Cycling '74 Pluggo v3.5.2

Pluggo 3.5 is an extraordinary collection of more than one hundred audio plug-ins that work with sequencers and audio applications that support Audio Units, Steinberg's VST plug-in format, and Digidesign's RTAS plug-in format. Version 3.5 is available for Windows XP and Mac OS X.

More About Pluggo:

There has never been anything close to the selection of plug-ins assembled in pluggo. With its range of sound design possibilities, pluggo 3.5 is more than just a few effects-it's a real-time interactive audio processing, modulation, and synthesis environment that works right inside your favorite audio application. Effects categories include delays, filters, pitch effects, distortion, granulation, spectral effects, modulators, multi-channel effects, synthesizers, audio routing, reverb and dynamics, and visual display. It's easy to see why pluggo has been winning rave reviews from critics and users since its release.

Originally just 74 eccentric plug-ins such as the legendary Feedback Network, Tapped Delay, and Swish, Version 3 added over 19 Essential Instruments–tasty and nourishing instrument plug-ins in a variety of flavors for your Audio Units, VST, or RTAS host application. These elegant and immediately effective instruments were created by eowave, the developers of the iSynth, and make full use of award-winning Max4/MSP2 audio programming environment for OS X. While space only allows us to tempt you with a few descriptions, you'll find something for every palate, from the characteristically midwestern self-effacement of the Pretty Good Synth, to additive synths, analog-modeling drum and percussion synths, sampling, granular synthesis, FM synthesis, and some lovely waveshaping for that little sonic something extra. And you can seamlessly combine these exciting new instruments with pluggo effects plug-ins and modulator plug-ins for a world of sonic possibilities you'll never exhaust.

As you look over the tantalizing list of plug-ins at right, you might wonder how all this shameless abundance is possible. The answer lies in the power of Cycling '74's Max/MSP audio processing system and its plug-in development tools. pluggo uses a run-time version of Max/MSP. Since all the plug-ins run within the same environment, they can work together behind the back of your sequencer. For example, the PluggoBus system lets plug-ins send up to eight channels of audio to each other, exploding the limitation of one or two outputs per plug-in in audio sequencers. pluggo also sports a set of Modulators--plug-ins that mess with the parameters of other plug-ins in cool and unusual ways.

New Features:

* Multi-channel input support for plugin~ (up to 16 channels).
* Includes multi-threaded Javascript.

Bug Fixes:

* Fix for clicking bug in Logic when using large buffers (OS X).
* Fixed crash in Digital Performer when using multiple plug-ins on a dual processor machine (OS X).
* Improved parameter change handling when host is using parameter change messages to save plug-in settings in a document.
* Tiger compatible copy-protection (OS X).
* Threading issues with host parameter changes resolved.
* Plug-in advertises that Pluggo can send MIDI, enabling Pluggo plug-ins to be used as MIDI effects in Live 5.
* effGetParameterProperties correctly reports that it is not supported thus fixing parameter names as shown in AudioMulch.
* Fix for offline processing of waveform audio in Adobe Audition (XP).
* Fix for misc problems such as parameters not updating in hosts that do not support effIdle (XP).
* Fix for problems with VST instruments in Sony ACID (XP).
* Fix for hang in Cakewalk VST Adapter scan process (XP).
* Fixed crashes with plug-ins that deferred execution during startup.