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Cumulus CM

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dave dove
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542 posts since 31 Aug, 2007

Postby dave dove; Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:28 pm Cumulus CM

please tell...

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colin@loomer
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Postby colin@loomer; Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:35 am

Seeing as it is previewed at the back the current issue of Computer Music, I guess it won't hurt to reveal a little more about Cumulus. For a start, it's free: it will be available bundled, and distributed exclusively, on the Computer Music DVD from next issue (CM170 - available in the UK from September 21st) and onwards.

To quote the manual:

"Cumulus is a granular sampler which radically transforms sample content by breaking it into tiny slithers of audio called grains and reorganizing them to form new sounds. Cumulus is capable of a wide ranges of timbres: from evolving atmospheric soundscapes; to organic physical textures. Up to eight Scenes can be created; a Scene corresponding to a particular sample position and set of synthesis parameters. Scenes can be played in realtime via MIDI, or arranged internally using the built-in sequencer."

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So basically, you import samples (and of course, it's got a really nice built-in sample browser, or you can drag n drop audio directly from your operating system or host), place Scene Markers on the clip (using the zoom-able waveform display), set synthesis parameters - play speed, grain size, pitch, etc - and then play the Scenes either using MIDI, or using the integrated sequencer.

It's very configurable: each Scene has 14 individual synthesis parameters, but certainly not overwhelmingly so: using the LINK button you can quickly swap between editing all Scenes, and only the selected one.

It's a incredibly flexible little tool: it's now become my de-facto plug-in for a huge palette of sounds, from Autechre-like granular IDM beats, to big My Bloody Valentine style drones. And there are some really nice presets too, courtesy of KVR's own abstractcats.

And of course, it's got all the niceties you'd expect from the Loomer framework: integrated preset browser with hot-swap preset loading, undo and redo with unlimited history, full MIDI learn functionality, complete 64-bit native support, etc.
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sinkmusic
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Postby sinkmusic; Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:54 am

:shock: :love:
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abstractcats
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Postby abstractcats; Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:58 am

:party: :tu:

Very happy to be part of this. Thanks to Colin and all involved at LoomerAudio!
dave dove
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Postby dave dove; Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:30 pm

think i'll love this

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Bronto Scorpio
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Postby Bronto Scorpio; Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:39 pm

Looks awesome :)

Cheers
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dave dove
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Postby dave dove; Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:18 am

ihatewaiting....

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sinkmusic
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Postby sinkmusic; Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:06 pm

Will it be suitable for beatslicing too, or mostly a tool for granular textures and stuff ?
(which is both great)
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colin@loomer
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Postby colin@loomer; Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:27 pm

It's pretty good for beat-slicing too. Because each slice (or Scene, to use Cumulus terminology) has its own granular settings, there is a lot of flexibility here: you can independently pitch each slice, slow them down, reverse them, etc. And it comes with some good Autechre-style beat-sliced presets.
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hivkorn
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Postby hivkorn; Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:35 pm

really nice plug! O_O
dave dove
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Postby dave dove; Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:14 am

two days to go....

tiddly pom :)

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colin@loomer
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Postby colin@loomer; Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:42 am

In fact, Computer Music subscribers in the UK should - depending on the efficiency of your local post office - be receiving it today!
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Resonator63
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Postby Resonator63; Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:50 am

Didn't come today :(
Hopefully tomorrow,looking forward to trying Cumulus out :)
kx.001
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Postby kx.001; Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:01 am

Resonator63 wrote:Didn't come today :(
Hopefully tomorrow,looking forward to trying Cumulus out :)


mine did :P
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DiScO197
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Postby DiScO197; Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:03 am

Mine too! This looks fantastic.
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