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Re: Laptoppers! VERY cool new plug in released.
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:54 PM, Chris Sewell
> My favorite plug in developers just released this new device. It appears
> be a mix of Tenori, Kaoss and the slicer pedal. For $49!!
Thank you for hinting! I just watched the videos on Automaton and
found lots of my favorite routings and treatments implemented into
this plug-in. Brilliant! Got to get it!
Some years ago, when I started using Mobius for looping, I was looking
for plug-ins that include the routings, that you would otherwise have
to set up in the host application (this was before I discovered how
easy you can route signals in Bidule) and found two awesome plug-ins
from AudioDamage: Ronin and Discord 2. I've been using those two
plug-ins for years now and really love them. Unfortunately Ronin is
now discontinued, which means there will never be a Mac version, but
all other plug-ins form AudioDamage comes in both versions and you are
free to use whatever OS you need.
However... I think I would like the SoundToy's Native Suite just a
little bit better (but will probably use them together with Automaton
in the future). These plugins offer the only two functionalites I
missed in the AudioDamage stuff (according to those I already own and
from watching Chris Randalls demo videos): the option to groove
quantize positions (as in having a multi tap delay stutter with a
musical swing feel) and to affect effect parameters directly with the
level of your live audio input. I've played with that kind of
"envelope-follow" patches in the Eclipse, the FireworX and some home
cooked Bidule patches and I think this adds an enormous amount of
expressive power to whatever acoustic or electric instrument you are
One quick example would be a delay where the slap-backsreturn through
a filter whose cutoff parameter is following a beat synced LFO and the
tempo division of this LFO is picking its values from the live input
audio level. So if you use a guitar you might make a patch that slows
down the "chopper sound" as the strings ring out. Or if singing or
playing air/reed instruments you can directly control the tempo of the
tremolo by how hard you blow. I have made several very cool patches
for the EWI, that draws on this, but it's more fun to use it with real
acoustic mic input instruments. Here's the links:
I'm not in an immediate need for the SoundToy plug-ins (a bit pricey),
but as soon as a good AU loper becomes available these plug-ins will
go with it into my fav hosts Numerology and MainStage.
Greetings from Sweden