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SoundToys launches Hot and Heavy Holidays

SoundToys Hot and Heavy Holidays

SoundToys has announced its href=”” title=”Hot and Heavy Holidays”>Hot and Heavy Holidays, offering discounts on its Devil-Loc and Radiator plug-ins for a limited time.

Add some serious excitement to your mix with Devil-Loc’s crushing heavy compression, and Radiator’s warm tube flavor, tone and drive.

Unleash both of them on vocals, guitars, synths – anything that needs more kick in the attitude. Plus they are red and green and that’s crazy festive.

The Devil-Loc and Radiator plug-ins are available to purchase for $99 USD each until December 24th, 2013 (regular $129 USD each). Free versions of Devil-Loc or Little Radiator can be upgraded for $69 USD each during this promotion.

More information: SoundToys / Hot and Heavy Holidays

Native Instruments launches High-Octane Holidays Giveaway

Native Instruments High-Octane Giveaway

Native Instruments has announced a holiday giveaway as a thank you to all users. Until December 31, two special gifts are available for download from the Native Instruments website.

Producers get SUPERCHARGER – a versatile compressor effect delivering warm, colorful, tube-style compression, modeled from a one-of-a-kind hardware unit.

NI’s DJ community gets four new Remix Sets for TRAKTOR’s Remix Decks based on some of the latest MASCHINE Expansions.

Native Instruments are also giving away a $25 / 25 € / ¥ 2,500 e-voucher for the NI Online Shop.

SUPERCHARGER delivers warm, responsive tube compression. The effect is particularly simple to use, with just a few clearly laid-out controls providing a wide range of sounds from subtle warmth to complete devastation. The input knob and convenient visual display allow producers to set exactly the right input level to drive the compressor.

Native Instruments Supercharger

Once the input level is set, producers can quickly dial in a wide range of compression effects using a single ‘Compress’ knob. The Compress knob is a macro knob, automatically adjusting multiple parameters including make-up gain, the responsiveness of the release control, and the degree of saturation. This means that each position of the dial provides an ideal setting. Punch and Dirt buttons deliver added impact and saturation. SUPERCHARGER complements the existing range of KOMPLETE studio effects with harmonically-rich tube sound, and is optimized for use in MASCHINE.

NI Traktor Remix Sets

Four new TRAKTOR Remix Sets provide essential loops and samples from the MASCHINE Expansions ELECTRIC VICE, PULSWERK, LAZER DICE, and STATIC FRICTION. TRAKTOR Remix Sets are premium-grade loop and one-shot sample packs, configured for use in the Remix Decks in NI’s flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 DJ software. Using Remix Decks, DJs can explore new expressive possibilities and live remixing. All four TRAKTOR Remix Sets are available together as a free download.

These special offers are available for free from the NI website. From January 2014, Supercharger will cost $49 USD / 49 EUR. The e-voucher expires on December 31, 2013.

More information: Native Instruments / High-Octane Holidays

Klanghelm updates DC1A & DC8C compressor plugins

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Klanghelm DC1A 2

Klanghelm Audio Plugins has released version 2 of the free compressor plug-in DC1A, and version 2.1 of DC8C, the advanced compressor effect plugin.

I’ve just updated the popular free compressor DC1A to the compression engine of its big brother DC8C 2.

DC1A 2 offers a few more tricks than its predecessor, such as compression with negative ratios and dual mono operation. Since the sound has changed, DC1A 2 has a new plugin id, so that you’re able to use V1 alongside with V2 in your projects.

DC8C has been updated too.

Changes in DC1A 2 / DC8C v2.1

  • New GUI(s), dedicated GUIs for each easy mode too.
  • New metering, much more detailed and accurate.
  • New dual mono switch for the easy modes.
  • Mac RTAS is now officially supported.
  • Less CPU consumption.
  • Removed DC offset from saturation.
  • Overall better handling of extreme settings.
  • With no oversampling selected DC8C is zero latency now.

DC1A is available to download as freeware, DC8C costs 20 EUR. The update is free for current users.

More information: Klanghelm Audio

Code Diggers releases DQ Band Dynamics Rack Extension

Code Diggers has launched DQ, a band dynamics Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Code Diggers DQ

DQ is a band dynamic processor for vocal de-essing, drum punch reduction or accentuation, sidechain bass reduction and generic surgical band compression and expanding for creative and mixing purposes.

DQ features

  • Compression and expanding modes.
  • Steep 96 db/oct filters for precise detection range selection.
  • Configurable up to 20 ms lookahead time for sharp transient handling.
  • Sidechain input (with passthru output for convenience).
  • Intuitive preview modes.
  • Detector cv output and processor cv input for use with other devices.
  • 64-bit internal processing and optional 2x oversampling.

The DQ Rack Extension costs 35 EUR.

More information: Code Diggers DQ

Sound Magic releases Nautilus expansion for Neo DynaMaster

Sound Magic Nautilus

Sound Magic has announced the release of Nautilus, an all purpose extension pack for Neo DynaMaster.

This extension pack contain many types of dynamic processing for you to use, including simultaneous compression and expansion, Vocal Optical Compression, Drum Compressor, Noise gate, New York Compression, Auto Release Limiters, Neo Loudness and other 30 types of different dynamic processor. With this pack, you can release the full power of Neo DynaMaster and can find ideal dynamic processing in all cases.

Neo DynaMaster is a full-featured, multi-purpose stereo dual dynamics processor utilising a unique custom designed metering system and modelling engine, providing emulations of many vintage units, e.g. SSL, Tube-Tech and so on.

Neo DynaMaster performs simultaneous compression and expansion allowing more complex dynamics response curves than common compressors and provides huge scope to engineer your final sound. Neo DynaMaster’s intuitive GUI allows you to precisely edit view the dynamics response curve which is essential if you want to take full control of your dynamic range.

The Nautilus extension pack is a free download for all Neo DynaMaster users.

More information: Sound Magic / Neo DynaMaster

112dB updates Redline Reverb, Redline Monitor, Big Blue Limiter & Big Blue Compressor

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112dB has updated its 64-bit plugins Redline Reverb, Redline Monitor, Big Blue Limiter and Big Blue Compressor to version 1.0.8, 1.0.6, 1.1.2, and 1.0.2.

112dB Big Blue Compressor
Big Blue Compressor gets a new graphic user interface.

Big Blue Compressor features a brand new alternative skin designed by Scott Kane. All updates include an important bug fix for 64-bit VST users.

Changes in 112dB plugins

  • 64-bit VST version sometimes caused a crash on Windows systems with more than 4 gig memory.
  • Sample rate wasn’t retrieved correctly from the host (AU).
  • Latency wasn’t communicated correctly to certain hosts.
  • Several potential memory leaks have been resolved.

The updates are free for all registered users.

More information: 112dB

ToneBoosters releases TB BusCompressor + Plugins updated to v3.0

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ToneBoosters TB BusCompressor

ToneBooster has announced TB BusCompressor, a compressor effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

TB BusCompressor is a very transparent, all-round dynamics processor designed to be able to handle everything from single tracks to complex, full mixes. Even with ultra-short attack and release settings, harmonic distortion is extremely low (often better than -150 dB re FS*), and CPU load is typically below 0.5% (depending on hardware).

Besides the conventional controls for threshold, ratio, attack and release, TB BusCompressor features a variable soft knee, a dry/wet mixer for New York / parallel compression, a dedicated ‘upward compression’ mode, and an auto-release mode. Furthermore, the amount of bass fed into the side chain / level detector can be adjusted as well in a dedicated ‘expert settings’ menu.

TB BusCompressor features

  • Support of all sampling rates from 44.1 up to 192 kHz.
  • Transparent compressor suitable for a wide range of audio material.
  • Auto-release mode, and variable ‘dynamic release’ operation.
  • Upward and downward compression modes.
  • New York style / parallel compression supported by integrated dry/wet mixer.
  • Very light on the CPU.
  • Visual indication of effective compressor curve, including effect of dry/wet mixing.

TB BusCompressor for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.

ToneBooster has also updates all plug-ins for version 3.0.

Changes in ToneBooster 3.0

  • All plugins
    • Complete GUI redesigns.
    • Variety of bug fixes, optimizations, improvements.
    • Major improvement on how plugin parameters are mapped onto automation data and external controllers.
    • Option to manually enter parameter values by right-click on rotary controls.
    • Added mouse-wheel functionality to drop-down menus.
    • Improved host automation for all X/Y editors.
  • Barricade
    • Autosaturation replaced by intelligent multi-band limiter.
    • Lookahead now expressed in ms.
    • 33% reduction in latency.
    • CPU load reduction on OSX (VST+AU).
  • Reelbus
    • Complete redesign of saturation module, giving much smoother sound.
    • Removed certain gimmicks (tape stop, noise reduction).
    • Lost presets are recovered.
    • Latency reduced to just 4 samples due to true analog emulation.
    • Aprox 15% CPU load reduction.
  • BusCompressor – Release of all new, low-complexity, high-quality compressor.
  • Equalizer – Added several new filter types (notch filter, bandpass filter, Pultec-style shelving filters).
  • TimeMachine
    • Enabled continuous change of (re)sampling rate.
    • Addition of analog saturation module (with drive and mix controls).
    • TimeMachine is now part of the TrackEssentials bundle.
  • FlX / FlX4
    • Approximately 30% CPU load reduction on OSX (VST+AU).
    • Improved GUI responsiveness.
  • EBULoudness – Increase in GUI refresh rate for smoother metering.
  • Ferox/Omnisone/Module/EZQ/IsoneSurround/HumRemover/XYTool – These guys are enjoying their retirement.

More information: ToneBoosters

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

DMG Audio

DMG Audio has released updates for EQuality (1.22), Compassion (1.10), EQuick (1.06), EQuilibrium (1.06) and PitchFunk (1.06).

This is a fairly major stability update. There’s been a lot of time spent tracking down every last weirdness and instability, and the results from testing for this release are extremely positive.

All reported stability issues have been addressed. No major new features, but a lot of optimisations, nips and tucks. Please note that this version does NOT include support for PPC or OS X 10.4.

Changes in the updated plug-ins

  • All
    • Versioning display for binaries.
    • Significant reduction in load/save times.
    • All-round optimisation and tidying.
    • Ceased support for 10.4. 10.5 now required. PPC still supported.
    • Improvements for RTAS versions.
    • Fix sample rate related issues for AU.
    • Improvements for AAX Automation.
    • Improvements for redraw strategy on OS X.
    • Improvements for UIs for AU&Cocoa.
    • Fix mousewheel handling on Windows.
    • Fix UI resizing in Live 9 Mac.
    • Fix obscure crash bug related to Analyser usage.
    • Fix crash when closing UI for Cocoa AUs.
    • Fix obscure UI bug with mouse in specific location while preset loading.
    • Move Windows presets to My Documents to improve Win7/8 usage.
    • Added warning box if file save/load fails.
  • EQuilibrium:
    • Experimental preference to allow extended band frequency range at higher sample rates.
    • Optimise redraw speed.
    • Grouped Undo/Redo.
    • Fix rare crash bugs.
    • Automating bypass buttons with shortcut in AAX fixed.
    • Fix 4th order shelves in parallel mode.
    • Fix pops with some band types.
    • Fix “fiddly” gain dragging issue.
    • Fix Meter Ballistics pref.
    • Improve handling of Avid control surfaces.
    • Fix crash with loading corrupt presets.
    • Fix obscure crash bug related to Analyser usage.
    • Fix obscure UI bug with mouse in specific location while preset loading.
  • EQuick
    • Fix “node stuck at top of graph” bug.
    • Fix black-screen bug.
    • Fix obscure race-condition bug.
    • Fix obscure crash bug related to Analyser usage.
  • EQuality
    • Fix obscure crash bug related to Analyser usage.

More information: DMG Audio