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iZotope releases Classic Textures expansion for Trash 2

iZotope Classic Textures

iZotope has announced the release of Classic Textures, a new expansion pack for the Trash 2 distortion effect plug-in.

Trash 2 can unleash sonic mayhem on any signal that runs through it, but with that power comes great responsibility. With a sophisticated sense of restraint, Classic Textures is Trash 2′s most responsible pack yet.

Explore 30+ new impulses, from dark vinyl to classroom projectors to crackling fires, and discover a wide palette to gently texturize any track. Or, choose from 70 new presets to coat your mix in everything from 80′s synth grit to warm wax to earthy, retro moods. It’s easy to get a feel for Classic Textures—give your sound the subtle nuance it deserves.

The expansion pack costs $29 USD.

More information: iZotope / Classic Textures

Acidgrooves releases LSD-611 “The Kali” effect plugin

Acidgrooves has releases LSD-611 – The Kali, a modular effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Acidgrooves LSD-611 The Kali
The LSD-611 The Kali is a unique creative tool which provides everything from equalization, saturation, distortion, and funky filter-powered effects.

It features 2 Voltage Controlled Filters, 2 equalizers, and 2 unique distortion units, with extra controls for signal amplitude and output measuring.

Developed with a fully circuit modeled signal path, we made no compromises to achieve the best possible emulation of analog circuits, to place at your hands a truly “swiss army knife” for sonic manipulation.

We invite you to try The Kali on any sound source to add warmth, remove excessive bottom, or add classic filter funk and more.

LSD-611 The Kali features

  • Modular Processor.
  • Input and output controls.
  • 2 Voltage Controlled Filters with envelope follower for cutoff frequency modification.
  • 2 Finely tuned equalizers for low, mid, and high tone control..
  • 2 Distortion Units with unique character for drive, distortion, saturation and overdrive.
  • Up to 64x oversample.
  • VU meter.
  • 2 Entropy Sound Technologies: TAD & USP.
  • 100 % Circuit Modelled.
  • A / B Setups, 64 Presets, Undo / Redo capabilities.
  • Built In Limiter.
  • Random preset generator at My Acidgrooves.

The Kali plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $70 USD until July 30th, 2013 (regular $99 USD).

More information: Acidgrooves / LSD-611 – The Kali

iZotope launch Trash 2 promotion with extra discount for existing iZotope users

iZotope Trash 2 promo

Time+Space has announced a limited time promotion for the Trash 2 effect plug-in, offering extra discount for existing iZotope users.

Described by Future Music magazine as “/a plugin deserving unequivocal recommendation to anyone making computer music of any kind/”, iZotope’s Trash 2 is famed for its superb ability to distort and transform your audio into something you’ve never heard before.

Give your low end some thump, get a warm crunch on the mid range, and let your high end soar — all without the over-hyped side effects (unless, of course, that´s what you want). Trash any track: not just guitars and basses, but drums, synths, pads, vocals, brass, woodwinds, and more.

But Trash 2 is not just about distortion — Explore new sonic dimensions with the Filter, Delay and Dynamics modules. Breathe life and movement into your audio using the dual Filters. Modulate, invigorate and apply exotic filter sounds, then control and manipulate each node with LFOs, envelopes and side-chaining.

A filter bank unlike any other, you´re free to custom-design your ultimate filter styles and reach the bleeding edge of sound design.
Polish it all off with Trash 2´s rich, organic Delay options and a new analog-modeled compressor worth turning up to 11 — plus, iZotope’s ear-friendly Limiter will keep you and your speakers safe through it all!

From wild to subtle audio mangling, Trash 2 is an audio assault all-rounder that will give your music the edge to stand out.

Throughout June 2013, Trash 2 is available to purchase for £109 GBP/129 EUR (40% off regular).

The upgrade from Trash to Trash 2 is £35.95 GBP/41.95 EUR (50% off), including the Edge Expansion pack (£21.95 value) and the new expansion pack due for release June 12th. Previous iZotope customers can purchase Trash 2 at 50% off with a crossgrade price of £94.95 GBP/111 EUR.

More information: Time+Space

123Creative releases BigQ and XL Cream Fuzz effect plugins

G-Sonique BigQ

123Creative has announced the release of the BigQ envelope follower/filter and XL Cream Fuzz virtual analog guitar pedal effect plug-ins for Windows.

Envelope follower / multifilter. Cutoff (frequency) of filter is controlled by amplitude of input signal. Louder you play more intensive cutoff frequency of filter is modulated.

Perfect for BASS guitar, Electric guitar and Drums.

BigQ features

  • 4 selectable filters (low pass, high pass, band pass, peaking).
  • Envelope follower module with attack and release knobs, which modulate filter´s cutoff frequency.
  • Envelope amount knob.
  • Input gain knob – louder is input signal more significantly is modulated filter frequency/cutoff.
  • Dry/Wet knob – set ratio between dry and wet (effected) signal.
  • Up/Down switch – cutoff frequency of filter can be modulated in negative or positive direction (up or down).
  • Analog drive switch adds little bit of warm.
  • Bypass switch.
G-Sonique XL Cream Fuzz

The XL Cream Fuzz is a new virtual analog guitar pedal by G-Sonique.

XL Cream FUZZ sound is based on legendary vintage rock fuzz pedals and its internal architecture is similar to real analog pedal circuits.

XL Cream FUZZ deliver heavy yet gentle, creamy and silky vintage fuzz sound.

XL Cream Fuzz features

  • Drive knob – from little to heavy distortion.
  • Tone knob – from gentle deep tone to screaming madnezz.
  • Treble – from no trebles to silky diamond trebles.
  • Output volume knob.
  • Bypass switch.

Both plug-ins are available for Windows (VST), priced at 4.90 EUR each.

More information: 123Creative

Acidgrooves releases Orange Krush distortion plugin

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Acidgrooves Orange Krush

Acidgrooves has launched the Orange Krush distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, designed for easy sonic destruction, from warm saturation to totally crushing overdrive.

Based on analog distortion circuits, and enhanced by the addition of algorithms that emulate the bias and dynamic of valves, the Orange Krush will give you all the power and saturation you may need.

Initially developed as a regular guitar pedal distortion circuit, we increased it’s sonic range to allow full range amplification and distortion, which make it excellent for bass, drums, effects, and lead sounds.

Orange Krush features

  • Distortion Processor.
  • Input and output controls.
  • 3 overdrive stages.
  • Configurable distortion bias.
  • Additional saturation stage.
  • Up to 64x oversample.
  • 2 Entropy Sound Technologies: TAD & USP.
  • Circuit Modelled.

The Orange Krush for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $25 USD until June 30th, 2013 (regular $30 USD).

More information: Acidgrooves / Orange Krush

Sunsine Audio releases Vanishing Point fuzz pedal

Sunsine Audio Vanishing Point

Sunsine Audio has announced the release of Vanishing Point, a dual gain stage silicon transistor fuzz featuring high-quality components and true bypass switching, designed for both traditional and electronic musicians.

The Vanishing Point fuzz is extremely sensitive to your instrument controls including volume, tone, pick-up selection etc. It can deliver both soft clipping (creamy tube-style distortion) as well as hard clipping (square-wave fuzz distortion).

Roll the Shape and Fuzz knobs, or your guitars volume knob back and you will find a slightly distorted and boosted classic overdrive sound, bringing to mind pushed pre-amp tubes. Crank the knobs up and it smears into a velvety chainsaw fuzz, chopping the guitar signal into a squarewave and delivering shades of late-60s nostalgia. Additionally, turning the volume knob up provides enough additional gain to overdrive the first stage of an amp. Stomp the effect off, and you have your original signal, unaffected in any way.

Designed with a very wide frequency response range to accommodate guitars and basses as well as synthesizers, drum machines, vocals, iPads and just about anything else – this pedal does not weaken your bass frequencies. Perfect for rudely smashing up beats or adding some analog grit or bite to any signal.

Manufactured in the USA utilizing high quality parts. Entirely hand drilled, wired and assembled with love, including testing and selecting “matched” transistors to ensure quality and consistency. Each unit is numbered, signed and dated and comes with a One Year Service Warranty on all electronic parts.

Vanishing Point features

  • All Analog.
  • Dual Gain Stage.
  • Hard and Soft Clipping.
  • High Quality Components.
  • Hand Wired and Assembled.
  • Numbered, Signed, Dated.
  • One Year Electronics Warranty.
  • Rugged Aluminium Knobs and Enclosure.
  • True Bypass.
  • Designed for all musicians.

The Vanishing Point effect unit is available to purchase for $140 USD.

More information: Sunsine Audio / Vanishing Point

Rob Papen updates RP-Distort effect plugin to v1.0.1

Rob Papen RP-Distort

Rob Papen has updated the RP-Distort distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.0.1.

RP-Distort is not just a distortion unit, but much more. The distortion unit inside RP-Distort can be combined with an analog modelled filter, compressor and widener unit.

These units can be re-order, but also can be turned on or off. So in case you only want a great analog modelled filter… RP-Distort can offer this. Or only the unique widener unit which is great for widening a boring mono track.

Changes in RP-Distort v1.0.1

  • 11 new effect algos: Atan distortion, Clipper 2, FM, Waveshaper, Two Band Cos, Two Band Fuzz, Two Band Limiter, Two Band Overdrive, Two Band Power, Two Band Rectify, Two Band Saturation.
  • New presets in:
    • Bank 01 Drum & Percussion 01preset: 035 until 046.
    • Bank 03 vocal 01presets: 050 until 063.
  • Fixed problem with edit / original button.
  • Fixed problem with noise-gate not resetting after long holds.
  • Other small fixes.

RP-Distort for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Rob Papen / RP-Distort

Plugin Boutique intros exclusive FXpansion bundle: Bloom, Maul & Etch

Plugin Boutique has announced the launch of an exclusive bundle featuring three effect plug-ins by FXpansion.

FXpansion and Plugin Boutique team up to bring you this exclsuive effects bundle featuring Bloom, Maul & Etch!

Plugin Boutique Bloom, Maul & Etch bundle

FXpansion Exclusive Bundle

  • Bloom is a creative delay effect plugin with additional diffusion network, effects, advanced modulation and much more. Bloom’s varied delay modes and lush diffusion reverb instantly introduce new textures and spaces to your productions. Dig a little deeper to discover new ways of using delay for sound design – use psychedelic effects like frequency shifting and chorus in the feedback path and modulate Bloom’s parameters with step-sequencers and LFOs for an amazing variety of new sounds.
  • Etch is a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology. Etch’s dual filters let you switch between 4 models for all manner of fat and warm subtractive tone-shaping, with a comb filter type providing mind-bending psychedelic effects.
  • Maul is 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.

The bundle is available to purchase exclusively from Plugin Boutique for £138 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Bloom/Maul & Etch Bundle