Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pixilang v3.4.4

Pixilang updated to version 3.4.4!
What is new:
  • additional (optional) parameters for the split_rgb() function: image_offset, channel_offset, size;
  • additional (optional) parameters for the replace_values() function: dest_offset, src_offset, size;
  • new file format: FORMAT_PIXICONTAINER (entire Pixilang container with properties, animation etc.);
  • new container flags: GL_NO_XREPEAT, GL_NO_YREPEAT;
  • new GIF export flags: GIF_GRAYSCALE, GIF_DITHER; see details in the examples/graphics/save_gif.pixi;
  • new graphics examples: save_and_load_pixicontainer, replace_values;
  • bugs fixed.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SunVox Mid/Side Multiplexer and Demultiplexer

The new SunVox MetaModules from gilzad:
Mid/Side Multiplexer and Demultiplexer
From the author's description:
We've learned how we can have a more accurate control on the sound by treating its frequeny bands separately instead of manipulating the total sum. Like an EQ can make some sound clearer by adding highs and mids. Or a Highpass-filter can cut unwanted rumbling frequencies. Or a multiband compressor can gain much more loudness by compressing separate bands at once.
One more thing that can be done, is to treat middle and side-information on stereo signals separately. Yes, this is actually possible. As a musician you can decide how the mono-part of your music shall be processed and how the stereo-part shall be processed. I'm not talking about simple panning here. It's about splitting your music into mono and a 100% widened image, treating these two parts separately using any DSP and bringing the mono & widened image together again, so you get back to the stereo sound with its middle and side information being manipulated the way you like.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

SunVox Multiband Limiter from gilzad

And yet another cool SunVox MetaModule from gilzad!
Multiband Limiter
From the author's description:
Like Compressors and Limiters it allows you to artificially raise your dynamic range. But (hopefully) in a more sophisticated way.
It allows you to push the loudnes (not volume) higher without getting the pumping artifact of an overdriven compressor.
It's useful for vocal processing. E.g. if you want to preserve bass but want to avoid loud pops. Of if you want to have bright highs but no sharp Ess-es (De-essing).
It helps you join the Loudness War. DO NOT DO THIS.

SunVox music. Best of 2012!

Want to listen to songs made with SunVox?
Want to share your own songs?
It's all here: SunVox group on SoundCloud!

SunVox music. Best of December 2012

Want to listen to songs made with SunVox?
Want to share your own songs?
It's all here: SunVox group on SoundCloud!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New SunVox MetaModules from gilzad

From the author's description:
Spoken very simplyfied, a compressor just raises the signal after a specified time (Release). A Gate does the opposite. It quietens the signal after a specified time. (again, Release).

From the author's description:
A classic Exciter creates harmonics in the audible high frequency band (around 8 kHz and above). So this is simply done by applying Distortion behind a HighPass-Filter. Some time in the early 2000's, I guess, I saw this "Waves MaxxBass" plugin. A DirectX/VST-plugIn that would create harmonics in the bass range. Later, at a friends house, I saw the "SPL Vitalizer" that magically enhanced the bass range of a very narrow-sounding Kraftwerk song. Now even Renoise offers a 3-Band Exciter. True, if we can create harmonics in the high-band, why not create harmonics in many bands? Enough motivation for me to test that! When handling frequencies, I find it pretty handy to control deep lows, low mids, mids, high mids and the highs separately. So I decided I wanted to have five bands for our Exciter.