fLOW
fLOW 4.0
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Ambient sound generator.   Shareware ($20.00)
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fLOW generates an ever-changing and never repeating soundscape in real time that fills the space with flooding sounds that resemble - metaphorically - the timbres of water, fire, earth, and air. This ambient sound scape generator adjusts itself through various parameters and controllers that are represented in real time on your screen.

Originally, this soundscape formed the basis of the site-specific performance work-in-progress fLOW that was carried out in numerous steps and took place in various location with changing musicians from different fields like New Music,
What's New
Version 4.0:
  • Optimized audio engine (32-bit)
  • Improved user interface
  • Now works with VST and AU plugins
  • Bug fixes
  • Now runs with OS X 10.6 or later
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.6 or later





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ver. 4.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Oct 2004
I believe this is an excellent piece of software. Although limited in many aspects, fLOW allows the user to create awesome ambient pieces in minutes. As one may hear quite often, the source material makes the difference in how you will like this software. The $20 is not that hefty for all the interesting sound that this software has produced.

Now for the wish list. For the random values that control the effects, pitch and volume of the software, I do wish there were more choices of random. Like a stepped "sample and hold" version, and for pitches, an "algorithmic pitch selector" that could be chosen by scale or something...that's pretty cool, though for $20, maybe too much. Mostly, I do not want to hear sine wave sweeps on the pitch of my material. It doesn't lend to the mechanical feel that I am looking for. I am not so concerned about the effects being swept in that manner, but...again, the option would be nice. Also, more sample streams would be killer. VST support? that would be awesome, and/or more effects.

Thank You, Karlheinz Essl, for awesome software.
[Version 3.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Dec 2004
Registered user can use VST plugins and have more control about the generated output.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2004
Smart designer. Not a very smart price.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jan 2004
Cool. But has a pop up saying the program is unregistered and will quit in 5 minutes for the whole time the program is running. Funny thing, is that it only took me 5 minutes to play with the program, say "Ahh, that's kinda cool. But not worth $20 by any stretch." and then the program quits on itself.

i dunno what the developer is thinking, but this certainly isn't filling any hole in my music editing and recording studio.
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jan 2004
well...you get about 5 minutes with the thing and for me thats too short to spend 2o bucks on. id like to see what it does with mp3's but i cant because as soon as it loads it quits...

oh well.

if it was 10 bucks id buy it just to play with it longer...
[Version 3.0]


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Clint.roberts rated on 04 Oct 2011

[Version 3.4]


Downloads:5,021
Version Downloads:461
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:12 May 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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fLOW generates an ever-changing and never repeating soundscape in real time that fills the space with flooding sounds that resemble - metaphorically - the timbres of water, fire, earth, and air. This ambient sound scape generator adjusts itself through various parameters and controllers that are represented in real time on your screen.

Originally, this soundscape formed the basis of the site-specific performance work-in-progress fLOW that was carried out in numerous steps and took place in various location with changing musicians from different fields like New Music, experimental jazz, free improvisation and New Electronic Music.


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