Just ahead of Musikmesse 2016 in Frankfurt Plugin Alliance have announced new plug-ins that will be added to their massive All Bundle v4.1. These include the Brainworx bx_panEQ, a revamped SPL EQ Ranger Plus, and a plug-in from a new company to the Plugin Alliance fold - Acme Audio with their Opticom XLA-3 compressor plug-in. AAX DSP users will be pleased to note that 44 of the 66 plug-ins in the All Bundle support the AAX DSP format.
Brainworx bx_panEQ Panoramic Equaliser – $299
Brainworx have developed a plug-in designed to offer a new level in stereo file manipulation. Their bx_panEQ's three parametric bell-curve filters independently affect signal at discrete pan positions in the stereo field. You will be able to control the panoramic width of EQ adjustments, automate panning filter effects, add width to mono signals, "stretch" sounds across the stereo field and fine-tuning with the Panoramic Spectral Analyser. Brainworx founder and CEO Dirk Ulrich is delighted with this new plug-in...
For years I’ve wanted to EQ the outer sides of a mix separately, and there was no easy solution. I presented the idea to our engineers, and they came back with an early version of bx_panEQ that was magic! It's so exciting to release an EQ that does what no other EQ does.
Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3 – $299
Plugin Alliance welcomes its first Acme Audio plugin to their All Bundle lineup. This plug-in version of the LA-2A inspired opto-electric limiter combines the best of three compression curves into a single unit and includes software-only features like a Wet/Dry mix knob and Output Trim knob. It can also act as a beautiful "tone box" for adding coloration and distortion without reducing dynamics. Acme Audio founder Al Sutton told us....
Given the rich analog nature of the XLA-3, I was skeptical that it could be reproduced in plugin form at all, but when I heard the beta version I was speechless. I'm amazed at the work Brainworx did in capturing the detail and sound of the XLA-3. Joining Plugin Alliance empowers a smaller company like mine with a digital strategy that would be difficult to achieve on my own.
SPL EQ Ranger Plus – $199
Plugin Alliance asked Grammy-winning mixer Craig Bauer to tweak their SPL EQ Ranger Plus for them. Between them Craig Bauer and Dirk Ulrich designed 181 different modules, each with EQ frequencies and bandwidths optimized for a variety of different sources. Get the perfect EQ set up for whatever you’re working on with the click of a mouse. Craig told us...
Developing the modules for EQ Ranger Plus was a fun and rewarding project. Whether you're a pro or a novice, a variety of EQ setups to quickly pick from gives you a great starting point. And a graphic EQ like this is a great tool for developing EQ skills.
AAX Venue Users Get the Venue AAX Bundle v1.1
Plugin Alliance are also continuing to solidify their move into live sound, by releasing the 100% Venue AAX Bundle V1.1, which has now grown to 10 plugins including Brainworx bx_console and adds improved Avid VENUE | S6L parameter layouts for all included plug-ins.