lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017

BitMeex

BitMeex, a DJing/Mixing VSTi that is designed for beginners, but it can be controlled and also be a tool for any user.

It loads .wav and .aif files into two virtual decks and allows the user to mix the tracks. It can process some effects like filter and flanger, delay and reverb.

http://www.beatassist.eu/bitmeex.htm



jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2017


HY-Lofi2 is an improved version of the developer’s older HY-Lofi plugin which featured a very similar interface and control layout. The new iteration of HY-Lofi adds a dry/wet slider for easy parallel processing, an input gain control, and introduces two brand new quantizer modes. The drive section has been simplified by removing the drive shaping mode selector in favor of a more streamlined workflow.

The plugin still features a dedicated filter section with cutoff frequency adjustments for the HP and LP filters. A preset manager is also included in the top section of the interface, along with undo/redo buttons and a bypass switch. The user interface is fully resizable. HY-Lofi2 looks slightly different from its predecessor, sharing a similar color scheme but with redesigned buttons and sliders to fit the developer’s new lineup of plugins.

In use, HY-Lofi2 is a great tool for adding a bit of dirt to the processed signal. The bit reduction module offers four different digital distortion flavors to choose from, whereas the drive and filter sections help do a good job of rounding up the processed audio signal before the output.

https://rekkerd.org/hy-lofi2-free-bit-quantizer-waveshaper-filter-plugin-by-hy-plugins-exclusive/


jueves, 26 de octubre de 2017

PhatNoise Delay


PhatNoise Delay is a pretty straightforward delay effect with adjustable delay time, feedback, and dry/wet parameters. The product page states that the plugin emulates “the rich and thick sound of tape echo units from the 70s”, but I have to admit that I wasn’t getting any of that vibe while testing PhatNoise Delay. It sounds like a pure digital delay to me without any coloration of the delayed signal whatsoever.

https://www.edinburghrecords.com/products/vst-plugins/phatnoise-delay/






jueves, 19 de octubre de 2017

DMGaudio TrackControl


TrackControl is an all-in-one channel strip plugin featuring trim and gain controls, channel swapping and MS/LR conversion, phase inversion (per channel), stereo width, pan and balance controls, channel delay (both backward and forward) and a high-pass filter. The output control (located in the menu bar) allows the user to monitor the Mid/Side and Left/Right components of the processed audio signal individually. A patch manager is also included, along with a bypass switch and input/output gain monitoring. It’s also worth pointing out that the plugin will only display a limited amount of controls when loaded on a mono channel, to avoid any confusion (stereo balance, pan, and width controls are left out in this case).

https://dmgaudio.com/trackcontrol








Bob Perry Listener

Bob Perry Listener is the ultimate tool for checking your stereo signals.

Monitor your left and right signals individually, listen to side and mid signals with the integrated M/S matrix.
  • Listen to mid signal (on both output channels)
  • Listen to side signal (on both output channels)
  • Swap left and right signals
  • Mute left and/or right signals
  • Phase invert left and/or right signals
  • Monitor output levels


Etherealwinds Harp II


Etherealwinds Harp II is a multi-format sound library of a 34-string lever harp, recorded by Versilian Studios and Etherealwinds during an eight-hour studio session. It is described by its creators as “possibly the most complete lever harp library in existence”. Since it is a successor to a popular freely downloadable instrument, Versilian Studios decided to release a feature-limited “Community Edition” of the library which can be downloaded completely free of charge. User registration is not required, as the download links can be accessed directly on the product page linked below.

The free CE version of Etherealwinds Harp II is based on 232 audio samples (16-bit WAV format) in total, with two round-robins and two velocity layers per sampled note. An additional set of 23 vocal phrases and sound effects from the full version of the library is included as a bonus.

http://vis.versilstudios.net/etherealwinds-harp.html





lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

The FB-3300 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG PS-3300 Polyphonic Synthesizer from 1977. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. 
  • Close emulation of behavior and all controls of the original hardware
  • Three independent polyphonic synthesizer blocks
  • Band-limited oscillators, classic two-pole lowpass filters
  • Resonators section plus two Modulation Generators per bank
  • Additional Sample & Hold and paraphonic Envelope Generator
  • Semi-modular
  • Micro-tuning option
  • Additional tweaks
  • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC



domingo, 15 de octubre de 2017

Fathom Mono Modular Synthesizer

Seaweed Audio has announced the release of Fathom Mono, the freeware monophonic version of the Fathom Pro ($35) modular wavetable synthesizer in VST plugin format for Windows-based digital audio workstations.

Fathom Mono is identical to the full Fathom Pro version feature-wise, except for its limited polyphony and the lack of ability to save edited waveforms. Everything else, entire synthesis engine included, is exactly the same as in the full product.

At its core, Fathom is a fully modular virtual synthesizer which allows the user to connect any two components together. The patching possibilities are only limited by the synth’s twenty available signal flow slots and, of course, the processing power of your computer. To help with monitoring the performance while creating a patch, Fathom shows a real-time CPU load readout in the upper-right corner of the GUI. The components are shown in a large panel in the middle of the interface with a handy real-time waveform display in the background. The patching of virtual cables is quite elegant, with a simple drag and drop workflow which doesn’t result in confusion and unnecessary clutter. The visual representation of the signal flow is also pulled off quite well, with easily identifiable modules and connections.

A modular synth ain’t no fun if you don’t have any interesting components to patch together, though. Thankfully, there’s tons of cool stuff to play around with in Fathom, from its five powerful oscillators to 30 different filter models, unlimited modulation sources, and custom waveform import (in WAV format). The oscillator types on offer are alias-free analog and additive, impulse and frequency pulse oscillators, and most importantly, the wavetable and wave draw oscillators which open almost limitless sound design possibilities. The filters are no less impressive, covering a range of common variants, along with the Butterworth filter and various analog-modeled filter types.

https://www.fathomsynth.com/#fathom


martes, 10 de octubre de 2017

Cloud Seed


Cloud Seed is an algorithmic reverb plugin built in C# and C++ for emulating huge, endless spaces and modulated echoes. The algorithms are based on the same principles as manu classic studio reverb units from the 1980's, but Cloud Seed does not attempt to model any specific device, or even to be a general-purpose reverb plugin at all. It is best employed as a special effect, for creating thick, lush pads out of simple input sounds.

https://github.com/ValdemarOrn/CloudSeed

martes, 3 de octubre de 2017

Ozone Imager


Ozone Imager is a FREE stereo imaging plug-in for your DAW or NLE. Born from Ozone’s legendary Imaging technology, Ozone Imager can narrow or widen your stereo image with simple controls, stunning visuals, and incredible sound.
Download it today and turn narrow, dull audio into a full, impactful track.

https://www.izotope.com/en/products/master-and-deliver/ozone-imager.html






Panagement Free

Panagement is a spatialization powerhouse that lets you control the stereo space quickly, with numerous carefully designed features:
  • The Binaural Panner positions a track from left to right in the sound stage,
  • The Distance Fader brings that track near or far,
  • The Mono-to-Stereo enlarges a thin track or simulates early reflections,
  • The Tilt Filter adjusts spectral balance between lows and highs,
  • The Phasescope control displays mono compatibility visually,
  • Finally, a LFO allows to create periodic or even random moves.

This is Freemium
  • Panagement Free Edition gets the Binaural Panner, Distance Fader, and visualizations. That makes Core features available for Free!
  • Panagement Enterprise Edition gets EVERYTHING.




miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

SL532 Console EQ


Based off of the standard EQ module found on a “5000 series” modern console, the SL532 provides the features found on the original hardware. This 3-band EQ is perfect for shaping sounds quickly in your mix. It also includes a “color” circuit that when activated adds a bit of color to the sound that adds an vintage analog feel.

-3-band EQ based off of a modern console
-Fixed 150Hz low shelf filter, variable mid-band from 80Hz to 8KHz, and selectable 8KHz or 16KHz high shelf filter
-Color circuit that adds an vintage analog feel
-Selectable High Pass Filter
-Very CPU efficient

https://smacklabs.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/sl532-console-eq/



SL84 is SmackLabs’ take on the 80 series Neve console EQ. According to the developers, it looks and, more importantly, sounds like the original.

SL84 Console EQ uses impulse responses to capture not just the frequency response of the hardware unit, but also the non-linear quirks such as any dynamic change or sonic distortion that occurs while adjusting the controls. This means the behavior of the EQ will be different depending on the amplitude and other characteristics of the input source.

SL84 has dials for low cut, high cut, low shelf, high shelf, and a mid-frequency band control with optional Hi-Q toggle. The higher Q setting would be useful for more surgical cutting, as opposed to boosting which typically sounds better at a lower Q. The frequency selection points for all of the dials are fixed. The restricted options preserve both the sound and workflow of the original units. The plugin also comes with a bypass button for the filter and EQ for easy A/B comparisons with the original input source.

It promises to be a low-CPU option for an expensive vintage sound.