A basic Bidule layout
|Developer(s)||Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc.|
|Stable release||0.9733 / September 12, 2013|
|Operating system||Windows XP and later, OS X|
Bidule is a commercial software application for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia produced by the Canadian company Plogue Arts and Technology. It runs on both Windows and Mac computers.
Bidule uses a modular structure based on a patch cord metaphor much like AudioMulch, Reaktor, Pure Data, and Max/MSP. Individual modules are called bidules (the Plogue web site states that the word "Bidule" is French for "thingy" or "gadget"). A set of bidules and connections is called a layout, and sub-patches called groups can be built within layouts and saved for use elsewhere. The program features real time audio, MIDI, Open Sound Control (OSC), and spectral processing. It runs as a ReWire mixer or device. It can be run standalone or as a VST, VSTi or AU plugin, and can host the same. ASIO/CoreAudio is supported for low latency audio. Parameters can be linked to MIDI or OSC input or to other module parameters. Over one hundred modules and groups are available, and modules include the ability to perform high-level math on signals.
- Bidule home page.
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