Skip to main content

Vriareon

This is an application that has the purpose of expanding the capabilities of software and hardware synthesizers. It uses the Midi protocol to communicate with synthesizers . The first goal of Vriareon is the introduction of multipoint envelops.


Kilon Alios
(kilon)

This is an application that has the purpose of expanding the capabilities of software and hardware synthesizers. It uses the Midi protocol to communicate with synthesizers .

The first goal of Vriareon is the introduction of multipoint envelops.

An envelop is automation of a parameter, which is a sequence of parameter changes. For example a sound may raise its volume when a note is pressed (Attack aka A) then it may lower the volume immediately after the note is pressed (Decay aka D) then it may rise the volume when the note is kept pressed (Sustain aka S) then it may lower the volume when the note is released (Release aka R) . This a ADSR envelop and thus it permits only 4 changes on a parameter as volume or any other parameter. ADSR envelops come on board of all synthesizers but what if the user wants to make more than 4 changes in parameters ? Vriareon solves this problem.

Multipoint envelopes of Vriareon are unlimited , thus allowing unlimited changes to one parameter which result to unlimited complex sounds. Vriareon use midi to communicate the multipoint envelope and because midi comes as a standard to all synthesizers this makes all synthesizers software or hardware able to access vriareon's multipoint envelops. I will support the Alesis Andromeda A6 synthesizer, with preset templates for its parameters, but of course anyone will be able to use Vriareon for any synthesizer

INSTALLATION

You will need Python 2.6.6 programming language which you can download for windows and mac from here

Python 2.6.6 Release

and the python library pygame 1.9 . Dont download the source, only distribution and it will have to have "-py2.6" inside its name to work with your version of python. 

Downloads pygame - python game development

First install python and then install pygame. Windows user just double click the vriareon.py . Its the same thing for mac users but they need to first right click on vriareon.py then go to Get Info and change open with to use the 2.6.6 launcher (you will find it in your application folder) or else it will try to run the app with the version provided inside the OS from Apple and thus the app wont run (python comes preinstalled with macos but the highest version is 2.6.1 for snow leopard). The right click process will need to take place only once, from there on like windows user you will be able to launch vriareon with double click. 

Ubuntu users will need to install only through synaptic, so the above links are not needed for them except the download of Vriareon.


Links

Home Page
http://sourceforge.net/projects/vriareon/

Releases

Vriareon 0.001 — 13 Jan, 2011

Pygame.org account Comments