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

Clon Minotaur by Nembrini Audio 0 (0)

Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur, a guitar overdrive pedal developed between 1990 and 1994.

The Clon Minotaur is characterized as a transparent overdrive, meaning it adds gain to the signal without significantly altering the tone of the guitar.

Depending on the settings of the control knobs, the Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive can act mostly as a clean boost, adding mostly volume and minimal coloring to the sound. This can be used to drive the input valve stage of the virtual amplifier to use the characteristic distortion sound of an overdriven guitar amp.

Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive controls can be set to distort the sound signal in the plugin, where two modeled germanium diodes can perform waveform clipping.

The gain parameter controls the balance between the modeled diode clipping stage and the clean stage. The two signals are summed together before they interact with the other two controls, treble and volume.

https://plugins4free.com/dev/700/

 

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Eine Polka zu Hitlers Todestag
Warnhinweis: Nur laut und betrunken hören! (Aber was sind wir an dem Tag …?)
Bild und Musik: Ewart Reder

Dazu ein Witz:
Sagt ein Jude zu Hitler: Mein Führer, ich verrrate Ihnen ein Geheimnis: Sie werden an einem jüdischen Feiertag sterben. Schnäuzelt der Führer: Woher willst du das wissen? Ganz einfach: Egal, an welchem Kalendertag Sie sterben, es wird von da an ein jüdischer Feiertag sein.

P.S.: Wer an der Aufnahmequalität rummäkelt, muss den Titel drei Mal abschreiben.

MTB by Matthieu Brucher[win][macos][vst][vst3][au][x86][x64] 0 (0)

MTB is a variation of the Boss MT2 overdrive pedal geared towards the bass.

The cut frequencies for the different filters are lowered to match the bass frequencies better. As such, MTB spills less in high frequencies than MT2. Not that MT2 cannot be used for the bass if that’s the sound you are looking for!

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ATK MT2 by Matthieu Brucher 0 (0)

ATK MT2 is an overdrive plugin modelling the Boss MT2 pedal.

It models all the tone shaping components of the pedal as well as the override section, leading to a precise reproduction of the characteristic sound on the MetalZone.

Additional hidden parameters allows you to tweak the tone control Q factors as the traditional level and frequencies.

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LoudMax by Thomas Mundt 0 (0)

LoudMax is a Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer with a clean transparent sound. It is designed to retain the original character of the music as much as possible even at high compression levels.

Main range of application:

  • Audio Mastering.
  • Output Limiter/Maximizer for web radio stations.

Controls:

  • One slider for threshold, one for the output level.
  • Meters for input, output and gain reduction in relation to the desired threshold.
  • Link: Output slider will be coupled to the threshold slider.
  • ISP: Inter-sample peak detection for true peak limiting.

Features:

  • True Peak Limiting.
  • Supported Samplerates: 2kHz – 384kHz.
  • Latency: 1.25ms (+ 6 samples with ISP).
  • Look-Ahead and Attack Time: 1.25ms.
  • Release Time: Automatic – depending on the input signal.
  • No audible distortion.
  • Possible Overdrive: 740dB.
  • Very low CPU usage.

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LoudMax

music-society specialpack Liquidclear experimental VST plug-ins for Windows 3.5 (2)

Liquidclear has released a number of freeware VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows.

Since the original website is no longer available I will offer the plug-ins for download here, with kind permission of James of Symmetrical Castle / Liquidclear.

Note: All Liquidclear plugin(s) were created using SynthEdit and are for Windows only. You will need a VST host to use them.


Tremoloid is a simple but versatile plugin for creating tremolo-type effects using pure AM.

Sounds range from classic 60’s tremolo to extreme FSU/Glitch goodness. Excellent for EPs and strings/pads. Stereo in/out.


Rectiplyer offers Extreme Octave Distortion for guitars.

Rectiplyer simultaneously ‘transposes’ the optionally distorted input signal both up and down 1 and 2 octaves.

The distorted/transposed signals can be blended together as well as individually panned. Huge nasty synth-like tones are had with ease.


Klapp One is an analog-style hand clap sound generator (no samples used).


 

Transilient is a versatile FSU/Glitch type multi-effect unit designed to make strange and unusual new sounds — yet still (hopefully) easy to use and control.

The 5 different effects can be modulated by one of two 16-step sequencers, a LFO, any WAV file, and/or manually controlled. Additionally, the modulators can be synced to your host’s tempo. You can easiliy turn a single sustained note or chord into an electronic drum loop. Or take an existing drum loop and turn it into something glitch-like and noisy.

Slower tempos work great for drone and ambient sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.


Flux Interrupter… It’s a weird, glitchy, modulated delay with a built-in LP filter and a little something extra.

James built it to obtain a certain sound for his own use, but maybe you’ll find some use for this plug as well.

Flux Interrupter sounds great on slower drums loops and monosynth sounds. 16 presets are included to get you started.

No longer available

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NA 808 Overdrive Pro by Nembrini Audio 0 (0)

NA 808 Overdrive Pro by Nembrini Audio

azz, Rock, Metal, no matter what genre you play. NA 808 Overdrive Pro little magic box plugin will prove to be essential to your collection.
It is very responsive and versatile, available for free.

NA 808 Overdrive Pro is modeled on the Japanese green pedal with the same JRC4558D IC chip.

The featured knobs on this classic “stomp-box” plugin indicate controls for Drive dial, Tone and Level, so you can modify your sound to your liking.

NA 808 Overdrive Pro classic overdrive pedal is everything that made its original release fantastic, and more.

Regularly remarked as the “Holy Grail” of overdrive pedals, it should be an integral part of every guitarists’ plugins arsenal.

This pedal plugin produces amazing, breathtaking sounds, justifying its tradition and quality.

If you’d like the push the boundaries of this brilliant “stomp-box” to its maximum potential, you can attach it to an amp plugin distortion setting, for producing that slick valve tune.

https://www.nembriniaudio.com/products/808-overdrive-pro

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