Bedroom Compressor by ViatorDSP 0 (0)

Bedroom Compressor is a a diode bridge-based compressor.

This compressor has some great features like a blend knob and a high-pass filter side-chain. This compressor expects a signal in dBU’s, so -18 to -15 is the sweet spot!  It is based on a famous channel strip re-issue.

  • Make-Up Gain – Output volume control to make up for the compressed signal.
  • High-Pass Filter – High-pass filter with a cutoff range between 20 to 350 Hz.
  • High-Pass Side-Chain – Toggle between the filter in input mode or side-chain mode. In filter mode (button off), the filter will act like a normal filter on the input. In side-chain mode (button on),  the filter will only affect the signal that the threshold checks, which means you can filter out bass from the threshold so that it doesn’t hit the compressor as hard, but the bass will still pass through. This is great if you want to compress your drums without the kick affecting the compression amount.
  • In Button – Turns the compressor on or off.
  • Threshold – What level the compressor kicks in.
  • Ratio – How much the signal is turned down when compressed.
  • Speed – Combination of attack and release parameters, from slow – auto.
  • Blend – Mix between the dry and compressed signal.

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STR-X by Arboreal Audio 0 (0)

The STR-X was built to be a simple but powerful, digitally-oriented guitar amp, one which isn’t based off of any pre-existing analog models. Tonally, it is capable of high gain, modest crunch, and cleaner tones with some added heat.

Mode: The Mode control in the center of the amp changes the crossover point that feeds the pre-amp distortion (after the “X” pedal-style distortion). Normal will give you a solid low-end, with retained clarity in the mids and highs even when cranked. Thick drops the crossover point lower, resulting in greater intermodulation of the distorted signal, and a fuzzy tone ready for a sludge or doom sound. Finally, Open separates all of the low-end from the mids and highs for a tight and bright tone, perfect for fast palm-muted playing or any situation where the low-end of the other two modes might be excessive.

X: This mysterious knob works like a one-knob distortion pedal (inspired by the Ibanez Tube Screamer), with filters that focus the tone on the mid-range the further it’s driven—good for an extra bump before the amp, dialing in a lead tone that cuts through everything else, or for tightening the bass on Thick mode while still remaining truly Thick.

Gain: This is the pre-amp drive section, ranging from not-quite-clean to a heavy wall of distortion. At high gain, the texture varies significantly, depending on the Mode used. This stage generates asymmetric distortion and both even and odd harmonics.

Master: This knob provides the output gain of the amp, with added distortion as well. Although not claiming to emulate any particular type of tube, it does generate the symmetric, odd-harmonic distortion you’d expect from pentode tubes. With low pre-amp gain, you can use this knob to dial in fairly clean tones down low, and bright crunch up high.

New In v1.1::

  • Mac OS X Catalina/Big Sur and M1 Mac Support.
  • 4x oversampling with option for higher-quality, linear phase oversampling when rendering.
  • “De-kinked” preamp distortion algorithm for more accurate asymmetrical distortion.
  • Expanded range of tone controls.
  • Allow option for using v1.0 tone controls.
  • Fully resizable GUI (VST3 only).

https://arborealaudio.com/2021/07/11/str-x-v1-1/

pianoscore_chung by NGUYEN.Chung 0 (0)

pianoscore chung is a free bass virtual piano mypiano as midiout version of midiscore_chung step by step MIDI composition program. Is a small program for easy step by step compose record edit MIDI music song with optional quantize using a MIDI keyboard entering play chord and control with some piano keys and save / load from pc or export / import as midifile .
It uses bassdll bass.dll lib in small simple mypiano_chung virtual acoustic piano recorded on Isabelle’s real upright piano with a smartphone, 7 octaves, 2×2 mp3 samples per octave, 88 notes polyphony, varying dynamic reverb, chorus, attack and velocity with number of played notes and sustain pedal, written in freebasic .
Can auto correct score according to preloaded SYStestchord data.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pianoscore-chung/

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Olitanh by John Crosby Acoustics 0 (0)

Olitanh – Vintage Vibe Compressor.

Distortion coupled with compressor brings interdependent wave-shaping and envelope-shaping. Controlled adding of harmonics. Level boosting and stereo enhancing.

Good for “warming up” bass instruments, guitars and vocals, or for “gluing” stereo mixes and groups.

List of parameters:

  • Drive, 0-40 db of gain to Tanh curve waveshaper.
  • Power, .25-4 tilts distortion curve from soft to hard.
  • Threshold, -18-0 db sensitivity of the compressor from low to off.
  • VU, 0-1000 peak detection response from modern to vintage.
  • Attack, 0-1000 speed of gain reduction from fast to slow.
  • Gap, 0-9 db offset between gain reduction and gain recovery.
  • Release, 0-1000 speed of gain recovery from fast to slow.
  • Knee, .25-4 response of the compressor from soft to hard.
  • Link, 0-100 % linking of the compressor’s LRMS channels.
  • Para, 0-100 % mix of the compressor from off to full.
  • Filter, 0-100 % Low Pass filtering from dark to off.
  • Mix, 0-200 % from Dry to Wet and to Solo Effect.
  • 1/8, switch between none or 8 times oversampled processing.

Principle of operation

From Left-Right stereo signal Mid and Side signals are also extracted, then each of the four channels passes through 8x Upsampler, Gain Reduction Unit, Tanh waveshaper, Level Detection Unit, Filter, Downsampler and than all four channels are mixed to Left and Right output.

Set the desired amount of peak limiting, harmonic generation or distortion (Drive). Change type of the distortion (Power). Control the distortion of loud notes (Threshold). Control the responsiveness of the compressor (Attack, Release, VU, Gap, Knee and Para). Enhance stereo image (Link). Darken the distorted part of the signal (Filter). Move Mix knob towards 0% in order to lessen the effect, to bring back some original dynamics or just to compare with the input signal. Move Mix knob to 150% in order to strengthen the effect and ease settings of the parameters. Mix 200% can be useful in parallel chains of processors, but in most cases Mix should be at 100%.

The story behind

Olitanh was made using iPlug2 C++ framework, and it evolved from Oli Larkin’s Oversampling Example. At first, it was just an exercise of adapting it from Mono to multichannel LRMS Stereo, but as I started to like its softness and was using it more and more in my daily productions, it deserved an upgrade. Power knob to bend the soft knee of Tanh curve. Filter knob to tame the highest harmonics and further decrease aliasing. The Compressor story. When I was excited about how versatile Olitanh became, it occurred to me that this would be just the right type of waveshaper to answer the common question: “Should I plug distortion after compressor or before?” As both answers have its own merits and its own flaws, the best of both worlds brings Olitanh – feedback compressor – where Compressor’s Level Detection Unit monitors Distortion’s output, but Compressor’s Gain Reduction Unit reduces Distortion’s input. Interdependent play of wave-shaping and envelope-shaping.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/olitanh-by-john-crosby-acoustics

NB01 – distortion/sustainer by Noizebox – KVR Challenge 0 (0)

NB01 – distortion/sustainer is the first plugin from Noizebox Industries. Made for KVR DC21.

Inspired by a circuit from an ancient guitar pedal that was originally intended as a soft-distortion-sustainer for guitars. Giving that singing sustain without a lot of harsh distortion. This is a modern take on the same circuit, not a straight up clone, more of a work-alike inspired by the original circuit. Though a fair amount of work has gone into modelling the peculiar anomalies of an overdriven, asymmetrically clipping, amplifier circuit with a FET-based feedback loop that works like a crude compressor, prone to overcompensating.

NB01 adds control over the amount of compression applied and the response time. It its fastest setting it is not really a compressor as it starts altering the waveform of the incoming sound. It also add tone controls for more versatility in shaping the sound. The tone controls are a mix of pre and post filtering that makes them interact with the overdriven amplifier circuit in interesting ways.

The signal chain is processed with 4x times oversampling with high quality elliptical downsampling filters to limit aliasing and accurate modelling. Real time parameter smoothing for glitch-free operation. Written in native C++ for performance and small footprint. Hardware accelerated, vector based UI.

Use it as overdrive before a guitar amp plugin for a sweet, compressed and singing tone. Preferably with a bit of midrange boost to cut through. It’s is also perfect for destroying drum loops. Either by rolling off the bass and making the compressor slam the transients.

Or by cranking up the low end for really making the compressor duck like crazy on the kicks, by setting the response time to moderately fast, you can tweak the gain knob to find a sweetspot where the bass triggers the compression in just the right way.

Or try it on any other material, lofi vocals, adding grime to basslines or any other creative ways of destroying sounds.

Controls:

  • Gain: Sets the gain of the circuit, higher values produce more distortion.
  • Compression amount: Sets the amount of compression applied. There’s a lot of range here. At extreme settings the compression will be negative, i.e. a 3 dB volume increase will result in more than 3 dB gain reduction. This can cause a bubbling/pumping/grinding artefacts at some combinations of high reaction speed and high compression when the circuit switches back and forth between overcompensation. This is not a bug, it’s a feature and lot’s of weird distortions can be discovered here.
  • Compression Speed: Sets the reaction time of the compressor feedback, higher values create more distortion as the compressor starts to chew on the waveform rather that the envelope of the sound.
  • Stereo: This switches between Fully independent stereo processing, stereo processing with linked compressors and mono processing.
  • Tonelomidhigh: Tone controls are fairly straight forward. All controls at 12 o clock means a reasonably flat response. Tone controls are also a combination of pre and post clipping, which creates more interesting textures.
  • Scope: Just for amusement really. but it’s fun to watch.
  • Master level: Sets the output volume for balancing the mix.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/nb01—distortion-sustainer-by-noizebox-industries

Ozric Tentacles – Jurassic Shift. 1993. Progressive Rock. Psychedelic Rock. Space Rock. Full Album 0 (0)

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Tracklist
1. Sunhair (05-45)
2. Stretchy. (06-53)
3. Feng Shui (10-27)
4. Half Light In Thillai (05-37)
5. Jurassic Shift (11-07)
6. Pteranodon (05-43)
7. Train Oasis (02-47)
8. Vita Voom (04-50)
9. Feng Shui Live (10-56) – bonus track
Line-up
Ed Wynne – guitar, koto, bass, keyboards, programming, Fx (samples, atmospheres), producing & mixing
– Joie Hinton – keyboards, Fx (samples, atmospheres)
– John Egan – flute, voice
– Roly Wynne – bass
– Zia Geelani – bass
– Merv Pepler – drums, ethnic percussion, voice
– Marcus Carcus (Diess) – ethnic percussion
With:
– “Generator” John (Schuchard) – tambourine (2)
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Solcito Musica “Toum!” VSTi v1.2 – Now Free (Windows only) 0 (0)

Toum! is a virtual synthesizer to design kick, tom, timbal, percussion and bass sounds. The user can use the include presets or make their own analog, acoustic and electronic drums, and EDM bass synth sounds. Also can be designed snares, clap, hats and certain FX sounds.
Toum! has a virtual analog structure and a small phase modulation component.

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