Stage-ready instruments for the live electronic musician.These Software Instruments include packages from SoftSynth's JSyn and/or Grame's MidiShare. On Macintosh systems, the installers below will automatically begin the MidiShare installer during their installation process. If you have already set-up MidiShare system-wide on your machine, feel free to quit out of the MidiShare installer during the installation process. The JSyn files within these applications should not interfere with any previous JSyn system installs.
What this software is not:
Pretty graphical applications where you click and drag your way to making fun sounds from soundfiles on your hard-drive in a few minutes.
What this software is:
A way to performatively transform live sound as it streams into your computer from microphones or otherwise using commercially available Midi controllers you can get good at with practice.
A way to be a performer whose performance is intimately and tangibly connected to your surrounding band-mates' performances.
An effort toward keeping electronic music truly live, 100% rooted in sonic expressions made in the same room with the audience.
Free. (under the GNU LGPL)
At least 1 GHz of modern processing speed and 512 MB of RAM on a Mac OS X or Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista computer
with at least Java 1.4 installed (any modern OS should already have this) and a robust Midi Controller(s).
Mnemonica - Keyboard Driven Sampler-Sustainer/Nostalgifier/Awesomer
Download Mnemonica 1.0 for Mac OS X (10 MB disk image)
Download Mnemonica 1.0 for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista (5.1 MB windows executable)
All Mnemonica documentation on set-up and usage (you'll need this) is here.
MØØP - Midi Looper-Transformer/Term of Endearment/Hey, could you hold this a second?
Download Moop 1.0.0 for Mac OS X (45 MB disk image)
Download Moop 1.0.0 for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista (31.4 MB windows executable)
All Moop documentation on set-up and usage (you'll need this) is here.
~ Why you may want a Midi and not an Audio Looper ~
StreamSequencer - Live Input Sequencer/Cutter-Upper/Upper-Cutter
Download StreamSequencer 1.0 for Mac OS X (10 MB disk image)
Download StreamSequencer 1.0 for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista (5.1 MB windows executable)
All StreamSequencer documentation on set-up and usage (you'll need this) is here.