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HoRNet releases Graffio distortion plugin

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HoRNet Plug-Ins has announced the release of Graffio, a three band distortion unit with selectable crossover frequency and three different processors for each band: a saturator, an exciter and a bit reducer.

HoRNet Graffio

Each of the processors adds a different kind of distortion to your signal, each of the flavors can be mixed with each other or bypassed, each band level is fully adjustable.

High quality processing is guaranteed by the same 4x oversampling algorithm found in HoRNet Magnus.

Of course if you want to distort the whole signal, Graffio works in full band mode too disabling the crossover and the high and low frequencies processors.

Graffio features

  • Three band crossover with adjustable frequencies.
  • Multi band and full band operation.
  • Three different distortion processors for each band.
  • Dry/Wet knob and bypass for each distortion processors.
  • Output level and mute option for each band.
  • 4x oversampling.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5 Intel only) and Windows support.
  • 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and RTAS format.

The plug-in is available for purchase for 11.99 EUR.

More information: HoRNet / Graffio

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Klevgränd Production updates SquashIt to v1.1 (incl. AudioBus 2 support)

Klevgränd Production has released version 1.1 of the SquashIt multiband distortion app for iOS.

SquashIt

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.

Version 1.1 adds support for AudioBus 2 including state saving! It is also universal and works on iPhone 4S and later.

SquashIt features

  • SquashIt! is Inter app audio (IAA) compatible. This means you can use it with Garageband or other IAA compatible sequencers.
  • AudioBus 2 compatible (including state saving).
  • Load / Save presets.
  • Remembers IAA hosts (will automatically load last used settings when a host connects).
  • Low cpu usage.
  • Simple but yet powerful user interface.

The app is available for purchase for $2.99 USD. SquashIt is also available for Mac (AU) as freeware.

More information: Klevgränd Production / SquashIt

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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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Holderness Media releases Caramel distortion & crusher effect for iPad

Holderness Media has announced the release of Caramel, a highly playable distortion, crusher and fattener effect processor for iPad.

Caramel (performance view)

Designed for use with the Audiobus app and USB audio interfaces, Caramel lets you easily add grit, punch and character to input sources such as drums, synth, bass and guitar. Create punchy distorted drum sounds and basslines, colorful lo-fi digital distortion and more.

Caramel also works as an Inter-app Audio effect inside hosts such as AudioShare, Auria, Cubasis and Apple’s own Garageband. Caramel supports Core MIDI for controlling the effect parameters with your favorite MIDI controllers.

Caramel features

  • Great for adding punch, grit and sonic character to drums, bass and synths with ease.
  • Compatible with USB audio interfaces such as the Apogee Jam, One, Duet and many more.
  • Crunch, Crush, Girth, Sizzle and Bite parameters for shaping your distortion tone.
  • Girth parameter adds subtle to punishing low end boost to drums and bass.
  • Independent left and right channel effects engines can be linked or controlled independently for interesting stereo distortion.
  • Use Caramel as an effect inside Garageband, Auria, Cubasis, and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.
  • Supports new Audiobus 2 state saving feature for full parameter recall via Audiobus presets.
  • Supports Core MIDI, Virtual MIDI and Network MIDI, plus MIDI learn for easily mapping your favorite controller to Caramel’s effect parameters.
  • Two distinct modes: Perform and Tweak.
  • Playable presets, allowing for interesting sonic experimentation on the fly.
  • Several stereo output modes including Normal Stereo, Wide Stereo and Sum To Mono.

Caramel is available for purchase for $4.99 USD at the iTunes AppStore.

More information: Caramel

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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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