Tonebytes has announced the release of Pedals, a VST effect plug-in for Windows, designed for processing electric guitar and bass.
For more convenience, Pedals’ GUI simulates real devices for sound processing: guitar pedals, amplifiers, speakers, etc. There are a total of 19 models of pedals, 2 amps, 7 speakers models and 3 rack units. These devices are not a copy of the real-life models, each with their own sound, but their working principles are identical.
With just a few clicks you can select a combination of effects and create the desired sound. You can even create extra mood by choosing floor material under the pedals: house parquet, metal garage floor or studio carpet.
Pedals is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.
More information: Tonebytes / Pedals
ToneBytes and Softrave has released Analog Noise, an effect which adds the sound and atmosphere of analog recordings to your tracks and mixes.
The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds typically found in the recordings of existing devices. For this goal, Analog Noise has 21 sound profiles, including the sound of magnetic tape with various coverings, the sound of vinyl records, and the sound of the signal of various tube and transistor devices, such as Hammond Sounder, Moog Liberation, Akai Ax-73, JVC MI-5000, etc.
With the help of the embedded equalizer, it is possible to either emphasize or mute those parts of the noise profile you want. The features of the equalizer are selected in such a way that it keeps its use of noise sounding natural.
A big range of noise level settings makes it possible to saturate the sound a little, or to greatly distort it. This allows Analog Noise to be used not only for adding effects to sound, but also as a source of the sound of different noises to be used in experimental styles of electronic music.
Analog Noise for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD / 15 EUR.
More information: ToneBytes / Analog Noise
ToneBytes has released Wowcoder, a classical 16-band digital vocoder effect plug-in for Windows.
Wowcoder does not have an internal synthesizer: the modulator and carrier come from an external signal. This approach of using external synthesizers provides more varied and rich sounding timbres.
Additional tuning of timbre can be made by regulating the level of one of 16 frequency bands, as well as with the following knobs: attack, decay, bandwidth and whisper. In addition, the received signal can be processed by the effects section. There are three slots with five effects: chorus, crusher, distortion, reverb and compression.
The built-in preset manager makes it easy to save the settings and quickly access them or share them with other Wowcoder users.
In addition, VST automation and full MIDI Learning are supported.
Wowcoder is available to purchase for $14.95 USD. In addition Tonebytes has reduced the price for “Vocotron” to $14.95 USD.
More information: ToneBytes / Wowcoder
ToneBytes has announced the release of GLS!, a free effect plug-in for removing vocals.
It works on the principle of the central channel subtraction, where singer’s voiсe is usually located. In addition, the plug-in is able to preserve bass and drums, which are also often located in the center of the stereo space and may suffer along with the voice.
GLS! well suited for music with a good stereo separation and a dry vocal, slightly worse for the wet vocal, and not suitable for the mono tracks. However wet vocals can also be a bit muted by narrowing the stereo before processing.
Do not expect magic. GLS! will remove not only the voice: some other musical instruments or sounds may also disappear or corrupt, and the song loses stereo. But in some cases the result is quite acceptable.
GLS! is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.
More information: ToneBytes / GLS!
ToneBytes has announced a Spring Sale, offering a limited time discount on some of its products.
ToneBytes team is glad to inform you that from March 15th to April 15th discount for all products is -40%.
Save up to $6 on ToneBytes Reese Machine (regular price is $14.95) and up to $14 on ToneBytes Vocotron (regular prise is $34.95).
The coupon code is: IDKFA
(Don’t forget to type them when placing your order!)
More information: ToneBytes
ToneBytes has announced the release of Vocotron, a VST instrument plug-in for Windows that combines the functions of a sampler and vocoder.
Vocotron’s keyboard is divided into two key zones, like on the classic Mellotron and Chamberlin “samplers”. However, the zone’s functions are slightly different: the left side reproduces samples and is a modulator for the integrated vocoder, and the right side sets the tone, it is the carrier for the vocoder.
To extract the sound from Vocotron, just pick a chord on the right side of the keyboard, and then start pressing keys in the sample zone. By changing the chords you can get the sound of your waves in different tonalities.
The Vocotron is not limited to working with vocals and drums. Combining a sampler and vocoder provides a new original way to get unusual sounds. With a Vocotron you can get interesting-sounding basses, pads, textures and rhythmic backing.
- High precision 32-band vocoder with a frequency range from 100 Hz to 16 KHz.
- Fine-tune the tone by tweaking the bandwidth as well as the level of each of the 32 frequency bands.
- The carrier is set by an internal synthesizer with two oscillators with detune and FM-modulation, mono/stereo modes and glide.
- The short right side of the keyboard is compensated by the extending range of coarse tuning.
- Modulator with embedded samples (from three internal banks) and custom wave files.
- Built-in sampler with such possibilities as: key mapping, wave looping and reversing, pitch tuning and pitch shifting.
Vocotron is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC, priced at $34.95 USD.
More information: ToneBytes / Vocotron
ToneBytes has released Bend Box, a free instrument plug-in for Windows.
Bend Box is a software synthesizer that emulates a circuit-bending device. Can be useful for making experiments and for creating various noise FX. All knobs can be tweaked manually or through easily assignable MIDI controllers. MIDI Automation is also available.
With Bend Box you can get wide range of noises: from the soft gurgling to ringing grinding, or even strange melodic timbres.
Bend Box is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.
More information: ToneBytes
ToneBytes has announced the release of Reese Machine, a virtual synthesizer plug-in for Windows PC.
The Reese Machine is a monophonic subtractive synthesizer optimized for creating deep, rich, vibrating bass for various kinds of electronic music, especially Drum’n’Bass, Speed Garage, Techstep, etc.
Reese Machine features
- Two oscillators with four wave forms (SINE, SAW, TRIANGLE and PULSE)
- Two multifunction low-frequency oscillators (LFOs).
- Each oscillator is equipped with an Octave Shifter and Fine Tuning.
- In FM mode, the second oscillator can modulate the first.
- The best bass sound is reached in the range of C3 to C5.
Reese Machine is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $14.95 USD.
More information: ToneBytes