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Terry West releases CS-12M Master Channel Strip v1.55

Terry West has released version 1.55 of CS-12M, a master channel strip effect plugin for Windows.

The popular Master Channelstrip with a fresh new GUI design.

Terry West CS-12M
Terry West CS-12M master channel strip

CS-12M v1.55 features

  • New GUI design.
  • Bypass.
  • In-Output gain + VU.
  • 12 graphic bands.
  • 9 Q wide settings.
  • Punch mode.
  • NY compressor (soft/hard) + Knock.
  • Magnetic tape saturator.
  • Adjustable highend Low-High exciters.
  • EQ 12-6 dB switch.
  • Output 12-6 dB switch.
  • 22 presets.
  • HQ engine – multicore support. (WinXP, Win-Vista, Win7).

CS-12M for Windows (VST) is available as freeware.

More information: Terry West / CS-12M


Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter effect plugin

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Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter

Waves has released Waves Aphex, the vintage aural exciter developed in association with Aphex.

When it was originally introduced in the mid-1970s, the Aphex Aural Exciter® brought its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists, traveling from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit.

A true groundbreaker, the original Aural Exciter was highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and vibrancy on vocal and instrumental tracks alike. It was even credited as a “session player” on best-selling albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, engineered by Val Garay, who worked closely with us on the development of the plugin.

Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the new Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plugin delivers all the unique character of the rare original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.

Waves Aphex features

  • Faithful model of the rare tube-powered original.
  • Adds brightness, vibrancy and depth.
  • Increases presence without raising levels.
  • Perfect for vocal and instrumental tracks alike.
  • Mix and AX modes for insert or send configurations.
  • Mono and stereo components.
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz resolution.
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU.
  • PC and Mac compatible.

Waves Aphex is available to purchase for $240 USD (Native) / $500 USD (TDM).

More information: Waves / Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter


Two Notes Audio Engineering updates Torpedo PI-Free to v1.0.4

Two Notes Audio Engineering Torpedo PI-FREE

Two Notes Audio Engineering has released version 1.0.4 of Torpedo PI-Free, a “Speaker Miking Simulation” plug-in effect for Windows and Mac.

The Torpedo PI-FREE is based on our flagship model, the PI-101, but only features 1 model of power amp simulation (EL34 / AB class), 1 speaker cab (based on a Marshall 4×12) and 1 type of microphone (based on a Shure SM57). And you still have the full Post FX section.

Changes in Torpedo PI-Free v1.0.4

  • Audio processing optimizations.
  • Plugin parameters correctly saved and loaded at closing and opening of a project.
  • Better management of internal DAW presets.
  • Default and step values changed on some controls (input and output gain, compressor).
  • Mouse wheel support improved.
  • Impulse loading error fixed when display window is off.
  • GUI : Vu-meter scale changed.
  • GUI : modification of the PowerAmp display when off.
  • GUI : few display bugs fixed.
  • GUI : TwoNotes website URL inserted in the About box.
  • GUI : other minor GUI improvements.
  • Audio Unit: reduced window display mode improved.
  • Audio Unit: better management of automation and control surfaces.
  • Audio Unit : random Logic AU Validation Tool crash when validating plugin fixed.

Torpedo PI-Free for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available as freeware. Torpedo PI-101, featuring 8 different PA types, more than 30 different cabs (and more to come each month) and 8 studio standard microphones is scheduled for release early March or the end of February.

More information: Two Notes Audio Engineering / Torpedo PI-Free


SKnote Presence, dynamic exciter effect

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SKnote Presence

SKnote has released Presence, a multi-mode dynamic exciter effect for Windows.

A fistful of exciters. Simple interface. Punch, Tone, Balance, Air.

Presence features

  • Fills the spectrum and adds punch, tone, air and strenght to tracks and mixes.
  • Increases perceived loudness without affecting dynamics.
  • Useful on single tracks (mono/stereo) and on submixes/mixes.
  • Very light on CPU and latency-free.
  • Includes several algorithms (different tape, saturation curve, color, response). More will be added in future free updates.
  • Includes a very smooth high-pass filter and a tilt filter for spectral balancing.

Presence for Windows (VST) is available to purchase now for a special launch price of $9.99 USD.

More information: SKnote / Presence


Two Notes Audio Engineering introduces Torpedo PI-101 and Torpedo PI-FREE

Two Notes Audio Engineering has announced the Torpedo PI-101 and Torpedo PI-FREE, two new audio effect plugins.

Two Notes Torpedo PI-101
Two Notes Torpedo PI-101

The Torpedo PI-101 and PI-FREE plug-ins feature the unique Torpedo algorithm originally found on the VB-101 and VM-202 units, that allows the user to virtually move the microphone in front of the speaker cabinet (as you would in a real recording room) and to simulate the sound of a hard driven speaker.

Torpedo PI-101 is a hi end channel strip plug-in for your guitar amp / preamp. It features three different sections: power amp with 8 different power amp topologies, “Miking” with more than 30 cabs and 8 studio-standard microphones and last but not least, Post FX featuring Low cut filter, 5-band EQ, exciter and compressor.

Torpedo PI-FREE is based on the flagship model, the PI-101, but only features 1 model of power amp simulation (EL34 / AB class), 1 speaker cab (based on a Marshall 4×12) and 1 type of microphone (based on a Shure SM57). And you still have the full Post FX section.

Torpedo PI-101 will be available to purchase for 199 EUR excl. VAT early February, 2011 (requires iLok USB key to authorize). Torpedo PI-FREE is free to use, is not time limited and does not need an iLok USB key.

More information: Two Notes Audio Engineering


Homegrown Sounds Harmonic Enhancer, free harmonic exciter effect

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Homegrown Sounds Harmonic Enhancer

Homegrown Sounds has released Harmonic Enhancer, a freeware harmonic exciter effect plug-in for Windows.

A Simple plugin that I built for myself and thought I’d tidy it up and make it available to anyone else who may find it useful. It allows adding harmonic distortion at about 10k and 100hz, which is useful for creating presence in dull audio, especially useful for brightening up the top end.

Harmonic Enhancer features

  • Bass: This adds the distorted Bass to the mix.
  • Treble: Adds the top end sparkle.
  • Bass Delay: Allows delaying the bass which can help with phase correction.
  • Master: The master volume output.
  • FX Enable: Switches the Enhancements ON/OFF for comparison purposes.
  • Dry Enable: Enables switching off the dry signal to herar what the plugin is adding.

Harmonic Enhancer is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Harmonic Enhancer


TubeOhm releases T-Xciter and N-Gate

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TubeOhm has released T-Xciter and N-Gate, two effect plug-ins for Windows.

TubeOhm T-Xciter and N-Gate
TubeOhm T-Xciter and N-Gate

T-Xciter / N-Gate features

T-Xciter enhances your sound with harmonic processors.

  • Two harmonic generators, deep and high frequencies.
  • Frq, add harmonics, mix.
  • High frequency enhancement with the high frequency boost (use B switch).
  • Stereo – master effect.

N-Gate is a noise gate featuring separate gate on and gate off threshold parameters for better control when the release phase has some spikes.

  • Two thresholds: gate on/gate off.
  • Attack / Hold / Release adjustment.
  • Enhanced VCA / VCF ADSR.

T-Xciter and N-Gate for Windows PC (VST) are available to purchase in a bundle, priced at 24 EUR.

More information: TubeOhm / T-Xciter & N-Gate