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Xhip effect plug-ins set updated, now includes reverb, quantizer and limiter

Aciddose at has released an updated version of its collection of Xhip effect plug-ins for Windows.

these effect plugins were originally created for use with xhip.

xhip was to have embedded effects, but it was decided that external plugins would be more versatile and easier to manage when used for other tasks.

Xhip Limiter
One of the additions to the collection of effects: Limiter

Changes in Xhip effect plug-in collection

  • Three new effects: reverb, quantizer and limiter.
  • New knob graphics, caching of bitmaps (allowing better, bigger bitmaps) and some optimization.
  • The code for the vu meters has been improved – it will now catch peak values more accurately and an rms mode is available – although rms mode is not yet configurable on the gui.
  • The phaser has been improved – tuning is improved as well as other small changes. it should sound more “stable” now.
  • The compressor has had a “gain reduction” meter added.

The Xhip VST effect plug-ins for Windows are available to download separately (clipper, compressor, gate, limiter, mdelay, phaser, quantizer, reverb, ringmod, tremolo), and bundled in a pack.

More information: Xhip


de la Mancha releases ClipStar, soft clipper effect plugin

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de la Mancha ClipStar

de la Mancha has released ClipStar, a soft clipper effect for Windows.

ClipStar is a soft clipper effect plugin, designed to prevent peaks in a subtler way than hard clipping, increase loudness and add pleasing saturation.

Where ClipStar differs from other clippers is that it can leave the low frequencies untouched, where distortion is more evident, and allow a greater boost in gain without noticeably degrading the signal.

You can use ClipStar for peak protection, for loudness gain or for sympathetic distortion depending on your mood and the phase of the moon.

ClipStar features

  • Vintage style soft clipper with low frequency bypass and comprehensive metering.
  • In gain & Out gain adjustable to +/- 30 dB.
  • Soft clip limit can be set from 0 to -30 dB.
  • Low frequency bypass cut off from 0 to 1000 Hz.
  • Low frequency gain can be adjusted from +/- 30 dB.
  • Subtle colouring from a home-made blend of harmonics, saturation and noise.
  • Optional hard limiting on final output.
  • Metering covers stereo input, output and gain reduction. All meters show actual and peak levels.
  • Adjustable peak meter hold time.
  • Double-click knob resets.
  • Developed with SE 1.1.

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

de la Mancha has also announced a special offer for ClipStar.

Get $10 off ClipStar if your purchase is $35 or more. Add ClipStar and any plugin worth $20 or more to your basket and you will get a $10 discount (available until 31 Dec 2010)

More information: de la Mancha / ClipStar


signaldust TSClip, free clipper/saturation effect updated

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signaldust has released an updated version of TSClip, a free clipper/saturation effect plug-in for Windows.

signaldust TSClip
signaldust TSClip

Features include input level boost, followed by a saturation module (previously known as the “warm” mode) with drive (0dB setting matches the old saturation) and a simple bass boost to compensate for the potential loss of low frequencies.

Followed by the saturation is the famous clipper itself, with a peak limit control and an optional makeup switch (which boosts the limit back to 0dB after clipping).

And blinking lights to show you how you’re clipping far more than you should.

Changes in TSClip

  • Includes custom GUI.
  • Blinking lights when clipping.
  • Saturation now comes with drive and bass-boost controls.
  • Saturation (only) is now internally oversampled.
  • Clipping can be turned off and has an optional auto-makeup switch.

TSClip is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.

More information: signaldust / TSClip


NCL Basic Soft Clipper, free effect plug-in by Matthew Lindsay

NCL Basic Soft Clipper

Matthew Lindsay has released NCL Basic Soft Clipper, a freeware effect plug-in for Windows.

Matt writes:

I’ve been playing around with building a VST3 plugin and thought I’d share something that I came up with. It’s a very simple soft clipper that is controlled with a single drive control. It’s a beta version so please let me know what issue you can find with it – if this works smoothly I’ll work on bigger and better things and possibly port my existing plugins to native VST2 and VST3 also. So your feedback will be most appreciated.

Basic Soft Clipper features

  • -18dB to 18dB drive.
  • HQ button for optional “high quality” 8x oversampling.
  • BW (Brick Wall) button to ensure the signal doesn’t exceed 0dB.

Basic Soft Clipper is available to download as a freeware VST/VST3 effect plug-in for Windows PC (32-bit).

NCL Basic Soft Clipper Downloads: 5266 times

More free plug-ins by Matthew Lindsay here.


Mokafix Audio releases 6 new distortion effects and updates FX Series #1 to v1.2

Mokafix Creamtube

Mokafix Audio has released 6 new effect plug-ins for Windows, covering a range of vintage distortion and overdrive tones.

Those effects are based on hardware effects schematics and feature all the steps of the original circuits (DC filtering, gain stages, clippers, tone filtering).

They have all been fine tuned using specific analysis of the hardware units to further match the tone and dynamic response of the real stompboxes, and guarantee a faithful reproduction of the original stompboxes tones and behaviours.

Each effect features oversampling to sound and feel as close as possible to analogue effects.

New effect plug-ins

  • Cream Tube — emulates the famous “green” overdrive. It provides a smooth distortion suitable for blues or rock.
  • Lamp Driver — emulates a tube based overdrive pedal. It provides a smooth distortion and features two Tone stack modes.
  • Baboon — emulates a rare vintage Fuzz / Treble Booster. The fuzz channel provides a heavy sustain, and two tone modes let you switch between a full fuzz sound and a scooped mid range tone.
  • Sen’tor — emulates a vintage overdrive. It provides a warm distortion and features an advanced EQ to let you sculpt the tone and adapt it to many situations.
  • D-Plus & D-380 — emulate two versions of a famous distortion circuit. Featuring one simple gain knob, they give a raw “in your face” distortion sound.
  • The Bat — emulates a vintage distortion used in countless recordings. With straightforward controls, it delivers a characteristic distortion tone that made it popular in rock and punk music.

The effects are available to purchase for Windows PC (VST) for 9 EUR each, or in a bundle at a discount price.

Mokafix Audio has also released version 1.2 updates for the FX series #1 plug-ins; EZ-Driver, Muffin Rider, Kung Fuzz, Companero, Rectifuzz, Brass Buster, Noamp! (freeware), Metal Clone (freeware).

The main change is stereo and oversampling instanciation which is now done virtually on request only. This method saves RAM and avoids cpu peaks on loading.

Muffin Rider now comes in 4 versions. Initial version has been renamed “x” on GUI, and 3 new versions (US, RU, 3rd) have been added. Those 3 new versions are based on thorough analysis of 3 different hardware models of that vintage effect.

More information: Mokafix Audio


Mokafix Audio announces new Distortion Stompbox emulations

Mokafix Audo Distortion effects

Mokafix Audio has announced a new series of distortion stompbox emulation effect plug-ins for Windows.

After the release of a first batch of six fuzz and distortions VST effects and the two popular NoAmp! and Metal-Clone freeware FXs, Mokafix Audio announces a new series of distortion stompboxes emulations.

Those FXs will be available as PC VST plugins and will cover a range of vintage distortion and overdrive tones.

Each effect is based on the original effect schematics and features all the processes of the original circuit (DC filtering, gain stages, clippers, tone filtering).

They have then all been fine tuned with specific audio material to match the tone and dynamic response of the real stompboxes, in order to guarantee a faithful reproduction of the original tones and realistic analogue behaviours.

The distortion effect plug-ins for Windows PC (VST) are scheduled for release by the end of February.

More information: Mokafix Audio


D16 Group updates Devastor to v1.2.0

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D16 Group Devastor

D16 Group has released version 1.2.0 of Devastor, a Multiband Distortion Unit for Windows and Mac.

Devastor consists of three blocks: dynamic-gain module, diode-clipper distortion and three filter sections. Each of the filters can process the signal before or after the diode-clipper. The filters are not the peaking EQ type which are used in classic multiband distortion They are like those found in analog synthesizers (low pass, high pass, band pass and band reject)- with adjustable resonance and cutoff. As a result, Devastor has a completely unique sound – just check out the Factory Presets.

Changes since Devastor v1.0

  • New features:
    • Full compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6.x).
    • Distortion function can be selected from six predefined functions.
    • Dry/Wet parameter has been added.
    • Processing quality settings have been added.
    • Filters can be turned off now.
    • Bank of presets and Midi CC mapping available at startup can be customised (factory settings, empty slots and user defined files are available).
    • Recently used load/save directory is now stored within plugin’s ini file.
    • Presets storing method can be customised.
  • Changes:
    • CPU usage has been optimized about 25.
    • Range of filters’ resonance has been widened.
    • Filters’ frequency calculations has been improved.
    • Midi learn functionality was improved.
    • Preset management was improved.
    • Presets and Midi CC map filenaming was changed regarding to changes in all d16′s plugins. Loading of old files is fully supported.
    • Factory presets were updated.
  • Bug fixes:
    • GUI issues and conflicts occuring during simultaneous work with other D16 plugins- fixed.
    • VU meters refreshing issues – fixed.
    • Pop-up menus displaying issues – fixed.
    • Problems with plugin installed in user defined folders (Mac VST only) – fixed.
  • Known issues:
    • Due to adding of new parameters some hosts can notify about changes during loading old projects. However it should not cause any problems with them.

Devastor is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 35 EUR. It is also included in various bundles.

More information: D16 Group / Devastor