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Psychic Modulation updates Aethereal to v1.2

Psychic Modulation Aethereal

Psychic Modulation has released version 1.2 of Aethereal, an ambient vector synth for creating evolving atmospheres and textures.

Aethereal has been updated to v1.2 with improved sound, lower cpu usage, and some extra features that make it better than ever. Also to replace the demo version is a fully-functional freeware version with a few limitations.

Changes in Aethereal v1.2

  • Overall sound improvements.
  • Added pitch drifting controls to each wave oscillator.
  • Improved delay section w/ feedback damping.
  • Updated filter section w/ keytracking.
  • GUI improvements.
  • Various minor bugfixes & improvements.

Aethereal is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC, priced at $39 USD.

Psychic Modulation Metatron

Psychic Modulation has also recently released Metatron.

Metatron designed specifically for the KVR Developer Challenge 2009, is a 2 oscillator analogue synthesizer with an arpeggiator that works alongside a gated modulation sequencer for creating unique rythmic patterns and sounds. The oscillator section uses waveforms that double up to create a phasing effect similar to pulse width, but for each waveform. This along with a powefull unison detune section and ring modulator give Metatron a rich, fat sound. With the addition of versatile graphical envelopes, LFO’s and other modulation options, Metatron becomes an instrument that can create complex sounds, but at the same time keeps it simple without trying to do everything, making it a perfect ‘go to’ synth for one-finger basslines, rhythmic techno leads, spacey gated pads and other creative arpeggiated sequences.

Metatron is available to download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Aethereal / Metatron

Matthew Lindsay NCL Phase EQ

Matthew Lindsay NCL Phase EQ

Matthew Lindsay NCL Phase EQ is a freeware equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.

NCL Phase EQ is a high quality six band stereo equalizer which allows simultaneous left/right and mid/side processing. It is also more than capable functioning in a more traditional EQing role.

Phase EQ has been designed to be both powerful and flexible yet easy to use. Controls and parameters have been set up to steer users in the right direction without being restrictive in function.

To ensure a high quality signal with a low signal to noise ratio 64 bit precision is used internally on the entire audio path. Optional oversampling is available for increased audio fidelity.

NCL Phase EQ features

  • 6 EQ bands.
  • 64 bit internal precision though out entire signal path.
  • Optional oversampling.
  • Simultaneous Left/Right and Mid/Side processing.
  • Optimized CPU usage.

NCL Phase EQ was developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2009. It is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC (1.67 MB).

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Matthew’s NCL EQ plug-ins is available to download here.

The Lower Rhythm updates Explor3r to v1.1

The Lower Rhythm Explor3r

The Lower Rhythm has released version 1.1 of Explor3r, a free monosynth plug-in for Windows.

Designed specifically for Kvraudio.com’s 2009 Developer’s Challenge, Explor3r is a three oscillator monosynth with channel-dedicated amplitude envelopes, lowpass filters and LFOs, all glued together with a matrix that allows both phase modulation and sync inputs on each oscillator to be fed by the output of any other oscillator (including itself). With the addition of global texturizing (tube saturation and noise w/high cut) and delay, Explor3r can create anything from fat, complex leads to droning sound effects and terrible, screeching chaos.

Version 1.1 fixes a bug in the LFO rate and adds three new presets.

Explor3r features

  • 3 oscillators with dedicated envelopes.
  • Tuning.
  • Filters and LFOs.
  • 3×3 modulation and sync matrix.
  • Tube output & noise mix for texture.
  • Global delay.

Explor3r is available to download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

More information: The Lower Rhythm

KVR Audio announces Developer Challenge 2009 Winners

KVR Audio has announced the winners of the Developer Challenge 2009, KVR’s third free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application design event.

With over twice as many points as the second placed entry, FerricTDS by bootsie, a Windows VST effect Tape Dynamics Simulator plug-in, is the clear favourite in this year’s Challenge. Bootsie wins 30% of the prize fund as the top Windows entry!

Bootsy FerricTDS
KVR DC 2009 Winner: FerricTDS by H.L. Goldberg

Second place goes to HybridReverb2 by Christian Borß, a convolution-based reverberation VST effect plug-in for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Third place is for FMMF by de la Mancha, a 4 operator FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

Developer Challenge 2009 Top 10

  1. FerricTDS by bootsie
  2. HybridReverb2 by c.borss
  3. FMMF by de la Mancha
  4. Twin Engined Verb by daz.diamond
  5. massTURBOtar by LpD
  6. Antopya by L-Day
  7. Phase Shifter by Astralp
  8. SpectroBits by g200kg
  9. PanCake by Jakob / CableGuys
  10. EQUINOX by IIRs

More information: KVR Audio / Developer Challenge 2009

Cableguys updates FilterShaper to v2.0.1 and releases PanCake

Cabeguys FilterShaper 2

Cableguys has released version 2.0.1 of FilterShaper, an effect plug-in that allows you to create complex volume, pan and filter modulations with ease.

FilterShaper allows you to easily draw your own waveforms with impressive precision and unparalleled ease. Using the unique waveform drawing tool, you can construct your own modulation curves in a very intuitive manner.

This plugin is a dream come true for producers who need a professional tool to shape, warp and mangle their audio.

Changes in FilterShaper v2.0.1

  • Fixing issues with drawing in Cockos Reaper and in various hosts on Mac OS X.
  • Startup time was less than optimal in the 2.0 version and has now been brought back to normal.

FilterShaper 2 is available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for PC and Mac, priced at 49 EUR / $69 USD.

Cableguys has also released PanCake, a free VST plugin that allows you to create flexible pan modulations, similarly to how you would modulate your signal in FilterShaper or VolumeShaper. The plug-in was released as part of the KVR Developer Challenge.

More information: Cableguys / KVR Developer Challenge

Matthew Lindsay releases NCL Phase EQ

Matthew Lindsay NCL Phase EQ

Matthew Lindsay has released NCL Phase EQ, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.

Phase EQ is a high quality 6 band EQ that allows simultaneous Left/Right and Mid/Side Processing.

Possible uses include stereo correction and enhancement in both mixing and mastering as well as more traditional and creative EQing tasks where audio quality is of the highest importance.

NCL Phase EQ features

  • 6 Band EQ.
  • 64 bit internal precision.
  • Optional oversampling.
  • Simultaneous Left/Right and Mid/Side processing.
  • Optimized CPU usage.

NCL Phase EQ was developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2009. It is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Note: Matthew’s previously released NCL EQ plug-in is available here.

More information: KVR DC 2009 / NCL Phase EQ download

Homegrown Sounds releases Phase Shifter

Homegrown Sounds Phase Shifter

Homegrown Sounds has released Phase Shifter, a free VST instrument plug-in designed to emulate Steve Reich’s tape loop phasing technique.

In the late 60′s composer Steve Reich stumbled across a technique he called phasing, which was to have two identical tape loops that run at slightly different speeds, the result is that every possible combination of sound is cycled through until they arrive back in sync. The result with a melodic piece of music is that it moves through moments of chaos and moments of melody. Brian Eno also used this technique extensively on some of his Ambient albums. After becoming interested in this in 2008, I decided to build myself a simple plugin to emulate the process as it was surprisingly difficult to emulate with any software I had at that time. I have now expanded it to emulate four tape decks and many more features such as time stretching, filters & FX so that it has become a much more capable synthesizer.

Phase Shifter is designed more for playing live, though full VST automation is supported and having an external controller makes the process a much more rewarding experience. It also has a built in recorder so that the output can be recorded directly to disk. It works by loading up to 2 WAVs, and is triggered via a midi keyboard. Middle C will play the WAV at it’s original speed. It has a lot of potential for producing interesting sounds, I would be pleased to hear of the different ways people use it.

Phase Shifter was developed for the KVR Developers Challenge 2009. It is available to download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Phase Shifter @ KVR

Bootsy releases FerricTDS

Bootsy has released FerricTDS, a free tape dynamics simulation effect plug-in for Windows.

Bootsy FerricTDS
Bootsy FerricTDS

Inspired by the smooth dynamic shaping capabilities of some high-end reel-to-reel tape recorders, this plug-in simulates three of the most distinctive and much appreciated sonic effects generated by these devices:

  • DYNAMICS – gently shaping the overall dynamic response
  • SATURATION – adding extra harmonic-related content
  • LIMITING – controlling peak performance

FerricTDS features

  • Performs gentle audio dynamic treatments.
  • Masters difficult to handle audio material.
  • Adds extra harmonics and saturation effects.
  • Controls outgoing audio peaks.
  • State-of-the-art digital signal processing.
  • 4x oversampled core algorithms.
  • Performance-critical parts are written in assembler.
  • Completely SSE-optimized.

FerricTDS is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC. It is part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2009.

More information: Variety Of Sound / FerricTDS @ KVR Developer Challenge 2009