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on Jul 09, 2009 - 0 comments
Speaker Blower Records has released Arsenal Compressor LE and Sideral, two new freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.
Arsenal Compressor LE is a vintage compressor with internal side-chain filters and also M/S (Mid/Side) processing.
This free LE version does not feature the Threshold and Mix knobs or their functions: it has a fixed threshold (-25 dB) and its set as 100% wet effect (you can´t blend it with the original signal). Use it to process any sound that needs dynamic processing. Use the side-chain feature to process only certain frequencies, leaving the other frequencies unprocessed. And last but not least , with the M/S feature, you can process dynamically only the Mid, the Sides or even achieve the famous NY parallel compression (50/50) but in M/S!
Sideral is an effect that divides the signal in Mid and Sides (or Mid+Sides=MS), so you can control the Sides level between -6 and +6 dB.
This effect is 100% transparent and allows you to: add/remove ambience, presence and /or reverb from stereo recordings; stereo field control; sound design; noise reduction/restoration and you can even use it on home mastering. On individual channels, you should use it for processing sounds that have phase problems (but where you want to keep the original characteristics) by slightly altering the signal by just 1 or 2 dB´s. Note that, despite of the central meter shows both (Center and Sides), with this plugin, you can only control the Sides level (in red in the meter).
Speaker Blower Records has also updated various bundles.
- Dr. Speaker Blower VST FX Pack, 12 new plugins included, price reduction – 40% OFF – now available for 30 EUR (no more individual plugins available).
- Speaker Blower Synths, 2 new synthesizers (Lusus 3.0 and Rufius) for a total of 6 synths, available for 50 EUR.
- Speaker Blower Total Pack (VST & REAKTOR), all new content from the FX and Synths packs and new exclusive aditions: collection “BUILT FOR WAR” (4 plugins), price reduction – 25% OFF – now available for 75 EUR.
More information: Speaker Blower Records
Speaker Blower Records has released a number of new plug-in packs for Windows PC.
Speaker Blower Synths includes 4 original virtual synthesizers with super phat sound and unique characteristics.
Speaker Blower Synths includes:
- SB-1 – Classic virtual analogue synthesizer designed for bass and leads.
- SB-2 – The phatest and most powerful synthesizer Speaker Blower has ever designed. For fast CPUs.
- SB-3 – Stereo detunable synthesizer. Ultra Phat circuitry.
- SB-4 – Stereo detunable synthesizer with up to 20 oscillators.
The Speaker Blower FX pack features more than 30 VST plugins for complex sonic transformation (mono versions are free).
Speaker Blower FX pack includes:
- Delay/Reverb: Modulation Delays (modulated delays and echoes), OuraEchoes (delays/echoes with Chorus and Reverb), Sample Delay (sample based delay), SSS (complex surreal space simulator), Tape Delay (tape echoes and delays)
- Distortion: BassDrive (bass saturator), Broken Valve (rude distortion), Guitar Amp (guitar amp with 2 channels and chorus), OuraBlaster (distortion pedal for guitar), SATURnus (valve saturation/distortion)
- Dynamic: Channel One (recording channel), Noise Gater (noise gate with sidechain), Tape Limiter (tape saturation/limiter), Vintage Pressure (classic/vintage compressor)
- EQ: 4Q (4 band parametric eq), Colour Eq (classic equalizer), Vintage Q (valve classic equalizer)
- Filters: BiFilta (dual multimode filter), Mad Dog Filter 1 (liquid 24dB/oct LP filter), Mad Dog Filter 2 (liquid 24dB/oct LP filter with Delay and Chorus), OuraFilta (multifilter from Lusus synth- 12dB/oct), Phaser Filter (exclusive phasing filter)
- Modulation: Distorted Chorus (the only distorted chorus plugin in the world), Distorted Flanger (the only distorted flanger plugin in the world), Ensemble Chorus (exclusive multi chorus), OuraPhat (phatness processor), NOTE: You can download the free OuraPhat LE version in Dr. Speaker Blower site.
- Utilities: MultiBand Imager (2 band stereo imager), OuraGain (gain and pan), VU (vu meter), Wavescope (wave analyser), Widescreen (stereo image processor)
- Bonus effects: SB-1 FX (SB-1 Synth effects section), SB-2 FX (SB-2 Synth effects section), SB-3 FX (SB-3 Synth effects section)
The Speaker Blower Synths and FX pack are available for Windows PC and costs 50 EUR each. For 100 EUR, both packs can be purchased together in the Total Pack which includes some extra effects, instruments and Reaktor ensembles.
More information: Speaker Blower Records
Speaker Blower Records has released SB-3 LE, a stereo phat vintage synthesizer plug-in for Windows PC.
The SB-3 LE is an exclusive free version created for Speaker Blower Records. Born as a monophonic synth (optimized for this mode), it is now polyphonic in this v. 1.1. VSTi for PC only – NO MAC VERSION!
SB-3 LE features
- Stereo Detunable synthesizer with mono (optimized – low cpu usage) or polyphonic modes.
- Full Stereo Architecture.
- 3 oscillators [doubled when Stereo Detune is on: osc. 1 is stereo and has a mono sub-oscillator; Osc. 2 is stereo and Osc. 3 is double mono].
- Ring Modulation [osc. 1 vs osc. 2].
- Two multimode filters [serial/parallel configuration].
- Two Lfos [with a total of 7 possible destinations].
- Two envelopes [optionally, they can modulate the lfos amount value for complex modulations].
- Effects: Distortion (2 types), Tape Delay [sync rates only] and Chorus.
- Ultra Analogue or Phat option [analogue modelling circuitry].
- 17 presets (12 are exclusive, 4 are shared with full version and default).
- Clear, easy to use, intuitive, old-skool style GUI.
- Rusty Vintage Sci-Fi Design.
Note — this free version has a few limitations:
- Polyphony: Mono + 4 voices (not 16)
- Stereo detune value is fixed: 35% (St. detune can be turned off) – missing knob
- Chorus depth value is fixed: 80% – missing knob
- Filter Drive value is fixed: 28% – missing knob
- Filter 1 mode is fixed: LP only (no HP mode) – missing selector
- Lfo 2 – free run mode only (not syncable) – missing selector
Visit Speaker Blower Records for more information and audio demos.