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Nomad Factory Magnetic II Bundle $99 at ILIO

Nomad Factory Magnetic II Bundle

ILIO has announced a limited time sale on the Magnetic II Bundle from Nomad Factory.

Included in the Magnetic II Bundle are two of Nomad Factory’s most unique plug-ins, Magnetic II and Echoes.

Magnetic II is a Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape Warming effect that gives tracks a vintage tape sound. It features nine tape models with pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage-style EQ and a built-in “Boost” mastering section.

Echoes is an Analog “Echo Box” plug-in designed to emulate classic delay effects. Echoes models are based on vintage Echoplex® 1, Echoplex 3, Tel-Ray®, Electro Harmonix®, and Boss® delay units.*

The bundle is available to purchase for $99 USD until May 31st, 2013 (regular individual price $258 USD).

More information: ILIO / Magnetic II Bundle

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Universal Audio releases SPL TwinTube & Sonnox Oxford Inflator for UAD

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Universal Audio has announced the release of UAD Software v7.0, featuring two new Direct Developer plug-ins — SPL TwinTube and Sonnox Oxford Inflator.

SPL TwinTube

Developed by SPL for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform, the SPL TwinTube Processor Plug-In is an authentic software version of the world-class tube effects processor, adding analog tube warmth, saturation, and harmonic distortion without impacting dynamic range. With two fully independent stages — which can be run together or separately — the SPL TwinTube Plug-In provides a wide-ranging palette of sonic shaping, from smooth and creamy overdrive to deep, growling saturation.

SPL TwinTube features

  • Authentic plug-in version of the world-class SPL TwinTube tube effects processor.
  • Adds analog tube warmth, saturation and harmonic distortion to instruments and vocals.
  • Boosts presence and spatial imaging without increasing overall dynamic range.
  • Easy, intuitive interface and simple workflow.
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by SPL.
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Audio Interface.

The SPL TwinTube Plug-In is available to purchase for $199 USD.

Sonnox Oxford Inflator

Sonnox Oxford Inflator Plug-In – The Professional Standard for Adding Power and Punch — Without Squashing.

Developed by Sonnox for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Platform, the Oxford Inflator does what so many dynamics processors only pretend to do — increase the apparent loudness of a mix or individual tracks without audibly affecting sonic quality or reducing dynamic range.

Sonnox Oxford Inflator features

  • Adds power, presence, and warmth to program material.
  • Increases perceived loudness of any source, without audibly affecting sonic quality.
  • Provides virtual headroom, allowing percussive peaks to pass without signal overload.
  • Direct and band-split modes for maximum flexibility and optimal DSP usage.
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Sonnox.
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Audio interface.

The Sonnox Oxford Inflator costs $179 USD.

More information: Universal Audio

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SKnote introduces Somma and Ferro hardware units & MCAudioLab EQ1 plugin

SKnote has launched Somma and Ferro, two hardware audio processor units.

SKnote Somma

Built around the old “analog computing” technique, Somma is designed to provide deep control on the dynamic harmonic content of audio tracks, stems, mixes, masters.

Somma features eight balanced input channels with individual saturation model selection (six independent configurations available on each channel) and saturation level controls, providing deep control on the amount of dynamic harmonic enhancement and on the behavior of each channel.

Somma features

  • Eight input channels (linkable as four stereo pairs), expandable.
  • Balanced or unbalanced input and output stages.
  • Second and third harmonic saturation.
  • Individual controls for each channel (saturation curve, saturation amount).
  • Texture controls on the master stereo bus (low band for punch, high band for air).
  • Independent saturation and volume controls for the master stereo bus.

Ferro is a stereo parallel air EQ.

SKnote Ferro

Including a fully discrete signal path and input and output transformers, Ferro is a passive stereo device (no mains) that dynamically adds mid and high frequency range presence, weight and open-ness to tracks, stems, mixes and masters.

Including custom inductors and transformers, Ferro also features a switchable inter-channel (left-right) coupling control to set the amount of galvanically insulated interaction between the channels, happening in the selected range.

Ferro features

  • Completely passive, custom inductors and transformers.
  • One stereo or two mono channels.
  • Parallel dynamic equalisation.
  • Six band-selections available for each channel.
  • Input and output transformers bypass individual controls.
  • 100% wet switch for parallel processing.
  • True-bypass switches.
  • Inter-channel crosstalk control for the selected frequency band.

Somma and Ferro are available to purchase for the introductory Musikmesse price of $799 USD / $499 USD respectively. DIY kits are $649 USD / $449 USD. Prices ex taxes and shipping.

SKnote has also released the MCAudioLab EQ1, a passive equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

SKnote MCAudioLab EQ1
MCAudioLab EQ1 SKnote Plugin – Solid State and Tube power supply edition.

A pultec-style equaliser, with tube output stage, solid state and tube power supply options.
It includes two stacked units for linked or dual control, plus a special 1U device with boosting (driving the inputs), and switchable Left-Right and Mid-Side matrix mode.

The emulation also includes both power supplies options, solid state and tube, independently switchable for each single unit.

The MCAudioLab EQ1 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) costs $29.99 USD. It is free with the purchase of a hardware unit from MCAudioLab.

More information: SKnote

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IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube Orange

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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange

IK Multimedia has announced the release of AmpliTube Orange, a bundle of Orange amps and cabs for Windows and Mac.

The complete collection of Orange amps and cabinets inside AmpliTube Custom Shop is now available in one package: AmpliTube Orange.

You get faithful “true to the original” models of some of Orange’s vintage and current dream machines. AmpliTube Orange includes 8 amp models: the AD 200, Dual Terror, OR 50, the Thunderverb 200, the Tiny Terror, the AD30TC, Rockerverb 50 the OR-120 and 9 matching configurable speaker cabinets.

AmpliTube Orange for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $99.99 USD / 79.99 EUR ex VAT.

More information: IK Multimedia / AmpliTube Orange

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Ignite Amps updates The Anvil tube preamp effect plugin to v2.0

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Ignite Amps has released version 2.0 of The Anvil, a free custom tube preamp effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The Anvil is a digital emulation of a three channels tube preamplifier for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed by Andy Zeugs. The Anvil has three completely independent channels, with different signal paths and separate tonestack controls, to maximize its versatility.

Ignite Amps The Anvil
Ignite Amps The Anvil custom tube preamp (front & back panel).

Changes in The Anvil v2.0

  • Native x64 support for Windows/Mac (VST/AU).
  • New modeling engine for circuit simulation:
    • Improved math models stability and accuracy.
    • Improved dynamic and transient response for triode stages.
    • Improved frequency dependent triode/load interaction.
    • Increased filters complexity and accuracy for interstage circuits and tonestacks.
  • Changed VST ‘UniqueId’.
  • Minor GUI changes.
  • Minor bugs fixed.

The Anvil is a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Ignite Amps

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AIR announces Vacuum Pro and Loom virtual instruments

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AIR Music Technology has announced the Vacuum Pro and Loom virtual synthesizer instruments.

Vacuum Pro is a polyphonic analog tube synthesizer that “travels light-years beyond” the original monophonic Vacuum, first developed by the AIR team as part of the Pro Tools Creative Collection from Avid. The new Vacuum Pro is polyphonic, offering up to 160 oscillators plus substantial improvements in both horsepower and features.

Loom is an entirely new modular additive synthesizer. While both of these new synthesizers offer detailed control, each also provides programming aids and shortcuts to create custom user-created sounds quickly. Each contains 250 presets created by the AIR team. The Eco (economy) mode reduces the draw on the host processor, with minimal effect on the final sound.

AIR Vacuum Pro
AIR Vacuum Pro Polyphonic Analog Tube Synthesizer.

Vacuum Pro features

  • Super-wide, fat, and organic analog sound.
  • Two individual parts, expandable to four.
  • 250 presets.
  • Smart Sound Randomizer to quickly design unique sounds.
  • 11 Smart Knobs for macro control over parameters.
  • Economy mode reduces load on the host processor.
  • VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX.
  • 32- and 64-bit.
AIR Loom
AIR Loom Modular Additive Synthesizer.

Loom features

  • 30 distinct sound modules, freely combinable in 10 cells.
  • Point-and-click sound morphing with powerful control.
  • 250 presets.
  • Smart Sound Randomizer to quickly design unique sounds.
  • Economy mode reduces load on the host processor.
  • VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX.
  • 32- and 64-bit.

Air Music Technology will be exhibiting at Booth 6700 at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: AIR Music Technology

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Nick Crow updates free TubeDriver effect plugin to v1.2 (incl. Mac VST/AU)

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Nick Crow has announced version 1.2 of TubeDriver, a freeware tube amp effect plugin.

Nick Crow TubeDriver

TubeDriver – tube amplifier emulation plug-in for Windows (VST 32 and 64bit) and Mac OS X (VST and AU 32 and 64bit).

Changes in TubeDriver v1.2

  • Post Low Pass filter added (6 dB/oct).
  • Post High Pass filter frequency control added.
  • Removed drift and noise functions.
  • Some changes in the interface.
  • Mac OS X compatibility added.

The TubeDriver effect plugin is available to download as freeware.

More information: Nick Crow

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SoundToys releases Radiator effect plugin

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SoundToys has introduced Radiator, a dual drive tube input channel and EQ, based on the classic Altec 1567A tube mixer from the 1960s.

Soundtoys Radiator
SoundToys Radiator Altec tube mixer amp plugin.

The original Altec 1567A hardware was a rack-mounted five-input tube mixer with removable transformers, a simple two-knob EQ, an unmistakable green faceplate, and a whopping 97 dB of gain.

The sound, by today’s standards, is colored and gritty, with a heaping helping of good old fashion hardware noise. In its day, it was used on many early Motown hits, and found its way into the PA racks of countless churches and school auditoriums across the USA.

Radiator brings the classic Altec tube sound to desktop recording rigs, capturing the distinctive warmth and punch of the original hardware. Featuring the modeled bass and treble tone controls from the original unit, a mix control for easy parallel processing, and the saturation and harmonic effects of the original hardware’s input and output amplifiers. All of these different circuit elements interact, allowing a wide range of tones to be created with just a few simple knobs. Plus we let you decide if the original noise is on or off.

Radiator for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for $129 USD. Users of Little Radiator can upgrade to Radiator for only $49 USD until January 3rd, 2013 (regular upgrade is $89 USD).

More information: SoundToys / Radiator

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