u-he launches public beta of Presswerk dynamics processor

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 25, 2014 sticky - comment 0 comments

u-he has launched a public beta of Presswerk, a dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

u-he Presswerk

After Satin, Presswerk is our second construction kit, this time for all sorts of classical compressors.

It’s got a large number of parameters and use cases. To make things easy – or less intimidating – Presswerk comes with a set of “vintage views” which limit its parameters to common use scenarios. With those you’ll feel at home immediately, and you can always go back to the full parameter set if you need more saturation or a less gentle knee. And of course, you can use Presswerk to create your own compressor that never was.

Most importantly, some vintage views allow for the display of sticker graphics to remind you which track you’re on!

The public beta is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: u-he


Schaak Audio updates Transient Shaper plugin to v2.50

Schaak Audio has released version 2.50 of Transient Shaper, a transient processor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Schaak Audio Transient Shaper

Transient Shaper allows shaping the dynamics with 2 knobs only, making it uniquely easy and fast to use – yet its sonic manipulation scape ranges from gate-like to compressor-like.

Changes in Transient Shaper v2.5

  • Seamlessly resizeable user interface.
  • VST3 support.
  • x64 support for all formats including VST.
  • Backwards-compatible to v2.04.

Transient Shaper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 49 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Schaak Audio / Transient Shaper


Sound Radix intros Drum Leveler compressor/expander

Sound Radix has announced Drum Leveler, a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander.

Sound Radix Drum Leveler

By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler easily achieves the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range.

Unlike traditional envelope-followers that detect incoming levels and utilize VCA to apply gain changes, Drum Leveler runs an advanced new algorithm that takes full advantage of the digital domain – allowing unparalleled control over your drums’ dynamics.

Drum Leveler is powerful yet easy to use. It will help you achieve solid driving grooves, improve clarity and add punch to any percussive performance.

Drum Leveler features

  • Transparent, beat detection-based simultaneous upward & downward compressor/expander.
  • Applies gain to each beat individually to achieve set target level.
  • Gain change is applied right at the start of the beat, to avoid compressor artifacts within the beat.
  • Set a gain processing range to affect only specific beats within a track.
  • Easy to use and Intuitive user interface.

Drum Leveler is currently in beta and will be available in November 2014.

More information: Sound Radix


Avid releases Pro Multiband Dynamics & Pro Subharmonic plugins

Avid has announced the release of Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic, two new Avid Artist Suite series audio plug-ins that help audio professionals quickly and easily create optimized audio mixes that stand out from the crowd.

Avid Pro Multiband Dynamics

The new Avid Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic audio plug-ins, part of the newly expanded Pro Series, deliver on Avid Everywhere™ by giving customers the efficient, flexible, and high-quality tools they need to quickly and easily create optimized audio mixes that stand out from the crowd.

Avid Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic are designed for professionals who demand the highest-quality tools for audio post and music production. These new plug-ins build on the openness and flexibility that are key tenets of Avid Everywhere, featuring compatibility with AAX Native 64, AAX DSP 64, and AudioSuite 64 formats for Pro Tools® | HDX, Pro Tools | Native, and other systems running Pro Tools 11 and higher.

These new plug-ins join the existing Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, and Pro Limiter options to form a complete suite of audio processing tools that offer professionals a powerful, easy way to handle complex audio post sessions and low-latency monitoring during multi-track recording sessions. Additionally, Avid Pro Series plug-ins are capable of working with 7.1 surround sound formats, enabling users to efficiently create the high-quality, complex mixes that clients today demand.

“The world’s leading audio professionals use Pro Series plug-ins to create high-quality mixes in the most demanding music and audio post-production environments,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “The new Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic plug-ins help customers take on the most demanding projects with even greater power and flexibility, and deliver high-quality mixes faster and easier than ever.”

The plug-ins are available for purchase for MSRP $299 USD, 239 EUR excluding VAT. Rental pricing: 31-day rental $49 USD, 7-day rental $19 USD.

More information: Avid


Synthblitz Audio updates DNX-03 Multiband Compressor to v2.0

Related: , , Posted in news on Oct 09, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Synthblitz Audio has released version 2.0 of DNX-03 Multiband Compressor, a three-band stereo compressor effect plug-in for Windows.

Synthblitz Audio DNX-03 Multiband Compressor

DNX-03 is now equipped with a new system of saturation that allows it to work in full VA mode.

Version 2.0 introduces new compressors for the frequency bands and new parameters for the attack times and the compression ratio. Changed also are the parameters of the frequency band which now starts from 33Hz up to 18,000Hz for full control from the subwoofer to the super high. The limiter is even faster and works also with the deepest bass.

Now there is a possibility to choose different combinations through functions of “tube” and “limiter”, and in fact are allowed 4 different ways to operate with DNX-03, for major details how to use the different modes consult the add-on manual.

Fine tuning and new shortcuts have been added to the control knobs.

VU meter has been rebuilt (full scale over 6du), increased the number of LEDs and changed the scale of values for the peak meter and the reduction meters, ​​which now start from -0.1 dB to allow a more accurate check up in mastering sessions.

DNX-03 for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for 19 EUR. The v2.0 update is free for registered DNX-03 users.

More information: Synthblitz Audio / DNX-03 Multiband Compressor


More posts that match this tag

Waves releases EMI TG12345 Channel Strip

Waves has announced the release of the Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345, a channel strip effect plug-in modeled after a legendary solid-state console from EMI. Waves and Abbey Road Studios bring to life the legendary … read more

Outbound link: Waves / EMI TG12345 – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 08, 2014 - comment 0 comments

HOFA Plugins releases IQ-Limiter effect plugin

HOFA Plugins has announced the release of IQ-Limiter, a brickwall limiter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. If you’re looking for the (mastering) limiter, that simply makes maximally loud, you’ve finally found it. Where other … read more

Outbound link: HOFA Plugins / IQ-Limiter – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 02, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Lindell Plugins intros FET Compressor, passive EQ & preamp/filter plugins

Lindell Audio has announced the launch of Lindell Plugins, a joint venture between Lindell Audio and LSR Audio. Modelled upon the hugely popular and highly affordable 500 Series Hardware 6X-500, 7X-500 and PEX-500 analogue processors, … read more

PSP Audioware updates Xenon limiter plugin to v1.5

PSP Audioware has released version 1.5 of its brickwall limiter plug-in PSP Xenon, which includes new true peak mode, extended noise shaping and more. PSP Xenon is a full band, dual-stage limiter plug-in (AudioUnit, VST … read more

Outbound link: PSP Audioware / Xenon – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Sep 29, 2014 - comment 0 comments

DMG Audio updates Compassion, EQuality, EQuick, EQuilibrium & PitchFunk

DMG Audio has updated the Compassion compressor to version 1.12, the EQuality equalizer to version 1.24, and the EQuick & EQuilibrium equalizer plug-ins and PitchFunk pitch/multi-fx processor to version 1.08. DMG Audio EQuilibrium, flexible EQ … read more

Universal Audio releases AMS Neve RMX16 Digital Reverb & Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor Plug-Ins

Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD v7.10 Software, which includes the AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb and Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A plug-ins. Developed over a two-year period by AMS founder Mark Crabtree, the new … read more

ToneBoosters plug-ins now available in Audio Evolution Mobile for Android

eXtream Software Development has announced that the selected ToneBoosters effect plug-ins are now available in Audio Evolution Mobile for Android. A first ToneBoosters effect pack containing the Barricade (brickwall limiter), DeEsser, Gate and Reverb effects … read more

PSP Audioware updates MasterComp to v1.8.0

PSPaudioware has released version 1.8.0 of PSP MasterComp, a mastering compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. PSP MasterComp is a high fidelity stereo dynamics processor (plug-in VST, RTAS and AAX for Windows; AudioUnit, AAX, … read more

Outbound link: PSP Audioware / PSP MasterComp – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Sep 09, 2014 - comment 0 comments

MasterMix Buss Compressor 50% off at Minimal System

Minimal System has announced a limited time sale on the MasterMix Buss Compressor, an analogue modelled buss compression effect plug-in for Windows. The MasterMix Buss Compressor is a labour of love for us here at … read more

DDMF releases The Strip channel strip effect plugin

DDMF has announced the release of The Strip, a new channel strip effect plugin for Windows and Mac. It features an EQ (four peaking, a cutting and a shelving band), a gate and a compressor … read more

Outbound link: DDMF / The Strip – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Sep 01, 2014 - comment 0 comments

FXpansion DCAM Dynamics 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has launched a Friday Flash Sale on DCAM Dynamics, offering a 50% discount on the bundle of effect plug-ins by FXpansion. FXpansion DCAM Dynamics offers a variety of different flavours of high-quality circuit-modelled … read more

db audioware updates Sidechain Compressor & Sidechain Gate to v2.0

db audioware has released version 2.0 of Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate, two effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac. Sidechain Compressor is a flexible VST/AU compressor plug-in. It can be used as a regular channel … read more

Outbound link: db audioware – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 29, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Plugin Boutqiue launches Friday Flash Sale on Cakewalk Rapture, Dimension Pro, Z3TA+2 & CA-2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier

Plugin Boutqiue has announced a Friday Flash Sale, offering up to 85% off the Rapture, Dimension Pro, Z3TA+2 and CA-2A T-Type Leveling Amplifier plug-ins from Cakewalk. Maybe our biggest Flash Friday Sale yet – Cakewalk … read more

Matthieu Brucher releases ATKLimiter effect plugin

Matthieu Brucher has announced ATKLimiter, a free limiter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. I’m happy to announce the release of one new limiter plugin based on the Audio Toolkit. It is available on Windows … read more

Outbound link: Matthieu Brucher / ATKLimiter – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 21, 2014 - comment 0 comments

vladg/sound releases Nova-67P equalizer plugin

vladg/sound has announced Nova-67P, a free equalizer/compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. Nova-67P is a parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor. The compressor can optionally operate in frequency dependent and split-band modes. … read more