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Universal Audio releases API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In

Universal Audio API Vision Channel Strip

Universal Audio has announced the release of API Vision Channel Strip, an effect plug-in for the UAD platform and Apollo.

For over 40 years, API mixing consoles have become synonymous for audio excellence and multi-platinum recordings. From the Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours, API mixing desks are legendary for their colorful punch and warm analog detail. Now Universal Audio is pleased to release the API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Featuring five API modules — the 212L Microphone Preamplifier, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer — the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in allows owners of Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware to impart their tracks with the same focus, punch, and harmonic detail as its high-end hardware counterpart.

API Vision Channel Strip features

  • Faithful channel strip emulation from API’s flagship Vision analog console.
  • Comprised of five distinct modules: 212L Mic Preamp, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer.
  • Models custom 2520 API op-amp and transformers with circuit nonlinearities.
  • Allows recording in real time via Apollo interfaces (sub-2ms latency) and/or mixing workflows via UAD-2 hardware.
  • More than 70 artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, Nathaniel Kunkel and John Paterno.
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

API Vision Channel Strip is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / API Vision Channel Strip

LSR Audio releases VLB525 compressor plugin

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LSR Audio VLB525

LSR Audio has announced the release of VLB525, a classic FET compressor effect plugin modeled after the API 525 feedback compressor.

The 525 compressor first appeared in the early 70′s. It was integrated as a 500 module in famous american recording consoles. Over the years the 525 has become a favourite of many engineers in the recording industry, contributing its sound in numerous classic recordings.

The 525 is a character compressor that adds thickness and warmth to the signal. It is favoured on guitars, vocals, drums and bass. VLB525 further extends the hardware versatility with an adjustable attack time, and stereo link for stereo tracks or busses.

VLB525 features

  • Authentic hardware circuit / non-linear components emulation.
  • Peak detecting feedback compressor / limiter.
  • Threshold and make-up level.
  • Ceiling adjusts compression and compensates the level.
  • Gain reduction VU meter.
  • Compressor mode (2:1 ratio).
  • Limiter mode (20:1 ratio).
  • Off mode: signal goes through the output opamp and transformer directly without compression.
  • Bypass mode: true bypass.
  • 4 release times: 0.1, 0.5, 2.0, 2.5 sec.
  • De-Ess function.
  • Adjustable attack.
  • Mono or stereo, with adjustable stereo link.
  • Adjustable internal simulation level.
  • Optional noise floor and hum modeling.
  • Retina displays compatible.

The VLB525 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $129 USD until October 15th, 2013 (regular $159 USD).

More information: LSR Audio / VLB525

Aly James Lab updates FMDRIVE plugin to v1.23

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Aly James Lab FMDRIVE

Aly James Lab has released version 1.23 of FMDRIVE, a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis FM synthesizer instrument for Windows.

FMDRIVE is not simply an YM2612 emulator, it add many extended features and huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful FM tool for modern music production.

Changes in FMDRIVE v1.23

  • Rewritten envelope cycles system to improve YM2612 engine accuracy again.
  • Improved volume tables.
  • New SSG selection method.
  • Adjusted PCM DAC ladder noise.
  • Corrected DAC on/off register not being saved with patches.
  • Solved Program change memory BUG (causing certain YM2612 registers not being updated after closing and re-opening the plug-in interface).
  • Pitch bend range can now be set (1-12 semitones).
  • Glide mode can be set to portamento or glide behavior.
  • Corrected sync between GUI and registers.
  • Envelope generator sliders reversed for a better sync with GenMDM.

FMDRIVE for Windows (VST) is available for a minimum donation of 10 EUR. The update is free to registered users.

More information: Aly James Lab / FMDRIVE

u-he updates Satin tape machine plug-in to v1.1

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u-he Satin

u-he has released version 1.1 of the Satin tape machine/delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

We took a journey back to the Golden Age of magnetic tape recording. We wanted to recreate all kinds of tape machines in software, from the ground up. After many months spent on research, measurement and on developing an architecture that would be flexible enough for the job, we knew we had nailed it…

But we couldn’t stop there: We added the old noise-reduction systems that were often (mis)used for timbral compression effects. Then more heads and a global feedback path, which made an uber-tape-delay and realistic ‘one-shot’ tape flanging possible.

Changes in Satin v1.1

  • Added lower hiss levels and auto mute.
  • Fixed buffersize bug in delay feedback.
  • Added lower tape speeds.
  • Various little bugs fixed.

Satin for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $129 USD.

More information: u-he / Satin

Acustica Audio updates Nebula Series to v1.3.600

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Acustica Audio Nebula 3

Acustica Audio has updated its Nebula Series multieffect plug-ins for emulating and replicating audio equipment to v1.3.600.

Nebula emulates the character and personality of analog hardware with exacting accuracy. Whether it is high end outboard equalizers, classic compressors, the latest reverbs, or vintage time-variant effects like phasers and flangers, Nebula has them all.

With a large library of free included presets, you’ll be adding the warmth of analog to your digital mixes in no time at all.

Changes in Nebula v1.3.600

  • New Core4L (Light) engine:
    • Evolution of Core2 engine (no sharing of memory resources).
    • Highly optimized on performance.
    • Highly optimized on loading of presets.
    • Based on VST-GUI3 graphic library.
  • New Core4 engine:
    • Evolution of Core3 engine (sharing of memory resources, high performances).
    • Highly optimized on performance.
    • Highly optimized on loading of presets.
    • Based on VST-GUI4 graphic library.
  • Mac OS X: VST 64-bit support for Server/Free version.
  • New Nebula 3.6 versions.

The updates are available from Acustica Audio now.

More information: Acustica Audio

u-he releases Satin Tape Machine effect plugin

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u-he has announced the release of its Satin Tape Machine effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

u-he Satin Tape Machine
Apart from delivering authentic tape machine effects, Satin is capable of much more ‘left-field” tape sound processing (including tape flanging and multi-tap delay).

With its three operation modes, SATIN is an all-rounder: Studio mode is predestined for multichannel tape saturation effects, all optionally controlled from a single instance. Delay mode offers complex multitap tape delays, and Flange does true through-zero tape flanging (think Small Faces “Itchycoo Park” or Hendrix “Bold as Love”). In all modes, the tape speed is continuously variable from 7.5 to 30 inches per second.

While aiming for a complete simulation of classic tape machines, u-he also decided to include the noise reduction circuits. This is not spurious whimsy: the classic compander models can be used for decoding old tape recordings, or for dynamic processing and colouration effects such as – a known trick amongst seasoned tape-ops – enhancing background vocals and e.g. acoustic guitars.

Satin features

  • Mix-and-match emulation spans all major historical developments in tape technology.
  • Control multiple instances from one panel – ‘glue’ multiple tracks together.
  • High-quality: internal sample rate up to 384kHz, continuous tape speed control.
  • All the ‘goodness’ of tape (saturation, transient-smoothing, HF compression etc.).
  • Full control over the ‘badness’ (head-bump, wow&flutter, asperity noise, hiss etc.).
  • Record / repro EQ standards (separately selectable), classic NR compander standards.
  • Extra FX modes: through-zero tape flanging, host-synchronizable 4-tap stereo delay.

Satin for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $129 USD. AAX is in development.

More information: u-he / Satin

Alex Shore updates JP-4c for Reaktor to v1.6

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Alex Shore JP-4c

Alex Shore has updated his free JP-4c Super Saw emulation for Native Instruments Reaktor to version 1.6.

In 1996 Roland released the JP-8000, their first virtual analogue modeling synthesiser. The JP-8000 became very famous for one thing, the Super Saw. This unique sound helped define the trance music genre and is still commonly used in electronic dance music production today.

The JP-4c is a Reaktor patch designed to emulate the infamous Super Saw oscillator.

Changes in JP-4c v1.6

  • New second oscillator added with 4 selectable waveform types.
  • New LFO modulation section added.
  • Improved chorus effect section.
  • Fixed some issues which would cause clipping when using filter and chorus.
  • General fixes and improvements.

The JP-4c ensemble is a free download. Requires Reaktor 4+ full retail version.

More information: Alex Shore / JP-4c

Universal Audio releases ENGL Amp plugins for UAD & Apollo

Universal Audio has announced the release of ENGL Amp Plug-Ins for the UAD powered plug-ins platform and Apollo audio interface.

For over 20 years, ENGL amplifiers have become synonymous with high-performance rock and metal guitar tones. UAD direct developer Brainworx has now put ENGL’s legendary clean tones and distortion textures at your fingertips with superbly crafted ENGL Amp Plug-Ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interface.

Featuring the E765 RT and the E646 VS amplifiers as well as the Brainworx bx_tuner, the ENGL Amps Bundle allows owners of UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware to re-amp their tracks with these industry-leading amp models, while Apollo Audio Interface users can re-amp as well as track in real time with near-zero latency.

Both amp models contain an onboard FX Rack with a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay. Also included is a unique Recording Chains feature that allows the user to audition their tones through 64 different high-end mics, ENGL cabinets, and outboard gear, including hardware emulations from Millennia, SPL, and elysia.

ENGL E765 RT
ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in.

ENGL E765 RT Plug-In ($149 USD).

  • Perfect emulation of a two-channel, EL34-powered, 100-watt tube amp for UAD-2 or Apollo.
  • Craft old school clean tones, gritty chunk textures, and aggressive distortions easily and intuitively with extensive EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
  • Audition 64 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
ENGL E646 VS
ENGL E765 VS Limited Edition plug-in.

ENGL E646 VS Plug-In ($149 USD).

  • Exacting emulation of a four-channel, 100-watt, 6L6-powered, high-gain tube amp.
  • Perfectly sculpt clean tones, muscular chunk, and high-gain textures with remarkable string-to-string definition.
  • Audition 64 different high-end Recording Chains for unmatched flexibility when tracking or mixing.
  • Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
Brainworx bx_tuner
Stay in tune quickly, easily, and accurately with the bx_tuner by Brainworx.

Brainworx bx_tuner ($19 USD).

  • Tune guitar or bass easily and accurately inside your UAD-2 or Apollo-equipped workstation.
  • Customize the tuning LED’s tracking with the Ballistics feature.
  • Quickly tune with reduced volume using the unique Output Dim feature.
  • Instantiate on multiple inputs to avoid plugging and unplugging of instruments.

ENGL Amplifier Plug-Ins Bundle ($249 USD).

  • ENGL E765 RT Plug-In: Perfect emulation of a two-channel, EL34-powered, 100-watt tube amp.
  • ENGL E646 VS Plug-In: Exacting emulation of a four-channel, 100-watt, 6L6-powered, high-gain tube amp.
  • Brainworx bx_tuner: Tune guitar or bass easily and accurately inside your UAD-2 or Apollo-equipped workstation.

The ENGL Amp plug-ins are available as part of the UAD Software v7.2.

More information: Universal Audio