Jasz Pike
Sound for Game & Apps
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Bespoke Middleware Blog

Research, Design and Development Blog for Bespoke Middleware Project

The Krotos Applause

Krotos Guest Lecture

According to greek mythology, Krotos was the inventor of archery, hunting with illumination and the applause.

Original project built in MaxMSP for uni project. Final product further developed (still using Max/MSP) and released commercially shortly after. First commercial release during credit crunch meaning industries were looking for a cheaper alternative, enter the Krotos crew.

Commercial industry pioneers - found a gap and filled it with interesting approaches. Quickly grew to be industry standard across media platforms.

 https://www.krotosaudio.com/

https://www.krotosaudio.com/

  The Future of Sound Design Technology   We’re building unique sound design tools that allow you and your team to focus on creativity.

The Future of Sound Design Technology

We’re building unique sound design tools that allow you and your team to focus on creativity.

This is an inspirational concept that applies directly to the future potential of the bespoke middleware module. The design and construction of these plugins was conceived for a final major degree project.

The team kindly offers free trail versions for all products. Well worth checking out to witness the power of these beasts.


Dehumaniser

Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for a range of vocal effects, from monsters to robots and many more. Utilising incoming live or pre-recorded signals, the software allows you to rapidly create seamlessly layered effects by using presets or dive right in to customization by linking virtual patch cords to interactive effects modules. Dehumaniser 2 features proprietary effects like Scrubbing Convolution and Spectral Shifting that deliver dramatic results and offer totally new avenues for creative design.

 Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for a range of vocal effects, from monsters to robots and many more. 

Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for a range of vocal effects, from monsters to robots and many more. 

 Dehumaniser Pro Extended is the industry’s most advanced standalone creature sound design tool.

Dehumaniser Pro Extended is the industry’s most advanced standalone creature sound design tool.

 Sometimes simple is what you need to unleash creative inspiration.

Sometimes simple is what you need to unleash creative inspiration.

 Dehumaniser Simple Monsters takes a new design approach to the familiar Dehumaniser technology, packing it into a simple but powerful user interface.

Dehumaniser Simple Monsters takes a new design approach to the familiar Dehumaniser technology, packing it into a simple but powerful user interface.


Reformer

To get started, simply choose a sound library as a sample source, set up an input or live mic, and hear the library samples reform precisely to your input in real-time. The result is organic, responsive design in an instant.

In addition to the endless creative possibilities in Reformer, sound designers have access to all of the original SFX files.

 Explore a new approach to sound design with our latest plugin and our custom-made Reformer sound libraries.

Explore a new approach to sound design with our latest plugin and our custom-made Reformer sound libraries.

Reformer Pro - (subscription) £14 p/m or £154 p/y + £ for individual libraries

 Reformer Pro allows sound designers, producers, musicians and performers to design, automate and perform any sound in real-time

Reformer Pro allows sound designers, producers, musicians and performers to design, automate and perform any sound in real-time

Reformer Pro allows sound designers, producers, musicians and performers to design, automate and perform any sound in real-time, like never before.

Whether you already hear the sound in your mind, or you’re looking to experiment and search for the never-before-heard, Reformer Pro gives you powerful sonic tools to bring your sound to life.

Reformer Pro also utilises the world’s first Dynamic Input technology, taking procedural, sample-based audio processing to new heights and into previously unexplored territory.


Weaponiser

Weaponiser - TWO VERSIONS - Basic=£310, Fully loaded=£454

BASIC: Weaponiser gets you started with an introductory library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.

 Weaponiser is the only all-in-one solution for weapon sound design; providing a powerful and efficient workflow, a comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.

Weaponiser is the only all-in-one solution for weapon sound design; providing a powerful and efficient workflow, a comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.

FULLY LOADED: The ultimate weapon sound design solution, Weaponiser Fully Loaded extends the power of Weaponiser Basic by offering our most comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapon sounds.


Weather Update

Some ideas and sketches for the development of the weather system. Some ideas on GUI and exposed parameters. Some thoughts on sound characteristics and content elements. Conceptual approaches to triggering and manipulating parameter values based on radius and trigger zones.