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xoxos releases Boing2

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xoxos has released Boing2, a bowed string VST instrument for Windows PC.

xoxos Boing2

Oscillation is produced with a friction calculation applied to a dispersive waveguide string with oversampling rates of up to 16x. The string loop includes a mass-spring modeled bridge. The body resonator consists of a mass-spring “air tone” model and a 5 band banded waveguide.

Boing2 is available for purchase for $25 USD. A demo version, limited to one voice of polyphony, can be downloaded here.

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xoxos releases Stoq

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xoxos has released Stoq, a freeware stochastic impulse modeling VST instrument inspired by Perry Cook’s PhiSeM model.

xoxos Stoq
xoxos Stoq – suited for synthesis of maracas and other shaker instruments

xoxos explains the model:

impulse is driven by ‘pitch’ which is a % for event per sample at oscillator pitch. tracking is implemented but architecture is geared towards percussion synthesis.

the event % is shaped with a ‘rise’ envelope that lowers the chance for events to immediately follow other events (ie. hysteresis, good for emulating ‘larger beans’). when rise is locked to pitch it can be shifted by +/- 2 octaves. ‘tail’ multiplies the % after the rise period to reduce longer gaps.

impulses are decay-stage enveloped and consist of either the envelope contour or enveloped noise, low pass filtered for dynamics performance, then routed to a bank for 5 bandpasses (# of bands can be reduced to save cpu).

Stoq is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. Download it here (1.35 MB).

xoxos releases Phybes

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xoxos Phybes

xoxos has released Phybes, a physically modeled vibraphone VST instrument for Windows PC.

Phybes is a banded waveguide suited for vibraphone and other mallet instrument emulations. The mallet impulse is modeled with a mass-spring to produce tonal variation from dynamic performance.

Phybes is available for purchase for $15 USD.
A license includes a 6 voice and 13 voice version (for glissandos). A demo version is available for download here (limited to two voices of polyphony).

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xoxos releases Malt

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xoxos Malt

xoxos has released Malt, a freeware MIDI VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

very simple – malt eats noteon messages on two channels. they’re gated by comparators running in opposite polarities from the same lfo.

if both thresholds were at halfway, the lfo would just alternate between the two parts, you can create a mid zone which passes both channels.

two uses.. either a simple call-response use for two generated sequences, or a 2 channel random note gate if you run the lfo at a fast rate.

Download Malt here.

xoxos releases Piamo

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xoxos has released Piamo, an elementarily modeled virtual piano, providing variable performance timbrality in a gentle emulation leant to abstraction.

“What would a simple physically modeled piano sound like?”

Piamo (“I love Pi”) provides the performance benefits of modeling in a low computational form.

The fundamental elements of the piano are modeled to create a timbrally expressive instrument less convincing than the excellent commercial emulations.

xoxos Piamo
xoxos Piamo

Piamo is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC. It is included with Pling3.
A functional demo is can be downloaded here (limited to three voices of polyphony, the full version is distributed with 8 voices).

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xoxos releases Pling3

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xoxos Pling3

xoxos has released Pling3, an all-purpose plucked string model suitable for synthesis and emulations.

Pling3 applies my ideal of technologies used for modeling plucked strings. The instrument presents an elementary platform which can be combined with resonator effects to improve emulations.

The VST aesthetic emphasises low cpu resourcing, accordingly the architecture consists of a filtered pick impulse commuted to a damped and allpassed orthographic string model, and then to two first order mass-springs as helmholtz resonances.

Pling3 is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC and costs $20 USD. A demo version can be downloaded here (limited to two voices of polyphony).

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xoxos sets Syng2 free

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xoxos Syng2

xoxos Syng2, a voice synthesizer plug-in for Windows PC, is now available for free.

To mark the advent of 2009, I held a poll at kvraudio to elect one of 2008′s commercial plugins as freeware. Syng2 had 37 votes with Horizon following at 29.

Syng2 is a classic source > filter voice synthesizer with some improvements, including word sequences and processing external audio in mono or stereo.

You can listen to some Syng2 demo mp3s here, or download the full version from the xoxos website.

xoxos releases Skunk

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xoxos Skunk

xoxos has released Skunk, a four part algorithmic percussion sequencer.

Probability is used to determine which of eight sequences follows the current selection. This concatenative effect is useful for cross-rhythms and other simple rhythmic automations.

A demo version is available for download here (limited to host bpm settings that are multiples of 40).

Skunk is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $12 USD.
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