Cakewalk intros ProChannel support for +10db David Bendeth Signature Series Compressor

Cakewalk has announced ProChannel support for the +10db David Bendeth Signature Series Compressor plug-in from Boz Digital Labs.

+10db David Bendeth Signature Series Compressor

The +10db Compressor Plug-in, the brainchild of producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men, A Day to Remember) and audio plug-in designer Boz Digital Labs, is a channel strip plugin meticulously modeled after one of the industries most iconic hardware compressors.

This rare analogue unit has never before been designed into a plug-in. Along with harnessing the sonic feel of this unique piece, the +10db also comes with 10 presets that were created by Bendeth, allowing users’ drum and vocal tracks to benefit from his years of experience in the studio.

SONAR’s ProChannel was a feature that was introduced in SONAR X1 Producer, and has continued to evolve. This analog-style channel strip offers SONAR customers the ability to create their own mixer architecture, with customizable mixer channel strips. Accessible on every track and bus inside of SONAR, musicians can get that epic, vintage sound of classic records from the past 25 years.

“Both Boz and I are excited about the prospect of working with Cakewalk and supporting SONAR, ” says Bendeth. “They have such a great long history in the world of computer-based recording. We are also very proud of the +10db compressor and look forward to future collaborations with Cakewalk in the coming years.”

The +10db Compressor includes three separate plugins: +10db Compressor, +10db Equaliser and +10db Channel Strip. The Compressor and Equaliser will be available as ProChannel modules and all plugins will also be available as AU, VST3, AAX, and RTAS on Mac and Windows-based digital audio workstations.

The plug-ins will be available at the Cakewalk Store starting late January, 2015.

More information: Cakewalk


Audio Assault updates Head Crusher to v1.2

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Audio Assault has released version 1.2 of Head Crusher, an analogue saturation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Audio Assault Head Crusher

Head Crusher is the ultimate analogue saturation workhorse, Head Crusher can go from subtle warmth to full on harmonic destruction.

Use it to give drums more power, to make vocals stand out in the mix and sound more aggressive, even use it with a synthesizer and cook up new and exciting sounds, the possibilities are endless.

Changes in Head Crusher v1.2

  • Gain recalibration.
  • Fixed latency issues.
  • Fixed phasing issues.
  • Added mix knob.
  • Fixed recognition errors in Logic X.

Head Crusher (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for $29.99 USD (personal/small business license) / $49.99 USD (full license).

More information: Audio Assault / Head Crusher


Focusrite intros Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

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Focusrite has announced the release of the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, a bundle compresing equalizer and compressor effect plug-ins, that come bundled with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces.

Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

The new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original units are prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your audio software.

The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware, allowing you to get detailed tonal control of your mix. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, and fully parametric low-mid, and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

The bundle is available for purchase for $299 USD. Registered Scarlett, Saffire, and Forte customers can download the new plug-ins for free, adding to their Focusrite software bundles.

More information: Focusrite / Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite


URS releases Saturation 64 plug-in v3.0

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URS has announced that its Saturation plug-in is now available for 64-bit hosts on Mac OS X (AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST). Windows support will follow.

URS Saturation

The six digitally recreated Pre Amplifiers add different and distinct vintage even and odd ordered harmonics, input stage saturation and soft clipping.

Saturation v3.0 features

  • Six Vintage Pre Amplifier Algorithms.
  • Two Tape Saturation Algorithms.
  • Two Transformer Core Saturation Algorithms.
  • Even and Odd Ordered Harmonics.
  • Tube and Discrete Analog Saturation.
  • Soft Clipping.
  • Macintosh Native 64-bit Support Only – AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST.
  • Only Supports 64-bit operating systems and hosts.

Saturation 3.0 is available for purchase for $99.99 USD (regular $249.99 USD). Owners of Saturation v1.0 through 2.5 can upgrade for $49.99 USD.

More information: URS / Saturation v3.0


Lindell Plugins announces Lindell 254E dynamics plugin

Lindell Plugins has announced the Lindell 254E, a limiter and compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Lindell 254E

In 1968 the classical 2254 compressor/limiter was built for ABC to make their television broadcast sound better. It later, with the E revision, became an industry standard studio compressor that you’ve heard on countless hits.

47 years later we are now introducing a faithful plug-in of this beautiful vintage diode bridge compressor/limiter.

The Lindell 254E will be available in VST, VST3, AU, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats and cost $125 USD.

More information: Lindell Plugins


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