Some of you might remember an 8-channel mixer I made for using within the Creamware modular called Octamix. Well this is the Scope edition for using standalone in the scope Routing Window.
OCTAMIX is a very simple 8 channel mixer which is very low on dsp usage (<1). It has many of the features that you would expect to find on a small traditional 8 channel analogue desk, although it does have a few features which are quite unique to Scope. It provides some of the features found on larger Scope mixers enabling some simple mixing facilities with low dsp cost.
– 8 mono channels
– 2 mono inserts per channel
– Pre & post insert clip leds per channel
– 2 Aux sends per channel (pre/post switchable)
– 0-200 sample delay per channel
– Solo & mute buttons per channel
– Channel labelling
– 2 x stereo returns (each with 3 x stereo insert & VU)
– Main mix channel (with 3 x stereo insert & VU)
– Stereo input with gain control.
– Monitor output with gain control.
– Aux panel switchable between Int (2 x insert each) & external (ext).
– Meterbridge featuring post pan VUs for channels 1-8 & STin & Monitor VUs.
– Less than one DSP usage (not counting inserted effects).
I might update this at some point soon because it was made a while back, so let me know if you find any problems etc.
Hope you find it useful.
SPINNER is a FAT 24dB multimode resonant filter with Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass & Notch modes
Frequency range – 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Modulation frequency range 0.1 Hz to 1.0 Hz
Spread parameter – 0 to max (spreads frequency of poles 3&4 away from poles 1&2)
Let me know what you think & if you find any issues or problems.
Here is a Delay Edition of SPINNER. The configuration is Delay1 > SPINNER > Delay2. The delays are purely tempo-based. You can set the BPM values with the BPM pots or by typing your desired tempo into the BPM displays. After setting your tempo/s you can then set separate Quantize values for L & R to give you your desired delay time/s.
Presets should be fully working, but I haven’t made very many for this yet, so in the meantime, you can either create your own preset bank from scratch or make a copy of the ‘SPINNER.pre’ file & rename it to ‘SPINNER DE.pre’ which will allow you to load the default SPINNER presets.
Have fun & let me know what you think.
Shroomz and I are proud to present you with a sneaky peek at our first Scope synth – The C4T Monosynth. It’s based on our Octave CAT which is one of my favourite monosynths. At the moment it’s still an early beta and we plan on adding several new features as well as a few more tweaks here and there to get an even closer representation of the original.
SPACE EQ – simple Stereo EQ device for mixing & mastering
I’m pleased to give you my first new Scope device creation in over 5 months – SPACE EQ. It’s a very simple stereo-only device that combines EQs based on on Creamware’s excellent 2-band parametric with a spacial technique which doesn’t involve delay or reverberation. The spacial effect can be turned off simply by turning the ‘SPACE’ parameter fully left. There’s also a softclip at the output stage which can be switched on & off.
The Low & High frequency EQ parameters all use stepped potentiometers for ease of making very quick settings. The EQ values & ranges have been set up with the sole idea in mind that the device can be used for mixing & mastering purposes (probably with no or very little use of the SPACE parameter, which is a special effect for those who like to dabble with experimental mixing techniques). I made SPACE EQ for my own mixing knowing that I will sometimes wish to mix with 3 or 4 dB boosts at 60-80Hz & 8-16kHz.
Feel free to let me know what you think..
Have fun folks..
CAN CONTROL v1.0 – Crossfeed EQ headphone monitoring aid
Thanks to all the beta testers for your time & for the high level of feedback. The only significant change since the last beta release is the addition of separate L & R input mutes for setting up the device. These mutes are not included in presets because they don’t need to be.
Please feel free to share your presets here since I’ve opted to release it without any, but be aware that when using someone’s preset, you may well have to tweak the device to your own preference even if using the same monitor speakers & cans/phones as they are. That shouldn’t be an issue though, as you’ll need to set the device up for yourself anyway whether starting from a preset or not.
Quick Start Guide
- Connect CAN CONTROL in line before your headphone monitoring output.
- Turn the CAN CONTROL master volume level down low.
- Play some music. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark side of the moon’ is a good example of music that benefits from crossfeed, but there are many others (most infact).
- Turn the master volume back up to a listening level that you’re happy with.
- Mute the left (L) or right (R) hand side with the mute buttons at the top corners of the green window so that you’re only listening to one side.
- Switch on & off the crossfeed with the round black button labeled ‘X’ or by clicking the x-feed on/off switches in the green window.
- Play with the ‘High Loss F’ (frequency) and ‘High Loss G’ (gain) & ‘Delay’ parameters to adjust to your own head for a sound coming at an angle in front which sounds as close as possible to what you hear from your monitor speaker on that side instead of inside your head like you would normally hear on your headphones (especially closed back types). You won’t hear any difference with a mono record, but for sounds recorded only on one channel & in between, you should get a significant effect that gives a sense of some extra space.
- Adjust the crossfeed gain (X Gain) and left/right gain (LR Gain) parameters if necessary.
- Switch the muted channel back on, so that you’re now listening to both left and right hand sides.
- Adjust master EQ section parameters if necessary. You may find the need to cut bass frequencies between 250-500Hz by 1 to 2dB using the Low Shelf, but in some cases you may not! It’s a balance of what you’re monitoring & personal taste.
- Use your ears and some trial & error adjusting and listening to different types of music, saving yourself some presets with settings you’re happy with as you go.
- If you wish to get technical in setting up CAN CONTROL you can follow some of the procedures above using sine waves or filtered pink noise, but you have to submit pictures to this thread of you wearing your lab coat.
That should be enough to get you started. When I have time I’ll write something more in-depth if there’s a demand.