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Eventide Fission effect plugin 60% OFF for limited time

Eventide FissionPlugin Boutique has launched a sale on Eventide Fission, a versatile tool for sound designers. Fission lets you split and manipulate audio to create and explore sounds never heard before. Fission is the first plug-in to use our ground-breaking Structural Effects technology – A new method for processing audio. It allows you to split a […]

Boost Pro audio processing plugin by Sample Magic released

Sample Magic Boost ProSample Magic has launched Boost Pro, a simple, powerful, audio processing plugin with a host of advanced features and concise macro knobs for easy use. Boost Pro takes the original Boost and brings many additional professional features. Utilizing cutting-edge low-latency DSP, Boost Pro provides distortion, multi-band compression, 4-band equalization, stereo enhancement, brick wall limiter and […]

Save up to 70% off Antares Mic Mod EFX & AVOX 4 at Plugin Boutique

Antares Mic Mod EFX Black Friday SalePlugin Boutique has launched a sale on Mic Mod EFX, an audio effect plugin that emulates an extensive collection of exotic microphones. Mic Mod EFX uses a patented Spectral Shaping Tool technology to create precise digital models of a wide variety of historical classic and exotic microphones. Simply tell Mic Mod EFX what microphone you […]

One week left on Sonible frei:raum plugin sale at Audio Plugin Deals

Audio Plugin Deals Sonible Freiraum weekAudio Plugin Deals has announced that there is just one week left to get the frei:raum smart EQ plugin for just $59 USD. Frei:raum features a smart:EQ layer that recognizes disturbing resonances or notches and automatically calculates individual filters to optimize single tracks or the mix as a whole. The proximity:EQ layer solves problems created […]

Steinberg releases Nuendo 8.1 update incl. Audio Alignment tool

Steinberg Nuendo 8Steinberg has released version 8.1 of Nuendo, the software for game audio production, TV and film post-production. Nuendo 8.1 provides new functionality along with numerous fixes and improvements throughout the application. Nuendo 8.1 includes a new Favorites section where you can store your frequently used effects with predefined parameter settings either as single-processes or as […]

Analoger Videosynthesizer LZX Vidiot mit Zugriff per Patchbuchsenfeld

LZX Vidiot

Von analogen Synthesizern kennt man das ja schon, ein Patchfeld mit LFOs und Oszillatoren, die per Filter und VCA verarbeitet werden können. Was aber für Klang funktioniert, kann auch für die Erzeugung von Bildern nicht schlecht sein, so entstand der “Vidiot”. 

LZX Vidiot – das mal jemand ausgerechnet diesen Namen nutzen würde, wäre mir nicht eingefallen. Aber auffällig ist, dass hier eine Anzahl an Miniklinkenbuchsen verbaut sind. Die kann man genau wie im analogen Modularleben beliebig miteinander verschalten. Die beiden Oszillatoren erzeugen “horizontal” angeordnete Symbole oder Zeichen. Diese sind selbstverständlich eher einfacher Natur.

Um die Komplexität zu erhöhen, lassen sich Rausch-Signale hinzumischen, die ein wenig “feuerartig” wirken. Das Rauschen kann gefiltert werden.  Es ist daher mit zwei Ausgängen ausgestattet, um mehrere Rauschtypen verwenden zu können.

LZX Vidiot  modularer Videosynthesizer

Das Patchfeld ist symmetrisch. Offenbar ist rechts der Farbbereich und links weitere Elemente. Darunter sind auch weitere Muster-Generatoren und schwarz/weiss-Hilfsmodule, die für Helligkeit und Kontrast sorgen. Außerdem gibt es abermals Formgeneratoren, die Kreise oder Diamanten zeichnen können. Man könnte sie am ehesten mit digitalen Schwingungsformen wie aus dem Korg DW8000, Microkorg oder einem Wavetable-Synthesizer vergleichen – einfache Formen mit drei zweidimensionalen Mustern. Jetzt beginnt der Spaß, indem man die Kabel mit dem Farbteil verbindet und mit den zweigeteilten “Doppel-Knöpfen” justieren kann.

Auch externe Signale können hinzugefügt und mit dem Gerät verändert werden. Ansonsten gibt es noch etwas, das auf den Namen “Hard Key Generator” hört und mit Helligkeit und Farben zu tun hat. Hier geht es natürlich um die drei Grundfarben aus dem “Colorizer” im Zusammenspiel mit deren Justage.

Die Hersteller-Webseite bietet mehr Information hier. Das Gerät soll 670 US-Dollar kosten und bereits Ende des Jahres erhältlich sein.

WaveLab audio editing and mastering software updated to v9.5

WaveLab Pro 9.5Steinberg has released WaveLab Pro 9.5 and WaveLab Elements 9.5, newly released iterations of the audio editing and mastering workstation that combine best audio quality and smooth operation with an endless number of advanced tools for audio restoration, editing and mastering. Timo Wildenhain, senior marketing manager at Steinberg, commented: “Over two decades WaveLab has been […]

Koma just unveiled a whole patchable analog effects toolkit

Koma today revealed a sequel to their crowd-funded smash hit Field Kit. And it’s a whole bunch of patchable effects, for €249 (€219 for funders).

Inside that box, there’s a load of different effects to play with:

  • Looper
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Sample Rate Reducer / Bitcrusher
  • Digital Delay
  • Analog Spring Reverb

Yeah, you read that last one right – there’s actually a physical spring in there for reverb. Behold:

Looping of course means that you could make the FX a hub of performance. And in addition to the other digital effects, that frequency shifter opens up some really interesting possibilities.

So, whereas the first Field Kit depended on you attaching contact mics and working with the mixing functions, the Field Kit FX actually has a lot more sonic possibilities included right out of the box. There’s still a companion book to go with it, and of course this is already intended as a clever

But, for a kind of “weirdo modular effects toolkit” in a case, you also get a bunch of tools for applying these effects, by mixing and sequencing them:

  • 4 Channel VCA Mixer
  • 4 Step Mini Sequencer
  • Envelope Generator

All over the place, you’ve got various patch points. That’s a chance to connect to other analog I/O – which certainly includes Eurorack modulars, but these days a lot of other gear, as well, even desktop units from Novation, Roland, Arturia, KORG, and the like.

And there’s a new 4-Channel CV Interface for bringing it all together, meaning you can come up with pretty elaborate modular connections.

4-channel CV interface for communications with other gear – now not just modular, but a lot of new desktop stuff, too.

In fact, for under three hundred bucks, the whole thing looks a bit like either a shrunken Eurorack modular or a tabletop of analog and digital effects merged together for patching.

Now, this is still definitely geared for advanced users. There’s no MIDI. And the CV routing, while powerful, might be overwhelming to newcomers – for instance, there’s not a single, simple trigger in to clock that sequencer. (That’s not necessarily a criticism – the various CV options mean loads of creative flexibility. But it does probably mean this box is more for people who want to get deep into patching.)

Watch the overview video, natch:

FIELD KIT FX – CV Controlled Multi Effects Processor

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INTERNET Co. ships Sound it! 8 Pro Audio Editor

Sound it 8 ProINTERNET Co. has launched Sound it! 8 Pro, a new two-track audio editing software for Mac and Windows. The versatile audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering software features stereo and mono recording at high sample and bit rates, support for a wide variety of file formats, batch processing, and a wealth of signal-processing plug-ins. Recording […]

INTERNET Co. ships Sound it! 8 Pro Audio Editor

Sound it 8 ProINTERNET Co. has launched Sound it! 8 Pro, a new two-track audio editing software for Mac and Windows. The versatile audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering software features stereo and mono recording at high sample and bit rates, support for a wide variety of file formats, batch processing, and a wealth of signal-processing plug-ins. Recording […]