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Short links for April 1st, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# AnalogTelePhonographer

Christopher Locke made an Analog Tele-Phonographer, a sound amplifier for his cell phone/portable music player.

I made it from a broken trumpet and a fistful of scrap metal. The unit uses no external power or batteries, has no moving parts, and is entirely self-contained.

More info: Heartless Machine

# Music from Numbers: An Eclectic, Free (CC) Compilation of Numbers Station-Inspired Tracks

Peter Kirn writes:

Number Stations Part 2

Number stations, making their appearance in the post-war radio landscape, were shortwave radio stations of streams of symbols, mysterious to their listeners and apparently code.

Here, the idea of lost and indecipherable broadcasts inspires a wonderfully-varied collection of reflective artists, in a free, Creative-Commons licensed compilation by PublicSpaces Lab. That Barcelona-based netlabel has been reliably curating some of the smartest, most forward-thinking music collections around. This time, the artists are impressive not only in their output but in their range of backgrounds and extra-musical sources of inspiration.

# Antique Light Bulb Organ – MIDI/OSC Controlled

Instructables user capricorn1 shows how to create your own antique light bulb organ to add nostalgic ambiance to any midi instrument.

Antique Light Bulb Organ

12 light bulbs correspond to the 12 notes in an octave (minus the octave note). The rectangular box unfolds to position the light bulbs vertically for display, while at the same time providing a platform for the keyboard in use. Playing a note on the keyboard directly via midi, or through the usb port illuminates the light bulb for a particular key. Releasing the note, releases the key. Pedal presses are also recognized and keep the bulb maintained. The bulbs can be controlled without a computer by using the front mounted midi port, or via computer which allows for remote control via midi or osc messages.

# Dan303: Free hand played percussion loops

Dan Weatherall has posted a new sample pack featuring 10 hand played percussion loops in .wav format.

I'm not saying I'm the best percussionist in the world but I played these percussion loops myself.
These loops are an ideal way to give your track a little bit of human feeling.

All loops are played at 120 bpm.

# Circles and Euclidian Rhythms: Off the Grid, a Few Music Makers That Go Round and Round

Peter Kirn rounds up some music making tools that take the circular approach.

Create Digital Music

There’s no reason apart from the printed score to assume music has to be divided into grids laid on rectangles. Even the “piano roll” as a concept began as just that – a roll. Cycles the world around, from a mechanical clock to Indonesian gamelan, can be thought of in circles.

Imagine an alternate universe in which Raymond Scott’s circle machine – a great, mechanical disc capable of sequencing sounds – became the dominant paradigm. We might have circles everywhere, in place of left-to-right timelines now common in media software. Regardless, it’s very likely Scott’s invention inspired Bob Moog’s own modular sequencers; it was almost certainly the young Moog’s exposure to the inventions in Scott’s basement that prompted that inventor to go into the electronic music business, thus setting the course for music technology as we know it.

# aurex › Launchpad Sequencers

Get more out of your Launchpad + Ableton combination.

The aurex sequencers for the Novation Launchpad are devices and tools to compose, sequence, alter and remix music within Ableton Live. You don't need M4L / Bome / … to use them, just make sure you have a Launchpad and Live 8.1.3 or higher.

# Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World on Vimeo

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday

Some recent goodies Tom posted about on his blog:

  • Korg Radias samples from Waveformless reader Psyche Poppet.
  • A small selection of free one shot samples from Studio Wormbone’ Animal Robotix release is available from Producer Loops.
  • Alchemy Snares 02: ten snare sounds built, destroyed, mangled, and layered in Camel Audio’s Alchemy.

Overloud VKFX, Vintage Keyboard FX Suite

Overloud VKFX

Overloud has released VKFX, a virtual rack packed with outstanding models of vintage analog effect processors, especially suited for keyboard players.

It captures the sound of the original masters, which were often the key element in defining a classic instrument’s unique ‘voice’.

VKFX is a must for any keyboard player and for anyone who wants to add a vintage colour to the recordings! If you cannot get that kind of warmth from your sample library or your synthesizer, or even on a recorded track, VKFX enriches all your tones and allows you to recreate the sounds of countless records.

VKFX features

  • VKFX includes 8 premium quality effect processors:
    • Essential electric piano preamp with stereo pan/tremolo
    • Opto-compressor
    • Envelope and Dynamic Filter (Wah)
    • Phase shifter
    • Analog Chorus
    • Overdrive
    • Tape multitap delay
    • Tube amplifier
  • Highly CPU efficient coding and module layout means that users can load many instances of VKFX without the fear of watching a system’s processor overloud appear, in the certain knowledge that processing quality is first class.
  • Simultaneous editing of all processors is available via a friendly and intuitive interface presented in the form of a rack of independent modules.
  • Module order can be rearranged by simply dragging and dropping modules to where they’re needed, giving users fast and total control over the effects.
  • All rates and times can be sync’d to the DAW or internally timed, or left independent for a more ‘analog’ approach.
  • All parameters are automatable. All parameters are assigned to MIDI controllers.
  • A flexible file management system allows one, several or all modules to be loaded and saved – enabling easy mixing and matching of module presets saved from different sessions.

VKFX is available as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at 119 EUR (+VAT).

More information: Overloud / VKFX

Note: VKFX was previously available from Scarbee

Magix releases Vandal

Magix Vandal

Magix has announced the release of Vandal, a virtual (bass)guitar amplifier effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Vandal is a unique virtual guitar and bass amplifier for PC and Mac that avoids working with simple impulse responses. Every individual step – each tube, every amplifier stage, even the speaker coils – is virtualized.
Compare our sound to the others, and you’ll hear a more nuanced and authentic result.

Vandal also offers detailed effects and stomp boxes (several overdrive and distortion effects, different compressor effects, EQ, chorus, phaser, wah-wah, delay, reverb, lo-fi and many more) and advanced microphone settings in an easy-to-use interface that lets you forget that you are using a software amplification.

Vandal has a very low CPU consumption and can be hosted as a VST plug-in (Windows), or as a VST/AU plug-in.

Vandal is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 169.99 EUR / $199.99 USD / £169.99 GBP. On Windows Samplitude 11 Silver is also included.

More information: Magix / Vandal

IK Multimedia releases 64-bit drivers for StealthPedal

IK Multimedia StealthPedal

IK Multimedia has announced the release of 64-bit drivers for its StealthPedal range of guitar and bass interfaces/controllers.

The new 64-bit drivers include a 32-bit compatibility, allowing users to work with 64-bit or 32-bit audio software applications.

StealthPedal is the first USB-powered guitar audio interface/software controller in a compact wah-style pedal, allowing users to record, play and control the included “Powered by AmpliTube” software, or any other MIDI controllable software, with the same feel and ease of use as a traditional guitar pedal.

StealthPedal allows anyone to record guitar or bass with their Mac/PC at the highest possible quality, with 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion and 44.1/48 kHz operation. Two separate inputs are provided for Hi-Z or line level instruments as well as two separate outputs, plus a convenient headphone output.

The new drivers are available to registered users of StealthPedal as a free download in the IK User Area.

More information: IK Multimedia

Semerika Plug-Ins Auto-Filter v2 and Stereo Jackie Evo now freeware

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Semerika Plug-Ins has released Auto-Filter v2 and Stereo Jackie Evo as freeware.

Semerika Auto-Filter v2 and Stereo Jackie Evo
Semerika Auto-Filter v2 and Stereo Jackie Evo

Auto-Filter v2 is a wah-effect with a multi-filter. Stereo Jackie is a stereo delay plug-in capable of flanging, phasing and chorus like effects.

Both plug-ins are available as VST effect plug-ins for Windows PC.

More information: Semerika Plug-Ins

IK Multimedia now shipping StealthPedal

IK Multimedia StealthPedal

IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping the StealthPedal, the world’s first compact audio interface and MIDI controller housed in a wah-style pedal.

StealthPedal was designed specifically for guitar and bass players who are looking for an affordable, “high sound quality” way to connect their instrument to their computer, and control parameters of their software from the floor. Players can plug into the StealthPedal and immediately control the included “Powered by AmpliTube” software without additional setup. Plus, they can control ANY MIDI controllable software with the StealthPedal using the included StealthPedal MIDI setup application for Mac/PC.

Also, the StealthPedal will incorporate into an existing pedalboard setup utilizing only one pedal space, and adds the convenience and flexibility of computer based rigs to live performances.

StealthPedal features

  • USB powered audio interface:
    • 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion.
    • 44.1/48 kHz operation.
    • 2 balanced / unbalanced audio inputs (hi-Z or line level).
    • High-quality, low-noise input stage (109dBA /104dB RMS S/N ratio).
    • 2 balanced audio outputs.
    • Headphones output.
  • MIDI Controller:
    • Built-in assignable expression pedal and MIDI foot-switch.
    • External double switch and expression pedal inputs.
    • Assignable Volume control.
    • StealthPedal MIDI control software application included.
  • Multiple LEDs can operate as Tuner or Level indicators with AmpliTube.
  • Classic, rugged metal Wah-style construction.
  • Ships with a complete suite of guitar, bass & recording packages (including AmpliTube 2, Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks™ T4 Recording software, plus a collection of Sonic Reality Jam loops).
  • Controls all “Powered by AmpliTube” software/plug-ins.
  • Controls any MIDI controllable software/plug-ins.
  • Compatible with all the most popular DAW software supporting ASIO and Core Audio drivers on both PC and Mac.

StealthPedal is now available from dealers and distributors, and in the IK Multimedia online web store in two versions:

  1. StealthPedal — MSRP: $269.99 USD / €199.99 EUR (price excludes taxes)
    Includes StealthPedal, AmpliTube Live, Ampeg SVX Uno, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks T4 and Sonic Reality Jam Loops.
  2. StealthPedal Deluxe — MSRP: $449.99 USD / €349.99 EUR (price exclude taxes)
    Includes StealthPedal, AmpliTube 2 Full Version, Ampeg SVX Full Version, AmpliTube X-GEAR, RiffWorks T4 and Sonic Reality Jam Loops.

Visit IK Multimedia for more information.

Semerika Plug-Ins updated Auto-Filter to v2.0

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Semerika Auto-Filter v2

Semerika Plug-Ins has released version 2 of Auto-Filter, a filter VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Auto-Filter v2 is a kind of Wah-Effect with a multi-filter. It comes with no predefined presets. It was designed with a hint to be very simple and intuitive for you to be able to find quickly your own special setting!

Changes in Auto-Filter v2

  • Overall improvement in sound quality and balance.
  • Active button now has its own fade-mechanism to prevent clicks and abrupt changes.
  • Choice of fliter slope: 12db/oct (x2) and 24db/oct (x4).
  • Min Theshold for filter cutoff frequency.

Auto-Filter v2 is available for purchase for $12 USD. A trial version is available for download.

Visit Semerika Plug-Ins for more information.

VGP-Audio releases Auto-Filter v1.3

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VGP-Audio Auto-Filter v1.3

VGP-Audio has released version 1.3 of Auto-Filter, a donationware VST plug-in effect for Windows PC.

Auto-Filter will perform typical Wah effect on drums, synths or any pecussive sound you like to feed in. Basically, it’s designed to combine the analogue-style effect and an deadly easy-to-use graphical user interface together.

New in v1.3

  • Multi-Mode Filter
  • Adjustable Resonance

Visit VGP-Audio for more information and a link to download Auto-Filter v1.3.

Update: The VGP-Audio website seems to be permanently down. You can download Auto-Filter v1.3 here.