PLUGIN NAME: dUSt
AUDACITY SUPPORTED: Audi 126
PLATFORM: Windows (Vista) only.
DEVELOPED: March 2012
LANGUAGE: XLISP & NYQUIST
CHANNELS: Mono or Stereo
LENGTH SUPPORT: 299 seconds
FREQUENCY SUPPORT: 44.1 khZ only!
STATUS: Tested approx. 1 day
Allirhight, i’m back with a new plug-in as i take my nyquist plug-ins into the
unknown territories of multi-channels (in this case stereo) especially made
for you two dudes who still use Audi126.
I’ve been listening to a bunch of disco house music lately and wanted to
do something like Stardust’s awesome tune “Music Sounds Better With You”
where the music sounds all muddy but gradually goes back to “normal”
Now, I’m smart enough to know that’s some type of sweep effect, but not
enough to know what type (or even what a sweep is). Fortunately, I found
a site on the iNET that explained that most sweeps are nothing more than
bass cut filters that change frequency cutoff as time progresses. I imagine
most musicians accomplish this with a fancy knob or something, but that
out of my price range.
Well, I needed one of those, so, being somewhat handy at the language of
Nyquist and XLISP, I managed to get this one done.
Basically, it’s a ratio (aka linear) filter sweep with set time points you can
enter frequency cutoff values in. It’s got 4 sweep filters:
- Bass Cut (aka Hi-Pass)
- Treb Cut (aka Lo-Pass)
- Band Cut
- HiLo Cut (aka Band Pass)
I probably should include instructions, but oh well.
Here’s some hints:
01: filT: 1=Bass Cut, 2=Treb Cut, 3=Band Cut, 4=HiLo Cut
02: -1 means off
03: The “times” are all based on percentage of audio selected.
04. You HAVE to use 000% and 100%, all others are optional.
05. bw = bandwidth (only used with the Band Cut and HiLo Cut sweep filters)
06. chZ = channels you are inputing, if you mess this up, the plugin won’t work.
07. The frequencies are all in hectohertz, that’s hz * 100, so 200 hHz = 20,000 hz
Well, that’s about it. Hopefully someone can get some use out of it and you can
make some groovy tunes with it.
dUSt-v01.0.NY (34.6 KB)
Here’s the screenshot:
Oh yeah, things learned this plugin:
- MAKE-ARRAY for stereo does NOT work with SETQ (I spent half a day figuring that out).
- PRINC is good for debug code as it doesn’t print quotes (although it doesn’t line return either).
- Error manuals are the future…
- SND-PWL stinks.