Minimal System Instruments has announced the release of the Mastering Limiter, an advanced peak limiter effect plug-in for Windows.
The Mastering Limiter’s lookahead peak limiter algorithm provides the mixing and mastering engineer with the capability to increase resolution and production master levels with precise control. Specifically designed for mastering, digital editing, multimedia, and any application that requires limiting of the digital signal with highest quality; the Mastering Limiter is perfect addition to your mixing and mastering tool set.
In order to ensure the maximum possible resolution of a processed signal, it is very highly recommended that the Mastering Limiter be used last in the processing chain.
The Mastering Limiter costs £9.99 GBP (Windows VST).
Since Martin Eastwood Audio’s official website is no longer up, its free audio effect plug-ins are now available to download from this page, by kind permission of Martin.
Martin Eastwood’s compressor, harmonizer & reverb effect plug-ins.
Duet — Win VST Double-tracking/harmonizer effect developed to enhance vocals or instruments, such as guitars, by thickening the sound and adding a rich glossy sheen to your audio material. Duet works by independently pitch-shifting the left and right inputs using a novel synchronous overlap and add technique, allowing pitch to be manipulated in real-time while still maintaining the time duration of the audio.
Compressive CM — Win VST / Mac VST External side chain analogue modeled RMS compressor with a brickwall limiter. The external side contains a 3-band EQ and mid/side controls to allow complete control of audio dynamics.
Compressive — Win VST Suite of professional quality audio compressors. Includes Compressive Pro (external side chain vintage analog modeled RMS compressor) and Compressive Lite with a reduced feature set for minimum CPU usage.
Mverb — Win VST / Mac VST / Linux VST / Source Studio quality, open-source reverb. Its release was intended to provide a practical demonstration of Dattorro’s figure-of-eight reverb structure and provide the open source community with a high quality reverb.
Note: There is no official support for these plug-ins.
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning mixing engineer Manny Marroquin takes the Waves Signature Series to a new level with six hybrid plugins that bring his unique workflow to your studio.
Alongside his personalized versions of tried-and-true favorites like EQ, reverb, delay and distortion, Manny introduces the innovative new Tone Shaper and Triple D plugins which are destined to become mixing essentials as well.
Combining inspiration from his impressive collection of unique and boutique hardware, together with the fruits of his imagination, the Manny Marroquin Signature Series gives you direct access to the same tools Manny uses to mix hit after hit after hit.
The collection is available to purchase for $299 USD.
iZotope has announced the release of Nectar Elements, the latest addition to the Nectar family of vocal plug-in effects.
Built on the same award-winning DSP as Nectar, Nectar Elements features an easy-to-use interface designed with the singer-songwriter, podcaster, or home recordist in mind. With ten vocal processing effects working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements simplifies vocal production, allowing users to focus on their sound, not their set-up.
“By introducing Nectar Elements, iZotope is pleased to offer single-click vocal production to a broader set of users,” says iZotope Product Manager, Brett Bunting. “Our vocal product line is focused on great sound and simple workflow. With Nectar Elements, anyone can quickly explore a wealth of complete vocal sounds, each with unique and intuitive control.”
Nectar Elements features dozens of Style presets that let you choose between a variety of classic and creative vocal styles, from Motown to Grunge to radio-ready podcast. Easily and quickly adjust the simple controls to find your voice and make it shine.
Nectar Elements features
Rapidly audition different vocal sounds with professionally-designed Style presets in a wide variety of Genres.
Personalize your sound with easy-to-use controls that drive sophisticated vocal processing.
Levels: Quickly get punchy vocals with the loudness you need for consistency across your tracks.
Space: Help settle your vocals into your mix with delays and reverbs that add ambience and “smoothing.”
Dedicated per-Style controls: Adjust intelligent sliders that perfectly complement the Genre and Style of choice.
EQ: Enhance and sculpt the tone of your voice, or adapt any Style to suit your sound’s needs.
De-Esser: Easily remove unwanted “ess” sounds and sibilance using just one intelligent slider.
Gate: Remove room tone and other unwanted noise quickly to get vocals crisp and broadcast-ready.
Automatic Pitch Correction: Fix out-of-tune notes so you can keep those “almost perfect” takes.
Nectar Elements is available to purchase for MSRP $129 USD / 99 EUR. Additional preset packs for Nectar and Nectar Elements are available for free.
Voxengo has released version 2.8 of Voxformer, a multi-functional vocal channel strip plugin for Windows and Mac.
The coolest feature of Voxformer is its one-knob vocal compressor. Using only a single knob, you can get a tight, open and definitive professional vocal sound with an excellent articulation in no time.
You do not have to worry about common ratio and make-up gain controls since they are automatically selected by the advanced compression algorithm while attack and release parameters are stored in a mode preset. Moreover, Voxformer features two compressors of this type, allowing you to apply either a two-band or a two-stage (serial) vocal compression.
Changes in Voxformer v2.8
The EQ curve is now hidden when the equalizer is set to “Off”.
Spectrum mode presets are now shared between all Voxengo plug-ins.
Voxformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $69.95 USD.
Sound Magic has launched Neo Multi Dynamic, a multi-band compressor / limiter effect plug-in for Windows.
Neo Multi Dynamic is the multi bands version for the acclaimed Neo Dynamic, which features a 4 bands dyanmic processing with the innovative Linkwitz-Riley Splitter to separate the frequency bands and then process them. This gives you a better sounding multi bands dyanmic processing because the Linkwitz-Riley Crossover filter tends to have the lowest phase distortion of all filters.
Neo Multi Dynamic is a new concept in dynamic processing technology. Different from ordinary compressors/limiters, Neo Multi Dynamic not only offers more sonic variety than traditional units, it is far easier to use.
Neo Multi Dynamic features
Internal 64 Bit double precision floating point.
Innovative Linkwitz-Riley Splitter Design.
10 compressors and limiters modelled after famous hardware.
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise) ranging from -63dB to -135dB, depeding on the type and settings chosen.
Powerful add-on system makes it easy to add additional compressors and limiters in the future.
Incredibly accurate modeling by Sound Magic’s award winning modeling technology.
Different plug-in version for use on Sidechain.
Up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.
Neo Multi Dynamic is available to purchase for 49 EUR (Windows VST/Supreme Piano 2 add-on).