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Re: semi-OT: usine

This is intriguing. Has anyone on the list used this? The website needs 
info, but I guess I'll read the manual.  Is it just a host, or does it 
with some VST effects?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben" <benoitruelle@yahoo.fr>

> www.sensomusic.com
> A new software looper and VST host.
> I didn't had the time to fully try it but seems cool.
> Ben
> Here's the feature list from the manual:
> Usine is a universal audio software especially designed for live or 
> utilisation. Usine is made by musicians and audio engineers to respond 
> their specific problems in a lot of domains like live sampling, effect 
> processing or sound design. Usine is a real musical instrument, flexible 
> and powerful if you like to transform, resample the sound on stage (not 
> only push the play button of your sequencer!), improvise and create 
> unusual effect.
> What can you do with Usine?
> . Build modular sound processing: creates patch with "modules" and 
> them by virtual wires very simply.
> . Analyse input or generated sound, for example pitch, peaks or dynamics 
> to create adaptive effects, modify any parameter in real time.
> . Use the built-in virtual mixing table to mix the sound produced by 
> different patchs on each tracks (up to 16).
> . Create huge, creative or stupid audio routing within the mixing table. 
> For example, routing, a patch output to another patch input, or create a 
> virtual master effect send and return, etc.
> . Manage 16 external audio sources (8 stereo) and apply different 
> to any of them.
> . Create flexible Surround or 5.1 projects: all audio tracks are 5.1 or 
> 6.0. The output sound can routed to any of the 16 available outputs, 
> depending on your sound card.
> . Create inserts patchs on any input / output channels. For example a 
> master limiter or a master reverb.
> . Complete VST® processing: You can use any VST instruments or effect in 
> patchs and modify any VST Parameter in real time. Create a front-end 
> simple interface.
> . Complete MIDI automation: assign any Usine visual object to a midi 
> controller very simply by using the midi-learn command. Complete 
> integration of motorized external controllers.
> . Complete MIDI input/output management, for VSTi instruments or 
> expanders.
> . Load up to 256 patchs in memory in a "grid" and activate them as you 
> want in real time.
> . Unlimited scene memorization, recalled manually or according to a 
> precise smpte code.
> . Synchronize patchs and VST plug-ins with a master tempo. Use unusual 
> absurd tempos from 0! To 10000000000!
> . Record your creations directly on the hard disk in real time: separate 
> tracks, inputs and outputs.
> . All Usine functions are "real-time", and you can resample, modify, 
> sound on the fly.
> Of course, save patchs, complete workspaces, and configurations, for a 
> very quick
> adaptation to different projects.
> . Unlimited Undo/Redo.
> . Use any sample rate, depending on your Asio sound card. Usine has a 32 
> bit floating
> point audio engine.
> . If you are a C++ or Delphi programmer you can easily create new users 
> modules
> with the API.
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