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A.O.M. Factory releases Wave Shredder + Invisible Limiter v1.3

A.O.M. Factory has released Wave Shredder, a VST effect plug-in for Windows.

Wave Shredder is a collection of destructive processors: Rate Reducer, Zero-time Gate, Waveform Cut&Fold, Chopper and Bit Crusher.

Rate Reducer is a zero-order hold rate reducer. Zero-time Gate makes input signal to zero immediately when the signal level falls the threshold. Zero-time Chopper plays the inverse of Gate. Cut&Fold section truncates under zero signal to zero, and in fold mode, the section put inverse truncated signal instead of truncation. Bit Crusher reduces signal’s resolution.

A.O.M. Factory Wave Shredder
A.O.M. Factory Wave Shredder

Wave Shredder features

  • Sound destroying suite.
  • Zero-order hold rate reducer.
  • Zero-time Gate.
  • Zero-time Chopper w/auto-gain.
  • Waveform Cut&fold.
  • Bit crusher [0.0-24.0 bits].
  • Supports from 44.1kHz to 192kHz sample rate.
  • Supports up to 64bit floating-point I/O.
  • 64bit floating-point internal resolution.
  • Latency Compensation (If DAW supports).
  • Compatible 32-bit VST interface on 32/64-bit Windows.

A.O.M. Factory has also released version 1.3 of Invisible Limiter, a transparent look-ahead brickwall limiter with automatic attack/release-time optimization.

Changes in Invisible Limiter v1.3

  • MS Processing mode.
  • Adjustable Compression Curve.
  • Oversampling.
  • Reduced Plug-in latency.
  • Output level indicator.
  • Bypass.
  • Post-limiting gain.

Wave Shredder and Invisible Limiter are available to purchase as VST effect plug-ins for Windows for $38 USD each.

More information: A.O.M. Factory

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PSP Audioware releases PSP N2O, semi-modular multi-effect plugin

PSP Audioware has announced the release of PSP N2O, a semi-modular multi-effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This semi-modular multi-effect offers unparalleled flexibility and total sound creation freedom in a compact plug-in. The high-quality sound processing modules can be routed in any configuration, allowing for endless musical journeys. While built upon the same basic concept as PSP Nitro, PSP N2O, with its new modules and extended modulation features, explores completely new sonic areas. The plug-in engine has been rewritten and redesigned from scratch in order to improve the sound and take full advantage of the optimizations offered by modern CPUs. The enhanced user interface improves the experience of both sound designers creating their own soundscapes as well as everyday users who aren’t as fond of looking under the hood.

PSP Audioware PSP N2O
PSP Audioware PSP N2O

PSP N2O features

  • Up to four sound processing operators at a time; among the available types are: morphing resonant and formant filters, eq, delay, reverb, pitch-shifter, compressor/expander, bitcrusher, distortion, full-wave rectifier and many more.
  • Up to four modulators at a time; the list includes: LFO, envelope detector, ADSR step sequencer.
  • Eight assignable knobs with quick MIDI learn option for convenient access to the most essential preset parameters.
  • Built-in limiter that uses algorithms from our extremely well regarded PSP Xenon hi-definition mastering limiter.
  • Three displays, simplified modulation setup, keyboard and mouse wheel support for easy preset creation and tweaking.
  • Animated response plots.
  • Sidechain (key) input.
  • Extensive SSE optimization.
  • 192 factory presets.
  • Expandable architecture – new operators and modulator types to be added in future versions while preserving backward compatibility.

PSP N2O is available to purchase for $149 USD. A crossgrade offer for PSP Nitro users is available at $69 USD until 31 December, 2010. The upgrade is free of charge for users who bought the PSP Nitro after 1 October, 2010. (prices exclude taxes).

More information: PSP Audioware / PSP N2O

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D16 Group announces time-limited offers for Total Bundle and Nithonat

D16 Group Total Bundle

D16 Group has announced time limited offers for its complete plug-in collection Total Bundle and Nithonat, a drum synthesizer plug-in for PC and Mac.

You can get now Total Bundle only for 399 Eur. This is time limited offer and ends May 31st, 2010. Get your bundle!

Now Nithonat is available for the exceptionally low price of 39 Eur instead of the previous 79 Eur. Promotion ends June 15th, 2010, so hurry.

D16 Group Total Bundle includes

  • Phoscyon – taking the classic analogue sound of the legendary 303 silver box into the future. It offers an unmatched sound together with many advanced features.
  • Drumazon – emulates the famous 909 drum machine. All the instruments are synthesized in exactly the same way as the original. All the nuances and detail of the original are captured perfectly. In addition, all Drumazon instruments have enhanced controls. This extra functionality allows the user to adjust the sounds further than on the original unit.
  • Nepheton – emulates the famous 808 drum machine. All the nuances and details of the instruments sounds are captured perfectly. The instruments models are equipped with additional controls giving you possibility to tweak the sound much better.
  • Nithonat – is fully synthesized drum machine which emulates classic 606 box. This perfect emulation is enhanced with extra functionality taking the little pocket drum machine to the new dimension.
  • Devastor – simple but remarkable Multiband Distortion Unit. It is an enhanced version of the distortion unit from our famous Phoscyon synthesizer.
  • Fazortan – Controlable Space Phaser created with the most advanced analog modelling techniques.
  • Decimort – High Quality Bit Crusher with a complex and advanced signal processing algorithms, simulating the behaviour of the whole sampling path which exists in every AD/DA converter.
  • Redoptor – High quality Vintage Tube Distortion with an exact emulation of a tube’s circuits.
  • Toraverb – Space Modulated Reverb is a concept algorithm reverb. It allows the user to create practically ANY type of reverb.
  • Syntorus – Double Path Analog Chorus is a chorus effecting unit with a double delay line. It’s capable of emulating almost every classic unit available.

More information: D16 Group

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de la Mancha releases Urban Decay

de la Mancha Urban Decay

de la Mancha has announced the release of Urban Decay, a multi-band distortion effect, with 13 different flavours of dirt across 3 perfectly split frequency bands.

At the heart of it are 7 different distortion types, each designed to bring a different way to dirty up your audio, and together form a powerful combination. 3 of the distortion methods also have 3 algorithms each, allowing more tweaking to get the filth quota just right

Want different amounts of distortion across the bass, mids and highs? No problem. You can adjust the wet/dry mix level and volume across 3 frequency bands to really get the sound you want. You can accurately adjust the split points of the 3 bands and there is zero-phasing and zero-crossover, due to using the inversion method.

Urban Decay features

  • 3 band distortion effect with 13 flavours of dirt.
  • 7 distortion effects, with 13 combinations.
  • 3 bands can be split by frequency or layered at full spectrum.
  • Splits can be adjusted to 1Hz accuracy.
  • Split method uses inversion, so there is no crossover or phasing.
  • Each band can be adjusted for wet/dry mix level and volume.
  • Each band can be muted for sound design or dual/single band operation.
  • Each effect can be muted for sound design or to save CPU.
  • Master wet/dry mix level and volume.
  • Optional soft or hard limiting.
  • 40 presets.

Urban Decay is available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC for $15 USD.

More information: de la Mancha / Urban Decay

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Exoplug releases X Wave

Exoplug X Wave

Exoplug has released X Wave, a free symmetric waveshaper effect plug-in for Windows.

Use big curves for a big sound! Creating big over driven sounds is easy with X Wave. Why use an over drive or distortion plugin with a set transfer curve? With X Wave you can make your own very easily and tweak it to the exact sound you want!.

Like bit crushers/ bit reducers? with X Wave this is also easy. For this we have the “Stairs” slope which looks exactly like, well, stairs. Hence the uninspired name. You can add new points and set the stairs at different levels for each slope. It’s possible to reduce part of the wave to say, 12 bits, while another part to 2 bits!

X Wave features

  • Create shapes Graphically with up to 16 points.
  • Two different “slope” types, curve and stairs. Curve is good for overdrive effects where as stairs can be used for bit reduction.
  • Up sample switch for x4 up sampling, helps to reduce any aliasing that may occur.
  • Basic inbuilt limiter. This will help to ensure your signal doesn’t go above zero decibels.
  • Pre Gain knob. Increases the signal level before entering the wave shaper.
  • Advanced global preset manager. This preset manager stores the presets directly to your hard drive, so presets can be shared easily among mulitple instances of the plugin. The presets show in an easy to navigate drop down menu.
  • Wet and dry knobs. Use these to mix the wave shaped signal with the original signal.

X Wave is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: Exoplug / X Wave

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Shuriken releases BitTest

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Shuriken has announced the release of BitTest, a free bitcrusher effect plug-in for Mac.

BitTest is a sweet little bitcrusher VST, it converts your data to 8 bits, then you can turn the bit’s off (the top row) or invert them (the bottom row) individually. That is you can individually flip and invert the bits.

And that is all this little baby does, but she does it well.

Shuriken BitTest
Shuriken BitTest – bitcrusher effect for Mac

BitTest is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Mac.

More information: Shuriken / BitTest

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D16 Group completes SilverLine updates + Phoscyon update out soon

D16 Group has announced the completion of a major update of the complete SilverLine Series, a collection of effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

This major update has focused mainly on implementing new features in the effects and making them fully compatible with MacOSX Snow Leopard (10.6.x).

We’ve added a completely new product to the SilverLine collection. SYNTORUS is a Double Path Analog Chorus with a rich analog sound similar to the effects found on classic synthesizers like the Solina, Synthex or Juno. It has two perfectly emulated analog delay Lines which add a deep and full sound to any source.

Bucket-Brigade Device (BBD) emulation, built-in tremolo effect and complete synchronization of LFOs are only a few of its features.

D16 Group SilverLine Collection
D16 Group SilverLine Collection

Key updates SilverLine Collection

  • DEVASTOR – Multiband Distortion Unit
    • New parameter with 6 predefined distortion functions.
    • Dry/Wet parameter.
    • Processing quality settings.
    • Ability to turn off the filters.
    • 25% less CPU load.
  • FAZORTAN – Controllable Space Phaser
    • LFO sections were expanded with tempo synchronization parameters (many more possibilities for sound processing).
    • ~15% less CPU load.
  • DECIMORT – High Quality Bit Crusher
    • Filter sections have been expanded with filter order parameters.
    • 25% less CPU load.
  • REDOPTOR – Vintage Tube Distortion
    • New switch which allows the Hi Cut filter to be switched off.
    • ~30% less CPU load
  • Improved many aspects of the sound processing.
  • Fixed all issues.
  • Harmonised functionality of all SilverLine plug-ins.
  • Common preset management system and midi learn functionality.
  • Default resources, like presets or Midi CC mapping, can be defined and loaded at plug-in startup.

D16 Group has also announced a forthcoming Phoscyon update.

It’s our biggest update ever. The long awaited AU version will come with many new features and improvements. Phoscyon will sound better due to many changes in the synthesis. It will also work better and benefit from the addition of the standard functions found on the rest of the D16 plugins. This update will definitely add new freshness to our first plug-in. There will be 303 reasons to have it :)

The Physcyon update is planned on Feb 15, 2010.

Shioitor, an advanced synthesizer with multilayer architecture and a perfectly emulated warm analog sound, is still in development. It has many more features than originally announced (details will follow soon).

More information: D16 Group / SilverLine Collection

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