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LVC-Audio releases PreAMPed effect plugin

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LVC-Audio PreAMPed

LVC-Audio has announced the release of PreAMPed, a virtual preamp modeling plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PreAMPed is an audio plugin that recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.

PreAMPed has 13 distinct preamp models with separate EQ curves, saturation sounds, transient responses, crosstalk, and a many other specifications. Overall, PreAMPed utilizes over forty separate parameters to determine each of the 13 different preamp modules within PreAMPed.

As a tool, PreAMPed can be used on multiple tracks to provide subtle enhancement and saturation to individual track elements, or on overall mixes. PreAMPed includes many controls that are common on mixing consoles and separate hardware preamps, as well as some unique controls.

PreAMPed features

  • Common hardware preamp controls, including gain, phase, and left/right channel swapping.
  • Four-band EQ, including high and low shelf filters, and two parametric mid band EQs.
  • Drive control that simulates increasing or decreasing the internal gain of a hardware preamp, while maintaining a consistent output level.
  • Stereo controls, including balance, stereo width, and mid/side processing option.
  • Adjustable output clipper.
  • Additional saturation with controllable high pass filter.
  • Selectable oversampling.
  • User-friendly graphical input and output metering with VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness meters.

PreAMPed for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $47.70 USD. Previous LVC-Audio customers receive a 10% discount.

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LVC-Audio updates ClipShifter to v2.2

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LVC-Audio ClipShifter

LVC-Audio has released version 2.2 of ClipShifter, a wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter.

ClipShifter can function as a static clipping effect, but it can also respond to the transient qualities of the incoming signal. The clipping threshold can be set to either rise or fall as the level of audio changes.

ClipShifter provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses, and warming-up overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.

Changes in ClipShifter v2.2

  • New separate L/R threshold tracking control.
  • New L/R clipping meter and display of L/R threshold data in waveform view.
  • Revised knob images and increased knob precision.
  • Added finer gearing of knobs when holding shift or alt keys.
  • Improved color display of waveform history.
  • Improved control layout.
  • Paid features:
    • New EQ controls with selectable gain options and independent clipping processing.
    • New Mid/Side controls with independent clipping processing.
    • Improved high frequency response with oversampling.
    • Processing improvement when oversampling is engaged.
    • Better Double processing with Mid/Side processing.

ClipShifter for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download at no cost. The paid version (priced $11.76 USD) adds oversampling with double processing, multiband frequency controls, and mid/side processing.

More information: LVC-Audio / ClipShifter

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LVC-Audio releases Transector transient design plugin

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LVC-Audio has introduced Transector, a highly customizable transient designer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

LVC-Audio Transector
Transient + Dissector = Transector

Transector is a transient design audio plugin, used to attenuate various transient qualities of an audio signal. Use it to boost the initial attack of various instruments, such as adding more crack to a snare or kick drum.

Simultaneously, you can use Transector to alter the decaying portion of audio. This is useful in many situations, such as decreasing the decay of a vocal track, or reducing to amount of room ambiance in drum tracking.

Transector features

  • External side-chain controls.
  • Side-chain filter and solo controls.
  • Separate left- and right-signal transient processing.
  • Mid/side mode with adjustable transient gain amounts.
  • Transient metering.
  • Three separate transient gain stages (attack, sustain, and release).
  • Input metering, output metering, and adjustable waveform history display.

Transector is available to purchase for $31.54 USD.

More information: LVC-Audio / Transector

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LVC-Audio updates ClipShifter to v2.1

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LVC-Audio has released version 2.1 of ClipShifter, a clipping-style limiter effect plug-in that provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages.

ClipShifter uses a unique threshold control to change the clipping threshold dynamically based on the transient characteristics of the incoming audio.

The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression. Additional parameters allow the user to control the even- and odd-order components of the saturation.

LVC-Audio ClipShifter
LVC-Audio ClipShifter – Clip, Compress, Distort, or Limit: you get to choose.

Changes in ClipShifter v2.1

  • Plugin format: Now supports multiple Windows and OS X formats.
  • User Interface:
    • Independent Release control.
    • Smoothness/decay control for waveform view.
    • Clip Reduction waveform view.
    • Volume zoom control.
  • Controls and processing: Optimization to decrease CPU usage.
  • Paid Features:
    • Significant decrease in CPU usage when oversampling.
    • Double processing: additional processing of audio when oversampling is on.
    • Mid/Side processing: Selectable control for processing only the Mid, Side, or Stereo components of the audio. Includes separate gain control, solo, and width control.

ClipShifter for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU) is available as freeware (fully functional). The paid version with additional features costs $11.76 USD.

More information: LVC-Audio / ClipShifter

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LVC-Audio updates ClipShifter plugin to v2.0

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LVC-Audio has released version 2.0 of ClipShifter, a clipping-style limiter effect plug-in for Windows.

ClipShifter uses a unique threshold control to change the clipping threshold dynamically based on the transient characteristics of the incoming audio. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression. Additional parameters allow the user to control the even- and odd-order components of the saturation.

LVC-Audio ClipShifter 2.0
The paid version of ClipShifter adds oversampling (2, 4, and 8 times), and a 3-way multiband frequency control.

Changes in ClipShifter v2.0

  • User Interface:
    • Redesigned user interface.
    • Optimized rendering.
    • Adjustable waveform history viewer.
    • Pause and reset button on waveform history.
    • VU loudness output meter.
  • Controls and processing:
    • Attack and Release time changed from a linear curve to a logarithmic attack and release curve.
    • Harmonics control: Add even-order harmonics control to output.
    • Preset control: Export current preset to text, and import/load clipboard contents to plugin.
  • Paid Features:
    • Oversampling: Addition of 2, 4, and 8 times oversampling with corresponding upsampling and downsampling antialiasing filters.
    • 3-way multiband frequency control: Configurable 3-way crossover (with frequency and gain controls), solo buttons for each band, and control for processing selected frequency bands through the clipping algorithm (Low, Low+Mid, Mid, Mid+High, High, and All).

ClipShifter for Windows (32/64bit VST) is available to download at no cost. The paid plugin (with oversampling and 3-way multiband frequency control) is $11.76 USD.

More information: LVC-Audio / ClipShifter

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LVC-Audio updates Clip Shifter plugin to v1.1

LVC-Audio has released version 1.1 beta of the Clip Shifter audio effect plug-in for Windows.

Clip Shifter is a plugin designed to provide saturation and clipping effects to your audio. This can be useful for individual tracks, busses, and overall mixes.

The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression. The threshold controls for Clip Shifter’s clipping can be set to dynamically change based on the transient characteristic of the incoming audio.

LVC-Audio ClipShifter
The ClipShifter plug-in gets a new interface.

Changes in Clip Shifter v1.1 beta

  • User Interface:
    • Rearranged controls
    • Added waveform history viewer
      • Default view displays 10 seconds. The blue handle underneath the waveform view can be slide left and right to change the display anywhere from 0.25 to 20 seconds.
      • Both the input, output, and clipping threshold are displayed.
      • Horizontal lines representing the Initial and End thresholds are displayed. Clicking and dragging the lines will change the corresponding thresholds..
      • VU lines are represented on the waveform view. The blue handle to the left of the waveform view can be adjusted to focus on the upper portion of the waveform view. The view can be adjusted to approximately -2 dB (i.e., only the portions of the waveform greater than -2dB will be displayed).
    • VU meters
      • The VU meters view can be scaled like the waveform history control. The handle on the left of the waveform history view adjusts the VU display as well..
      • Loudness indicator is added to the Output VU. This displays the range between the peak level and the RMS level. The more narrow this shape is, the less dynamic range..
      • Ballistics of the meters were changed
        • VU (shaded area) – 0.1ms attack, 300ms decay
        • PPM (solid blue line) – 3ms attack, 5000ms decay
        • Peak Reduction – 0.1ms attack, 1000ms decay
        • RMS (for loudness meter) – 1000ms attack, 1000ms decay
  • Controls:
    • Clip Shape: Increased the lowest setting of the control. The lowest setting approximates a compression setting of 1.5:1.
    • Attack and Release time of Clipping Threshold: Changed from a linear curve to a logarithmic attack and release curve. The attack time was expanded to range from 1ms to 3500ms. The release time is set as a multiple of the attack time (fast equals twice the attack time, regular equals 10 times the attack time).
    • Alias Filter: Added filter to remove alias effects at higher frequencies. There are 4 settings: off, 1, 2, and 3. Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are more aggressive low-pass filters to remove any aliasing. There may be some unintended side-effects of rolling off audible frequencies.
    • Harmonics control: Add even-order harmonics to output. The original algorithm only produced odd-order harmonics. Even order harmonics can be added by decreasing the harmonics control. At a setting of 1.0, only odd-order harmonics are present. Note: adding more even-order harmonics can also increase to the output of the plugin, depending on the input and output gain settings.
    • Preset control (test feature): Small square at the bottom-left corner of the plugin. Clicking the box will save a file on your desktop called preset.txt with the values of the controls. If you select this text (or text from another file) and copy the text to the clipboard (i.e., control-C), you can load the preset back into the plugin. Right-clicking the square will load text from the clipboard and change the current settings of the plugin. At this time, this is only a test feature and it will be improved in the future.

The v1.1 beta is available to download for Windows (32/64bit VST) at no cost.

More information: LVC-Audio / Clip Shifter

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LVC-Audio Clip Shifter free effect plugin

LVC-Audio Clip Shifter

LVC-Audio’s entry to the KVR Developer Challenge 2012 is Clip Shifter, a plugin designed to provide saturation and clipping effects to your audio.

This can be useful for individual tracks such as kick, snare, room mics, bass, etc.; on mix busses such as drums; and on overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.

The threshold controls for Clip Shifter’s clipping dynamically responds to the transient characteristic of the incoming audio. Distortion/Saturation can be selectively applied to part of the audio signal.

Clip Shifter is available as a Windows 32-bit or 64-bit VST plugin.

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