Started AU beta: Apricot — Free Hybrid Synthesizer [CLAP, FL Studio]

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nakst
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97 posts since 7 May, 2022

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:56 am

Apricot beta version 0.9.0 released:
  • Custom skin support. From the "Settings" menu, select "Custom skin..." and choose a folder containing the customized image assets. A skin template is available on the downloads page (unzip it first). If the folder you select is missing an asset, it will fallback to the default skin for that image only.
  • Three new distortion modes. "Fold 1" is a sine-based wavefolding distortion. "Fold 2" is a sawtooth-based wavefolding distortion. "Fold 3' is a asymmetric blend of the two modes, creating very complex harmonics. These intense modes provide a harsh digital sound, and work well with basses.
Free download at https://nakst.itch.io/apricot, for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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SeBaer
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341 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:42 am

Thanks a bunch. Now, that Reaper supports CLAP, I very much enjoy playing with it.

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audiojunkie
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3790 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:46 am

This is a very nice synth for Linux! Thank you! :)
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AuralBee
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71 posts since 10 Mar, 2014

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:05 am

Apricot: very cool! Probably a dumb question, but i could not get it to respond to pitch bend? (Clap version)

MRT
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1289 posts since 3 Dec, 2002

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:56 am

Pitch bend issue here also Clap in Reaper, also found it odd that there was no mod option for pressure/aftertouch.

Other than that, Apricot sounds great.

nakst
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97 posts since 7 May, 2022

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:19 am

MRT wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:56 am Pitch bend issue here also Clap in Reaper, also found it odd that there was no mod option for pressure/aftertouch.

Other than that, Apricot sounds great.
Thank you for the feedback!

I have uploaded a new version, beta v0.9.2. This adds support for the pitch bend wheel, and it also adds a "MIDI Pressure" modulation source.

I don't actually have a MIDI keyboard with pressure/aftertouch support on hand, so I have not been able to test this myself! Please let me know if it is not working for you.

(Note: In the FL native version, the pressure modulation source is accessible as "Mod Y" in the piano roll.)

AuralBee
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71 posts since 10 Mar, 2014

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:21 am

Nice!
Just did a quick test:
-Pitch bend: works, but range is a semitone max. Range can not be adjusted yet, correct ?
-Aftertouch: works, seems to be mono/channel aftertouch. Apricot (Clap) is already capable of polyphonic aftertouch, when using Bitwig's Expressions modulator. Will you be adding polyphonic AT as a modulation source within Apricot as well in the future ?
Thanks, Apricot sounds good and is very CPU friendly!

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Tj Shredder
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8198 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:23 pm

Already the previous CLAP version did do the pitch bends as expressions correctly (MPE setting 48.) In Bitwig you can translate any incoming PB to expressions in the track inspector. It depends on the script. My LinnStrument script does that already, that way it does not send PB at all, its transformed into expressions which are interpreted correctly by Apricot (and Fluctus)…

AuralBee
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71 posts since 10 Mar, 2014

Post Sun Dec 11, 2022 6:01 am

@TJ Shredder: ah, thanks for the Bitwig inspector tip, somehow I never needed to look there for pitchbend settings, but this totally solves the range issue :tu:

nakst
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97 posts since 7 May, 2022

Post Mon Dec 12, 2022 2:47 am

AuralBee wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:21 am Nice!
Just did a quick test:
-Pitch bend: works, but range is a semitone max. Range can not be adjusted yet, correct ?
Correct. I might add a range adjustment for DAWs that don't support CLAP note expression sometime later.
AuralBee wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:21 am -Aftertouch: works, seems to be mono/channel aftertouch. Apricot (Clap) is already capable of polyphonic aftertouch, when using Bitwig's Expressions modulator. Will you be adding polyphonic AT as a modulation source within Apricot as well in the future ?
Similarly, maybe in the future. But it low priority as CLAP plugins have other ways of doing this.
AuralBee wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:21 am Thanks, Apricot sounds good and is very CPU friendly!
I am glad to hear you are enjoying the synth! :)

robindrieghe
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819 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:49 pm

compared the detuning with my jp8000 and it seemed very acurate :)

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DRMR
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153 posts since 3 Jan, 2021

Post Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:37 am

It would be good if the about page would tell you which version of the plugin you actually have installed :)

nakst
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97 posts since 7 May, 2022

Post Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:57 am

DRMR wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:37 am It would be good if the about page would tell you which version of the plugin you actually have installed :)
Good idea, I'll add that in the next update.

robindrieghe
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819 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Sat Dec 24, 2022 12:13 am

nakst wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:57 am
DRMR wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:37 am It would be good if the about page would tell you which version of the plugin you actually have installed :)
Good idea, I'll add that in the next update.

any other plans?
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h66
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206 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:20 am

imageline messed up the upgrade to 21. among other things, Apricot will not start even though it was installed in FL format. an idea?

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