Scanned Synth Pro offers “Scanned Synthesis” – until now, this new synthesis technology has only been available to users of Csound and Max.
Scanned Synthesis represents a powerful and efficient technique for animating wavetables and controlling them in real-time. Developed by Bill Verplank, Rob Shaw, and Max Mathews between 1998 and 1999 at Interval Research, Inc. it is based on the psychoacoustics of how we hear and appreciate timbres and on our motor control (haptic) abilities to manipulate timbres during live performance.
Humanoid Sound Systems has announced that Scanned Synth Pro 2 is now available under a new pricing model – the buyer can decide how much it is worth to them. If this works well all future Humanoid Sound Systems software will be sold in the same way.
Previously priced at $99, Scanned Synth Pro 2 can now be purchased for what you think it is worth (the minimum is 30 US cents).
CamelCrusher is a free ‘colouring’ multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!
There’s also a warm, smooth analogue-style low-pass filter with buckets of resonance. Assign a MIDI controller and start tweaking!
Finally, let’s not forget the easiest-to-use compressor you’ll find anywhere. It can ‘phatten’ up your sound as quickly as you can turn up the ‘Amount’ knob! Find out more in the manual.
Best of all, CamelCrusher is available free of charge!
Two different distortion types.
Warm, analogue-modelled resonant low-pass filter.
High quality, easy-to-use compressor, with ‘Phat’ mode.
Powerful ‘MIDI Learn’ function.
A collection of useful Preset patches to get you started.
Randomize for instant inspiration.System requirements:PC Pentium III, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, VST host. Mac Intel or G4 (Universal Binary), Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, Audio Units/VST host.
Cubix is a drumsynth/sampleplayer with an onboard arpeggiated bassline synth. Each drum section has it’s own dual X-Fade sequencer section for beat mixing, as well as an Auto-Mix function. Designed with live operation in mind, Cubix can be used for making complex beats on the fly that can be randomized, mixed, matched and manipulated in a number of ways.
4 drum modules (kick, snare, hihat, & perc).
1 Bass Synth module.
4 Wav Layer sample players for use with each drum module.
Samples can be looped, reversed and start/end positions can be altered all in realtime.
Each module has it’s own in-depth control panel.
X-Fade Sequencers for each drum module for mixing between 2 different beats.
Auto-Mix function for automatic BPM-Synced mixing between beats.
Amplitude and Filter/Pitch modulation sequencers for the Bass Synth.
LFO section for Bass Synth for modulating the filter as well as synced pitch.
Arpeggiator for Bass Synth with portamento option.
Bass sequencer can be used for gated arps/leads or stepped sequences.
Random probability for each sequencer with 2 types of randomization.
Each sequencer can play at different speeds, directions or length.
Adjustable start/end positions for each sequencer.
MIDI options for triggering each sequencer.
Each drum sequencer can be assigned to be triggered by a separate key.
Bass sequencer can be assigned to different octave ranges.
Host Sync function for running Cubix in sync with your host.
Drum Mixer with light up trigger analyzers.
Multiple audio outputs (channels 1-6).
Mute/Solo switches for each module.
Delay section with damping, dotted and sync/manual rate options.
FX send control for each module.
Patch Randomization for select controls on each module.
Continuous Velocity Piano is based on spectral morphing. Eliminating the need for many bulky, discrete sample layers, spectral morphing technology produces continuous, spectral variation by processing only a single baseline sample velocity. Using the baseline as a starting point, the spectral morphing filters then dynamically interpolate frequency characteristics, which can then be continuously morphed during and after musical notes are played. The result is far greater musicality with over ten times the amount of dynamic expression. Another benefit is that instruments are much smaller in memory consumption, yet with greater playability and realism.
Continuous Velocity Piano showcases both spectral morphing and convolution modeling, transcending the boundaries imposed by numerous, separate, sample layers, which has been the traditional approach. Spectral morphing provides a much more elegant and powerful solution that players can certainly feel, and virtual instrument developers can now create instruments in a fraction of time by eliminating the majority of laborious multi-sample collection. For example, the new Continuous Velocity Piano is only 180MB compared to the 1.1GB size of the GigaPiano-II, yet the new instrument has effectively Eighteen times the number of sample layers.
The Piano is a KAWAI grand piano, 7’4″, residing in Electric LarryLand Studios, Austin, TX. The piano had been recently rebuilt, and is known for it’s shimmering, clear tone. It has been used on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy winning engineer, Larry Seyer.
As far as i know, it’s simply the best free piano available.
The installer includes a software version of SyncroSoft which might mess up your existing setup if you use dongled software, so use with caution. You don’t need the SyncroSoft software to use CV-Piano, so you can uninstall it afterwards.
Some tips for best free vst piano plugin. how to swich off pedal noise and increase performance on low end systems. Background music comes from CVpiano.