iCE Externals Released

DSPaudio, Inc. announces iCE, a new set of necessary externals for Max/MSP.

iCE allows users to build composing frameworks, data storage and processing systems, and user interfaces for all manner of sequencing directly within Max/MSP. iCE is the Swiss army knife of sequencing and it’s stylish too. Use iCE to quickly build your own fully working sequencer to your own specifications and never touch Logic, Cubase or Pro Tools again. *Note, DSPaudio is addressing multi-tracking in the future, so get ready to work entirely in Max/MSP.

iCE 1.0 externals for Mac OS X are:

  • ice.key -Reports all keystroke information and provides useful features similar objects do not
  • ice.pump -Message router for developing UI’s
  • ice.lattice -Read slowly (2x) “The best data storage and retrieval system we’ve ever seen” ice.mux/demux -Enhanced pack/unpack keeps lists tidy by preserving relative position of list elements
  • ice.xxx -Additional objects under development which deal with issues cool people care about

iCE allows composers to sequence entirely in Max/MSP employing both old and new paradigms. Embedded sequences (sequencers sequencing other sequencers) are easy to accomplish “a la” OpenMusic or Vision while tracker based pattern sequencing is inherent. Creating your own timeline, poetry sequencer or hybrid tracker is now possible with a minimum of effort.

User microtunings, charmaps and display modes let you work how you want.

ASCII keyboard control of any composition environment is paramount to the environments usefulness. Thus, we’ve done our best to refine existing input mechanisms for maximum UI speed. The ICE UI has been under concept revision and development since 2002 with code, diagrams and prototypes reaching back to 1997. Every keystroke has been painfully thought about, several of us now suffer from stigmata.

Impulse Tracker and Fast Tracker 2 fans will find their old keystrokes are not forgotten and better yet, Max’ers who care not about the past can create their own keyboard maps for all controls.

iCE is being introduced for early adopters at 50% off. Early birds who purchase now can enjoy this discount and are entitled to a 50% discount on the next major revision of iCE. We love you.

You can now purchase 3 years of our work in 30 seconds here: http://order.kagi.com/?GSX

To read more about iCE, view help patchers and get specifications: http://www.dspaudio.com

We designed these tools for our own use and will continue to refine them both based on our goals and your comments. We hope you’ll join us in liberating your events.

iCE Externals Released

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