Freeware VST Plugin Brandulator is a complex sound processor that allows you to get quite interesting combined effects – comb filters, trance gate, vocoder, wah-wah, various types of modulation (chorus, flanger, phaser, ring, etc.). The work of this plugin is based on splitting the original signal into uniform intervals, in accordance with the tempo of the musical composition, to each of which a certain type of processing can be applied.
To expand the functionality of the plug-in, there are three individual channels of sound processing, with adjustable volume and panning, which allows you to create a realistic stereo sound picture. Each channel has 16 pairs of mode / key controls called steps. It is possible to set the parameters of the steps both individually and in a group method. Also, this can be done both in manual and in automatic mode, in accordance with the required harmonic law, of which there are about three hundred different scales in the plugin’s database.
It is a stereo “trance gate”, started from that, what used in the Saturn.
Added many extras to it: step based LP-HP-BP filter with cutoff and resonance, step based and global smoothing, a stereo, step based delay with adjustable time, fixed feedback and mix to more rhythmic patterns and the usual extras, like resizable GUI, randomization,…
The lower radio buttons switch between the step bar windows.
I’ve made only 4 useless presets to test the working and the preset saving – seems good, so create your own patterns and try the possibilities!
The 32&64 bit effect plugins (Win VST) can be downloaded here:
Audacity 3.0.0 is a major update on our previous Audacity 2.4.2. We’ve changed the format in which we save Audacity projects! Previously we saved projects as a sometimes large number of small files, with an ‘.aup’ file to coordinate the lot. This way of doing things is sometimes called ‘pile of files’ storage.
The problem, which happened all too often, was that data files and .aup file parted ways. Users quite reasonably expected the .aup file to contain the entire project. Well, the new .aup3 file does contain the data as well. The technical detail is that we are using an open source database, SQLite3, to store everything in one .aup3 file. That all happens ‘behind the scenes’. SQLite3 is open source, and it is a delight to work with. Nevertheless, this was a huge change, and we decided it was too risky to include many other changes we wanted to make at the same time – so 3.0.0 is almost entirely about this big format change.
Working with .aup3 projects editing audio should on most machines be a little faster than before, because there are fewer files being worked on. Finishing and closing a project at the end of working can be quite a lot slower, since there is more to do when a project is closed. We think the trade offs are worth it.
Importantly note that you can open your older .aup projects in Audacity 3.0.0 where they will be converted to the new .aup3 format.
Label Sounds & Noise Gate
We did have time to improve our ‘Noise Gate’ effect and add a new analyzer, ‘Label Sounds’, that can label sounds and silences. We also made a few small tweaks elsewhere. You can now import and export macros, and there are a couple of new commands for using the last used tool or last used analyzer that you can give shortcuts to.
We also fixed over 160 bugs that had been accumulating over the years. This is quite a staggering amount of work. The majority of these bugs were minor problems, easily worked around. Some though were really juicy high priority bugs that would have mattered a lot to the people affected by them. We’re really glad to have these bugs fixed now.
We hope you enjoy using Audacity 3.0.0 as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
MGATE-MULTI is a versatile multiband gate plugin with intuitive visual display controls, that offers up to six bands of separation.
Furthermore, each band is provided with the following functionality:
Add/remove frequency bands by hovering over the top of the visual display until a ‘+’ button appears. Click on this button at the desired crossover location. A band can be removed by clicking on the ‘x’ button on the crossover that appears before the band to be removed.
LOOKAHEAD can be activated to add a small amount of delay to the sidechain signal to deal with fast attack signals.
Adjust the gate by using the THRESHOLD, RATIO, ATTACK and RELEASE knobs. Adjust the output gain by using the GAIN knob.
Each band can be deactivated, bypassed or soloed by using the buttons at the top right of each band. Additionally, the frequency bands can be adjusted by dragging the crossovers in the visual display. Additionally, the output gain can be adjusted in the visual display. The A-B functionality can be used to compare and select desired settings. A good selection of presets are provided as a starting point.
Global output controls including gain, wet/dry mix and bypass. Use the ‘BAND|OUTPUT’ toggle to switch control views.
Compare and select desired settings by using the A-B functionality.
A selection of presets are provided as a starting point.
HY-ESG is a gate sequencer (aka a trance gate effect) with a twist. It uses a Euclidean sequencer instead of the standard step sequencer seen in most other trance gate plugins. You’ll probably find that HY-ESG is more fun and inspiring to use than your current favorite gate sequencer effect.
The Gate section is where you’ll find the ADSR controls for the volume envelope. This is where you’ll adjust the shape of the triggered steps, making them snappier or duller. On the right, the user can change the output gain and adjust the mix knob.
The Modulation section is where things can get crazy, in the best of ways. HY-ESG offers three modulation sources, each capable of running in LFO or S&H modes. These can modulate the ADSR envelope, the mix knob, and yes, the sequencer controls, too.
Use one LFO to modulate the number of steps while another LFO modulates the pulses and the S&H generator controls the mix knob.
Compressor pedal emulator with compression, expansion, limiting, and gate modes. Has sidechain capability for ducking compression from sidechain signal, and sidechain signal can be filtered before application to allow a selected peak frequency with a selected Q to be used for compression.
Single channel, Left or Right.
The GUI is resizable: Tiny, Small, Medium, Normal, Large, and Giant.
Cymbal Killer is a 2-band Gate especially designed for drums. With it’s two bands you can have different envelope settings for the sustain (low frequencies) and attack (high frequencies) of the drum. It allows the sustain to breathe while keeping the attack short to kill the cymbal bleed entering through the close mics on a drumset (hence the name).
– It has a side-chain input and high-pass, low-pass and parametric filters (shared by the two bands) for focusing the sound of the drum on the detector circuit;
– Lookahead for allowing the full transient through (introduces latency);
– Two visualizers (one for each band) for watching the envelope;
– Mix slider for allowing a mix between the original clean signal and the gated signal.
These plugins are free to use and I make them on my spare time. If you like them and are able to help by donating, I would be very grateful.
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