In advance of the Musikmesse, u-he has sneaked a peak of the Satin “authentic tape simulation and beyond” plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Urs Heckmann on Satin:
Basically… Satin is not just a tape emulation. I’m thinking of it as “all of tape”
Without being modelled after specific gear like Diva, Satin still has a mix and match approach. There are various pre-equalisation and post-equalisation curves to choose from as well as various noise reduction techniques and a choice of tape speed, plus a few head/gain adjustments. The sound of tape ranges from subtle to drastic. The adjustable noise level is irresistable.
u-he’s upcoming tape emulation plug-in Satin: Will It Blend?
- Continuous tape speed control from 7.5 to 30 ips.
- Saturation with realistic bias and hysteresis, wow & flutter.
- Rec/repro equalisation, selectable industry-standard curves.
- Tape delay with up to 4 repro heads, on-the-fly flanging.
- Head adjustments, various coating formulae.
- No squirrels or other rodents inside.
Satin is expected to be released in May, 2013.
More information: u-he
Softrave has announced the release of Vintage Vibe Stereo and Vintage Flanger Chorus Stereo, two effect plug-ins for Windows.
Softrave Vintage series stompbox effect plug-ins.
Vintage Vibe Stereo is inspired by analog guitar pedals used by Jimi Hendrix and Soundgarden. Vibe effect is combination of Vibrato and Chorus effects. This combination of effects create Leslie type of vibration of sound that is so good for psychedelic, indie rock , grunge and experimental type of music. You can also use this pedal with keyboards adding some warmth to digital sound of you fav VSTi`s.
Vintage Flanger Chorus Stereo is inspired by classical analog guitar pedal Electric Mistress by Electroharmonix used by David Gilmour, Todd Rundgren, Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers of The Police, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. It was also used by Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Lenny Kravitz and The Chemical Brothers. Vintage Flanger Chorus Stereo is not exact clone of Electric Mistress/ it dont have filter matrix but have more controls over phase of rotation and balance of effects.
The plug-ins are available to purchase for 11 EUR each (Windows VST).
More information: Softrave
WOK has announced the release of FLAN-W, a free flanger effect plug-in for Windows.
Flangers are known as a guitar effect for a long time. They were later also used for drums or vocals.
FLAN-W is a free flanger effect for Windows VST hosts. The speed, depth and feedback of the effect can be adjusted in a wide range.
FLAN-W is available to download at no cost.
More information: WOK / FLAN-W
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on Jan 17, 2013
Synthescience has released 18 new free effect plug-ins for Windows.
Synthescience.com webpage gets a full content update and now delivers 18!! more effects/processors plugins to join the two allready published synths, Prodigious & Poly 2106.
Taking a big jump from two to twenty free unrestricted full featured products was the best way we could find to mark our statement into this new year, now meet the new faces at products/effects processors area and hope you enjoy the looks & features, the synthescience team…
Delay Box is one of the 18 new free effect plug-ins by Synthescience.
New effect plug-ins
- Delay / Reverb effects: Delay Box, Freezechamber.
- Distortion / Lo-Fi effects: Drivefactor, Driveshaper, R-Sample Factor.
- Dynamics processors: Compressor Box, Limiter Box.
- Filter / EQ processors: 10 Band Graphic EQ, The Filtermate.
- Modulation effects: Chorus Box, Autopan Modulator, Autospread Box, Phaser Box, Phaser 2/8, Flanger Box, Symphonic Ensemble, Chorus+, Slicer Box.
The plug-ins are available to download at no cost (Windows VST).
More information: Synthescience
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Posted in news
on Dec 05, 2012
Vengeance Sound has announced the release of the Essential FX Bundle, a collection of Vengeance Producer Suite effect plug-ins.
This massive effects bundle contains 15 – !) unique effects from Vengeance-Sound. These little helpers will become indispensable in your production environment.
Essential FX Bundle features
- 15 Plugins in one big Bundle.
- Impulse reverb comes with over 60 first class impulse responses.
- Every plugin has a built in limiter (you can turn it off if you want).
- Essential tools for every situation.
- Dynamics: EQ, Limiter, Compressor, Clip Distortion, Multiband Distortion.
- Modulation: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, MultiMod (FM, RingMod and Autopan!)
- Delay and reverb: Delay, Trashverb, GatedReverb, Impulse (Impulse Response Reverb).
- Special fx: Bitcrusher, Stereo Matrix (m/s manipulation).
- Unbeatable price: 6,60€ per plugin is a no brainer.
- Many cool presets included, optimized for modern club music by Manuel Schleis.
- All parameters are automatable (host).
- A big and smooth Mix knob is the center of every plugin.
- VST / PC & Intel Mac VST / AU & RTAS – runs in all compatible hosts.
- 32 / 64 Bit and VST3 standard.
The bundle is currently available to purchase for a special Christmas price of 99 EUR / £85 GBP / $140 USD (regular 149 EUR). Requires eLicenser dongle.
More information: Vengeance Sound / Essential FX Bundle
u-he has announced the release of the Uhbik-F Rack Extension flanger effect unit for Propellerhead Reason.
The Uhbik-F flanger Rack Extension by u-he.
Our flanger, from through-zero tape flanging (dramatic jet-effect!) to classic stomp-box type chorus, with LFO modulation and feedback / resonance.
Uhbik-F simulates two tape machines per audio channel, with recording and playback heads that can even occupy the same position if you want – impossible in the real world! Bass frequencies can bypass the effect (‘bass sanctuary’) to ensure LF-stability while the rest of the sound is swept around. Turn up the drive (2nd harmonic distortion), and your lead line will scorch its way through any mix!
The Uhbik-F Rack Extension is available to purchase for the introductory price of $19 USD until November 12th 2012 (regular $39 USD).
More information: u-he / Rack Extensions