Plogue Bidule v0.8001

The new standard in modular audio software.
Is this a familiar picture? Cables lead from a microphone input into a small digital effect. More cables connect the effect to a mixer. Elsewhere, a MIDI cable links a MIDI input to a synthesizer, which is in turn connected to a mixer. Old hat, right? Now, imagine this: the same single output socket sprouting no less than eight different cables connecting eight different effects.

It gets better: A sound is broken down into 256 individual bands, then each is tweaked one at a time in a unique way. As he performs, a musician decides to add an LFO to a synth's filter cutoff knob, where no LFO existed before. Sound crazy? Not anymore. The new paradigm of computer audio can be summed up in two words: "real-time" and "modular" – both of which are embodied by one application...

Plogue Bidule

The brainchild of Plogue Art et Technologie, Bidule is a cross-platform application that is gaining recognition world-wide as the new standard in modular music software
- is available for both Windows and Mac OSX
- is used by thousands of musicians worldwide Bidulists from the all over the world have gathered on the forums at the Plogue Web site to get their questions about Bidule answered, as well as share their music and Bidule inventions.

Bidule Key Features

* Realtime Audio/MIDI/FFT processing
* Completely modular architecture
* VST and AU hosting
* Runs as both ReWire mixer or slave
* Building blocks for FX/inst creation
* More than a 100 ready-to-use modules
* Supports multiple tempos at once
* Inter-module parameter linking
* Zoomable OpenGL-based canvas
* Multi-channel audio file streaming
* ASIO/CoreAudio low-latency support
* Offline mode (rendering) available
* Uses 32-bit precision throughout
* Online catalog of ready-made groups
* Open Sound Control (OSC) Server


* Mixer: added peak meters and clip indicators.


* Audio File Recorder: added option to save to multiple mono files.
* Crossfader,Pan and Mixer: added interpolation to some parameter changes.
* Loading: faster loading of bigger files.
* MIDI Switcher: added sending of Note Off for opened notes when changing the active output.
* Parameters: better precision for some parameters.
* VST: faster refresh rate.

Bug Fixes:

* AU: parameters don't save min/max/mutation factor/locked status.
* AU: going back to User preset doesn't always display the correct values.
* Audio File Looper: resetting the loop points at start and end of file doesn't always recalculate the correct number of beats.
* Audio File Looper: stuttering data instead of silence on some stereo files.
* Audio Switcher: an output could possibly not be reset correctly when changing the active one.
* Basic Audio File Player: doesn't unreference the audio file when going back to None.
* Buffer Granulator: could crash on some settings.
* Context menu: syncing multiple bidules to one source doesn't work.
* Delete: could crash in some special cases when OSC server is enabled.
* Groups: sometimes doesn't save the group display name correctly.
* Groups: exported amplitude parameters with a user-set min and max don't always work correctly.
* HID (OS X): devices won't work when waking from sleep.
* HID: now supporting POV/hat switches.
* Mediapool: loading files with the same name could lead to weird events.
* Mediapool: loading of some raw audio files could cause a crash.
* Mediapool: sometimes refuses to load existing/working audio files.
* Mediapool: could not load some MIDI files.
* MIDI Buffer: 0 length shouldn't be available.
* MIDI File Looper: outputs incorrect syncing.
* Replace: could crash on dual proc machines.
* ReWire: devices go back to the beginning of their timeline when switching processing on/off.
* Spectral Freeze: could crash when saving a file.
* Spectral Inverter: could crash on some settings.
* Sync Transport: sometimes outputs wrong syncing info.
* Trigger Clock: doesn't reset itself correctly when making it inactive.
* VST: previous parameter value is shown in the status bar of generic UI.
* VST OS X: problems when loading files containing Kontakt instances.

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