, distortion and overdrive
, effect plugins
, ring modulator
Posted in news
on Dec 20, 2010
ConcreteFX has announced that it has set free its FX Pack, a collection of VST effect plugins for Windows.
ConcreteFX FX Pack
- Debaser, a flexible multi-fx VST plugin that is capable of generating a vast variety of unique effects, everything from amp simulation to complex reverbs.
- QDelay, a 4-band delay/chorus/flanger.
- QEq, a 32 band equalizer / 4 band compressor.
- QRing2, a 4-band ring modulator which can produce a range of ring modulation and low-fi effect.
- QVoc, a 32 band vocoder (with control of the volume and pan position of each band), with pitch shifting, post vocoder distortion/filtering and a compressor built in.
- QWah, a 4-band delay filter which can create a vast range of different effects from pattern filtering & wahwah to talkbox & distortions and any number of other effects.
The ConcreteFX FX Pack is available as a download for Windows PC (VST).
Note, the serial numbers for these effects are available from the KVR Audio forum.
More information: ConcreteFX / FX Pack (KVR Audio)
Novaflash has released FreeFall, MadRing, and Stolon, three free effect plug-ins for Windows.
New Novaflash plugins
- FreeFall is a hybrid pitch shifter / delay effect. Categorized as FSU. The audio stream is cut in modulated block and manipulated by five possible sources. A combination of height, length and space are the core of the delay / shifter unit. A moving VCF is available to refine the resulting stream.
- MadRing is a ring modulator and a tone generator. Essentialy based on 8 VCO and 2 noises generator, a large matrix allow many combinations to shape or generate your sound.
- Stolon is a three low CPU parallel pitch shifter but not only: It can be used as a classic effect and / or like a polyphonic instrument driven by the midi keyboard usefull for harmony and choir effect.
Novaflash plug-ins for Windows (VST) are available to download at no cost.
More information: Novaflash
de la Mancha has announced the release of truc 2, a modulated multi-effect plug-in co-developed with sink.
truc2 is a multi-effect plug-in with 4 different effect modules and two automated XY pads to modulate their levels and parameters. It is designed to add variation and movement, anywhere along the scale of subtle to overkill and is suitable for any material
The 4 effect modules are DIRT, GRAIN, RING and DELAY. The first XY pad modulates the volume/mix level of each module, whilst the second XY pad modulates any 4 of the 15 automatable parameters. Both XY pads can be moved manually and additionally automated with a variety of LFO shapes, speeds and depths
Changes in truc 2
- Correct real-time rendering of all XY modulations.
- Enhanced XY pad LFO modulation options.
- XY pucks can be dragged whilst being modulated by LFO.
- Graphical representation of modulations on XY pads and parameter knobs.
- More dirt options.
- More ring mod / pan / vol mod options.
- Completely new GUI.
truc 2 (including bonus plug-in truc2 mini) is available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC, priced at $24 USD.
More information: de la Mancha / truc 2
, effect plugins
, Homegrown Sounds
, multi fx
, pitch shift and time stretch
, public beta
, ring modulator
Posted in news
on Apr 19, 2010
Homegrown Sounds has released a public beta version of TerraNova, a multi effects plug-in which has 5 main effects.
TerraNova has been under development for other 4 months, and once it is finished, I’ll be starting to build a synth using it as it’s FX engine. I have developed a new preset system so that presets will be universal amongst future products and interchangeable.
- SoundScaper, capabable of reverb, echo and comb effects.
- Stereo Delay, with various modes.
- 3 Modulators, with 39 different effects each including Flanger, Phasers, Ring Modulators, Chorus, FM Chorus, Synth Tones, Filters, Pitch Shifters, Gappers and Decimator.
- Each LFO has a large array of waveforms, including custom mode which gives access to 150 pre-defined shapes with smooth control.
- As well as random mode, there is also an assortment of Envelope Followers that can be used instead of the LFO. Each modulator also has an AutoPanner.
- Many randomization options as well as global randomize, which has 10 modes.
- Flexible routing, can be switched off to work in parallel. There is also a randomizer.
- Extensive PDF Manual.
- 5 types of distortion.
- White Noise.
- Bass Cut, High Cut.
- Modulators A and B can also be assigned to one of 34 destinations.
TerraNova (pre-release) is currently available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC for £20 GBP. A VST/AU release for Mac is coming.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / TerraNova
Smoking Bunny Productions has released version 1.1 of [hantera], an audio manipulation tool for hardware synths.
[hantera] is an all-in-one program that was originally created to expand on my machine drum sps-1uw, so then i could expand on effects and so forth. Sooner or later it grew and grew from a simple interface of two to three effects, to then a barrage of features.
- Panning with reset/auto panning.
- Ring modulation, with mix control.
- Spectral shifting, with mix control.
- Degrade, with mix control.
- Comb filter, with mix control.
- Stereo delay, with mix control.
- Stereo reverb, with mix control.
- Filter, with preset and mix control.
- Preset save, load, clear.
- Audio save and record.
- Midi learn.
- Brief .pdf with instructions.
[hantera] is available to download as freeware for Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later.
More information: Smoking Bunny Productions / [hantera]
9 Soundware has announced the release of Ring, a collection of presets for the RingShifter ring modulator/frequency shifter within Apple Logic Pro.
These settings explore the audio morphing capabilities of the unique plug-in, which combines the two effects.
- 35 presets in Frequency Shifter mode and 15 in Ring Modulator mode.
- Examples include settings which add delay-based rhythmic layers to drum grooves (e.g., Drum Ricochet 1.pst), generate tempo synced modulations (e.g., Automation Surprise.pst and Space Cake.pst), radically reshape harmonic structures (e.g., Anti-Tune.pst and Fiend.pst), as well as those which maintain tonality of the input signal (e.g., Daguerreotype.pst and Sun Dance.pst).
- The 0.2 MB download includes 50 .pst files.
Ring is available now to download for $14.99 USD.
More information: 9 Soundware / Ring