Draw rectangles on spectrum, animate them: free Sektor for Max for Live

Sektor is a beautiful Ableton Live freebie, a graphical tool for capturing bands of a sound’s spectrum and then looping and sampling them. Here’s a quick play.

Make Noise brings Tom Erbe’s soundhack spectral ideas to a dual oscillator: Spectraphon

The pandemic apparently brought together modular house Make Noise, instrument maker Jeff Snyder, and soundhack creator Tom Erbe. Spectral analysis/resynthesis, once just an esoteric software process, is now in a beautiful module. Get your hands on some new sounds.

Peter Kirn - May 12, 2023

IRCAM ASAP plug-in suite transforms and remixes sounds; part of it is free

Some of that brain-bending research from Paris’ famed IRCAM is coming your way in plug-in form – even (partly) for free. It’s a spectral remixing, sound morphing, audio shaping powerhouse that landed from some advanced alien civilization, but it’s usable by humans, whether we’re ready for this power or not.

Peter Kirn - December 19, 2022

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