Archive for December, 2012

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Thanks & Happy New Year

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I just want to take the time to wish all readers a happy new year and all the best for 2013.

Thank You by psd at Flickr

It is my hope that this website has been useful resource for your music/audio projects.

Many thanks for visiting, writing comments and email, participating in contests and giveaways, and whatnot. This place wouldn’t be the same without you.



ToneBoosters updates plugins to v2.8.4

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ToneBoosters has updated its effect plugins for Windows and Mac to version 2.8.4.

All plugins have been updated to version 2.8.4; new downloads are available at Happy new year!

ToneBoosters ReelBus
The ReelBus analog tape simulation plugin gets a new tape model.

Changes in v2.8.4

  • ReelBus – Added a new tape model.
  • TimeMachine – Improved noise and dithering processing in TB TimeMachine – bit depth reduction sounds much more musical now.
  • EBULoudness – Added PLR (Peak-to-Loudness Ratio) readout; Added k16v2 dynamic preset.

The updated plugins are available now.

More information: ToneBoosters


Terry West releases SJoe and AirCiter plugins

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Terry West has released the SJoe dualband stereo enhancer and AirCiter exciter effect plugins for Windows.

Terry West SJoe & AirCiter
SJoe and AirCiter VST effect plugins by Terry West.


  • SJoe – Based on Side (ms) parallel widening without loss of the mid signal gain. Independed controls for mid/high crossovers with Solo listen. Full mono compatible.
  • AirCiter – Adds sheen and air to vocals, overheads etc. Also includes a widening fx for the processed signals (stereo bus/insert only). Can be used as a insert or as send effect. Note: this plugin does not use the common exciter approach.

Both plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST) at no charge. Donations are appreciated.

More information: Terry West


Up to an extra 50% off Zinio magazines, iPad Mini Giveaway & 10 Free Subscriptions

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You can save up to an extra 50% discount on over 300 magazines, until January 7th, 2013.

Zinio also launched an iPad Mini Giveaway, with a free one year subscription to Star Magazine for all entrants to the contest.

Furthermore, Zinio is kindly offering 10 readers a chance to get a free subscription of their choice.

Winners can choose any title Zinio carries and get the full subscription period as indicated on the Zinio site, free of charge. Available magazines include Computer Music, Electronic Musician, Future Music, and many more.

For a chance to win, email your first and last names, email address and the Zinio title of your choice. This offer ends January 7th, 2013. The winners will be randomly picked from all entrants, and notified by email.

More information: Zinio


Sonimus releases Satson RTAS

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Sonimus Satson

Sonimus has announced the availability of the RTAS version of its Satson channel and buss effect plugins.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Satson RTAS.

These are exciting times for our Sonimus staff, as we expand our coding efforts toward new platforms in effort to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

Satson for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $39 USD. The update is free for current users.

More information: Sonimus / Satson


MrTheBigMan releases Dust : Imposcar – New Year Freebie

MrTheBigMan Dust Imposcar

MrTheBigMan has released Dust : Imposcar, a free sample pack with sounds from Imposcar software synthesizer instrument by G-Force Software.

Dust : Imposcar aims to bring you some great sounds to your sampler of choice.

mrthebigman has painstakingly created 10 brand new sounds covering Bass, Lead, Pads and Keys.

Originally given away free to mailing list subscribers, mrthebigman has decided to give this away as a new years gift to all of the producers that have followed him over the last year.

Dust : Imposcar features

  • 10 multisampled kits covering note c2-c4.
  • 16 Arp sounds recorded out of the synth.

The samples are available to download in .wav, Kontakt and Reason ReFill formats, at no charge.

More information: MrTheBigMan / Dust : Imposcar


Reveal Sound introduces Spire software synthesizer

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Reveal Sound has introduced Spire, a virtual synthesizer instrument.

After several years of development – we have reached the final stage.
In this holidays, we want to make the announcement of the virtual synth Spire.

Reveal Sound Spire
Reveal Sound Spire synthesizer plugin.

Spire features

  • 4x multimode oscillators with polymorphing.
  • 9x unison voices on each oscillator with Density (capable of imitate different types of unisons
    like supersaw, hypersaw…)
  • 2x multimode filters with 12 different types of filtering.
  • 4x LFOs.
  • 4x Envelopes.
  • Shaper, Phaser, Vowel, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Reberb, EQ, Punch, Multiband Upward/Downward Compressor.

More details on Spire (price, compatible platforms, etc.) will be posted in January, 2013.

More information: Reveal Sound