[linux-audio-announce] [ANN] TAP-plugins 0.6.0 +more

Tom Szilagyi tszilagyi at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 22 14:12:11 EDT 2004

TAP-plugins 0.6.0 released.
TAP Reverb Editor initially released.

Homepage: http://tap-plugins.sf.net

OK, here we go:

* New plugin: TAP Fractal Doubler. Suitable for doubling tracks
  containing vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass and just about
  any other instrument. The effect is created by applying small
  changes to the pitch and timing of the incoming signal. The changes
  are created by a one-dimensional random fractal line producing pink
  noise. Special thanks to Jan Depner for suggesting this plugin and
  pointing me to useful information about fractals.

* New plugin: TAP Reflector. This plugin creates a psychedelic reverse
  audio effect. It is especially worth trying this plugin on sustained
  guitar and vocal tracks. Percussive sounds also create a very
  characteristic atmosphere when played in a backward-ish style.

* New plugin: TAP Pink/Fractal Noise. This plugin came to life as a
  secondary product of the development of TAP Fractal Doubler. It
  generates pink noise by means of a one-dimensional random fractal
  line generated by the midpoint displacement method.

Yes, it's Reverb time again!

* Vastly enhanced the internal workings of TAP Reverberator. As a
  result, the sonic quality of reverberation got much better. (Well,
  at least, now it *IS* real reverberation.) If you tried it once,
  and found it sounded like hell, you definitely need to check it out

* Long-long-standing denormal float (or whatever) problems causing
  occasional runaway CPU-usage led to the complete re-implementation
  of the internal DSP algorithm of the reverb using fixed-point
  arithmetics. This inherently fixes denormal problems. However, the
  option to use the previous floating-point DSP code remains as a
  #define which you can set before compiling. The default is to use
  fixed-point math. Very special thanks to Jan Depner for spending his
  time with repeatedly testing the reverb and sharing his insights.

* A new application named TAP Reverb Editor has been written. It is a
  standalone JACK app, with a GTK+-2 user interface. It works and
  sounds the same as the LADSPA version (TAP Reverberator), but has
  extended features that support direct editing of Reverb Types, with
  immediate visual and sonic feedback. You can design new Reverb Types
  easily, and 'backporting' these into the LADSPA version is also a
  breeze. This program is available as a separate package called

* Introducing some new Reverb Types:

    I made these for some acoustic guitar tracks:
        * Ambience
        * Ambience (Thick)
        * Ambience (Thick) - HD

    ...and these for fun:
        * Cathedral
        * Cathedral - HD

Other changes:

* TAP Dynamics plugins (both Mono and Stereo) were also affected by a
  runaway CPU-usage issue. It was fixed in the same way as with the
  reverb: by converting the internals to use fixed point math by
  default. (The #define option to use floating point math still

* Applied patch from Luke Yelavich to clean up the Makefile a bit.

* Complete website/docs redesign. The documentation for TAP-plugins
  and the user manual for TAP Reverb Editor is now available for
  download as a separate package called TAP-plugins-doc.

Hope you enjoy this release. Please report any problems.


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