We have just released the first complete version of the SoundHack externals for PD & Max. These externals replicate most of the SoundHack plugins and are offered free of charge. Included in this collection are externals for amplitude shaping and distortion (+compand~, +chebyshev~ & +decimate~), single-head, multi-head, pitchshifting and granular delays (+delay~, +pitchdelay~, +bubbler~), and the spectral shapers, a set of spectral filters and dynamics processors (+binaural~, +morphfilter~, +spectralcompand~ & +spectralgate~). This package is available here.
As this is the first release, we expect bugs – don’t hesitate to write us at support at soundhack.com.
These externals were programmed by William Brent, Tom Erbe, Daniel Arias, Bryan Oczkowski and Trevor LeVieux. Big thanks to the UC San Diego Department of Music and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts for their support.
Minor update – fixes the number of bands (eventually this will be variable). Lots of updates to the AudioUnit parameter handling – this should work much better in SoundTrack Pro and Logic.
SoundHack Spectral Shapers version 1.29 has just been released for Mac and Windows. This version fixes many small bugs, and is now compatible with current versions of Logic Pro and ProTools. It can be downloaded here.
Windows users may want to install .NET 3.5 before installing the plugins, as they are dependent on these libraries.
+delay, +bubbler and +pitchdelay are out!
This is a group of three plugins that I developed as class demonstrations while teaching computer music and studio technique at UC San Diego. All of these are derived from the same basic delay algorithm: a hermite interpolated delay line with variable modulation, and a feedback loop with dc blocking and saturation. Pitch shifting is achieved with a dual head crossfading delay (ala Eltro Tempophon/Dennis Gabor/Pierre Schaeffer phonogene) and is decidedly low-ﬁ. The saturating feedback also allows them to be great drone and noise generators.
Version 6.06 has been released. It fixes some initialization problems with +pitchdelay in VST and RTAS formats. Go to the freeware page to download.
I just created SoundHack groups on facebook. I’ll be posting announcements and updates to those spaces (along with this blog). Links are:
SoundHack 0.896 is debugged and released. It is a Universal Binary application, so supports both Intel and PPC and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or better. It also supports CoreAudio playback and recording.
Bugs fixed since 0.895: Mutation crashes, playback problems, peak detection in floating point files.
Available now in the freeware section.
I have just updated all of the plugins to solve some common bugs in the VST and RTAS plugins. One relating to multiprocessor use under ProTools, and another which caused problems under Sonar 6.
I have just released a new version of SoundHack Spectral Shapers. The main updates in this release are new versions of the Windows plugins for both VST and RTAS. Also, the Windows plugins no longer rely on QuickTime to run.
Also new in this version: automation problems in RTAS and VST have been fixed, as well as a problem where plugins wouldn’t automate in RTAS when the window is closed.
Freesound has now been updated to 6.0.1. This fixes ProTools automation problems when the windows are closed, ProTools parameter collisions between the various Freesound plugins, and automation problems with certain VST hosts (Nuendo and Cubase).
Windows users will need to unistall previous versions of Freesound before upgrading. Mac users will need to delete ~/Library/Preferences/DAE Prefs to force ProTools to rescan the plugin database.
I have just finished a bundle of five plugins that I developed as class demonstrations while teaching computer music and studio techniques at UC San Diego (+decimate was initially co-developed with Akira Rabelais while at CalArts).
These are all fairly simple plugins, but should be somewhat unique. At the present there are plugins for adding harmonic (+chebyshev) and inharmonic (+decimate) distortion, a gonioscope (+phasescope) for observing phase, a compressor/expander (+compand), and an MS matrix (+matrix) for decoding mid-side recordings and for matrixed effect techniques. It’s very likely that I will add more small plugins to this collection in the future.
There is currently no manual, or any presets. I will add these if there is enough positive feedback.
This is the same as the AU release of last year, but I have fixed numerous bugs (esp. in compand), and have added VST, RTAS and Windows support.
The plugins are in RTAS, VST, AU formats for Mac and Windows.