In this installment of Obscure Audio Software, we’ll be taking a look at a freeware program called SPEAR, an acronym for “Sinusoidal Partial Editing Analysis and Resynthesis”. In a nutshell, it allows you to view and edit a sound as a visual representation of its individual frequencies (partials), and then resynthesize the sound.
Video on Steemit/Dtube:
In this video, I use a pair of loop recorders to create a different type of feedback loop. This is meant to show a concept rather than be only a straight tutorial, though the video does show you one way to do it in Reaper using a plug-in called Mobius (link below).
The latest edition of Obscure Audio Software:
In this edition of Obscure Audio Software, we’ll be taking a look at a free and open-source loop machine called Giada that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux called Giada. The developers call it “your hardcore loop machine” and describe it as “a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians”.
In this video, I go over a sound design trick with reverb and distortion. Though I’m using Reaper here, you can do… by fstateaudio
Another installment of Obscure Audio Software:
Obscure Audio Software: Xenakios Hourglass (freeware granular audio processor for Windows) – Steemit
In this installment of Obscure Audio Software, we step away from the modular stuff to examine Hourglass, a fun (and free) granular audio processor. This is a standalone-only program, though it can load VST plugins. Main screen with a VST automation envelope visible Hourglass is more of a single-purpose type of program than the things I’ve previously covered here.
I’ve decided to start writing a series of articles about obscure audio software on Steemit, first up is Bidule.
This will be an ongoing series of articles, though I’m thinking it might only be every other week or so, since there’s only so many obscure bits of audio software out there worth talking about, and in the case of things I may not be familiar with, I want to have some time to get into it.
I’ve re-posted some of the schematics, samples, and plugins previously available from the old “synthgeek pages” site. See the links in the top menu. More stuff coming in the next few days. There will be new stuff coming soon also, so stay tuned!