Audio Assault updates Head Crusher to v1.2

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Audio Assault has released version 1.2 of Head Crusher, an analogue saturation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Audio Assault Head Crusher

Head Crusher is the ultimate analogue saturation workhorse, Head Crusher can go from subtle warmth to full on harmonic destruction.

Use it to give drums more power, to make vocals stand out in the mix and sound more aggressive, even use it with a synthesizer and cook up new and exciting sounds, the possibilities are endless.

Changes in Head Crusher v1.2

  • Gain recalibration.
  • Fixed latency issues.
  • Fixed phasing issues.
  • Added mix knob.
  • Fixed recognition errors in Logic X.

Head Crusher (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for $29.99 USD (personal/small business license) / $49.99 USD (full license).

More information: Audio Assault / Head Crusher

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Focusrite intros Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

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Focusrite has announced the release of the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, a bundle compresing equalizer and compressor effect plug-ins, that come bundled with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces.

Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

The new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original units are prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your audio software.

The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware, allowing you to get detailed tonal control of your mix. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, and fully parametric low-mid, and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

The bundle is available for purchase for $299 USD. Registered Scarlett, Saffire, and Forte customers can download the new plug-ins for free, adding to their Focusrite software bundles.

More information: Focusrite / Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

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Full Bucket updates the deputy Mark II free synth plugin to v1.1.0

Full Bucket Music has released version 1.1.0 of the deputy Mark II, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Full Bucket Music the deputy Mark II

The deputy Mark II is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® (both 32 and 64 bit) in the tradition of classic string machines and early “polyphonic” synthesizers, written in native C++ code for high performance.

Changes in the deputy Mark II v1.1.0

  • Reworked paraphonic note scheduling.
  • Improved internal processing architecture.
  • All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers.
  • Added File Management dialog.
  • Rudimentary support for skinning.
  • Built-in alternative “dark” skin.
  • Minor bug fixes.

The plug-in is available as a free download for Windows (VST).

More information: Full Bucket Music / the deputy Mark II

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Les Productions Zvon sets free Quad Zamp sample player

Les Productions Zvon has announced it has set free the Quad Zamp sample player instrument plug-in for Windows.

Les Productions Zvon Quad Zamp

To beme more precise, the 4 audio outs version is now freeware. It previously was “soundware”, meaning that it was a bonus with any purchase of our sample sets. The single audio out that was freeware is discontinued. I have decided this because we no longer sell our sample sets directly from our website, at least for now, due to the new EU VAT regulations.

Quad Zamp is a one-shot/drum VSTi sample player, consisting of four ‘Zamp’ style multi wav players, 12 wavplayers in total. Each wav player is assigned to a certain key, from C2 to B2. This can be customized. Also includes samples from the IYTTIW mofified trumpet and the Prepared Rhodes with ready to use kits.

It was made with SynthEdit and was “Download of the Month” in December 2005 Electronic Musician magazine.

Quad Zamp for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.

More information: Les Productions Zvon / Quad Zamp

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URS releases Saturation 64 plug-in v3.0

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URS has announced that its Saturation plug-in is now available for 64-bit hosts on Mac OS X (AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST). Windows support will follow.

URS Saturation

The six digitally recreated Pre Amplifiers add different and distinct vintage even and odd ordered harmonics, input stage saturation and soft clipping.

Saturation v3.0 features

  • Six Vintage Pre Amplifier Algorithms.
  • Two Tape Saturation Algorithms.
  • Two Transformer Core Saturation Algorithms.
  • Even and Odd Ordered Harmonics.
  • Tube and Discrete Analog Saturation.
  • Soft Clipping.
  • Macintosh Native 64-bit Support Only – AAX, Audio Units, VST3 and VST.
  • Only Supports 64-bit operating systems and hosts.

Saturation 3.0 is available for purchase for $99.99 USD (regular $249.99 USD). Owners of Saturation v1.0 through 2.5 can upgrade for $49.99 USD.

More information: URS / Saturation v3.0

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