Voxengo has updated its Deft Compressor audio track and bus compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.4.
Deft Compressor is an audio signal compressor plug-in for professional audio production applications. The characteristic feature of this compressor is its ability to produce “slim” and “slick” sounding compression, with intelligibility enhancement effect. Such result is achieved by compressor’s timing function that closely resembles the S-curve (sigmoid curve) on both attack and release stages. S-curve timing function also helps compressor to sound “warm” and “clean” at most settings.
Deft Compressor is perfectly usable for compressing vocals, drums, guitars and other instruments, both technically and creatively. Beside that, it can be used to compress mix groups and full mixes.
Changes in Deft Compressor v1.4
Native 64-bit AudioUnit and VST support on Mac OS X added.
Key signal gain parameter added.
Plug-in’s popup-windows now recover last position after reopening.
Mouse backward and forward buttons can be used for parameter value selection.
The “Min Infrastructure” user interface display mode added.
The “Flat Level Meters” level meter display mode added.
Version change history information window added.
The input level meter can be dragged now for threshold adjustment.
Fixed user interface freezing on Mac OS X 10.8.
Deft Compressor for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
AfroDJMac has released Easy Sub Bass, a free Live Rack designed to easily add sub bass to any synthesizer in Ableton Live.
Sub bass is an important part of many types of electronic music. It is not so much heard as it is felt. It can give a track tremendous power.
For this free Ableton Live Pack, I have created an instrument rack that features two different chains. The first contains a simple sine wave synth that provides the sub bass. The second chain is almost empty, leaving room for you to drop any instrument you’d like to add a little sub bass to.
Side chaining is a very effective way to get your tracks to react to each other. I wrote an article about sidechaining for Sonic Scoop’s blog, check it out for some background and creative uses. Anyway, Ableton Live has three devices that can be side chained together: The Compressor, The Gate, and The Auto Filter. This week will deal with the Compressor.