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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).

Visit xoxos for more information.

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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.

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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.
Visit xoxos for more information and an mp3 demo.

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xoxos releases Horizon

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xoxos Horizon

xoxos has released Horizon, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

Horizon combines lush stereo unison voicing with a phrase sequencer that stays in key when the sequence is transposed.

This simple format makes Horizon ideal for lead sounds in dance and other styles. The oscillators are also suitable for producing panoramic pads, before any stereo effects are applied to the signal.

Horizon features

  • 2 x 32 voice oscillators with five stereo algorithms.
  • 10 oscillator waveforms including 4 modulating contours (sine, saw, ramp, peak, triangle, square, curve, pulse-saw, sine-saw, res).
  • noise oscillator.
  • per voice prefilter distortion with 6 modes.
  • 2 stereo 6 pole filters run in serial or parallel.
  • 3 tempo syncable LFOs (sine, triangle, ramp, saw, square, dip, hump, 4 curve modes, step rnd, smooth rnd).
  • 3 envelopes.
  • 9 modular destinations.
  • 8 step phrase sequencer which transposes to user input scale.

Horizon is available for purchase for $25 USD. A demo version (limited to two voice polyphony) is available for download here.

Visit xoxos for more information.

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xoxos releases cc cube and Bloqseq

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xoxos has released cc cube and Bloqseq, two freeware VST instruments for Windows PC.

cc cube is designed for creating song structure modulation of parameters on several VST simultaneously.

xoxos cc cube
Screenshot of cc cube by xoxos

cc cube features

  • Eight sets of cc modulation values may be selected by clicking on the numbers to the left. Values will be sent at the next clock event. A fast clock rate is recommended for applications not requiring tempo sync.
  • The lower right panel controls the host synced clock. The wrench icon holds the current value while modulating clock rate settings during performance. 1/n inverts the beat division value for rates slower than one beat.
  • Swing and offset knobs have a small region in the center position defined to assist in resetting these parameters to zero.
  • The top right panel creates algorithmic progressions by specifying the probability for each band to follow the current one. The rate of modulation is determined by applying the count value to the clock rate (eg. actuating every count # of clock pulses).
  • The counter can be reset either with or without resetting the random sequence simultaneously. Buttons ‘remember’ clicks at the next clock event and do not need to be held to modulate.
  • When no probabilities are indicated, band 1 will be selected.

Download cc cube here.

Bloqseq uses a second tier of sequencing to alternate between short sequences of up to eight steps. In and of itself it’s only capable of creating simple patterns and is proposed as a conceptual platform.

It may prove to have some utility as a performance sequencer. To make Bloqseq more useful, each sequencing coefficient has it’s own length and reset function to create polyrhythmic modulation.

Download Bloqseq here.

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xoxos releases Syng2

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xoxos Syng2

xoxos has released Syng2, a voice synthesizer which uses four bandpass filters to produce formants in any spectrally rich signal, or using an internal oscillator.

The phoneme can be selected on a second MIDI channel, or preset words can be triggered.

Syng2 was designed as an intelligible, low-cpu voice engine for Breathcube 2. The articulation is intended to be more natural than other ‘robot voices’ using this method, with plosives slightly emphasised to be heard with music.

Syng2 is available as a VST plug-in for Windows PC and costs $25 USD. A demo version (4 notes per octave) can be downloaded here.

Visit xoxos.net for more information and audio demos.

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xoxos releases Phase Seq

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xoxos Phase Seq

xoxos has released Phase Seq, a free VSTi plug-in for Windows PC that easily generates unquantised looping MIDI sequences that are more difficult to achieve in some hosts.

xoxos writes:

this sequencer triggers 8 manually set midi notes in a loop forwards or backwards. it’s aimed towards making loops that aren’t synced, maybe a simple repeating loop with a few variations, or frippery.

You can listen to a demo mp3 of Phase Seq here (One on the bass, one on the random note thing, and one for all of the loosely synced percussion. Tightly synced parts are added later for contrast, which are sequenced by circuit).

Phase Seq is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC and can be downloaded here.

Visit xoxos for more information.

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