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New Gadget Madly In Hope
22 February 2009
Sruti v 1.2.1 submitted
I just submitted v 1.2.1 so maybe the folks at Apple will get to it next week.
Thanks to the Hudson Valley Mauc User Group (THUG) for letting me show off these and a few other in development apps!
Sruti Box is a lot more interesting ... one thing I just added was a new Timbre that is very experimental : it' designed to be used at very low frequencies to make chirping or heartbeat like noises. You can already do this with the vocal timbres, but this one is especially made for it . It also aliases like a buzz saw at the usual frequencies (yes, I admit I'm not using bandwidth limited waves here here). It's super rich and so responds well to chorusing as well.
The ability to save so much info as voices/patches is going to be useful when I finally add the features to save and share patches through a network.
I have a pretty big variety of settings, and to combine them with a little explanation and commentary would be great, and maybe links to your own compositions and experiments in audio and video.
16 February 2009
SrutiBox 1.2.1 in Pretty Good Shape
SrutiBox 1.2.1 is almost ready - now that I've settled on the UI, I need to redo the instructions pages.
As you can see, there's a new order to the buttons, Churn churns timbres, the info and save buttons look a little nicer.
I added some more buffering and sped up the human voice generation, but it still puts in a little gap when you choose voices.
when choosing a vocal timbre, I generate each "reed's" timbre waveform for that particular frequency, matched to the format shape of a human voice (bass, tenor, alto, soprano) appropriate for that frequency. That way, you don't get "mickey mousing".
07 February 2009
Sruti v1.2.1 images
Here's an idea of what v1.2.1 will probably look like:
I may tinker with the layout a little more and fix the new info and save icons up .
As you can see, Churn now can churn between timbres, making this app even less like a real srutibox.
It's good to go between a rich one and a thin one, or the variations of sines and organs and voice types.
There's a bit of a taste of it in the SrutiBox web site.
And, there's a different "ShrutiBox" app that looks more like the real thing - it needs that growl that the real boxes have.
It's a dollar cheaper than mine, but I think it'll be OK for Carnatic uses.
06 February 2009
SrutiBox 1.2.1 coming
It's not really done yet but Srutibox 1.2.1 is well on its way with:
- new '0' level for base frequency octaves - "A0","fs0" etc.
- churn and chorus moved together
- the buttons that used to just change the interval sets now act more like "patch voice" buttons in a usual synthesizer and now hold :
minimum volume level
intervals and interval names
volume levels and timbres for each "churn voice"
- the ui moves the patch buttons tothe top of the screen
- the UI removes the old churn button - now you tap the label of the churn/chorus slider
- churn now also churns the timbres as well, so you will be able to make it go "oooo---aaaaa"
to be done -
- more buffers experiment to get rid of "gaps" in the sound
- easy way to set the churn timbres
- faster way to compute vocal timbres.
- more timbres?? << maybe not this time
- networked load/save of patches <<< probablynot this time
the new "patch" system is definitely geared toward picking patches off a network server ...I just want to make it lightweight enough so the thousands of SrutiBox users can organize them well.