Blow-fi – new shaper distortion effect plug-in for Windows

June 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Outofmind has released Blow-fi, a shaper distortion effect plug-in for Windows.

Blow-fi is designed to change an audio signal into a different result that fits into genres like industrial, noise, dark ambient, or hard electro, and experimental. Methods of use can be from screamer, noise gate, bit crusher, filter, loudness maximizer to noise generation, re-looping, changing synths waves and others.

Blow-fi features

  • Symmetric / Asymmetric shaper mode.
  • Up to 20 editable points and 19 areas with six shapes per one area on transmission curve with cubic interpolation.
  • Editable frequency range at distortion input, with modulated lowpass filter on output.
  • Envelope follower, noise and sequence modulators.
  • Modulated PRE and POST gain.
  • Graphic display of the FX behavior on example sine wave.
  • Optional DC offset filter in asymmetric mode.

Blow-fi for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for 24 EUR.

Uproar – new unique distortion-based analogue synthesizer instrument for NI’s Kontakt

March 11, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of Uproar, a unique distortion-based analogue synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Continuing our campaign to rid the world of same-sounding soft synths, we bring you Uproar – a machine that turns traditional analogue synthesis on its head. Instead of filtering harmonically rich waves, Uproar distorts and energises smoother waveforms until they break free of their restraints and go rampaging through downtown New York, smashing everything in their way.

Uproar doesn’t just add distortion – it puts that distortion under the control of ADR envelopes and dedicated LFOs, so that you can create evolving synth patches full of movement and character. Want your pad to have a slowly-building glow of saturation at the same time that its bit depth is spiralling up and down via a sinewave LFO? Want your lead to scream and then subside as its Distortion gain is automatically reduced? Want your synth lines to emerge gradually from a burbling fizz of reduced bits? We’ve got you covered.

Uproar doesn’t just do angry. It can also take trad subtractive synth staples and give them a new lease of life, giving you classic sounds with a fresh twist. It’s great for adding air and harmonic overtone to your sound (with no filters, you never lose that high-frequency breathiness). It can be surprisingly subtle at times (but ssshh, don’t tell it). The base waveforms blend between smooth sines and more complex, erratic waves which we made by eBowing an electric guitar strings: great for more organic, uneven sounds.

Uproar features

  • Twin detunable waveform generators: blend between pure sines and erratic, complex eBow guitar strings.
  • Three independent distortion types under LFO and envelope control for moving, shifting, evolving harmonic spectra.
  • Perfect for high-energy, aggressive synth sounds, or subtler tones with an unusual, airy edge.

Uproar is available at an introductory 15% discount until March 13th, 2015, after which it will be £20 GBP plus VAT.

Phase84 Available Now

December 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At the App Store: http://bit.ly/p84yt

Phase84 is a next generation phase distortion synthesizer. It fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

*All synth sounds (bassline, chords, lead) were created with Phase84 with no external effects or post manipulation.

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Phase84 – next gen phase distortion synth inspired by the Casio CZ

December 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Retronyms has released Phase84 – described as ‘a next generation phase distortion synthesizer’, inspired by the classic phase distortion synthesis sounds of the Casio CZ line of synths.

Phase distortion synthesis is a form of waveshaping synthesis that has its roots in Casio’s CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

Features:

  • More than 100 presets.
  • MIDI support.
  • inter-App Audio support.
  • Advanced Keyboard section.
  • Expressive Perform Mode with Groove Gate.
  • Tabletop Ready App.
  • Precision Knob mode.
  • Phat, naturalistic unison feature for super thick pads and sweeps.
  • Oscillator Section: 9 Params, 2 General-Purpose Oscillators, 1 Formant Oscillator.
  • Mix Section: 8 Params including Delay Amount and Pulse Width.
  • Envelope Section: Amplitude and Shaper Envelopes. Fully visualized and interactive
  • ADSR plus special Fade Param.
  • Delay/Filter Section: Stereo delay with loss modeling and a punchy overdriven analog-style filter.
  • 3 LFOs: More flexible than your average LFO, this has 4 waveforms, optional delay and repeat count, and can go into the audible frequency range.

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Uinku – new fold-back distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac

October 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Tek’it Audio has announced the release of Uinku, a fold-back distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Uinku creates subtle harmonic changes to extreme distortion helped by the “Drive” control to add saturation and the “Color” control in an effort to bake the perfect tones.

The interface features a “Mix” control for blending the original sound with the sound of Uinku and an “Output Gain” control with a clipper stage to drive distortion further.

Uinku features

  • 2 Flavors of Foldback distortion, including the “Winkl” sound.
  • Distortion drive and color controls.
  • Mix and output gain controls.
  • Activable gain stage clipper.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Preset manager, rename, save, load presets and banks.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • 16 factory presets.

The plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 39 EUR / $49 USD.

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Three new Duende Native plug-ins has been released

May 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Solid State Logic has announced that three new Duende Native plug-ins and migration to iLok 2 copy protection are now available online.

The superior audio quality and deep feature set of the SSL Duende Native plug-in range has earned the respect of a very discerning clientele through the years.

The three new plug-ins complement the existing range with two plug-ins (X-Saturator & X-ValveComp) designed to bring some analogue saturation and distortion emulation to your digital DAW and the third (X-Phase) delivering high precision frequency specific phase correction.

The new plug-ins are available now via the SSL web site. To coincide with the new plug-in release SSL has migrated the entire Duende Native plug-in collection to the iLok 2 copy protection system. SSL has also announced a summer release for AAX native versions of the entire suite.

New Duende plug-ins

  • X-Phase is an All-pass Filter plug-in that offers the user manual control and benchmark audio quality. It enables the user to apply a phase shift (sometimes called a phase offset) at a specified frequency within a signal. Unlike other filter types where the gain of selected frequencies is altered, with an All-pass Filter the gain remains unchanged throughout the signal. This is useful for fixing phase problems with microphones when recording: eg overheads causing phase problems when mixed with close mic’s.
  • X-Saturator delivers a stunning range of analogue style distortion effects. It is an emulation of an analogue circuit that introduces either 2nd order valve style or 3rd order transistor style distortion or a blend of the two. At low drive settings the distortion is mild and can add gentle warming to help instruments sit nicely in a mix or to add a little extra edge to help instruments cut through a mix. As drive levels are increased so too is the level of distortion until at high drive levels heavy distortion occurs.
  • X-ValveComp is a fully-featured mono or stereo channel compressor with a full set of classic channel compressor controls and an added ‘valve’ emulation stage. The valve emulation stage sits after the compressor in the signal path and adds a variable degree of primarily 2nd order harmonic saturation and distortion that thickens and colours the sound. The compressor can be switched between Peak or RMS modes and has a full set of standard controls.

X-Phase is available for purchase for £199 GBP/249 EUR/$329 USD. X-Saturator and X-ValveComp are £69 GBP/89 EUR/$119 USD each, with an introductory price of £49 GBP/59 EUR/$85 USD for the first 30 days only. Prices exclude tax.

More info here >>

NI Reaktor: Jesse Voccia on the “Ass Fister”

August 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Jesse Voccia collaborating on the Reaktor “Metasonix Ass Fister Distortion Module”

Winkl – new free foldback distortion effect plug-in from Tek’it

July 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Tek’it Audio has announced the release of Winkl, a free foldback distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Winkl is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

Winkl features

  • Foldback distortion.
  • Drive and Output Gain controls.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency.

Winkl for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download as freeware.

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Sound Magic releases Neo Distortion VST for Windows

December 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sound Magic tells us that Neo Distortion is a distortion effect unit which features a 2-stage distortion Overdrive, followed by 4 optional distortion units including a Waveshaper, Fuzz, Soft Distortion and Contour.
They say that it provides meticulous controls for the 4 distortion types and combined with the Overdrive unit, you can build your own style of distortion to feature your unique sound style.

Features

  • Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
  • 2 Stages Distortion, First OverDrive, Followed by 4 optional distortion units including a Waveshaper, Fuzz, Soft Distortion and Contour.
  • Support up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.

Pricing and Availability:
Neo Distortion costs €49

More information:

FXpansion Maul Tutorial

November 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Maul: a multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin with advanced modulation.

http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=193

FXpansion is proud to present Maul: a multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin with advanced modulation. Maul is suited to all music requiring powerful sound-sculpting abilities – everything from subtle warming and loudness generation to shredding distortion and experimental creative effects. Maul features 3 separate drive stages, each of which can act on a different frequency range with any of 32 distortion types. The available algorithms include DCAM-modelled germanium diode, tube and transistor-based circuits, clippers, overdrives, waveshapers of various kinds and bit-crushing devices for digital distortion flavours. Each drive stage also features control over transient-shaping, saturation circuitry and additional post-process tone filtering.

Availability & Pricing

Maul is available as a download-only product from the FXpansion web shop!
Pricing is USD $99.00, EUR €79.00, GBP £69.00 inc VAT where applicable

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