Why isn’t Velpro a VST velocity curve plugin?

Some context Velpro is a Mac and Windows application that lets you adjust the velocity curve of each MIDI note, which is a changeable setting that controls how hard a note will play. Think of it as a measure of how your finger hits the keyboard that can be tuned to sound softer or harder, … Continued

MIDI Velocity Curve Changer – a tool for piano players and composers

How it works A MIDI Velocity Curve Changer is an application, plugin or physical device that changes the MIDI signal between a source and a destination. More specifically, it transforms the note velocity value to comply with what you program it for. It sits right in between your MIDI controller and a music production application … Continued

VelPro 1.2 update

The latest version of VelPro has been released a couple of weeks ago. It’s now even easier to edit your MIDI Velocity curve. We’re now at version 1.2 thanks to all your feedback and feature requests! Let’s walk through the new features of this release: “Apply curve to notes…” dialog Copy/paste a curve to any … Continued

VelPro 1.1 update

The latest version of VelPro has been released today. Please welcome version 1.1! This version includes fixes to the bug that prevented users to hear some changes they made to the velocity curve until they reloaded the device. But most importantly, it introduces a handful of new features: The most requested feature of all: Presets … Continued

The first artificial intelligence for composers

I know it’s cold news, since it’s been a while already, but it’s still important to mention: Earlier this year, another project we did a lot of contracting work for saw the day of light. Orb Composer has been released by our friends at Hexachords after years of developing their artificial intelligence engine. If you’re … Continued

Play like a genius with Autotheory 4!

Here it is. The latest version of Autotheory has been released after long months of hard work and a 3 months beta period. This version, while still maintaining all the features of the previous one, lets you be even more creative than before, with new included tools. Check out this quick overview: Video doesn’t exist … Continued

Learn to play your favorite songs with TranscriberTrack

For a couple of months now, Soundtoolz.com has been selling TranscriberTrack, a Windows and Mac app developed by Springbeats that facilitates the work of musicians wishing to learn and transcribe their favorite songs. It lets you load any song you like by simply dragging the file onto the app: You can then use the integrated … Continued

Build a BitCrusher app using JUCE

Building a BitCrusher app with the latest versions of JUCE is fairly simple for a C++ developer, even if she’s never used JUCE before. I’m walking you through the different steps of the process in an article in the January 2017 issue of Linux Magazine France. The only caveat is… that you should be able … Continued

Audio Developer Conference 2016

Last November, we attended the Audio Developer Conference in Goldsmiths University of London. It is an event organized by the company behind the JUCE library that we, at Springbeats, use to develop audio applications for our clients and for ourselves. Two days of conference on topics related to audio programming, right in central London, which, … Continued

Springbeats Free Virtual MIDI Cable

A few months ago we released our very own Virtual MIDI Cable Driver for Microsoft Windows. Some users quickly reported that it was not recognized on the latest versions of Windows 10 (build 1607), because Microsoft now requires a different certification level than the one we had. We’re now proud to announce that we did … Continued