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WhiteLABEL SimpleTON II plugin 33% off at VST Buzz

WhiteLABEL SimpleTON II

VST Buzz has launched a 1-week promotion on SimpleTON II, the dual filter distortion effect plug-in by WhiteLABEL.

What is SimpleTON II? Its an incredible dual filter distortion plugin can really scream – seriously this bad boy makes normal distortion plugins look like teddy bears!

SimpleTON II has a beautifully simple interface offering two filters along with drive and mixing controls. It allows you to create an obscenely hot signal that’s big, heavy and totally distorted (it also does mellow and pulled back too). With built in hints, high/low pass filters, frequency/resonance controls, pre-mix limiter, rectifier and much more, its got everything you need to have a lot of fun. If you want to make an instrument or track roar, buzz, growl or squeal, SimpleTON II is for you! (NB. Windows, 32bit plugin)

Simpleton is available to purchase for $16 USD until December 10th, 2013 (regular $25 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

Source Audio releases Soundblox 2 OFD Guitar & Bass microModeler

Source Audio has announced the release of the OFD Guitar microModeler and OFD Bass microModeler, two Soundblox 2 effect pedals.

Source Audio OFD Guitar/Bass microModeler

The “OFD” stands for “Overdrive, Fuzz, and Distortion.” Both pedals offer twelve meticulously crafted overdrive, fuzz, and distortion tones specifically voiced to accommodate the individual frequency range of either guitar or bass.

Each pedal’s comprehensive collection of distortion effects includes tone accurate models of Marshall® and Mesa Boogie® amps, as well as iconic pedals including the Big Muff®, Fuzz Face®, and Tube Screamer®.

The OFDs are the result of dramatic advancements in modeling technology as well as years of research by the Source Audio engineering team. The OFDs’ distortion effects were finely tuned through an intense process of examination and A/B comparisons with the pedals and amps on which each effect was modeled. The end-result is a dynamic collection of precise and naturally responsive tones, from warm and chunky tube overdrive to over-the-top fuzz.

Both of the OFD pedals are housed in compact and extremely durable cast-aluminum chassis. Their sturdy exterior and relay-based buffered or true bypass switches are built to withstand endless gigging and rehearsal, plus the compact 4.5 x 4.5 inch footprint easily finds a place on any size pedalboard. Both boxes include easy-to-adjust internal Noise Gates and individual Treble, Mid, and Bass Tone controls. The OFD Bass microModeler also features a clean/dirty Mix knob as well as Source Audio’s signature low-end preserving algorithm, Lo-Retain. Lo-Retain insures that bassists will not lose the thumping bottom essential to maintaining a strong low-end foundation.

The OFDs offer several forward thinking design functions. Preset morphing allows guitarists and bassists the opportunity to seamlessly shift from one preset to another with either an expression pedal or Source Audio’s own Hot Hand 3 Universal Effects Controller. Contrary to what one might think, OFD Preset Morphing is not a simple crossfade, but rather an actual metamorphosis in the form of a multi-parameter shift, so fixing an expression pedal mid-sweep creates truly hybrid tones, opening a practically endless range of tone possibilities. Along with the entire line of Soundblox 2 pedals, the OFDs also contain the option of MIDI compatibility upon Source Audio’s release of its MIDI Control HUB in early 2014.

The Soundblox 2 OFD Bass microModeler and OFD Guitar microModeler are available to purchase for MSRP $249 USD (street $169 USD).

More information: Source Audio

AXP releases SoftDrive GV guitar distortion plugin

AXP SoftDrive GV

AXP has released SoftDrive GV, a free virtual-analog model of the Marshall “Guv’nor” and “Guv’nor GV-2 Plus” guitar distortion effects.

The Guv’nor is a solid-state distortion pedal first issued in 1989 to recreate the sound of a cranked up Marshall stack in a small stomp-box format. It became rather popular in the 90′s and is still used widely nowadays for its quality high-gain sound and a its tonal versatility. It was re-issued in the early 2000 in an updated housing and incorporating a new “Deep” control to mimic the effect of a JCM2000′s “Deep” switch.

This VST model is a tribute to the original effect and models the circuits of both the “vanilla” Guv’nor and its modern GV-2 variant.

SoftDrive GV expands on the original design and brings in new possibilities unthinkable of outside of the digital realm. In the spirit of my prior creations, this plug-in also features a few things to visualize what’s going on inside the box.

SoftDrive GV is available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: AXP / SoftDrive GV

Tek’it Audio launches Summer Deal – 50% off Badass 2

Tek'it Audio Summer Deal

Tek’it Audio has announced a Summer Deal, offering its Badass 2 mutli-effects distortion plug-in plug-in at a 50% discount for 2 weeks only.

For a limited time get Badass 2 for only EUR19/$24.

Badass 2 is great effect to add in your arsenal to distort, filter, degrade, shift your sounds with its 12 effects and 15 distortion types.

This offer only lasts through August 5, so don’t wait, get it today!

More information: Tek’it Audio

FXpansion releases Single Mault SE free distortion plugin

FXpansion Single Mault SE

FXpansion has launched Single Mault SE, a limited-time free effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, released in collaboration with Sweetwater.

Single Mault SE is a powerful distortion and tone-shaping plugin by FXpansion. A streamlined version of the Maul 3-band distortion plugin, Single Mault SE features 7 modelled distortion algorithms with additional tone filtering, saturation, soft-limiting and transient-shaping circuits.

Single Mault SE also includes a wet/dry mix control and full MIDI Learn functionality. It is provided in VST, AU and RTAS formats.

Single Mault SE is available as a download-only product for FXpansion user account holders (registration is free). The offer expires July 31, 2013.

More information: FXpansion / Single Mault SE

Tek’it Audio releases Winkl distortion plug-in

Tek'it Audio Winkl

Tek’it Audio has announced the release 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.

Winkl features

  • Foldback distortion.
  • Drive and Output Gain controls.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency.

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

More information: Tek’it Audio / Winkl

iZtope updates Insight, Ozone 5 & Trash 2 plug-ins (incl. 64-bit AAX)

iZotope

iZotope has announced updates for its Insight metering suite for post production and broadcast applications, the Ozone 5 complete mastering system, and the Trash 2 effect plug-in for audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation.

Changes in Insight v1.02

  • Plug-in formats: Added support for 64-bit AAX for Pro Tools 11.
  • Presets: Updated presets to reflect latest BS.1770-3 loudness standards.
  • Fix: Addressed an issue with intermittent hangs in Digital Performer 8.01.

Changes in Ozone 5/Ozone 5 Advanced v5.04

  • Plug-in formats: Added 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.
  • Feature enhancements: Improved EQ filter speed.
  • Fix: For the Matching EQ, snapshot selections will now always save with sessions.
  • Fix: For the Matching EQ, fixed issue where snapshots would intermittently show/hide when selecting events in the History list.
  • Fix: Fixed issue where Copy To Mid/Side/Stereo was not working properly.
  • Fix: For Retina displays, fixed issue where combo boxes would display incorrectly.

Changes in Trash v2.02

  • Plug-in formats: Added 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.

Please note: These updates no longer supports 32-bit AAX. Customers accustomed to using 32-bit AAX in Pro Tools 10 can instead use the RTAS plug-in format without any degradation in audio quality. For your convenience, any session saved with the 32-bit AAX versions will automatically open with RTAS.

More information: iZotope

Klanghelm releases free IVGI saturation plugin

Klanghelm IVGI

Klanghelm has announced the release of IVGI, a freeware saturation and distoration effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home on the master buss. It is equally capable of very dense and dirty distortion effects to spice up single tracks.

IVGI’s base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in the upcoming big brother SDRR.

Just as SDRR, IVGI reacts dynamically to the input signal. Even the modelled fluctuations react dynamically and also change depending on the drive setting, so that it doesn’t get in the way of the SOUND. Stereo tracks benefit from it’s modelled crosstalk behaviour. Just as its big brother SDRR, IVGI features a “Controlled Randomness”, which determines the internal drift and variance inside the unit. It contributes to the livelyness and realness of IVGI’s saturation character. All internal processes are modulated to some extent to make this possible.

IVGI features

  • IVGI reacts dynamically to the input.
  • No to very low aliasing even at extreme settings.
  • Variable noise modelling (program material and settings dependent) to avoid the noise getting in the way of the sound.
  • 4 x oversampling.
  • 7 samples of latency.
  • Adjustable frequency dependency.
  • “CONTROLLED RANDOMNESS”: every internal process is modulated to a certain extent to simulate drift, variance and internal fluctuations.
  • Special designed super smooth and unobtrusive high shelving filter to brighten up sounds.
  • Adjustable asymmetry of the saturation giving control over harmonic content and also transparency of the saturation.
  • Smooth compression characteristics.
  • Crosstalk.
  • Accurate VU metering of input and output.
  • Unique RMS output-input difference VU mode for easy level matching.
  • Low memory footprint.

The IVGI plug-in is available as freeware for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

More information: Klanghelm / IVGI