Ronald Passion has created freeware effect plug-ins for Windows PC. The plug-ins are done in SynthMaker and include some custom code.

Guitar Preamps

Ronald Passion X-1000, SS500, M-900 and FV-70 are three freeware guitar preamp VST effect plug-ins for Windows.

Ronald writes:

“After a thousand reading, a thousand try and error, a thousand emotions, a thousand seconds in front of computer and “This is it” -> My 8 months dream, Guitar Preamp!” – Ronald, for the love of the sounds

Ronald Passion X-1000, SS500 and M-900

Guitar preamp effects

 X-1000 — Hot Valve Modern Distortion (Download size: 2.33 MB).
 SS500 — Fat Solid State Modern Distortion (Download size: 2.36 MB).
 M-900 — Brit Distortion (Download size: 2.35 MB).
 FV-70 — Fat Clean, Crunch to Blues (Download size: 2.49 MB).

Bass Preamp

Bass Preamp is an analog tube bass preamp effect plug-in.

Ronald Passion Bass Preamp
  • Active Switch (On/Off).
  • Cab Switch (On/Off).
  • X-tra Lo/X-tra Hi for additional body.
  • Drive in preamp input section.
  • Bass/Mid/Hi tone controllers.
  • Mid frequency selection knob.
  • Master output.

Update 16-apr-2009: various changes, same download link.

 Bass Preamp (Download size: 2.70 MB)

Silver & White Magnum

Silver & White Magnum are two analog valve custom parametric equalizer effects.

Ronald Passion Silver Magnum
Ronald Passion White Magnum
  • Silver: G/F/V/B selects Guitar, Full, Vox and Bass parametric frequency scheme.
  • White: HP -> 20, 30, 40, 60 & 80 Hz. LP -> 20, 12, 10 & 8 KHz.
  • Q: 0 db/-3 db.
  • Lowpass and Highpass filtering.
  • Re Energize button (boost).
  • Tube style Compressor.
  • Noise floor is -100 db.

Update 01-apr-2009: both plug-ins were updated to fix a problem with saving presets.

 Silver Magnum (Download size: 2.47 MB)

 White Magnum (Download size: 2.57 MB)

Bad Vox

Bad Vox is a simple tube equalizer effect for vocals.

Ronald Passion Bad Vox
  • Frequency bands based on Manley Hardware Vox Box (only the EQ): 150Hz, 1.5kHz, 6.4kHz.
  • Q: -3 db.
  • Lowpass, Highpass and Notch filtering.

 Bad Vox (Download size: 2.11 MB)

Master EQ

Master EQ is a tube equalizer for mastering (update to Massive Passive EQ).

Ronald Passion Master EQ
  • Frequency bands based on Manley Hardware Equalizer (Massive Passive Stereo EQ): 150Hz, 560Hz, 1.5kHz, 3.9kHz.
  • Q: -3 db/-6 db.
  • Noise floor: -85 db.
  • Red LED meter for monitoring peaks.
  • Lowpass & Highpass filtering.

Update 04-apr-2009: plug-in was updated to fix a problem with saving presets.

 Master EQ (Download size: 2.76 MB)

Massive Passive EQ

Massive Passive EQ is a freeware mastering equalizer effect for Windows.

Ronald Passion Massive Passive EQ v1.0

Massive Passive EQ features

  • Signal flow: IN + LP & HP + R1 (peaking & shelving) + R2 + R3 + R4 + OUT.
  • Q is -3 db point and -6 db point.
  • All frequencies based on Manley Hardware Equalizer (Massive Passive Stereo EQ).
  • Red Led Meter (in & out).

 Massive Passive EQ v1.2 (Download size: 1.53 MB)

Blue Channel

Blue Channel is a digital tube channel VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Ronald Passion Blue Channel

Blue Channel v1.0 features

  • Compressor: Highpass + Lowpass filter, In/Out, Drive, Threshold, Attack & Release, Ratio, On/Off switch.
  • Equalizer: Low shelf, Mid Bass, Mid High, High shelf, Master output, On/Off switch.
  • Valve Tube Style control.
  • 10 presets.

 Blue Channel (Download size: 2.23 MB)

Digital Parametric Equalizer

Digital Parametric Equalizer is a digital equalizer effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Ronald Passion Digital Parametric Equalizer

Digital Parametric Equalizer v1.0 features

  • Highpass & Lowpass filter + 6 bands (-/+ 24 range for each).
  • 4 settings for the bands:
    1. Standard: 100Hz, 360Hz, 720Hz, 1.5KHz, 5KHz, 10KHz.
    2. Bass: 60Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 800Hz, 1.5KHz.
    3. Vox: 240Hz, 380Hz, 800Hz, 1.2KHz, 2.5KHz, 5KHz.
    4. Guitar: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1KHz, 2KHz, 4KHz.
  • Main output and on/off controls.

Update 05-mar-2009: New version has additional frequency settings (same download link below).

 Digital Parametric Equalizer v1.2 (Download size: 1.52 MB)

Equalizer Passion

Equalizer Passion is a virtual analog equalizer effect.

Ronald Passion Equalizer Passion

Equalizer Passion v1.0 features

  • Freq, Gain and Q for Bass, Mid Bass, Mid High and High frequency ranges.
  • In- and output volume controls.
  • Press Knob (“0” for natural “1” for pressing signal).
  • On/Off switch.

 Equalizer Passion (Download size: 2.06 MB)

Crunch Passion

Crunch Passion is a dual guitar preamp (Clean & Crunch).

Ronald Passion Crunch Passion

Crunch Passion v1.1 features

  • Clean section: clean tube style model.
  • Drive section: crunch drive (not modeled after a specific model but it sound like a Laney). Drive section input depends on clean section.
  • Shape: controls the tone, from dull to sharp.
  • Bass–Mid–Hi: 10dB range per band (i.e. Bass -5dB to 0 to 5dB).
  • Volume: control volume of signal.

 Crunch Passion (Download size: 2.00 MB)

Slap Passion

Slap Passion is a tube bass preamp.

Ronald Passion Slap Passion

Slap Passion v1.1 features

  • Input section: clean tube style bass model.
  • Bass–Mid–Hi: 12dB range per band. (i.e. Bass -6dB to 0 to 6dB).
  • Freq: Mid Freq selection — 175Hz – 350Hz – 525Hz – 700Hz – 875Hz – 1050Hz.
  • Volume: control volume of signal.

 Slap Passion (Download size: 2.12 MB)