Archibald
Archibald
3.6.1

4.5

Archibald free download for Mac

Archibald3.6.1

30 November 2008

Virtual drummer.

Overview

Archibald is a complete and powerful tool for creating grooves. Thanks to its flexible step-sequencer, you may edit drum parts of virtually any level of complexity.

Archibald is then able to add its own realistic interpretations of your patterns, putting a "human" touch to note, velocity, and attack information, according to your own taste. Archibald comes with its 260 mo sounds' bank, and may be extended with any third party sound.

Also includes a 'pattern creator' and a 'Live' module, to drive Archibald on the stage... It is an ideal companion for the musician and an indispensable tool for the composer.

What's new in Archibald

Version 3.6.1:
  • ReWire: now able to be synchronized or not synchronized to the host.
  • incorporates a 'Jamming' window that allows to modulate Archibald's interpretation via audio input's analysis.
  • corrects many bugs relative to multiple screen usage.
  • now remembers MIDI input settings by name.
  • new big window dispays transport's information

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14 Reviews of Archibald

Anonymous
03 April 2005
Version: 1.0

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The web site's permissions are wrong. I can't even look at the HTML page nor can I download the program. The screenshot looks nice. I will be patient.
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Gekimo
19 September 2008
Version: 3.5.110
Love the software. It is pretty dam complex but I do enjoy messing around with it. You are doing an excellent job. I purchased this since the demo was so fun. I have a few questions though: Is there a software that creates multiple velocity/attack files? I purchased NDK, how do I set these up for the bank builder? Thank you!
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Jlennon314
11 May 2006
Version: 2.4
Archibald 2.4 now uses Midi output. So what's so nifty? Garageband is now fully compatible. So all those Jam Packs work REALLY great with Archibald.
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4.25
Jlennon314
15 April 2006
Version: 2.2
Wow... Just...wow...that is all that I can say. This is possibly the best "drum machine" that I have ever used. I am into this and Doggiebox. Now, Doggiebox I use because it is simple. I mean, totally simple. Start it up and go. Archibald is NOT simple. At least, not at first. It gets easier quickly, but you kinda have to relearn how to do things for the first few times. But once you've gotten everything down in your head, it's powerful. The reason that it can be confusing and intimidating at first - it has 3 different properties with value ranges from 0% to 100% (2 for the bass drum). There is just so much variability and yet you have control over the chance occurances. Your Controls are over - Probability of striking, Velocity range for the strike, and attack range for where the strike hits. Kick drum - just the one Hi-hat - Foot pedal, Open, and Closed Snare - Snare hit, Rim shot Cymbals - Ride, crash Toms - Hi, low Play one bar (the one you're working on) or play the entire set. You can loop or not loop up to 64 bars. You can also easily change the amount of beats per bar. It works with ReWire, so if you have a ReWire compatible program, it works. However, it doesn't seem to work with Garageband's ReWire support (yes, Garageband does have ReWire support. Yayness!). Hopefully, that will be fixed sometime in the near future. Also, hopefully this will be made into a UBin. I would have GLADLY paid the 36 USD that it was worth before had I known about it. This is just a brilliant piece of programming, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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4.5
Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 2.1
Fantastic! I registered my copy a couple days ago and all I can say is that this is the drum software I've been looking for for years. It's intuitive, deceptively powerful, and most of all (If you program it right) it sounds like real drummer! I'm a jazz musician and I've been wanting something that plays MY patterns, but can improvise on them like a real drummer, and this is the only software I have found that comes close. Everything else I've ever tried sounds too "canned" or if it's sampled, it's never quite the loop I'm looking for. It takes a little while to learn how to set the parameters properly to make it improvise convincingly (at least if you're not a drummer like me), but once you get the hang of it the workflow is really fast thanks to the nested sequencer design. There are definately a few features I would like to see such as some more instruments and some more editing features (I hope it continues to be developed) but overall it's a great value, and I'm simply glad to have it.
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4.75
Anonymous
29 May 2005
Version: 2.1
I have had a lot of fun working with the archibald demo in past few days and i particularly value the way in which you can mess around with each note to get it absolutely perfect. I particularly enjoy the delay feature a lot. It makes the program that much more interesting to play to with guitar/bass. Ryan
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Matthew-Culmore
26 May 2005
Version: 2.1
While I personally have no need for this software, I commend the developer for his response to Anonymous. Hey, developers work hard on their products, and negativity is only a distraction, not a help. C'mon, give 'em a break, and lend a helping hand.
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 1.1
Ahem. Perhaps you should have contact me to get help... Perhaps you simply forgot to turn audio on... Perhaps if I asked for a simple mail with comments I would have received nothing, except few insults and news from some uselesses (roughly what happened with version 1.0). Archibald has actually 70 "registered" users, with a large majority of satisfaction. Their comments help me to perfect the software. Be sure I'm really sorry for english is not my natural language... So, see you later, and thank you for your bravoure, Anonymous. Eric L.
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1.5
Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.1
Wow. I do not know what this was supposed to do but it did nothing once it opened. I should have emptied it into the trash sooner than I did once I saw the Demo only runs for a certain time unless you send the Dev your USER ID. What the F@#$ is that all about? You might as well make it Beerware and require people to send you Beer for the use of it.
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Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 1.0
You can download Archibald at this URL: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/un-art/Archibald_1.0_OSX.dmg The other is too busy since this morning.
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Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 1.0
Was able to download fron site 2 however Archibald would not load the demo sessions when dragging and dropping or double clicking but would from the menu! Then immeadiatelt crashes on turning sound "on". Shame as it looks interesting.
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Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 1.0
Finally got a download from site 2. What an ordeal. Problem is-from an error prompt in Archibald-a drumkit will not load so the program must be closed. Contacted the author and await a reply.
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Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 1.0
Same problem as "Austin". "You don't have permission to access this site from your server". Tough to see the app.
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Austin
04 April 2005
Version: 1.0
Seems like an interestingpiece of work. Unfortunately, the "You don't have permissione to access the requested file" keeps happening when yyou try to download from the developer's site. Using Macupdate's "Download Now" link, resulted in a "Failed to mount" error message after only 1.2 MB downloaded. As J Rexx has said, patience is required - I can hardly wait to try this out.
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Anonymous
03 April 2005
Version: 1.0
The web site's permissions are wrong. I can't even look at the HTML page nor can I download the program. The screenshot looks nice. I will be patient.
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