MaxSynths has announced the release of Sturiophonia, a free stereo image widener and sound placement tool born from an idea of Turi Curello.
The aim of the plugin is to increase the stereo image of mono tracks and help to place the sound in the right place by the use of dedicated internal filters and pan controls. The idea behind it is very simple yet effective and adds to the sound a pleasent stereo effect.
The best way to use this plugin is with mono tracks, by the way it’s possible to switch the main input from mono to stereo (for example if you want to use it on the main mix).
The plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).
More information: MaxSynths / Sturiophonia
Flux has released v3 of Ircam Tools Spat, an advanced and sophisticated tool for room acoustics simulation and localisation, managing both spatialisation (source localisation) and room acoustic simulation in a truly consistent and visually logical way.
Designed for surround and multi-channel use, Spat v3 presents the option to setup the output arrangements providing a variety of stereo and surround configurations, including subwoofer configuration. With eight input and output channels available in SPAT, configurations up to 7.1 and 8.0 are feasible.
Each of the up to eight incoming audio channels is internally mapped to a range of Virtual Sources localized in a 3D space, and connected to a room (a reverb). Up to 3 rooms in parallel are provided, presenting the option to simulate complex spaces (coupled room acoustics).
Spat v3 introduce state of the art techniques for room acoustics simulation utilizing advanced perceptive models, concealing the complexity behind the actual algorithms, allowing for intuitive and accommodating user interaction capabilities.
Spat for Windows and Mac (AU/VST/AAX) costs $1379 USD / 1029 EUR. An introductory 30% discount is available for a limited time. For all current Spat users the Spat v3 software is a free update. Ircam Spat v3 includes a licence for Ircam Verb v3 as well.
More information: Flux / Ircam Tools Spat
DMG Audio has launched Dualism, a stereo control and analysis effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Dualism is a complete toolkit for stereo work, featuring a comprehensive audio visualisation suite.
Used as a final stage in mastering and monitor control, and at the top and bottom of every channel, Dualism ensures absolute stereo mastery.
- Fully equipped stereo toolkit.
- Input section for A/Bs, signal correction and gain structuring.
- Stereo processing section with Width, Mid->Side and Side->Mid.
- Extensive suite of visualisation options.
- Windows VST, VST3 and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit.
- Mac VST, VST3, AU and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit.
Dualism is available for purchase for the introductory price of £165 GBP until August 15th, 2014 (regular £175 GBP).
More information: DMG Audio / Dualism
Cableguys has announced updates for all its instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.
We’ve just updated all our products. The new versions contain UI fixes and — more importantly — fix a crash bug for Curve’s, FilterShaper’s and WaveShaper CM’s intern MIDI automation.
Download the new versions of Curve, FilterShaper, VolumeShaper, MidiShaper and PanCake right from our website.
You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine. If you already own them, simply click the “Check for updates” link within the plugins.
More information: Cableguys
J1000 has announced version 1.5 of its MQ57 and MQ55 parametric equalizers, and version 1.1 of the SX36 threeband stereo processor.
The SX36 3-band stereo processor separates audio into low, mid and high frequencies, and allows for manipulation of stereo properties.
A lot has been changed after careful reconsideration. New graphics, even more optimized performance, some new functions in place of the old ones, file sizes cut in half, and it’s still all for free!
Changes in MQ57/MQ55/SX36
- MQ57 now operates only in M/S mode, no more L/R support.
- Balance/tilt ditched in favor of separate LCF/HCF for each channel.
- Reduced gain ranges in MQ55 from +-12dB to +-9dB.
- Corrected Q factors.
- SX36 now has Haas delay control.
- New GUIs.
- Some smaller bug fixes (audible clicks in operation).
- And a lot more…
J1000 plugins are available for Windows (VST) as freeware.
More information: J1000
B. Serrano has launched IO, a free multi-fx plug-in for Windows.
B. Serrano’s IO comprises 5 envelope driven effects.
IO is a set several effects. These effects are driven by a sophisticated GUI envelope.
Default time value is in second. Duration is theoretically infinite
So this envelope can run from 1 nanosecond to several minutes, hours…
- Paraphonic multifilter: LP, HP, BP, Peak, Cascade filtering up to 4 stages (stack).
- Stereo Phaser: 4, 8 or 12 stages.
- Multi level adjuster.
- Multi level Auto-Pan.
- Ring Modulator.
- Advanced GUI envelope up to 32 stages: Loopable or 1 shot, Host-Bpm syncable, Individual curve-type for each segment, High precision editing.
IO for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.
More information: B. Serrano / IO
Boz Digital Labs has launched Panipulator 2, a free effect plugin for checking how your mixes will translate to different systems.
Even though you spent considerable time and effort getting your mix to sound amazing on your monitors, there is still one very important question: What will it sound like playing at a theme park? or at the dentists office? or on your old radio? What if they wired one of the speakers backwards?
As much as we’d like to think that everyone is listening our music in stereo, the truth is that many many people are listening in less than ideal environments. Panipulator lets you hear what your mix will sound like in those environments so you can be sure that your mixes will translate across all systems.
Panipulator 2 is available as freeware for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).
More information: Boz Digital Labs / Panipulator 2