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.
- Bias control.
- Other features:
- Pre-mix limiter.
- Gain control.
- 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.
More information: whiteLABEL / simpleTON II
Rob Papen has updated the RP-Distort Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason 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 modeled filter, compressor and widener unit.
On top of that, the controls can be modulated using midi sources or by one of the 4 build in LFOs that can sync to your host tempo..
The distortion unit offers 22 distortion types included ring modulator and lo-fi. RP-Distort is a wicked FX unit that will distort or alter your tracks in an inspirational way.
Changes in RP-Distort RE v1.0.1
- Fixed Problem with ‘ghost lanes’ during automation.
- Bypass moved in Combinator to a more standard position.
- Fixed LFO Speed readout.
- Improved LFO precision.
- Widen at zero amount should have no effect.
- Other small fixes.
The RP-Distort RE is available to purchase for 29 EUR / $35 USD.
More information: Rob Papen / RP-Distort RE
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.
More information: Audiffex / Multi Drive Pedal
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).
More information: AXP
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on Jan 25, 2013
At NAMM 2013, Waves has announced the upcoming release of the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection.
Waves Audio (booth 6824) announces the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection, custom plugins developed in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Shakira).
The collection consists of six plugins: Delay, Reverb, EQ, Tonal Shaper, Distortion and Triple D (DeEsser, DeHarsher, DeBoxer).
Waves has also announced the GEQ Graphic Equalizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Developed primarily for live users (but sure to find a home in the studio as well), GEQ features selectable cut and boost at 1/3 octave intervals, using two unique filter types.
- Classic component with proportional Q.
- Modern component with independent non-interactive filter types.
- 30 ISO bands.
- 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB selectable cut & boost.
- Independent HPF, LPF and a parametric bell per side.
- Zero latency.
- 2 input RTA with external input options.
- RTA input difference mode with auto-suggest function.
- Link L/R.
- Touch Support with Fader Draw functionality.
The Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection and GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plug-in will be available soon with pricing TBA.
More information: Waves