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Our friends at DDMF, the makers of the hugely popular plug-in host Metaplugin, have announced a new channel strip plug-in The Strip. Please note the GUI is a single long GUI and not split as shown in this story.
The Strip Channel Strip Plug-in
The Strip is cited by Christian at DDMF as “the essential channel strip” and based on a hybrid design of some very nice vintage plug-ins. Even better The Strip boast low CPU usage and should happily sit on every track without putting your DAW into a sweat. It comes available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher) Even better it is a temptingly low price of $39 right now.
Full Specifications Of DDMF The Strip
- Low and High pass filter
- four peaking filters
- Low shelf filter
- gate with variable threshold, range, attack and release to prevent unwanted noise
- smooth compressor section
- 2x oversampling available
- EQ section with just the nicest little bit of saturation
- order of EQ and compression interchangeable
- available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher)
Find Out More About The Strip
You can find out more and download a demo of The Strip from the DDMF web site.
There was a time when VST owners were getting all the free plug-ins, but not anymore. Following the recent update from Melda, our free Pro Tools plug-ins list now runs to over 100.
They include plug-ins from top software developers like Softube, Bluecat, Fxpansion, Brainworx and more. This list include instruments, effects and some really cool tools.
Head over and search this list, if you think some RTAS and AAX plug-ins are missing then please let us know.
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.
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.
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
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.
In this video James takes a look at the new GAV19T guitar amp plugin.
He shows you around the amp and shows how real this thing sounds.
We got a sneak peek of these new Session Keys Pianos from e-instruments, check out our full review of Session Keys, these are two amazing pianos from the team that brought us Session Horns and Session Strings and as you would expect they are very special.
Two Grand Pianos
Sessions Keys features two of the most exquisite concert grand pianos any aficionado could dream of and each one comes with two different characters to choose from: concert and studio. Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4, while Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS. Rich overtones, sparkling high end, and a powerful bass range make this outstanding instrument the perfect complement to the Grand S. Both Session Keys instruments offer unique sound design and music creation functionality that sets a new standard for intelligent instrument technology. Imagine New Textures
The Pentamorph controller allows users to easily adjust the grand pianos acoustics from standard characteristic sounds to atmospheres that go far beyond the obvious as well as create movement on the fly using just one knob. Session
Animation Inspiration Guaranteed
The Animator is designed to generate truly musical piano performances in the most flexible way. The ultimate source of musical inspiration, the Animator offers an intuitive way to create flexible piano phrases that follow your harmonies.
Harmonic Power with Smart Chords - The Freedom To Play Your Way
For instant piano chords at your fingertips, Session Keys Smart Chord Mode provides a completely new and inventive way to add depth of musical expression to your production. Full chords or Animator riffs can be played via either the pad controller or single keys: just set the key of your song and let Smart Chord Mode create the harmonies.
Effects and Detailed Editing - Individual Sounds For Your Music
Great tone comes from the unique resonances and noises that shape an instruments sonic character. In addition to the Pentamorph controls, every parameter of the Session Keys grand pianos can be accessed and edited in detail to strengthen the individuality and expressiveness of the instrument or to take it far beyond its standard sonic signature. EQ, Compression, Convolution Reverb and Delay Effects can all be adjusted for creative sound design without boundaries.
Pricing and Availability for Session Keys
Session Keys Grand S and Session Keys Grand Y are available online at the e-instruments website (www.e-instruments.com), for $99 / 99 each or as a bundle for $159 / 159. Technical requirements:
Free Native Instruments KONTAKT Player Version 5.2.1 or higher Further product information and videos on Session Keys Additional information on Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y is available at their web site
There’s a lot of people making music on Pro Tools and a lot of them are looking for some great guitar sounds. You may be limited by both space and cash and so the chance of being able to throw a Marshall stack up and mic it with vintage microphones is about as likely as the Pope being in a Beatles reunion line-up.
However, don’t let a lack of cash or space stop you from getting some great guitar sounds, here are Free Pro Tools plug-ins that every guitarist should try.
One of the gems of the FREE plug-ins that come with Pro Tools, Sansamp PSA-1 is used by some of the top names in the industry including Daniel Lanois and Mark ‘Spike’ Stent and it has been used on countless tracks. It features an excellent set of controls as well as some very cool presets, check it out for both clean and dirty tones, it works on other material too, ace on bass. RTAS and AAX. Check out our video on how to use Sansamp
IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shop
A FREE version of AmpliTube 3 with 24 models including a digital chromatic tuner, 9 stomps, 4 amps, 5 cabs, 3 mics, 2 rack effects, even better you can use their cool try before you buy store to check out an almost limitless supply of guitar amps and effects. RTAS and AAX
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player
Guitar Rig 5 Player is the free guitar amp and effects processor from Native Instruments, combining creative effects routing possibilities with ease-of-use and pristine sound quality. The included FACTORY SELECTION library provides one amp with 17 cabinet emulations, plus 13 effects and sound modifiers to shape and enhance any audio signal. RTAS and AAX.