Vastaus Is A FREE High-Frequency Enhancer Plugin By Wavegrove 0 (0)

Vastaus lives on instrument channels, buses and it is known to have been spotted on the master channel too. Feel free to use and abuse it. Try to add an EQ before Vastaus and push the highs way overboard and how Vastaus reacts.

It is at it’s most neutral at Input Gain and Tame at 0, at which time it brings down and blocks overly harsh high frequencies present in vocal esses, smooths cymbals, guitars and pretty much anything you throw at it.

Increasing Tame brings enhances that effect, but also brings in more options with the React switch, as well as with the Bias setting. React is a mode, where Tame starts to let through some transients in a really interesting way, bringing out more detail and clarity, but still smoothing the sound. With Bias, you can further control the sound by limiting the effect to either the positive or negative side of the audio samples, generating harmonics in the process. I have heard this referred to as silky, and apparently some well-known hardware unit makers use a process similar to this.

Lastly there is Gain. With the Input Gain, you control the overall signal boost you get going into the thing, while the Output Gain works as a pad, with 100% level adding no additional volume. Boosting the input gain can bring additional high end to the signal after taming it, which is especially useful with instruments such as the electric guitar. In conjunction with the use of the Bias knob, Vastaus can even act as a leveling tool, which also boosts and extends the high end frequencies far above where they ended in the original signal.

Use the Wet knob to blend the changed signal with the original in whatever way you want.

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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

Reducktion by Dead Duck Software[win][vsti][x86][x64][KVR Challenge] 0 (0)

Dead Duck Reducktion is a 32-voice polyphonic software synthesizer for use in audio hosts that support the VST 2.4 plugin format. It available for Windows operating systems in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Features

Three multi-mode oscillators:

  • Wave: continuously variable between saw, square, triangle and sine waveforms.
  • Pulse: pulse wave with variable width from 0 to 100%.
  • FM: sine wave FM with carrier and two modulators.

Full stereo output with oscillator pan and stereo noise options.

Up to 8-voice unison detune with mix and stereo spread controls.

Two resonant filters:

  • 24 dB/oct low pass with self-oscillation.
  • 12 db/oct low pass, high pass, band pass, band stop and peaking.

Three ADSR envelopes.

Three flexible LFOs:

  • Triangle, sine, square, saw and random outputs.
  • Tempo-sync, free-running, phase and attack time.

A 12-slot modulation matrix.

Built in drive, EQ, chorus, delay and reverb effects.

16-step arpeggiator/sequencer:

  • Up, down and up/down arpeggiator modes.
  • Sequencer-controlled note, velocity and note length.
  • Variable step count and tempo-based step times from 1/32T to 1/1D.
  • Two modulation sources with stepped or smoothed output options.

MIDI learn for easy assignment of hardware controllers.

File-based preset system for easy management and sharing.

Resizeable user interface with 100%, 150% and 200% scaling options.

User-definable themes for easy customisation.

Installation

Reducktion is provided as a simple zip-file package; for a quick and easy installation simply extract the contents to a plugin folder that is write-accessible by your host.

For more detailed setup instructions see the User Guide included in the distribution package.

ViatorDSP LV50A free equalizer effect plugin (VST3/AU) 0 (0)

ViatorDSP has announced the release of a free equalizer plugin that combines the sound and curves of two different hardware EQ’s that have defined music studios across the decades.

This EQ is inspired by real EQ’s, but it definitely has its own flavor. It sounds great on anything, but I think it’s great on the master bus, especially since the high and low filters are inspired by a famous mastering hardware EQ.

LV50A features

  • Oversampling of 8x when oversampling is turned on from the top-right dropdown menu. This makes a huge difference on the top end frequencies.
  • 4 EQ bands with proportional Q and 12 dB of boost and attenuation.
  • When the gain of a band is set to 0 dB, the filter circuit disables, which saves loads of CPU if you aren’t using the band anyway.
  • Saturation algorithm on the output, the EQ pushes into it. When the drive is set to 0 dB, the circuit disables to save on CPU.
  • The low and high bands can be a shelf or bell depending on the state of the button under each band.
  • Reset button to set all band’s gains to 0 dB.
  • High and low pass filters to filter out the very top and bottom frequencies that aren’t super useful. Toggle the filters button under the drive. These filters really make a huge difference when oversampling is on.
  • Phase inversion button to flip the phase of the entire circuit. This is useful for parallel processing.
  • Trim gain to boost or attenuate the volume of the entire plugin.

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Master Tones British Kolorizer v1.0.0 x64 VST AU WiN MACOS [FREE for Limited Time] 0 (0)

From vintage to vavoom, the British Kolorizer, or the “BK” for short, takes sound to a whole new level. The opulent sound of tomorrow, comes to you today. The BK delivers the sharp ultra-modern advantage of AI.

AI makes it possible to interpret between the various forms of sound and science to analyze the system and perfect your music creation. The BK is endowed with the characteristics of human intellectual processes that can discover threads and learn, making repetition a thing of the past. The feeling is cozy and intimate, just like that of an exquisite sunset.

Features
● Make your sound FAT or BRIGHT by just two knobs.
● 10 presets, get your sound right by one click
● 96 kHz internal computing sampling rate
● Imperceivable latency with no compromise in quality
● Big knobs and elegant user interface, very easy to control
● An output gain slider that lets you rattenuate the output sound to the desired level

System Requirements

Hardware Resources:
● Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher
● Display resolution: 1280 × 960px or higher

macOS:
● OS X 10.9 and above, 64-bit only
● Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
● Plug-in formats: VST3, AU
● DAWs supported: Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Studio One, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, and more.

Windows:
● Windows 10, 64-bit only
● Plug-in formats: VST3
● DAWs supported: Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Studio One, Ableton Live, FL Studio, and more.

https://www.master-tones.com/product/british-kolorizer/

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U-he Podolski v1.2.2 x64 x86 VST AU AAX WIN MACOS LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

Podolski
Created in 2005 and still going strong. Podolski is a free, straightforward, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer. One oscillator, one filter, one envelope and an arpeggiator / sequencer. Simple, but with a few tricks up its sleeve. Create high quality sounds with ease.

• Oscillator with variable symmetry (sawtooth to triangle, PWM) and glide
• Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), mono, legato and arpeggiator modes
• 4 envelope modes: ADSR or HDSR, linear or exponential. Sustain has Fall/Rise control
• 2 LFOs: one global, one per voice. Absolute time or host sync, multiple waveforms
• Multimode filter: lowpass, bandpass or highpass with drive and FM
• Combination arpeggiator / 16-step sequencer with extra modulation source
• 2 built-in effects: stereo delay, chorus / flanger
• Resizable UI from 70% to 200%
• Skinnable UI
• Global preferences page
• MIDI learn page and editable list
• Over 300 factory presets

Requirements
• Apple – Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
• Windows – 7 or newer
• Linux

Host software / DAW
• 1GB RAM, more recommended
• 50MB free disk space
• 1000 × 600 or larger display
• Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)

NKS-readyPodolski is Native Instruments NKS-ready and compatible with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

New Features
Changelog: Podolski 1.2.2 (revision 9724) Improvements: • Mac installer notarized (Catalina) • NKS compatible • Windows installer improvements • UTF-8 support for installation paths • Improved VST3 implementation • New Preset Browser • Factory presets have been tagged • Drag & drop between browser and system file windows • Improved GUI response time on some Macs (sluggish GUI) • Windows UI performance improved (less CPU load with open GUI) • Mac installer improved to prevent permission issues • User defined MIDI CC sources replace expression and breath • Mouseover shows parameter values in Data Display • Plugin format and OS info shown next to revision number • Init preset can be loaded from Data Display (for Win users: also works via right-click) • Increased maximum number of installed skins from 10 to 20 • Improved handling of 14-bit MIDI CC assignment • Sustain pedal now working according to standard (0-63 = off, 64-127 = on) Fixed Bugs: • Fixed an issue with dialogs appearing transparent in Cubase 10.5 and Logic • Various small fixes and improvements

https://u-he.com/products/podolski/

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Gala by Fanan Team 0 (0)

Gala is a successor to our virtual analog instruments line which actually combines all of them under a single roof in 2 versions:

  • Gala XL – 28 instruments (royal pack member)
  • Gala free – 15 instruments (Free)

Both versions share the same basic features (which will be listed below) while the differences between them are:

  • Gala XL has keyboard split feature which allows splitting the hardware keyboard into 2 zones and routing each of the 4 oscillators to any zone
  • Gala XL has a new feature called “note slider” which allows creating note sliding sequence effect

Gala is based on an improved physical modeling code of a virtual analog oscillators that work in an open mixer format and mixes up 4 independent top crafted wave-forms with an incredible dynamic range and generates 28 instruments ensemble emulation, each with it’s own size and color which can mix any 4 instruments together and create rich multi combinations, articulations and textures.

Gala XL instruments:

  • 3 pop strings.
  • 5 oriental strings.
  • 4 cinematic-pop brasses.
  • 4 clarinets.
  • 4 accordions.
  • 4 oriental organs.
  • 4 saxophones.

Gala Free instruments:

  • 3 pop strings.
  • 4 cinematic-pop brasses.
  • 4 clarinets.
  • 4 saxophones.

Gala (both versions) has full synthesis section, 2 different MIDI velocity options, a user friendly global hipass-lopass filter, a full section of built in effects (saturation, chorus, phaser, tremolo, reverb and delay), built-in draw-bars system per oscillator, an advanced mono mode, full MIDI map, stereo and gleam effect and a resizable and customizable GUI.

https://www.fananteampro.com/gala

Gala VSTi FREE+XL

 

Charlatan by BlauKraut Engineering[win][VSTI][x86][x64][FREE] 5 (1)

 

Charlatan is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with focus on sound quality and easy usability.

It comes with a flexible, yet not overwhelming feature set which encourages artists to start tweaking instead of just relying on presets. Inspite of it’s simplicity, Charlatan’s architecture is flexible enough to create both classic sounds and rather experimental noises. While making no compromise about sound quality, the sound engine has been highly optimized for efficient CPU usage making Charlatan well suited as a “bread and butter” synth even in projects with a large number of plugin instances.
2 oscillators with shape modulation.
Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation.
Unison mode with upto 7 voices and stereo spread.
Stereo noise generator.
2 ADSR envelope generators.
LFO with host tempo synchronization.
3 filter types modeled after classic analog hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) and 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass, bandpass.
3 voice modes: Monophonic, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic.
Ultra-low CPU usage.

 

http://www.blaukraut.info

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Deducktion by Dead Duck Software 0 (0)

Dead Duck Deducktion is a subtractive synthesizer, featuring:

  • Two oscillators with saw, square, triangle and noise waveforms with ‘superwave’ detune, PWM and square/triangle sub-oscillator options.
  • Flexible sub-oscillators with sub-octave and independent modes for advanced sound-design.
  • 2 resonant multi-mode filters with lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandstop and peaking options.
  • Multi-mode osc/filter/amp routing for multi-layer programming options.
  • Four envelopes, four LFOs and a 24-slot modulation matrix for a wide range of modulation possibilities.
  • MIDI CC control of parameters and modulation sources allowing full interaction with hardware controllers.
  • Customisable GUI themes.

Available in VSTI 2.4 format for Windows x86 and x64 hosts.

KVR-CHALENGE 2018

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