful new tools to the Macintosh platform for multi-channel, audio-band data acquisition and real-time analysis of electrical, acoustical, and electroacoustic signals and systems. It enables precise measurements of acoustic quantities, such as equivalent and time-weighted sound levels, as well as acoustic and electroacoustic systems, such as listening rooms and loudspeakers. The software is designed to work with any Mac-compatible audio hardware and supports multiple channels of 8, 16, 24, or 32-bit data with sample rates as high as the hardware will support.

Changes in Electroacoustics Toolbox v2.1

  • Improves compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X, version 10.6).
  • Transfer function measurements can be corrected by previous captured measurements.
  • Memory management and stability have been improved.
  • Product updates can now be automatically retrieved and installed.
  • Individual input channel calibration is now possible within the Device I/O Setup window.
  • Some oscilloscope triggering issues have been corrected.
  • Cross-correlation functions are properly normalized.
  • Other minor bugs and cosmetic issues have been corrected.

Electroacoustics Toolbox is available for Mac OS X for $499 USD.

More information: Faber Acoustical

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Faber Acoustical updates SignalScope (+Pro) to v2.1.5 and SignalSuite to v3.1.5

Faber Acoustical SignalScope Pro

Faber Acoustical has updated real-time analyzer SignalScope and SignalScope Pro to version 2.1.5, and real-time signal generator SignalSuite to v3.1.5.

The new updates include improved Leopard compatibility and stability enhancements.

Changes in SignalScope / SignalScope Pro v2.1.5

  • Version 2.1.5 improves compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X, version 10.6).
  • Memory management and stability have been improved.
  • Product updates can now be automatically retrieved and installed.
  • Individual input channel calibration is now possible within the Device I/O Setup window.
  • Some oscilloscope triggering issues have been corrected.
  • [SignalScope Pro] Fractional-octave-band filters exhibit more accurate band edges and improved CPU performance.
  • Other minor bugs and cosmetic issues have been corrected.

Changes in SignalSuite v3.1.5

  • Version 3.1.5 improves compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X, version 10.6).
  • Memory management and stability have been improved.
  • Product updates can now be automatically retrieved and installed.

SignalScope/SignalScope Pro and SignalSuite are available as Audio Unit plug-ins for Mac.

More information: Faber Acoustical

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Michel Rouzic releases Photosounder

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Photosounder

Michel Rouzic has released Photosounder, a one-of-a-kind image-sound editing program.

It is unique in that it opens images and sounds indiscriminately, treats and processes them as images, and synthesizes them as sounds. Sounds, once turned into images, can be powerfully modified to achieve effects and results that couldn’t be obtained in any other way, while images of all sorts reveal the infinite kinds of otherworldly sounds they contain. Ultimately, knowing how sounds look and how images sound, you’ll be able to create images that sound like what you want to hear, or like what you couldn’t imagine to hear.

Photosounder features

  • Loads nearly all image formats
  • Loads OGG and WAV sounds
  • Can save the resulting sound into a WAV file
  • Analyses sounds into images for processing
  • Features spray tools to edit the image-sound by hand
  • Can adjust the frequency range, frequency scale, tempo (playback rate),
    gamma
  • Can rotate and flip the image-sound

Photosounder is available for Windows PC (Mac OS and Linux versions coming soon) for 99 EUR. A demo version is available, with the ability to save the resulting sound to file disabled, and a small noise inserted every 3 seconds.

Visit the Photosounder website for more information and some audio & video demos.

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