Audio Damage has announced Bitcom, a bitcrusher effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Audio Damage Bitcom, a bit-bashing step sequencer with attitude.
There are subtle plug-ins you put on the two-buss to give a nice gentle vibe to a track. Bitcom is not one of those. There is no “analog modeling” in this effect. There is no warmth or tube saturation. It is utterly devoid of anything to which the word “vintage” can be applied. Bitcom is a modern bit-shredding digital banshee that beggars description and lives on the edge of instability.
In a nutshell, a step sequencer drives a custom-designed bitcrusher, with a synth sidechain. But that sentence doesn’t begin to describe the abuse that Bitcom is capable of. We pulled out every trick in the book to build a modern electronic music effect that can turn even the most sedate input in to a swinging, screaming pain-monkey, wreaking havoc on lesser sounds.
The Bitcom plugin will be available soon. Price TBA.
It’s time to hear the music that’s all around you in our first ever samples-based production competition. Featuring a bunch of awesome prizes and an EP release on the IDMf netlabel comprised of the top tracks, we hope you’ll get involved, experiment and explore new aural avenues!
The enter the competition you need to submit a track made with the samples provided in two sample packs only. The competition closes on the November 30th, 2012.
Prizes are sponsored by Audio Damage, FabFilter, U-he, Cloudkillers, and the winning submissions will be released on an album/EP via the IDMf Netlabel.
Audio Damage has announced a Fire Sale, offering a 30% discount on its effect and instrument plug-ins for Windows and Mac for a limited time.
If you follow the news in the United States, you’ll know that our office in Boulder, Colorado is completely surrounded by forest fires! There is no immediate danger, of course, but we thought it was a good time for a sale!
So use the code BURNINGUP at check-out in the Audio Damage store for 30% off your order, no matter what is in your cart. (This includes bundles!) This is a perfect opportunity to complete your Audio Damage plug-in collection.
The sale ends midnight CST on Friday, July 6th, 2012.
The Audio Damage plug-ins are available for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit VST, AU). The recently released Rough Rider Rack Extension for Reason is also available included in the sale, and available for $19 USD from the Propellerhead Shop (regular $29 USD).
Emerge Audio has announced the European Championship 2012 Sale, offering discounts on its soundsets for a limited time in celebration of the Euro 2012 soccer championship.
Save on soundsets for Dune, Massive, Diversion, and Phosphor at Emerge Audio.
European championship is beginning in my country this week (Poland and also Ukraine) and to celebrate this great and very important event for all fans of football (soccer) I am offering a discount of all my products for everyone. Check them now and celebrate with us!
Emerge Audio soundsets
Fire and Ice for Synapse Audio Dune – $9.99 instead of $14.99
Harmony for Native Instruments Massive – $12.99 instead of $19.99
Trance’n’Dirt for Dmitry Sches Diversion – $8.99 instead of $12.99
Luminescence for Audio Damage Phosphor – $6.99 instead of $9.99
Audio Damage has updated its free Rough Rider compressor effect plug-in to include 64-bit support for Windows and Mac.
Audio Damage Rough Rider compressor effect
Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals.
Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you’d like. The Compressor Police aren’t gonna come to your house and give you a citation. Slap it on a track and crank some knobs.
Rough Rider for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available as freeware.
Audio Damage has updated Automaton, a cellular automata effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Automaton is a unique look at buffer effects, allowing you to experiment with artificial life within your DAW.
With four separate effects (Stutter, Modulate, Bitcrush, and Replicate) driven by a cellular automata sequencer, Automaton is capable of adding subtle seemingly random fills and “humanizing” effects, but if you like, you can crank the sequencer up to eleven, and watch as your DAW becomes a petri dish while Automaton makes complete hay of the track you’ve inserted it to.
Changes in Automaton v1.1
Many minor bug fixes.
All versions are now 32- and 64-bit compatible.
Automaton for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD. The update is free for existing users.
Audio Damage has released Kombinat Dva, a multi-band distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
From mild tone-shaping or adding a bit of grit to full-on total waveform destruction, Kombinat Dva, the long-awaited sequel to our popular Kombinat plug-in, is a complete toolbox of sonic warfare.
With 13 different options in each of the three distortion engines (plus pass-through), Kombinat Dva is capable of sophisticated and unique sounds. Want to add a ring mod to the low end, a mild tube clip to the mids, and a bit-reduction algorithm to the high end? No problem. Want to run your signal through three sine-warps or fuzz algorithms in series? This is your box.
Kombinat Dva features
Crossover: Kombinat Dva features a DJ-style three-band isolator EQ for band-killing effects and extreme tone-carving on the front end. This leads to the three distortion engines, which can be run in crossover (multi) mode, or in series.
Multiple Distortion Types: Kombinat Dva adds six new algorithms to the seven in the original Kombinat, for a total of 13 paths to destruction. From subtle tube-style clipping to the bizarre distorto-delay of the Nerd Rage algorithm, Kombinat Dva can cover all the bases without unnecessary complexity.
Feedback: If the algorithms weren’t enough, Kombinat Dva has an internal feedback control, tied to an envelope follower. Results may vary, but are always hairy.
Filter: Kombinat Dva has a resonant low-pass filter on the output that self-oscillates at high Q like the original Kombinat, but also adds a second low-pass type, and a bypass.
One-Kontrol Kompressor: A favorite feature of the original Kombinat, the one-knob compressor, tuned for collapsing distorted signals to roadkill, remains in Kombinat Dva. Except it’s a slider now, and “one slider compressor” doesn’t sound as cool.
Presets: Kombinat Dva includes the 40 presets from the original, plus 40 all-new presets that take advantage of the new engines and feedback, for a total of 80 presets.
MIDI Learn: MIDI Learn on every control (VST only) allows you full hardware control over Kombinat Dva.
Kombinat Dva for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD. Kombinat users can upgrade for $10 USD.
Audio Damage has announced the release of Filterstation, a filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Filterstation is the Audio Damage take on the classic serial/parallel/stereo dual filter topology, made famous (and some would say “indispensable”) by the Sherman Filterbank and its many clones. With twelve filter algorithms (including our all-new MS20 lowpass and highpass emulations), an envelope follower, saturation, and an easy-to-use interface, Filterstation has everything you need to get your noink on!
Audio Damage Filterstation
Twelve different filter algorithms, including two all-new MS20 emulations and our classic 914 bandpass and Filterpod lowpass models.
VCA mode for tremolo and gate effects.
LFO with twelve different patterns, and both internal and tempo sync modes.
Envelope follower for dynamic control of filter frequency.
Serial, parallel, and true stereo operating modes.
Sidechain input for external signal to envelope follower. (VST3 only.)
Easy-to use interface for quick programming.
Filterstation for Windows and Mac (VST3/VST2/AU) is now available to purchase from Audio Damage for $49 USD.