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Ignite Amps releases Emissary tube amplifier plugin

Ignite Amps has launched Emissary, a custom tube amplifier effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Ignite Amps Emmisary
Front and back

It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Ryan Huthnance (The Seer/Gaped/Chrome Bison/Emissary Studios) by Ignite Amps, in 2014.

The Emissary is a no compromise custom amp built for the kill. Featuring a very versatile clean channel that ranges from pristine cleans to slightly overdriven tones and a mean lead channel designed for serious bone-crushing distortions, it offers a very wide tonal palette for the modern metal musician.

Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye on CPU performance and real-time playability at the same time.

The plug-in GUI has been 3D modeled and rendered by Voger Design, in order to resemble the real amplifier as much as possible.

The Emissary is meant to be used as a virtual guitar amplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Emissary is available as freeware. The plug-in competes in the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: Ignite Amps / Emissary

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vladg/sound releases Nova-67P equalizer plugin

vladg/sound has announced Nova-67P, a free equalizer/compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

vladg/sound Nova-67P

Nova-67P is a parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor. The compressor can optionally operate in frequency dependent and split-band modes. In this case the plugin operates as a parallel dynamic equalizer.

Nova-67P is my submission to KVR Developer Challenge DC14! Okay, I didn’t have enough time to prepare truly “commercial looking” plugin but the concept is too cool to drop it away.

Nova-67P features

  • 5 bands parallel equalizer with auto-gain.
  • Optional high-pass and low-pass filters.
  • Full-band frequency dependent and/or split-band compression.
  • Side-chain filtering and pre-emphasis.
  • Third-octave real-time spectrum analysis.
  • External side-chain support.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Hardcore UI style.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: vladg/sound / Nova-67P

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TimeDomain releases EpiCentre FSU plugin

TimeDomain has released EpiCentre, a free a distortion/FSU effect designed with minimal controls, to get fast and dirty results.

TimeDomain EpiCentre

EpiCentre will shatter, rock and rumble your audio. Created for the KVR Developers Challenge 2014.

Custom coded in C++, oversampled where useful, SSE2 optimizations of some critical code and ZDF filters for smooth modulation. GUI by Sebastian Heemsath aka Halma.

EpiCentre features

  • 25x Distortion/FSU/Filter Effects.
  • Mix Control.
  • Gain Control.
  • Low & High Tilt Filters.

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST). It was designed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: TimeDomain

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LVC-Audio releases Toned & TonedPLUS plug-ins

LVC-Audio has announced the release of Toned and TonedPLUS, two tone shaping effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

LVC-Audio TonedPLUS
TonedPLUS is a specialized tone shaping plugin with selectable analog modeling.

Toned is released as part of the KVR DC 14, and is a free plugin. TonedPLUS expands on many of the features of Toned. Both plugins are designed for two-track busses or mastering. They feature a three-band tone matrix (switchable to two-bands), and a specially-designed high pass filter.

Both plugins also use the same analog modeling engine found in PreAMPed. Toned contains a fixed analog model, while TonedPLUS allows users to select between 7 different input coupling types (e.g., IC, discrete, transformers, etc.) and 5 different amp types.

Toned is available as a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014. TonedPLUS (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD until August 31st, 2014.

More information: LVC-Audio

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Forward Audio releases fa FractionalDelay

Forward Audio has launched fa FractionalDelay, a free phase alignment and time manipulation effect plug-in for Windows.

Forward Audio Fractional Delay

It uses an oversampling and interpolation algorithm to apply signal delays with a precision of 0.000001 Samples. With this possibillity it does phase aligments between microphone signals even with varying microphone or sound source distances during the recording. It gives you the ability to improve your postproduction of live/studio recordings when moving musicians or microphones can complicate phase relations. In that case, use your DAW automation to smoothly fade between single delay amounts.

Nevertheless, with a correct DAW routing and multiple instances of fa FractionalDelay, you can also apply stereo effects like moving haas delays, create colorful filter textures like a moving comb filter (similar to a really slow phaser effect) or do manual artifical double tracking with varying delays.

fa FractionDelay features

  • Signal delaying with a precision of 0.000001 Samples (Maximum of 100,000 Samples).
  • Phase alignment of varying microphone distances via DAW automation.
  • Oversampling with 2x-8x.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Enter delay values in samples, ms, meter & foot.
  • Editable Min-Max-Values of the Delayknob.
  • Unique flexible user interface.
  • Available as VST 2 for Windows (VST/AU for Mac currently in development).

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST), as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: Forward Audio / FractionalDelay

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Acon Digital releases Multiply chorus plugin

Acon Digital has released Multiply, a free and versatile chorus effect with a unique twist.

Acon Digital Multiply

Each simulated voice is processed with a phase randomizing filter so that unpleasant comb filter effects are avoided. The effect can be used to simulate the effect of several performers playing the same tones simultaneously, to widen the spatial image or to create special effects for sound design.

Multiply can simulate up to 6 additional voices and both the pitch and the loudness of the voices can be modulated. There is also an integrated equalizer consisting of low cut, low shelf, high shelf and high cut filters that can be applied to the effect signal. An integrated pre-delay section makes it possible to create modulated and diffuse echo effects.

Multiply features

  • Chorus effect with up to six separate voices.
  • Randomized phase filters in order to avoid comb filtering effects while keeping delay times short.
  • Amplitude modulation.
  • Frequency modulation.
  • Adjustable pre-delay.
  • Integrated equalizer for the effect signal.
  • Graphical visualization of equalizer frequency response.
  • Undo and redo parameter changes.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Preset manager.
  • Save, load and categorize user presets.

Multiply is available as a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU). It is part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: Acon Digital / Multiply

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KVR Developer Challenge 2014 – Download & Vote

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KVR Audio has announced that its Developer Challenge 2014 contest has entered the voting stage.

KVR Developer Challenge 2014

The time is here! The KVR Developer Challenge 2014 entries are now live and available for free download for everyone. Go get ‘em from: www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2014

There are 37 entries: 29 run on Windows, 9 on Mac OS X, 1 on Linux, 1 on iOS and 6 are Soundware for other products.

Thank you and congratulations to all developers for getting your entries in. Good luck.

Donations for the prize fund stand at $1337… thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Let’s see if we can break $2000 before voting closes on 25th August, 2014. You can make a donation to the prize fund here – thanks.

We’ll announce each entry in its own news item over the coming week but of course you can download them all from the KVRDC14 page straight away.

More information: KVR Developer Challenge 2014

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