Let there be Lux

One of the long time participants on the MindPlace forum has created Lux, an extraordinary VST plugin for the creation of AudioStrobe enabled AVS sessions. It has so many features, it’s capabilities are so extensive, that I’m not even going to try to elaborate – the Lux website says it all far more eloquently than I could. The simple fact is that it is competent for the creation of any AVS content you could imagine, particularly when combined with typical host features such as control automation.

For a host Lux requires a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). I have been using it with the 32-bit version of MuLab (a free version is available from mutools.com). It has been tested with Reaper and a bunch of other popular DAWs.

There’s a lots of knobs to twiddle, thus a pretty steep learning curve, especially if digital audio synthesis is a new world to you. A steep learning curve also represents a greater opportunity for learning. AVS specific software such as NP3 or MWS is orders of magnitude easier, but with nowhere near the scope for creativity – any general purpose DAW-based creation environment, even MuLab with the very basic Mux plugins I have created for the Kasina, will offer greater scope than dedicated AVS products. Dedicated commercial AVS products tend to offer specialized features such as support for EEG and other biofeedback and will use more AVS orientated terminology throughout, however Lux does an excellent job of bridging the gap. The Lux documentation on the website is good and support is offered. For what it’s worth, biofeedback support can be added to DAW based systems via the MIDI or tone outputs of biometric software such as BioExplorer and free similar products.

One massive bonus is that Lux is free. Innumerable hours have spent spent on the development and testing of Lux. It is a polished product and donations are invited on the site – it’s certainly worth a few (and more) dollars!

Take a look, grab a copy and have some serious fun! www.lux-vst.com


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  • Rodney  On January 24, 2014 at 1:27 am

    This is Sweet.. I have Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 and will try this out with that..

    • CraigT  On January 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

      That’s what we like to hear!

      Lux is, as is probably apparent, one seriously competent audio synth too.



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