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Links to Other Software and Free Downloads
Please note that all free software contributed to and distributed by CDP
remains the responsibility of the respective authors.
- Wellspring Music's ProcessPack this composition powerhouse by Richard Orton and Archer Endrich has been released for some time now, and is growing rapidly.
- ProcessPack is an umbrella program for a number of (projected) high-level composition modules. The first of these is DISPERSAL, which is now available from Wellspring Music.
- DISPERSAL combines a number of CDP's sound processing programs with algorithmic scripting to make it possible to compose by working directly with a musical design template, in this case, that of 'dispersal'.
- HOVER is a new module that reads a soundfile in complex ways, with astonishing aural results.
- Other new modules added since during this, its first year, are PlayMix, a module that enables you to mix and audition soundfiles in real-time, and Pyramid, which layers sounds with shape presets.
- A PDF file with a more detailed description is available.
- You can also read about it in more technical detail, listen to some example soundfiles, and place an order on the Wellspring Music Website.
- ProcessPack is available only for PC computers, on offer for £27.
Soundshaper Lite Edition
- A free graphic user interface supporting all CDP processes except those introduced in Release 6. Optimized for stereo, this version is more powerful than the original version of Soundshaper Pro and offers the beginner an accessible insight into the power of the CDP system. Soundshaper has no processing functionality unless the CDP programs are also present. You can download the program from author Robert Fraser's website: http://www.ensemble-software.co.uk. Also see our PDF information page for Soundshaper Pro.
- This graphic user interface for the CDP programs is written by Trevor Wishart. It also has no functionality without the CDP programs. At the time of writing, the current version is 13.0.0. A fully working version is available free from his website: http://www.trevorwishart.co.uk. Sound Loom is written in Tcl/Tk (which can be freely downloaded from http://www.activestate.com/activeTCL/). Please note that current versions of Sound Loom have Tcl/Tk built-in and do not require that it be installed on your computer. Also see our PDF information page for Sound Loom.
GrainMill Demo Version
- A demo version of this powerful way to granulate sounds can be downloaded from http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrwd/grndemo.zip". Also see our information page for GrainMill.
NB - GrainMill is PC-only. The demo version is for 16-bit soundfiles.
- This represents Richard Dobson's important research into multi-channel facilities (greater than 2 channels) needed for various types of 'surround' sound. In Release 6 the Toolkit functions are built into the main CDP System, Sound Loom and Soundshaper, but can also be acquired separately as command line tools. The Toolkit is downloaded from Richard's website: http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrwd/mctools.html
- This prototype CDP plug-in is written by Richard Dobson, and the Direct-X version can be downloaded from his website: http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrwd/pvstream_dx.zip. Reference is also made in the /masrwd/ section of Richard's work on an extended pvoc format: 'pvocex', which is part of the background work for these plugins.
Prototype CDP VST plugin
- Richard's ongoing work towards CDP plugins can be seen via this download: http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrwd/pvplugswin.zip.
AL-ERWIN Granulation & Algorithmic Package
- Written by Rajmil Fischman with the assistance of an Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) grant, this is a highly featured software combo with a sophisticated graphic user interface, including both granular synthesis and algorithmic mixing. A fully working version can be downloaded from http://www.keele.ac.uk/music/. Also see our information page about this software. Please note that this software is still supplied with CDP Systems, as well as via the above link to Rajmil's website page.
- One of the world's leading software synthesis 'engines', Csound is coming of age with a rapid expansion of its internal facilities (some from CDP!) and the advent of new graphic environments. See Dennis Miller's comprehensive article on in Electronic Musician: Csound: It's Not Just for Techies Anymore (Vol 18, No. 8, July 2002).
- Also see the tutorial texts edited by Richard Boulanger; these are listed on our Publications page.
- Mention was made on our News Page of Steven Yi's Blue, a well-designed graphic front end for Csound, with graphic orchestra editor and time-line score assembler. See the Kunstmusik site for more information.
- Csound can be downloaded from John Fitch's website: http://dream.cs.bath.ac.uk/dreamware.html
- Other related software can be downloaded from this site:
- SAOLC - the reference implementation of the new language for the Structured Audio component of MPEG-4.
- SFRONT - an implementation of SAOL developed at Berkeley which creates a compilable file in C.
- jMAX - IRCAM's free Open-Source version of MAX (Linux. SGI), based on Java.
- PD - Miller Puckette's public domain Open Source version of MAX.
This file was last updated on: 6 April 2012
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