hypercyclic ~ LFO-driven, MIDI-mangling Arpeggiator


what is hypercyclic?

  • an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer
  • for mangling sustained MIDI input chords
  • the output of which can then drive other MIDI instruments
  • acts either as a VST or Audio Unit plugin for your DAW, or as a standalone application
  • the original hypercyclic won 2nd place in the KVRAudio.com Developer Challenge ‘07
  • the sweet spot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness and syncopation, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries

how do you use it?

  • the main use for hypercyclic is to generate midi that can be recorded and/or sent to other plugins. However it also features a simple built-in synth for testing purposes
  • you can use two tempo-synced LFOs to modulate various parameters for creating interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations
  • a unique feature is the possibility to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects
  • another thing you can use is a groove function for playing slightly off the beat. The groove parameters can also be modulated over time by the LFOs, adding to the rhythmic variation

hypercyclic

www.mucoder.net/en/hypercyclic

Skywave Linux ~ Global Online Listening


Skywave Linux is a 64 bit live system providing installed and configured software for accessing software defined radio servers locally and on the internet. With this operating system, a person may tune shortwave broadcasts, amateur radio, aeronautical, maritime, or other signals received at remote servers around the world.

SDR software is configured for popular devices, such as the RTL-SDR dongles, Softrocks, Hermes, and other radios.

Skywave Linux is a 64 bit system built over Ubuntu Linux, and may be installed on a bootable USB stick, SD card, DVD, or hard drive.

Features:

  • WebSDR, OpenWebRX radio servers accessible via internet browser.
  • HPSDR servers accessible via QtRadio
  • HPSDR hardware also via cudaSDR
  • RTL-SDR plug-and-play functionality via CubicSDR, Gqrx, and QtRadio
  • RTL-SDR ADS-B tracking and mapping via Dump1090
  • RTL-SDR RDS decoding via Gqrx and Redsea
  • SDRPlay, Airspy radio hardware is supported.
  • LADSPA audio plugins for EQ/Compression/Limiting
  • WSJT -X / WSPR-X weak signal digimode software
  • Weather Satellite Decoding via WXtoImg
  • Satellite tracking with Gpredict
  • Trunked Radio System Reception with SDRTrunk
  • Radio firmware & data management with CHIRP
  • Kodi Media Center for conventional internet streaming

skywavelinux-007

skywavelinux.com
sourceforge.net/projects/skywavelinux

zxtune ~ Cross-platform Chiptunes Player


Plays audio files from many systems including the ZX Spectrum, Acorn, Amstrad, Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64, GameBoy, MSX, Nes, PC, Phillips, SNES, Sam Coupe, Sega, TurboGrafX, etc.

zxtune.bitbucket.io
github.com/vitamin-caig/zxtune

Swami ~ MIDI Music Composition


Project SWAMI, Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments, is a collection of free software for editing, managing and playing musical instruments for MIDI music composition. Current focus is primarily the SoundFont format, which is an open file format for digital audio “sample” based instruments.

Swami-2_0

www.swamiproject.org
sourceforge.net/projects/swami

Lossless Audio Checker ~ Truly Lossless Or Not


Internet music dealers currently sell “CD-Quality” tracks, or even better (“Studio-Master”), thanks to lossless audio coding formats (FLAC, ALAC). However, a lossless format does not guarantee that the audio content is what it seems to be. The audio signal may have been upscaled (increasing the resolution), upsampled (increasing the sampling rate) or even transcoded from a lossy to a lossless format. Lossless Audio Checker analyzes lossless audio tracks and detects upscaling, upsampling and transcoding.

http://losslessaudiochecker.com