u-he launches public beta of Presswerk dynamics processor

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u-he has launched a public beta of Presswerk, a dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

u-he Presswerk

After Satin, Presswerk is our second construction kit, this time for all sorts of classical compressors.

It’s got a large number of parameters and use cases. To make things easy – or less intimidating – Presswerk comes with a set of “vintage views” which limit its parameters to common use scenarios. With those you’ll feel at home immediately, and you can always go back to the full parameter set if you need more saturation or a less gentle knee. And of course, you can use Presswerk to create your own compressor that never was.

Most importantly, some vintage views allow for the display of sticker graphics to remind you which track you’re on!

The public beta is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio. For the impatient, a license is available for purchase at the introductory price of $89 USD ex. VAT (regular price will be $129 USD).

More information: u-he / Presswerk

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Tritik releases TkDelay plugin (public beta)

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Tritik has released a public beta of TkDelay, a versatile delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Tritik TkDelay

From classic delays to experimental sounds, tkDelay will accompany your needs and creativity.

You can Fully evaluate tkDelay right now: just pick your download, the beta version will run in demo mode without any limitations. If you like it just buy it, and you’ll have free upgrade to version 1 when it comes out !

TkDelay features

  • Host-synced and free delay times.
  • Delay times modulation.
  • Feedback gains with infinite loop support.
  • Reverse mode.
  • Bandpass filter.
  • Filter frequency modulation.
  • Overdrive.
  • Stereo Frequency shifter.
  • Ping-pong mode.
  • Wet/Dry and output gain controls.
  • File based preset system.
  • Intuitive and resizable UI.

TkDelay for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 9 EUR during beta testing (regular price 29 EUR).

More information: Tritik

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Gobbler launches Gobbler 2.0 Open Beta + G-Technology alliance

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Gobbler 2.0

Gobbler has unveiled Gobbler 2.0 as a free open beta.

Far more than an update to the original Gobbler, this is a new paradigm for collaboration. Data management is a pain in the ass – so kick that time-wasting crap to the curb and focus on what matters…being creative!

“We set out to rethink how creatives work together,” said Gobbler founder and CEO Chris Kantrowitz. “To eliminate the complexities of communication and file management. To let folks stay in their state of flow and just create and collaborate.”

Gobbler 2.0 introduces Workspaces, a new way to manage projects on the cloud that doesn’t rely on a host computer for folder organization. Unlike single-folder cloud solutions, Workspaces enable multiple participants to work on the same creative project simultaneously. When a project is synchronized, only the changed elements are uploaded/downloaded, thanks to Gobbler’s proprietary technology. Workspaces can be shared privately or publicly – work with select collaborators, or share your work with the world, Github-style. Collaborators can also easily communicate with one another using the new live chat system built in to the Gobbler 2.0 web app.

“Workspaces has really cleaned my shit up,” said co-founder Bob Gobbler. “My projects are frickin’ sparkling now…I finally know where all of my stuff is!”

The modern creative collaborative process involves more than just the exchange of DAW file types – which is why Gobbler 2.0 supports files of all types as part of projects. Add a JPEG of album artwork, a couple MP3 bounces – Gobbler now handles it all. You’ll be amazed at the speed with which your large and diverse projects run on this cloud: with state of the art compression algorithm management, Gobbler 2.0 can optimize transfers based on file type, resulting in far smaller transfer blocks then ever before.

“The shit runs fast!” said Bob.

HGST, a Western Digital company, has also announced a strategic alliance between its G-Technology brand and Gobbler.

With a common goal of delivering innovative solutions for creative professionals, G-Technology and Gobbler are solving some of the most challenging issues with creative workflows by developing technology that melds highly reliable local storage with a cutting-edge collaboration platform designed with the pro-audio workflow in mind.

More information: Gobbler

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Good Hertz updates plug-ins to v1.0.6 beta

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Good Hertz has released version 1.0.6 of its Audio Unit effect plug-ins for Mac.

Good Hertz Lohi

The new beta includes Lohi, a filtering plugin designed for filter sweeps and advanced realtime control.

Changes in Good Hertz v1.0.6

  • New plug-in: Lohi (now with mono support)
    • Analog-style LO, HI, BP filter types.
    • Totally variable filter slope (up to 96 dB/Oct).
    • Independently controlled resonance (up to 18 dB).
    • Built-in limiter & analog saturator with a big iron transformer sound.
    • Mix knob for the filter section.
  • New Login (may have to re-enter your email, but just once).
  • Better automation.
  • Two clicks no longer necessary when window out of focus.

The new public beta for Mac OS X 10.7+ (AU64) is available to download now.

More information: Good Hertz

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Sound Guru updates The Mangle granular sampler to v0.8b

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Sound Guru has released version 0.8 beta of The Mangle, a granular sampler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Sound Guru The Mangle

There’s no better way to explore granular soundscapes. Fully automatable in your DAW, multi-timbral, and simple to use with drag-and-drop modulation.

Real-time animation of every individual grain, showing you what your sound is doing. Stretch a single note into a rich texture. Make organic effects that fizz and crackle. Shatter a synth sound into a thousand pieces.

Changes in The Mangle v0.8b

  • Minor layout redesign: settings now on tabs on main faceplate.
  • Modulations can now run ‘via’ another modulator, which modulates the intensity of the modulation.
  • Added “Loop” option (in Position tab) which allows you to set a region and speed over which the position will continuously loop. This is similar to setting a saw wave LFO to position, but comes with some improvements – e.g. can go slower, and ‘wraps’ back to the start of the waveform (rather than stopping at the end).
  • You can now set the folder in which to look for presets.
  • Lock icons on main parameters now only highlighted if a lock is active.
  • Fixed crashing bug when changing an LFO parameter by typing in an amount.
  • Copy/paste of sound slots etc. now works between different instances of the plugin.
  • Now dynamically resizes internal buffers if user has a buffer size over 4096 samples (before having large buffer sizes resulted in no sound or a crash).
  • Further improvements to workflow when samples are not found.

The Mangle for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for the discounted price of £19.99 GBP while it is in beta.

More information: Sound Guru

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