Friday 4 June 2010

Pure Data MIDI Step Sequencer (2)

I've spent a little time improving the Pure Data MIDI Step Sequencer patch that was originally posted here. This new version adds selectable step divisions, and a fairly decent swing algorithm. The code has been tidied up somewhat too; in many places, lists provide a much more cohesive data structure than the separate pitch and velocity streams that the first version used.

 Download the updated patch here.

Thursday 3 June 2010

String 1.1 released: 64-bit / Effects Plugin

We are pleased to announce the release of String 1.1 - download the updated version here.

String 1.1, a free update for registered users, contains the following fixes and features:
  • Native 64-bit versions for Mac OS X Audio Unit, and Windows VST
  • Separate "Effects Only" plugin: use String's Effects as a general multi-fx unit
  • Phaser and Chorus now automatically disable themselves (saving CPU) when the plugin is idle
  • Each Layer now has an overall Volume control
  • Increased polyphony
  • Much faster GUI response  
  • Vastly reduced memory usage
  • Various compatibility fixes for certain hosts
  • Fixed bug where Delay Link status sometimes isn't persisted
  • Fixed minor audible click that could be heard when changing Chorus mode
The effects only version, "StringFX",  is a separate plugin which can be used to process any external instruments with String's effects section:

And as a bonus, KVR's HunterKiller has kindly provided over 150 fantastic new presets for registered users of String - download them here. Many thanks to HunterKiller for the hard work he put into these awesome sounds.