Softube has announced an update to the Valley People Dyna-mite plugin, which now includes Dyna-mite Gate and Dyna-mite Slam.

Softube Valley People Dyna-mite

A secret weapon to some, a hidden treasure to the rest, the Valley People Dyna-mite is a Swiss army knife limiter/expander design with unique character that has inspired engineers to do crazy things with sound for decades.

Now it’s more versatile and easier to use than ever. Adding two hyper-focused plug-ins based on the same sound, we’ve boiled it down into a simple, modern package. Meet Dyna-mite Slam, and Dyna-mite Gate!

Valley People Dyna-mite features

  • Three plug-ins in one – the original Dyna-mite, plus focused ‘Slam’ & ‘Gate’ plug-in.
  • Limiting: Peak and average limiting, incl. negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-Essing purposes).
  • Expanding: Hard or soft with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering.
  • Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain.
  • Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 sec/20 dB with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC) to reduce pumping.
  • Analog-modeled output distortion for serious attitude and vibe.
  • All the detailed dynamic control – and it’s quick and easy.

The new Valley People Dyna-mite plugin is available for the intro price of $99 USD until March 6th, 2019 (30% off regular). The update is free to previous Valley People Dyna-mite users.

Mutable Instruments Rings

Softube has also launched a new add-on for its Modular virtual synthesizer instrument. Mutable Instruments Rings is a physical modeling module that allows you to model just about any resonant material imaginable.

Softube Mutable Instruments Rings

Excite a material with some sort of energy input (a slap, a rub, a blow) and you’ll get a noise. The resonant qualities of that material (be it wood, metal, glass; a drum, a trumpet, a buttock), and the way in which you excite it, will determine the qualities of that sound; amongst other things, its timbre, frequency, and length in time.

It is this thrilling world of excitation and resonance that concerns the Rings module, originally from Mutable Instruments, and now available in Softube Modular.

Rings features

  • The only software version of Rings officially licensed and endorsed by Mutable Instruments.
  • Three sophisticated resonator models in one module.
  • ‘Modal’ synthesis imitates vibrating structures.
  • ‘Sympathetic strings’ offers harmonizing drones and overtones.
  • ‘Modulated/inharmonic string’ model is based on extended Karplus-Strong techniques.
  • Up to four voices of polyphony, allowing for strummed chords.
  • Create everything from bells to whistles, and more.
  • Use in-built noise pulse, or an external audio signal, to excite the resonators.

Rings for Modular is available at Plugin Boutique for the intro price of $29 USD until March 6th (25% off regular).

More information: Softube