2 Betas

I now have two betas ready for the adventurous.

Freesound Bundle – Public Beta
A collection of 5 small plugins for AudioUnit. +compand, +decimate, +matrix, +chebyshev and +phasecope

Spectral Shapers AudioUnit 1.08 b1
This addresses some of the problems that SS was having in DP4. It also is a rework of the GUI in preparation for the MacIntel version. Some other bugs are fixed, more will be fixed by release.

Please check these out, and drop me a line if there are any problems.

Thanks – Tom

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current work

Hello all –

I am currently at work on a new FREE bundle of plugins. This is a group of 5 plugins, some of which I have released previously. The first release will be for AudioUnits/PPC (currently in beta testing), the second for AudioUnits/Intel and the third for Protools/RTAS.

After this is wrapped up, there will be a new version of Spectral Shapers with many bug fixes and including new versions for AudioUnits/Intel and Protools/RTAS.

Best, Tom

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instant player beta for os x

i have just completed a beta of instant player for os x. please go to the freeware page to check it out. for those who haven’t heard – here is a short description:

INSTANT PLAYER is a program which allows you to browse your soundfiles from the Finder. Start up INSTANT PLAYER, go back to the Finder, select a soundfile and press the option key. One can browse a large number of soundfiles by just holding down the option key and clicking on the sounds. This makes it great for looking through sound f/x or sample libraries. It will play the soundfile as soon as it opens it, so is also good as a browser helper application or as a drag and drop player.

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comments on spectral shapers

We have had some nice comments on Spectral Shapers over the last year – Thanks!

“Soundhack has always been one of my favorite sound design tools. To have that technology in a real-time plug-in situation is fantastic. From subtle adjustments to complete sonic overhaul, Spectral Shapers have become indispensable.”

– Trent Reznor

“…a fine collection of real-time spectral filters from the master himself.
I highly recommend them for the modern digital alchemist seeking new paths
of aural nuance. Also quite useful on the production bench for noise
reduction and compression/expansion.”

-Akira Rabelais

“Tom! These are some of the most esoteric and unusual sonic warping tools I’ve got man…..UNFU@KING REAL MAN! The binural filter with lfo lock to clock alone is INSANNNNEEE! whoohoo!”

– BT

“what I wish to do with sounds can by and large not be done with computers.
as far as I am concerned, the soundhack spectral shapers represent the
first time I have really seen a set of tools that I will actually use, and
that embody the beginnings of an approach to the manipulation and moulding
of sonic data in a way that I consider ‘correct’ and actually valid for
the exploration of sound on a very deep level, unencumbered by the overt
imposition of a mindset the user is forced to adopt based on the ego of
the programmer.

I applaud and welcome this first set of plug-ins, and anxiously await the
next set.”

andrew m. mckenzie
the hafler trio
january 2004

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website scrambled….

We had a little website problem, and are in the process of restoring things. Things should be back to normal soon.

– Tom

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TapeOp Article

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