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It seems that not all convolution reverbs are not created equally, some offer a stereo simulation but not true stereo operation.
Reverberate provides a rich and dynamic reverb from impulse responses by modulating an amalgamation of two, separately controllable true stereo IRs using an LFO. Further modulation is possible using the post-processing effects; an all-pass interpolator chorus and delay unit provide a fuller sound and an over-sampled analogue prototype paragraphic equaliser is provided with dual LFOs. These features make for a livelier, more creative sound than typically associated with some convolution reverbs.
Until the end of this month LiquidSonics’ Reverberate is just £35 on Pro Tools Expert. Download the demo and find out for yourself why convolution reverbs costing 5 to 10 times the price struggle to beat this gem.
For lovers of Waldorf synths then there’s some great news. Waldorf have released 64 bit versions of their plug-ins in AAX format, the updates features Largo, PPG Wave 3.V and the Waldorf Edition.
Waldorf Largo AAX
Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multimode filters with steep cutoff, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and grainyness to the sound. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer’s dream.
PPG Wave 2 AAX
PPG Wave 2 was the very first digital Wavetable synthesizer with analog filters that allowed completely new worlds of sound and endless sonic possibilities. Shortly afterwards, the successor PPG Wave 2.2 came out and was born to make history. With a gigantic arsenal of waveshapes, it could not only reproduce known analog sounds, but also brilliant choirs, bells and whistles. The digital sounds of wavetables had been unheard until then and offered sensational sonic evolutions by smoothly going through 64 waves back and forth.
The Waldorf Edition AAX
The Waldorf Edition features the famous and award-winning PPG Wave 2.V, Attack and D-Pole plug-ins as VST and AudioUnit variants.
Russ takes and look and listen to the latest addition to the Universal Audio UAD stable the British favourite Thermionic Culture Vulture.
He gives it a run on bass, guitar and vocals and shows the fun that can be had with this unique audio plug-in.
Our friend at Flux are celebrating the launch of their version 3 plug-ins with a 50% off special.
Series plug-ins are now available in v3 versions supporting 32 & 64 bit in AU, VST, AAX Native and AAX DSP (Alchemist AU, VST, AAX Native).
For all current customers the v3 software is a FREE update, simply download the corresponding v3 installer for your software and install it.
Wunderkinds of the plug-in world Kush Audio deserve a headline like that when they announce AAX betas.
They have just announced the beta release of Pusher and Clariphonic plug-ins in AAX offering Pro Tools 11 compatibility.
Both units are on sale for $99 until tomorrow, so if you want to buy them then you had better act fast.
Kush Audio Pusher and Clariphonic join UBK-1 as three plug-ins now available in AAX for Pro Tools.
The team behind Grind Machine and Grinder guitar and bass plug-ins Audio Assault have a cool free clipping plug-in for use in Pro Tools - KlipFreak.
Kilpfreak could not be simpler to use, an input, a large knob to adjust the amount of clipping and an output control.
Available in VST, AU and for Pro Tools 10 and 11 Mac and PC.
Acon Digital have announced Deverberate 1.5, a plug-in designed to reduce the effect of reverb on recorded material.
It’s no secret that we are big fans of RX, but this solution offers a seperate and affordable solution without any loss of quality for those needing just to deverberate.
Mike is now working on setting up a deal for the Pro Tools Expert community.
Features Of Deverberate
- Separate adjustments of the direct sound and the reverberation levels
- Manual adjustment of the decay time of the original reverberation
- Input signal
- Output signal
- Estimated reverberation
- Frequency emphasis filter for the the reduction level
- High and low shelving filters with variable slopes (-3 to -96 dB / octave)
- High and low peak filters with adjustable bandwidth (0.1 to 3.0 octaves)
- Graphical representation of frequency response
- Editing of filter settings through handles in the frequency response curve
- Available as VST or AAX plug-in on PC (Windows)
- Available as VST, AAX or AU plug-in on Apple Macintosh (OSX)
- Native 32 bit and 64 bit versions are available Supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz
Stillwell Audio have announced version 3 of their software which sees 19 plug-ins updated and adds compatibilty for both RTAS and AAX for Pro Tools users.
Even better it offers free upgrades to 19 of their plug-ins for which are now both 32 and 64 bit as well as RTAS and AAX for OS X and Windows users.
They has also announced a brand new web site, posting this news;
It’s been a LONG time coming, but it’s finally here. Version 3.0.0 brings many noteworthy features and fixes. All known compatibility issues have been addressed for current users, and for those users that have been waiting patiently (or not), we’re finally fully consistent; all plugins are available 32 and 64 bit, both Mac and PC (with the exception of Psycho Dither which is still WIP and Microschope which has been retired due to lack of activity). The most exciting bit for new users, though, is additional platform support. We now support VST3 and (wait for it) Pro Tools. Our plugins are available in RTAS (legacy), 32-bit AAX Native (Pro Tools 10), and 64-bit AAX Native (Pro Tools 11). Where appropriate, we have also built in support for Audiosuite.
The plug-ins included in the new upgrade include the much loved 1973, Bombadier and Vibe EQ, the entire list is impressive and is shown in the chart below.
They also offer 100% functional trials of their plug-ins for you to try.
As FREE plug-ins go the Eventide Ultra Channel may have just gone to the top of the list.
UltraChannel™ is Eventide’s new 64-bit native channel strip plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac and PC featuring micro pitch functionality from the flagship H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ.
UltraChannel is available as a free download through midnight July 8, 2014, after which it will cost $249.
UltraChannel is available as a free download, use coupon code 0F736710
Boutique plug-in creators DDMF have added AAX conmpatibilty to their Lincomp, NoLimits and StereooeretS plug-ins for Pro Tools.
With StereooeretS you can increase the stereo fiels as much as desired, but without losing punch in the low end from removing too much “oomph” from the center channel. It splits up the audio in a high- and a low frequency part and lets you adjust the width, gain and even pan of both bands independently! Features: can be fed with L-R as well as M-S signals. Phase of both channels can be flipped. Solo option for all bands and channels to help you hear what you are doing. Built-in stereo field analyzer to prevent phase issues. Available in Windows VST/RTAS/AAX and Mac VST/AU/RTAS/AAX format (32 and 64 bit, Intel, OSX 10.5 and higher).
This look-ahead limiter completes DDMFs mixing and mastering portfolio and will be your weapon of choice to bring you up to competitive levels. Features: optional auto-gain, optional transient stereo linkage, advanced mode for variable lookahead, attack and release times, and a state-of-the-art dithering algorithm. Last but not least: it sounds smooth, yet powerful… Available in Windows VST, RTAS, AAX and Mac VST, AU, RTAS and AAX formats (32 and 64 bit, Intel, 10.5 and higher, 32/64 bit).
LinComp is a linear phase multiband compressor, a tool that belongs in every mastering chain. Multiband compression allows you to take care of the levels and response times of four frequency bands independently, and the linear phase crossover guarantee that all this happens with no damage done to the audio whatsoever. Independent threshold, attack, release, ratio and gain controls as well as master faders for simultaneous control let you sculpt the dynamics of your tracks in any way imaginable. Select the compression type by switching between hard and soft knee, use LinComp as a brickwall limiter with the built-in clipping function, and do A/B tests to find out the optimal setting. We still don’t know why we sell a high quality plugin like this for only $39, but well, we do, and you better buy it before we change our mind. Available in 32/64 bit VST/RTAS/AAX for Windows and VST/AU/RTAS/AAX for Mac Intel (10.5. and higher).
Mixing in stereo has its issues, many fail to check their mixes when translated to mono, or even more extreme scenarios like speakers wired backwards.
PANIPULATOR 2 Free Plug-in
Boz Digital Labs have created the PANIPULATOR 2, it lets you know what your mix sound like summed to mono? Flip a switch to find out. What if someone wires their system so that they can only hear the left channel? Flip a switch to hear what that sounds like. What if they reverse the wiring on one of their speakers? Flip a switch to find out to see how that will affect your song. These are all common scenarios, and the last thing you want to do is find out is that your mom’s voice, that you thought was buried in the mix, pops out when played over the loudspeakers at Nordstrom.
Panipulator will barely make a dent in your CPU usage, so there is no reason that this plug-in should not be a default on every single song you mix.
Mellowmuse, the company who gave Pro Tools users a life-line with their highly popular Auto Time Adjuster (ATA), has released free AAX (32- and 64-bit Native) and VST3 updates to the Mellowmuse Vintage Series of plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windows:
- CS1V Channel Warmer
- CP2V Vintage Compressor
- CP3V Vintage Compressor
- EQ2V Vintage Equalizer
- SATV Vintage Saturator
AAX and VST3 updates for Mellowmuse’s convolution reverb IR1A and the rest of the Mellowmuse range will follow. Registered owners can download the Mellowmuse AAX updates here
Our friends at Sonnox are continuing their May deals, this week it’s the highly versatile ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Oxford Dynamics plug-in, offering 40% off until May 14th, more information about Sonnox deals here.
Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Plug-in Features
Modelled on the Sony OXF-R3 digital console, the Sonnox Oxford Dynamics plug-in features;
- 64-bit compliant (AAX / AU / VST)
- The dynamics section from Sony OXF-R3 console
- Separate sections for Compressor, Gate, Expander, Limiter
- 2-Band side chain EQ (with audition function)
- Warmth control for extra presence and tube-like warmth
- Three different compressor types (linear and exponential curves)
- Variable soft knee compressor
- Separate 5.1 bus compressor (where supported)
- Ultra low noise and distortion
Using The Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Plug-in On Vocals
There’s an excellent video tutorials showing how to use the Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Plug-in on vocals by our old friend Fab Dupont. Watch the free video tutorial here
Get a free mastering and mix buss Eq for Pro Tools with the cool Slick EQ from Tokyo Dawn.
Slick EQ is aimed at those looking to sweeten mixes and offers an extensive set of features that belie its price tag.
Slick EQ features
- Intuitive, yet flexible semi parametric EQ layout
- Full featured, modern user interface with outstanding usability and ergonomics
- Carefully designed 64bit “delta” multi-rate structure
- Three EQ bands with additional 18dB/Oct high-pass filter
- Four distinct EQ models: “American”, “British”, “German” and “Soviet” with optional non-linearity
- Four output stages: “Linear”, “Silky”, “Mellow” and “Deep”
- Advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“stateful saturation”)
- Highly effective and musically pleasing loudness compensated auto gain control
- Oversampled signal path including stateful saturation algorithms
- Stereo and sum/difference processing options
- Tool-bar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more
Slick EQ Formats
- Win: VST, AAX
- Mac: VST, AU, AAX
How To Get Slick EQ
SSL have announced 3 new native plug-ins X-Phase, X-Valvecomp And X-Saturator, a couple of which are great prices, they are also offering to future proof them with free AAX upgrades when they ship.
X-Phase is an All-pass Filter plug-in that offers the user manual control and high quality response. It enables the user to apply a phase shift (sometimes called a phase offset) at a specified frequency within a signal. Unlike other filter types where the gain of selected frequencies is altered, with an All-pass Filter the gain remains unchanged throughout the signal. This is useful for fixing phase problems with microphones when recording: eg overheads causing phase problems when mixed with close mic’s. X-Phase can also be used to create a comb filter by applying a filtered signal to an unfiltered version of the same signal. With X-Phase the controls are simple: a Frequency control selects the desired frequency where a phase offset needs to be applied, a Q control sets the slope of the curve of correction to be applied across the signal and a phase invert button enables the phase of the filter to be flipped 180 degrees. Price is €249 plus TAX
X-ValveComp is a fully-featured mono or stereo channel compressor with a full set of classic channel compressor controls and an added ‘valve’ emulation stage. The valve emulation stage sits after the compressor in the signal path and adds a variable degree of primarily 2nd order harmonic saturation and distortion that thickens and colours the sound. The compressor can be switched between Peak or RMS modes and has a full set of standard controls including; Threshold, Ratio, Knee, Attack, Release and Hold. There are Input and Output Meters with separate kick down compression amount indication and Input and Output Level controls. There’s a Gain Make Up control and switched Auto Gain Make Up mode. A dedicated wet/dry mix control facilitates parallel compression. A Side Chain input high and low pass filters can be used to trigger compression. X-ValveComp can be automated via standard DAW Automation data and has A&B Preset ‘slots’ with an A/B switch for easy comparison of two different combinations of settings. Special launch price is €59 plus TAX until June 1st
X-Saturator delivers a stunning range of analogue style distortion effects. It is an emulation of an analogue circuit that introduces either 2nd order valve style or 3rd order transistor style distortion or a blend of the two. At low drive settings the distortion is mild and can add gentle warming to help instruments sit nicely in a mix or to add a little extra edge to help instruments cut through a mix. As drive levels are increased so too is the level of distortion until at high drive levels heavy distortion occurs. Special launch price is €59 plus TAX until June 1st
Free AAX Upgrades To Existing iLok Based Duende Native Owners
SSL have also announced a future proof offer for those who wish to have these plug-ins in AAX formats when they arrive. They state free AAX upgrades to existing iLok based Duende Native owners. AAX versions are planned to ship in Q4 2014.
Patrick over at TAL has release his awesome Juno 60 chorus emulation in TAL-Chorus-LX in AAX format for both Mac and PC, even better it’s FREE!
We love the work of TAL and this plug-in is no exception.
- Characteristics of the Juno-60 chorus.
- 2 different modes.
- Dry/Wet control.
- Volume knob.
- Only stereo channels supported.
- PC: VST, AAX
- Mac: VST, AAX and AU
- AAX requires Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher
Boutique plug-in developer LVC Audio has aanounced RTAS And And AAX Betas For ClipShifter, PreAMPed And HotPhuzz. The betas are currently available for OS X.
ClipShifter is a waveshaping clipping-style limiter that provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages.
PreAMPed is a virtual analog modeling plugin that has 13 different preamp models. Each preamp model has distinct saturation levels, EQ curves, transient responses, harmonic distortion, cross-talk, and other settings.
HotPhuzz is a saturation designer plugin. It is a creative tool that specializes in the creation of distinct saturation tones.
In their news section they write;
“LVC-Audio is happy to announce beta support for RTAS and AAX formats for OSX. This includes PreAMPed, ClipShifter, and HotPhuzz. In addition to support for RTAS and AAX formats, the updates also fix a common bug with the user interface. This prevented text entry on Macs, and made the text appear the incorrect size on many Windows and Mac computers. Although PhreePhuzz currently does not support RTAS/AAX, an update is provided to correct the text problem. To update, just proceed to the plugin pages to download the latest versions. To celebrate the updates, you can get an 11% discount (for Pro Tools 11, of course). Just enter PT11 during checkout. This code will be valid until the end of May. …and yes, Transector RTAS/AAX is coming soon.”
For more infomrtion on this and other LVC Audio plug-ins visit their web site
In this free video tutorial Russ takes a look at the CLA guitars plug-in, an easy to use instant gratification plug-in that can help those using basic audio interfaces to get a variety of different sounds in their tracks.
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Buy Recabinet now for just $29.99 (£17.99)* In some European territories VAT will be added to the final bill.
- 20 virtual cabinets
- 8 virtual microphones
- 2 internal channels with the British-inspired Kazrog Konsole EQ, specifically voiced for making guitar and bass tracks come alive.
Best of all, you can blend any cabinet and microphone/position combination with 100% phase coherency – breaking the laws of physics!Now with added Speaker Dynamics modeling, simulating all of the nonlinear behavior of real guitar speakers. This feature has made Recabinet by far the most accurate speaker cabinet simulator in the industry, Recabinet also now adds third party IR import and stereo panning, adding infinite flexibility.
Recabinet 3 makes it fast and easy to find inspiring new sounds, avoiding the hassle of complex mixer routing and folder navigation associated with impulse response libraries. It also ships with ready-to-rock factory presets, with more on the way from major artists and producers.
Add Recabinet 3 in the signal chain after your favorite analog guitar amp, or your favorite software amp simulator (with cabinet simulation disabled) and you will experience a dramatic improvement in the realism of your guitar tracks. Recabinet 3 changes the proverbial game, giving you album-quality guitar tone direct, faster and easier than ever before.
Recabinet is also VST, AU, and RTAS compatible for Mac OS X and Windows.