Voxengo has released version 1.11 of VariSaturator, an audio effect plug-in designed to apply saturation effects to audio material.
VariSaturator can be used both to boost the loudness of the audio tracks without increasing their peak levels proportionally, and to apply subtle harmonic coloration that makes tracks sound more pronounced and polished.
Changes in VariSaturator v1.11
- Added VST3 support.
- Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
- Added “Brown” and “White” color schemes.
- Redesigned the infrastructure controls.
VariSaturator for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $59.95 USD.
More information: Voxengo / VariSaturator
Audio Assault has released version 1.2 of Head Crusher, an analogue saturation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Head Crusher is the ultimate analogue saturation workhorse, Head Crusher can go from subtle warmth to full on harmonic destruction.
Use it to give drums more power, to make vocals stand out in the mix and sound more aggressive, even use it with a synthesizer and cook up new and exciting sounds, the possibilities are endless.
Changes in Head Crusher v1.2
- Gain recalibration.
- Fixed latency issues.
- Fixed phasing issues.
- Added mix knob.
- Fixed recognition errors in Logic X.
Head Crusher (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for $29.99 USD (personal/small business license) / $49.99 USD (full license).
More information: Audio Assault / Head Crusher
URS has announced that its Saturation plug-in is now available for 64-bit hosts on Mac OS X (AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST). Windows support will follow.
The six digitally recreated Pre Amplifiers add different and distinct vintage even and odd ordered harmonics, input stage saturation and soft clipping.
Saturation v3.0 features
- Six Vintage Pre Amplifier Algorithms.
- Two Tape Saturation Algorithms.
- Two Transformer Core Saturation Algorithms.
- Even and Odd Ordered Harmonics.
- Tube and Discrete Analog Saturation.
- Soft Clipping.
- Macintosh Native 64-bit Support Only – AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST.
- Only Supports 64-bit operating systems and hosts.
Saturation 3.0 is available for purchase for $99.99 USD (regular $249.99 USD). Owners of Saturation v1.0 through 2.5 can upgrade for $49.99 USD.
More information: URS / Saturation v3.0
Terry West has announced the release of MHorse P3 MKII, a free parallel mastering effect plug-in for Windows.
What’s new? Well the most important would be the new great DeHarsh module. It also has options to switch it to M/S processing.
Next week you can expect a DeHarsh only plugin version. Next is the Low and High Exciters with each their own tune settings. New Vu meters with lightsoff animations :)
MHorse P3 MKII features
- Full Bypass.
- EQ Bypass.
- In/Output -3dB option.
- 3 parallel parametric (serial) equalizers.
- 6 Q bandwidth settings per band.
- 4 freq. for low, mid, high.
- Boost/cut option per band.
- Peak/LoShelf – Peak/HiShelf.
- Loudness boost filter.
- Combined Par/Ser EQ option (post ser).
- Special filters: Mellow, Punch, Body and Shine (39K) modes.
- MS Parallel Clarity processor.
- NY Parallel Compressor.
- NY Solo, link/unlink channels, Motown & Aural enhancer.
- 3 bands Parallel Tape Saturator.
- DC remover.
- MS Parallel Stereo Widener without loss off center (3 modes).
- CrossTalk emulator (2 modes: Vintage, Modern).
- Low / High Exciters.
- Unique Deharsh processor with Stereo/Mid/Side modes.
- Old style VU meters (-60dB~+6dB).
- VU lights on/off animation.
- Pan peak/correlation and Source material detector meters.
- Input/output 3-color peak leds.
- 3-color i/o headroom leds for low, mid, high.
- Effects energy/compress meters.
- Parallel/Serial switch.
The plug-in is available as a free download for Windows (VST).
More information: Terry West / MHorse P3 MKII
Softube has announced that its Saturation Knob effect plug-in is now available at no charge.
As of today, Softube’s Saturation Knob is available as a free download. It can be used in any VST, Audio Units or AAX host—and also as a Rack Extension in Propellerheads Reason—on both Mac and Windows platforms. You’re welcome.
The Saturation Knob has previously been available exclusively for Presonus Studio One and Pro Tools users, but today we make it available for users of other DAWs as well. For VST, AAX and Audio Units, Saturation Knob is part of the installer package, which includes all Softube plug-ins.
No iLok is required for using the Saturation Knob. For any of the other Softube plug-ins in the installer package, iLok owners can download 20 day demonstration licenses. To demo Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series for Console 1, a Console 1 system is required.
More information: Softube / Saturation Knob
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