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Universal Audio releases Chandler Limited guitar amp plug-in & mixing/mastering tools by Brainworx

Universal Audio has announced that its direct developer partner Brainworx has released three plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In

Available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations, the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In is an exacting emulation of the dual EL84-powered boutique guitar amp.

Chandler Limited GAV19T

Inspired by British classics such as Vox and Marshall — and lesser-known gems from Watkins and Selmer — the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in offers features not found on the original hardware, such as an FX Rack with an onboard noise gate, host-syncable lo-fi delay, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls.

Chandler Limited GAV19T features

  • Perfect emulation of the original dual EL84-powered Chandler Limited GAV19T circuit.
  • Fine-tune sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
  • Audition 75 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Craft sparkling classic clean sounds, bluesy overdrive textures, and raw distortions easily and intuitively with powerful EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
brainworx bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In is a powerful multi-band M/S (Mid/Side) processor that allows users to add saturation, drive, and distortion exactly as desired.

It features Brainworx´s “True Split” crossover technology, which ensures that the Mid and Side channels are always perfectly in phase, yielding focused, large-sounding mixes and masters.

bx_saturator V2 features

  • Versatile multi-band Mid/Side processor.
  • Adds saturation and distortion to targeted frequency bands.
  • Increases the perceived volume of mixes without clipping.
  • Bring out individual frequencies of a mix without affecting others.
  • Mono Maker control helps define and punch-up low-end.

Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In allows mixing and mastering engineers to remove the harsh, hard edges of their tracks without dramatically altering the character and tone of their source material.

brainworx bx_refinement

Designed by mastering engineer Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering, the bx_refinement plug-in is based on a combination of time-tested approaches, modern techniques, and the latest science on the sensitivity of the human ear.

The end result is a fully-in-the-box analog mastering sound.

bx_refinement features

  • Brings the sound of a tube-like analog mastering chain to your DAW.
  • Softens high-frequency harshness in mixes and masters.
  • Injects saturation and presence to subtly enhance tracks.
  • Solo feature to hear exactly what’s being removed from the recording.
  • Mid/Side processing.

The plug-ins are available for purchase for $199 USD each, as part of new UAD Software v7.6.

More information: Universal Audio

TheSessionGuitarist releases Grooving Tubing for Nebula

Nebula programs

Lars Rüetschi aka TheSessionGuitarist has announced the release of Grooving Tubing, a new tube guitar amp library featuring 17 programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula.

This virtual amp doesn’t feel and sound like playing just an amp simulation. It feels and sounds like playing through a real amp reacting on your dynamic playing. Close your eyes and you feel the air between the microphones and your cabinet!

The amp was sampled with high quality Sommer Cables, the king of amp recording microphones: The Sennheiser e906 and the full and rich sounding Audio Technica 4050 as a spot microphone. Each of them sounds fantastic on its own. Copy your guitar track, mix and pan the 2 microphones and you’ll have a full, wide stereo guitar sound, larger than life!

Grooving Tubing is available for the introductory price of $24.90 USD until April 23rd, 2014 (regular $29.90 USD).

More information: TheSessionGuitarist / Grooving Tubing

LSR Audio updates WARMultipress to v1.2

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LSR audio has released version 1.2 of its WARMultipress vintage multi-band compressor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

LSR Audio WARMultipress
WARMultiband features 3 bands, with adjustable cross-over frequencies.

Changes in WARMultipress v1.2

  • Support for AAX native for ProTools 11 (64-bit) and 10.3.6 (32-bit) on Mac and Windows.
  • Better crossover filters.
  • Improved ATR102 tape emulation.
  • Better compression algorithm (progressive curve, fast reaction, soft overshoot).
  • Better performances.

WARMultipress for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for $89 USD. The update is free to registered users.

More information: LSR Audio / WARMultipress

Blamsoft releases t00b Distortion for Reason

Blamsoft has released t00b Distortion, a new Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Blamsoft t00b Distortion

t00b Distortion contains industrial strength circuit simulation technology used to simulate a popular triode preamp stage. When overdriven, this circuit gives a classic warm tube distortion sound. This isn’t your common black box approximation algorithm, this is real voltages and currents in a circuit simulation with the most accurate tube model available.

Hear the subtle difference of swapping out the tube model. Four models are included. Adjust the tone with a circuit modeled tone stack from the Marshall JCM800 series. Distortion generates high frequencies so a bass boost is available for quick eq compensation. On the back, you have CV inputs available for the knobs and a Quality switch to control the CPU usage. Everything you need to get the tube sound in your mix.

The t00b Distortion is available from the Propellerhead Shop for 32 EUR.

More information: Blamsoft / t00b Distortion

Native Instruments releases Supercharger GT compressor plugin

Native Instruments Supercharger GT

Native Instruments has announced the release of Supercharger GT, compressor inspired by the rich, tube-driven sound of a boutique hardware unit.

A feature-rich follow-up to the SUPERCHARGER compressor released in December 2013, SUPERCHARGER GT goes beyond modern tube compression by adding dedicated Saturation and Character modes and additional controls for complete sonic fine-tuning.

SUPERCHARGER GT was designed for simple yet comprehensive sound shaping.
Producers can quickly dial in a wide range of compression effects using a single ‘Compress’ knob. The effect’s automatic make-up gain allows them to stay focused on the sound of the effect without having to compensate for the drop in volume compression can sometimes cause.
Pre-set Attack and Release settings provide a starting point for setting SUPERCHARGER GT’s response to incoming signals – producers can start with Punch, Gentle, and Slam modes. Dedicated Attack and Release controls allow an additional degree of fine-tuning.

Aside from compression, SUPERCHARGER GT also delivers a set of tone-shaping controls that make it more than just a compressor effect. A ‘Saturation’ knob with Mild, Crisp, and Slam saturation types give users three ways to add harmonic content to their tracks. At lower settings, SUPERCHARGER GT offers subtle harmonic enhancement. At more extreme settings it delivers raw, distorted coloration. The ‘Character’ knob can fill in missing low end and smooth out unruly high frequencies with Fat, Warm, and Aggressive character modes adding to its versatility.
Furthermore, a mid/side mode lets producers create space in a mix by applying the effect only to the left and right sides of a signal – perfect for adjusting stereo imaging. A detector high pass prevents unruly low end signals from mis-triggering the compressor. Combined, these features provide producers dynamic control, warmth, and sonic shaping in one convenient plug-in.

Supercharger GT is available to purchase for $99 USD/99 EUR/£89 GBP. Owners of Supercharger can upgrade for a special price of $49 USD/49 EUR/£42 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Supercharger GT

Universal Audio releases UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5 (incl. Dangerous BAX EQ and UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ)

Universal Audio has released UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5, unveiling UA’s new Unison™ technology to Apollo QUAD and Apollo DUO interfaces and adding several key features for Mac users.

Universal Audio UAD Software v7.5

Unison Mic Preamp Technology for Apollo QUAD and DUO Audio Interfaces

Introduced with Apollo Twin, Unison technology is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that allows for realtime bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical mic preamps and new UAD preamp plug-ins — including the now-updated API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In and new Universal Audio 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection. With UAD Software v7.5, Apollo DUO and QUAD users can immediately take advantage of Unison with a free 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in provided on install.

Full AAX 64 Support for Macs and OS X 10.9 Mavericks Compatibility

UA is pleased to announce full compatibility with Apple’s latest operating system, as well as full AAX 64 support for Mac users, with AAX 64 support coming for Windows 7 users this spring.

These new enhancements are part of new UAD Software v7.5, which also includes the new UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection and the Brainworx-developed Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection.

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

More than three years in the making, the UA 610 Collection represents the first comprehensive modeling of the legendary 610-A tube preamp and its modern variant, the 610-B — including their tube and transformer components and all of the unique distortion characteristics of the originals.

The 610-A is modeled on a channel from the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, and offers simple 10 kHz high-shelf and 100 Hz low-shelf EQ. The modern 610-B offers selectable input impedance, adjustable high- and low-shelf EQ, and expanded gain range.

Dangerous BAX EQ Collection

Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection

The Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music.

Designed as a “finishing EQ,” the BAX EQ Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of this studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware.

The 610 Tube Preamp & EQ collection is available to purchase for $299 USD; The Dangerous BAX EQ collection costs $249 USD.

More information: Universal Audio

Positive Grid releases BIAS for iPhone & iPod touch

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Positive Grid has announced the release of an iPhone version of the BIAS amplifier modeler and designer app, previously released for the iPad.

Positive Grid BIAS for iPhone

The new iPhone and iPod Touch version of BIAS features a number of sonic improvements over its initial iPad version debut, as well as the addition of ToneCloud, the industry’s first cloud-based amp sharing social platform. With BIAS for iPhone, users are able to create and share their own custom amp creations with fellow musicians as well as download, like and comment on the creations of others.

“With this new version of BIAS, musicians can own, design and share an infinite collection of highly realistic sounding amps right in their iPhones,” says Positive Grid Marketing Manager Jaime Ruchman. “And we know that a lot of them want to rock the stage with BIAS, so, with our upcoming BT-4 Bluetooth controller rounding out the complete product ecosystem, they’ll be ready to live the whole BIAS experience anywhere.”

BIAS for iPhone features

  • The most complete, accurate and versatile amp modeling available in the world.
  • 36 factory authentic amp models (28 guitar, four bass and four keyboard/vocal) included with the introductory release, plus the ability to custom-design a near-infinite variety of new topologies.
  • Factory categories organize amps by music genre and sonic impact: clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, insane, acoustic and bass.
  • Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, panel controls and mic selection and placement—mix and match!.
  • Works the way guitarists think: tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two eight-band equalizers.
  • Included room simulator adds depth and natural ambience.
  • Included noise gate nips noise in the bud with high-gain setups.
  • Save a virtually unlimited number of custom amps.
  • Quick presets recall up to eight favorites in turn with just one tap.
  • Seamless integration with Positive Grid JamUp Pro XT with one finger tap.
  • Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
  • ToneCloud amp sharing platform.
  • Designed for iOS7.
  • Compatible with iPod Touch 5, iPhone 4s or superior.

BIAS for iPhone and iPod touch is available to purchase for the introductory price of $4.99 USD (regular $9.99 USD). Designed for iOS7, the app requires an iPod Touch 5 or iPhone 4s (or newer) to operate.

More information: Positive Grid / BIAS

Sontronics launches ARIA valve condenser microphone

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Sontronics ARIA

Sontronics has announced the launch of its new ARIA valve condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern, designed by Sontronics founder Trevor Coley specifically for getting the best from your vocals.

The Sontronics ARIA will give you stunning results on every male or female vocal recording, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, its accurate response and Sontronics’ trademark smooth high-frequency roll-off. Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal, while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you’d expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic costing many times more. For that extra level of control, the accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best to record.

“I’ve been working on the concept of a vocal-specific valve mic for a long time,” explains designer Trevor Coley, “and the ARIA is the culmination of months of research and beta-testing, which I’ve been lucky enough to do with some incredibly talented musicians and producers. The result is a go-to microphone that really is a must-have for anyone serious about achieving the best, smoothest, warmest possible results from any vocal recording. Sontronics ARIA really will take your breath away!”

During the past 12 months of ARIA’s development, the mic has been beta-tested by top artists and musicians including Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer/writer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney), Mercury award-winning singer/songwriter PJ Harvey, and also several engineers at Abbey Road Studios, all of whom now admit they can’t live without their ARIAs! These and other users have all told us that ARIA’s sound and quality is easily matched to mics (both modern and vintage) that cost ten times more.

The ARIA microphone is supplied in its own velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flightcase together with its elastic spider-style shockmount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply and connecting cable. Like all Sontronics mics, the ARIA is covered by Sontronics’ LIFETIME WARRANTY.

The Sontronics ARIA is available to purchase for £899 GBP (inc. VAT) / 899 EUR (plus tax) / $1,199 USD.

More information: Sontronics / ARIA