Tokyo Dawn Labs has announced beta 4 of the freeware Feedback Compressor II effect plugin.
The TDR Feedback Compressor II is a radical revamp of its critically acclaimed predecessor. The processor elegantly combines the self-adjusting properties of feed-back compression with an advanced, yet musically intuitive control scheme.
Feedback Compressor II beta 4
- Re-built the whole project based on the JUCE library (previously VSTGUI).
- x64 performance issues solved.
- Fixed a bug which corrupted the claim “Bit transparent without processing”.
- Fixed a (practically irrelevant) bug related to an internal re-sampling filter.
- Key Filter selection now via Combo-Box.
- Smooth, fancy LED animations.
- “Peak Mode” is now “Peak Ratio”, was moved to the right and has a new switch graphic.
- Velocity based knobs/sliders.
- “Jump to default value” now via double-click.
The new beta is available to download for Windows (VST). With the move to the JUCE framework, Mac VST and AU is expected in the near future.
More information: Tokyo Dawn Labs / Feedback Compressor II
Togu Audio Line has announced the TAL-U-NO-LX, a new Juno-60 emulation with a fully rewritten new engine and GUI.
Togu Audio Line teases its first commercial plugin, the soon to be released TAL-U-NO-LX.
Up to date zero feedback delay filters and carefully calibrated controls make this synth a good replacement for the analog device with all the advantages software plugins have. It’s even possible to recreate old Juno patches from an existing patch sheet. As an addition, the TAL_U-NO-LX also supports portamento and different LFO waveforms and some more useful features. An arpeggiator with different sync modes and hold function is also included.
This new version will also be available as 64bit OSX AU and VST plugin. It was hard to calibrate a synth that has different envelope times on every voice, but we even copied this to some degree :)
TAL-U-NO-LX will be available to purchase within a few weeks. People who donated $17 USD or more (up to June 11th, 2012) will get a free license.
More information: Togu Audio Line
Niall Moody has released version 2 of Pedalboard, a free VST host designed for live use.
I based it on the JUCE ‘audio plugin host’ code so I could avoid some of the trickier hosting stuff, but it was still a fairly substantial amount of work to get everything working the way I wanted.
It’s designed to provide the kind of things I figure I’ll need in a live situation, so every plugin parameter (and application action) can be modulated via MIDI CCs and Open Sound Control messages, and you can easily queue up any number of patches and quickly switch between them. And thanks to the JUCE code it’s modular, fixing one of the major shortcomings of the previous pedalboard. I’m quite proud of it. Whether or not it’ll be of any use to anyone else is another question.
Pedalboard 2 features
- Modular patching.
- All plugin parameters can be manipulated in real time via MIDI CCs or Open Sound Control messages.
- Any number of patches can be queued up and rapidly switched.
Pedalboard 2 is available as a free VST plugin for Windows.
More information: Niall Moody / Pedalboard 2
Togu Audio Line has announced the release of TAL-Reverb-III, a free reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
TAL-Reverb-III is an easy to use stereo plate plugin. Its the replacement for TAL-Reverb-II and has several improvements as an optimized GUI and some changes in the algorithm. It has a simpified EQ section, a meter display and shows actual slider values.
The reverb has its own character and produces a very diffuse plate. I tried to create a colorless and maximal diffuse plate reverb without grains and digital artefacts. Its the result of a lot tuning and testing.
- Plate reverb sound.
- One simple room size control.
- Predelay up to one second.
- EQ section (12dB cut, low shelf filter at 1000Hz, high shelf filter at 200Hz)
- Stereo width control (from full stereo to mono).
- Stereo input mode (mono or stereo intput).
- Displays the slider value of the active fader.
- A meter shows the output volume.
- 10 factory presets
- Made with the juce framework and open source.
TAL-Reverb-III is available as a free download for PC and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Togu Audio Line / TAL-Reverb-III
The developer of KXStudio – a KDE desktop aimed at artists, producers, musicians as well as regular users, has released all JUCE (Jules’ Utility Class Extensions) based TAL plug-ins as 32 and 64bit plug-ins for Linux.
Recently a user pointed me at this webpage where there are many free VSTs to download.
Sadly the plugins only have Windows and Mac downloads, but… some have source code available…
So I decided to give it a shot, and try to compile them for Linux. It worked! We now have 4 more great plugins (3 Effects and 1 Intrument) in our list of VSTs for Linux!
Why is this so important?
Because these plugins not only look really good, they sound great too! VST has future in Linux too!
TAL plug-ins available for Linux 32/64bit
More information: Togu Audio Line / KXStudio
Togu Audio Line has released version 1.10 of TAL-Reverb, a free reverb effect plug-in for Windows.
TAL-Reverb is a free open source stereo plate reverb based on juce. Its very diffuse and has its own sound because of its special signal routing. Slight modulated delay times avoid artifacts in the reverb tail and give this reverb its smooth sound.
Changes in TAL-Reverb v1.10
- Fixed FL Studio 9 stereo input / output channel issue.
- Update to JUCE v1.50.
TAL-Reverb is available as a freeware open source effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Togu Audio Line / TAL-Reverb
Togu Audio Line has released version 0.98 of TAL-Reverb, a freeware reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
TAL-Reverb is a free open source stereo plate reverb based on juce.
Its very diffuse and has its own sound because of its special signal routing. Slight modulated delay times avoid artefacts in the reverb tail and give this reverb its smooth sound.
- Easy to use.
- Smooth diffuse sound.
- 12 dB High- and Low-Pass filter.
- Pre delay, up to one second.
- Usable for a wide range of sounds.
- Midi Learn (VST’s only).
- 10 presets.
- Open source.
TAL-Reverb is available as a free open source effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Togu Audio Line
Raw Material Software has released version 1.50 of JUCE, a C++ toolkit for building cross-platform applications on PC/Mac/Linux.
There have been a vast number of new features and fixes since the last ‘official’ release – far too much to list here, but the main new features include Mac Cocoa support, amalgamated builds, browser plugin support, and webcam support!
Changes in JUCE v1.50 include:
- All Mac native code has been ported from Carbon to Cocoa. (There are a few exceptions, e.g. audio plug-ins, where Carbon support is still needed, but these remnants can easily be phased out in the future when no longer needed).
- Amalgamated builds: The entire Juce library can now be added to your application as a single (very large) cpp file. This can speed up builds (no need to build the juce library) and simplify project management, as well as making it easy to handle multiple juce projects that all need the library to be built with different settings.
- Support for browser plug-ins. In a similar way to building audio plug-ins, you can now build NPAPI and ActiveX browser plug-ins.
- Support for webcams. The CameraDevice class makes it easy to show a preview of a camera, and to stream its input to a video file.
JUCE is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, free of cost (GNU Public License).
More information: Raw Material Software