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Variety Of Sound announces mkII versions for NastyDLA and TesslaPRO

Variety Of Sound TesslaPRO

Variety Of Sound has announced mkII versions for NastyDLA and TesslaPRO to be released during Q2/2012.

By this, all the sonic bliss of stateful saturation algorithms will be made available for both, the highly regarded classic chorus echo device with tape-delay simulation and the critically acclaimed “transient aware” signal saturator.

Stateful Saturation takes advantage of some sought after analog qualities and preserves them accurately during their transfer into the digital domain:

  • high frequency shimmer and sheen without digital harshness
  • depth and ’3d’ imaging side effects before distortion itself becomes apparent
  • audio transient dynamics that remains vibrant and alive
  • natural and impressive bass response

NastyDLA mkII remains feature wise the very same but introduces the input stage modelled by this new and exciting technology and also redesigns the tape compression algorithm for an improved IM distortion performance. TesslaPRO mkII will go way further by introducing a variety of different signal coloration options, ranging from console style distortion models up to typical mic/preamp colors.

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Variety Of Sound updates BaxterEQ to v1.0.1

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Variety Of Sound has updated its BaxterEQ transparent mastering and mix buss shelving equalizer effect for Windows.

Finest tonal sweetening and finishing which always stays true to the source

  • natural and accurate bass response
  • authentic analog like HF curve rendering
  • smoothest shelving operation

Changes in BaxterEQ v1.0.1

  • A smaller GUI version is included.
  • VST vendor tag is corrected.

BaxterEQ is a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows (32-bit).

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Variety Of Sound releases ThrillseekerLA

Variety Of Sound has released ThrillseekerLA, a digital stereo leveling amplifier with truly analog qualities.

ThrillseekerLA not only introduces way smooth gain riding capabilities but first and foremost features a non-linear amplifier stage which is based on a non-linearity with memory yielding creamy signal coloration duties

Variety Of Sound ThrillseekerLA
Variety Of Sound ThrillseekerLA

ThrillseekerLA features

  • Sophisticated and deep gain riding full of musical character and attitude but with virtually no inter-modulation (IM) distortion artifacts.
  • Feedback compression design w/o any samplerate based delay in the loop.
  • Classic input level driven two knob design with additional manual attack and release time interventions.
  • Highly program dependent envelope timing adoption offering attack times ranging from “instantaneously” up to around 100ms and release times from 30ms up to several seconds.
  • Mix level switch to adopt the plug-ins internal gain staging to mixing levels at around -18dBFS.
  • Custom SC filter option to attenuate the SC bass response while slightly boosting the HF spectrum.
  • Additional one pole (6dB per octave) SC low-cut filter adjustable from 20 to 500Hz.
  • External sidechain support.
  • Switchable Input/GR/Output metering display.
  • Variable compression range control from 0 to 100%

ThrillseekerLA for Windows (VST) is available as freeware.

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Variety of Sound announces “Thrillseeker” audio plug-in series

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Variety of Sound has announced Thrillseeker, a new series of audio plug-ins.

The brand new and upcoming Variety of Sound Thrillseeker audio plug-ins series is going to be a plug-in collection premiering Stateful Saturation which is a sophisticated DSP core system for musical harmonic distortion generation based on authentic and truly stateful non-linear models.

Stateful Saturation takes advantage of some sought after analog qualities and preserves them accurately during their transfer right into the digital domain:

  • high frequency shimmer and sheen without digital harshness
  • depth and ’3d’ imaging side effects before distortion itself becomes apparent
  • audio transient dynamics that remains vibrant and alive
  • natural and impressive bass response

Stateful Saturation opens the door for quite a number of amazing applications ranging from smooth harmonic exciters up to convincing amplifier effects and the DSP core can easily be set in context whether it’s a compressor output stage or a preamplifier circuit, just to name the two.

The first plug-in in the series will be opto-electric circuit model ThrillseekerLA, an audio leveling amplifier with amazing analog like qualities.

It offers sophisticated and deep gain riding full of musical character and attitude but with virtually no inter-modulation (IM) distortion artifacts!

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Variety Of Sound releases BaxterEQ free equalizer plugin

Variety Of Sound BaxterEQ

Variety Of Sound has released BaxterEQ, a freeware transparent mastering and mix buss shelving EQ for Windows.

BaxterEQ features

  • Finest tonal sweetening and finishing which always stays true to the source
    • natural and accurate bass response
    • authentic analog style HF curve rendering
    • smoothest shelving operation
  • Perfectly suited for the mastering chain
    • stepped controls throughout for repeatability and matched channel operation
    • full dual channel layout
    • full mid-side encoding support
    • per channel level control for easy A/B match
  • Artifact free technical design
    • low ripple and distortion filter implementations
    • 64bit floating point internal processing
    • oversampled for superior impulse response
  • Meticulously selected frequencies
    • Baxandall shelving filters
      • LF @ 74, 84, 98, 116, 131, 166, 230 and 361 Hz
      • HF @ 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4, 4.8, 7.1, 11 and 18 kHz
    • 2-pole Butterworth filters
      • LC @ 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 43 and 54 Hz
      • HC @ 7.5, 9, 11.1, 12.6, 16, 21, 28 and 40 kHz
  • An additional analog signal path emulation provides some subtle but precious stereo imaging improvements.

BaxterEQ is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.

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Variety Of Sound reveals BaxterEQ details

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Variety Of Sound has released more details on BaxterEQ, a transparent mastering and mix buss shelving EQ plug-in for Windows.

Variety Of Sound BaxterEQ
Variety Of Sound BaxterEQ

BaxterEQ features

  • Finest tonal sweetening and finishing which always stays true to the source
    • natural and accurate bass response
    • authentic analog like HF curve rendering
    • smoothest shelving operation
  • Perfect support for the mastering chain
    • stepped controls throughout for repeatability and matched channel operation
    • full dual channel layout
    • full mid-side encoding support
    • per channel level control for unflawed A/B match
  • Artifact free technical design
    • low ripple and distortion filter implementations
    • 64bit floating point internal processing
    • oversampled for superior impulse response
  • Well-selected key frequency settings
    • Baxandall shelving filters
      • LF @ 74, 84, 98, 116, 131, 166, 230 and 361 Hz
      • HF @ 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4, 4.8, 7.1, 11 and 18 kHz
    • 2-pole Butterworth filters
      • LC @ 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 43 and 54 Hz
      • HC @ 7.5, 9, 11.1, 12.6, 16, 21, 28 and 40 kHz
  • An additional analog signal path emulation provides some subtle but precious stereo imaging improvements.

BaxterEQ for Windows (VST) will be available in September 2011.

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Variety Of Sound intro BaxterEQ

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Variety Of Sound has introduced BaxterEQ, an equalizer effect plug-in.

Variety Of Sound BaxterEQ

Full details and release info will be unveiled during this month – stay tuned.

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Variety Of Sound releases preFIX effect plugin

Variety Of Sound has released preFIX, a free audio alignment effect plug-in for Windows.

preFIX is a pre-mixing and audio alignment tool which typically takes place upfront the mixing process.

It provides a clever tool set to clean-up, fix and align audio tracks (typically taken from recordings) concerning overall frequency correction, phase alignment, spatial stereo field corrections and routing.

It contains a complete gate/expander solution with a dedicated and comprehensive sidechain filtering path as well.

Variety Of Sound (Bootsy) preFIX
Variety Of Sound (Bootsy) preFIX

preFIX features

  • Smoothest audio frequency filtering.
  • Comprehensive gate and expander audio treatments.
  • Detailed phase corrections.
  • Easy routing and stereo imaging changes.

preFIX for Windows (VST) is available as a free download.

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