ForumsSoftware ← Any news on Sumu?

ed a.
Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 13:26

Seems intriguing. An email I received a while back said Spring 2018.

randy
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 08:44

I am really liking the design! If Kaivo is granular meets physical modeling, then Sumu is additive meets FM. More soon.

euanek
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 13:31

Sounds fantastic. How soon!?? :-)

randy
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 08:03

What would I know? I just work here.

euanek
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 07:18

:-)

jophenese
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 17:21

Additive meets FM? And here I am just getting over obsessing over Wendy Carlos' additive insanity of Beauty in the Beast.

alan
Wed, May 09, 2018, 20:00

I have to admit that I'm not particularly a fan of FM, but your synths so far are so unique that I'm keeping an open mind, and am looking forward to what you come up with combining it with additive.

objectgroup
Tue, Jun 05, 2018, 18:34

want

phonk
Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 09:00

already a sure buy like all your software, any more info to lust about? :)

randy
Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 06:56

It's been pushed back a little but still moving forward and I am excited to share more when I can. Too early for interface but a sound snippet soon I hope.

alan
Mon, Jul 02, 2018, 12:57

I was just about to ask if you'd consider posting some sound samples while we (im)patiently wait for more details, but you beat me to it.

mdg
Sun, Jul 08, 2018, 16:16

oh wowohwow!

Somehow missed the initial announcement for Sumu, but am now excited to now be obsessively checking this forum several times a day for the next (several) month(s) < 3 < 3

randy
Mon, Jul 09, 2018, 07:11

I'm excited too. Back to work on updating the other plugs this morning though. it's all part of the fun, as they say, but I can't wait to get back to wild sound experimentation.

alan
Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 14:27

In case some of you aren't on Madrona Labs email list, I found this exciting tidbit in my mailbox today-
"With the plugin updates completed, I'm now working full-time on the next software instrument, Sumu. It's going to be the last plugin in the patcher-in-the-middle format that Madrona Labs introduced with Aalto way back in 2010. Granular synthesis, as implemented in Kaivo, lets you decompose a sound into vertical segments (grains) each capturing an instant of the whole sound. A sines plus noise decomposition, used in Sumu, is a complementary tool that does very much the opposite, tracking individual sine wave partials of a sound horizontally through time in what's called spectral analysis.

Working with spectral data in a patchable environment has long been limited to the users of more general-purpose tools like Kyma and Max/MSP. With Sumu I'm designing a fixed set of modules that work in harmony together to make spectral sculpting a breeze."

mdg
Mon, Oct 01, 2018, 12:23

Posting for no other reason than to say I'm v excited about this

masoricci
Fri, Oct 05, 2018, 14:08

Is really the last instrument with the patcher-in-the-middle ? what's next ? seemed to be winning design... I ll miss it.

randy
Fri, Oct 05, 2018, 14:47

Well OK, last in this series anyway. These four instruments make a great kind of group and next I need to do something different. I could put a patcher in the middle of something again, someday. But it will probably look different. Hopefully I'm always learning.

andrewbird
Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 06:40

Randy you have blown my minds.

The main thing I miss about my kyma system (sold in 2017) was being able to do live spectral analysis and then re-pitch the sines live, using the soundplane (although it was easier to do 2 at the same time rather than 11!).

It's pretty much the only thing I really used Kyma for for creating surreal BV's and speech. Actually performed live vocal re-pitching, too. Gutted there's only audio - no video of that. I cannot wait. I may even save for a new cpu to tackle this.

Mac only still ya?

I am looking forward to this SO MUCH that it actually hurts!

randy
Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 10:21

Sumu is going to be only an instrument, not an effect—so live processing won't be part of the fun. You'll have to import a sound clip and analyze it, like in Kaivo.

Virta does a great job with live formant processing though!

The Soundplane is currently Mac only but I see that changing with the Model B release.

c_code
Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 12:36

Excellent news ! Very excited about this. Bigup Randy :) No one does it like Madrona labs, I value your instruments just as my hardware eurorack system.

ex.crow
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 08:20

throw us a bone here ?..

randy
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 11:25

Hey there, Sumu is moving a lot more slowly than planned. It's a little ambitious and I probably shouldn't have announced it so soon, so I'm truly sorry if the suspense is killing you! I'm excited to put out more info and audio samples but it's just not ready yet.