Positive Grid Launches ‘Pro Series’ Plugins: Tube, Optical and Fet Compressors

Positive Grid today announced the launch of the Pro Series Studio Plug-ins – a series of revolutionary FET, Tube, and Optical compressors. Company officials say the Pro Series introduces profiling and component-based compression “for the first time ever” in a plug-in, allowing the user to accurately reproduce the many subtle nuances of classic and modern analog studio gear right down to the component level.

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VST 2 Format Is Dead, Steinberg Focuses On VST 3


Steinberg has announced that it will no longer continue to develop and maintain the VST 2 software interface.

Steinberg’s host applications, such as Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab, will continue to support VST 2, but the SDK for VST 2 will be made unavailable by the end of this year. Continue reading

Sonnox Partners With Universal Audio As UAD-2 Plugin Developer

At The 2012 NAMM Show: Audio equipment manufacturer Universal Audio today announced their new partnership with UK-based plug-in develor Sonnox as Direct Developers for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform. This partnership will bring Sonnox’s award-winning mixing and mastering plug-ins to UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware, a highly-regarded audio production platform in the professional recording industry.

With Universal Audio’s software development kit, Oxfordshire-based Sonnox will be able to directly create software for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform, and to sell these plug-ins via UA’s online store.

Readers can learn more about Universal Audio’s UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins at this link, and more about the plug-ins developed by Sonnox at this link.

Sugar Bytes Turnado (Sneak Preview)

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Sugar Bytes Turnado is a new multi-effect tool designed for massive and real-time audio manipulation, giving you direct control of up to 8 different effects at any given time, with a total of 24 effects available.

The idea behind Turnado is simple:

  • Turn a knob and the effect is on.
  • Turn the knob further and effect parameters start to move and modulations start to apply.
  • Turn the knob down and the effect is off.

While each effect provides one knob to control it, underneath that cover you find effect parameters and modulation engines to be controlled by the main knob, which makes loading an effect just the starting point of the way you can go with it.

The “Dictator” mode allows you to animate all main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. This way you easily create and control complex effect layerings and arrangements.

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Free Virtual Theremin For Windows

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Blech Turm Studios has released BTS Theremin – a free virtual theremin VST for Windows.

BTS Theremin Features:

  • 1 OSC (Sin/Squ/Mix)
  • 2 LFOs (Pitch,Amp)
  • 2 ADSR (1x Pitch LFO, 1x Amp),
  • Waveshaper/Saturation, 10 Presets

Download at the Blech Turm site.

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Free Virtual Dj Mixer (VST/PC)

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Free Windows Music Software: V-DJM 2ch is a virtual 2ch mixer with dj functions for Windows. According to the develoeprs, the free virtual DJ mixer is designed to reproduce the best features of the professional dj mixers in any audio host application.

V-DJM can be used as an internal mixer in your host audio applications with the sound and the feeling of a dj consolle. All controls of V-DJM can be midi-mapped and automated.

V-DJM 2ch is available now as a free download.

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New Free Windows Synth VST, Sandra

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Free Windows Music SoftwareFsynthz has introduced Sandra, a hybrid AM+FM subtractive synth designed to produce low rezo sweeps and drones.

In the mid-range it yields thick and lash polysynth chords. Leads and basses may be of consideration as well.

You can preview Sandra below:

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Free VST Synth For Windows – The Imp-Osc-Tor

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Free Music Software: Imp-Osc-Tor is simple freeware synth capable of creating many types of sounds, especially bass-sounds (for which it was intended).

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