6th March 2007
ndc Plugs has released Brush Strokes v1.0, an audio-visual instrument with a drawing-based interface. Sound is generated in a manner similar to scanned synthesis, with two oscillators whose waveforms are obtained by scanning the x- and y-axis positions of the trail drawn by the user. The larger the gesture, the louder the sound, and vice-versa, when the mouse is not moving, no sound is generated.
Sending MIDI notes to it will change the pitch of the audio. If you click a mouse button, you will freeze the motion of the brush, and thus the waveforms for the two oscillators will also freeze. The position of the brush, and whether it's frozen, are both automatable parameters. As the only way to get sound out of the instrument is to move the brush, you won't be able to record or sequence it in quite the same way you would other VST instruments. Instead of straightforward MIDI data, you'll need to record your mouse movements as automation.
Brush Strokes is available as a free VST instrument for Windows. Source Code is also available.
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28 Jun 2007 ndc Plugs releases Fragmental v1.0
06 Mar 2007 ndc Plugs releases Brush Strokes v1.0
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21 Jul 2006 ndc Plugs updates Tempo Sync Reverser to v1.0.1
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09 Dec 2005 ndc Plugs release My First Step Sequencer v1.0
11 May 2005 ndcPlugs releases Harmonical
22 Mar 2005 Buffer Synth 2 updated to v1.0.3
21 Feb 2005 ndc Plugs releases Buffer Synth 2
13 Jan 2005 ndc Plugs - 2 new releases, 2 updates
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29 Aug 2004 ndc Plugs SineSynth released
22 Jun 2004 ndc Plugs Buffer Synth Alpha v1.2 released
07 Jun 2004 ndcPlugs Buffer Synth Alpha v1.1 released
02 Jun 2004 ndc Plugs Buffer Synth Alpha v1.0 released
21 Apr 2004 ndc Plugs Reversinator v1.0 (OS X) released
15 Apr 2004 ndc Plugs Reversinator v1.0 released