Entries in plug-in (280)
They won best in show at AES 2014 and more information has emerged about SoundToys 5.0.
The new Soundtoys Effect Rack is the core of the next version of SoundToys, Soundtoys 5. The new version will enable users to create, audition, save, and recall combinations of Soundtoys effects.
The Soundtoys Effect Rack integrates all 12 Soundtoys effects into a single plug-in, improving workflow by visually displaying an entire effect processing chain – eliminating the need to navigate multiple plug-in windows to adjust parameters, add new effects, or change the order of effects. It also includes overall input and output level controls, a wet/dry mix control, and a global feedback control – which add new creative possibilities that would require additional plug-ins or complicated routing to accomplish in most DAWs.
Soundtoys 5 will ship Q4 2014. Pricing TBA.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Waves Abbey Road TG12345 plug-in model of a vintage Abbey Road mixing console.
He gives a full overview of features and then shows it in action on drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals. See what he thinks and check out the examples before downloading it yourself and giving it a spin.
Russ takes a look at the latest addition in the Avid Pro Series range of plug-ins for Pro Tools. The new Avid Pro Series Multiband Dynamics. It has a couple of tricks up its sleeve, watch the video to find out what they are and see what Russ thinks.
In this review of the new Avid Pro Series Multiband Dynamics we look at:
- The feature set on this new AAX Native and DSP plug-in.
- The sidechain feature and how it works.
- The extra plug-in that ships free with the Avid Pro Series Multiband Dynamics
Avid have announced the 2 new plug-ins that we got a sneak peak of at IBC last month. Russ is taking a look at the Pro Multiband Dynamics plug-in and here Mike takes the new Avid Pro Subharmonic plug-in for a spin on speech, music and sound effects in stereo and surround modes and finds it has a neat trick up its sleeve. It can be controlled by MIDI.
Our friends at Waves have announced the new Abbey Road EMI TG12345 Channel Strip Plug-in.
The TG12345 was the first-ever solid-state console from EMI which epitomized the sound evolution of the late ’60s and early ’70s and helped shape groundbreaking recordings by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and many others.
Abbey Road EMI TG12345 Channel Strip Plug-in Features
- Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios
- Based on the legendary TG12345, the first solid-state console from EMI
- A complete modeling of the entire TG12345 channel strip
- 3-band EQ with continuous gain and frequency
- Includes TG12345’s famous compressor/limiterModeled on the actual desk used by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road
Price And Details
The new Waves Abbey Road EMI TG12345 Channel Strip Plug-in is available for an introductory price of $99 (normally $200). You can download a demo here
Here’s the latest shoot out between hardware and software, this time the Lindell 7X-500 hardware versus their plug-in version.
Remember this is not a contest, simply a chance for you to listen to audio examples through both the hardware and the software and then decide which on your prefer. They are grouped together so all audio in group A is either hardware or software and vice versa.
It’s all a bit of fun so don’t get too hot under the collar with either the process or the results.
Lindell 7X 500 Hardware And Plug-in Examples
We will give the answers as to which is which in the next few days.
Which Do You Prefer?
Russ takes a look at the UAD RMX16 reverb plug-in - not any plug-in but created by AMS in association with Universal Audio.
Does it really sound like the 80s classic that featured on thousands of top hit singles and albums?
Russ gives a full show and tell on drums and guitars in this video review.
In the third and final video in a series of three videos looking at ways to use the Waves MaxxBass, Renaissance Bass and Lo Air plug-ins in audio post production, Mike Thornton shares how to get the best out of the Waves LoAir plug-in.
Blue Cat Audio have unveiled the Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script, a scripting plug-in that can be programmed to build custom audio and MIDI effects or virtual instruments quickly without quitting your favourite DAW software.
With this plug-in, you can write your own processors or instruments, with very little knowledge about programming: it brings an entire development environment into your favourite DAW. It also includes 46 scripts and 120 factory presets for non programmers to use it as a multi effects processor. Read more about it on the Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script page!
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What Is The Plug’In Scripting Plug-in?
Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script can also be used as a regular processor with existing scripts or to get someone else write this very particular effect you have been searching for years and cannot find anywhere.
It is also possible for audio software companies to use this plug-in to quickly prototype algorithms and reduce the time required to develop audio products: writing and testing scripts is lightning fast!
Blue Cat Audio have had this tool in their labs for several years and has been used to prototype lots of their existing plug-ins. It uses the high performance AngelScript scripting engine, originally developed for video games, with a JIT compiler that helps compiling scripts into machine code for optimal performance.
The plug-in includes dozens of audio and MIDI processing scripts as well as several virtual instruments and utilities to enhance your workflow. They can be used as is, or as examples to get started to write your own scripts.
To build complex effects chains using multiple scripts, you might be interested in Blue Cat’s PatchWork, which can host multiple instances of this plug-in in series or parallel. While writing scripts, you might also want to use their analysis tools to check their effect on the signal.
It is possible to audition Pro Tools plug-in presets without using your mouse, simply by using the up and down keys on your computer keyboard and with a modifier key you can jump between preset folders.
This is particularly useful when auditioning synth sounds when playing, but it can be used for any kind of Pro Tools plug-ins, here’s how.
Open The Plug-In Settings Dialog
The plug-in dialog window is a handy feature in that displays in grid form all your saved presets and any shipped with the plug-in. If those presets are in folders then you can also navigate through those too. To open it use the button that looks like two rectangles on top of one another, see red legend above.
To Navigate The Plug-In Settings Dialog With Your Computer Keyboard
You can navigate around this folder using the up, down, left and right arrows on your computer keyboard.
To navigate to a new folder press the CMD key on a Mac or Windows key on a PC and then the up or down arrow key.
That’s it, it’s great when using virtual instruments.