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Softube releases Valley People Dyna-mite Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason

Softube has announced the release of the Valley People Dyna-mite Rack Extension for Propellerhead’s Reason software.

Softube Valley People Dyna-mite RE
Softube’s Valley People Dyna-mite is now available in Rack Extension format.

The Dyna-mite is a unique and quirky analog limiter/expander, originally designed by Valley People in the 1980′s.

The Dyna-mite is well known for its limiting that goes from snappy to ruthless, its de-essing capabilities and its highly useable expander/gate mode.

Both the original model and the software simulation also have an external input that gives great possibilities for using the Dyna-mite for keying/sidechaining.

The Valley People Dyna-mite RE is available for the introductory price of $119 USD until Friday, February 15th, 6 pm CET (regular price $149 USD).

More information: Softube / Valley People Dyna-mite RE/a>

Plugin Boutique announces Waves Native Power Pack sale—50% off effect plugins bundle

Waves Native Power Pack

Plugin Boutique has announced an exclusive limited time sale on the Native Power Pack bundle of effect plug-in by Waves.

With everything from reverb, delay, and equalization to compression, limiting, and level maximization, Native Power Pack is a perfect introduction to the Waves experience. Whether you are just getting started or you are expanding your production palette, NPP gives you the power!

Native Power Pack includes:

  • Trueverb.
  • L1 Ultramaximizer.
  • Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer.
  • C1 Compressor/Expander.
  • IR-L Convolution Reverb.
  • Super Tap Delay.
  • Doubler – Doube Tracking Effect.
  • DeEsser.
  • S1 Stereo Imager.
  • Renaissance AAX – Guitar Compressor.

The Native Power Pack is available to purchase from Plugin Boutique for £99 GBP, for a limited time.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Native Power Pack

MeldaProduction MStereoGenerator & MStereoScope released (+ plugins updated to v7.04)

MeldaProduction has announced the release of MStereoGenerator, an artificial stereo image generator.

MStereoGenerator is a unique mono to stereo (or even surround) expander, which makes your tracks sound wider, stronger and punchier. And it’s perfect for almost any audio material from vocals and saxophones to drums. Integrated equalizer lets you adjust which parts of the spectrum you want to expand and stereo scope gives you an immediate view of the resulting stereo width.

MeldaProduction MStereoGenerator
MStereoGenerator can generate an artificial stereo image from mono tracks or expand existing stereo image. And is almost completely mono compatible.

MStereoGenerator features

  • Unique widening algorithm.
  • 2D stereo field analyzer and channel peak meters.
  • 4 global modulators.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing.
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Supports VST, VST3 and AU interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

MStereoGenerator is available for the introductory price of 20 EUR (regular 50 EUR). The plug-in is free to MTotalBundle and MMixingBundle users.

MeldaProduction has also released MStereoScope, a freeware effect plug-in.

MStereoScope is a stereo width analyzer, which also lets you solo specific parts of the signal – mid, side and separate channels.

Furthermore, MeldaProduction’s plugins were updated to version 7.04, providing some more fixes and optimizations, including the addition of virtual keyboards to all text input fields and much more.

More information: MeldaProduction

LSR Audio releases DynamicsDetail and SK_Dynamics + Vintage Dynamics plugins price drop & plugins updated

LSR Audio has announced the release of it intuitive compressor/expander plugin DynamicsDetail and SK_Dynamics, a new “Single Knob Series” dynamics effect plug-in.

DynamicsDetail measures two RMS levels with different averaging speeds. It compares the fast level with the slower one to detect attack and decay phases. Maximum compression (low attack and high sustain) tends to keep the output level close to the average level of the input sound.

SK_Dynamics is based on the algorithms of the DynamicsDetail plugin, and allows you to reduce or increase the dynamic range of your tracks with only one knob. The output level is automatically compensated according to the chosen compression level.

LSR Audio DynamicsDetail
LSR Audio’s DynamicsDetail compressor/expander effect plug-in for PC and Mac.

DynamicsDetail features

  • Original compression algorithm.
  • Reduce or amplify attacks.
  • Boost or attenuate sustain.
  • Mix control.
  • Master level (does not affect dry signal).

DynamicsDetail is available to purchase for 49 USD; SK_Dynamics costs $16 USD.

LSR Audio has also announced it has introduced reduced prices for its Vintage Dynamics plug-ins, and updated versions of its plug-ins are now available (including USB activation).

More information: LSR Audio

Mildon Studios releases SLVR Spreader effect plugin

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Mildon Studios SLVR Spreader

Mildon Studios has released SLVR Spreader, a stereo expander effect plug-in for Windows.

SLVR Spreader is a state-of-the-art stereo widener suitable for mixing and mastering. It combines different stereo imaging technologies, letting you apply ample amounts of widening without weakening the overall sound.

Use it on individual tracks like vocals and on group tracks like drums, all the way to the final master.

SLVR Spreader features

  • Three powerful modes:
    • Wide mode uses a mid-side algorithm for widening the signal. This is suitable for stereo recordings, group tracks, and mastering.
    • Delay mode spreads the signal’s frequencies across the stereo image and applies minute amounts of delay to emphasize the stereo effect. This can be used to fatten ambient sounds like vocals and pads.
    • Shuffle mode interleaves the signal’s frequencies and spreads them across the stereo image. While the stereo effect is less pronounced in this mode, it can help the signal cut-through a busy mix without introducing artifacts or phase issues.
  • 3 Channel Meters: separate meters for Left, Center, and Right channels, allowing you to apply just the right amount of widening to the signal. For best results, increase the Spread fader until the Center peak is at the same level as or just above the Left and Right peaks.

SLVR Spreader for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $14 USD until 31 May, 2012 (regular $29 USD).

More information: Mildon Studios / SLVR Spreader

SKnote releases Grasso saturation/dynamics effect plugin

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SKnote has released Grasso, a complete saturation and dynamics unit for Windows and Mac.

It is NOT a compressor, no thresholds. It is NOT an envelope shaper, no triggering.

It includes some special features like level-independent dynamics, tube-saturation stage, dynamic and level-independent pre-drive filtering, spank control and a modeled power-supply.

It is very useful to add color and dynamic control to mixes and single tracks, from subtle to extreme.

SKnote Grasso
Grasso provides subtle to strong level-independent processing

Grasso features

  • Tube-modeling.
  • Level-independent dynamics.
  • Level-independent dynamic filtering (on attack and decay).
  • Detailed control on tube circuits with several options.
  • “Spank” feature (post-drive dynamic response).
  • Modeled “weak” power supply (more harmonics or “sagging”).
  • Special post drive expander for great dynamics.

Grasso for Windows and Mac VST/AU, RTAS/AAX coming) is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: SKnote / Grasso

Metric Halo releases Production Bundle For AAX (+ intro sale)

Metric Halo has announced the release of the Production Bundle for AAX at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt (Audiologistik booth – Hall 5.1, Stand A85).

The software will be available starting on 3/26/12 and consists of seven AAX plug-ins compatible with both Native and HDX DSP systems: ChannelStrip 3, Character, Haloverb, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Expander, Precision DeEsser, and TransientControl.

Metric Halo Production Bundle
Metric Halo Production Bundle for AAX

This bundle provides the all the tools necessary to sculpt a mix. Four of the plug-ins contain audio analysis tools from SpectraFoo, giving the user visual feedback of the plug-in’s processing. “We’re thrilled to release the Metric Halo Production Bundle for Pro Tools 10,” said Allen Rowand of Metric Halo. “We wanted to do more than simply port our existing ChannelStrip plug-in to the AAX format. We wanted to release a suite of software that builds on ChannelStrip’s thirteen year legacy of sonic quality, and gives our customers great signal processing options for Pro Tools 10. We’ll have news for users of other DAWs in the near future, so stay tuned.”

The MSRP for the bundle is $699 USD, with individual plug-ins priced at $199 USD each. Upgrades from ChannelStrip 2 to ChannelStrip 3 are available for $49, and upgrades from ChannelStrip 2 to the Production Bundle cost $549. Owners of Metric Halo’s +DSP software may purchase the Production Bundle for $549, and may purchase the Bundle for $399 if they own licenses for both +DSP and ChannelStrip 2. Customers who have purchased ChannelStrip 2 Native since October 1 are eligible for a free upgrade to ChannelStrip 3.

In order to celebrate the release of the Production Bundle, Metric Halo is offering special pricing from 3/26/12 to 4/26/12.

All Metric Halo software titles (including the Production Bundle, upgrades and Customer Loyalty offers) are 25% off, and customers that purchase any of the company’s award-winning FireWire interfaces during the promotion will receive a free Production Bundle license.

More information: Metric Halo / Production Bundle

Voxengo Drumformer multiband dynamics effect plugin updated to v1.2

Voxengo Drumformer

Voxengo has updated its Drumformer multiband drum and master track dynamics processing plug-in for Windows and Mac to v1.2.

Drumformer can operate in broadband, 2-band and 3-band modes, with each band having compressor-expander and saturation modules. The sound of the compressor can be defined as “gluey with a ping”, because it instantly creates a “tight and glued together” sound while masterfully emphasizing the transients. The saturation module offers you a choice between six saturation modes, each having a smooth sound and differing harmonic content.

Changes in Drumformer v1.2

  • Equalizer’s virtual keyboard issue fixed.
  • A rare crash issue happening in Logic Pro fixed.
  • Plug-in now works correctly on ProTools via FXpansion VST-RTAS adapter.

Drumformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is $99.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Drumformer