Ribs

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KVRist
226 posts since 29 Apr, 2012

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:06 am

Hello, fellow sound experimentalists and developers!

I've released a free plugin called Ribs. It's a granular instrument/fx that combines a number of different features that I always wanted to use in my productions.
Download: VST, AU, standalone.
NB 1: Windows antivirus may report false positive. Keep calm and check on virustotal.com prior to unpacking, just to see for yourselfves.

here are two videos. A detailed tutorial for the initial release and a short video update:
https://youtu.be/MOPs13L1yl0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tdyLr2jtEk

You can play it as a synth, you can glitch and scratch sounds, create textures, etc. You can also use it as a granular FX with polyphonic capabilities (FX button on the top-left)
Some example sounds are available here: soundcloud.com/crimsonbrain/sets/ribs

Since use cases share many common design elements, I've made a single tool, hence lots of controls. I realize that it's "a bit" overwhelming. But for starters there's the "?" button next to the logo on the right. Once it's pressed, hover the mouse over the controls and get a description for each of them. 
PDF manual comes with the download.
One key concept to keep in mind is the use of incoming sound. Ribs fills its buffers with the sound that you route to its inputs, that means that Ribs takes the output of a track it is on. By default a buffer starts filling on the first incoming MIDI note. Then you can use the waveform to select specific parts of a sound (right mouse button), scroll and zoom (mouse wheel), aim the playhead at a specific position (left click) and do other things to it.
Most of the params are MIDI-automatable via the right click.

Ribs is made with WDL-OL. For graphical design I used KnobMan, Processing, Krita and Inkscape.

Feel free to ask questions, and please report bugs to ribsey@ya.ru (attach the GUI screenshot if possible). 
I'd appreciate your feedback, especially if there's anything that you find particulary slick/misleading/(un)convenient/awesome or if you just want to share an idea. I've allowed myself to experiment with the UI, so there must be something :)

I'd also highly appreciate your support. You could spread the word, or share your sounds. I also have a Patreon page if you want to support the development. You can find these links in the info section of the plugin too.



 
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KVRAF
4483 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:10 am

Can't wait to try this later. Thanks!

KVRAF
6617 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:21 am

Hi
It seems to be a great instrument, and the audio demos sound wonderful : thank you for creating and sharing !
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KVRAF
29975 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks. Looking forward to trying this out later :hyper:

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KVRAF
33048 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:37 am

I feel very hungry all of a sudden.
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRist
133 posts since 12 Mar, 2005

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:43 am

Sounds really nice!
I definitely would like to see a mac version! :wink:

KVRAF
1742 posts since 29 Mar, 2013

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:52 am

Extracted just the 64 bit version but Windows Defender says there is a virus.
Beauty is only skin deep,
Ugliness, however, goes right the way through

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KVRAF
2760 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:00 pm

Wow!
This looks AWESOME! :o :o :o
And free? Very cool.
Thanks for this, I'm looking forward to trying it out!

KVRAF
7547 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:01 pm

Looks very interesting! I'll give it a try.
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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KVRAF
2760 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:03 pm

bibz1st wrote:Extracted just the 64 bit version but Windows Defender says there is a virus.
Not saying that it isn't a virus as I haven't had a chance to install,
but Windows Defender is crap and I don't really trust what it spots (or more often doesn't spot).
Hopefully others can chime in with their 2 cents on the subject.

KVRist

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226 posts since 29 Apr, 2012

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:07 pm

Thank you guys! I can't wait for your feedback, seriously :)
Windows Defender says there is a virus.
Whoa! That's interesting. Which virus? It's being developed on a dedicated VM with a very strict antivirus. I checked the archive with another antivirus on another machne and it says it's clean. Also, the cloud provider doesn't allow to upload infected files.

KVRAF
1742 posts since 29 Mar, 2013

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:16 pm

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Never had a problem with Defender myself.
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Ugliness, however, goes right the way through

KVRist

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226 posts since 29 Apr, 2012

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:24 pm

I scanned with https://virusdesk.kaspersky.com/, https://www.virustotal.com and https://online.drweb.com/ . All say it's clean. I'm afraid it might be something on your side.

KVRist

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226 posts since 29 Apr, 2012

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:27 pm

Or you've seen on my SC profile where I come from, and just trolling me :)

KVRAF
1742 posts since 29 Mar, 2013

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:36 pm

1eqinfinity wrote:Or you've seen on my SC profile where I come from, and just trolling me :)
I havent but im off to have a look now you've said that :D
Beauty is only skin deep,
Ugliness, however, goes right the way through

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