FFTease 2.5 now available


    Jan 31 2006 | 9:59 pm
    FFTease is a collection of externals for spectral sound processing. Version 2.5 introduces externals for spectral tuning, spectral reanimation, spectral granular resynthesis, a spectral sampler with independent control over speed and transposition, and CA-driven spectra. Relative window size and overlap factor may now be controlled directly.
    The externals are compiled for Mac OSX and Windows and may be downloaded at:
    or
    The site also contains demo sounds of some of the FFTease processes.
    FFTease may be freely used for any artistic or research purpose.
    Your industrious FFTease Team,
    -Eric Lyon
    -Christopher Penrose

    • Feb 01 2006 | 7:29 am
      Thanx a lot for sharing FFTease!!
      I use your objects often and they are
      really an improvement for max/msp.
      I cannot wait to try out the new objects.
      cheers
      sascha
      Quote: Eric Lyon wrote on Tue, 31 January 2006 22:59
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      > FFTease is a collection of externals for spectral sound processing. Version 2.5 introduces externals for spectral tuning, spectral reanimation, spectral granular resynthesis, a spectral sampler with independent control over speed and transposition, and CA-driven spectra. Relative window size and overlap factor may now be controlled directly.
      >
      > The externals are compiled for Mac OSX and Windows and may be downloaded at:
      >
      > http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/subjectareas/music/academic staff/ericlyon/software/fftease/
      >
      > or
      >
      > http://tinyurl.com/83rj2
      >
      > The site also contains demo sounds of some of the FFTease processes.
      >
      > FFTease may be freely used for any artistic or research purpose.
      >
      > Your industrious FFTease Team,
      >
      > -Eric Lyon
      >
      > -Christopher Penrose
      >
      >
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    • Feb 01 2006 | 7:50 am
      Bravo ! and deep thanks for sharing this work.
      best regards
      f.e
    • Feb 01 2006 | 8:27 am
      Great !
      Just on thing : the .help file are missing in the windows version.
      Of course, I took them in the mac version, but remember that not all windows
      users have stuffit installed...
      ...And on more thing: could you add your new objects to www.maxobjects.com ?
      Thanks again for sharing your work
      Best
      Mathieu Chamagne
      www.maxobjects.com
    • Feb 01 2006 | 9:02 am
    • Feb 01 2006 | 2:25 pm
      >>
      Just on thing : the .help file are missing in the windows version.
      Of course, I took them in the mac version, but remember that not all windows
      users have stuffit installed...
      >>
      Thank you for reporting that. I have sent in a new Windows package with the help files included. I'm not directly in control of the site, so it may take a day or so for them to show up on the Manchester site. For now you can grab the Windows update here:
      And thanks to everyone for your kind comments about our work.
      Eric
    • Feb 01 2006 | 4:10 pm
      Yes, thank you so much for sharing these with the
      community. I will endeavor to make great music with
      them!
      Anthony
    • Feb 01 2006 | 4:55 pm
      One thing I noticed while listening to the samples.
      It looks like the George Bush clip
      fftease-ex-resent1.mp3 [320 Kbytes]
      resent~ resynthesizes a watusi with each bin set to a random speed.
      does not have any perceptible change in audio. Perhaps you
      posted the original instead?
      Anthony
    • Feb 01 2006 | 5:11 pm
      > One thing I noticed while listening to the samples.
      > It looks like the George Bush clip
      >
      No comment :)
      > fftease-ex-resent1.mp3 [320 Kbytes]
      > resent~ resynthesizes a watusi with each bin set to a random speed.
      >
      > does not have any perceptible change in audio. Perhaps you
      > posted the original instead?
      >
      >
      No, it is a processed version. You can hear the different bins go out of completely out of phase with each other over the course of the example. The second resent~ example sounds similar to the first, except that blocks of bins are grouped together, so that different parts of the spectrum are playing back at different speeds.
      Best,
      Eric
    • Feb 01 2006 | 5:35 pm
      Oh sorry, you see Bush is already so out of phase with
      the rest of the world that I could not tell the differnce. ;)
      Anthony