Youlean updates Freq-Balancer to V2.0

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Youlean has released version 2.0 of Freq-Balancer, a simple tool that will help you with mastering by balancing frequency response of your songs.

Youlean Freq-Balancer

Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks. When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.

Changes in Freq-Balancer v2.0

  • Changed GUI.
  • Changed display, now shows more accurate representation of internal EQ.
  • Added loudness normalization engine designed to make plugin much easier to use.
  • Added option to switch between different FFT resolutions that could bring better performance on lower end PCs.
  • Added option to change FFT speed.
  • Added performance and memory optimizations.
  • Fixed silence on song start in Sound Forge Pro 11 bug.

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer

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Volterock & undocument release Vocal Hazard Pack Vol 2

Voltetock Vocal Hazard Pack Vol 2

Volterock & undocument have launched Vocal Hazard Pack Volume 2, a free vocal sample pack featuring 748 vocal samples.

Almost a year ago Volterock & undocument ventured into the studio to do the unthinkable: CAPTURE THE HAZARDOUS WAILS OF HUMANITY! They crawled out of the studio shaking and whimpering with Volume I in hand. Smiles were formed, much love was received, and so we braced ourselves, with full armor covered in hazmats, and entered the studio once again for… duh duh duh duuuuh… VOLUME II !!

This new volume has over 4 times as many samples as volume I! 748 vocal samples in all! We also asked the new volunteer talent to venture out and really get creative beyond the regular screams and yells. I even brought in my long-time bff, Chris Williams, to do his famous NAZGUL SCREAM! ENJOY!

The pack is a free download at Volterock’s SoundCloud page.

More information: Vocal Hazard Pack Volume 2

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Acon Digital updates Multiply chorus to v1.1

Acon Digital has released version 1.1 of Multiply, a free chorus effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Acon Digital Multiply

Acon Digital Multiply is a free and versatile chorus effect with a unique twist. Each simulated voice is processed with a phase randomizing filter so that unpleasant comb filter effects are avoided.

The effect can be used to simulate the effect of several performers playing the same tones simultaneously, to widen the spatial image or to create special effects for sound design.

Changes in Multiply v1.1

  • CPU optimizations.
  • Fixed audio glitches when used as zero latency plug-in in FL Studio.
  • Added new level lock button to lock relation between dry and effect levels.
  • Fixed incorrect folder for uninstall data in Windows installers.
  • Control highlighting of automated parameters in Pro Tools.
  • Support for the Ctrl+Alt+Cmd shortcut for the automation menu in Pro Tools.

Multiply for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available to download free of charge.

More information: Acon Digital / Multiply

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Manda Audio sets free MT Power Drum Kit 2 plugin

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Manda Audio has set free its MT Power Drum Kit 2, a multi layer drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

Manda Audio MT Power Drum Kit 2

The MT Power Drum Kit is a new drum sampler offering the powerful, high-quality sounds of an acoustic, realistic drum kit. Samples have been specially recorded and processed to make them ideally suited to use in pop, rock and metal productions.

The MT Power Drum Kit Sampler differs from other, expensive drum samplers in that we have already pre-processed the sounds with compressors and EQs to make them a perfect fit for any mix. That’s important, since this is precisely where many drum sample programs are weakest. Some of the expensive plugins available on the market deliver a highly natural and dynamic drum kit sound as a solo instrument, but many fail as soon as they are supposed to be used for a complete mix in a powerful pop or rock production. Either the kick drum suddenly sounds much too slack or fuzzy in the mix, or the snare drum, which initially sounds so natural and dynamic, in solo mode suddenly gets lost in the background in the overall mix, drowned out by the guitars and other instruments. But this is exactly where the MT Power Drum Kit is strongest. Its kick and snare drums come through clearly in any mixing situation – and still sound natural and not overly compressed.

MT Power Drum Kit 2 is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Manda Audio

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Sonus Dept. releases Dark Mass, Industry Trailer & Stylus Beats

Sonus Dept. has launched Dark Mass, Industry Trailer and Stylus Beats, three free sound libraries for Kontakt and Massive.

Sonus Dept. packs

Dark Mass features 20 presets that reveal another side of this great synthesizer: gloomy soundscapes, cinematic impacts, harsh leads and mysterious pads. Everything you need to build haunting atmospheres ideal for soundtracks and any kind of dark electronic music is here. Join the dark side!

Industry Trailer is a sound library for Kontakt providing deep percussions, hits and sound FX to build up aggressive, industrial and cinematic rhythms. This is just a free appetizer of the wider Industry project, a work in progress that, once released, will be a fully featured sound library for industrial and cinematic stuff with the best price/quality ratio on the market!

Stylus Beats is a free Kontakt library and sample pack featuring all the sound of the bizarre Stylophone BeatBox, a funny low cost beat box produced by the same manufacturer of the legendary Stylophone.

The libraries are available to download at Sonus Dept.

More information: Sonus Dept.

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