Noise with Software

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Post by j.precursor » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:04 pm

reaktor is pretty good.

the skrewell ensemble does pretty mean things. the Synth-In-A-Case works great as well.

supercollider is really nice if you're more into coding. the audio engine sounds really good. http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/sc140/

have fun.

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Post by Repeater » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:12 pm

I have a Macbook with a dead screen that I use as a sound source. No idea which programs it's running, but it sounds like a hideous wavetable oscillator when you put a coil pickup on top of it.

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Post by j.precursor » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:01 pm

@Repeater: That sounds awesome. would love to hear how that sounds. any demos?

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Post by jonah » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Repeater wrote:I have a Macbook with a dead screen that I use as a sound source. No idea which programs it's running, but it sounds like a hideous wavetable oscillator when you put a coil pickup on top of it.
A telephone pickup works well too.

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Audiomulch

Post by vaguefears » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 am

Ended up picking up a copy of Audiomulch after digging through this thread. So far, it's amazing. Thanks to all who mentioned it.

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Re: Audiomulch

Post by jonah » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:45 pm

vaguefears wrote:Ended up picking up a copy of Audiomulch after digging through this thread. So far, it's amazing. Thanks to all who mentioned it.
Mulch is also really great for either sending into or out of a modular!

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Post by cosmic overdose » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:53 am

if you are a Linux user you should try out Din Is Noise (http://dinisnoise.org/).
Perfect for drones and noise. I like it a lot.

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Post by j.precursor » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:50 am

oh just looked up Din is Noise, it's really cool. I'm sure there can be a lot of interesting things done with it. wonder if it works with the raspberry pi.

and, to add to the list of softwares ... ChucK.

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Post by Bad Math » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:44 pm

Good thread.
It's in no way the only thing I do, but I do enjoy noising it up in a software environment.

I, like many others here have tried the whole modular route, but if I'm actually looking to make some music, limiting myself to a few plug-ins and then pushing them as far as I possibly can is the thing that excites me the most.

Since the OP asked for some stuff, here's a short excerpt of something I'm currently working on. It's not pure harsh noise or anything, but I like it. I managed to squeeze out quite a few timbres from some pink noise.

http://picosong.com/n3za

If I have to recommend one plug-in for noise stuff, I definitely have to go for the SplineEQ by Photosounder. It's capable of ridiculous curves, you can morph the over-all curve and the visualization is absolutely brilliant.

http://photosounder.com/splineeq/images/screenshot.png

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Post by jdev » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:49 pm

Plogue Bidule - very flexible, with Building Blocks you can build just about anything with Bidule.

REAPER - great for any automation/recording.

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Post by carlfunken » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:32 pm

max msp

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Post by dj_bluefalcon » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:17 am

glitchpop wrote:Pd and SuperCollider. Go open source :yay:
Seconded! Both of these can be seriously great noisemakers. I use Max/MSP too, but PD is just as capable, in most ways, at least for someone just starting out.

I like Soundhack too, but it isn't really real-time.

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Post by dj_bluefalcon » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:18 am

j.precursor wrote:

and, to add to the list of softwares ... ChucK.
Jon...
ChucK?


drew

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Post by Enda Grennan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:01 pm

MaxMSP cannot be beaten in terms of the amount. Of documentation and existing patches to works from.

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