123creative has launched Multiband NoiseGate NX3, a multi-band noise gate effect plug-in for Windows.
Noise gate is processor that „mute“ signal that is quieter than threshold level and vice versa pass signal that is louder than threshold level. This is mostly used during recording of live drums on more microphones, so if you are recording hi-hats microphone is also recording kick drum but at much lower level. You want to remove quite sound of bass drum from hi-hat channel – you use noise gate. Noise gate is useful also for removing low analog noise, low room reverb or some disturbing noises/speech in background of record. Next example from real use: you are recording guitar and want to use digital simulation of pedals and combo, but you record it with very low noise level for example -80db, later this low level noise is multiplied by distortion/fuzz pedal simulation to level -40db and more, so you need to remove this noise: it is suggested to use noisegate at input to remove very low noise -80db.
Often you don’t want to mute full frequency spectrum, but you want to set different threshold level of other frequency ranges – for example you want to mute just quite subbass under 50db.
For these purposes you will need Multi band noise gate.
Multiband noise gate can be used also for special creative effects, try it on any drum loops or if you are slicing melodic loops (with Slicer in FL studio for example) for creating glitch music styles, try to use multi band noise gate to get much more natural sound and effect of more glued slices together. Possibilities are endless…from technical things to creative freedom.
The plugin is available for the introductory price of 13.23 EUR (regular 18.90 EUR).
More information: 123creative / Multiband NoiseGate NX3
123Creative has released FX for Sylenth1, a soundset for the Sylenth1 software synthesizer by Lennar Digital.
FX for Sylenth1 – 128 effect presets – is FX soundset suitable for any music styles!
All the noises you need are here: Sweeps, drops, rises, magic sounds, sound of nature, swish noises, 8bit tones even screams and pad effects. Number of full range noise sounds, combined with velocity, mod wheel and aftertouch controls truly rushes to infinity.
The soundset costs 11.90 EUR.
More information: 123Creative / FX for Sylenth1
123Creative has announced the release of Kashmir Sitar, a guitar to sitar effect plug-in developed in cooperation with G-Sonique engineers.
Have you ever dreamed about real sitar? Mythical oriental instruments, quite expensive and difficult to play. If you are guitar player, you can easy convert your guitar to realistic sounding Sitar, real time!
G-Sonique Kashmir Sitar is virtual guitar to sitar VST plugin / stompbox developed to convert your guitar into sitar, it include complex algorithms (like sympathetic resonances simulation) to emulate realistic sound of Sitar.
Of course you can use Kasmir Sitar with almost any instrument to create oriental atmosphere of your tracks, not only guitar.
Kashmir Sitar features
- Accent knob – add more intensive sound of sitar strings.
- Resonance knob – add sympathetic resonance.
- Spirit knob – from flat sound of sitar to wide and spiritual sound of sitar known from oriental stories.
- Echo knob – Type of echo from short to long echo / Reverb to add mystical atmosphere.
- Echo mix – amount of echo effect.
- Dry/Wet – Overall amount of Sitar effect.
The VST plug-in for Windows is available to purchase for the introductory price of 15.92 EUR (regular 19.90 EUR).
More information: 123Creative / Kashmir Sitar
Pentode audio has announced VTC-1, a vacuum tube compressor effect plugin for Windows.
VTC-1 is special analog modeled virtual VST compressor with warm analog, fat pumping and transparent sound.
Compared to modern compressors PENTODE AUDIO VTC-1 has different inner structure and principle of work: VTC-1 don’t have threshold knob, so you set amount of compression by increasing or decreasing input level same like with old analog tube compressors. Compression amount knob is similar to ratio knob at modern compressors. You can select two curves of compression with switch: significant compression or smooth curve. If you prefer fat/massive sound you can boost input signal of vacuum tubes by turning tube drive knob.
If you want some real sounding analog color to your digital records and characteristic yet transparent compression feel free to try demo version of VTC-1.
- Compression amount knob.
- Standard attack and release knobs with analog modeled behavior.
- Input knob that control amount of compression / level of compression.
- Compression amount knob (similar to ratio selector).
- Switch: significant compression (hard curve) or smooth curve (soft curve).
- Tube drive knob for real sounding analog warmth and saturation.
- Post-gain knob.
- Bypass knob and gain reduction meter.
The plugin is available to purchase for Windows (VST) priced at 17.17 EUR.
More information: 123Creative / VTC-1
123creative has announced the release of Vacuum tube triode warmer TRW-1, an effect plug-in developed in collaboration with Pentode audio.
Most of modern music is mixed digitally. Most of home-made digital mixes/records are missing analog warmth of analog devices, vacuum tubes and tapes. Lot of amateur mixing engineers are using plug-ins emulating analog devices, but many of these plug-ins bring just next distortion instead of analog warmth and creamy sound. This distortion is boosted in mastering process, while you can’t get perfect analog sound only with analog mastering if mix is digitally cold and sharp.
Pentode audio vacuum tube triode warmer TRW-1 is plug-in designed by team of skilled electronic engineers and dsp programmers with inner structure similar to real blocks of vacuum tube studio devices, including emulation of physical phenomena like small positive inner feedback, tube softening of transients and compression or generation of both odd and even harmonics, thanks to Pentode vacuum tube PVT8.2 emulation technology, that can generate also first harmonics! First harmonics are most important aspect of fat vacuum tube sound, while almost any digital plug-in cannot recreate them.
Pentode audio TRW-1 is aimed for mixing purposes, warming individual channels and adding realistic analog charisma to the mixes.
The effect plug-in is available to purchase for Windows (VST), priced at a limited time introductory price of 12.59 EUR.
More information: 123creative / Vacuum tube triode warmer TRW-1
123creative has announced the release of Epralux ORB7000, an octave reverb system plug-in for Windows.
Epralux ORB7000 – is not classic reverb simulation of real acoustic space. ORB7000 is special, artistic and creative octave / pitch-shifting reverb system for creating special sound and space effects, new sound colors and unique experimental sounds.
Main feature that makes ORB7000 different is special particle based pitch-shifting unit that splits reverbed signal to 3 sub-signals: octave down, normal, octave up. Then sound is split for very small time sequences (in milliseconds), octave down circuit play sound de-tuned -1 octave while octave-up circuit plays sound one octave +1 pitch shifted. This create really unique sound effects (to hear this effect best try ORB7000 with melodical sund samples like guitar, piano, synthesizer or human voice).
ORB7000 is usable in any musical style from classic pop, rock to more experimental styles like ambient music, cinematic music or electronic dance music.
Epralux ORB7000 features
- Reverb unit with parameters: pre-delay, room size, damp, width, dry-wet, stages, time curve, amp curve, min time, max time, low freqency, high. freqency, sync, pre-delay, invert amp.
- Particle pitch-shifting / detuning / octave unit: octave down, normal, octave up.
- Preset manager with 48 built-in presets.
The effect plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for at the introductory price of 17.80 EUR (regular 34.90 EUR).
More information: 123creative / Epralux ORB7000
123creative.com has announced the release of Classic colored pedals 1, a collection of guitar pedal effects by G-Sonique.
Classic colored pedals 1 is collection of 4 classic yet very useable VST guitar effects: virtual guitar pedals / stompboxes, that was created in cooperation with G-Sonique engineers.
Classic colored pedals 1 features
- Stereo Delay SD-1: classic stereophonic delay with delay, feedback and mix knobs.
- Blue Chorus CR-1: classic blue chorus with rate, depth and mix knobs.
- Tremolo TR-1: gentle sounding sinus tremolo perfect for all mellow styles like folk, blues, jazz and others.
- Noise gate NG-1: if you want to eliminate noise of your analog to digital converter (mostly audible if use distortion pedals which significantly multiply volume of input signal) or if you want to remove guitar acoustic reverberation/feedback use Noise gate NG-1. Noise gate release just signal which is louder than set level (by threshold knob), all quieter sounds are removed.
The plug-in pack for Windows (VST) costs 7.90 EUR.
More information: 123Creative / Classic colored pedals 1
123Creative has announced the release of Vintage Guitar Boutique 1, a bundle of guitar effect plug-ins by G-Sonique.
G-Sonique: Vintage guitar boutique 1 is collection of VST guitar effects: pedals/stompboxes and guitar combos modeled and inspired by real gear from 60s and 70s.
Vintage guitar boutique is aimed for following music styles like: rock n roll, blues, jazz, rock, surf rock, indie rock, dream pop, dub, chillout, downtempo, reggae, ska, big beat and others.
All effects are STEREO, so can be used for almost any music production, not only guitar tracks. For example tape echo or rotor can be used for various styles of electronic music and downtempo.
The Vintage Guitar Boutique bundle costs 24.90 EUR. It is currently on sale for 14.94 EUR.
More information: 123Creative / Vintage Guitar Boutique 1