MuLab
MuLab
8.0

1.0

MuLab

MuLab

8.024 April 2019

Virtual music studio.

MuLab
Free
24 April 2019

1.0

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MuLab

MuLab

8.024 April 2019

Virtual music studio.

Overview

MuLab MuLab is an inspiring music studio featuring an integrated top-quality modular synth and effect engine. MuLab is an easy and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music! It comes in 2 versions: MuLab Free and MuLab Unlimited.

Features
  • Create, record, edit and play multi-track audio and music
  • Flexible tracks and sub-tracks support audio, MIDI, and automation parts
  • Easy modular architecture
  • Top-quality, uncompromised sound engine
  • Super-fat oscillators with 300 selected waveforms + support for user waveforms
  • Multi-core CPU support
  • Automatic mono/stereo handling
  • Advanced integration between composer and sound engine
  • Automation parts let you easily automate any parameter in the modular tree structure, even the deepest-nested ones
  • Effective support for slicing and recycling sampled drum loops, including REX file support
  • Streamlined and versatile mixing desk
  • Option for modular routing of all mixer signals, resulting in ultimate flexibility
  • Integrated world-class synths, samplers, and effects
  • MuSynth workhorse synth/sampler
  • MuDrum workhorse drum module featuring combined virtual analog and sample sounds, and integrated sub-mixing
  • Includes the MuSampla, MuPad, and MultiSampla sample players
  • Versatile step-sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Includes hundreds of inspiring instruments and effect presets
  • Freely mix MUX modules and VST plug-ins without limits
  • Modulate any VST parameter with any of the MUX modulators like LFO, ADSR, multi-point envelope, ...
  • Audio-rate parameter modulation
  • Deep modular editing lets you build your own synths and effects, including nice front panels
  • Easy preset file management
  • Top-quality support for audio and MIDI VST plug-ins
  • ReWire Master
  • Multi-project support
  • Template projects
  • User-definable grids, including support for extracting grids from audio
  • Streamlined user-friendly interface and workflow
  • Many preferences so to tweak MuLab to your flavor
  • Integrated multi-functional browser
  • Extensive drag-and-drop support
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Plays on OS X and Windows

What's new in MuLab

Version 8.0 (Build 66):
Improved:
  • MuDrum: Improved editor layout.
  • MuLab for Windows 32 bit now supports for more RAM than the 2 GB in M7: Up to 3 GB RAM on 32 bit hardware and up to 4 GB RAM on 64 bit hardware.
  • Polyphony increased from 48 to 64. (That's per PolySynth, you can use as many PolySynths as you want)
  • More specific undo/redo descriptions for audio DSP functions.
  • Track and rack mute context menu now includes "Consolidate Mutes" which will convert solo states into pure mutes.
  • Sequence editor: when monitoring multiple selected notes or sample events, now they will only be monitored together if these events overlap at the point of the mouse cursor. Previously multiple selected events were monitored together anyway which could be unexpected / unwanted. Now you have fine control.
  • Behavior of the Listen To MIDI button in the parameter map editor.
  • Event monitor: Better window size + GUI scale aware.
  • Sequence parts and envelope parts now have a tempo factor which allows to play them at a different speed without touching their content.
  • More detailed diagnostic log info wrt VST plugins, useful for when a VST does not work as expected.
  • Add MuSampla Track: Now does create an empty MuSampla track even if file is left blank.
  • New sample DSP function "Stretch".
  • New sample DSP function "Resample" which will resample the sample at a higher/lower samplerate resulting in a lower/higher pitch. (If you also update the samplerate then pitch stays the same)
  • New sample DSP function "Filter". This filter can do (resonant) lowpass, highpass, bandpass and even twin peaks bandpass and its filter slope can vary from a soft -6 dB/Oct to a brickwall filter slope.
  • Sampler modules: Start-Loop-End can now be markers or direct sample indexes = More flexibility! No obligation to create markers!
  • Sample -> Add Transient Markers: Now can also work in a selected time region.
  • You can now drop a sample file directly on a sample selector field. This will import the sample in the project and select it.
  • Behavior wrt. marker naming: When using a default name, this name now is steady and independent from if other markers are inserted/deleted.
  • Moving sample markers via the time bar now is an undoable action.
  • Deleting markers now is an undoable action.
  • Extra sample interpolation mode: Sinc 8 = Better sound quality than Linear and Spline, but faster than Sinc 16.
  • Waveforms: The "Lowpass" context function has been replaced by "Filter Harmonics" which features much more flexible options to filter the harmonic spectrum of a waveform.
  • Multi-Form Oscillator: New "Harmonics Filter" transform: This new transform method takes advantage of the new harmonics filter for waveforms. The MFO "Harmonics Filter" can be used for dynamic spectral filtering.
  • Multi-Form Oscillator: New "Consolidate" function that renders the current setup into pure waveforms.
  • Sequence Editor has an new timebar context function "Loop Selected Events"
  • Audio stream parts use this same new fade-in/out method as sample events, which is more easy and comfortable than how M7 did it.
  • In the envelope editors, when double-clicking a point, now the curve parameters are integrated in that dialog, which avoids the extra mouse-click to edit the curve details like in M7.
  • Finalizing long intense MIDI recording with many (ten)thousands of events is faster now.
  • Enhanced speed when using overview files for audio streams.
  • PROJECT menu -> Removed the "Import Sample Loop" and "Import Sample Sound" items because now "Import Audio File" uses the same consistent method as when you would drop an audio file.
  • Audio filters: The frequency response display now shows a more relevant dynamic range which makes that the curve is more centered vertically.
  • When using a MultiMode Filter, now the default module name shows the filter type.
  • Audio Editor: Mouse info display at bottom-right now also shows the sample position.
  • Time units "Frames" renamed to the more familiar term "Samples".
  • Rewind-Forward functionality.
  • Grid named "Bar" will always be a bar grid, whatever its content.
  • Save Project dialog -> Browse -> .Backup.MuProjects files are not listed anymore.
  • Rack desk -> Right-click the [+] button -> This context menu now also has an option "Add Preview Monitor Rack". This will create a new rack named "Preview Monitor" and, cfr M7, all previewing output from the browser will be routed thru this rack, which allows controlling its volume, effects and further routing.
  • When soloing a rack now also racks that send to an aux input of the solod rack are included in the solo.
  • Audio Streams and Samples "Show Info" now also shows the selection info.
  • Project browser: Audio files now have a "Show Info" context menu option.
  • Upon startup MuLab now checks whether it's installed in a writable folder, if not a message alert is shown and MuLab quits.
  • Clicking a on-screen piano keyboard now accurately plays the very note you click on ie. improved the white <> black keys separation.
  • New preference "Open Sub-Menu Delay Time": Sub-menus now can automatically open when hovering them. This preference defines the hold time.
  • In menus and tree lists, pressing the Arrow Left key now also closes the current sub-group even for non group items. This makes it more easy to navigate a tree list using keys only.
  • The "Choose Color" context menu item has been replaced by a more intuitive method using drag-drop to color parts, racks, etc.
  • Color palettes can be reset to the default colors, and can also loaded from / saved into XML files.
  • M8 is more memory efficient especially wrt many little objects like long intense MIDI controller sequences.
  • Finetuned layout and more color preferences.
  • Event List Editor now also uses the global color scheme.
Fixed:
  • Multi-Form Oscillator Layers: The Wave Index Offset column was missing. Fixed.
  • An issue wrt using note key names.
  • A potential crash bug when switching projects while a project is being played.
  • A bug wrt sending MIDI Clock Song Position upon loop.
  • Edit marker: position field could be too small. Fixed.
  • When previewing audio files from disk, but that file was already loaded as a sample (and maybe edited), then that sample was previewed instead of the original audio file. Fixed.
  • Note Dispatcher: Round Robin mode started from the second output. Fixed.
  • Rack -> Render To Audio: When doing it twice for the same rack and overwriting the previous audio file, this could cause unexpected behavior. Fixed.
  • An issue with MIDI Controller values. Previously MIDI CC values could be anything between 0.0 and 127.0, also eg 123.4, but that sometimes caused practical issues. So now MIDI CC values are pure integers from 0 to 127 like standard MIDI. Also MIDI Poly Pressure and Aftertouch are now using the standard 0 to 127 integer value range.
  • A sonic issue in the Multi-Mode Filter that could cause little clicks when filtering sounds with a short decay and using high filter resonance.
  • An issue in the Grain Player when using samples with a different samplerate.
  • A crash bug when importing a large audio file for which there already exited an overview file.
  • An issue in the (step-)sequencing engine that could cause double notes upon looping / changing patterns.
  • A bug that could cause numeric values to go up/down when pressing keys even other than plus/minus.
  • A crash bug when saving a step sequencer preset while it was also opened in a front panel.
  • When exporting a composition/tracks to an audio file and multi-core is enabled, there could be clicks in the rendered audio file. On certain systems this could even happen during playback. All fixed.
  • Step Sequencer editor now properly reacts on keyboard shortcuts.
  • A sonic bug in the audio filters when the input signal varies between mono and stereo.

Requirements for MuLab

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

8 Reviews

Rate this app:

26 December 2013

Most helpful

5.3.25 is the current version, with a creation date of December 19, 2013. You'll find this version number listed in the 'What's New' list above. I think it is well past time MacUpdate ditched the '3.0' listing on this page. *Please* Note that this application is NOT compliant with Apple's user experience guidelines. It looks like a Linux application, although it is only available for Mac and Windows. Therefore, it takes a bit of getting used to with ALL the controls/menus being inside the application window. There is nothing available via the Mac's menubar, which only lists the application name. It can be used with or without a MIDI device attached. It has a huge selection of personalization features. For free, it's terrific! But be prepared to climb the learning curve.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
24 April 2019
€69 for the Full version. v8.0.66 is the current version.
Like
Version 8.0
21 April 2019
this is not free software. The application downloaded is a demo without a key ( of payment) does not allow or save documents. Therefore, it has no free feature other than that of allowing the program to be tested. What is good to know, and decide your payment or not. But it is not a free program. Nor have I seen on your website, if previous versions were free or not.That could be interesting for those of us who continue to use "old" machines according to the norm imposed by the Apple market.
Like
Version 8.0
19 May 2017
It just works, after the initial learning curve.
Like
Version 7.2
05 March 2014
Not a lot of FREE programs that can host VST Instruments, eh? Well, this is one and does it better than I expected. It's not pretty, it's not easy, it's still pretty awesome though.
Like
Version 3.0
26 December 2013
5.3.25 is the current version, with a creation date of December 19, 2013. You'll find this version number listed in the 'What's New' list above. I think it is well past time MacUpdate ditched the '3.0' listing on this page. *Please* Note that this application is NOT compliant with Apple's user experience guidelines. It looks like a Linux application, although it is only available for Mac and Windows. Therefore, it takes a bit of getting used to with ALL the controls/menus being inside the application window. There is nothing available via the Mac's menubar, which only lists the application name. It can be used with or without a MIDI device attached. It has a huge selection of personalization features. For free, it's terrific! But be prepared to climb the learning curve.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
gtrsteve
04 February 2014
Go to Developer's Site. It has been updated to 5.4.1
Like (1)
06 January 2011
Like
Version 3.2.3
12 August 2010
Note that the current version is 3.2.3: http://www.mutools.com/mulab-change-log.html
Like
Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
-M-S-
13 August 2010
Thanks, noted!
Like
Version 3.2.3
Monkeyjunkey
15 December 2012
@Misha: Noted, but not reflected? Entry still is 3.0.
Like (1)
13 January 2007
Even though I currently use purchased sequencers such as Live and ProTools I think it's great that a company is offering even a limited version for free. My only request for the free version would be to add rewire even in a stereo form. Prior to owning my current software i looked around endlessly for a free app that can do what luna does + rewire.
Like (1)
Version PR5
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1.0

Category:

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Developer Website:
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Developer Website:
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8 Reviews

Rate this app:

26 December 2013

Most helpful

5.3.25 is the current version, with a creation date of December 19, 2013. You'll find this version number listed in the 'What's New' list above. I think it is well past time MacUpdate ditched the '3.0' listing on this page. *Please* Note that this application is NOT compliant with Apple's user experience guidelines. It looks like a Linux application, although it is only available for Mac and Windows. Therefore, it takes a bit of getting used to with ALL the controls/menus being inside the application window. There is nothing available via the Mac's menubar, which only lists the application name. It can be used with or without a MIDI device attached. It has a huge selection of personalization features. For free, it's terrific! But be prepared to climb the learning curve.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
24 April 2019
€69 for the Full version. v8.0.66 is the current version.
Like
Version 8.0
21 April 2019
this is not free software. The application downloaded is a demo without a key ( of payment) does not allow or save documents. Therefore, it has no free feature other than that of allowing the program to be tested. What is good to know, and decide your payment or not. But it is not a free program. Nor have I seen on your website, if previous versions were free or not.That could be interesting for those of us who continue to use "old" machines according to the norm imposed by the Apple market.
Like
Version 8.0
19 May 2017
It just works, after the initial learning curve.
Like
Version 7.2
05 March 2014
Not a lot of FREE programs that can host VST Instruments, eh? Well, this is one and does it better than I expected. It's not pretty, it's not easy, it's still pretty awesome though.
Like
Version 3.0
26 December 2013
5.3.25 is the current version, with a creation date of December 19, 2013. You'll find this version number listed in the 'What's New' list above. I think it is well past time MacUpdate ditched the '3.0' listing on this page. *Please* Note that this application is NOT compliant with Apple's user experience guidelines. It looks like a Linux application, although it is only available for Mac and Windows. Therefore, it takes a bit of getting used to with ALL the controls/menus being inside the application window. There is nothing available via the Mac's menubar, which only lists the application name. It can be used with or without a MIDI device attached. It has a huge selection of personalization features. For free, it's terrific! But be prepared to climb the learning curve.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
gtrsteve
04 February 2014
Go to Developer's Site. It has been updated to 5.4.1
Like (1)
06 January 2011
Like
Version 3.2.3
12 August 2010
Note that the current version is 3.2.3: http://www.mutools.com/mulab-change-log.html
Like
Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
-M-S-
13 August 2010
Thanks, noted!
Like
Version 3.2.3
Monkeyjunkey
15 December 2012
@Misha: Noted, but not reflected? Entry still is 3.0.
Like (1)
13 January 2007
Even though I currently use purchased sequencers such as Live and ProTools I think it's great that a company is offering even a limited version for free. My only request for the free version would be to add rewire even in a stereo form. Prior to owning my current software i looked around endlessly for a free app that can do what luna does + rewire.
Like (1)
Version PR5