123Creative has announced the release of Talktron, a guitar talker/talking filter, and Shamanizer, an “Ethno” plug-in by G-Sonique.
Talktron is a guitar VST plug-in simulating talking / formant filter effect known from real pedal stompboxes. Effect used in many music styles like funk, jazz, hip-hop, and electronic styles. Perfect also in combination with synthesizers!
Shamanizer is a special effect that generates shamanix vibrations and mysterious chorals according to rhythm and amplitude of input signal. Perfect in combination with drums, synths and guitars. We think no more words are needed – JUST LISTEN to the demosongs or try DEMO version.
Talktron and Shamanizer are available for Windows (VST), priced at 9.90 EUR and 15.90 EUR respectively. An introductory price is offered for both.
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Plugin Boutique has launched a Flash Friday sale on Etch, the analogue-modelled filtering device by FXpansion.
FXpansion is proud to present Etch, a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.
Featuring dual filter blocks with additional distortion and compression alongisde a huge range of modulation possibilities, Etch can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material.
- DCAM-modelled filtering, distortion and compression.
- OTA-array, SVF, Sallen-Key and comb filter types.
- Wide variety of multi-mode filter responses.
- 4 distortion types and a simple, effective 1-knob compressor.
- 2 LFOs, envelope follower, sample-and-hold and triggered envelope.
- TransMod system for deep modulation possibilities.
- Secondary side-chain input and full MIDI control in compatible hosts.
- 32-bit and 64-bit support.
- VST, AU & RTAS plugin formats on Mac OSX 10.6.2 & Windows 7.
Etch is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until April 21st, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Etch
Cableguys has announced updates for its Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM plug-ins.
In some setups, using a flat waveform in an oscillator could lead to erroneous output in Curve, which we fixed. And we’ve also fixed a UI bug which could occur after editing macros in Curve or MIDI assignments in Curve, FilterShaper or WaveShaper CM. Download the new versions of Curve and FilterShaper.
You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine.
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Sinevibes has updated its Multitude delay and Cluster animated filter effect plug-ins for Mac.
Multitude uses gate sequencers to control sends into four individual delay lines – allowing you to activate them at precise moments in time.
Changes in Multitude v1.0.5
- Five new modulator waveforms: pulse, trapezoid, notch, 3x and 4x staircase.
- Reduced overall processor load by up to 25%.
- Fixed Retina display resolution support.
- Fixed delay units not working with fractional tempo values (e.g. 120.75 BPM).
- Minor changes to user interface text labels.
- Minor improvements to parameter automation interface.
Changes in Cluster v1.1.0 features
- Redesigned graphical interface with cleaner appearance and many usability enhancements.
- New “crossfade time” slider to adjust switch smoothness between filter types.
- Added compatibility flag for sandboxed hosts.
- Enhanced user manual.
The Multitude and Cluster plugins for Mac (AU) are available to purchase for $59 USD and $29 USD, respectively.
More information: Sinevibes
ADSR Sounds has introduced ZEBRA – Filters Masterclass, a video tutorial by Jorgalad for u-he’s Zebra synthesizer instrument.
‘Zebra – Filters Masterclass‘ takes the guesswork out of producing with Zebra, putting you in total control of one of the world’s most powerful and flexible synths.
These in-depth videos start out at the very start (with the beginner in mind) right through to the advanced features such as filter feedback, advanced modulation, FM filters and much more!
This course includes 15 videos totalling over 200 minutes of in-depth instruction whether you are a beginner or you already know your ways around a synth, with this course you will end up with an advanced, practical understanding of all the different filters and an expert know-how on filter theory. You’ll also learn how to use the filters on a creative level which will help take your tracks to another level!
The course is available to purchase for $27 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / ZEBRA – Filters Masterclass
Harrison has announced that the Harrison 832c Filter Unit is now shipping.
From Abba to Zappa: Countless ground-breaking artists have been recorded and mixed on Harrison-designed consoles. AC/DC’s “Back in Black”, Robert Plant’s “Ship of Fools”, Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” all feature the signature Harrison sound! The greatest selling album of all time – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – was recorded and mixed on a Harrison 32-series console using the very same filters featured on the new Harrison 832c Filter Unit!
The 832c features 8 channels of high / low pass filters from Harrison’s world-renowned 32c console – providing classic Harrison sound for recording and mixing in a convenient 1U rack space. Each channel features independent controls for both the high and low-pass filters, a Bump button, 2 sweepable filter knobs, and a 7-segment LED input meter.
When engaged, the “Bump” button creates a resonant boost just above the selected high-pass filter frequency – re-creating the signature low-end of the Harrison 32-series consoles. This feature keeps instruments from sounding thin when you roll off the unwanted low frequency energy. Combined with proper execution of the low-pass filter, the “Bump” feature makes the 832c the perfect tool to fatten kick drums, beef up bass lines, and add body to guitar tracks – all while helping each instrument find its place in the mix.
The audio connections are provided on AES59 (Tascam DB-25) connectors. Combined with other Harrison hardware, setup becomes painless and clutter-free, as the input connector of the 832c Filter Unit matches the output connector of the Lineage Mic Preamp. When used in tandem, the 832c Filter Unit and the Lineage Mic Preamp provide a complete Harrison 8-channel input section with preamps, filters, and metering.
The Harrison 832c Filter Unit is now available to purchase for $2,395 USD.
More information: Harrison Consoles / 832c Filter Unit
Waves has launched MetaFilter, a filter effect plug-in in Native formats.
Designed around a multimode filter with extensive modulation options and powered by Waves’ Virtual Voltage technology, Waves MetaFilter has everything you need in a sound-shaping filter plugin. The versatile MetaFilter creative effects unit provides all the warmth, depth and fatness of classic analog filters, along with the modern control and endless flexibility distinctive of Waves tools.
MetaFilter lets you individually modulate the filter’s cutoff, resonance and delay time using three separate modulators – a 16-step sequencer, an LFO, and an envelope follower with a sidechaining option – making it easy to achieve effects such as filter sweeping, tremolo, auto wah, rhythmic gating, ducking, and hypnotic modulating delays with saturation buildups.
- Three separate modulators: 16-step sequencer, LFO, and envelope follower with sidechaining option.
- Fat analog sound quality.
- Intuitive MIDI Learn.
- Fully modulatable analog delay.
- Powered by Virtual Voltage technology.
- Endless sound-shaping possibilities.
The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX), priced at the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $200 USD).
More information: Waves / MetaFilter
Cableguys has released version 3.1 of FilterShaper 3, a flexible filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
FilterShaper 3 – Filter, volume and pan modulation plug-in.
FilterShaper 3 takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an immensely flexible modulation framework.
The new Sallen-Key type filters deliver a rich, warm, intricate sound. Create complex, shifting, interweaving effects. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filtersweeps and stereo tremolo to surgically-precise filter control and multiband sidechain effects.
Changes in FilterShaper v3.1
- Improved waveform editing.
- The “Drive” parameter is ramped now.
- Improved sound of the new Sallen-Key type filters for high resonance values.
- Improved tuning for the 24db versions of the Sallen-Key type filters.
- Bug fixes:
- The Envelope Followers did not work properly under Mac OS X.
- Triggering LFOs via MIDI could lead to clicks.
FilterShaper 3 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 69 EUR/$89 USD incl. VAT.
More information: Cableguys / FilterShaper