J1000 has announced the release of CL36, a free three-band soft-clipper effect plug-in for Windows.

J1000 CL36

It shares the layout and crossover network with updated SX36. Each frequency range has the same controls – clipping amount and bias, output gain and modulation.

CL36 is great for taming transients of percussive sounds and generally instruments with sharp attacks and decays. It’s equally useful on full-mixes for squeezing out few extra dBs.

CL36 features

  • Three-band soft-clipping with waveshapers.
  • Two waveshaping curves – normal and hard.
  • Additional full-range soft-clipping stage keeping levels below 0dBFS.
  • Waveshaping bias control with optional LFO modulation.
  • Mid+Side processing mode.
  • Output filtering of low and high ends of spectrum.
  • Second order (12dB/oct) crossover to preserve spectrum continuity.
  • Zoomable waveform display showing combined channels output.
  • 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.

J1000 has also released version 1.5 of the SX36 three-band stereo processor, which now also features the new improved crossover network that’s now 12dB/octave (before it was 6dB/oct). Note to current users: it’s not fully compatible with previous version v1.1.

The plug-ins are available for download for Windows (32-bit VST).

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