Plugin Boutique Partner Focus: MeterPlugs plugins 30% off

Plugin Boutique is offering a 30% discount on MeterPlugs plug-ins as part of its Partner Focus.

30% off MeterPlugs

MeterPlugs is the meter plug-in company. Their sole focus is to provide you with exceptionally well-crafted meter and analysis plug-ins. No hardware, no effects, only meters.

MeterPlugs was founded in 2009 by Ian Kerr, in response to the loudness wars. Their plugins are suitable for mixing and mastering engineers who want an open, nuanced and natural sound. So put that compressor away, lose the loudness war, and make great music.

MeterPlugs plug-ins

  • K-Meter — Over the past twenty years, music has been getting louder and louder. New recording equipment and software have made it possible to produce extremely compressed audio. But is this really what listeners want? K-Meter offers an alternative by encouraging greater use of dynamic range. If you want your tunes to sound more open, nuanced and natural, this fully-compliant K-System meter is for you.
  • Perception — Ever wonder, “how loud should my music be?” Many people prefer louder music – that’s how the loudness wars started – but too much “loudness processing” can do more harm than good… Squashed, dull, flat sound – or even pumping and distortion. Now, with Perception, you can zero in on your music’s loudness “sweet spot”.
  • LCAST Stereo & LCAST Surround — LCAST makes it easy to take loudness and true-peak measurements. It supports all the major loudness standards and has easy-to-use presets for the most popular ones: ATSC A/85 (CALM Act), ITU BS.1770 and EBU R128. Mono, stereo and surround formats are all compatible (surround only available in LCAST Surround). Use LCAST with Logic, Final Cut Pro X, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper and more. LCAST has everything you need to create broadcast-ready audio.

The MeterPlugs plug-ins are available at 30% off until March 10th, 2015.

More information: Plugin Boutique / MeterPlugs

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Voxengo updates Polysquasher compressor plugin to v2.5

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Voxengo has announced version 2.5 of Polysquasher, a mastering compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Voxengo Polysquasher

Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent. Transparent compression action is a cornerstone for any mastering compressor. Transparency of audio signal processing is necessary to preserve all existing elements in the mix, while compression itself is necessary to make the mix sound uniform to other mixes (tracks) and to make it sound more solid and “glued”.

Changes in Polysquasher v2.5

  • Added VST3 support.
  • Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
  • Added “Brown” and “White” color schemes.
  • Redesigned the infrastructure controls.

Polysquasher for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $79.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Polysquasher

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Waves releases dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter plugin

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Waves has announced the release of the dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter effect plug-in for Native and SoundGrid.

Waves dbx 160

Considered one of the best drum compressors ever, the original dbx® 160 stands tall among its peers, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD. The fast-acting dbx 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s, and later models in the 160 series also became industry standards.

Created in collaboration with dbx, the Waves dbx 160 compressor / limiter plugin is an authentic-sounding software version of this storied piece of hardware. In addition to its meticulous modeling of the vintage compressor, the Waves dbx 160 plugin incorporates unique and exclusive features not found in the original hardware, such as Waves’ MS Matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component. The result is a must-have compressor / limiter for use in the studio, live, or both.

dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter plugin features

  • Created in collaboration with dbx®.
  • Meticulous modeling of the original dbx® 160 compressor.
  • Designed for both studio and live use.
  • MS matrix.
  • Mix & noise controls.
  • Stereo component.

The plug-in is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $150 USD).

More information: Waves / dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter

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Cableguys updates VolumeShaper plugin to v4.0.1

Cableguys has released version 4.0.1 of VolumeShaper, an effect plug-in that lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail.

Cableguys VolumeShaper 4

From multiband sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.

Changes in VolumeShaper v4.0.1

  • When running in One-Shot mode, the LFO could sometimes add a short click sound.
  • Fixed a small UI bug in the MIDI setup screen.
  • Improved multi-selection of waveform points.
  • Improved compatibility with Cubase 8.
  • Improved compatibility with OS X Yosemite.

VolumeShaper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 30 EUR/$40 USD incl. VAT. It is also part of the Cableguys Bundle, which offers a 40% savings over the individual purchase of Curve, FilterShaper, VolumeShaper, and MidiShaper.

More information: Cableguys / VolumeShaper 4

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Plugin Boutique launches sale on Lindell Audio plugins

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on Lindell Audio, offering a 30% discount on its preamp, equalizer, compressor, and channel strip plug-ins.

30% off Lindell Audio

Lindell Audio features

  • 6X-500 class A preamp + versatile filters — The Six X Five Hundred is a mono/stereo channel transformer coupled Preamplifier and Passive 2 Band Equalizer. The Preamp is an all discrete design based upon our hybrid amplifier.
  • 7X-500 FET feedback compressor — The Seven X Five Hundred is a mono/stereo channel compressor/limiter. It’s a FET (field effect transistor) design that incorporate some new and exclusive features such as “High Pass Sidechain Filter”, “Mix Knob” mix between dry and wet signal (parallel compression).
  • PEX-500 passive Pultec style EQ — The PEX Five Hundred is a mono/stereo channel transformer coupled Passive Pultec Equalizer. It’s an all discrete design based upon our hybrid amplifier.
  • ChannelX channel strip — The Channel X bundle contains the 3 plugins: The 6X-500 preamp/filters plugin, 7X-500 FET compressor and PEX-500 passive EQ plugin.

The Lindell Audio plugins for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) are available from Plugin Boutique at a 30% discount until February 26th, 2015.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Lindell Audio

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