A downloadable tool for macOS

This is the next version of QasarBeach. Called Alias as it uses it's new audio engine to not hide any aliasing or sound errors. This is in keeping with the original 8bit and later 16bit sound techniques developed at Fairlight.

This is currently a work in progress but is being shared so people can feedback any bugs/suggestions, etc during the dev process.

The core concept was to envision what Fairlight might have done if a CMI IV was produced.

Ver 0.15(MacOS) (20th November 2022)

  • New FM architecture
  • ASYN architecture gets added frames of harmonic data plus other upgrades
  • 4 new realtime programmable/patchable Envelopes per voice
  • UI updates throughout
  • ALT is now used to select pages
  • bug fixes

Ver 0.12 (MacOS)

  • Fixed loading of saved files where loop points would not be read
  • autoloop added to PAGE 3 loop points
  • Bug fixes with Trim and Copy PAGE 3
  • Bug fix to PAGE 3 sample playback when using loops

Ver 0.9 (MacOS)

  • new save routines
  • initial test files added
  • added WAVE architecture for ppg wavetable style
  • more bug fixes across audio core
  • MD3 renamed as SAMP

Ver 0.6a (MacOS)

  • updated audiocore to prevent choppy audio
  • Also available as an apple silicon release!

Ver 0.6

This brings lots of advances including:

  •  full sound file access and support
  • program start sound source selection
  • updated md3 (mode 3) sound architecture where you can reference 2 loaded samples into a unified single sound
  • initial polyhony support
  • plus 3 other sound sources including ASyn which is an advanced additive realtime synthesiser
Updated 14 days ago
StatusIn development

Install instructions

2 mac versions: 0.6 (for intel machines) and silicon 0.6 (for newer M series)

Single Windows version for Windows 7 onwards.

Let me know the os version and machine spec if encountering issues ;)


qb-alias015.app.zip 1 MB


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Crashes on start up .

 This has been the case since the 1st release  , but never reported  

Process:               qb-alias [1030]

Path:                  /private/var/folders/*/qb-alias.app/Contents/MacOS/qb-alias

Identifier:            qb-alias

Version:               0

Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:        ??? [1]

Responsible:           qb-alias [1030]

User ID:               501

Date/Time:             2022-11-20 15:17:38.471 -0500

OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.14.6 (18G9323)

Report Version:        12

Bridge OS Version:     5.5 (18P4759a)

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Notes:                 Translocated Process

Crashed Thread:        0

Exception Type:        EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)

Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Reason:    DYLD, [0x1] Library missing

Application Specific Information:

dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:

  Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMotion.framework/Versions/A/CoreMotion

  Referenced from: /private/var/folders/*/qb-alias.app/Contents/MacOS/qb-alias

  Reason: image not found

I looks like there is something missing from your system. Please be aware that this is pre release.

That's why I waited to report , but since it's done this from the 1st release ( I've downloaded a few ) I figure It might be beneficial to report in . Not sure hat you mean by something missing ?  FYI your other App Quasar Beach runs just fine here .

The other version is compiled on a different machine with backwards compatibility. This is the dev version and not compiled yet for backwards compatibility - this will be done next :) But good call \o/