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|Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:00 pm Post subject:
Subatomic Software's Antimatter Relaunches as "Audulus"
|San Francisco - Subatomic Software announces the renaming of its modular synthesis app, Antimatter, to "Audulus."
The Audulus UI
"We like the new name – Audulus – because it's an original word derived from 'audio' and 'modular' and won't be confused with other subjects," says W. Taylor Holliday, founder of Subatomic Software.
Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effect processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.
"[Audulus] has one of the best UIs I've ever used," says Tom Slankard, San Francisco based software engineer and musician. "It's clean and simple and very fluid-feeling."
The Audulus user interface was inspired by analog guitar pedals: sounds are created or altered by connecting processing nodes. There are no hidden controls, no complex menus, and everything fits in a single window. The user begins with a blank canvas, rather than with daunting controls, and can build up to the desired level of complexity.
"[Audulus's] strengths are definitely in the midi, synthesis, and effects-processing realm," explains Slankard. "I've used it with both keyboards and guitars plugged into midi/audio interfaces. It even integrates well with other apps, hardware, audio units, etc."
Audulus includes a diverse collection of processing nodes, with new nodes in constant development. Additionally, Audio Unit plugins can be hosted as processing nodes, greatly expanding the types of processing nodes at the user's disposal.
"It seems to have all of the effects, oscillators, mixers, ADSRs, etc, to make pretty much anything you want," says Slankard.
Audulus running as an Audio Unit inside Logic
Audulus also integrates into a studio workflow through an Audio Unit plugin version, which is available for download at no additional cost.
"Best of all, its affordable for every musician—from starving hipsters to hobbyists to accomplished pros," says developer W. Taylor Holliday.
For more information, visit http://audulus.com. Audulus is available on the Mac App Store for $9.99.
- Audio Unit hosting - use your favorite plugins.
- fluid interface - smooth animated interaction.
- MIDI control - use your MIDI control surface or keyboard.
- presets - quickly change between settings.
- unlimited history - everything you do is stored.
- polyphony - process multiple voices.
- encapsulation - group nodes into sub-patches.
- diverse nodes - from ADSR to ZeroCross.
- Audio Unit version - run Audulus as an Audio Unit inside other apps (free download).