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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

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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

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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

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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

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Alex Shore releases JP-4c Super Saw Emulation for Reaktor

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Alex Shore has introduced the JP-4c, a free virtual instrument for Reaktor, designed to emulate the Super Saw sound introduced in Roland’s JP-8000 synthesizer.

Alex Shore JP-4c
The JP-4c ensemble emulates the infamous Super Saw oscillator.

The JP-4c is built upon a combination of research conducted by myself and other individuals, with the patch being able to effectively emulate the original Super Saw’s unique timbre.

Detailed research and analysis of the Super Saw found that the oscillator exhibits some interesting characteristics giving it a particular sound.

JP-4c features

  • Super Saw Oscillator – Effective emulation of Roland’s original layering of seven sawtooth waveforms.
  • Filter – Selectable Low Pass, Band Pass and High Pass with key follow.
  • Modulation – LFO, Filter Envelope and Pitch Envelope.
  • Effects – Tone Control, Distortion, Reverb, Delay and Portamento..
  • 32 Factory Presets – 12 Leads, 8 Pads, 5 Plucks, 4 Basses and 2 Effects.

The JP-4c is a free download. Requires Reaktor 4+ full version (Reaktor 5.8+ recommended).

More information: Alex Shore / JP-4c

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KX77FREE releases Kx-PolyM-CSE modular synth plug-in

Kx-PolyM-CSE

KX77FREE has launched Kx-PolyM-CSE, a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer instrument for Windows.

This one is a special work to implement a CS70M emulation and the x16 sequencer inside a modular VA. Even if the CS70 used for the tests is broken (some voices and keys are HS, no split, …), I could work nicely and really check this piece of synthesizer story. I really appreciated to go to the past… I added some “CS” offsets to the initial values of my usual setting, created the waveforms, modified the Lfo, etc, to match with the original synthesizer. Of course, you can use this plug-in like you want with or without the “CS” offsets.

I love the vintage japanese synthesizers because generally they have more creative parameters.

The particularity of this CS is its two channels (for each: 1 VCO, 1 VCF, 1 VCA) which provide nice stereo pads. And its Vcos are not Dcos (like those of 80′s synths), so the detune between the two Vcos and each voice creates rich chorus fx to build nice organs or string ensembles. But the great features of this vintage synthesizer are: the Lfo which generates a frequency modulation up to 500 hz controlled by the AD envelope and the Sine oscillators of the Vcas which create a solid base of the sounds using Bp or Hp filters.

The Kx-PolyM-CSE for Windows (VST) is a free download.

More information: FX77FREE / Kx-PolyM-CSE

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Ignite Amps releases TPA-1 tube amp plugin

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Ignite Amps TPA-1

Ignite Amps has released TPA-1, a digital emulation of a class AB tube power amplifier for guitar.

The TPA-1 is a digital emulation of a class AB tube power amplifier for guitar. It has been designed and developed to be paired with any guitar preamp (VST/AU or even hardware).

Its circuit is not based on any particular physical power amplifier, but it has been designed to have enough versatility to range from vintage to modern tones, letting the user be free to shape its dynamic behaviour with ease, without the need to be a tube amplifier tech.

Every single component on the signal path of the analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound as it was meant to be, while keeping an eye on CPU performances and real-time playability at the same time.

The TPA-1 is meant to be used as a guitar tube power amplifier simulator for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

TPA-1 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available as freeware.

More information: Ignite Amps

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