VAST Dynamics releases Vaporizer synth plugin

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VAST Dynamics Vaporizer

VAST Dynamics has launched Vaporizer, an analogue/subtractive synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The intention of this development is to combine a fat virtual analog sound with low system CPU resource usage. And all this with an unbeatably low pice (factor 10 lower than usual synths in that category).

Even though this synth basically follows a traditional subtractive analog synthesis model, we believe that is has it’s own character and sound that needs to be explored. A main focus was laid on modelling fat supersaw-like sounds with various unison and detune models. VAPORIZER does not want to be smooth and gentle. It has sharp edges and can also be brutal. Check it out.

Vaporizer features

  • Innovative virtual analog synthesis model that allows an almost unlimited number of oscillators per voice (e.g. 96 saw-tooth oscillators).
  • Three modes – 16 and 4 voice polyphony plus monophonic mode.
  • Full stereo – all generators, effects and chains.
  • Full effect bank with high quality oversampling effects (distortion, chorus, delay, reverb, comb filter and parametric EQ).
  • Old school UI with real analog feeling.
  • Everything at sight – no hidden tabs or menus.
  • Eye-catching retro-style oscilloscope for immediate visual feedback.
  • Monophonic and polyphonic portamento in all modes including ARP.
  • More than 50 presets with many different styles.
  • Completely alias free oscillators (6 different waveforms).
  • Up to 97 parallel oscillators per voice (4 unison / detune banks with max 24 plus 1 noise oscillator).
  • 16 voice polyphony with a maximum number of 1552 oscillators per plug-in at a time.

Vaporizer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 24.90 EUR (+VAT within EU).

More information: VAST Dynamics / Vaporizer

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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

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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

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u-he releases Logic Pro X fix for its plugins

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u-he has announced an update to its plug-ins to fix a “Missing GUI” issue with Apple’s Logic Pro 10.1.

We are aware of a “missing GUI” issue for some u-he plugins after updating Logic Pro X to v10.1. The reason is Logic v10.1 has dropped support for legacy AU SDKs, which includes some versions of u-he plugins.
We have created updates to our plugins, and our testing shows these versions work as expected. To solve the issue you will need to install these latest versions over your existing installation. Installers are available via our forum.

Owners of ZebraHZ need to download the latest build via their account at u-he.com.

Note: If installing the new builds does not appear to help, please try rescanning all u-he AU plugins via Logic’s Plugin-Manager (Logic > Preferences > Plugin-Manager).

More information: u-he

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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

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