AudioThing Intros Valve Exciter Harmonic Enhancer Plug-in

AudioThing-Valve-Exciter-GUIAudioThing has introduced Valve Exciter – a Harmonic Enhancer plug-in with vintage valve emulation.

The exciter section features hand-tuned filters with the ability to sweep the center frequencies via the Harmonics knob.

The valve section is modelled after a softer custom version of the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes with drive, triode/pentode mode and bias settings. Continue reading

Modern Grooves by Black Octopus: A New BreakTweaker Expansion Pack From iZotope

iZotope have teamed with Black Octopus, creators of sounds for music production, to release Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for BreakTweaker, iZotope’s drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in.

The expansion includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets: modern, clean and crisp sounds “with a dash of retro throwback,” all “designed to have a timeless feel” and work well with a wide range of material. Continue reading

New App, AltiSpace, Turns Your iOS Into A Studio Quality Reverb Processor

iMusicAlbum has introduced AltiSpace, a convolution reverb for iOS.

AltiSpace includes a large built-in library of the high quality reverb impulses, based on classic hardware reverbs. It also lets you load your own reverb space impulses

You can use this AltiSpace with Inter-App Audio hosts (like a DAW, Recorders or Audio file managers) or with Audiobus. It also can be used with external audio interfaces for real-time sound processing. Continue reading

Tonelux Tilt EQ, Valley People Dyna-Mite UAD Plug-Ins Available

Universal Audio has released two plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces: the Tonelux Tilt EQ and Valley People Dyna-mite. Developed by Softube and available for purchase via UA’s Online Store, the plug-ins are part of new UAD Software v7.8.

The Valley People Dyna-mite Plug-In (pictured above) is an “exacting” emulation of the classic limiter/ expander/ gate designed by Paul Buff, who founded the historic PAL studio in Southern California.

Universal Audio publicists say, “The Dyna-mite has enjoyed a fanatical cult following for over three decades and is considered a “secret weapon” by top engineers and producers. Although it can be used as a traditional limiter or expander, the Dyna-mite is also a creative tool capable of extreme, yet musical effects on a variety of sound sources.” Continue reading

Positive Grid Releases BIAS 1.5 Major Update with Three New Expansion Packs

Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS custom amp modeler with three new dedicated (and whimsically-named) expansion packs: Glassy (above), Crunch, and Insane. These expansion packs will enable guitarists and bassists to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: “glassy clean tone”, “classic British crunch”, or “insanely saturated distortion”.

The basic BIAS app includes 36 vintage and modern amplifiers as a starting point for user customization. Along with the aforementioned Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, the updated BIAS 1.5 also includes a new “easy-to-use” 8-band EQ (with the purchase of any pack), along with better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi-effect stomp boxes. As always, the user can share their creations with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud. Continue reading

Universal Audio Releases Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In

Universal Audio recently announced the Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In for their UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

The British-made Thermionic Culture Vulture has long been admired for creating studio-grade, high-gain valve distortion. After a multi-year engineering effort from Universal Audio, producers and engineers can now track and mix with the only authentic circuit emulation of this one-of-a-kind valve distortion tool. Continue reading