DtBlkFx VST plug-in

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Darrell Barrell DtBlkFx v1.1

DtBlkFx by Darrell Barrell is a freeware Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT) based Multi effect VST plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This effect works differently to most others – instead of filtering or distorting audio data directly, it finds the frequency spectrum via a fast-fourier-transform and then does stuff to that.

DtBlkFx v1.1 features

  • Precision parametric equalizing with sharp-roll off, adjust individual harmonics of a sound.
  • Harmonic based (or comb) filtering, including active harmonic tracking.
  • Various types of noise control, change contrast between loud and soft frequencies, clip frequencies or apply sound smearing.
  • Frequency shifting, harmonic and non-harmonic shifting, including active harmonic repitch.
  • Various methods of mixing left and right channels, standard and harmonic vocoding, convolution like mixing and more.
  • Frequency masking, set harmonic or threshold masks for any effect.
  • Up to 8 effects in series.
  • GUI graphics can be customized.

DtBlkFx is available to download as a free VST effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (last update: 15 Apr, 2008, Windows version).
The download includes a manual in HTML format. You can also get a pdf version here (thanks George!)

Update: Note that Windows users can also get a 64-bit version at GitHub (thanks Dozius!).

DtBlkFx v1.1 (Windows)Download size: 3.00 MB
DtBlkFx v1.1 (Mac)Download size: 3.79 MB

The Mac version is built as universal binaries and should run on PowerPC & Intel Macs. Note: there is currently no GUI with this Mac version.

You can still download previous versions from the following posts: DtBlkFx v0.9 (Win), and DtBlkFx v1.0 (Win).

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Fpp
Fpp

No comments yet? Cause the plug takes your breath away? Its truely unique. Hail to the producer. Ive not seen anything like this for free… Im waiting for V2…with maybe a little more beat-orientation. eg “freeze” and “seed”-parametres…
bye

joly nicolas
joly nicolas

yes, really breathtaking ,as much as a filtering as a creating tool to tailor and tweak sounds in an incredible way, one of my favourite plugs

mobylette
mobylette

Hi,

There’s no date for the last update ?

i have try it one year ago, and i found it’s a really funny efx.
Especialy for sound disegner or if you like strange efx

sound good and no crash

Best

AXYOSNORSIST
AXYOSNORSIST
This is an absolutely amazing vst!!! I’ve been looking for a freeware spectral processor to get that unique effect from aphex twin’s “windowlicker” album. This goes above and beyond all expectations i had. at first the gui seemed a bit intimidating and complicated but after about a half an hour i found it to be very user-friendly. I wouldn’t change anything about this other than the delay caused by processing the spectrum, the sound comes about a second after it should, but that’s just a small nuisance for something this powerful. This vst is one of my favorites above any… Read more »
Robert Todd
Robert Todd

Very good sound destruction unit , unique sound, interesting GUI.
I like to use the mono version on stereo tracks. Extremely good on guitar tracks.
I turn to this plugin time and again when I want somthing high quality with a futuristic sound hardly anyone else has.
Truly one of the best free plugins around. 9/10.

job
job

i would to like to try out this plugin

Sam
Sam

OMG, it’s fuckin’ wonderful!!! Thanks Darrell, keep up the good job!

Joey
Joey

Never heard of this one until I saw the Mac version announced on KVR just now. Still hadn’t an idea of what to expect but hey! this is one amazing sound creation workshop!

I was just going to check it out with a simple two bar drumloop, and before I knew it, BAM! half an hour gone!

Fantastic work! I’d happily pay any reasonable fee to have a GUI on the Mac version, though.

Please carry on this inspiring work!

Best,

Joey

runagate
runagate

I LOVE DtBlkFx, as I’m sure you know.

I am heartbroken not to be able to use the new features in the Mac version. I think I was the first person to completely flip out over DtBlkFx, try to explain it to others, and I’ve used it in many, many songs, and yet have by no means exhausted it’s potential.

Once again a most profound thanks for this plug-in. It’s simply amazing!

runagate
runagate

Is there any news on the Windows release of this update? Pretty please?

Victor
Victor

The “no GUI” seems to be a problem with Mac OS X: the box with all the controls is too high for my screen. As a result I can with a little luck choose a preset, but definitely can not tweak any controls. Pity, because this thing sounds very interesting.

edo
edo

I agree with VICTOR. I hope a GUI version for OSX will be released soon or later because this one is one of the most interesting free plugs out there. An AU version would be great too.
Anyway thank you for this one! Great job!

roby
roby

i think this plugin rules…. yeah i’m pretty sure…

mattt
mattt

This is one of the best plug-ins going. Free or otherwise.

wakax
wakax

proudly used by makunouchi bento :)
thanks Darell.
i hope mac build with gui will be out soon :)

Michael C
Michael C

I wish I could hear it. But this VST will not show up in Ableton Live 6 on my Mac PB G4 running 10.3.9. So much for that…sounds cool thou…

Aaron Cavanaugh
Aaron Cavanaugh

Hi,

I can see the potential of this, but honestly I don’t know how to implement it.

Thanks. God Bless.

Aaron.

mute
mute

been using this thing nonstop for 5 years now! glad to see there’s been an update to the vst version :D thanks!

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