kakl AudioParlour releases The Marauder distortion plugin (beta)

kakl AudioParlour has released a free public beta of The Marauder, a distortion effect plug-in.

The Marauder

A unique distortion plugin which can range from transparent to seriously mangling the signal.

In basic terms, the signal hits a pre-amp stage (Drive), which is then distributed between two uniquely modelled VCAs, both of which can be driven to extreme overdrive (Gain A/B) – with a FB-compressor style envelope controlling the distribution between those two circuits.

The final stage is a time-domain model, utilizing some physical modelling and dynamic convolution which can also be driven hard, adding beef and a certain ‘physicality’ to the sound as you might get with traditional IRs, but somewhat more ‘alive’ (in our estimation)

The Marauder features

  • Analog inspired distortion.
  • Four unique gain stages.
  • Goes from subtle to extreme.
  • Organic, syrupy sounds.
  • Contour your overdrive with a feedback-compressor styled envelope.

The beta of the Marauder is currently available for Windows (32-bit VST). 64-bit and AU/RTAS support is in development. The final retail version will cost approximately $50 USD.

More information: kakl AudioParlour

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Plugin Boutique 12 Days of Christmas – 50% off FXpansion Maul

Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on Maul, offering the distortion effect plug-in by FXpansion at a 50% discount for a limited time.

50% off FXpansion Maul

FXpansion is proud to present Maul: a multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin with advanced modulation. Maul is suited to all music requiring powerful sound-sculpting abilities – everything from subtle warming and loudness generation to shredding distortion and experimental creative effects.

Maul features 3 separate drive stages, each of which can act on a different frequency range with any of 32 distortion types. The available algorithms include DCAM-modelled germanium diode, tube and transistor-based circuits, clippers, overdrives, waveshapers of various kinds and bit-crushing devices for digital distortion flavours. Each drive stage also features control over transient-shaping, saturation circuitry and additional post-process tone filtering.

The built-in TransMod modulation system allows you to animate Maul’s parameters with the internal LFOs, envelope follower and sample & hold devices as well as with external MIDI note input. This turns Maul into an extremely flexible device capable of dynamic filter patterns, rhythmic gating effects with extra bite, loudness and harmonic excitation effects and wild, dynamic distortion that can transform your audio.

Maul is available at 50% off from Plugin Boutique until December 31st, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Maul

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McDSP releases FutzBox Rack Extension for Reason

McDSP has announced it has released the FutzBox Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

McDSP FutzBox RE

McDSP introduces one of the most popular music and post production tools for adding grit, distortion, and character to your audio for the Reason audio production platform!

The FutzBox Rack Extension plug-in is a collection of filtering, distortion, noise generation, and lo-fi effects, coupled with the ability to harness the sound from over 160 devices including walkie-talkies, telephones, radios, and more!

The FutzBox for Reason is available for purchase for $79 USD / 65 EUR through the Propellerhead Shop.

More information: McDSP / FutzBox RE

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Plugin Boutique launches sale on FXpansion Electronic Production Bundle

FXpansion Electronic Production Bundle

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on the Electronic Production Bundle, offering 66% off the bundle of plug-ins from FXpansion.

FXpansion Electronic Production Bundle is a unique chance to upgrade your production arsenal with comprehensive premium tools for sound design, sample production, drum synthesis and creative processing.

Electronic Production Bundle features

  • Geist – Sample, slice, sequence, mix, arrange, effect, resample. Geist is FXpansion’s next-generation sampling drum machine, designed to create evolved, custom beats and grooves, freeing you from the limits of pre-packaged loops and over-complicated DAWs.
  • DCAM Synth Squad – DCAM: Synth Squad finally delivers the satisfaction of playing real analogue instruments in software! Advanced modelling technology carefully reconstructs the soul of dusty vintage circuits within your computer, for the unmatched vibe of hardware at a fraction of the cost.
  • Tremor – Software drum machine with powerful synthesis, effects, modulation and step-sequencing. DCAM circuit-modelled sound generation is fused with new ideas to produce original sounds with the punch and extreme sound pressure of old-school analogue. Tremor’s dance drums, funky beatscapes, abstract machines and undiscovered sonic terrain are suited to all kinds of electronic, urban and experimental music.
  • Etch – Versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology. Featuring dual filter blocks with additional distortion and compression alongisde a huge range of modulation possibilities, Etch can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material.
  • Bloom – Creative delay effect with additional diffusion network and effects with flexible routing. Its advanced TransMod modulation lets you automate parameters to create an amazing array of creative effects.
  • Maul – Multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin with advanced modulation. Maul is suited to all music requiring powerful sound-sculpting abilities – everything from subtle warming and loudness generation to shredding distortion and experimental creative effects.
  • DCAM Dynamics – Variety of different flavours of high-quality circuit-modelled dynamics processing. The included plugins are perfect for everything from taming tricky transients to heavy, creative sculpting effects and everything in between. Classic console bus compression and channel limiting amp processors are provided alongside a transient shaper and frequency-selective compressor making DCAM Dynamics a great all-purpose dynamics toolbox.

The bundle is available for purchase from Plugin Boutique at a 66% discount through December 31st, 2014. DCAM: Synth Squad is also 60% off during this period.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Electronic Production Bundle

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Audiority releases Abuser distortion plugin

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Audiority has announced the release of The Abuser, an aggressive distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Audiority The Abuser

The Abuser is an aggressive distortion effect ideal to give you a unique sound to your guitars, bass, synthesizers, drums and much more.

We programmed a rich sounding distortion to fit in both vintage and modern music styles.

The Abuser (VST/AU) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR (regular 39 EUR).

More information: Audiority / The Abuser

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