HeelAudio has released Duck EQ, a free dynamic equalizer effect plug-in for Mac.
The Duck EQ dynamic equalizer / frequency-specific ducker by HeelAudio.
Duck EQ is an Equaliser that reacts to a side chain input, or in other words a Ducker that can act on specific frequencies. However, it can also work as a normal Ducker, as well as an all-or-nothing dynamic EQ.
Ducking has many applications in mixing and broadcast, especially for managing tracks with overlapping frequency content, like Bass and Kick Drum, Vocals and Electric Guitars etc. DuckEQ’s integration of EQ means it can duck only specific frequency bands, as well as normal ‘broadband’ ducking. Apart from ducking, there are many other applications that DuckEQ can be used, for example instead of ducking a signal, one could apply gain to the EQ bands and “EQ-Gate”.
The Duck EQ for Mac (AU/VST) is available to download at no charge.
MaxSynths has announced the release of DSP-2 Vocal, a new high precision effect for vocal tracks.
DSP-2 is a new high precision insert effect for vocal processing which includes an Intelligent Dynamic Processor, a saturator, a four band equalizer fixed on vocal key frequencies and a room emulator based on the Schroeder reverberator.
DSP-2 has been designed to be an easy to understand solution for all your vocal processing needs.
DSP-2 Vocal features
Intelligent Dynamic Processor (IDP).
Four different automatic operative modes:
Fast attack, fast release.
Fast A, slow R.
Slow A, fast R.
Slow A, slow R.
Selectable compression ratio.
Saturator with three different operation modes.
EQ fixed on vocal key frequencies.
Room emulator based on Schroeder reverb model.
Transparent increment of the perceived volume level.
High precision input/output VU-meter.
Low CPU usage.
DSP-2 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 19.90 EUR.
Zynaptiq has announced the release of Unfilter, an adaptive tonal contour linearization effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
UNFILTER is a real-time plug-in that removes filtering effects, such as comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization – effectively linearizing the frequency response of a signal automatically.
UNFILTER can also apply a detected filter response to another signal, or export it to disk as an impulse response file (WAV), and can perform mastering grade adaptive, free-form, and graphic equalization. Applications include removing room resonance, repairing poorly mic’d production sound or musical recordings, enhancing the intelligibility of speech recordings in film sound, broadcast, ENG and forensics, adapting multiple sounds to blend better with each other, adaptively re-balancing the frequency response of mixed music, general purpose high resolution automatic equalization, and creatively designing new sounds.
Automatically detect and remove resonances, equalization, roll-offs and the effects of comb filtering from musical, location, dialog and surveillance recordings.
Apply the measured filter response to other signals to place them in the same “acoustic world”.
Export the measured filter response to or import it from a linear- or minimum-phase impulse response file (WAV).
Mastering grade adaptive, free-form and graphic equalization.
Softube has announced its Super Summer Sale, offering all its plug-ins at a 50% discount for a limited time.
Yes—even up here in Sweden it’s summer, and we celebrate that with a huge summer sale! Huge? Yes, huge. We’re talking a whopping 50 percent off the entire roster of plug-ins!
You heard that right, ladies and gentlemen: that’s half price on it all, the only exceptions being bundles, upgrades and TDM plug-ins. Propellerheads Reason users will be glad to hear we’re also discounting our Rack Extensions, which are 30 percent off. The madness continues until July 16, and the sale price is valid at all our authorized dealers and in the More Is More Webstore.
Ohm Force has announced the Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack, a bundle of the Ohmicide plug-in and dubstep construction templates by partner Clicksound.
All of the construction templates for Ableton Live and Logic Pro within this pack are fully editable Dubstep templates, which allow you to have unrestricted control over any part of the template. You can change the speed, pitch and arrangement of any part such as the drums, basslines or synth leads…what ever suites your mood! They are completely customisable and contain the building blocks for your next Dubstep project. Within each construction template you will be able to see how all of the channels are created, how the sounds are layered and placed in to the arrangement pages and how the included side-chain compression is configured.
The templates also feature Native Instruments Massive and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and just in case you do not have these plug-ins installed each template includes bounced tracks for the third party plug-ins MIDI parts. This simply means that any MIDI parts created using Native Instruments Massive or Spectrasonics Omnisphere have been bounced down to audio tracks within the arrangement page… so you do not need Massive or Omnisphere installed as the bounced audio part will play instead.
The Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack is available to purchase for 109 EUR. The dubstep templates pack is also available to Ohmicide users for 14 EUR.
Ohm Force has also announced updates to its Mac plug-ins.
Since the release of 64-bit plugins, Mac users have been reporting various issues. Now your favorite VST and AU plugins (work both in 32- and 64-bit applications) are ready to rock again!
Fixes in the update
Loading a plugin and removing it while its GUI was open would make the host crash.
When trying to save presets, all folders in the dialog box would be greyed out, and all attempts at choosing another location blocked.
Contextual menus would appear at the top left of the window, instead of where the right click was done.
The ctrl/cmd + click modifiers on knobs would not work.
This upgrade is available to download now for registered customers..