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planck_anomaliasEl telescopio espacial Planck de la Agencia Espacial Europea ha elaborado el mapa más detallado hasta la fecha del fondo cósmico de microondas – la radiación fosilizada del Big Bang. Este nuevo mapa ha sido presentado esta mañana, y presenta características que desafían los cimientos de los modelos cosmológicos actuales.

Lo más importante es que este mapa elaborado por la misión Planck de la ESA permitirá confirmar el modelo cosmológico estándar con una precisión sin precedentes, fijando una nueva referencia en nuestro inventario del Universo. 

Sin embargo, la precisión de los datos de Planck es tan alta que también han desvelado una serie de características inexplicables para las que será necesario desarrollar nuevas teorías físicas.

Uno de los descubrimientos más sorprendentes es que las fluctuaciones en la temperatura de la señal CMB a grandes escalas angulares no se ajusta con las predicciones del modelo estándar – la intensidad de la señal es menor de la que cabría esperar a partir de la estructura a menor escala desvelada por Planck.

Otra singularidad desvelada por esta misión es la asimetría en la temperatura media de los dos hemisferios celestes. Esto contradice la hipótesis del modelo estándar de que el Universo debería ser similar, a grandes rasgos, en cualquier dirección del espacio.

Planck también ha detectado una región fría en el firmamento mucho más grande de lo esperado.

Fuente:  Cuaderno de Sirio

Horus-Mk2Same as Horus, plus:

– Waveform choice for Strings and LFO
– Phaser’s speed coefficient (a pop-up menu by clicking on “Speed” label
– Mono mode with portamento
– Vibrato by Mod-wheel, Breath or pedal
– Fake LCD display for patch management
– New appearence

Horus is something between a string-machine and a poly synth.
It can generate impressive and inspirative pads.
Full MIDI learn
64 voices polyphonic


Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Under the hood it uses music-synthesizer-for-android for the synth engine and JUCE as a plugin wrapper.

The goal of this project is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. Sound engine with ‘float’ value parameters, different waveform à la TX81z would be great but anything that goes beyond the DX7 should and will be a fork of this project. This is to keep the compatibility with the original machine.

Dexed is licensed on the GPL v2. The msfa component (acronym for music synthesizer for android, see msfa in the source folder) stays on the Apache 2.0 license to able to collaborate between projects.


  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows, Linux) and multi format (VST, AU and others that I don’t use); by using JUCE
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor
  • Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active
  • Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

exposureSound library EXPOSURE is dedicated to a memory of Tim Conrardy (1957 – 2009).

Tim was a musician and excellent sound designer. He was interested also about astronomy.

Sound library EXPOSURE is focused on this theme.
It includes ambient pads, atmospheric sounds, melodic and ambient loops and some arpeggios in overall 52 presets.

Most of the samples in EXPOSURE were made with Golden ASET.

Compatible with Kontakt / Player (demo mode) version 5.2.1 or higher.

Size of sound library is 340 MB (331 MB RAR archive).

The Psychosynth project aims to create an interactive modular soft-synth inspired by the ideas of the Reactable. We will try to provide a clean object oriented API to allow the creation of new innovative interfaces for the synthetizer and a 3D simulator of a Reactable-alike device with support for collaborative music creation over the internet.

Our main goal is to create a free software alternative to allow newbies, developers and professionals explore new ways of making music. It is also important to build a comunity to ease the comunication between we, software devolopers, and electronic music makers, who can provide insightfull ideas on how to turn new experimental features into usefull and creative tools.


  • Two-channel sonogram, FFT size of 512, displayed as 257 pixels vertically
  • Linear frequency scale
  • Selectable display modes
  • Selectable window type
  • Frequency (Y) marker (right-click) – shows the frequency of the highlighted bin
  • Time markers (X) – can be used to measure time durations on screen
  • Freeze function (left-click to toggle) – freezes the sonogram
  • Scroll (on/off)
  • Speed – sets the rate at which the sonogram “samples” (applies FFT) 100 to 2000 Hz
  • Gain – adjusts the gain for the sonogram display
  • Offset – shifts (delays) one of the channels on the display

It is not meant to:

  • display magnitude precisely like a spectroscope
  • have fixed overlap
  • have log frequency response and/or dense frequency resolution
  • be the best sonogram ever

Its main purposes are:

  • to show the two audio signals “one on one”
  • to make it uber visible when the two signals don’t match
  • to scroll fast

It’s most convenient if your soundcard has a “what you hear” (aka Stereo Mix) audio Input Source, which captures everything you hear.

This way you can use SonoGx2 while playing music in your favourite media player, or sounds from the browser (youtube, soundcloud, etc..) to “see” how they look like.

Use the DirectSound driver in those cases.


MQ57 is a parametric M/S equalizer designed for mastering.

MQ57 has all controls and functions optimized for mastering needs.

It has relatively wide Q factors that focus on overall balance rather than narrow cuts and boosts, moderate gain ranges for fine-tuning and functions such as channel linking and precise cut filters.

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