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JoaChip updates BattleComp Vintage free compressor effect

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JoaChip BattleComp Vintage

JoaChip has updated its BattleComp Vintage, a free compressor effect plug-in for Windows.

The BattleComp Vintage consists of a compressor with sidechain highpass filter and EQ, tube emulation and soft-clipping circuit, all in one VST plugin.

Made for both per-channel and master signal compression, it gives a simple way to beef up your tracks, if they are not loud enough.

Changes since BattleComp Vintage 1.0

  • Output volume no longer changes slightly when switching between output limiter modes. “Big” frequency range changed to 15-500 Hz. [v1.3]
  • Added “Sharp sinus” limiter. [v1.2]
  • Compiled with better compiler to get rid of denormals. [v1.1]

BattleComp Vintage is a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: BattleComp Vintage


Blue Cat Audio updates MB Dynamix Pack multiband plug-ins bundle

Blue Cat MB Dynamix Pack

Blue Cat Audio has updated the MB Dynamix Pack, a multiband processing plug-ins bundle for Windows and Mac.

This upgrade introduces a new plug-in: a dual channel version for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer. It also includes several enhancements for all plug-ins, bringing better performance and precision to streamlined multiband side chaining capabilities.

Changes in MB Dynamix Pack

  • Output data rate (MIDI CC or automation) can now be customized, from 20 to 500 Hz.
  • Increased the default output data rate (from 20 to 50 Hz) for smoother side chaining and more precise spectrum display.
  • Windows: improved settings dialog loading time.
  • Mac: global user interface performance improvement (up to 20% lighter on cpu).
  • [Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 1.1] A “dual channel” version of the plug-in is now available. It can process the left/right or mid/side channels separately.

The MB Dynamix Pack is available to purchase for 259 EUR / $339 USD. The plug-ins are also available separately and in other bundles.

More information: Blue Cat Audio / MB Dynamix Pack


SoulViaSound releases 8080F for Reaktor

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SoulViaSound has announced the release of 8080F, a side chain filter ensemble with M/S processing, built for Reaktor 5 users.

SoulViaSound 8080F

It’s a creative tool perfect for pads processing but not only. You can use it whenever you want to modulate the cutoff envelope with an audio signal. With 8080F you can process only the stereo(side) signal or for example you can apply a low pass filter on the mono(mid) signal and a high pass filter on the stereo(side) signal while the cutoff envelope is modulated independent in the mono and stereo signal. The cutoff envelope is modulate by the difference between the side chain signal and the threshold settings with your attack and release settings.

All you have to do for feeding 8080F side chain is to send an audio signal in the 3/4 inputs from Reaktor 5. You can do this in your DAW (Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Pro Tools) or in to you NI Maschine software.You have independent controls for the both channels (L-Mono/R-Stereo) but you can also control the filter parameter in link mode. Just press the link switch and start tweaking the left parameters.

8080F for Reaktor 5 is available to purchase for 19.99 EUR.

More information: SoulViaSound / 8080F


Native Instruments announces GUITAR RIG 5 PRO

Native Instruments has announced Guitar Rig 5 Pro, the next generation of its versatile effects studio.

The new version expands the comprehensive feature set of the software with additional amplifiers and effects, advanced speaker emulation, and various new creative features that make GUITAR RIG even more powerful both for studio production and live performance.

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro Kontrol

In a further addition to its carefully selected arsenal of authentically modeled guitar amplifiers, GUITAR RIG 5 introduces the new “Van51″ and “HotSolo+” models, adding two distinctive flavors of heavily overdriven amplification for intense solos and heavy riffs. The comprehensive collection of effects in GUITAR RIG is expanded with six new components – including an additional classic compressor model, the versatile “vintage verb” with various plate and spring emulations, a compact studio-grade convolution reverb based on the acclaimed REFLEKTOR, an analog-modeled 8-band filterbank, the new “stereo tune” chorus, and the unique “Resochord” harmonizer.

GUITAR RIG 5 also introduces the ultimate facility for flexible and intricate speaker emulation with its new convolution-based “Control Room Pro” module. From a comprehensive collection of 27 cabinets and 16 microphones, up to eight cabinets can be combined at a time, each with individual mic placement and room sound controls, enabling an unlimited array of guitar tones for sophisticated studio productions.

The new sidechaining function in GUITAR RIG 5 opens up the world of advanced studio-level dynamic processing, and also perfectly complements the new range of GUITAR RIG-based studio processors such as VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and SOLID MIX SERIES. The sidechain can be assigned to any stereo input of the software, and can be utilized for all compressor modules in GUITAR RIG 5 as well as in several of the Modifier modules, allowing for more refined dynamic processing and a wide range of creative techniques.

The performance features of GUITAR RIG 5 are further enhanced through the new “Container”, which allows users to easily create, control and recall encapsulated effect chains. With up to sixteen flexible macro controls, it also provides extremely powerful and intuitive real-time tone shaping both for guitarists and electronic live performers.

GUITAR RIG 5 PRO will be available in September 2011 for a $199 USD / 179 EUR, and will also be included in the new KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE bundles. The software will also be available in combination with the RIG KONTROL pedalboard controller as GUITAR RIG 5 KONTROL for a suggested retail price of $449 USD / 399 EUR. A software update for owners of previous GUITAR RIG versions will be available for $79 USD / 69 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Guitar Rig 5 Pro


Voxengo updates Deft Compressor to v1.3

Voxengo Deft Compressor

Voxengo has released version 1.3 of Deft Compressor, an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

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 on both attack and release stages.

Changes in Deft Compressor v1.3

  • Oversampling filter type “Min-phase/Lin-phase” switch added.
  • Global “Auto Oversampling Level” 1X (off) option added.
  • An issue with the “Vintage Compression” mode in the “Dual Mono” routing mode fixed.
  • The “Vintage Compression” mode is now selected for all channel groups to avoid phasing issues.

Deft Compressor for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $89.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Deft Compressor


Brainworx announces bx_dynEQ V2, dynamic equalizer updated

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Brainworx has announced bx_dynEQ V2, the upcoming update to its dyamic equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Brainworx bx_dynEQ V2

External sidechain(!), new inverse mode & new look. bx_dynEQ V2 is the IMPROVED further development of the original dynamic M/S EQ by Brainworx. Of course bx_dynEQ V2 also still contains a “regular” stereo and mono version.

Affordable updates will be available for V1 users and bx_bundle customers.

The new INVERSE MODE (indicated by the white EQ panel, see pic above) will allow for unique and fresh sounds.

bx_dynEQ V2 is your swiss army knife of audio… De-essing, compression, filtering and enhancing in mono, stereo and M/S! Boost high frequencies in snare- and tom-sounds without boosting hi-hat crosstalk…!

bx_dynEQ V2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/TDM/VENUE) is scheduled for release Mid March. Demos and offers will be available next week.

More information: Brainworx


vladg/sound Molot, free compressor updated to v0.2.121

vladg/sound Molot

vladg/sound has released version 0.2.121 of Molot, a free compressor effect plugin for Windows.

Changes in Molot v0.2.121

  • Fixed race conditions with some hosts. WavoSaur, Sonar.
  • Fixed phase shift between M and S channels.
  • Added new mode “R-S.chn” (get sidechain signal from R).

Molot for Windows (VST) is available as a free download.

More information: vladg/sound / Molot


Voxengo updates Deft Compressor to v1.2

Voxengo Deft Compressor

Voxengo has released version 1.2 of Deft Compressor, an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This version added support for key signal filtering which is a very useful function that allows you to perform de-essing and use various compressor “voicings”. Feedback compression mode can be also enabled now. This mode sounds a little bit “punchier” than the default “feed-forward” mode. The “feedback” mode in many cases tends to produce a more controlled, less fluctuating sound due to its inherent “prognostic” behavior.

However, the most important addition to this version is the “Punch” parameter. While in our opinion, the original S-curve timing function was a very unique and interesting feature on the compressor plug-in market, it sounded a little bit too punchy for many users. Hence, we decided to implement a special parameter that adjusts the S-curve. The “Punch” parameter allows you to dial in a desired amount of “transient emphasis” effect, expressed in percent. When set to “100” the effect is maximal and the compressor is using the S-curve timing function. At “0” the compressor will be using a much “quicker” L-curve timing function which produces a colored bright sound.

Deft Compressor features

  • Adjustable S-curve timing function.
  • “Vintage” compression mode.
  • Feedback compression mode.
  • Auto make-up gain.
  • External side-chaining.
  • Key signal filtering.
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing.
  • Internal channel routing.
  • Channel grouping.
  • Up to 8x oversampling.
  • 64-bit floating point processing.
  • Preset manager.
  • Undo/redo history.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Contextual hint messages.
  • All sample rates support.
  • Zero processing latency.

Deft Compressor is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU) for $89.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Deft Compressor