Venn Audio has announced the release of Utility, a channel strip effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

Venn Audio Utility

Utility is a free, lightweight, universal general purpose all in one digital channel strip plugin offering precise controls over various aspects of an audio signal, from mid/side processing to soft clipping.

Utility features

  • Input routing with separate pans for the left and right channels, or alternatively a pre mono balance control to decide how the left and right channels are blended for conversion into mono.
  • Gain, and individual left and right channel gains, mutes.
  • Pan and phase inversion of either channel.
  • Width control, along with separate mid and side gain sliders and mutes.
  • Maximally flat minimal phase high and low pass 12db/octave filtering.
  • Optional hard and soft clipping at 0db.
  • Everything is fully automatable with sensible parameter ranges/scaling.

Utility (VST/AU) is a free download, donations are appreciated.

More information: Venn Audio / Utility