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Our friends at SoundToys have created a new video series featuring some of the hottest names in the production world, Trent Reznor and the NIN team. They say;
We’ve been meeting up with some of our favorite artists to talk about gear, sound, and making music. We captured these conversations in a new video series called Process. In this debut episode, watch Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin share their creative process and how they use Soundtoys to develop sounds into songs. Stay tuned for more from our interview with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails later this month.
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.
SoundToys, purveyors of top plug-ins and some of the nicest people on the planet, have some new goodies they are showing at AES 2014.
PrimalTap Retro Delay
Based on the vintage Prime Time delay unit PrimalTap is a dual digital delay with;
- VCO modulation,
- multiple feedback modes,
- two very unique features from the classic hardware. The “Multiply” control, originally created to make the most of limited RAM memory, doubles the delay time with each click of the knob. It also reduces the sample rate, creating long lo-fi delays, and unusual pitch jumps while switching between the four settings.
- The “Repeat Hold” button loops the entire delay buffer, and everything that’s stuck in it. Once the sound is “held”, you can continue to warp, modulate and pitch-change to create bizarre audio landscapes. These two controls really are “must-hear” features.
PrimalTap will be available individually, and included in Soundtoys 5, featuring the full line of Soundtoys plug-ins and the new Soundtoys Effects Rack. Upgrades from Little Upgrades from Little PrimalTap will also be available.
Get The Free SoundToys Update
If you are an existing V4 user, this update is free. Simply log in to your SoundToys account here and download the update.
The super gang at Soundtoys are offering there latest creation Little PrimalTap plug-in for FREE.
Inspired by the classic Prime Time*, Little PrimalTap™ captures the highly distinctive sonic imprint of this quirky, and well-loved (by those in the know) vintage digital delay. Don’t be fooled by it’s simple interface, Little PrimalTap lets you unleash your creative urges to echo, loop, warp, distort, mangle, or create cacophonous cascades of otherworldly sounds. And it’s totally free (for a limited time).
Plus by sharing with your friends, you also have a chance to get “Plugged-In” for life. This means you will receive every SoundToys product we’ve ever released in addition to every product we ever release in the future. For life. Wow.
The top runners up will also get prizes like free SoundToys bundles, plug-ins, free upgrades to PrimalTap™, and cool SoundToys swag.
Don’t have a code yet? Check the audio forums, check FaceBook, check everywhere ‘cause that code gets you the free plug-in and gets you your own sharing code. Then you can give yours to all your friends and they can get it for free, too. Plus, each person you sign up with your code, gets you closer to earning more free stuff. Free bundles, t-shirts and upgrades to PrimalTap (more details coming soon) and, of course the chance to get “Plugged-In” for life.
Check out our Contest Page for complete details.
NOTE: In order to be entered in the contest, you must meet the following criteria:
Some of you may remember “Little Microshift” Which was a limited availability Free Plugin Soundtoys released as part of their annual SXSW “Share and Win” competition.
Much like what happened with the the Devil-Loc Plugin from the year before we have been expecting an upgraded “Big Brother” version….. Well Here it is, With added Focus Frequency, Detune and Delay Parameters for even more Control.
In Sound Toys own words:
Go Even Wider
MicroShift makes it wide. Be it vocals, synths, guitars, backing vocals or whatever you choose to run through it, MicroShift uses this classic studio trick to spread it out, thicken up, or give a new space to any track you hit with it. Of course, the SoundToys spin takes it beyond the original with the new “Focus” knob that lets you push and widen specific ranges without affecting the rest of the track. Amazing for adding “shimmer” to a vocal, or “air” to a guitar. Control of the detune amount, delay, and a mix knob let you tweak the effect to fit just right in the track. MicroShift combines the classic sound of the hardware with new advanced features, and a super easy to use interface. Simply Huge.
A Bit of micro-shifting History
The technique has been around since the early days of pitch-shifting, using devices like the Eventide H910(x2), H3000, the AMS DMX 15-80, and all the way to plug-ins like our own SoundBlender and PurePitch. The idea is fairly simple, small amounts of delay and or pitch-shift panned hard left and right. The formula’s are all a bit different on all the devices, but the effect is essentially the same. It adds a width, space, depth, and thickness to vocal and background vocals. Of course it’s been used on lots of other things but that’s kind of where it started. It’s also still a vital part of most mix engineers “bag of tricks”. Oh, and let’s not forget the guitars. It was also used by guitarist to get crazy huge walls of sound, and bring solos out front (where they should be).
Russ shows how using Soundtoys Filterfreak can really give your virtual instruments the gutsy sound they often lack when compared to real hardware.
SoundToys have just announced official Pro Tools 11 AAX 64 bit support as a free update for registered users of their effects bundles.
At the same time they have updated the Audio Units plugins to be compatible with OSX Mavericks.
Here’s the full press release:
SoundToys Official Pro Tools 11 for Mac Support.
We are very proud to announce this new version FREE for registered users. It took a lot of work, and a lot of our time to recode our plug-ins for the new AAX 64 Native format and Pro Tools 11. We appreciate your patience, and thank you for your support along the way. So without further ado…
The SoundToys Effects and Boutique plug-ins now include full AAX Native support for Pro Tools 11 on the Mac.
The new installers are available for download from your SoundToys account now for the full line of real-time native plug-ins. (and there was much rejoicing. NO reallly, we are totally rejoicing)
Windows Native AAX 64-bit plug-ins are in development, though no release date is set. Speed is a non-realtime plug-in for Avid’s AudioSuite processing, and is also still in development.
*Avid has not yet certified OS 10.9 Mavericks, so this release covers only OS 10.8.3 Mountain Lion.
Audio Units for Mavericks Update
This update also includes full support for Audio Units on Mac OS X Mavericks. This applies to all SoundToys real-time native plug-ins, and is free for all registered users in their SoundToys account.
This update features Mavericks compatible Audio Units versions for the native SoundToys Effects plug-in line (v4.3.1), as well as the full Boutique Series (v1.3.1), and all forth-coming plug-ins. Compatible hosts on Mavericks include Logic, Live, and Digital Performer.
Speed is a non-realtime plug-in for the Pitch & Time Machine in Logic only, and is still in development. No other Audio Unit hosts support this type of plug-in at this time.
For more info Click Here.
Thanks for your support,
The SoundToys Team