Variety Of Sound has released a public beta of version 1.5 of FerricTDS, a free compression effect plug-in for Windows.

This version is not backward compatible and should be installed seperately to the 1.0.2 release (new plug-in ID is provided therefore). It should not be used in any actual production or performance due to the beta status and potential further issues and changes.

Changes in FerricTDS v1.5 public beta

  • Zero latency processing, latency is correctly reported to host now.
  • 100% flat frequency and phase response, allows external dry/wet mixing.
  • Optimized saturation and limiting performance with more relaxed sound.
  • Limiter offers true and accurate brickwall limiting now (in 100% position).
  • ~40% cpu savings (depends on actual board+cpu).
  • Audio crackles while loading and on/off operation fixed.
  • Input level adjustment option added (output volume compensated).
  • TRIM knob range extended to -6/+6 dB.
  • Internal gain staging has slightly changed and output volume performance is not compatible to 1.0.2.
  • New plug-in ID.
  • Known issues:
    • Some stability issues in Cubase SX versions
    • Manual not yet included
    • Presets not yet adjusted

FerricTDS is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: Variety Of Sound