digital soup for the home recorder's soul




October 26th 2006 :: LiveCut and Fire now works as AU on MacIntel

- mdsp

July 10th 2006 :: LiveCut 0.9 is out

direct route to the download page

new features:
  • Universal Binary
  • AudioUnit
  • VST 2.4
  • Fadein/Fadeout for declicking
  • Cut-aware BitCrusher
  • Cut-aware CombFilter
  • panning fixed

- mdsp

April 25th 2006 :: MjCompressor update

New MjCompressor version for both Windows VST and Mac OS X VST. Attack and release are now separate controls, and there are some extra convenience parameters that allow for easy New York style compression. Get it here!

- Magnus

December 29th 2005 :: Classic tools update: GUI + MacOSX port

All the classic tools are now available for both windows and macosx.
with a dedicated GUI.
And there's a new plugin: DuckVerb, similar as DuckDelay but with a reverb.

- mdsp

December 27th 2005 :: AnalogDelay 1.0.1

Finally there is an update for AnalogDelay which is now donationware. It's still free and fully functionnal, but there is a nag screen on the GUI. if you make a donation for it I'll send you a version without the nag screen.
  • now every parameter is properly recalled when opening the GUI
  • knob mode is relative linear (no more annoyings jumps when editing the GUI)
  • sync button changes now properly updates the other value display and knob positions
  • changing the max delay now doesn't changes the delay unless the delay is higher than max delay
  • midi notes input no more changes the parameters
more infos ...

- mdsp

August 24th 2005 :: MjHarmonicPingOnly ported to OS X VST and updated on Windows VST

MjHarmonicPingOnly is a just intonation percussive synth. Get it here. Changes from last version include better velocity response and easier tuning.

- Magnus

August 2nd 2005 :: Taurus beta preview

Taurus beta has been released. It is a virtual recreation of a famous 70s bass pedal synthesizer used by such bands as Rush and Genesis for example. Grab it here.

- Antti

July 23rd 2005 :: Livecut 0.8 summer beta preview

due to high user demand I've decided to release a beta preview of Livecut for this summer. get it here.

- mdsp

July 6th 2005 :: VST->Winamp Bridge Update

A new version of the VST->Winamp Bridge is available. This version includes VWBvstB.dll which should be used in hosts like Ableton Live which freeze when using the older version. check it out

- dmi

June 27th 2005 :: VST->Winamp Bridge

A little plugin (two plugins actually) so you can control winamps payback from your VST host. The playback position of your host is sent to winamp so when your press play in Audiomulch, Winamp should start playing. If your transport is at 30 seconds in Audiomulch when you press play, then Winamp should start playing at 30 seconds into the current track. This should be handy if you want to score movies using hosts that don't have built in media players. Check it out!

- dmi

May 3rd 2005 :: Foorius 1.1 Released

dmi has released an update to Foorius. Lots of new features and bug fixes! Check it out!

- dmi

April 7th 2005 :: MjCompressor ported to Mac OS X

I have ported MjCompressor to Mac OS X, following NyquistEq which I ported earlier. MjCompressor is a single band compressor with transparency and low pumping, due to reacting with varying speed as appropriate for the input frequency content. Get it here!

- Magnus

April 5th 2005 :: The Freesound Project

This is quite non-smex related, but I wanted to let you all know about the project I'm working on in Spain - as it's very related to music and music-making. is a website for exchanging creative-commons audio material. Have a look at it, let me know if you like it, upload sounds, etc etc... If you're into sound-design, I think you might like it!

(here end the personal message from Bram!)

- Bram

April 5th 2005 :: Foorius v1.0 Now Available

Foorius v1.0 is now availble. Yaay! It's a VSTi with lots of different synthesis methods supported. Windows only. You can read about it and download it here

- dmi

March 25th 2005 :: NyquistEq for OS X

Since I recently bought a nice little Mac Mini, I've started to port some of my plugins to OS X. First out is NyquistEq. Grab it here! It's a parametric graphic equalizer with an intuitive interface and an especially natural response in the treble and bass where many other digital eqs fall short.

- Magnus

March 25th 2005 :: Fre(a)koscope 0.8 public beta

Fre(a)koscope is an FFT-based real-time spectrum analyzer featuring:

lin/log/semitones/third-octave/Bark scales- window size selection
- frequency zooming
- freeze
- peak hold
- cursor information (amplitude+frequency)

- mel/Erb frequency scales
- spectrum averaging
- basic informations like spectral centroid, dominant pitch...

get it here

- mdsp

January 15th 2005 :: ASynth 1.01 released

New features include multimode Mini and MS20 filters. Some bugs (including the timing problem) have also been fixed. Grab your copy Here!

- Antti

January 11th 2005 :: Audio Unit versions of s(M)exoscope and Bouncy

Adrian from apulSoft built Audio Unit versions of s(M)exoscope and Bouncy... Go grab'm.

- Bram

November 21st 2004 :: MjHarmonicPingOnly released!

Magnus has released MjHarmonicPingOnly, a new synth that lets you to explore just intonation and the harmonic overtone and undertone series. Get it here. As the name suggests, it bears some similarity to Bram's OnePingOnly. Hope you like it!

- Magnus

November 13th 2004 :: Cyanide 2.0 Audio Units + Other Updates

Adrian just can't stop. just ported Cyanide 2.0 to audio units. He also updated the SupaPhaser and Madshifta, so if you had trouble with them before, get them from:

- Bram

October 20th 2004 :: SupaPhaser Audio Unit Version!

Adrian from did it again, but this time he AU'ed SupaPhaser 3.0. The guy rules (and so does his VST=>AU technology). All you mac-people go grab it here:

- Bram

October 20th 2004 :: MadShifta Audio Units version!

Cool! Adrian from apulshoft just contacted me to say he ported MadShifta to audio units, GUI and everything. All you mac-people go grab it here:

- Bram

October 16th 2004 :: Competition winners!!!!!!!!

Woooohoooooooooooo, FINALY!! Not only do we have 4 winners, but we also have a lot of the tracks for download. Well, ain't that a treat.

Rush towards the results and downloads.

Thanks to all who entered, it was a pleasure judging.

- the smartelectronix team

September 20th 2004 :: Antti releases ASynth

ASynth is a dual oscillator synth featuring high quality circuit modelled filters (three types: MS20, Mini & XPander). Other features include selectable oversampling, six voice polyphony and midi automation.

Get it here!

- Antti

August 15th 2004 :: Bram moves to Barcelona, help!

Hello Smex-lover,

A weird and very personal news-item for you....

A kick-ass combination of cute girl, love and interesting job have made me decide to go live and work in Barcelona for the next 13 months. Starting September another software developer and me start a job at MTG, a leading audio research devision of UPF in Barcelona.

Now, you wonder, why do we need your help? Well, I'm looking for people living in Barcelona who can help us / me discover the deepest digital audio secrets of Barcelona. Do you know a cool pub in Barcelona where they play glitches and bleeps? Electro? Intelligent Beats? Whatever You Wanna Call It? Please, please, let me know!! The same goes if you make music yourself and would like to geek out.

For those worrying about the fate of Smartelectronix: don't worry. My job ("community building" related) is 4 days / week, one day will be spent on Smartelectronix!

- Bram

July 17th 2004 :: Vacation time at Smex

Looks like a lot of people at are going on a holiday.

Remy is gone, Tom from Destroy FX is somewhere in Finland, Koen is in Vietnam, and sheesh, I'll be going to France and Spain quite soon... So, if you mail us don't expect an answer TOO quickly ;)


- Bram

July 6th 2004 :: Competition round 1 finished.

The first voting round has finished, have a look at the results here

- the smartelectronix team

June 28th 2004 :: Mda now a Smartelectronix dude!

A while ago we got contacted by a longtime hero of the VST plugins scene... Paul Kellett, a.k.a. MDA-VST was having hosting trouble and needed some space to stash his gear ( plugins ;-) ). So, we have offered Paul some space on Smartelectronix. Welcome Paul!!!

As usual you can find his page here:

- the smartelectronix team

June 27th 2004 :: Magnus releases NyquistEq

I just released NyquistEq which is a parametric, graphic equalizer with an intuitive graphical interface. The reason it's called NyquistEq is because it's the result of my efforts to create a filter that sounds good all the way up to the Nyquist frequency (if sampling rate is 44.1 kHz then nyquist is at 22.05 kHz). It also never clicks and it sounds good in the bass range too. Get it here!

- Magnus

July 1st 2004 :: RSS Feed

Just added an RSS feed to Smartelectronix... (RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication and is a site news summary protocol, an XML format for distributing news headlines on the Web.)
For readers see here

The feed updates itself approximatly once every hour. See the link in the menu on the left!

- Bram

June 19th 2004 :: MjCompressor released!

Magnus releases a new windows vst plugin called MjCompressor. It is a single band compressor with the usual threshold, ratio, drive and release controls, BUT, what is cool about it is that it reacts dynamically to the frequency content of the input, giving a smoother sound.

- Magnus

August 22nd 2006 :: SupaPhaser 3.0 Mac OSX VST

Sophia just sent me the Mac OS X VST version of SupaPhaser 3.0. If you're a mac-head, get it here

- Bram

April 18th 2004 :: Competition!

As you can see in the menu on the left, we've started our first Smartelectronix competition... With the help of some of our best Audio friends (FXpansion, RGC-Audio, Ohmforce and Native Instruments) we're able to offer some smashing cool goodies for the winners! Make sure you read the rules CAREFULLY! Good luck!

- the smartelectronix team

April 3rd 2004 :: SupaPhaser 3.0

Long awaited, finaly here: SupaPhaser has gotten the attention it badly needed. A new GUI by Sean, some DSP tweaks and some nice presets in v3.0. Yay!

Mac people will have to wait a bit (a week or 2)...

- Bram

April 3rd 2004 :: S(m)exoscope gets an update

New version of the s(m)exoscope...
Windows only for now, mac later...

  • DC-Killer now defaults to OFF [Ross Bencina]
  • changed the way the trigger works ("<" to "<=" etc...) [Ross Bencina]
  • XY-cross with value readouts on left-click

- Bram

April 1st 2004 :: Anechoic Room Simulator

OMG, Smartelectronix has done it again... This time we've created the highest fidelity reverb you've EVER heard. After months of research in our very own studio, we have created what must be the best emulation of an anechoic room... Unsurpassed realism, and a VERY clean sound based on our highest quality 128 bit algorithms...

Go fetch it, and marvel of the wonders we can offer you.

Get it here

- Bram

March 9th 2004 :: Waaaah! New server!!

Good news :-)

With financial support from fxpansion and server support from liquidweb we've just moved to a big bad server! Auch! It's better than my machine at home!!

If ANYTHING goes wrong, please let us know... Every member is supposed to fix his own home-directory, so be patient while everyone updates his or her pages! If there are any problems please report ASAP to bram

Thanks a lot for your patience, and thanks a lot to fxpansion and liquidweb

- the smartelectronix team

January 8th 2004 :: ioplong Slifty

ioplong Slifty is a step-sequenced Vst sampler plugin! Get it here!

- ioplong

December 4th 2003 :: Bram releases the s(M)exoscope

A waveform visualisation plugin with a few options and features...
Special thanks to Kerrydan for the docs and Sean for the GUI!

Go check it here

- Bram

November 30th 2003 :: Magnus releases MjRotoDelay!

MjRotoDelay is a delay featuring tempo sync, modulation, bandpass filtering and stereo image transformations! This makes it a very versatile unit which can do everything from cozy analog delays to choruses that can fill the stereo image, flangers and lofi effects. It can even do some crazy pitch shifting if you set it up right!:)

Download it on this page!

- Magnus

November 16th 2003 :: D*I*R*T*Y* Magazine Huge Interview Online


D*I*R*T*Y magazine did a long and in our opinion very interesting interview with all of us at smartelectronix, the result of which is posted on their website. Go check it out for yourself if you want to know more about our little community!

- the smartelectronix team

November 14th 2003 :: Magnus releases MjMultibandCompressor

MjMultibandCompressor is a four band compressor. Magnus usually tries to make original algorithms, and this plugin is no exception. It has a fast and musical response to fast attacks while at the same time not sounding too intrusive!
Other features:
* Listen to individual bands
* User choosable crossover filters

Right now it doesn't have a GUI, but Andreas has volunteered to make one of those lovely ioplong style GUIs for it!

Download it here!

- Magnus

October 19th 2003 :: Ghent Sessions...

Abusing the mass-appeal powers of Smartelectronix: If you live in Belgium or anywhere near, check out

Next week there will be 3 days of laptop-jamming, followed by a concert (5 live gigs!!) in Ghent. You'd be mad not to go ;-)

Brothomstates, live (Warp Records)
Andreas Tilliander, live (Mille Plateaux)
Yasume, live (City Centre Offices)
Köhn, live (K-raa-K³)
Posthuman, live (local & upcoming talent)

Of course yours truely will be there, so here's your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a smartelectronix in Real Life!!!! ;-)

- Bram

August 22nd 2006 :: SupaTrigga and CrazyIvan AU versions!

Sophia has just sent me the AU versions of SupaTrigga AND CrazyIvan....
What can I say, she rules...
Go fetch here

- Bram

September 29th 2003 :: ioplong releases splonki v1.0!

new hostsynced and midicontrollable slice and reorder plugy! get it here!

- ioplong

September 2nd 2003 :: "exciting, twisted effects"

German publisher PPVMEDIEN has just released "Musik mit MacOS X", a book by Mac fan and freelance KEYS author Uwe G. Hönig about making music with MacOS X. The book (written in German) features a small section about effect plugins, and Smartelectronix is located there among some well known commercial developers like Prosoniq, mda, Native Instruments and Waves. The accompanying CD contains Mac versions of Bouncy, Crazy Ivan, Cyanide, H2O, KTGranulator, Madshifta, SupaPhaser and Ambience. Also, DestroyFX effects are called "very extraordinary". There, now you heard it from someone else ;-)

- the smartelectronix team

August 15th 2003 :: Goodies prices now rock-bottom

All the prices of our goodies are now rock-bottom... Go fetch some stuff and wear it when attending gigs.

Make us proud :)

- the smartelectronix team

July 31st 2003 :: mdsp releases Analog Delay

a delay with lots of cool stuff like tempo-sync, saturation, lowpass, interpolation. Download it here!

- mdsp

July 11th 2003 :: Andreas releases Resolator V1.0 !

A new multi-bandpass-delay resonator thingie!
Donationware, pc only for now..
Download it here!

- ioplong

June 25th 2003 :: The june 2003 newsletter

You'll find all the details, links and everything here.

- the smartelectronix team

June 24th 2003 :: Bram releases SupaTrigga and a new version of Ivan

Ivan -the hacking slashing crazy plugin- has been updated (it has a lot more parameters now) and I've just released SupaTrigga, a buffer slicing and re-ordering tool...

Download them both here

- Bram

June 19th 2003 :: New testimonial : Vert

Adam Butler, aka Vert, who mainly releases stuff on Sonig, has provided us with a short testimonial.

Check it out here

- Bram

June 15th 2003 :: Jaha and PZX, an educational plugin...

In his free time Rob (a.k.a. Jaha) has been figuring out how exactly digital filters work, and in the process he has made a very interesting educational-type of plugin!
In this plugin you have a 2nd order filter (AKA Biquad...2 conjugate poles, 2 conjugate zeros). In the upper left you have a 2d representation of the z-plane. Click and drag the poles and zeros around to see the result...

Sounds complicated, but if you're learning about digital filters it's a great help and visualisation tool!!

Downwload PZX

- Bram

June 14th 2003 :: Andreas releases FlitchSplifter V1.0

A dynamic buffer freezer fx-plugin, that can also be played via midi notes!

FlitchSplifter is donationware. This means if you use and like the plugin, you are kindly asked to make a donation. You are free to decide how much. There is alot of work behind making plugins, and some of it isnt fun at all, so this would be much appreciated!

Download FlitchSplifter

- ioplong

August 22nd 2006 :: Magnus releases Ambience!

You all waited for it a long time, but now it's there...

Now with a new GUI, Midi control, Diffusion and an incredible pack of presets, you know you want it.

Grab the fully functional demo here. To get the full version you decide how much you want to spend! It's donation-ware, so to speak!

Magnus did all the DSP and algorithms, Sean did the graphics, Bram did the interface code and Sophia did the ports to Mac! Please notice the AU version does not yet have this new GUI!

Many thanks to all the beta-testers.

Download Ambience

- the smartelectronix team

June 9th 2003 :: New member, MDSP!!

Smartelectronix is proud to welcome yet another member to the group...

After seeing Remy's plugins on his site we just HAD to ask him to join us... You can allready visit Remy's site on smartelectronix - which is a lot faster than his previous site ;-) - and in a while you'll be able to read his bio too...
By the way, you just HAVE to try his FFT plugins, they are soooooo cool!!

- the smartelectronix team

May 31st 2003 :: Server HD Crash!

The smartelectronix server's HD crashed last night.
Everything is restored from backups, but if you find any errors, please tell bram...

- the smartelectronix team

May 20th 2003 :: So proud!

Hi everyone...

At last the smartelectronix site has been revamped like we promised about 15 years ago. ;-) As you can see, a lot has changed and there are more members than anyone could ever have dreamed for.

Anyway, please a have a look around and if anything doesn't seem to work, or if anything goes wrong, please let Bram know. You can use the new emailing form that is linked on this page.

Make sure to visit the testimonials page and the goodies page, too!


- the smartelectronix team