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Beatbox VST/AU plugin released

Maybe some of you will be interested by this one. 

6 kits following Caustic's note mapping, individual outputs available

Details and infos here:

https://sites.google.com/site/thecausticsessions/skara-plugins

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My person will be checkin'

My person will be checkin' this out Friday or sat.

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Requested and awaiting access

Requested and awaiting access.

 

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Yeah me too, Hey skarabee is

Yeah me too, Hey skarabee is that how this one works?  it goes to a google drive page and asks for a request to be made, which I did...

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Yes, its how it works. I just

Yes, its how it works. I just sent you access to the file.

Just tell me if it works for you, didn't have any feedback for now...

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Thanks! Will try it now.

Thanks!

Will try it now.

This is the time the night and the year   

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how can I download this for

how can I download this for Android

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thanx skarabee. but "i will

thanx skarabee. but "i will receive a email if and when my request is approved." by google

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@nihal

@nihal

These are plugins for use in another DAW (reaper, cubase, logic, mulab...), not an android app.

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NIHAL:

NIHAL:

how can I download this for Android

You can get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.cau...

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Any feedback from users?

Any feedback from users?

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Request sent :)

Request sent :)

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Skarabee, I have to apologise

Skarabee, I have to apologise my friend, I totally misunderstood the post...whoops silly old me

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Really nice Skarabee. I only

Really nice Skarabee. I only had an hour to play with it but so far so good:) So I report on the 64 bit vst version and I use Sonar Platinum. Only thing I found was a little click in one of the presets, I don't remember which one but it was the kick in that preset. It's probably only one bad sample because I couldn't repo it with any other kit piece.

The interface looks nice and familiar (true Caustic feel). It's easy to use just like the original. I haven't tried to load individual samples yet but I suspect it's just as easy as in Caustic. I miss the pitch knob though, I saw the global pitch but it would be nice to pitch each sample individually. Routing works fine but I would like to see a routing list underneath each sample slot, that way I would have better overview.

I will try this out more when I get some spare time, even though I have lots of vst's for drums I see my self using this one a lot in the future. I get back with more feedback later, meanwhile... Thanks a lot for this generous gift :)

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Thank you Pan for the report.

Thank you Pan for the report. Happy to see it running with Sonar. (Couldn't test this DAW  myself)

Could you tell me wich sample is clicking. I have no such issue on my side but maybe a corrupted sample.

For the individual pitch: Unfortunately the platform I use don't allow me to put an access to the pitch in the GUI. I can pitch the samples "under the hood" but users can't get the control for individual pitch, only the midi pitch-bend wich is global. 

For the individual output assign: I had a though about it, didn't implemented it but I can do it for a future update. 

About the individual samples: Not so simple: Samples are embedded in the "instrument" file, so you can't add samples. But if you give me a bunch of samples I can build the relevant kit. The plan is to offer similar Caustic beatbox presets (reduced to 8 slots of course), so one can compose on Caustic, export the beatbox track as midi, and then run this plug-in in another Daw. By the way, I still have to release KNA and Kaledokit Caustic presets here. (Coming soon...)

I also made some other plugins, (see at the bottom of the Caustic Ressource plugin page), in case you don't have enough on your drive...;-)

All these plugs are sample-based. I'm currently working with Mutools's MUX, and trying to reproduce a Subsynth as plugin. But this will be for Mux users only, not really a plugin by itself, but a synth built with Mux plugin. (really powerful modular plugin!)

@Wellsley: did you get the file?

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I did skarabee, but in my

I did skarabee, but in my haste to get another excellent file, I misunderstood, and i did not realize it was meant as a plug in for other DAWS, and as I do not have any other DAWS...as said I am a silly english sausage...lol...

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Sorry, Wellsley...

Sorry, Wellsley...

But you can still grab 2 new kits as Caustic beatbox.presets. These kits are included in the plugin, as extended version (12 slots in the VST). So you will have only 8 sounds in the Caustic version.

Kaledo kit: http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/15917

KNA kit:  http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/15918

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Aha, ok great I will have a

Aha, ok great I will have a look when i get a moment, thanks again mate

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The plan is to offer similar

The plan is to offer similar Caustic beatbox presets (reduced to 8 slots of course), so one can compose on Caustic, export the beatbox track as midi, and then run this plug-in in another Daw. 

Not so easy as that - none of the Beatbox kits in Caustic Actual map to general MIDI like your plugin does.

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Steph, did you get the last

Steph, did you get the last version? I remapped the kits to reflect Caustic's mapping.

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I sent a request for the

I sent a request for the 64bit version, will try it out in Ableton when I get a chance.   This is awesome BTW, thanks!

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Working great in Ableton,

Working great in Ableton, never thought I would see a floating Beatbox!

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Hi Skarabee

Hi Skarabee
I tested some more earlier today and I can't hear the click I heard yesterday, I tried all the kits at various velocity levels so I don't really know what happened yesterday. If it happens again I will try to pin down the cause of it.

Kits I would like to see is those nostalgic drum machines like 606, 808 and 909, single layered that is and the same samples Caustic use of course.

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I liked it better when it

I liked it better when it followed General Midi mapping. (that's the one thing I don't like about Jason's PocketKit patches too)

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@skarabee : if you love MUX,

@skarabee : if you love MUX, I once made a Beatbox called PQN DR12 : http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=464504

and a drum replacer : http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=464506

and a vocoder (PQN Vocoder) in this topic : https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=461489&p=6441988&hil...

 

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Merci pquenin!  I just

Merci pquenin!  I just started learning Mux a few days ago. Will have a look at your presets.

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If u can send a a Mac plugin

If u can send a a Mac plugin skarabee please thanx!

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First add-on kit released. It

First add-on kit released. It's a 808 kit with 2 snares and 2 kicks: the Caustic original samples and kick/snare from my 808 tape preset.

installation: Windows: copy the .mse file in the ".instruments" folder (located where your plugin is installed).

                        Mac: copy the .mse file in the "ressource" folder (located where your plugin is installed).

https://sites.google.com/site/thecausticsessions/skara-plugins

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Yea'.... Your site has Google

Yea'.... Your site has Google not giving direct access two download foreign site issues.... Altho...... It could be browser relate. Why U have two specially send stuff. ((( Hmmm thinkin'. )))

Idk. Kinda' no way two bypass Google since it is. Google site.

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@Derrti. This is not a

@Derrti. This is not a Google thingy, it's a decision Skarabee made. For whatever reason he don't want to share those files with just anyone, therefore you need to send him a request to download any of his content. No need to complain about the method he has chosen to use, after all not everyone would freely give away fully functional plugins like these. Trust me, it doesn't hurt to be a little grateful from time to time ;)

@Skarabee. Sent a request for your 808 kit. I'll report back when I tested it but these are really busy times and I don't get as much spare time as I would like. But I guess it's only temporary.

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Derrti you should have

Derrti you should have received a download link sometimes ago. If not, send me another request.

As Pan said it's not Google or browser related. I made it to share with Caustic community in priority, it's not a full public release, although I have received many request from people I never met here on SCS.

After the 808 kit I plan to release 606 and 909. 

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Thanks for the 808 kit

Thanks for the 808 kit Skarabee, it sounds great and I look forward to the releases to come. Meanwhile I think I trapped the click sound I mentioned earlier and I can now repo it 100%.

It's when I trim the kick (in any kit) with the decay knob it occur, and it is on key release
the click is heard. I don't know what algorithm you use but it sounds like you are altering the sample length. If that's the case I would suggest you try using a decay envelope instead and make sure there's no release time involved.

By the way, have you tried SFZ? It gives you total controll over your samples and you can even declare CC's for further controll for the user. It looks very interesting and I am tempted to give it a swing. I downloaded a player/editor called sforzando which work very well and is totally free :)

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Thanks Pan for the report.

Thanks Pan for the report. There is no much I can do for the decay thing. It should work from 0 (full left) to max (full right). But the software I use to build this plug don't allow me to change the behavior of the knobn wich is centered by defaults: 0 is center, max at full right, but negatives values on full left :- (

I'll have a look if I can twist something to make it work as desired.

You mean the SFZ format? I have a software called Polyphone for sound fonts assembling, and it can save in sfz format. I this I will try Sforzando as player.

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No need to hurry with that,

No need to hurry with that, now that I know about it I just avoid using the decay knob. If I want snappier kicks I can use other tools like gates and transient shapers.

I believe SFZ is a ripoff of the old soundfont format. But it is more capable and gives a lot more controll. I got a nice subtractive synth someone made with it, complete with GUI and CC controll (that's what made me interested in the first place).
Only thing I find wonky is the fact that samples are not included in the finished .SFZ file, instead you create links to your samples within the file. That makes distribution somewhat painful. But the cool thing is that it's a scripting language and it looks quite easy to learn.

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Question the VST/AU Plugins

Question the VST/AU Plugins can this be used for the Caustic Windows Version? or only on other Music Software?? if so for the Caustic where do you save the plugin for the 12 slot DM Plugin??

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Yea I got the link in email

Yea I got the link in email but. I got automatically sent a vst. I use Mac at the library. No way two pc at all.

Audio module unit is what I need

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Derrti: On my site you have

Derrti: On my site you have download links for  VST/PC, VST/Mac, and AU. So, as I said, send me another request for the AU version. 

Zombo66: Caustic doesn't accept plugins. VST plugins can be only used in other software: Cubase, Logic, Live, Studio One, Reaper, Mixcraft, Mulab, Sonar...

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Skarabee thank you I might

Skarabee thank you I might try it in MuLab since its free thank you Cheers!!

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id love to try the plugin

id love to try the plugin brother. please.   don.koch.dk@gmail.com

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Sorry, couldn't access it. 

Sorry, couldn't access it.  First I had to log onto Google, then found out I needed "permission" to access the file on Google Drive.  Gave up at that point.

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Looks great. Just sent

Looks great. Just sent request. Thanks!

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Waiting for access .

Waiting for access .
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@zombo66 : Skarabee thank you
@zombo66 : Skarabee thank you I might try it in MuLab since its free thank you Cheers!!

Mulab Free is limited to 4 tracks. Try Tracktion T5, it's free, powerfull and unlimited...

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Dont know if this is still a

Dont know if this is still a thing or not, but if It is, I must has!!! Thx. Access has been requested on the Gdrive

Representing The SKUMMZ of the EARTH!!!  From THE Valley  818.

Check out my new Live Mix Series on Mixcloud

First release out now!!  https://www.mixcloud.com/jthabrain/mind-invasion-03-jthabrain/