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bionicsupadelayBionic Supa Delay is an improved version of the popular “Bionic Delay” which is in use in many studios since over a decade. The new version was developed in a joint effort with Dub producer Russ D (The Disciples) who proposed to include additional features which are helpful for live Dub mixes.

  • Tape delay section:
    – high and low frequency roll-off
    – tape wow and flutter
    – smooth parameter for continuous delay time changes
    – freeze function
    – x2 button, doubles the delay time
    – delay time is syncronized with host tempo
    – set any delay time between tripplet and doted note timing
    – set different delay times in left and right channel
  • Stereo section
    – balance control pans the effect left and right
    – stereo width control
    – ping pong delay switch
    – delays drifting from the center to the left or to the right
    – auto panner
  • Filter section
    – 12 filter types
    – LFO to modulate cutoff frequency (host synchronized)
    – flexible routing: before or after the delay
  • Pitch shift section
    – 5 algorithms
    – can be used also for chorus effect
    – flexible routing: before or after the delay
  • Reverb section
    – 2 reverbs A, B with different characters can be mixed
    – flexible routing: before or after the delay
  • Each section can be disabled. Using the flexible routing options many different effects chains can be achieved. Examples:
    – Send Reverb into Filter with LFO modulation
    – Pitch shifter inside the delay feedback loop for continuous shifts with each delay repetition
  • Signal flow diagram: shows the currently selected routing of the different sections
  • Pop-up hints help to understand the function of each control on the user interface. These appear when the mouse rests over a control.
  • MIDI learn: Each control can be automated via MIDI controllers.

streaming2La AMP (Artists, Managers, Performers), reciente alianza formada por la Musician’s Union, el Music Manager’s Forum y la Featured Artists Coalition, ha introducido una petición ante la UE para solicitar que los royalties generados por servicios de streaming sean divididos equitativamente entre los artistas y sus sellos discográficos.

La AMP argumenta que el streaming no puede ser considerado una venta tradicional, ya que no representa los mismos costos para un sello. La alianza afirma que pagar royalties por streaming como si fuesen ventas, lo cual es la práctica actual, no tiene ningún sentido y es injusto para los artistas.

Jon Webster, CEO del Music Managers’ Forum: «El MMF ha estado impulsando acciones para que los servicios digitales se diferencien de los analógicos, por lo cual estamos muy complacidos de apoyar una petición que permita una tarifa equitativa para artistas cuando se trata de ingresos por streaming.»

John Smith, Secretario General del Musicians’ Union: «Para las compañías discográficas ya no es necesario invertir en la fabricación, almacenamiento y distribución de un producto físico. En la era pre-digital, los artistas entendían que estos costos justificaban de alguna manera los royalties tan bajos que recibían. Ahora, ninguno de estos costos se asocian al streaming, entonces ¿por qué los sellos pagan estos royalties como si fuesen ventas físicas?»

Crispin Hunt, Co-CEO de Featured Artists Coalition: «Los royalties pagados a artistas musicales deben ser modernizados para reflejar el ambiente digital en el que su música se consume principalmente hoy en día. La FAC se une a la AMP en esta petición para que haya transparencia hacia los artistas en cuanto a todos los tipos de ingresos provenientes del mercado digital. Es justo que la industria recupere su inversión en la música, pero los artistas e intérpretes también deben ser capaces de sostener su inversión en la creatividad»



Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux and OS X

Ardour‘s core user group: people who want to record, edit, mix and master audio and MIDI projects. When you need complete control over your tools, when the limitations of other designs get in the way, when you plan to spend hours or days working on a session, Ardour is there to make things work the way you want them to.

Arrange audio and MIDI using the same tools and same workflow. Use external hardware synthesizers or software instruments as sound sources. From sound design to electro-acoustic composition to dense multitrack MIDI editing, Ardour can help.

xen-fmts_2Xen-FMTS 2 is a 4 Operator FM Synthesis VSTi with a specialized set of features for computer musicians interested in exploring the vast expressive possibilities of making music with alternative intonation systems.

It is a freeware 32-bit plugin instrument for Windows that includes 115 patches, 55 microtunings and 56 partials files.


Microtuning Features
  • Internally loads and externally receives both MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) Bulk Dump and Single Note Microtuning Files
  • Operator ratios can easily be set to values that are coincident with the microtuning being used, thereby producing intonation related sidebands in the timbre of the instrument
  • Microtonal pitch-bend ranges may be configured in cents, harmonics and superparticular ratios
  • Arbitrary microtonal pitch shifting makes it possible to easily pitch transpose the oscillators in both octave and non-octave increments
FM-RM Oscillator
  • 4 Operator FM Synthesis with Ring-Modulation
  • 57 Operator Algorithms
  • 11 different Operator Waveforms
  • Analog Pitch Drift Emulator
  • Transposition by cents offsets
  • Partials text files may be used to quantize the frequency ratios of the operators to user specified values
  • Velocity-to-Harmonics Modulation enables oscillators to dynamically sound harmonics of the fundamental pitch
  • Seven dedicated hybrid modulators for Operators A, B, C, D, Filters, Amplifier and Pitch
  • Each modulator includes an ADSR style envelope generator, and an LFO which can be switched to run at audio-rate
  • Each ADSR Envelope Generator features Per-Stage Keyboard Tracking
  • LFOs can either be synchronized to the host DAW tempo or set in Hertz. They include 24 Waveforms, a Slewer and can be switched to run at audio-rate
Filter Section
  • Pre-Filter Saturation Stage with 20 Saturation Types
  • Two Independent Filters with Six Filter Types: LP4, LP2, HPF, BPF, BRF, APF
  • One and Two Stage Filter Cascade
Performance Control 
  • Full controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning with MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard)
  • MTS Support for both Single Note and Bulk Dump
  • Loads MTS Microtuning Format Files Internally and Receives MTS Externally
  • Local (Per-Patch) and Global Microtuning (Static Microtuning for All Patches)
  • Microtunings can be loaded from any directory on hard drives or storage devices connected to the PC
  • 12 Note Polyphonic
  • Monophonic Legato Mode
  • Monophonic Portamento
  • Microtonal Pitch Bend
  • Vibrato
  • Effects include Chorus, Lowpass Filter Cascade (Warm Filter) with 6 dB to 48 dB per-octave filters and Stereo Ensemble
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