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Terry West releases MHorse and MoJoe free effect plugins

Terry West has released two new freeware effect plugins for Windows.

MHorse is a master channel processor.

Terry West MHorse
MHorse features an alternative for the CS12M series plugins. It has a smaller GUI and less options for faster results.

MHorse features

  • Bypass.
  • EQ Bypass.
  • Seperate In-Output gain with Pan.
  • Output -3dB option.
  • 13 graphic bands.
  • 4 Q wide settings.
  • Serial/Parallel EQ modes.
  • Decardboard, Punch, Body and Shine (39K) modes.
  • MS Clarity processor.
  • NY compressor Solo + Motown eq.
  • Tape saturator.
  • DC remover.
  • MS Stereo Widener.
  • Lopass/hipass filters.
  • EQ 12-10-8-6 dB switches.
  • Invert output switch.
  • Led output meters with peak/peakhold leds.
  • Pan peak/correlation meter.
  • Input/output Peak leds.
  • Auto Gain Control for effects.
  • Effects energy meters.
  • Solo left/right channel.
  • Tooltips.

MoJoe is an analog parallel equalizer effect plugin.

Terry West MoJoe
A true parallel eq to give audio that special “mojo”.

MoJoe features

  • Bypass.
  • 3 parallel bands with each 4 freq’s.
  • 3 parallel independed saturators on each band.
  • Vibe mode: MS processor, Tapenoise and Crosstalk emulation.
  • Led output meters with peakhold and over leds.
  • Tooltips.
  • 14 presets.

Both plugins for Windows (VST) are available to download at no charge.

More information: Terry West

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PreSonus releases Studio One 2.5 — DAW gets nearly 100 enhancements + Softube Saturation Knob

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PreSonus has announced the release of Studio One 2.5, a major update to the company’s Studio One 2 DAW.

PreSonus Studio One
Studio One offers an integrated approach to recording music, from tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution.

This free (to Studio One 2 users) update adds nearly 100 enhancements and features, as well as many bug fixes. All versions of Studio One 2 have been updated, including Studio One Artist, Producer, Professional, and Free.

Although the update adds some entirely new features, it mostly builds on existing Studio One 2 features, completing and enhancing functionality based on PreSonus’ original vision and on user feedback.

Changes in Studio One v2.5

  • Comping Improvements. Single-swipe comping with automatic beaming into parts makes comping much faster and more powerful.
  • Folder Track Editing. Edit directly on the Folder Track, with a waveform preview for all tracks in the folder. This simplifies workflow with large track counts.
  • Track Transform Improvements. Multitrack transform for virtual instruments. Now you can instantly turn complex multi-output virtual instruments into audio tracks and back.
  • Ampire XT has been completely overhauled. All-new cabinet impulse responses, matched with reworked amp models, results in a significant improvement in sound quality.
  • Automation Enhancements. Easier and faster editing of automation envelopes.
  • Audio Export Enhancements. Rendering multiple outputs at once results in much faster exports-a huge timesaver.
  • Re-recording from Buses. This is a completely new feature that enables you to use the output of virtual instrument or bus channels as the input to an audio track. In this way, you can print from buses or instruments to new audio tracks in real time.
  • Drag-and-drop Event Effects. Drag-and-drop workflow is even faster with a new modifier key that lets you do things like drag-and-drop effects directly onto events in the arrangement.
  • Wet/Dry Mix and Mix Lock for Effects. Built-in parallel processing on PreSonus Native Effects. For example, you can drop a compressor on a drum bus, crank the ratio, and drop the threshold to squash the drums mercilessly, and then only mix that squashed sound 20% with the original, unprocessed sound.
  • Legato and Overlap Correction (MIDI).Instantly apply or remove legato from MIDI tracks quickly and simply-a huge time-saver.
  • Check the release notes for more details.

Studio One 2.5 is available immediately and is free to all users.

In addition, all Studio One Producer and Professional users can now download a free copy of Softube’s Saturation Knob plug-in.

Softube Saturation Knob

Saturation Knob is an easy-to-use, versatile way to add tape-saturation-like distortion to your tracks. The knob controls the amount of saturation, and you can switch between three different distortion characteristics. With the switch set to Neutral, the entire frequency spectrum of the sound gets distorted when you turn up the Saturation knob. Put it on Keep Low, and the saturation will mainly affect the lower part of the frequency spectrum, while the top end stays clear. With Keep High selected, the low end will retain its clear sound, and only the high-frequency components of the sound will get distorted.

The plug-in is provided in a Studio One Extension, and it is not necessary to create a Softube account or authorize the plug-in.

More information: PreSonus / Studio One

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Variety Of Sound TesslaPRO mkII saturator plugin released

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Variety Of Sound has announced the release of TesslaPRO mkII, a transient aware signal saturator effect plug-in for Windows.

Variety Of Sound TesslaPRO mkII
Stateful Saturation takes advantage of some sought after analog qualities and preserves them accurately during their transfer into the digital domain.

Based on stateful saturation algorithms, it features an internal expandable ‘color model’ architecture and right from the start five different models are already included being three different ‘console style’ models plus one generic ‘tube stage’ and a ‘tape warmth’ saturation model.

It also introduces advanced DSP processing which is designed to have it applied across the entire mixing stage by featuring zero latency processing and further optimized assembler coding yielding a ~40% lower CPU footprint compared to its predecessor. Its very unique transient control appears further improved, vibrant 2nd order harmonic generation was added and better support for gainstaging is included now.

The plugin is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Variety Of Sound / TesslaPRO mkII

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Yuroun intros YSD-pHATNER plugin

Yuroun Sound Design has released YSD-pHATNER, a VST effect plug-in for Windows.

YSD-pHATNER is a mastering tool, a sound fattener/destroyer in one. It can be used on the master channel or on individual channels to fatten up a lead, bass or drum sound.

Yuroun YSD-pHATNER
Yuroun’s pHATNER mastering limiter effect plugin.

YSD-pHATNER features

  • Brick wall limiter.
  • Multi mode filter (with 18 filters and 2 effects).
  • Saturator for tape style saturation.
  • Main section with an overdrive, stereo widener, amp knob.
  • parabolic saturator for extra fattness.
  • route manipulation.
  • preset manager.

The YSD-pHATNER plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR. A free version with limited features is available as well.

More information: Yuroun / YSD-pHATNER

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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.

More information: LVC-Audio

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Variety Of Sound brings the mojo back with Thrillseeker XTC exciter plugin

Variety Of Sound has introduced Thrillseeker XTC, a freeware exciter effect plugin, developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

Thrillseeker XTC is a contemporary exciter build around a true parallel analog style equalizer design. Thrillseeker XTC is all about adding weight, vibe and attitude back to the sound. It delivers all the character of an analog signal path and provides what digital processing usually is hard pushed to, including a rich low-end experience and that vibrant ‘expensive’ top-end.

Variety Of Sound Thrillseeker XTC
Thrillseeker XTC was made for musicians and engineers to pleasingly enhance audio during the mixing or mastering stage.

Thrillseeker XTC features

  • Three parallel coupled equalizers containing three stateful saturators.
  • Each based on a sophisticated non-linear and frequency dependent algorithm with memory.
  • Pre-selected frequency ranges
    • LOW band: 70-450Hz
    • MID band: 0.8-5kHz
    • AIR band: 3.2-18kHz
  • Two flavors included with different internal gain-staging
    • Black version to mix at rather conservative levels around -18dB RMS.
    • Blue version to mix towards hotter target levels.
  • Additional analog signal path idiosyncrasies modelled.
  • Classic VU style metering as well as loudness unit measurements based on ITU-R BS.1770.
  • Mix control for dry/wet mixing and output level control.
  • Win32 / VST compatible plug-in with SSE2 assembler optimized signal path.
  • Tested and known to work in many VST hosts as well as running jbridge wrapped in 64bit hosts.

The Thrillseeker XTC plugin for Windows (VST) is available from KVR Audio.

More information: Variety Of Sound / Thrillseeker XTC

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Native Instruments MASCHINE v1.8 now available

Native Instruments Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of version 1.8 of its MASCHINE groove production studio software for Windows and Mac.

The free MASCHINE 1.8 update is now available. Workflow enhancements and new effects like TRANSIENT MASTER and time stretch add new flexibility to your MASCHINE projects.

And starting with MASCHINE 1.8, all MASCHINE owners also get the legendary MASSIVE for free, adding powerful synthesis to the premier groove production studio.

Changes in Maschine v1.8

  • Time stretch and pitch shift capability: Stretch smoothly from one BPM to another, aided by the automatic BPM detection. Or stretch your audio to a specific length – to fit one sample to the same length as another, for example. What’s more, make your beats match harmonically, by tuning your samples with the pitch shift function.
  • Transient Master: Dynamics and mixing effect fully integrated in the MASCHINE 1.8 software. Ideal for positioning drums and percussion, it lets you mix from front to back, giving each sample exactly the right amount of space.
  • New Tube, Tape Saturator and Tube Saturator effects: Bring the secrets of analog warmth and natural, harmonic compression to MASCHINE, for even greater sound coloring potential.
  • Host transport control: Running the MASCHINE software as a plug-in in your DAW*, use the transport buttons on the MASCHINE hardware to control transport in the host software. Important: Requires the latest version of the NI Controller Editor.
  • New Browser sample preview mode: Easily scroll through the browser list and pre-hear samples without loading them.
  • Revised select screen: Now includes individual note length and velocity editing.
  • Auto-write pinning: Pin the Auto-Write button for improved automation recording – tweak with two hands!.
  • New hardware shortcuts: Select and erase events quickly and easily.
  • Panic button: Immediately cuts off all sound from MASCHINE.
  • Improved missing sample handling: Now locates files per project – point the MASCHINE software to the location for one missing file, and it automatically resolves other related missing files.
  • Sampler play position indicator: See the play marker in the sampler wave display – also shown in the hardware display.
  • Save Group with samples: Now you have the option to save Group with samples.

The MASCHINE 1.8 update is now available from the Native Instruments Service Center. The software is compatible with all versions of MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO, including the new MK2 hardware. Registered MASCHINE users will get their free copy of MASSIVE by email.

More information: Native Instruments / MASCHINE

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