Schwa (Stillwell Audio) has released Olga, a virtual analog synthesizer unlike any other, designed from first principles to be distinctive.
From the product page:
Imagine a handmade experiment from an unlikely place, a synthesizer so full of life and character that it earns the right to be called a musical instrument. Olga encourages risk, experimentation, and exploration, and rewards you with unexpected and exciting sounds, vibrant and human. This is the dusty gem you could spend your life searching for.
Schwa Olga features
- Bezier Antialiased Dynamic Analog Synthesis System
Olga uses a truly new approach to DSP waveform generation to emulate glorious analog imperfection. Olga’s free running oscillators are in a constant state of structured variability, a deeply musical instability, free of aliasing artifacts and light on your CPU.
- Gaussian Reactive Oscillator Overdrive Virtual Engine
Throughout Olga’s signal path, levels can be pushed through saturation and into full overdrive, with a thickness that develops organically, breathing life and character into your music.
Schwa Olga is available for Windows PC (Mac AU version coming soon) and costs $80 USD (Reaper-only, non-commercial use license is available for $40 USD).
Visit Stillwell Audio for more information, audio demos and a link to download an evaluation version of Schwa Olga.
Stillwell Audio has released Schwa Dyno, a threshold-driven dynamic envelope editor VST plugin for Windows PC.
The product page reads:
A radically new way to gain total control over dynamics: it’s a transient designer, compressor, expander, sound designer, and more.
Adjust an intuitive graphical detection circuit to capture transients and waveform peaks, and draw high-order Bezier curves to edit peak dynamics. Use Dyno for anything from adding a little snap to a snare drum or a little sizzle to a cymbal, to morphing a bass line into a crazed rhino pump. All in real time, with amazingly low CPU use.
Check the PDF Manual for detailed information about Dyno.
Schwa Dyno costs $50 USD (or $25 USD for a Reaper-only, non-commercial use license).
Visit Stillwell Audio for more information and to download an evaluation copy of Dyno.
Stillwell Audio‘s Schwa has released Sculpto, a waveform shaping tool which allows powerful direct control over audio.
From the Sculpto page:
Draw Bezier curves over your audio waveform to create envelope shapes to follow or clip to. Clean errors, sharpen transients, or design entirely new sounds. All in real time, with amazingly low CPU use.
- Clipped peak restoration: easy, smooth and repeatable reshaping of peaks.
- Click removal: Clipping to an envelope allows to edit out unwanted peaks, such as clicks or room noise.
- Transient shaping: Visually design the dynamics of the sound.
- Special effects: Swells, rides and rhythmic re-imposition.
Schwa Sculpto is available for Windows PC and costs $50.00 (all hosts, commercial use license), or $25.00 for a Reaper-only, non-commerical use license version.
Note: Sculpto depends on getting sample position / timeline information from the audio host. Audio editors like Wavelab, Audition, Sound Forge, etc. generally don’t support this.
Visit Stillwell Audio for more information, and links to download an evaluation version of Sculpto.
Stillwell Audio has released Schwa Spectro, an intuitive, real-time spectral editor VST plug-in for Windows PC.
- Allows you to draw boxes to add or subtract gain, mute, or solo specific frequency ranges.
- Clean up accidental room noise, remove harmonic bleed, perform surgical EQ, write your own multiband compressor, de-ess, or get creative and combine additive filters for some truly wild effects.
- All in real time, with amazingly low CPU use.
A fully functional evaluation copy is available for download.
Schwa Spectro costs $50.00 USD (all hosts, commercial use license), and a Reaper-only, non-commercial use license costs $25.00 USD.
Visit Stillwell Audio for more information.