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Time+Space announces saving on iZotope Alloy 2

Time+Space has announced that iZotope is offering a discount on its Alloy 2 mixing tools for a limited time.

Over 40% off iZotope Alloy 2

Far more than just a traditional channel strip, Alloy 2 is a modern twist on classic mixing that neatly packages the mixing essentials in a self-contained and completely configurable plug-in that puts everything you need at your fingertips.

Alloy 2 features

  • Get six powerful tools in one integrated plug-in: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
  • Achieve exceptional sound quality, balancing vintage emulation with digital precision.
  • Hear results immediately with zero latency performance, whether you’re tracking in real-time or in the midst of a mix session.
  • Visualize your mixing decisions with rich meter displays to guide the way.
  • Start fast, then go deep with over 250 presets and a tweaker’s paradise of advanced controls.

Until 31st March, 2014, Alloy 2 is available to purchase for £84.95 GBP / 114 EUR (over 40% off RRP).

Existing Alloy users can upgrade to Alloy 2 for £36.95 GBP / 51.95 EUR, and existing users of other iZotope products can crossgrade for £65.95 GBP / 87.95 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / Alloy 2

Computer Music 197 freebie: SKnote Snap transient exciter

SKnote Snap

Computer Music has announced that its latest magazine includes a free copy of SKnote Snap, a transient exciter plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Brighten or dull the attack and sustain of your sounds with Snap, a unique transient exciter plugin created exclusively for CM by software perfectionists SKnote. Their other analogue-flavoured creations include the console-emulating Stripbus, tape saturator Roundtone, and the mighty MCAudioLab EQ1passive equaliser.

Snap detects your incoming transients (or attack) and allows you to apply two intelligently-linked filters to your signal. You can add brightness to a snare or hi-hat’s crack, tame a drum group’s spikiness, or soften a piano’s sustain without blunting its attack.

SKnote Snap features

  • ‘Hit’ and ‘Body’ knobs to treat attack and/or sustain for precise dynamic sculpting.
  • Brighten or dull transients independently of the signal’s sustain.
  • Great for shaping drums, percussion, guitars, groups or mixes.
  • Transient metering and value readouts.
  • Clear, compact interface.
  • 32-/64-bit PC VST.
  • 32-/64-bit Mac AU/VST.

The plugin is included with Computer Music 197 (and onwards).

More information: MusicRadar

Nomad Factory releases Cosmos harmonic exciter & sub generator plugin

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Nomad Factory Cosmos

Nomad Factory has announced the release of Cosmos, an effect plug-in for sonic enhancement and low-end fattening of audio.

This audio sweetening plug-in faithfully emulates legendary audio hardware that is used in professional studios worldwide. COSMOS can be used in virtually any application:

  • Embellish a recording or enhance single instrument
  • Harmonically excite an entire mix
  • Enhance any TV/Film Post-Production project
  • Improve the sound of a Broadcast/Podcast

Naturally, COSMOS excels in the recording studio whether you need lead vocals to pop out more in a mix or boost the low end of a bass guitar. The plug-in is especially useful when placed on the mix bus to enhance an entire mix. Engineers have been using comparable hardware for decades and now COSMOS delivers the same sonic signature that can be found on countless hit records and award-winning productions.

COSMOS is designed to improve clarity and punch without increasing gain, which results in a more balanced sound. The plug-in uses harmonic enhancement instead of traditional EQ boosting to bring out desirable frequencies in your audio material. COSMOS works great to improve the sound quality of any audio source, including compressed mp3 files, podcasts and voice-over work.

COSMOS also features a tunable synth sub-generator that can give your audio a huge boost in the low frequency department. For years, audiophiles have used this secret technique to fatten bass parts, kick drums and give mixes a thunderous bottom end. COSMOS’ built-in limiter and imaging add an extra dimension of control and stereo enhancement.

Cosmos for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for MSRP $149 USD. The plug-in is also available from DontCrack for the introductory price $69 USD until July 7th, 2013.

More information: Nomad Factory / Cosmos

iZotope updates Ozone & Ozone Advanced to v5.03

iZotope Ozone / Ozone Advanced

iZotope has updated its Ozone 5 mastering effects suite to version 5.03.

iZotope’s complete mastering system in a single integrated plug-in includes eight essential mastering tools: Maximizer, Equalizer, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Multiband Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering.

Ozone 5 Advanced adds seven additional component plug-ins, extended features in every module, and a comprehensive suite of configurable meters.

Changes in Ozone v5.03

  • Plug-in formats: Added AAX Native support for Pro Tools 10.
  • Operating systems: Added Windows 8 support.
  • Operating systems: Added OS X 10.8 support.
  • Feature enhancement: Changed wording of “Match From” to “Reference” for the Matching EQ.
  • [Ozone Advanced] Fix: Improved Host Bypass communication for component plug-ins (Advanced feature only).

Ozone 5 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $249 USD (Ozone 5) / $999 USD (Ozone 5 Advanced).

More information: iZotope / Ozone

Terry West releases SJoe and AirCiter plugins

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Terry West has released the SJoe dualband stereo enhancer and AirCiter exciter effect plugins for Windows.

Terry West SJoe & AirCiter
SJoe and AirCiter VST effect plugins by Terry West.

Features

  • SJoe – Based on Side (ms) parallel widening without loss of the mid signal gain. Independed controls for mid/high crossovers with Solo listen. Full mono compatible.
  • AirCiter – Adds sheen and air to vocals, overheads etc. Also includes a widening fx for the processed signals (stereo bus/insert only). Can be used as a insert or as send effect. Note: this plugin does not use the common exciter approach.

Both plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST) at no charge. Donations are appreciated.

More information: Terry West

Variety Of Sound brings the mojo back with Thrillseeker XTC exciter plugin

Variety Of Sound has introduced Thrillseeker XTC, a freeware exciter effect plugin, developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

Thrillseeker XTC is a contemporary exciter build around a true parallel analog style equalizer design. Thrillseeker XTC is all about adding weight, vibe and attitude back to the sound. It delivers all the character of an analog signal path and provides what digital processing usually is hard pushed to, including a rich low-end experience and that vibrant ‘expensive’ top-end.

Variety Of Sound Thrillseeker XTC
Thrillseeker XTC was made for musicians and engineers to pleasingly enhance audio during the mixing or mastering stage.

Thrillseeker XTC features

  • Three parallel coupled equalizers containing three stateful saturators.
  • Each based on a sophisticated non-linear and frequency dependent algorithm with memory.
  • Pre-selected frequency ranges
    • LOW band: 70-450Hz
    • MID band: 0.8-5kHz
    • AIR band: 3.2-18kHz
  • Two flavors included with different internal gain-staging
    • Black version to mix at rather conservative levels around -18dB RMS.
    • Blue version to mix towards hotter target levels.
  • Additional analog signal path idiosyncrasies modelled.
  • Classic VU style metering as well as loudness unit measurements based on ITU-R BS.1770.
  • Mix control for dry/wet mixing and output level control.
  • Win32 / VST compatible plug-in with SSE2 assembler optimized signal path.
  • Tested and known to work in many VST hosts as well as running jbridge wrapped in 64bit hosts.

The Thrillseeker XTC plugin for Windows (VST) is available from KVR Audio.

More information: Variety Of Sound / Thrillseeker XTC

Mildon Studios Bluemix & Redmix effect plugins released + Intro bundle offer

Mildon Studios has announced the release of its Bluemix and Redmix effect plug-ins for Windows.

Bluemix combines smart EQ, auto compression, and hi-frequency excitation into one easy-to-use plugin.

Redmix puts your tracks on a virtual stage, allowing you to pan from left to right and front to back. It makes effective use of Haas principles combined with spectral shaping and room reverb to create space in the mix.

Mildon Studios Bluemix and Redmix
Get your tracks to sit with Bluemix and then move them around with Redmix.

Bluemix / Redmix features

  • Bluemix
    • Smart EQ: Trim, Tighten, Tame.
    • Auto Compressor: Push.
    • Gain Reduction Meter.
    • Exciters: Enhance, Define.
  • Remix
    • 2-Dimensional Panning (L-R + F-B).
    • Automatic Haas Effect.
    • Room Control.

The plug-ins for Windows (VST) are available to purchase for $19 USD each, or bundled for $28.50 USD.

More information: Mildon Studios

iZotope releases Alloy 2 – Essential Mixing Tools

iZotope Alloy 2

iZotope has announced the release of the next generation of Alloy, a forward-thinking mixing suite that combines six essential tools in one self-contained and completely configurable plug-in.

A modern twist on classic mixing, Alloy 2 takes the traditional channel strip and brings it into the future with powerful sound-shaping tools, exceptional sound quality, and a streamlined workflow. Thoughtfully designed for mixing purposes across the music, audio, post and broadcast industries, Alloy 2 is perfect for engineers, musicians, and producers looking to sculpt their sound while addressing common mix issues.

“Whatever the track, Alloy 2 provides a wealth of tools that give you both corrective and expressive control over your audio while mixing. We went out of our way tocreate a tool that not only raises the bar sonically, but also enables engineers to achieve a desired sound simply and efficiently with a more seamless workflow,” says Brett Bunting, Alloy Product Manager. “Those who havenever used Alloy before will be amazed by the number of mixing solutions contained within a single plug-in, while users of Alloy 1 will be struck by how much we’ve managed to add and enhance while still improving usability.”

iZotope Alloy 2
Alloy 2′s new Overview Panel: A simplified view where you can easily monitor and tweak relevant settings of the currently-enabled Alloy modules. Panel also updates instantly while previewing presets, highlighting the modules and settings used by each.

Alloy 2 features

  • Get six powerful tools in one integrated plug-in: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
  • Achieve exceptional sound quality, balancing vintage emulation with digital precision.
  • Hear results immediately with zero latency performance, whether tracking in real-time or in the midst of a mix session.
  • Visualize mixing decisions with rich meter displays to guide the way.
  • Start fast, then go deep with over 250 presets and a tweaker’s paradise of advanced controls.

What’s New for Alloy 2?

Fans of Alloy 1 will benefit from Alloy 2’s sonic enhancements, highlights of which include a redesigned Exciter module, a revamped multiband Transient Shaper, a host of new EQ filters, including Treble and Bass Baxandall filters, and more. Alloy 2 users will also click less to achieve more thanks to both a fully overhauled user interface, enlarged to make more controls accessible, and a new Overview panel that dynamically adjusts to show only the most relevant settings of the modules in play.

With low CPU usage and zero latency operation, Alloy 2 can be used again and again across a wide range of tracks and buses, making it a perfect mixing complement to iZotope’s flagship mastering suites, Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. To this end, Alloy 2 also features an internal Meter Tap, which provides immediate visual feedback from Alloy 2’s tracks and buses in the Ozone5 Advanced Meter Bridge.


Overview of iZotope’s Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools.

Alloy 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until September 6th, 2012 (regular $199 USD /159 EUR). iZotope customers who purchased Alloy 1 on or after June 27, 2012 will receive a free upgrade to Alloy 2 upon release. A special upgrade price of $79 USD will be available for all Alloy 1 customers who purchased before June 27, 2012.

More information: iZotope / Alloy 2