Category Archives: Plug-Ins

Plug & Mix Launches Version 3.0 with 14 New Plug-ins and AAX Support!

Plug And Mix is proud to announce the launch of its version 3.0 of their V.I.P. series plug-ins that adds full 64-bit support for Mac OS 10,8 (Mountain Lion) and Windows 8, as well as compatibility with Avid’s AAX format for Mac and PC.

Version 3.0 also includes the 14 most requested plug-ins by users to complement the 26 existing plug-ins of the previous V.I.P. Bundle.

The UPGRADE to V3.0 is FREE of charge for ALL owners and that is something pretty “user friendly” that bears mentioning.

The new plug-ins are :

  • Octaplexer – Octaver Divider Plug-in
  • Psycho Ring – An unique Ring Modulator
  • Stereolizer – Stereo width enlargement
  • Ob La Wah – The Virtual WAH-WAH Pedal
  • Electro Q Tone – Extreme EQ when needed
  • Talking Tone – Talk box and Vocoder
  • Deluxe Tilt – Tonic Tilting
  • Ambiosoniq – Improve your Stereo Image
  • Maxbass – Bass enhancement plug-in
  • Screamer – Hardcore Screaming Distortion
  • Liquid Air Q – EQ with presence
  • Vinylizer – Get that Vinyl Sound
  • Granulizer – Granular Processing Plug-in
  • Ls Rotator – Need a great Leslie?

Plug And Mix have been working very closely with their carefully selected developers to create new plug-ins that their customers had requested. Sound quality was the first priority while always keeping in mind the ongoing goal of making the plug-ins as easy to use and efficient as the existing toolset included in the previous V.I.P. Bundle.

Now there are a total of 40 creative audio tools that let professionals and audio enthusiasts take immediate control of their mixes and get superb results without searching through a multitude of parameters.

Until January 31, P&M products will be sold at the promoted price of $39 (MSRP $59) for the individual plug-ins and $299 (MSRP $499) for the full V.I.P. Bundle.

Learn more from the P&M website: www.plugandmix.com.

Plug & Mix Plugins

Nomad Factory Releases MAGNETIC II – Real to Real Audio Tape Warmer Plug-In.

Nomad Factory,  leader in tube emulation technology, proudly announces the launch of “MAGNETIC II”, a truly realistic “Real to Real” audio tape warming effect plug-in that gives your audio tracks the exclusive vintage tape sound which your ears crave. This effect can inject sterile audio with the warmth and character of classic tube circuitry and analog tape saturation. The plug-in features pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage style EQ and a built in Boost mastering section. The result is a creamy, warm sound that can only be achieved by MAGNETIC.

MAGNETIC II offers great new features and 9 new tape models that offers the authentic sound of famous vintage tape machines such as Otari MX-80 / MTR-90, Studer A80MkII and many more…

MAGNETIC can be used in many different musical ways. Try using it on individual tracks to add subtle warmth and tape color to your drums or use it to create a filtered cassette AM-radio effect on a vocal. But that’s not all… when used on the master bus, MAGNETIC can warm your entire mix and “boost” it up to broadcast level. It’s just like having a 30+ year old reel-to-reel tape machine at your fingertips, without all the maintenance costs.

From Today through December 31, 2011 the new MAGNETIC II plug-in will be sold at introductory price of $79 (MSRP $149). An upgrade path from MAGNETIC I is also available for only $20. Magnetic II is also available as part of Nomad’s new “Integral Studio Pack III” actually promoted at only $199 (MSRP $599). 

Learn more from the Nomad Factory website: www.nomadfactory.com.

DontCrac[k] Releases the V.I.P. Plug-in Series

Today, DontCrack proudly announces the launch of a new audio plug-ins suite that might change the way you think about audio plug-ins. The DontCrack “V.I.P. plug-in series” aim audio professionals that, in today’s market need simple and easy-to-use audio tools in their everyday tasks. In response to that demand, DontCrack has partnered with leading plug-in designers from around the world to bring a series of high quality plug-ins that offers instant sonic satisfaction while offering a clean interface with only the most essential knobs and switches to quickly tweak sound parameters.

In todayʼs market, music production is constantly evolving. Producers and artists alike need professional sounding plug-ins that are simple and easy-to-use. All too often, precious studio time is wasted struggling with audio plug-ins that are unnecessarily complicated to install and operate. Plug-ins need to inspire creativity, not restrain it !

In response to users demand for high quality and efficiency, DontCrack has developed a new series of plug-ins that might simply change the way we think about audio plug-ins. DontCrack has partnered with leading plug-in designers from around the world to bring you the V.I.P. plug-in series.

This new series delivers the same professional sound you would come to expect from other major plug-in manufacturers, but they are much easier to use. Designed with an emphasis on quality and simplicity, each plug-in has a clean interface with only the most essential knobs and switches. With the V.I.P. plug-in series, dialing in a great sound has never been easier: Simply load the plug- in and turn a knob for instant sonic satisfaction. Installing and authorizing DontCrack plug-ins has also been made incredibly easy for end users to move forward with what they have to do.

And thatʼs not all. If you buy DontCrack plug-ins then you truly are a “Very Intelligent Person”. Each plug-in in the V.I.P. series will cost only $49 individually, but if you purchase the DontCrack “V.I.P. Bundle” you will spend only $489 for the entire collection! If you like to purchase plug- ins one at a time, DontCrack will upgrade you the entire V.I.P. Bundle for free as soon as you accumulate 10 plug-ins in your collection.

You are going to love working with the folks at DontCrack because they are taking it easy on you and your wallet. Once you have purchased or upgraded to V.I.P. Bundle status, all subsequent plug-ins released for the V.I.P. series will be free of charge ! In 2012 we will expand the DontCrack V.I.P. bundle to over 40 plug-ins – and as you are a V.I.P. customer they wonʼt ask you for any more money !

At this time, the DC V.I.P. Bundle contains 20 plug-ins that are :

DC Analoger, DC Brightness, DC Chorus Ensemble, DC Clarisonix, DC Classic Flanger, DC Classic Phaser, DC Cool-Vibes, DC Digital Plate, DC Digital Reverb, DC Dimension 3D, DC Distorted, DC Echoflex, DC Electro Optical, DC Retro Compressor, DC Retro Equalizer, DC Retro Filter, DC Retro Limiter, DC Transcontrol, DC Tremolo Pan, DC Ultramaxit.

To celebrate the event, DontCrack is making the V.I.P. bundle available for only $299 (MSRP $599) from today till Monday, October 10, 2011.

Learn more about the DontCrack V.I.P. Plug-in Series:

www.dontcrack.com/plugins/

System requirements & Compatibility

NO iLok OR eLicenser DONGLE REQUIRED!

Apple System Requirements :

  • Intel Macs running Mac OS 10.5.8, 10.6 and 10.7 Lion
  • AudioUnit – RTAS (Pro Tools) and VST plug-ins.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
  • You may authorize up to 5 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure.
  • Old PPC Macs are not supported.

Windows Minimum Requirements :

  • Pentium® iV 2GHz / Athlon™XP 2GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
  • Windows 7 – XP – Vista are supported (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • VST and RTAS (Pro Tools) plug-ins.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
  • You may authorize up to 5 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure.
Posted in Audio, Plug-Ins

Nomad Factory Releases ECHOES – The Ultimate Analog Echo Box

Nomad Factory today proudly announces the release of ECHOES, a new Analog Echo Box plug-in designed to reproduce the warmth and richness of classic vintage delay effects. ECHOES faithfully models the greatest delay units of all time…

Following the philosophy behind Nomad Factory’s hit MAGNETIC plug-in, ECHOES not only sounds amazing, but it is designed to be very easy to use. Unlike many other delay plug-ins that have dozens of unnecessary knobs and confusing parameters, ECHOES has captured the essence of the original effects by keeping it simple. With the turn of a few knobs, the plug-in delivers musical results and instant analog delay satisfaction!

1000 words on the product will not say much more… Simply download and try the full ECHOES demo and feel for your self!

Until May 15, 2011, ECHOES will be sold at introductory price of only $49 (MSRP $129).  ECHOES can also be purchased with MAGNETICS in an exclusive bundle offer called “Magnetic Bundle” which is also promoted at introductory price of only $99 (MSRP $158).

Learn more from the Nomad Factory website :

www.nomadfactory.com

System Requirements

Apple Minimum Requirements :

  • Macintosh® Intel Core Solo® 1.5GHz with 1Gb of RAM. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Compatible Intel Macs, PPC are not supported.
  • Apple Compatibility : AudioUnit – RTAS (Pro Tools) and VST plug-ins. (All plug-in formats are included).
  • 32-bit and 64-bit are supported. You can authorize our software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).

Windows Minimum Requirements :

  • Pentium® iV 2GHz / Athlon™XP 2GHz with 1Gb of RAM. Windows 7 – XP – Vista are supported (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Windows Compatibility : VST and RTAS (Pro Tools) plug-ins. (All plug-in formats are included).
  • 32-bit and 64-bit are supported. You can authorize this software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).

Nomad Factory Releases Magnetic – Real to Real Audio Tape Warmer Plug-In

Nomad Factory, leader in tube emulation technology, proudly announces the launch of “MAGNETIC”, a truly realistic “Real to Real” audio tape warming effect plug-in that gives your audio tracks the exclusive vintage tape sound which your ears crave. This effect can inject sterile audio with the warmth and character of classic tube circuitry and analog tape saturation. The plug-in features pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage style EQ and a built in Boost mastering section. The result is a creamy, warm sound that can only be achieved by MAGNETIC.

Never before has such a great sounding plug-in effect been so easy to use! At first touch, the plug-in’s interface is modern, simple, and extremely user-friendly which instantly allows you to dial in usable sounds.

MAGNETIC can be used in many different musical ways. Try using it on individual tracks to add subtle warmth and tape color to your drums or use it to create a filtered cassette AM-radio effect on a vocal. But that’s not all… when used on the master bus, MAGNETIC can warm your entire mix and “boost” it up to broadcast level. It’s just like having a 30+ year old reel-to-reel tape machine at your fingertips, without all the maintenance costs.

From Today till November 30, 2010 the new MAGNETIC plug-in will be sold at introductory price of $49 (MSRP $199) or as part of a hot Group-Buy promotion.

Learn more from the Nomad Factory website :

www.nomadfactory.com

About Nomad Factory

Nomad Factory, leader in tube emulation technology is a well-known audio software company based in Los Angeles, California. Nomad Factory has from scratch developed unique tube emulation techniques that make their plug-ins sound so realistic that it gives the users, the impression they are using the warm sound of classic analog hardware. Nomad Factory’s plug-ins are actually used in professional studios through out the world as well as by professional musicians, engineers and producers…


Digidesign Ships X-Form

Digidesign® is now shipping X-Form™, a new high-quality AudioSuite™ plug-in that represents the pinnacle of time compression/expansion and pitch-shifting technology. X-Form delivers unparalleled time stretching and formant-correct pitch shifting to Pro Tools® and Avid DNA™ systems to produce natural-sounding results—even at the most extreme settings—making it ideal for music production, sound design, post production, or any other application that requires time-stretch and pitch-shift processing.

“The secret to X-Form’s natural-sounding, polyphonic, time-stretching algorithm is frequency domain processing, a technology proven more effective than the ‘frame overlap’ algorithms used in most time-stretching products,” reveals Digidesign Senior Product Manager Bobby Lombardi.

Getting high quality, professional results is easy. X-Form features minimal controls to simplify the workflow, yet delivers stunning sound quality whether audio is processed from 1/8 to eight times its original length, or shifted up or down three octaves. Simply choose from two algorithms—Polyphonic or Monophonic—and let X-Form do the rest.

The Polyphonic algorithm is ideal for use on complex audio files, such as chords or an entire stereo mix. This algorithm is truly “best in breed,” and when used with the Transient Sensitivity control, allows you to compress or stretch drum loops and other percussive material without losing crucial attack transients. When working with solo instruments or vocals, simply choose the Monophonic algorithm. Each algorithm was designed to provide exceptional results capable of preserving proper stereo imaging, attack transients, and timing accuracy—even at exaggerated settings.

X-Form is available now via authorized Digidesign dealers and through the online DigiStore for $595 US MSRP.

For more information, visit their web site at www.digidesign.com.

Native Instruments Announces FM8 Software Synthesizer

Native Instruments is excited to announce FM8, the long-awaited successor of the popular FM7 software synthesize. With an enhanced high-resolution audio engine, intelligent sound morphing, added performance features and a new KORE-compatible preset manager, the FM8 makes the timeless and highly expressive musical potential of FM synthesis available in a thoroughly modernized instrument that fits perfectly into today’s studio and stage setups.

The typical sonic signature of the FM7, with its pristine and crystal-clear character, reaches the next level in the FM8 due to its new high-resolution audio engine. Increased internal resolution provides ultimate clarity and definition that significantly benefits the whole sonic spectrum of the instrument, from lead and bass sounds to pads, sequences and effects.

FM8 also introduces intelligent sound-morphing, a powerful tool for performance and sound design that is especially valuable for FM synthesis. A four-way sound-morphing matrix allows natural transitions and blends between as many as four different parameter sets, while an intelligent algorithm makes sure that results remain musical. An integrated advanced randomization feature offers further intuitive ways to explore the vast sonic potential of FM synthesis without expert knowledge.

The redesigned and reorganized user interface of FM8 emphasizes greater ease in accessing its synthesis functions through a stronger distinction between “easy access” and expert editing sections. The natural performance qualities of FM8 are brought to life through the addition of a highly versatile arpeggiator section, that includes a full-featured pattern editor with groove presets and shuffle function. Furthermore, FM8 integrates a new multi-effect section with 12 different algorithms, capable of adding even more sonic variety and a charming analog feel to the wide array of digital sounds that the FM8 can create.

FM8 ships with more than 900 preset sounds for all styles and genres, including both original FM7 patches and the complete FM7 Sounds Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 libraries as well as 200 new sounds that take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the new version. The powerful new sound browser in FM8 is based on the preset categorization and management system pioneered by KORE, and achieves optimal integration with Native Instruments’ innovative host system through use of the KoreSound format.

FM8 will be available in October 2006 for a suggested retail price of $ 339 / 299 Euro from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop. An update for owners of FM7 will be available for $ 119 / 99 Euro.

FM8 is also a part of the KOMPLETE 4 product bundle, which will in turn be available as a free update for all owners of KOMPLETE CARE 2006.

For more information, visit their web site at www.native-instruments.com.

Native Instruments FM8 Software Synthesizer

Posted in Plug-Ins, Softsynths, VST

TC-Helicon Now Shipping Harmony4 Plug-In For PowerCore

TC-Helicon, inventor of VoicePro, VoiceDoubler and many other respected vocal processors employing cutting-edge harmony technology, announces the immediate shipping of the Harmony4 plug-in for TC Electronic’s PowerCore platform.

With TC-Helicon’s Harmony4 plug-in, producers, engineers and songwriters can fatten existing harmony tracks and add new 1- to 4-part harmonies after the singer has left the studio. Harmony4 is available for PowerCore at EUR 570 and GBP 389 retail ex VAT.

TC-Helicon’s harmony algorithms will already be familiar to users of VoicePro, VoiceLive, and VoiceWorks. Up to four virtual singers with individual gender, vibrato, levels and various humanization controls are created from a single vocal track. Harmony4 also features the latest generation harmony technology with robust pitch detection and Hybrid Shifting™ algorithms.

The UI of the Harmony4 plug-in was designed with the utmost user-friendliness in view, and several schemes that simplify the choice of harmony are offered: From automatic scale-based harmony that intelligently follows melismatic singing, to MIDI note control allowing any possible melody to compliment the lead vocal.

Harmony4 for Pro Tools TDM will be released in the fall of 2006.

For more information, visit their web site at www.tc-helicon.com.

TC-Helicon Harmony4 Plug-In For PowerCore

Posted in Plug-Ins, Technology, VST

Pianoteq Releases Pianoteq 1.0.2 With Intel Mac Compatibility

The new update 1.0.2 of Pianoteq VSTi/AU now supports Mac Intel CPUs, something that many Mac users have been waiting for. This update also slightly improves performance for Core and Athlon CPUs.

Pianoteq is the very first and only truly modelled piano. It represent a brand new generation of pianos that gives the musician possibilities to tweak the piano sound in a way that until now only has been possible with an acoustic piano. Pianoteq only takes up 8MB on the disk and is thus possible even for use with a modern laptop.

For more information, visit their web site at www.pianoteq.com.

Pianoteq Pianoteq 1.0.2 With Intel Mac Compatibility

Posted in Apple Mac, Piano, Plug-Ins, VST

TerraTec’s KOMPLEXER VST Synth Now Available

After a long wait, TerraTec Producer’s KOMPLEXER “Synthesizer of Emotions” is available now. Offering both virtual analog synthesis and wavetable synthesis, TerraTec Producer’s KOMPLEXER – a high end synthesizer “Made in Germany” – sets new standards for VST plug-ins.

Eight macro controllers are onboard to afford utmost handling ease. Version 1.01 of the Komplexer is already available at the time of release with a number of improvements. Moreover, users can log on to the KOMPLEXER VST forum on the TerraTec Producer Website and be kept up to date with the latest news and can exchange experiences.

Worlds of sound
Featuring classic synth sound powered by three oscillators, two multimode filters, four ADSDSR envelopes and three LFOs, KOMPLEXER plays in the premier league of VST instruments. Courtesy of the application’s groundbreaking macro controllers, presets can be modified to suit every taste using just eight parameters. This is a tremendous improvement in handling ease that not only newbies will welcome. Of course, this VST instrument also affords users unrestricted access to all of the sophisticated synthesis engine’s 400 parameters. Features such as the ultra advanced arpeggiator and LFO 3’s synchronizable user-specific waveform serve to create striking soundscapes that adapt automatically to the given song tempo. In the 16×16 modulation matrix almost every parameter of the Komplexer can be accessed.

Perfect integration
KOMPLEXER brings professional sound to every VST-compatible application.

Beyond that, KOMPLEXER integrates seamlessly into all VST environments, adding even more practical appointments such as full automation capability to its impressive arsenal of features. KOMPLEXER can also be used without a VST-Host (Standalone Mode).

Waldorf microQ® Import
Its ability as the only VST plugin to import Waldorf microQ® sounds underscores KOMPLEXER’s status as an exceptional sound-sculpting engine.

Priced at 199.00 euros (MSRP), TerraTec Producer’s KOMPLEXER is available now.

Key features & special attributes

  • Virtual analog software synthesizer
  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Imports Waldorf microQ® sounds
  • Eight macro controllers
  • Up to 256 voices
  • Unrestricted access to the sound synthesis engine
  • Three oscillators featuring sync and ring modulation
  • Two multimode filters (8 types including comb filters)
  • Flexible modulation matrix
  • Four ADSDSR envelopes
  • Audio input with vocoder
  • Three LFOs (LFO3 with user waveform)
  • Arpeggiator
  • 16×16 modulation matrix
  • Five effect units offering delay, reverb, chorus, phaser, distortion
  • Fully automatable and controllable via MIDI controller
  • VST plug-in for Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • Standalone Mode for use without VST – Host

For more information, visit their web site at www.terratecproducer.com.

Posted in Plug-Ins, Softsynths, VST