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Sonnox intros AAX support for Oxford Dynamics + 40% off

Sonnox has announced the release of AAX version of its Oxford Dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

We’re excited to have released the AAX version of the acclaimed Oxford Dynamics plug-in. Both AAX DSP and AAX Native versions can be used as a surround buss compressor / limiter (previously only available in the TDM version) and the plug-in has improved metering.

Sonnox Oxford Dynamics
Sonnox celebrates the AAX version of Dynamics with a 40% discount.

Oxford Dynamics features

  • Fully 64-bit compliant.
  • The dynamics section from Sony OXF-R3 console.
  • Separate sections for Compressor, Gate, Expander, Limiter.
  • 2-Band side chain EQ (with audition function).
  • Warmth control for extra presence and tube-like warmth.
  • Three different compressor types (linear and exponential curves).
  • Variable soft knee compressor.
  • Separate 5.1 bus compressor (where supported).
  • Ultra low noise and distortion.

The Oxford Dynamics plug-in is available at a 40% discount until March 31st, 2013.

More information: Sonnox / Oxford Dynamics

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Ochen K. releases A-Series 1 & 2 Modular Synth Rack Extensions

Ochen K. has released A-Series 1 and A-Series 2, two modular synthesizer Rack Extensions for Propellerhead Reason.

Ochen K A-Series 1 and 2 modular synths
The A-Series 1 and 2 modular synth Rack Extensions by Ochen K.

The A-Series Modular Synth is the first fully modular synth for Reason, where you can design your synths however you want for whatever sound you can imagine. And because all the modules are mix-and-match, all those Reason effects and devices that you already have can go right inside your custom synth.

A-Series Modular Synth features

  • The A-Series 1 rack extension contains the following modules:
    • A-19SEQ – A midi-to-CV converter, receiving midi signals from a midi keyboard or the Reason sequencer, of from rack sequencers like the Matrix, and converts the signals into CV (note) data and gate (velocity) data. These signals can then be routed to control any other device, such as a VCO or envelope generator.
    • A-11VCO – A voltage controlled oscillator generating four waveforms – saw, square, triangle, and sine – all at the same time. The A-11VCO has a 7-octave range with coarse and fine tuning, can accept and mix a second pitch modulation signal to create FM-like effects, and can modulate the pulse width of square waves. Each parameter can be controlled by CV input.
    • A-14ADSR – An envelope generator with three speed ranges and standard attack, decay, sustain, and release parameters. Each parameter can be controlled by CV input.
    • A-13VCA – A voltage controlled amplifier allowing multiple signals to control a sound’s gate shape, with two gain CV ins and a two-in audio mixer. Each parameter can be controlled by CV input.
    • A-14LFO – An LFO with four signal waveforms – saw, square, triangle, and sine, three cycle speed ranges, with both free-running and tempo-synced cycles, and pulse width modulation of the square wave signal. Each parameter can be controlled by CV input.
  • The A-Series 2 rack extension contains the following modules:
    • A-19POLY – A polyphonic to monophonic splitter allowing for the creation of polyphonic synths. The A-19POLY supports up to eight voices, each with independent gate and CV data, and three note assign modes: lowest first, sequential (round robin), and random.
    • A-14SH – A sample and hold module allowing the sampling of CV data and holding that sample constant until a new sample period is triggered.
    • A-11NOISE – An audio noise generator and a random CV generator. The audio noise generator can generate white noise, pink noise, brown noise, and any blend in between. Each parameter can be controlled by CV input.
    • A-12VCF – A voltage controlled filter with a four-poll high-pass and low-pass filter, a band-pass filter when used in combination, and CV control over each frequency cutoff.
    • A-11RM – A ring modulator taking two audio signals and modulating them to produce a single audio result.
    • A-13MIXER – A six channel mixer with six audio ins and one master audio out. The level of each in and out can be controlled by CV signals.

The A-Series Rack Extensions are available to purchase for 7.50 EUR each.

More information: Ochen K.

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Unfiltered Audio releases G8 Dynamic Gate Rack Extension

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Unfiltered Audio has launched G8, a dynamic gate Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Unfiltered Audio G8 Dynamic Gate
G8 version 1.1 features “hysteresis”, which gives G8 a “bottom threshold” that your sound must pass below before the gate closes back up.

G8 is a high-quality noise gate with many advanced and useful features, including CV control over everything, Hysteresis, a Reject Output, a Flip Mode, and more. Without a doubt, G8 is the most fully featured noise gate available for Reason.

Use it for noise removal, transient shaping, amplitude-dependent effects routing, glitchy rhythms, and much more. A large number of presets and combinator patches will get you started!

The G8 Rack Extension is available to purchase for 25 EUR.

More information: Unfiltered Audio / G8 Dynamic Gate

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Sinevibes updates Turbo to v2.0 + Strobe to v1.1

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Sinevibes has updated its Turbo waveshape modelling plugin and Strobe gate sequencer Audio Unit plug-in.

Sinevibes Turbo v2.0
Sinevibes Turbo waveshape modeling plugin for Mac.

Changes in Turbo v2.0.

  • Completely new user interface and internal processing engine.
  • Two new waveshape models.
  • Input -24 dB/octave resonant low-pass filter.
  • Output -12 dB/octave high-pass filter.
  • Effect dry/wet balance control.
  • Tempo-synchronised LFO generator with four waveforms.
  • Added required Audio Unit format changes for OS X 10.7 and 10.8.
  • Removed support for Power PC processors and OS X 10.5.
  • New preset patches.

Changes in Strobe v1.1

  • Improved colour contrast and graphics shape accuracy.
  • New larger, “arrow-style” slider controls.
  • Fixed synchronisation issue when host transport location is a negative number.
  • Added required Audio Unit format changes for OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Removed support for Power PC processors and OS X 10.5.
  • Added 8 effect presets.

Turbo and Strobe are available to purchase for $19 USD each. Both can also included in the Complete Collection bundle which can be purchased for $99 USD until 10th January, 2013.

More information: Sinevibes

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Create huge 80′s drum sounds with AfroDJMac’s free Gated Reverb Ableton Live Rack

AfroDJMac Gated Reverb

AfroDJMac has released another free Ableton Live Pack: Gated Reverb.

The 1980s brought us some pretty cool production techniques. I often try to emulate them in Ableton. One of the more timestamped effects is gated reverb.

Producers wanted huge drum sounds, but didn’t want the drums washed out in reverb. The solution was found by placing a gate after the reverb. This will suddenly silence the reverb once it drops to a certain level. Think Phil Collins’ “Coming in the Air Tonight.” If you have ever wanted your drums to sound like they were being played by Godzilla in the Grand Canyon, this is the technique for you.

The Gater Reverb Rack is a free download at AfroDJMac.

More information: AfroDJMac

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Tek’it Audio releases GattR sequenced stereo gate plug-in

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Tek’it Audio has announced the release of GattR, a sequenced stereo gate effect plug-in for Windows.

Link the sequencers to create the same sequence synced on the tempo of your DAW. Control the speed of the steps, change the play direction of the sequence. Create stereo gate, chop and fade effects on the 32 steps sequencers and mix them with your original sound! Randomly generate your effect with a single click. Undo your changes on all the parameters, just as easily. Assign all the parameters to your MIDI controller easily. Click on “Learn” on the parameter, move the control on your MIDI controller, and that it’s!

Tek'it Audio Gattr
Create cutting edge stereo gate, chop, fade effects synchronized to your DAW.

GattR features

  • 32 steps stereo modulation sequencer, synced to your host.
  • Sequencers can be linked.
  • Sequencer play forward or reverse.
  • Effect output gain control.
  • Wet and dry signal mix.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Easy MIDI learn on all parameters.
  • Use 7-bit MIDI Continuous Controller or High resolution 14-bit MIDI NRPN and RPN.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency processing.
  • Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load….
  • Undo your changes to initial preset value.
  • One click preset randomize.
  • 64 factory presets.

GattR for Windows (VST) costs 30 EUR / $39 USD.

More information: Tek’it Audio / GattR

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SPC Plugins releases Gater–Pro v1.1

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SPC Plugins has announced version 1.1 of Gater-Pro, an advanced stereo trance gate effect for Windows and Mac.

Stereo Trance Gate with switchable rate, variable shapes, swing, “through” mode, mix, 64–bit processing and MIDI–learn

SPC Plugins Gater-Pro
Gater-Pro trance gate plug-in for PC and Mac.

Changes in Gater–Pro v1.1

  • Reduced stuttering when gate time changed rapidly.
  • New demo mode with unlimited time and random white noise bursts.
  • GUI display inconsistencies fixed.
  • Generic (host) user interface inconsistencies fixed.
  • Empty programs are now numbered 1–32.
  • Internal code improvements.

The Gater-Pro plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: SPC Plugins / Gater–Pro

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