Jeroen Breebaart has released updates for 4 of his free plug-ins.
JB Omniverb –reverberation plugin with separate control of the reverberation time, echo density, room size, and early reflections– has been updated to version 2.01.
Changes include an improved gate algorithm, completely re-designed early reflections / late reverb algorithms, and new late reverb modulation control parameters.
JB Ferox –tape saturation modeller– has been updated to version 1.02. Main changes include better control of the tape delay time, an improved feedback signal path and 192 kHz sampling rate support.
JB Omnisone –spatial image processor– has been updated to version 1.05. This change reflects improved control of stereo width (the conventional side-signal gain) and ambiance processing, and support for 192 kHz sampling rates.
JB Barricade –brick wall limiter– was updated to version 1.02. No idea what exactly changed…
You can download all these free plug-ins from Jeroen’s VST page.
Jeroen Breebaart has released Barricade, a simple yet effective brick wall limiter.
The gain ride curve is very smooth and its time derivative is continuous, to ensure minimum distortion and aliasing artefacts. The drive knob adjusts the signal level before entering the limiter. A variable saturation knob provides continuous morphing between the behavior of a classical limiter (zero softclipping) and a classical (soft)clipper (100% softclipping).
Visit Jeroen Breebaart for more information and a link to download JB Barricade.
Jeroen Breebaart has updated Omniverb to version 1.05.
Omniverb is a reverberation plugin with separate control of the reverberation time, echo density, room size, and early reflections. It can also be used as a gated reverb.
- Late reverb: T60, damping, density and room size controls
- EQ: high and low cutoff controls
- Gate: sensitivity and hold (ms) controls
- Early reflections: delay (ms) and level controls
- Master output
- Panning control
- Bypass button
Visit Jeroen Breebaart for more information and a link to download the latest version of Omniverb.
Jeroen Breebaart has released PC-2, a freeware compressor VST effect plug-in.
Conventional compressors are based on peak or rms-level estimation to compute their time-variant gain or attenuation. This property of most compressors often causes undesirable intermodulation distortion and pumping/breathing artifacts.
JB PC-2 features a ‘psycho-acoustic relevance’ mode. Instead of using a peak or rms-level estimation, this mode employs a perceptual loudness model to compute the loudness of the input signal. This perceptual loudness model is combined with advanced attack and release stages that model peripheral adaptation of the human auditory nerve. The result is a very transparent compression characteristic, even with very short attack and release times.
On the other hand, the simple, classic compression behavior can be engaged too by simply switching off the complex loudness model.
Visit Jeroen Breebaart‘s website to download PC-2.
Make sure to check out the other VST plug-ins as well (TapeIt is now called Ferox).