Augustus Loop v2 is released

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Augustus Loop v2 is released

Post by os » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:49 am

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Go get it!

http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/downloads.html

And make some skins!

http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/august ... index.html

What's New in Augustus Loop version 2
For a complete list of changes, please refer to the version history section of the user manual.

Quality Improvements
Great attention has been paid to removing the niggling little clicks and pops that used to occur if you used some features and were unlucky with your timing. Specifically, using the following should now never result in an unpleasant audio artefact:

* Clear Loop
* Changing the Input Level (which includes using the Punch In/Out Set Input Level features)
* Tap Record

Freeze Loop
While Freeze Loop is essentially the same feature as has always been found in Augustus Loop, the new implementation in version 2 transforms this function into something altogether more powerful. Whereas in previous versions frozen loops were prone to clicking and popping unless the audio and plug-in settings were just right, version 2’s Freeze Loop is totally bomb proof and will loop anything.

Sync Groups
It is now possible to synchronise multiple copies of Augustus Loop that are running within one host application. You can therefore use Augustus Loop to build complex, multi-channel, multi-loop systems.

Tape Sim
A new audio processing section has been added to further expand the range of sounds you can get out of Augustus Loop, consisting of a new tape-style saturation effect and a new filter section.

Skinnable and Scriptable GUI
In version 2 it’s possible to completely replace the Augustus Loop user interface. This goes far beyond other ‘skinning’ systems where you can only change the superficial appearance of the interface. With Augustus Loop you can move user interface elements around, remove things you don’t use, add new buttons to drive your own new functionality. A general purpose scripting language lies behind all this, so your new buttons aren’t just limited to setting plug-in parameters - you can build complex systems limited only by your imagination (and programming skill!).

OSC
Augustus Loop can now be remotely controlled via the Open Sound Control protocol.

MIDI & OSC Scripting
Augustus Loop’s response to MIDI and OSC control can now be completely redefined by scripts written by users. This goes far beyond simply redefining which MIDI CC controls which parameter - you can build elaborate, state-based control systems, driving many copies of Augustus Loop from a single control source.

Waveform Display
A new element has been added to the GUI that enables you to visualise the audio that’s recorded onto Augustus Loop’s virtual tape. Apart from looking swish, this is a useful tool that helps you understand exactly what the plug-in is doing at any particular time, especially when some of the more complex functions are enabled.

Record Offset
This new feature makes it easy to sync your looping to other performers, even when your computer-based setup is introducing a lot of latency into your audio stream.

Tape Read Mode
Although Augustus Loop remains a fundamentally stereo device, the new Tape Read Mode setting lets you simulate a mono tape echo from days of old.

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Post by polyslax » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:54 am

Yay! This is one of my all time faves, thanks os! :)
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Post by dj superflat » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:56 pm

so how does augustus compare to mobius in terms of being able to customize, do things like multiply/divide, copy time from loop to loop, etc.? (i think i didn't use augustus in past b/c was mac only?) maybe i should just try demo, if there is one. thx.

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Post by os » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:22 pm

dj superflat wrote:so how does augustus compare to mobius in terms of being able to customize, do things like multiply/divide, copy time from loop to loop, etc.? (i think i didn't use augustus in past b/c was mac only?) maybe i should just try demo, if there is one. thx.
There certainly is a demo, so yes, try it out.

Augustus and Mobius are different beasts really - they're developed from essentially different points of view. But to answer your specific questions:
* Yes, you can customize Augustus. That's one of the big new features in v2.
* You can multiply/divide, by turning on "inertia free" mode and simply changing the delay time to a multiple/fraction of the current time.
* Augustus only has one loop, so there's no copying. NB using the customisation scripting, you can build a multi-loop setup from multiple Augustus Loops.

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Post by dj superflat » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:37 pm

thx for the info, i'll check the demo.

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