Tag Archives: Nyquist

FM Encoder Decoder

This is an experimental “proof of concept” plug-in for FM encoding and decoding. It was written as a bit of fun for the Audacity community – a competition in September 2016 for Audacity users, developers and support crew, and posted to the official Audacity facebook page. The plugin can be download here (right click to … Continue reading FM Encoder Decoder

Distortion Effect

Audacity includes a wide range of built-in effects, but surprisingly there is no distortion effect. Time to remedy that… Here is a simple distortion effect with 10 types of distortion. Each preset modifies the shape of the waveform in its own particular way. There is also a slider control to set the amount, or “drive”. … Continue reading Distortion Effect

Are Nyquist Plug-ins slow? (Compiled vs Interpreted languages)

It is a common misconception that Audacity’s Nyquist plug-ins must be slow because they are written in an interpreted programming Language. Nyquist is an interpreted language, meaning that it runs directly from the code rather than being compiled first, but the inner loops of many DSP functions are pre-compiled in highly optimised compiled C code. … Continue reading Are Nyquist Plug-ins slow? (Compiled vs Interpreted languages)

Isochronic Modulator Plug-in

This plug-in is based on the same code as the Variable Tremolo plug-in and was written in response to a request for a plug-in for making Isochronic Tones (Isochronic Beats). For anyone unfamiliar with the term (as I was), Isochronic beats are related to binaural and monaural beats and the idea of brainwave entrainment. At … Continue reading Isochronic Modulator Plug-in