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Speaker Blower Records releases Arsenal Compressor LE and Sideral + updated bundles
Speaker Blower Records has released Arsenal Compressor LE and Sideral, two new freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.
Arsenal Compressor LE is a vintage compressor with internal side-chain filters and also M/S (Mid/Side) processing.
This free LE version does not feature the Threshold and Mix knobs or their functions: it has a fixed threshold (-25 dB) and its set as 100% wet effect (you can´t blend it with the original signal). Use it to process any sound that needs dynamic processing. Use the side-chain feature to process only certain frequencies, leaving the other frequencies unprocessed. And last but not least , with the M/S feature, you can process dynamically only the Mid, the Sides or even achieve the famous NY parallel compression (50/50) but in M/S!
Sideral is an effect that divides the signal in Mid and Sides (or Mid+Sides=MS), so you can control the Sides level between -6 and +6 dB.
This effect is 100% transparent and allows you to: add/remove ambience, presence and /or reverb from stereo recordings; stereo field control; sound design; noise reduction/restoration and you can even use it on home mastering. On individual channels, you should use it for processing sounds that have phase problems (but where you want to keep the original characteristics) by slightly altering the signal by just 1 or 2 dB´s. Note that, despite of the central meter shows both (Center and Sides), with this plugin, you can only control the Sides level (in red in the meter).
Speaker Blower Records has also updated various bundles.
- Dr. Speaker Blower VST FX Pack, 12 new plugins included, price reduction – 40% OFF – now available for 30 EUR (no more individual plugins available).
- Speaker Blower Synths, 2 new synthesizers (Lusus 3.0 and Rufius) for a total of 6 synths, available for 50 EUR.
- Speaker Blower Total Pack (VST & REAKTOR), all new content from the FX and Synths packs and new exclusive aditions: collection “BUILT FOR WAR” (4 plugins), price reduction – 25% OFF – now available for 75 EUR.
More information: Speaker Blower Records