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CatchDad is the second Noisebud plugin created strictly for live situations. It was initially created for our arty side project Memo Cassette, but we have used it in all our live setups ever since the first version.
Memo Cassette on spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/4totP1g3buuD9iYEL6gK2z
CatchDad is also the central part of this live performance with Noisebud: http://music.noisebud.se/track/no-maps-for-these-territories
With CatchDad you can catch 4 different sounds with just the click of a button and instantly start to program rhythms with the built in step sequencers. The plugin is capable of building advanced rhythmic patterns with the different sequencer speed settings. It’s basic functionality is pretty straightforward, you’ll be droppin’ beats within 20 minutes. Just send any sound, live or prerecorded through the plugin, press Record and you’re on your way!
And yes, we’re aware of the fact that this thing need a manual, badly… But we don’t have the time right now. Post your questions here and we try to answer them as we go along.
Here’s a clip where Johannes plays with a Beta version of CatchDad, we’ll make a tutorial and a bit more inspiring video as soon we can find the time.
News in 2.5:
-Adjustable sequencer length (you can now create true isorhythmic patterns)
-Added a ‘Free’ tempo mode
-Pitch return to default pitch when you double click the Pitch knob
-You can now adjust the length of the autorec function
-Added a ‘remove old versions’ function in the installer
News in 2.0:
– Auto record. You can now set CatchDad to record automatically in i e the beginning of every bar, or end… or middle…
– The pitch is now adjustable between 12 tone equal temperament and free
– 128 User presets added that are accessible through MIDI program change. If you change a user preset and store your song/project, your host should store all 128 presets with you project. So there is no store button.
– The interface takes less space so it fits on lo-res laptop screens.
Thanks to all who contributed to the CatchDad project (give us a shout if we forgot someone):
Jeff McClintock for Synthedit
David Haupt for the SampleSnatcher module
Peter Schoffhauzer for the SC:Leveladjust module
KDLynch for the DSP2GUI modules
Michael Peters for his development ideas (The auto-rec function, tempered pitch, scale-able step length, multiple outputs and the extra push needed to implement the random function)
-Noisebud CatchDad was included on Computer Music’s issue #170 CD