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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


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 released 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