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

Moog Releases New Minitaur Editor, Adds DAW Integration

Minitaur_editor_3ohMoog Music has announced a big update to their Minitaur Editor:

“The Minitaur Editor has been rebuilt from the ground up and is now available free to all registered Minitaur owners.

In addition to the new standalone editor – VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plugin compatibility have been added for improved DAW integration. Every feature on and under the hood of your Minitaur can now be easily accessed, automated, and recalled from within your favorite DAW.”

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AIR Instrument Expansion Pack: Hybrid 3, Plus VST, AU, AAX Support

Today AIR Music Technology released an expansion pack for its AIR Instrument Expansion Pack (AIEP) with universal plugin support, and many virtual instrument enhancements. Air Music Technology were creators of the original virtual instruments and core effects offered with Avid Pro Tools software.

AIEP contains seven virtual instruments that range from emulations of vintage gear, to unique synthesis technologies, to tools for intuitive music creation. Each title is available in VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats, and can integrate with leading DAWs.

The updated Air Instrument Expansion Pack features Hybrid 3.0 and 2.0.2 versions of the other six instruments: Loom, Vacuum Pro, Structure, Strike, Velvet, and Transfuser 2. All the instruments feature numerous improvements to sonic quality, interface design, and production workflow.
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Glitchmachines Intros Scope – A Modular Sound Generator & Effects Processor For Mac & Windows

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Glitchmachines has released Scope, a modular sound generator and effects processing plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is geared toward experimental sound design and electronic music production.

Scope’s open-ended graphical patching system and diverse set of modules let you create a custom audio processing environment, capable of a very broad range of effects.

Features:

  • Fully patchable modular sound generator and signal processor
  • Sample library with 1500+ modular SFX in 24bit/96khz .wav
  • 26 Modules ranging from Oscillators & Delays to LFOs & Mixers
  • Freely configurable module slots and signal flow
  • Tactile graphical patching system with virtual patch cables
  • Real-time animated audio analyzers and visualizers
  • 160 patches from 8 cutting-edge sound designers and artists
  • Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit)

Here’s an overview of Scope: Continue reading

Variety Of Sound Intros Free SlickHDR Psychoaccoustic Dynamic Processor

free-slickhdr-vstVariety of Sound has released a free VST for WIndows, SlickHDR - a Psychoaccoustic Dynamic Processor which:

  • balances the perceived global vs. local micro dynamics of any incoming audio.
  • creates a rich in contrast, detailed and clearly perceived image which translates way better across different listening environments.
  • provides a convenient workflow by simply adjusting three dynamic processors to show a roughly same load.
  • offers further and detailed control about overall tone and release time behavior.

SlickHDR is a freeware VST audio plug-in for Windows x32. You can download a copy at the Variety of Sound site.

If you give SlickHDR a try, let us know what you think of it!

Abeem Intros Modular VST Environment, Rack Performer 1.0

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Abeem Live Technologies has released Rack Performer 1.0 - a modular environment hosting VST plugins and internal modules (over 100 and counting), with MIDI support, multi-channel audio I/O and internal processing, automatic patch-delay compensation, sample accurate sequencing, low jitter and latency.

Rack Performer lets you create custom patches using internal modules and VSTs that can be saved and recalled. Up to 32 inputs and outputs are supported for audio and up to 128 inputs and outputs are supported for MIDI.  Continue reading

The Mangle – A Dual-Sequencer, Animated Multi-Timbral Granular Synth/Sampler For OS X

Sound Guru has introduced The Mangle, a new granular synth/sampler plugin for Mac OS X (WIndows version planned).

Key Features:

  • Animated granular display - Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.
  • Drag & drop modulation - Creating new modulations is easy – just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.
  • Resizable vector interface - The Mangle’s interface is rendered dynamically as vectors – resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.
  • Dual sequencers - The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. A pair of sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.
  • Multiband waveform display - Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.
  • Multi-timbral - Each instance of the plugin has 8 full ‘slots’ each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.

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