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Arduino: Create your own touch sensitive MIDI-keyboard/-controller

Did you ever wish to play an instrument and interact at the same time with another instrument? As an example: Your audience is listening to your great guitar playing. But you want to give them more than that: With one touch on a piece of fine cutted aluminium foil you can trigger a MIDI control command and add whatever you like to your musical performance: Loops, drums, keyboards...

Infamous Plugins v0.1 released

Infamous Plugins v0.1 released

Spencer Jackson has just released v0.1 of the Infamous Plugins suite. While there are already many bread and butter plugins available for Linux, Infamous plugins aim to "fill some holes, supplying non-existing plugins for linux audio".

While Infamous plugins were previously available, this is the first release with custom GUI's. The suite includes the following plugins -

Run Pure Data patches inside your DAW

Run Pure Data patches inside your DAW

Oliver Greschke recently unveiled PD Pulp, a plugin that lets you import your own Pure Data patch files and run them as a plugin. PD Pulp also provides you with 10 controlable parameters.

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

The Ardour devs have just announced version 4.2, codenamed "Taking Tiger Mountain". This release is primarily a bug fix release.

Notably, the audio/MIDI IO backend for Windows has been replaced with completely new code. Other areas that have been concentrated on for bug fixes include plugins, automation, video and MIDI control surfaces.

For full details on changes in this release, check out the announcement over at ardour.org

QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out!

QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out!

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced the release of QjackCtl 0.4.0.

This release makes it easier to get up and running as it now splits the setup settings between two tabs, one with the primary settings with the other tab housing the more advanced setting.

Some other changes include -

Helm synthesizer reaches Beta

Helm synthesizer reaches Beta

Helm, a polyphonic synthesizer with realtime modulation feedback, has just reached beta stage. Helm is available in a number of forms, including a standalone client as well as being able to run as an LV2 plugin.

Helm has a subtractive synthesizer engine with three oscillators with 15 anti-aliased waveforms, cross modulation, 32 voice polyphony, a low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, low-shelf, high shelf and all-pass filter.

Ardour 4.1 is released!

Ardour 4.1 is released!

Ardour 4.1 has just been released. This release sees the addition of some interesting new features, along with the usual bug fixes.

Here's a rundown of some of the new features -

Input gain control - Audio and bus mixer strips now have an input gain control, allowing you to increase or attenuate the input signal by up to 20 dB.

setBfree v0.8 is released!

setBfree v0.8 is released!

Version 0.8 of setBfree, the DSP Tonewheel Organ emulator, has just been released. setBfree is designed to "imitate the sound and properties of the electromechanical organs and sound modification devices that brought world-wide fame to the names and products of Laurens Hammond and Don Leslie." setBfree is available as an LV2 plugin. There is also a JACK standalone version available.

setBfree

setBfree

setBfree is a MIDI-controlled, software synthesizer designed to imitate the sound and properties of the electromechanical organs and sound modification devices that brought world-wide fame to the names and products of Laurens Hammond and Don Leslie.

It is available as an LV2 plugin. There is also a JACK standalone version available.

OpenAV work in progress - MOD UIs and ArtyFX plugins port to AVTK

OpenAV work in progress - MOD UIs and ArtyFX plugins port to AVTK

OpenAV have been hard at work testing their plugins to make sure they are working on the MOD platform. OpenAV will be attending the Sonar+D event in Barcelona along with the MOD team. The MOD team are one of the 10 finalists for the Sonar+D StartUp competition.

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