WOK has released MiniStepper, a free, easy to use MIDI step sequencer plug-in for Windows.
8 steps, each with velocity, gate length and mute.
Several play directions, start- and end-step selectable on the fly. Sequence can be transposed by incoming MIDI notes. Also plays chords !
Host sync with dotted and triplet speed selection, swing, run on key press, MIDI-channels selectable for combined use, clear layout, free !
The plug-in is available to download from WOK.
More information: WOK / MiniStepper
WOK has launched Instretch and Brakeback Mangler, two free effect plug-ins for Windows.
Instretch is an instant extreme time stretcher. It will record audio for up to 30 seconds and then play it back up to 100 times slower with selectable pitch. Also manual “riding” thru the sample with endless hold of a grain is possible.
Brakeback Mangler is an audio mangler for tapestop/reverse/delay effects. It includes a tape-stop effect, a reverse playback unit, an instant non-stop reverse sound faker and a stereo delay with filter, overdrive and forward/backward/pingpong/panner extras.”
Both plug-ins are released as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014. They are available to download in Windows VST format.
More information: WOK
WOK has released Loudness Dynamic EQ, a free effect plug-in for Windows.
LOUDNESS simulates the loudness button on old HiFi amps, which alters the frequency response curve to correspond roughly with the equal loudness characteristic of the ear at lower volumes.
The level of high and low frequencies is increased at low listening levels, to compensate for the fact that as the volume of audio decreases, the ears lower sensitivity to extreme high and low frequencies may cause these signals to fall below threshold. As a result audio material may seem to become ‘thin’ sounding at low volumes, losing bass and treble, the ‘Loudness compensation’ button (often just labelled ‘Loudness’ or ‘Loud’) is intended to rectify this situation.
Loudness Dynamic EQ is available as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows.
More information: WOK / Loudness Dynamic EQ
WOK has announced the release of VVOC-1, a generator for vocal formants and synthetic choir sounds.
VVOC-1 generates vocal sounds with a vintage electronic touch. Good for synthetic choir sounds.
The integrated BBD chorus and the X/Y pad for selecting the formants, a pitch glide function and a hidden secret unveil more power than the easy GUI might imply.
VVOC is available for Windows (VST) as freeware.
More information: WOK / VVOC-1
WOK has announced Stretcha, a free sample stretching playback plug-in for Windows.
Open Stretcha like a VST instrument in your host. You need to LOAD a WAV-file and press PLAY to hear it. POS should be AUTO for the first tries for automatic playback seek.
All controls have a hint text, are automatable and CC controllable.
Stretcha for Windows (VST) is available as a free download from the WOK Facebook page.
More information: WOK / Stretcha (Facebook)
WOK has released Glimmerverb, a reverb effect, and Backplayer, an audio reverser effect for Windows.
Glimmerverb by WOK is an VST effect plugin for long reverb tails with shimmer effect.
It is made for really long and deep reverbs, and the pitchshifter in the reverb engine takes care of the shimmer effect sound.
BACKPLAYER plays back your audio with the touch a button. Up to 2 measures (8/4) can be fed into it. Audio is passed thru, pressing the button will start backwards playing immediately until you release it. Great for live effects. Plugin can be automated or controlled by MIDI CC.
Glimmerverb is available for 7.50 EUR. Backplayer is part of the Backpack bundle (incl. Instaback, Refo-D, and Tapebrake), priced at 5 EUR. All plug-ins are in Windows 32-bit VST format.
More information: WOK
WOK has announced MSC-01, a free Mid/Side controller utility plug-in for Windows.
New one-trick-pony: Mid-Side-Controller. MID or SIDE can either be muted to leave only one of both passed. Side Swap will be replaced with BYPASS as it’s obsolete because of the L/R swap.
The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) from WOK’s Facebook.
More information: WOK / MSC-01