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Psycle machine view, with mixer wire dialog and master
Psycle pattern view, showing notes and tweaks, and the pattern properties Psycle showing the wave editor and the new instruments editor for sampulse. Sampulse is shown below, on top right.
Psycle by Psycle is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins.
32-bit version: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 or newer.

64-bit version: Windows XP 64 (not tested), Vista x64 or newer.
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Psycle is a free, Open-Source, music creation program that offers an easy way to create your own music, fast, and with high quality.

Psycle uses a classical tracker interface (a text grid of notes which are sequenced one after the other), coupled with modularity (plugins) that allow to extend the sounds that you get from it.

It supports three ways to get sound: its own native format, the VST Plugin standard, and recorded .wav samples using the sampler machine.

Notes are entered in patterns, where you can also use commands (plugin specific, or global), as well as automating parameters via the mcm and twk commands. These patterns are then organized in a linear sequence, which becomes the song order.

Main features:

  • A 64 Tracks Pattern Editor, with up to 1024 lines.
  • 256 sequence positions.
  • Audio Routing (machine) view to interconnect the virtual machines in order to apply different effects. Multi I/O for VST plugins is supported.
  • Internal Stereo Sampler unit which supports .wav, .aiff, .iff/svx, .s3i, .its files of any sampling rate, 8/16 and 24-bits, mono or stereo.
  • Modern tracker Sampler (Sampulse), with extends sampler support to .xi and .iti, and supports most of the Impulse Tracker like features, including filter.
  • 70+ Native Plugins (generators & effects), most of them open-source and with an easy to use API to create new ones.
  • Multithreaded audio engine.
  • Support for VST1 and VST2 plugin standard, including support for jBridge.
  • Imports .xm, .s3m, .it, .mod.
  • Exporting to wav, as well as recording realtime to .wav.
  • Configurable Keyboard Layout.
  • MIDI-In Support (control Psycle using a MIDI keyboard, or even a software sequencer).
  • Themes and skins support.

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Comments & Discussion for Psycle Psycle

Discussion: Active
6 June 2017 at 5:13am

First off make sure you have the 2008 C++ redistributable (it comes bundled but error'd out on install...problem 1 of more than a few). Secondly there doesn't seem to be much to the built in instruments, or machines as they're called. A few simple generators and even fewer effects. Couldn't get plugins to work, they all error'd out. Not one of my plugins would load, messages like "microsoft api error: 193 0xc1: %1 is not a valid Win32 application". Nice interface but I can get plugins to work better using VST Host and not spend my time trying to decipher Microsoft based error messages.


17 October 2020 at 11:39am

I like this tracker a lot but is it abandoned? Hasn't been any update for more than three years...

28 May 2021 at 4:52pm

Hello all Psycle users, .

I have updated the status of the Psycle to another post called "Speeding up Psucle development" and found from the DIY: Built it and they will come forum (direct link: https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=436412). Please look the second post (may 28th, 2021, 5:48 PM. To put it short, Psycle would need a new lead developer and the source code can still be optained from Source Forge.

Kind regards, .


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