YOW Debuts New Audio Mixing Software for Mac
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Girl, a new interactive audio mixing software from the maker of YOW* (Yowstar), is now available for the Macintosh platform. Designed for live loop manipulation, Girl also serves as a dynamic supplement to electronic music studios.
Influenced by the experience of analog synthesizers, Girl is a musical instrument that relies on simple manipulations to create complex and wonderful sounds.
DJ's, producers, instrumentalists and anyone else who uses remixed audio, can use Girl to combine and transform live and/or recorded audio. Girl manipulates almost any recorded audio file-AIFF, SD2, WAV and MP3-and transforms live streams such as microphone input or loops recorded "on the fly".
Combine and play an unlimited number of sound files and tweak each one with delay, two multi-mode filters, a simple granulator, a segment sequencer, and pitch, volume and pan controls. Synchronize your loops to one tempo and instantly record the complete stereo mix for further remixing. Commands mapped to the Macintosh keyboard facilitate instant interactive control over your mixes.
Girl is MIDI enabled to allow control with MIDI faders, keyboards and sensors. For more sophisticated mutations, Girl integrates with other audio applications and hardware using ASIO drivers, DirectConnect, ReWire, or VST.
A functionality-limited free demo and an interactive manual are available for download from girl.yowstar.com. The commercial version is available at the same site for US$99.