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112dB releases Big Blue Compressor

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112dB has released Big Blue Compressor, a tube-modeling compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The Big Blue Compressor is a modern compressor with vintage qualities. Although it can sound transparent whenever necessary, it was designed to give character and warmth to your sound.

Modern features from the digital world, including a Look Ahead function, are paired with qualities from the analog world, such as the saturation of transients that is typical of tube compressors. Far more than a tool to compress the dynamic range of sound, the Big Blue Compressor gives you unprecedented control over the character of the compression algorithm and the esthetics of the output sound. This enables you to vary from very clean and smooth results to dramatic reshaping of the sound transients.

112dB Big Blue Compressor
The Big Blue Compressor modern compressor with vintage qualities

Big Blue Compressor features

  • Tube-compressor-style dynamic saturation.
  • Separate preamp section for extra overdrive.
  • Variable-knee limiting with proprietary tube modeling.
  • Dry/wet control for parallel compression.
  • Stereo imaging: stereo narrowing or widening, mid/side mode.
  • Auto makeup gain, in addition to user-adjustable makeup gain.
  • Adjustable look ahead from 0 to 5 ms.
  • Peak/RMS compression mode.
  • Sidechain monitor option.
  • User-adjustable latency from 0.01 to 5 ms (6 to 440 samples @ 44.1kHz).
  • Low- and high-pass filters on input and side chain with unique scaling, allowing for high-precision adjustments at critical frequencies.

Big Blue Compressor for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR / $99 USD through August 15, 2012 (regular 149 EUR / $149 USD.

More information: 112dB / Big Blue Compressor

FabFilter releases Saturn multi-band distortion & saturation effect

FabFilter has announced the release of Saturn, a multi-band distortion and saturation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

A great variety of distortion styles from subtle tape simulation to full-on multi-band guitar amp mayhem, combined with endless modulation options and a streamlined, uncluttered interface promise FabFilter Saturn a place among the stars.

FabFilter Saturn

FabFilter Saturn offers a wide range of high-quality distortion models from subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to fully overdriven vintage guitar amp simulation. Additional creative distortion styles let you time-smear, stretch, crush, rectify and lip your sounds in inspiring and unexpected ways. Create up to six bands with individual feedback, compression/expansion and tone controls to give each part of the spectrum the warmth and color it needs.

To bring even more life and depth to your sound, engage FabFilter Saturn’s extensive modulation section. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels or tone controls, you can add unique definition and flavor. With practically unlimited modulation sources from XY controllers and programmable step sequencers to any type of MIDI data, the creative possibilities are endless.

The clever user interface makes FabFilter Saturn look deceptively simple, showing only the controls that you are actually using at the moment. The entire modulation section is hidden by default, resulting in a friendly interface that invites you to explore the essential controls and the included factory presets. When you need to look “under the hood”, a single click expands the modulation section, letting you easily add modulation sources and create modulation connections via drag-and-drop. This combination of features makes FabFilter Saturn powerful and flexible, yet ultimately accessible for everyday use.

Saturn features

  • Sixteen different distortion styles, from subtle tube and tape saturation to heavily overdriven guitar amp models, time-smearing and bit crushing.
  • Multi-band processing (up to six bands).
  • Per-band drive, mix, feedback, dynamics, tone and level controls.
  • Optional HQ mode (8x oversampling).
  • Mid/side processing.
  • Interactive multi-band display.
  • Easy-to-use interface with FabFilter’s innovative what-you-use-is-what-you-see concept.
  • Normal and wide interface layouts, with an option to show or hide the modulation section at the bottom.
  • Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need.
  • Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 50-slot modulation matrix.
  • Modulation source signal visualization.
  • Over 150 factory presets included.
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
  • All the usual FabFilter features you’ve come to expect: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation, SSE optimization, and more.

FabFilter Saturn for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AudioSuite) is now available to purchase for 129 EUR / $174 USD / £114 GBP. Bundles with FabFilter Saturn and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Saturn with great discounts by logging in to their online user account.

More information: FabFilter / Saturn

iZotope updates Ozone to v5.02

iZotope Ozone / Ozone Advanced

iZotope has updated its Ozone mastering system for Windows and Mac to version 5.02.

iZotope’s complete mastering system in a single integrated plug-in includes eight essential mastering tools: Maximizer, Equalizer, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Multiband Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering.

Ozone 5 Advanced adds 6 additional component plug-ins, extended features in every module, and an entire suite of configurable meters.

Changes in Ozone v5.02

  • Feature enhancements:
    • Improvements to IRC3: lower distortion on low frequency material.
    • Improvements to IRC3: new “Style” control helps the limiter work with a wider variety of material.
    • Improved spectrogram functionality with better Meter Tap synchronization.
    • Improved EQ behavior when double-clicking for a new node.
  • Other changes and fixes:
    • Improved keyboard support
    • Fixed issues with loading EQ snapshots in multiple instances in a session.
    • Fixed crashes in Steinberg Wavelab.
    • Fixed UI issue in OS X with Steinberg Wavelab 7.2.
    • Fixed delay compensation issue for sampling rates above 48kHz.
    • Fixed issues using crossover Learn feature inside shared crossover network.
    • Improved Spectrogram behavior when hiding a spectrogram stream.

Ozone for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $249 USD (Ozone 5) / $999 USD (Ozone 5 Advanced).

More information: iZotope / Ozone

Minnetonka Audio updates SurCode for Dolby E to v2.0

Minnetonka Audio has announced the release a major new version of its SurCode for Dolby™ E family of encoding and decoding products.

Minnetonka Audio Surcode for Dolby E

SurCode for Dolby™ E provides easy integration of Dolby E elements into existing workflows on a wide variety of industry–leading audio workstations. Linear PCM, with complete metadata support, can be encoded and decoded in real time and in the background at faster than real time speeds with convenient, familiar, cross–platform plug-ins.

Version 2.0 of SurCode for Dolby™ E brings a fivefold increase in encoding speed thanks, in part, to in–depth utilization of multi–threaded execution on all platforms. To further broaden RTAS, AudioSuite and VST support, a Final Cut Pro Export Decoder and AudioSuite Decoder has been added to the roster. The new Export Decoder for Apple’s Final Cut Pro enables convenient decoding to PCM without having to resort to external applications or processing loops. The faster-than-real-time decoder for AudioSuite compliments the existing real-time decoder and confidence monitor plug–in for Avid’s RTAS. Maintaining up to the minute platform parity, both SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and Decoder now also support the recently released Pro Tools 10 and Apple’s Mac OS 10.7 Lion.

The new 2.0 version of the SurCode for Dolby™ E Production Suite leverages the increased processing speed and platform–specific additions of the new release bundled together with Minnetonka Audio’s AudioTools AWE™ and the SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player plug–in. This bundle provides real-time and faster-than-real-time encoding and decoding of Dolby E streams and files, while adding the ability to automatically downmix surround streams to stereo in real-time. The SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player plugs into Avid’s NewsCutter, Media Composer and PT10, and includes cross–platform VST as well as AudioTools AWE formats.

SurCode for Dolby™ E 2.0 is a no–charge upgrade for existing customers. Individual encoder and decoder packages and components, along with the 2.0 SurCode for Dolby™ E Production Suite, are available now from select resellers or online at Minnetonka Audio Software. Licenses are cross–platform and bundle/suite licenses are modular, allowing them to be assigned to separate iLok USB Smart Keys according to the purchaser’s deployment needs.

More information: Minnetonka Audio / SurCode for Dolby™ E

Brainworx Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor plugin

Brainworx Vertigo VSC-2

Brainworx has released the Vertigo VSC-2, a quad discrete VCA compressor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Modeled faithfully after Vertigo’s 6,000 $ flagship compressor. Vintage King calls it the ‘Mercedes of VCA Compressors’ on their website. Hear it to believe it.

Vertigo VSC-2 features

  • Precision – Its precision makes the VSC-2 a first choice for mastering applications and the stereo mix bus.
  • Tracking & Mixing – Although the VSC-2 was developed as a Stereo Bus Compressor each channel provides a complete set of controls which also makes the VSC-2 a dual mono “Must Have” in recording and mix situations.
  • Plugin – The VSC-2 plugin offers the same flexibility and precision in the stereo version, and to emulate the dual mono approach of the hardware we have developed a true mono version of the plugin as well.

The Vertigo VSC-2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of 199 EUR (20% off regular price of 249 EUR) until November 30th, 2011. Existing Brainworx customers can get an introductory price of up to 50% off.

More information: Brainworx / Vertigo VSC-2

NuGen Audio updates VisLM to v1.4 (incl. standalone)

NuGen Audio VisLM

NuGen Audio has released version 1.4 of VisLM, adding a stand-alone version to the loudness metering solution for Windows and Mac.

The stand-alone application brings the functionality of the DAW-based solution to your desktop, running directly in Windows or Mac OS X. The stand-alone application option is a reliable, light weight solution for real-time monitoring and logging, boasting all of the features of the DAW plug-in. You can utilise a laptop for live measurements or set up a dedicated loudness measurement system switching between multiple sources.

The stand-alone application is available for download immediately and is contained within the VisLM installer as a free option, in addition to the plug-in, for all existing VisLM-H users.

Changes in VisLM v1.4

  • Stand-alone option for VisLM-H.
  • GUI alignment fix for VisLM-C in Protools.

VisLM-H is available to purchase for $449 USD, VisLM-C (does not include stand-alone) is $299 USD.

More information: NuGen Audio / VisLM

FabFilter releases Pro-G gate/expander plug-in

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FabFilter has announced the release of Pro-G, a gate/expander effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Following the very well-received Pro-L limiter, Pro-Q equalizer and Pro-C compressor plug-ins, FabFilter now introduces FabFilter Pro-G: a top-quality gate/expander plug-in with flexible side chain routing options and a streamlined, well-designed user interface. Equipped with linear-phase oversampling, mid/side processing and precise metering, Pro-G is an indispensable addition to the FabFilter tool kit.

FabFilter Pro-G

FabFilter Pro-G offers five meticulously fine-tuned algorithms, including classic analog models and upward expansion, as well as specific designs for vocal and guitar processing. In combination with the adjustable threshold, ratio, range settings and attack, release, hold and look-ahead times, Pro-G will process your drum and vocal tracks smoothly and with character. At the same time, Pro-G is also the perfect tool to subtly and precisely restore lost dynamics while mastering.

As you would expect, the well-thought-out interface has been crafted with much attention to detail. FabFilter Pro-G’s prominent real-time level display and accurate meters smartly combine input, output and gain reduction levels, giving you immediate insight in the plug-in’s dynamic behavior. Together with the transfer curve and threshold level feedback, choosing the right settings at the right time couldn’t be easier.

A click on the Expert button will resize the interface to make space for additional external side-chain input and side-chain filtering controls. The expert panel contains wet/dry level and panning controls, and allows the side-chain path and linking to be set up in any way imaginable. The interface conveniently adapts its size to reveal the expert controls only when needed, making it just as easy to use FabFilter Pro-G as a straightforward gate, or as a full-featured creative expander.

Pro-G features

  • Five perfectly fine-tuned expander/gate algorithms: Classic, Clean, Vocal, Guitar and an upward expansion style.
  • Beautifully program-dependent attack and release curves.
  • Precise and helpful metering, including a real-time level display.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • Adjustable range, hold time and knee settings.
  • Optional look-ahead time up to 10 ms.
  • Expert mode that offers highly customizable side chain and level options, conveniently hidden in normal mode.
  • Mono, stereo or mid/side processing.
  • Up to four times linear-phase oversampling.
  • Zero-latency operation mode.
  • External side chain option.
  • MIDI triggering: open the gate/expander with your MIDI keyboard.
  • Separate dry/wet level settings.
  • Easy to set up for common gating/expansion situations with the included factory presets.
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
  • All the usual FabFilter quality you’ve come to expect: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation, SSE optimization, and more.

Pro-G for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for 129 EUR / $174 USD / £114 GBP. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-G and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Pro-G with great discounts by logging in to their online user account.

More information: FabFilter / Pro-G

Massey Plugins DRT, Drum Replacement Tool for Pro Tools

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Massey Plugins has released DRT, a drum replacement tool for Pro Tools.

Rehab was good. DTM was great. But DRT is awesome, possessing the most intelligent and precise drum transient detection algorithm in the recording world.

DRT is a Pro Tools AudioSuite plugin which effortlessly converts drum tracks into MIDI or audio “clicks” with near flawless accuracy. Use your favorite sampler or realtime drum replacement plugin to then enhance or replace poorly recorded tracks.

Massey Plugins DRT
Massey Plugins DRT

DRT features (full version)

  • Selectable MIDI output note.
  • Manual trigger editing.
  • Drum learning functionality.
  • Relative MIDI output mode.

The DRT drum replacement tool is available to purchase for $69 USD. A free demo version can be downloaded from the Massey Plugins website.

More information: Massey Plugins