Alphatron SE by HG Fortune[win, VSTI, x86] 0 (0)

AlphatronSE_3

Alphatron is a hybrid analog / digital oscillators synthesizer.

Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves (quite similar to an Ensoniq ESQ-1 / SQ 80 from the late 1980ies) it does offer a lot more sonic potential. Also this 3 rd oscillator serves as sync master for oscillator 2 thus creating a lot more sonic flavours. Amplitude Modulation has got it’s dedicated adjustable output and uses oscillator 2 as main source being modulated either by osc. 1 or 3. Oscillator 1 is a polywave oscillator with up to 5 additional waves, so you might have something like Super Saw(tm), Super Pulse, Super Ramp etc.

  • 1 VA Oscillator with up to 6 poly waves for Saw, Ramp, Sine, Tri, and Pulse.
  • 1 VA Oscillator with single waves as above plus white and pink noise, Sync slave.
  • 1 Sample Oscillator with fairly typical digital waves with different hamonic content, Sync master.
  • 1 Amplitude Modulation with dedicated output.
  • 1 24 dB resonant Low Pass filter with dedicated ADSR EG, 4 mixable mod sources.
  • 1 VCA EG.
  • Both EG have 3 modes: exponential, reverse exponential, and linear; and optional control for Attack and Decay by velocity.
  • 1 Booster or Enciter selectable.
  • 1 Mystify with three selctable types (Brite, Soft, Dark).
  • 1 bpm synced Delay with adjustable Offset controlley manually or by modsource, Pan.
  • 1 Bass Boost.
  • 1 Pan for undelayed signal.
  • 1 small Reverb for adding some nice flavour.
  • 1 Saturator.
  • 1 main Volume.
  • 3 x LFO, 1 x Duo LFO (with two waves and phase control for 2nd wave), 1 x S&H.
  • 1 Pitch LFO with option to speed up or down the LFO speed controlled by Modwheel or Aftertouch.
  • 3 Lazy buttons.

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AlphatronSE

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

discoDSP OB-XD v2.4 x64 VST VST3 AU WiN MAC LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways a number of things were added or altered to the original design. OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning which is a big part of that sound.

What’s new

• 7x faster GUI controls.
• Linux build.
• Standalone app.
• Signed and notarized installers.
• Updated JUCE framework to 5.4.7 for better stability and compatibility.
• Updated Banks with 2.0 compatibility.
• Ilkka Rosma Dark Theme.
• macOS Catalina support.
• MIDI CC Learn.
• MIDI CC support.
• Parameter refactor.
• XML based skinning.
• HiDPI (Retina) ready GUI themes.

What’s new
• Preset browser bar (switchable using MENU button).
• Added FXP preset and FXB bank files drag and drop support.
• New MIDI CC XML config menu.
• Enhanced MIDI learn. Bindings will be saved to Documents > discoDSP > OB-Xd > MIDI > Custom.xml file for all instances.
• Enhanced Standalone app.
• Fixed preset sync issue.
• Fixed LEARN button led click issue.

Overview

While not copying originals, some of the features were taken to a better point. Continuous blendable multimode filter (HP-Notch(BP)-HP in 12 dB mode and 4-1 pole in 24 dB mode). Also, like many synths of the OB-X’s generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc.

Thanks to 2Dat for the original OB-Xd and Soshi Studio for giving the rights to continue this wonderful product. Also thanks to all KVR artists for making the amazing skins!. OB-Xd Desktop has no restrictions and is free to use. Buy to support further development, thank you! Source code is available under GPL license at GitHub.

https://www.discodsp.com/obxd/#home

DiscoDSP.OB-Xd.v2.4

 

Horror Box 2 Lite by Electronik Sound Lab 0 (0)

Horror Box 2 Lite is a dark ambiance generator.

It includes a collection of 5 inspiring presets + 8 Sound Layers, created with analog synthesizers, virtual Synthesizers, strange processed sounds, field recordings made with contact microphones such as LOM Geofon among others. Horror Box 2 is focused on creating terrifying sound passages for movies, video games or any type of horror audio visual production.

  • 5 Presets Horror Box 2 + 8 Layers.
  • Cut-Off.
  • ADSR.
  • LFO Modulation.
  • Easy to use.
  • 100% royalty free.
  • Big Sur Support (Intel-based macs only).

https://electroniksoundlab.com/horror-box-2/

Niemand – Homo Superior (Section 2) 0 (0)

“Man is a rope tied between the animal and the Superman–a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what is lovable in man is that he is an OVER-GOING and a DOWN-GOING.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Der Mensch ist ein Seil, geknüpft zwischen Tier und Übermensch, – ein Seil über dem Abgrunde. Was groß ist am Menschen, das ist, dass er eine Brücke und kein Zweck ist: was geliebt werden kann am Menschen, das ist, dass er ein Übergang und ein Untergang ist.” – (Friedrich Nietzsche)