Aly James Lab releases Elastic Bender effect plugin

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Aly James Lab Elastic Bender

Aly James Lab has released Elastic Bender, a peak triggered audio pitch bender effect plug-in with extended functions for Windows.

The Elastic Bender is based on emulated dual BBD (bucket brigade delay) chips which delay times are modulated by the peak triggered envelope. While the incoming audio peaks are detected by the circuitry, they will trigger an audio pitch envelope that will dynamically bend the note (s) from lower to the actual pitch or from higher to the actual pitch.

You can act on the depth and the speed of the pitch envelope and also make some unusual dynamic chorus, wild flanger, ring modulation and early vintage pitchshifter effects.

The virtual pedal can also “self oscillate” when the feedback is set to the max and control external hardware such as a Whammy 5 pedal via MIDI.

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for a minimum donation of 15 EUR. An OS X version will be available in 2015.

More information: Aly James / Elastic Bender

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Aly James Lab releases OB-Xtreme synth plugin

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Aly James has announced the release of OB-Xtreme, a synthesizer instrument based on the Oberheim OB-X.

Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme

What happens when you take 8 separate monophonic synths and use them togheter? Huge analog sound! Mainly caused by the slight imperfections between each voice card fine tuning.

This was a classic analog synthesizer available in many voice configurations, featuring a SEM Filter with its own ADSR, a VCA with ADSR, a flexible LFO and others goodies, this synth has been used by Herbie Hancock, Prince, Chick Corea, Cirrus, Depeche Mode, Queen, Supertramp, Kenny Kirkland, Jean-Michel Jarre, Van Halen, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Simple Minds, Chicago, Styx, Ultravox and dozens more!

OB-XTREME started out as a simple goto VST for that classic OB Brass sound stripped down to the minimum, then I thought about how I could bring more “warm” into a digital VA synth and what features I could add to the original design.

So, based on an original OB-X architecture, I have crafted some controllable diode clipping stage before and after the filter, which really bring some body and harmonics for a beffy result, especially in conjunction with the VCF…It can be soft and warm or scream in a good way. From there I extended the concept.

Contrary to all my others VSTis, OB-Xtreme is not an exact recreation of an OB-X, it is rather an “closely inspired by” approach, stripped down to the minimum for easy sound design of OB Brass, Pads, Leads, FX and Percussions. However some extended features like an optional FAT mode and Multiple DAW outputs per voice opens up to experimentation like different FX threatment per voice…

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) as donationware with a minimum donation of 15 EUR.

More information: Aly James Lab / OB-Xtreme

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Aly James Lab releases VSDS-X drum synth plugin

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Aly James Lab VSDS-X

Aly James Lab has released VSDS-X (Virtual Simmons Drum System eXtended), a Simmons SDSV drum synthesizer emulation for Windows.

The Simmons drums were all over the place, on countless records and live shows during the 80s, used by artists and bands like Genesis, King Crimson, Jean Michel Jarre, Prince, Herbie hancock, Pink Floyd, etc. The sound was not especially realistic but it was not the goal… the goal was to be huge and versatile. The most famous drum brain called the SDS-V or SDS5 was a drum synthesizer, bringing synthesis into the drummer hands. To this day the unique sound of that machine is highly regarded and only using samples of Simmons Drums cannot reproduce the wide range of sounds this machine can deliver and especially the warm and punchy analog character. The whole circuitry stands next to the unique sample based characters of the hihat & cymbal in that unique sounding team. It can also be used for non-standard 80s drums.

VSDSX provides the closest experience to the real thing, it models accurately the analog character of the sound generation, internal circuitry, clocks and counters that read EPROM memory, feed the 8bit DAC which decodes the hihat and cymbal EPROMs data in real-time. It models the SSM2044 filters with fine tuning control over a lots of internal circuitry resistors. CV, trigger shapes and VCA response can also be tuned to produce a wide range of sounds, and punch/response, this also emulates how the module will react if triggered with pads, Simmons pads or sequencer… Separate outputs for your DAW, velocity handling, etc. One voice can load your own external EPROM data like on a real SDS1 (EPROM based) pad… This opens up onto a whole new range of sound, still being processed by the circuitry.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST) as donationware, with a minimum donation of $15 USD.

More information: Aly James Lab / VSDS-X

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Aly James Lab releases vLinn LM-1 drum synth

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Aly James Lab has launched vLinn LM-1, a virtual Linn LM-1 drum instrument for Windows.

Aly James Lab vLinn LM-1

The VLINN LM-1 DRUM VST provides the closest experience to the real thing because it is not based on samples, instead it accurately models the clocks and counters that reads EPROMS memory feeding the AM6070 DACs to decode the EPROMS data in realtime, models the CEM 3320 filters with tweakable control over the CV pulses shapes to let more or less transient pass through unfiltered or completely bypass them, special hihat circuitry and VCA providing different hihat sound on each trigger and decay control, separate tuning for all voices with already a wider range without tweaking the electronics…separate outputs for your DAW, velocity handling etc…

You will maintain that raw sound at every tune! On top of the cake 7+1 voices can be replaced with external EPROM data like on a real machine… Opening up a whole new range of sound, still being processed by the circuitry.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST), for a minimum donation of 15 EUR.

More information: Aly James Lab / vLinn LM-1

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Aly James Lab releases Super PSG synthesizer plugin

Aly James Lab has released Super PSG (Super Portable Sound Generator), a synthesizer instrument for Windows that emulates the SN76489 Sega Master System sound chip, and more.

Aly James Lab Super PSG

SPSG is not simply an SN76489 emulator, it adds many extended features to squeeze to most of the sound chip and a huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful 8-bit tool for modern music production.

You can design typical and not so typical sounds of that era and experiment from the presets already available. Go further with extended controls, and even midi control a real SN76489 sound chip with a special hardware that YOU can built. The system also works with the GENMDM interface designed
by Little Scale.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST) as donationware (minimum donation of $10 USD).

More information: Aly James Lab / Super PSG

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