Tentacle Player

Public evaluation version

 

Hi there,

it’s more than one year since I’ve released the D’Pinga instrument series. In the meantime I’ve been developing the Tentacle Player.

Tentacle is a sample player that uses the same engine as the former D’Pinga instruments but can load all PulpoAudio sample bins (instruments).   So instead of having an AU/VST plug-in for each instrument, now there is only one.

New main features in comparism to the old D’Pinga instruments are:

  • Multiple output buses.
    Up to 8 stereo outs. Depending on the instrument, you can route several strokes/stroke groups to individual outputs.
  • Pattern player and editor.
    Playback rhythmic patterns and it’s variants by pressing a few keyswitches.
    Record/Edit your own patterns.
    Basic set of patterns available for each of the here presented instruments.

There are two new instruments available:

  • D’Pinga2 Tambora (free)
  • D’Pinga2 Guira (free)

(…suitable for Merengue/Bachata music…. find download links in “Instruments” section below)

 

And you’ll find for download new “PMO”-versions of the former D’Pinga instruments (Congas,Bongo,Timbal,Guiro), that have the PatternPlayer- and MultiOutput- features enabled (find download links in “Instruments” section below).


Short Merengue demo sequence with Tambora and Guira using patterns

Learn how to use the pattern player feature

Learn how to create and edit patterns



Please take into account that this “Public Evaluation”-version does not pretend to be a final product. I’d like to gather opinions, comments, critisism and learn for future development.  I’d be happy to receive your thoughts about Tentacle in general, and specifically about the PatternPlayer feature which works well for me but may be not good enough/too complicated/too whatever or of no use at all for other users.
Yes, Tentacle, as well as the instruments presented on this page have been tested…as thoroughly as I can do this as a single developer. I can’t guarantee that it’ll work properly in your DAW. It does in:

  • Logic X (10.3.3)
  • Cubase LE9

Both are 64 bit; there are no 32 bit versions of Tentacle available, so it won’t work on older 32 bit DAWs.

Finally, everything presented on this page is for free. However, if you don’t feel like (yes, in fact!) testing this AU/VST and instead expect a rock-stable, full-featured and finalized product for free …..  don’t download this.


 

Download Tentacle Player

Mac AU 64bit

Win VST 64bit

Interim Users Guide

Installation
Download the Tentacle Player as ZIP file (links above).
Unzip the ZIP file and move the containing AU (.component) / VST (.dll) to the corresponding folder for your operating system:
OSX
/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components or
/Users/(YourUserName)/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VstPlugins

 

Tentacle player has been developed using the JUCE (Grapefruit) library and has been release under the GPL3 license.

(Disclaimer)


Download Instruments

D’Pinga2 Tambora (free)

D’Pinga2 Guira (free)

D’Pinga Congas PMO

D’Pinga Bongo PMO

D’Pinga Timbal PMO

D’Pinga Guiro PMO

Installation

Download the instruments ZIP files (links above).
Unzip the ZIP file and move the containing .bin and .ptn files to the corresponding folder for your operating system (same folder where the AU/VST plugins are located):

OSX
/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components or
/Users/(YourUserName)/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
Windows
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VstPlugins

 

Please refer also to Tentacle: where to install all the files

 

These instrument bins have been created by Rudi Leitner (PulpoAudio). All the contained sounds are original recordings. You may use the sounds in private as well as in commercial musical works.

 


Have fun.

Let me know your opinion:

pulpo@pulpoaudio.com


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:

THIS SOFTWARE IS OPEN SOURCE, FREE OF CHARGE AND RELEASED UNDER THE GPL3 LICENCE. IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED. THE USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE RISK OF THE USAGE OF THIS SOFTWARE. NO LIABILITY ASSUMED FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS.