Free OpenSoundControl VST on Windows
Everywhere I go, people bug me about when they’ll see better support for OpenSoundControl (OSC) in applications. Why use fancy-schmancy OSC when MIDI does the job? Well, OSC supports higher resolutions of data when needed, maps variables elegantly (when you’re controlling something like visuals and descriptions like musical pitch or filter cutoff make no sense), and plays nice over networks and with multiple computers. In other words, go ahead and use MIDI when it does the job — but we need something else when it doesn’t.
platinumears.com - 5ORCERY
The signal is split into five separate bands using cross-over filters, and these feed the side-chains of five separate compressors. But the filtered signals are not mixed back together again: instead the gain modulation signals from all five compressors are matrixed into modulation signals for 4 dynamic shelving filters plus a gain stage.
To put it another way: while this plug-in behaves like a multi-band compressor, and allows you to solve many of the same problems, it is in actual fact a constantly changing 4-band equaliser, and when it isn't doing anything, it really isn't doing anything!
Glen Stegner - Free VSTi Software Synthesizers
The original synthesis engines for these two wonderful sounding virtual-analog softsynths were designed by Richard Brooks, but remained on his web site as somewhat unfinished SynthEdit projects. For the finished VSTi plugins presented here, Glen Stegner overhauled the graphic design and layout, added complete MIDI CC# control of all parameters (for use with external hardware control surfaces), and made other improvements. For the MinimogueVA updates 1.2 and above, new features were programmed by Gunnar Ekornås, and for the Arppe2600va updates 2.0 and above, the Mod Matrix and other new features were programmed by Gabriel Abney. We think you'll find these VSTi software synths sound amazingly close to the real deal! Enjoy!
hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer for mangling MIDI input chords. It won 2nd place in the KVRAudio.com Developer Challenge '07.
Two tempo-synced LFOs can be used to modulate various parameters to create interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations. A unique feature is the possiblity to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects.
The sweetspot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries.