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Mr. Alias 2.02

Mr. Alias 2

Mr. Alias 2 uses non-bandlimited oscillators which can be transposed near to and beyond the Nyquist frequency, causing most of their spectra to be aliased back into audible non-harmonic frequencies. The sound can then be further processed by a number of crude "effects."

Though it is based on the same concept as the original, Mr. Alias 2 is completely rewritten for cross-platform compatibility, and has a number of significant improvements.

Mr. Alias 2 is free, and is available as a VST plugin for Windows (32-bit), Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Linux (x86), and as an Audio Unit for Mac OS X.

Some feature highlights:

  • 2 oscillators
  • 18 waveforms
  • Full stereo processing
  • 6 filter types including a formant filter
  • Filter envelope
  • External audio processing (no need to hire Butch Vig)
  • Patch randomizer button
  • Highly configurable MIDI control with MIDI learn
  • MIDI-controllable patch morphing
  • Included bank of 128 presets, including some by waka x
  • Drag & drop preset and MIDI map loading
  • "Wack" GUI

Be sure to read the manual to understand all the special hidden features.

News

2012-08-22: Mac AU and Mac VST updated to version 2.4.2 for 64-bit support.

2011-09-24: 64-bit Windows version officially released.

2011-09-02: Experimental 64-bit Windows version is available for testing.

2011-03-27: First Linux version of Mr. Alias Pro released.

2011-03-22: Xenos Soundworks has released the Chaos Theory soundbank for Mr. Alias Pro, with 100 new sounds, available as "Pay What You Like" donationware. Check it out!

2010-12-29: Updated Mr. Alias Pro AU FX version to version 2.4.1 to fix validation error.

2009-12-16: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.4 (see change log).

2009-11-16: Insert Piz Here has a new official forum at KVR.

2009-09-30: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.3.

2009-09-13: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.25.

2009-09-11: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.2.

2009-09-01: Updated Mr. Alias Pro to version 2.1.

2009-06-21: Released Mr. Alias Pro to Mr. Alias Challenge winners.

2009-05-22: Released version 2.02.

2009-05-18: Mr. Alias 2 was featured in Computer Music 138.

2009-05-03: Take the Mr. Alias Challenge!

2009-03-16: Released version 2.01 with performance improvements and various minor bug fixes.

2009-01-16: Fixed a problem with GUI refresh after changing presets.

2009-01-14: There was a problem with AU validation in the original upload ("Morph" needed to be declared a "meta parameter"). This is now fixed, so download it again if your version fails validation.

Cool Picture

"Is Mr. Alias suppose to sound like Complete Chaos? This Synth can't be tamed I swear!? How and the Hell do you use this thing to actually make somewhat 'Normal' Music?" - BFunku

Example Sounds

Made with only Mr. Alias 2, no other processing. Minimal sequencing or live playing with automation of a few parameters. Not to be enjoyed or interpreted as "music," this is rather just a demonstration of what Mr. Alias 2 sounds like.
demo1.mp3 (0:48)
1.mp3 (0:40)
2.mp3 (0:45)
morph.mp3 (0:46)
mralias2.mp3 (0:45)
probswingalias.mp3 (0:32)
hammerklavier.mp3 (6:40)
alias 5002.mp3 (0:32)
mralias2ooo.mp3 (0:08)
Mr.mp3 (0:48)

Downloads

Each download includes the user's manual. Source code is available separately (see below).
Windows VST
Mac OS X VST
Mac OS X AU
Linux VST

Old version:
Mr. Alias 1.02

Patches/Banks

Empty Bank

Stuff

User's Manual
C++ source code
todo list
change log

Links

Official forum at KVR
KVR news
KVR thread
KVR database entry
at gersic.com
ronnypries.de mini-review
sink mini-review (French)

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