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MbiraGen

ToneCarver
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560 posts since 12 Aug, 2005

Postby ToneCarver; Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:29 pm MbiraGen

MbiraGen is a semi-generative sequencer plugin that produces MIDI notes
based on a sequence of up to 12 "melodies". Each melody can have up to 4 variations which are selected round-robin. A Melody is a 5x4 grid where the vertical direction indicates note pitch and the horizontal direction indicates time.

Pitches are assigned based on a combination of settings: the tonic note, the scale, the mode, the interval assigned to the melody, and the individual scale degrees represented by the vertical positions in a melody.

In addition to the melody sequencer there is a velocity sequencer, controls for sync time, note length, velocity jitter, note length jitter, and 2 additional sequencers that can apply variations to the melodies as they are being played. These variations provide the drift and randomness that keeps the pattern from feeling too repetitive.

Plugin targets VST2.4 on Windows. 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

Here is a snap of the GUI:
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The zip file is here: MbiraGen_v1.0d

There are some presets in the zip file along with a quick brain-dump of the controls and features as a start towards some documentation. The GUI needs some clean-up, the doc needs a lot of polish, but hopefully it is enough to get you started. Most (but not all) of the controls take mousewheel and/or right click to set values.

It's a freebie, enjoy :)
Last edited by ToneCarver on Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:55 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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mn
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1548 posts since 27 Dec, 2003

Postby mn; Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:12 pm

8) Thanks, looks interesting. I opened in a few of my hosts (Reaper x64, FL Studio 11, Cubase 7 x64, Renoise x64) on Win 8.1 x64. I haven't tried other hosts or grok'd how to use it correctly yet but it seems to instantiate and/or sync in those hosts.

edit: Also works well in MuLab 5 x64, Samplitude Pro X x64, Cantabile Performer x64.
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Shabdahbriah
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4807 posts since 19 Jun, 2008, from Seattle

Postby Shabdahbriah; Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:29 pm

8) ness+

Thank you :)
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ToneCarver
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560 posts since 12 Aug, 2005

Postby ToneCarver; Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:01 am

mn wrote:8) Thanks, looks interesting. I opened in a few of my hosts (Reaper x64, FL Studio 11, Cubase 7 x64, Renoise x64) on Win 8.1 x64. I haven't tried other hosts or grok'd how to use it correctly yet but it seems to instantiate and/or sync in those hosts.

edit: Also works well in MuLab 5 x64, Samplitude Pro X x64, Cantabile Performer x64.
Excellent, thanks!
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sinkmusic
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6042 posts since 28 Apr, 2004, from france

Postby sinkmusic; Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:18 am

Amazing !
Thank you very much, ToneCarver :love:
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ToneCarver
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560 posts since 12 Aug, 2005

Postby ToneCarver; Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:18 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:8) ness+

Thank you :)
You are welcome.
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abovethoughts
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157 posts since 26 May, 2013

Postby abovethoughts; Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:07 am

1. Please release the 32 bit, if possible.
2. Will this be a freeware product or will this be a pay product once out of beta ?
tl
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389 posts since 7 May, 2002, from ... , germany

Postby tl; Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:16 am

really enjoying nova3
i'd love to see a 32bit version of mbira gen.
pretty please cause my daw still runs on xp.

thank you for your great & innovative work.

cheers,
tl.
ToneCarver
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560 posts since 12 Aug, 2005

Postby ToneCarver; Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:27 am

abovethoughts wrote:1. Please release the 32 bit, if possible.
2. Will this be a freeware product or will this be a pay product once out of beta ?

The 32 bit version will be released soon assuming all goes well with the build. This is a freeware product - made for fun from some ideas that have been germinating for a long time.
Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
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tl
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389 posts since 7 May, 2002, from ... , germany

Postby tl; Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:43 am

ToneCarver wrote:The 32 bit version will be released soon assuming all goes well with the build. This is a freeware product - made for fun from some ideas that have been germinating for a long time.


thank you. i'm so looking forward to...
experimental.crow
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4998 posts since 9 Mar, 2003, from The Druid Hills

Postby experimental.crow; Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:01 pm

i've had a few minutes to play w/ this ...
once again , as w/ nova , you have made a wonderful gift to this community ...

thank you ...
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hma
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250 posts since 13 Jan, 2006, from top down

Postby hma; Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Just checked out Nova, very interesting concept, brings lots of fun to sequencing, thank you for it...really eager to try this new sequencer so +1 for 32bit version.
ToneCarver
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560 posts since 12 Aug, 2005

Postby ToneCarver; Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:34 pm

Okay, 32-bit version is now included in the zip file. Same caveat as before - the 32-bit version works on my computer but it has not been tried on any other systems.

OP link updated to point to MbiraGen_v1.0a

Enjoy..
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Hewitt Huntwork
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1126 posts since 2 Jun, 2003

Postby Hewitt Huntwork; Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:57 pm

Holy crap I just watched the vid for Nova3.
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bftucker
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967 posts since 30 Apr, 2004, from Louisville, KY

Postby bftucker; Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:01 am

Hewitt Huntwork wrote:Holy crap I just watched the vid for Nova3.


I was just watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox_KT0Q2TXE


It is a very nice video, isn't it? :)
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