Z3 Audiolabs has launched Rez3, a free resonator effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Rez3 is a Resonator FX VST plugin, it offers a multi LFO with 6 different waveforms and an envelope follower to modulate tone, feedback, filter cutoff and filter resonance.
Further it provides 6 independent resonator voices where the first of it is the master and all others can be detuned to the master note, each voice is also equipped with a pan slider and a range button which you can use to set the detune range between one octave and one semitone.
Rez3 for Windows (VST) is freeware, released as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: Z3 Audiolabs / Rez3
WOK has launched Instretch and Brakeback Mangler, two free effect plug-ins for Windows.
Instretch is an instant extreme time stretcher. It will record audio for up to 30 seconds and then play it back up to 100 times slower with selectable pitch. Also manual “riding” thru the sample with endless hold of a grain is possible.
Brakeback Mangler is an audio mangler for tapestop/reverse/delay effects. It includes a tape-stop effect, a reverse playback unit, an instant non-stop reverse sound faker and a stereo delay with filter, overdrive and forward/backward/pingpong/panner extras.”
Both plug-ins are released as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014. They are available to download in Windows VST format.
More information: WOK
u-he has announced the release of version 1.2 of its Satin tape machine effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Version 1.2 brings AAX support, a new Azimuth control, faster GUI loading and new analyzer features – plus a number of bug fixes.
Changes in Satin v1.2
- New azimuth control for the repro head.
- ProTools AAX support.
- Value display now shows parameter units.
- Much faster GUI loading time.
- Link feature for “Circuit” & “Compander”.
- New analyzer options via right-click.
- More details in the changelog.
Satin for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $129 USD excl. VAT in EU. Version 1.2 is a free update for all existing Satin owners.
More information: u-he / Satin
Madbee Audio has released Q-meleon, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.
Madbee Audio Q-Meleon comes with a highly editable GUI (Profiler).
This plug-in allows you to design your own equalizer by acting on parameters that change the curves behavior.
- Double precision filters
- Automatic band width correction at nyquist frequency when working below 48 KHz.
- Two GUI modes: really simple or highly editable
- Integrated help window.
- Some presets based on classic gear.
- Two saturation modes: Soft clip (only odd harmonics) and Tube (even and odd harmonics).
The plug-in is freeware for Windows (VST), as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: Madbee Audio
Ignite Amps has launched Emissary, a custom tube amplifier effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Front and back
It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Ryan Huthnance (The Seer/Gaped/Chrome Bison/Emissary Studios) by Ignite Amps, in 2014.
The Emissary is a no compromise custom amp built for the kill. Featuring a very versatile clean channel that ranges from pristine cleans to slightly overdriven tones and a mean lead channel designed for serious bone-crushing distortions, it offers a very wide tonal palette for the modern metal musician.
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 on CPU performance and real-time playability at the same time.
The plug-in GUI has been 3D modeled and rendered by Voger Design, in order to resemble the real amplifier as much as possible.
The Emissary is meant to be used as a virtual guitar amplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.
Emissary is available as freeware. The plug-in competes in the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: Ignite Amps / Emissary
vladg/sound has announced Nova-67P, a free equalizer/compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Nova-67P is a parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor. The compressor can optionally operate in frequency dependent and split-band modes. In this case the plugin operates as a parallel dynamic equalizer.
Nova-67P is my submission to KVR Developer Challenge DC14! Okay, I didn’t have enough time to prepare truly “commercial looking” plugin but the concept is too cool to drop it away.
- 5 bands parallel equalizer with auto-gain.
- Optional high-pass and low-pass filters.
- Full-band frequency dependent and/or split-band compression.
- Side-chain filtering and pre-emphasis.
- Third-octave real-time spectrum analysis.
- External side-chain support.
- 64-bit internal processing.
- Hardcore UI style.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: vladg/sound / Nova-67P
TimeDomain has released EpiCentre, a free a distortion/FSU effect designed with minimal controls, to get fast and dirty results.
EpiCentre will shatter, rock and rumble your audio. Created for the KVR Developers Challenge 2014.
Custom coded in C++, oversampled where useful, SSE2 optimizations of some critical code and ZDF filters for smooth modulation. GUI by Sebastian Heemsath aka Halma.
- 25x Distortion/FSU/Filter Effects.
- Mix Control.
- Gain Control.
- Low & High Tilt Filters.
The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST). It was designed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.
More information: TimeDomain