I mentioned this before when it was still in Beta but now it is here and if using Caustic it is a good thing for expanding the Caustic experience and possibilities.
Google Play info:
Caustic Guide is a Library Manager that imports and exports Caustic 3.2 rack data.
- Create new empty Template or a Template from an existing .caustic file, A Template is a proxy of a .caustic file with metadata.
- When choosing a .caustic file to create as Template, you can play/audition the .caustic file in the browser real-time and look at another users' metadata they added.
- Export Templates as a .caustic file with metadata that shows in the popup when the Caustic App is opened.
- Batch export Caustic preset files for each selected machine.
- Batch export Sounds(complete machine state, preset, 2 effects, mixer, pattern data, pattern automation, song pattern track, song piano roll, song automation.) Custom metadata can be applied to all Sounds before export.
- Export a Group of Sounds. This is 1..14 Sounds that are copies of full Caustic machine state as listed above.
When importing a .caustic file with Modulars that have MachineInput components, the Group export screen will list the master and slave relationships. Also, checking a Master will select all slave machine automatically for export in the group.
- Import Preset, Sound or Group into an existing Template as a new machine or in the case of a Group, multiple machines. When importing, you will have the granular option of importing any piece of the Sound e.g. mixer, patterns automation etc that you will use in the new .caustic file.
Check out the promo video and youtube Caustic Guide play list for a lot more information and tutorials.
Support - http://www.teotigraphix.com/forum/15
Share community Templates, Groups and Sounds at http://www.teotigraphix.com/forum/17.
So Sequential Vibes is sharing some presets that he made for the new synthesizer in Caustic 3.2.
Always great with some sharing!
To get them go here:
Caustic Guide is a complementary app to Caustic. Have not taken time to use the Beta but will soon have to as it is already Release candidate version 5 and soon released.
People that did try it though seem to be pretty excited about it.
Here is what the developer says about it on the Caustic Forum:
Caustic Guide can;
The benefits of this app once you understand it only compound how powerful Caustic itself can be with sequencing and arranging. Caustic Guide allows you to share library items with others and build your own library of anything you can imagine.
I have basically broken up Caustic's file format into tiny pieces and allow you to save and reload at will all of those components
If interested in trying out the app right now go here:
There is an interesting forum thread on the Audiobus forum right now (that I read about on the Caustic forum) comparing Korg Gadget to Caustic.
Even though it is regarding iOS I wanted to bring it up as Caustic gets out as the winner even though it is being much cheaper.
Plus that Korg Gadget is releasing the app on MAC's now and it is crazy expensive- 200$ introductory price then 300$! Yes Caustic for PC costs...
It is also nice to read a lot of good points about Caustic and one thing that always sticks out is that the Caustic developer is only one person doing something that is comparable to what a giant coperation is working on.
To read the Audiobus Forum thread go here:
This is the Caustic Forum thread which is not too long now but a small discussion on what is being said in the Audiobus one:
The musician Skarabee and longtime user of Caustic have released some free goodies to go with Caustic 3.2.
Here is what is in the first pack:
2 skins: Nautilus (3.1 revisited for 3.2)
Paisley (a purple skin in memory of Prince)
20 sawsynth presets
8 stereo PCMsynth presets
3 stereo beatbox presets ( brushcat, fatdrums and stereopercz)
To get this go to the Caustic forum here:
He also have a website called aptly enough Caustic Resource. Here he have released more packs that take advantage of the latest Caustic, specially stereo samples in the sampler.
So go here and you can find even more great things like Orchestral instruments, clusters, textures and beatbox presets.
To go and check it these packs that are free as well go here:
It is here.
So much new really cool features that even half of it would be fantastic.
There is a couple of things that is really cool that sticks out-
The audio editor have two different types of time-stretch/pitch shifter.
A new Synthesizer that have been used by many Beta testers with great results.
But to me maybe the coolest thing is the possibility to merge all sound generators into a PCM (the capable sampler) preset. Think about that!
That means you can make the most complex synthesizer patches as there is so many different types of sound engines to use inside of Caustic. It even comes with a little mixer before merging it down into a new preset! Plus that it frees up a lot of CPU if the device is suffering.
I would say that Android is blessed by having such a capable app that would be more than enough if it was the only one. Maybe the only thing missing to make it complete would be full on audio tracks but there is workarounds for that as well using the sampler.
Remember that there is a free PC version as well with no limitations!
Lately I have heard some amazing productions using Caustic in styles of Dubstep and Trap music and find it fascinating that there seems to be a new generation of Caustians that are taking Caustic to a new level. Will be posting some of this soon.
So it took some time, but that is all in the past now and the developer have always been generous enough to let the Beta version grace free, so for the interested the wait have not been to burdensome.
Now we are waiting for the mastering app that the developer is working on but it seems pretty ready and have a feeling that the wait will not be as long.
Take a look at these videos that are as other Caustic videos made by the developer some of the best tutorials I have seen. Actually would say that even if not using Caustic they are great at explaining concepts for similar synthesizers and effects etc. using other apps or hardware.
To get the free PC version and to take a look at the forum as well for more information and general goodwill go here:
Google Play update information:
New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)
New "melody helper" to lock keyboards to scales
Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors.
Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.
4 New effects
Stereo support for PCMSynth, Beatbox and Modular machine input
Wave Editor now supports stereo, pitchshift/timestretch, bpm detection and more.
New loop and stem export options
The developer of some upcoming very interesting apps expanding the Caustic experience considerably have spent some time creating a bunch of sample packs for a small sum of money that is worth checking out.
To get to the packs:
Google Play info:
Caustic 3 Techno Pack 2
This pack contains 14 high quality equalized, compressed, panned Caustic Beatbox kits especially designed for the Caustic App workflow.The included samples are 48hz 24bit stereo.
If the included .beatbox presets don't cover the sound you need, all 112 high quality samples are included and named from each kit to enable you to construct your own Beatbox setups.
The installer extracts the presets and samples into the root/caustic directory on your device.
Once installed, the installer APK can be safely uninstalled from the device.
If/when Caustic 3.2 is released, all packs will be updated and saved in the new format allowing true stereo kits.
Sure that this will be an interesting thread on the Caustic forum for many people as there is a lot of presets and talk about how to achieve different types of Dubstep basses in Caustic.
It is sometimes easy to miss when the thread goes over one page on the forum,
so just pointing it out now that there is two pages...
Two versions of the same track one mastered using the coming mastering application by the same developer of Caustic.
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