Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80 0 (0)

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Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died aged 80.

A statement from his London publicist, Bernard Doherty, to the PA Media news agency said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts.

“He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also, as a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Watts was to miss the band’s forthcoming US tour as he recovered from an unspecified medical procedure.

With his limber stance, keen knowledge of jazz, and unruffled ability to make songs swing even when keeping the strictest time, Watts is regarded as one of the greatest – and most stylish – rock drummers of all time.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/24/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-aged-80

ODeus ASIO Link Pro – Patcher now free 0 (0)

In the beginning there was a man… This man developed a piece of software that was truly incredible. All the little boys and girls, mainly audiophiles thrived on this mans work. Everyone was happy. UNTIL ONE DAY.

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The software that everyone knew and loved STOPPED WORKING, nobody could buy it, those who had already bought it… could no longer activate it.. All that was left were many unanswered questions. Soon these qustions were answered.. (kind of).

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So you see there was no hope going forward… the audiophiles would all be doomed to scour the interwebs for any kind of alternative… yet they would all leave the young audiophiles still feeling empty, while standing in the shadow cast by ODeus ASIO Link. One brave audiophile said “NO! I WONT STAND FOR THIS! I WILL REVERSE ENGINEER THIS PROGRAM!” and this young audiophile was…. NOT ME. Yet he did find me and bring this (problem/nightmare/time suck/amazing reverse engineering feat/success story) to me after having already suffered 85+ hours. Together (G.A. Collective) spend the next few days (many hours for each of them), jumping through the previously mentioned incredible person’s (ODeus) code at the binary level.. LET ME REMIND YOU… this guy could code… yea… check that string length 10 times please… yea.. it was great.. IN THE END WE BRING YOU…

“This ASIO driver extends your audio interface ASIO driver and adds windows audio with no additional latency. It also allows you to use your ASIO driver from more than one application with the inbuilt multi-client support, and you can even send ASIO audio over the network.

The driver is great value for money for people who need to monitor or record from windows audio or just want to jam with their favourite tunes.

Features:

  • Extremely high performance for Pro Audio apps.
  • Zero added ASIO latency.
  • 64 IN + 64 OUT virtual ASIO channels.
  • 32 IN + 32 OUT WDM audio channels.
  • 16 IN + 16 OUT network audio channels.
  • Multi-client mode means ASIO for up to 25 apps.
  • Works without internal WDM or ASIO audio resampling.
  • Record lossless 8 channel audio to FLAC file.
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Route audio to/from WDM/MME/DirectSound/WASAPI and LAN/NET.”

This effectively allows you to use more than one ASIO interface at the same time in CbB (even ones on an external networked PC), allowing up to 64 input/output channels.  At the moment I’ve no idea how this affects latency, but I guess if it’s lots of inputs you need then it’s likely it’s a whole band you’re recording and this will be less of a concern. I can also see it being really useful for making tutorial videos.

https://give.academy/posts/2018/03/02/AsioLinkPro/

Reducktion by Dead Duck Software[win][vsti][x86][x64][KVR Challenge] 0 (0)

Dead Duck Reducktion is a 32-voice polyphonic software synthesizer for use in audio hosts that support the VST 2.4 plugin format. It available for Windows operating systems in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Features

Three multi-mode oscillators:

  • Wave: continuously variable between saw, square, triangle and sine waveforms.
  • Pulse: pulse wave with variable width from 0 to 100%.
  • FM: sine wave FM with carrier and two modulators.

Full stereo output with oscillator pan and stereo noise options.

Up to 8-voice unison detune with mix and stereo spread controls.

Two resonant filters:

  • 24 dB/oct low pass with self-oscillation.
  • 12 db/oct low pass, high pass, band pass, band stop and peaking.

Three ADSR envelopes.

Three flexible LFOs:

  • Triangle, sine, square, saw and random outputs.
  • Tempo-sync, free-running, phase and attack time.

A 12-slot modulation matrix.

Built in drive, EQ, chorus, delay and reverb effects.

16-step arpeggiator/sequencer:

  • Up, down and up/down arpeggiator modes.
  • Sequencer-controlled note, velocity and note length.
  • Variable step count and tempo-based step times from 1/32T to 1/1D.
  • Two modulation sources with stepped or smoothed output options.

MIDI learn for easy assignment of hardware controllers.

File-based preset system for easy management and sharing.

Resizeable user interface with 100%, 150% and 200% scaling options.

User-definable themes for easy customisation.

Installation

Reducktion is provided as a simple zip-file package; for a quick and easy installation simply extract the contents to a plugin folder that is write-accessible by your host.

For more detailed setup instructions see the User Guide included in the distribution package.

Deducktion by Dead Duck Software 0 (0)

Dead Duck Deducktion is a subtractive synthesizer, featuring:

  • Two oscillators with saw, square, triangle and noise waveforms with ‘superwave’ detune, PWM and square/triangle sub-oscillator options.
  • Flexible sub-oscillators with sub-octave and independent modes for advanced sound-design.
  • 2 resonant multi-mode filters with lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandstop and peaking options.
  • Multi-mode osc/filter/amp routing for multi-layer programming options.
  • Four envelopes, four LFOs and a 24-slot modulation matrix for a wide range of modulation possibilities.
  • MIDI CC control of parameters and modulation sources allowing full interaction with hardware controllers.
  • Customisable GUI themes.

Available in VSTI 2.4 format for Windows x86 and x64 hosts.

KVR-CHALENGE 2018

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