Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning mixing engineer Manny Marroquin takes the Waves Signature Series to a new level with six hybrid plugins that bring his unique workflow to your studio.
Alongside his personalized versions of tried-and-true favorites like EQ, reverb, delay and distortion, Manny introduces the innovative new Tone Shaper and Triple D plugins which are destined to become mixing essentials as well.
Combining inspiration from his impressive collection of unique and boutique hardware, together with the fruits of his imagination, the Manny Marroquin Signature Series gives you direct access to the same tools Manny uses to mix hit after hit after hit.
The collection is available to purchase for $299 USD.
Front and back panels of the Faturator Rack Extansion for Reason.
“What Faturator brings to the table is a really fast way of tuning the character of a sound, bringing out more crisp and clarity, focusing on a specific tone or, for that matter, just totally destroying it with distortion”, says Anders Stenberg, CTO. “Considering the positive response we have gotten about the VST/AU versions of Faturator it was really a no-brainer to make it available as a Rack Extension as well”
Faturator is a saturation/distortion unit, providing effects ranging from subtle warm saturation to harsh digital fuzz. On top of this, included coloring and stereo widening allows for changing the character of the sound in a quick and easy way. Contrary to many distortion effects, Faturator will preserve the dynamics of your sound and apply its effects on it regardless of input gain.
Like all kiloHearts’ products, focus lies on ease of use while providing powerful functionality at a low price point. Faturator’s simple user interface puts all controls at the fingertips of the user, making it easy to quickly find the sound you want. “A lot of plugins these days try to compete with feature lists, often forgetting that they’re part of a creative process”, says Per Svanberg, developer and co-founder. “We want to isolate the most important parts, and make them as quickly and easily accessible as possible.”
Faturator RE is available to purchase at the Propellerhead Shop, priced at 15 EUR / $19 USD.
Ignite Amps has released TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer, a freeware plug-in version of the custom overdrive stomp-box effect plugin built in collaboration with Benevolent.
The TSB-1 “Tyrant Screamer” is a digital emulation of an overdrive pedal for guitar.
It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Benevolent guitarists Hadi Sarieddine and Mohammed Gad by Ignite Amps in 2012.
The TSB-1 core circuit is inspired by the most famous green “808” overdrive pedal, with additional features to increase its versatility and make it suitable for extremely down tuned guitars.
It can easily add dirt and bite to clean and overdriven guitar tones, as well as make the amplifier lead tone sound tighter, more focused and more responsive to picking, avoiding low-end muddiness and high-end fizz.
Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye to CPU performances and real-time playability at the same time.
Dynamic 2N3904 Bipolar Junction Transistors stages analog modeling.
Dynamic 1N4148 diode circuit analog modeling.
Mono / Stereo processing support.
Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x).
Variable Input Level control for better response to different pickups.
Double precision (64 bit) floating point internal processing.
Fully automatable controls.
TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download at no cost.
whiteLABEL has released simpleTON II, a dual filter distortion plug-in for Windows.
Basically, there’s more of it – lots more … with upto 8 poles per filter and huge amounts of resonance on-tap, simpleTON can really, *really* scream. Each filter is now switchable between HP and LP and the A / B mode switch can give each a different flavour. With more poles comes more resonance and simpleTON II has it by the ship-load, so for safety the full force is only available via a new ‘screaming’ mode.
simpleTON II’s brand new interface is bigger, clearer and easier to use with everything placed in logical positions.
simpleTON II features
Two filter units:
Switchable high pass / low pass.
Upto 48 dB/octave response.
Controls for frequency and resonance.
A / B operating mode.
Additional high resonance screaming mode.
Switchable routing to distortion, with:
Controls for Threshold and Drive.
2 algorithms – overdrive or wave-shaping.
Output wet / dry mix control.
VST automation parameters.
MiDI control with learn function.
simpleTON II is available to purchase at the introductory price of £10 GBP until March 31st, 2013 (regular £15 GBP). Existing users of the original simpleTON can upgrade for half-price. A free mono version is also available to download.
Audiffex has announced Multi Drive Pedal, the first product of its new plug-in series, the Guitar Line.
Audiffex’s Multi Drive Pedal collection for Windows and Mac.
Multi Drive Pedal features a selection of eight well-known drive pedals.
Unlike the original Audiffex Pedals, all new algorithms exactly model real hardware and take every part of the original schematic into consideration.
Multi Drive Pedal for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS, 32/64bit) is available to purchase for $19 USD. Customers who purchased or will purchase Audiffex ampLion or Audiffex GK Amplification Pro from 1 March 2012 until 1 March 2013 will receive the Multi Drive Pedal at no cost.
AXP has announced the release of CharBooster, a free guitar booster/overdrive effect plug-in for Windows.
The CharBooster is based on the 12ax7 tube preamp and the ATR-102 tape recorder models.
CharBooster is a composite overdrive effect tailored specifically to be used as booster in front of any virtual amplifier model. It essentially consists of a pre-emphasis filter section designed to provide a variation of voicings for your instrument followed by a saturation circuit that excites the signal with harmonics while still being as transparent as possible.
The UI is not trying to look like a hardware stomp box but rather has a range of meters and scopes to provide an insight on what is going on with your signal.
CharBooster is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows (32/64-bit).