Plogue Bidule was designed by the Plogue audio/DSP programmers and is intented to be an audio mixer/syntesizer. It is the new standard in modular audio software. it is this a familiar picture Cables lead from a microphone input into a small digital effect. More cables connect the effect to a mixer. Elsewhere, a MIDI cable links a MIDI input to a synthesizer, which is in turn connected to a mixer. Old hat, right Now, imagine this: the same single output socket sprouting no less than eight different cables connecting eight different effects.
It gets better: A sound is broken down into 256 individual bands, then each is tweaked one at a time in a unique way. As he performs, a musician decides to add an LFO to a synth's filter cutoff knob, where no LFO existed before. Sound crazy Not anymore. The new paradigm of computer audio can be summed up in two words: "real-time" and "modular" - both of which are embodied by one application...
The brainchild of Plogue Art et Technologie, Bidule is a cross-platform application that is gaining recognition world-wide as the new standard in modular music software
- is available for both Windows and Mac OSX
- is used by thousands of musicians worldwide Bidulists from the all over the world have gathered on the forums at the Plogue Web site to get their questions about Bidule answered, as well as share their music and Bidule inventions.
What's in a name The word "Bidule" is French for "thingy" or "gadget". Plogue is Qu b cois French slang for the verb "to plug". Put 'em together and what do you get Software for plugging gadgets and thingies together. Got the picture
Bidule Key Features:
1. Realtime Audio/MIDI/Spectral processing
2. Completely modular architecture
3. Runs as VST/AU plugin or standalone
4. Runs as ReWire mixer or device
5. Runs as OSC client and server
6. VST/AU instruments and effects hosting
7. Building blocks for FX/inst creation
8. More than a 100 ready-to-use modules
9. Supports multiple tempos at once
10. Inter-module parameter linking
11. Zoomable OpenGL-based canvas
12. Multi-channel audio file streaming
13. ASIO/CoreAudio low-latency support
14. Offline mode (rendering) available
15. Uses 32-bit precision throughout
16. Online catalog of ready-made groups
Use Bidule's DSP building blocks to create your own custom effects
Each of Bidule's many math and DSP building blocks can be used to "program" your own custom instruments and effects. The image below, for instance, shows a construct representing the famous open source FreeVerb algorithm, made entirely with building block bidules.
Save Bidule constructs as groups for later re-use
Any collection of bidules together in a layout can be saved as a bidule "group". A group can exist either within a particular Bidule file, or you can save it as an independent file to share with other Bidule users. Bidule comes with a great selection of pre-made groups: effects, synthesizers, stochastic MIDI note generators, and more! The online group catalogue (available inside the application itself) allows you to browse through a list of free groups for downloading, created by none other than the Bidule community themselves!
The license of this software is Free Trial Software, the price is EUR75.00, you can free download and get a free trial.