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The PMX Series is now being released a pack a month to our mailing list members, what’s it all about, best let it creator describe it….
At some point close to a year ago now, I decided to multi-sample all the patches of my trusty 88-key Casio Privia PX-300 Digital Piano, which i have had since 2005 and is my main midi controller for composing melodies or playing them live. Originally i had intended to do so merely to archive the instruments for my own personal production usage, for the eventual day if/when the PX-300 parts my hands or breaks down. I decided to sample them at an ultimate quality level according to my current capabilities, which happened to be 96kHz/24-bit input via dual triode vacuum tube and custom artificially-intelligent, signal-reactive processing with specific [now retired] alien intuition PerforModule Live Pack devices. So these samples are juiced-up versions of the original PMX samples. I find myself enjoying the “sampler” versions of these instruments way more than the original patches — they sound more crisp, have fun added capabilities, and are so easy to use “in the box” at a whim.
So i figured… “why not also offer them as patches for other Ableton Live users?” …and thus you have available the PerforModule PMX Series at Isotonik Studios.
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Every month a different developer who offers free VST plugins will be featured. The first set will be releasing on the 1st of next month, so signing up now will ensure you get the goodies at distribution time!
First up will be the SAFE plugins by www.semanticaudio.co.uk.
Semantic Audio offers four free plugins: a compressor, parametric equalizer, overdrive, and reverb. These plugins are available for both Mac and Windows.
The SAFE Project is motivated by the lack of statistically-defined transferable semantic terms in music production and the requirement for more intuitive control of low-level parameters. … This means you can now control your audio effect plug-ins using terms that normal human beings can understand! Just type a term (such as warm, bright, etc…) into the text-box, and if we have it on our server, your parameters will be moved around to represent this. Similarly, if you achieve an effect that can be explained in semantic terms, input it into the box and hit save…”
PerforModule have created a few presets…
“Rolling” (SAFE Compressor), “Sweetening” (SAFE Equalizer), “Creamy” (SAFE Overdrive) and “Cool” (SAFE Reverb). You can find them in the plugin preset menus… neato! Each of the Semantic Audio effects is very straightforward, with standard parameters and a lack of exotic features.
Our impression is that they are more suited for adding flavorful darkness and a sense of depth or intimidation to material than for precision or clarifying tasks. Making a channel strip of the 4 effects and carefully setting them, we were able to add a distinct and interesting thickness to some test loops.