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BOSS launches Waza Craft series effect pedals

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BOSS has announced the Waza Craft series, a new line of special edition compact pedals that offers players the ultimate BOSS tone experience.

The debut of the Waza Craft series includes the SD-1W Super Overdrive, BD-2W Blues Driver, and DM-2W Delay. All three pedals provide the classic sound signatures of the past and present BOSS pedals they’re based on, plus switchable modes for customized tones sought after by discerning guitarists.

BOSS Waza Craft pedals

Designed with a passion for premium sound by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft series introduces a new chapter in the company’s legacy of exceptional tone. Through meticulously-selected analog components, refined circuitry, and careful attention to the finest design details, Waza Craft embodies the essence of BOSS engineering and the spirit of generations of technical and musical wisdom.

“Waza” is the Japanese term for art and technique, and each of these special edition pedals proudly carries the Waza symbol to represent the artful wisdom and tech-savvy spirit flowing within BOSS design and craftsmanship.

In continuous production for over 30 years, the BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive is one of the best-loved stomps ever created. The Waza Craft SD-1W hot rods this players’ favorite with a revised circuit design, all-discrete analog components, and switchable Standard and Custom sound modes.

The BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver is also one of the most popular overdrive pedals in the world, and the Waza Craft BD-2W takes this classic’s signature creamy grit to a new level. Like the SD-1W, the BD-2W is built with all-discrete analog components and a revised circuit, and features Standard and Custom sound modes.

Highly sought after since being discontinued in 1984, the BOSS DM-2 Delay is universally revered by tone aficionados for its warm, “bucket brigade” analog delay sound. With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the coveted stomp has been reborn with greater versatility for today’s music styles. Using all-analog circuitry and an authentic BBD delay line, the DM-2W’s Standard mode captures the lush sound and 20-300 ms delay range of the original DM-2. Custom mode instantly changes the sound to a cleaner analog tone with over twice the delay time.

The DM-2W also includes a jack for controlling delay time with an optional expression pedal. Two output jacks allow for separate output of delay and direct sounds if desired.

More information: BOSS / Waza Craft series

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Universal Audio releases Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In

Universal Audio has announced the release of the Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Universal Audio Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In

For more than 15 years, the British-made Thermionic Culture Vulture has set the standard for studio-grade, high-gain valve distortion, yielding a palette of vivid distortion colors on countless genre-spanning recordings. Thanks to an intense multi-year engineering effort from Universal Audio, producers and engineers can now track and mix with the only authentic circuit emulation of this one-of-a-kind valve distortion tool.

The Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in models the original hardware’s three distinct all-valve circuit topologies and features Universal Audio’s first ever pentode tube circuit model. The Culture Vulture plug-in also offers two features not found on the original hardware — a Dry/Wet Parallel Mix control and a Link function for a perfectly matched stereo image to maximize workflow and preserve balances.

In addition, the all-new Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in features presets from famous Culture Vulture users, including Tony Maserati (Alicia Keys, Beyoncé), Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Portishead), Eric “ET” Thorngren (Talking Heads, Cyndi Lauper), Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio), and more.

Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In features

  • The world’s only authentic emulation of the legendary high gain, dual-stage valve distortion unit.
  • Can subtly alter or completely transform a single track or an entire mix with valve coloration.
  • Dial in rich harmonic content with three diverse valve topologies — including UA’s first ever pentode tube emulation.
  • Includes parallel Dry/Wet processing and Link controls not found on the original hardware.
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Audio Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

The plug-in is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / Thermionic Culture Vulture Plug-In

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Tek’it Audio updates Winkl to v1.2

Tek'it Audio Winkl

Tek’it Audio has released version 1.2 of Winkl, a free distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Winkl is a free foldback distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats.

Winkl is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

This update comes with two distortion modes, one with the original sound and one called “Bass DR” coming from Winkl version 1.1, well suited for bass and dark sounds.

Changes in Winkl v1.2

  • Solved a bug on Mac OS X in Logic Pro X.
  • Added v1.0 distortion sound by default.
  • Added v1.1 distortion available via a switch.
  • Reduced CPU use.

Winkl for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download at no charge.

More information: Tek’it Audio / Winkl

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Klevgränd Production releases SquashIt multiband distortion

Klevgränd Production has launched SquashIt, a multi-band distortion effect app for iOS and AU plug-in for Mac.

SquashIt (AU)

This audio effect filter provides an unique distortion algorithm and should be essential in every music producers toolset.

SquashIt doesn’t sound vintage, it just sounds good. SquashIt is developed by musicians for musicians.

SquashIt for Mac (AU) is available as a free download.

SquashIt for iPad supports Inter App Audio (IAA) and can be connected to Garageband and other IAA compatible iOS applications. It is available at the App Store for $0.99 USD.

More information: Klevgränd Production

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Sinevibes updates Turbulence to v2.0 + Sale

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Sinevibes has released version 2.0 of Turbulence, an new “wave transformer” plug-in for Mac.

Sinevibes Turbulence 2.0

Turbulence is a special distortion processor that literally “bends” and “curls” the input signal in real time, transforming it into completely new synthetic textures. Even the most basic waveforms instantly become rich sounds with great density and character.

Almost all of Turbulence’s parameters are animated by an extremely flexible sequencer with each of its 32 steps having individual transformer model, curve, modulation envelope – allowing easy creation of complex, lively rhythmic soundscapes. Turbulence can also store eight full snapshots of itself within a single preset, letting you switch them during performance or via host automation.

Turbulence for Mac (AU) is available for purchase for $29 USD. To celebrate the release of Turbulence 2.0, Sinevibes is also running a sale. Until July 3rd, 2014, all of its products and bundles are available with 15% discount.

More information: Sinevibes / Turbulence

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Z3 Audiolabs updates Dizztroy distortion plugin to v1.5

Z3 Audiolabs Dizztroy

Z3 Audiolabs has released version 1.5 of Dizztroy, a bitcrush / overdrive / distortion effect plug-in for Windows.

While the focus for Dizztroy originally was on drum distortion, the new feedback parameter and the modulations of the filter and the crusher opens the door to a wide range of new application possibilities like blowing up your lead-synths, guitars, voices but also for creative lo-fi effects, modulated filter effects and many more.

Changes in Dizztroy v1.5

  • Added exponential distortion to overdrive selections.
  • Added feedback parameter for Drive.
  • Added feedback parameter for waveshape distortion.
  • Added bandpass filter.
  • Envelope following signals can be routed to filter cutoff, filter resonance and crusher.
  • Overworked presets + 48 new presets by Tomoroh Hidari (it comes with 80 presets now).
  • Completely overworked envelope followers:
    • Graphical representation of what’s happening.
    • Added a delay parameter.
    • Added an amount parameter.
    • Performance optimized code.
  • Several smaller performance optimizations.
  • Overworked GUI.
  • Presets are shown in groups now for better overview.

Dizztroy for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for 29.90 EUR. The update is free for existring customers of Dizztroy.

More information: Z3 Audiolabs / Dizztroy

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Tek’it Audio updates Winkl distortion plugin to v1.1

Tek'it Audio Winkl

Tek’it Audio has released version 1.1 of Winkl, a free foldback distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Winkl is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

Changes in Winkl v1.1

  • Bypass bug in Cubase for VST3 format, resolved.
  • Sound glitch bug in some configurations, resolved.
  • Reduced CPU use.
  • Improved GUI background.
  • Added about screen (click on Tek’it Audio logo).

Winkl for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available as freeware.

More information: Tek’it Audio / Winkl

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