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JoaChip BattleComp Vintage, free compressor effect

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

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

JoaChip BattleComp Vintage
JoaChip BattleComp Vintage

BattleComp Vintage is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows. Donations are welcome.

More information: JoaChip / BattleComp Vintage

Waves releases C6, Multiband Compressor

Waves C6

Waves has announced the release of C6, a multiband compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

For years, the C4 has been a favorite of studio engineers the world over, and in live sound, it’s quickly become a must-have for front-of-house and monitor professionals as well. To create the C6, we took the tried-and-true functions of the C4, and added two additional floating bands plus a sidechain feature, for one-stop vocal and instrument shaping. Equally at home in the studio, live, and in post production, the C6 lets you zero in on problem frequencies with surgical precision.

Perfect for de-essing and de-popping in the studio or onstage, the C6 gives you all the multiband compression and dynamic equalization you need to control, tame, and shape your sound.

C6 features

  • Internal/external sidechain per band.
  • Individual band Listen mode.
  • Four crossover bands plus two floating bands.
  • Dynamic EQ, compression & expansion.
  • Double precision bit resolution processing.
  • ARC™ Auto Release Control.
  • Up to 24bit, 192kHz resolution.
  • Mono and Stereo components.
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU.
  • PC and Mac compatible.

Waves C6 is available to purchase for $400 (Native) / $800 (TDM). Mercury V7 and SoundGrid Pro V7 owners covered by Waves Update Plan receive C6 Multiband Compressor at no additional charge.

More information: Waves / C6

Voxengo updates Deft Compressor to v1.1

Voxengo Deft Compressor

Voxengo has released version 1.1 of Deft Compressor, a compressor effect 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.

The S-curve timing function means that the attack and release stages “look” like S-curve (sigmoid curve). Such curve sonically adds a very warm coloration, without sharp edge. Beside that, S-curve on longer release times possesses a bit of “hold” time delay where it does not change. This allows the compressor to have clean, almost uncolored higher frequencies.

Note that for bus compression to be unnoticeable you may need to set both the “Threshold” and “Ratio” parameters to lower values (e.g. “-35” and “1.3:1”, respectively, for input signal with RMS power equal to -24 dBFS).

Changes in Deft Compressor v1.1

  • Attack time range extended down to 0.01ms.
  • External side-chain support added.

Deft Compressor is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac for $100 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Deft Compressor

Variety Of Sound announces NastyVCS

Variety Of Sound NastyVCS

Variety Of Sound has announced NastyVCS, a virtual console strip effect plug-in for Windows.

Bootsy writes:

I’m really proud to announce the NastyVCS virtual console strip which finally brings the beloved “nasty” signal coloration series onto the next level.

Build entirely new around an opto-electric style compression unit, NastyVCS offers everything you need to shape your channels dynamics and tone. It offers a dedicated input stage featuring crunchy pre-amp saturation and a brickwall safety limiter in the output stage while everything is set up to work in zero latency and so to have it available for hassle free tracking and mixing. Two dedicated filters can be used in either the audio path or in the compressors sidechain which can be external as well. Wether pre or post compression, the equalizer section offers four interacting coloring tools with very well-selected musical sounding curves. The concept gets rounded by a phase alignment tool which can be used for coloring purposes as well.

NastyVCS is scheduled for release in spring 2010 as freeware for PC and VST compatible hosts.

More information: Variety Of Sound

Intelligent Sounds & Music releases SCAF and updates MuSiCX to v1.03

Intelligent Sounds & Music SCAF

Intelligent Sounds & Music has announced the release of SCAF, a sidechain-controlled amp & filter effect plug-in for Windows.

SCAF consists of a filter and an amplifier section. Both can be controlled by any track in your project. The routing between the tracks is done via internal host-independent side chains.
The sections are independent so the filter’s cutoff frequency might follow the volume envelope of one track’s signal while an other track conducts the amplifier.

You set the start and endpoints for gain and cutoff frequency. So the amp section can work in compressing or expanding mode. And the filter can sweep from low to high frequencies or vice versa while the controlling signals volume rises from zero to full scale.

SCAF is available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC, priced at 32 EUR.

Intelligent Sounds & Music has also released version 1.03 of MuSiCX, a multiband sidechain compressor & expander effect plug-in for PC.

Changes in MuSiCX v1.03

  • A side chain will be released now when the transmitting instance of MuSiCX is switched off.
  • The last buffer sent before a side chain was released was repeated in the receiving instance till a new transmitter took over the same side chain.
  • Disabled sliders were not repainted correctly in the previous version when the editor was closed and reopened.

More information: Intelligent Sounds & Music

Intelligent Sounds & Music updates BazzISM to v2.1, MuSiCX to v1.02 and EQISM.220 to v1.02

Intelligent Sounds & Music MuSiCX

Intelligent Sounds & Music has released version 2.1 of bassdrum instrument BazzISM, version 1.02 of multiband sidechain compressor & expander MuSiCX, and version 1.02 of EQISM.220, an equalizer plug-in for Windows.

Changes in BazzISM / MuSiCX / EQISM.220

  • BazzISM v2.1:
    • Now accepts MIDI Program Change messages.
  • MuSiCX v1.02:
    • Now accepts MIDI Program Change messages.
    • New presets.
    • 8 sound programs instead of 4.
    • Fixed: Sometimes the side chain signal received a wrong buffer when the host was writing to wave file.
    • Fixed: The vu meters froze when the program was shut off or a band’s input was disabled.
    • Fixed: The pre filtering of the “self” signal didn’t work in v 1.01.
  • EQISM220 v1.02:
    • Now accepts MIDI Program Change messages.
    • 8 sound programs instead of 4.

MuSiCX and EQISM.220 are available as VST plug-ins for Windows PC. BazzISM is available for PC and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Intelligent Sounds & Music

TeamDNR announces 5 Day Sale for MixControl

TeamDNR MixControl

TeamDNR has announced a 5 Day Sale for MixControl, a VST effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

MixControl is a high quality, flexible and full featured channelstrip plug-in with a variety of essential mixing tools, all at a fraction of the CPU load of other leading channelstrip options.

MixControl is available for PC and Mac (VST/AU).

Until Monday 7 December, 2009, you can purchase MixControl with 50% discount, for $39.50 USD.

More information: TeamDNR / MixControl

URS releases Classic Console Strip Pro v2.0

URS Classic Console Strip Pro

URS (Unique Recording Software) has announced the release of Classic Console Strip Pro v2.0, a “multi-console in the box solution” for Windows and Mac.

You the engineer create your dream console choosing your favorite algorithms from the Input Stage, Compressor and EQ selections.

The URS Strip Pro includes the super DSP efficient URS Strip version. We call the URS Classic Console Strip the “Easy Eight”. The URS Classic Console Strip’s eight knobs map perfectly to the Command 8, Digi002, ProjectMix I/O, ProControl, HUI and other popular controllers allowing for quick adjustments on individual tracks.

Classic Console Strip Pro v2.0 features

  • 30 Selectable Input Stage Algorithms
  • 60 Selectable Channel Compressor/ Limiter starting points – Pre or Post EQ
  • 5 Selectable EQ Algorithms for each Fully Sweepable Parametric band
  • 5 Compressor Auto Release Algorithms
  • Compressor Wet/Dry Mix Control
  • Compressor Normal or Fast Attack Algorithms
  • Channel Filters – Pre or Post Compressor or Sidechainable
  • Powerful De-esser and other included special effects
  • Interactive Signal Flow Display Section follows the signal path
  • Super DSP efficient URS Classic Console Strip version included

Classic Console Strip Pro is available to purchase in native formats (AU/VST/RTAS) for $599.99 USD. The TDM version is $1199.99 USD.

More information: URS / Classic Console Strip Pro