VOLBot is a stochastic and distributed audio modulator, a super LFO ( Low Frequency Oscillator ) which modulates the intensity/gain/amplitude of its input.
Back to fundamentals….Compositional practice is about constructing and organizing multiple layers of sonic material at first step. In production, we use DAW’s to present this material on separate tracks with either synthesized sounds in real time, or recorded material as sound files or live audio input.
The simultaneous overlapping of sonic material is being created with different balancing strategies, and mixing techniques. The volume control of each track on a DAW has been offered with sliders like a mixing console and scoring possibilities with the volume automation data for each track on the time line.
There are no practical solutions or an engine to creatively manipulate the balance of the DAW tracks at once with a common gesture in real time. ! The VOLBot is exactly filling this gap.
VOLBot iOS ( the server ) and VOLBot iOS client instances are located on separate DAW audio tracks on usual AUv3 plugin slots and the VOLBot communicates remotely with its client instances. With this distributed audio plugin architecture, you will be able to control an entire fleet of DAW tracks together in real time with your parameter controls on the VOLBot iOS communicating with VOLBot clients on other tracks.
VOLBot serves as a complex CV generator too. You can pitch quantize its output with many available tune scales for VCO modulation.
Since a stochastic function generates numbers on random iterations, although each instance of the VOLBot client will be on the same distribution range as the server, it will demonstrate a variation of the intensity modulation created by the VOLBot server.
Be it stochastic complex control waveforms to interact with or simple touches, this control data serving as intensity modulator will be shared among all the existing VOLBot’s. This opens a wide range of creative possibilities for your production. The richness of this variation being created algorithmically will save you a lot of manual experimentation efforts and present possibilities which you wouldn’t imagine before.
Attention : You have to download the free VOLBotClient app as well to use the distributed audio plugin structure.
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