|radiaL Loop-Based Software|
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Cycling '74 today announced radiaL, an extensible loop-based composition and performance tool designed for Macintosh users looking to explode the boundaries between live performance, sound design, and composition.
More than just another loop sequencer for tinkering with tempo, pitch, and sample cut-up, radiaL is a modular environment that gives you unprecedented flexibility and customization, coupled with an innovative core interface centered around cockpit-style circular "loop gauges." Live and studio use is facilitated with a rich set of supported performance devices (control surfaces, MIDI, keyboard, mouse, step sequencers, real-time modulation generators). radiaL, also supports multi-channel audio I/O with ASIO and hosts VST plug-in effects.
Developed and road-tested by musician/programmer jhno over the last three years, radiaL lets users add their own modules or change the standard components with Cycling '74's Max/MSP graphical programming environment. In addition, Cycling '74 will continue to release new modules, and facilitate the exchange of users' loops, setups, and extensions.
Main features include:
Availability: radiaL will be available in the third quarter of 2001; price will be under $200.