Aly James Lab releases OB-Xtreme synth plugin

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Aly James has announced the release of OB-Xtreme, a synthesizer instrument based on the Oberheim OB-X.

Aly James Lab OB-Xtreme

What happens when you take 8 separate monophonic synths and use them togheter? Huge analog sound! Mainly caused by the slight imperfections between each voice card fine tuning.

This was a classic analog synthesizer available in many voice configurations, featuring a SEM Filter with its own ADSR, a VCA with ADSR, a flexible LFO and others goodies, this synth has been used by Herbie Hancock, Prince, Chick Corea, Cirrus, Depeche Mode, Queen, Supertramp, Kenny Kirkland, Jean-Michel Jarre, Van Halen, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Simple Minds, Chicago, Styx, Ultravox and dozens more!

OB-XTREME started out as a simple goto VST for that classic OB Brass sound stripped down to the minimum, then I thought about how I could bring more “warm” into a digital VA synth and what features I could add to the original design.

So, based on an original OB-X architecture, I have crafted some controllable diode clipping stage before and after the filter, which really bring some body and harmonics for a beffy result, especially in conjunction with the VCF…It can be soft and warm or scream in a good way. From there I extended the concept.

Contrary to all my others VSTis, OB-Xtreme is not an exact recreation of an OB-X, it is rather an “closely inspired by” approach, stripped down to the minimum for easy sound design of OB Brass, Pads, Leads, FX and Percussions. However some extended features like an optional FAT mode and Multiple DAW outputs per voice opens up to experimentation like different FX threatment per voice…

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) as donationware with a minimum donation of 15 EUR.

More information: Aly James Lab / OB-Xtreme

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de la Manche launches Let’s Beat Cancer – 4 plugins free when target reached

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Cancer Research UK

de la Mancha has announced Let’s Beat Cancer, a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.

This is to announce something I’m doing to try and raise £1000 for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

If I can raise £1000, then I will release 4 plugins for free, for everyone.

de la Mancha slix, erratic2, loophole & Impakter

dlM plug-ins

  • slix is a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability.
  • erratic 2 is a drum sample player with many randomising and velocity sensitive options to make any drum pattern sound different on each loop.
  • loophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays.
  • Impakter is a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines.

Donations can be made at JustGiving.

More information: de la Mancha / Let’s Beat Cancer

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Youlean releases Freq-Balancer effect plugin

Youlean has released Freq-Balancer, a frequency analysis/equalizer effect plug-in designed for mastering.

Youlean Freq-Balancer
The Freq-Balancer is mainly designed for mastering, but it can be used when mixing down songs, as well on the separate tracks.

Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks.

When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.

The plug-in is available for Windows (32-bit VST) as donationware.

More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer

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Xenos Soundworks updates Chaos Theory for Mr. Alias Pro to v2.0

Xenos Soundworks has released version 2.0 of Chaos Theory, a soundset for the Mr. Alias Pro synthesizer instrument by Insert Piz Here.

Version 2.0 comes with 28 additional sounds plus a few additional edits on some of the original patches.

Mr Alias Pro

Chaos Theory contains 128 new sounds for Mr. Alias Pro, with plenty of glitchy and dirty lo-fi leads, basses, pads, sound effects, bells and more, for a variety of musical genres ranging from Dubstep to Chiptunes to IDM and Glitch.

The soundset is available as “Pay-What-You-Like” donationware.

More information: Xenos Soundware / Chaos Theory

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Noisebud updates Binvert effect plugin to v2.0

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Noisebud Binvert

Noisebud has released version 2.0 of its Binvert bass modeling tool, featuring a new GUI and new features.

The new functions are designed to control the extreme resonance. Now a user can switch off the resonance and/or connect an ADSR to either the upper or lower band.

Changes in Binvert v2.0

  • The Resonator can be disabled in both bands.
  • Brickwall limiter.
  • Bypass button, easier handling for mastering purposes.
  • Side chained ADSR.
  • Added the ability to totally turn off the bands.
  • Incoming gain knob.
  • Wet/dry control.

Binvert for Windows (VST) is available as donationware (color GUI version). A fully functional free version with a black & white GUI is available to download.

More information: Noisebud / Binvert

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