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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


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