Cycling 74 Pluggo 3.5

Collection of Over 100 Audio Plug-ins

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There has never been anything close to the selection of plug-ins assembled in pluggo. With its range of sound design possibilities, pluggo 3.5 is more than just a few effects-it’s a real-time interactive audio processing, modulation, and synthesis environment that works right inside your favorite audio application. Effects categories include delays, filters, pitch effects, distortion, granulation, spectral effects, modulators, multi-channel effects, synthesizers, audio routing, reverb and dynamics, and visual display. It’s easy to see why pluggo has been winning rave reviews from critics and users since its release.

Originally just 74 eccentric plug-ins such as the legendary Feedback Network, Tapped Delay, and Swish, Version 3 added over 19 Essential Instruments–tasty and nourishing instrument plug-ins in a variety of flavors for your Audio Units, VST, or RTAS host application. These elegant and immediately effective instruments were created by eowave, the developers of the iSynth, and make full use of award-winning Max4/MSP2 audio programming environment for OS X. While space only allows us to tempt you with a few descriptions, you’ll find something for every palate, from the characteristically midwestern self-effacement of the Pretty Good Synth, to additive synths, analog-modeling drum and percussion synths, sampling, granular synthesis, FM synthesis, and some lovely waveshaping for that little sonic something extra. And you can seamlessly combine these exciting new instruments with pluggo effects plug-ins and modulator plug-ins for a world of sonic possibilities you’ll never exhaust.

As you look over the tantalizing list of plug-ins at right, you might wonder how all this shameless abundance is possible. The answer lies in the power of Cycling ’74’s Max/MSP audio processing system and its plug-in development tools. pluggo uses a run-time version of Max/MSP. Since all the plug-ins run within the same environment, they can work together behind the back of your sequencer. For example, the PluggoBus system lets plug-ins send up to eight channels of audio to each other, exploding the limitation of one or two outputs per plug-in in audio sequencers. pluggo also sports a set of Modulators--plug-ins that mess with the parameters of other plug-ins in cool and unusual ways.

Pluggo includes MIDI support when used with Audio Units, VST, and RTAS host applications. pluggo plug-ins can send and receive MIDI information, and Max/MSP developers can now develop their own MIDI processor plug-ins and virtual MIDI instruments.

Pluggo 3.5 includes support for host synchronization for Audio Units, VST, and RTAS host applications. pluggo plug-ins support beat-synchronized parameter changes, sample-accurate tempo sync for a plug-in’s modulating LFOs, and tempo-relative settings for plug-in parameters such as delay time. Refer to the table below that shows which features are supported on various Mac OS X host applications.

Pluggo isn’t be limited to the warehouse full of plug-ins we’re supplying today. If you want to tweak your own plug-ins, you might want to consider Max/MSP, which includes everything you need to develop your own plug-ins. And the new Pluggo Runtime Installer allows you to give your own plug-ins to everyone, regardless of whether they own pluggo or not.



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System Requirements:

Pluggo for Windows requires-
A Windows machine equipped with a 1 Ghz P3 or better (a 2.0 Ghz P4 or equivalent is recommended). An ASIO-compatible sound card is recommended for optimium audio performance.
A sequencer application that hosts VST or RTAS plug-ins.
Windows XP (Home or Pro)
At least 256 MB of memory, although the exact amount depends on the system version and the host sequencer you’re using.
At least 55MB of hard disk space

Pluggo for the Macintosh requires-
A Macintosh equipped with a G3 processor running at 500 Mhz or faster is recommended.
A sequencer application that hosts VST, RTAS, or Audio Units plug-ins.
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
At least 256 MB of memory, although the exact amount depends on the system version and the host sequencer you’re using.
At least 55MB of hard disk space

The number of plug-ins that you can use simultaneously depends on the processor, its speed, and your available memory.


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