T-De-Esser by Techivation 0 (0)

Remove sibilance and harshness, fast

You can use T-De-Esser to:

  • Remove harshness from sound sources that were closely mic’d.
  • Manage sibilance in vocals and dialog in a transparent manner.
  • Treat irregular tonal balance caused by the poor recording quality.
  • Reduce the glare from unnecessarily bright guitar and piano recordings.
  • Tame piercing synth sounds.
  • Control the high-frequencies in overheads’ transients, such as snare, hi-hats, or clash.
  • Give more dynamic range to your tracks while mastering, due to the reduction of unnecessary high frequencies.

T-De-Esser can streamline your audio project workflow by saving you both vital time and effort. It works as effectively on individual tracks as it does on buses. It performs admirably in a wide range of implementations, from sound design and post-production to the most demanding of mastering applications.

Graphic user interface (GUI)

Visuals can distract your hearing, digital graphs are very likely to affect your decision-making when it comes to setting the values. T-De-Esser, however, helps you just stay focused on the output sound, rather than how things change visually as you tweak the settings.

Whilst there are only a few knobs and buttons on the GUI, each has a huge impact on the audio sound improvement. Less is more, so just to avoid getting caught in the trap of making infinite, minuscule tweaks, we made sure only to have the essential options available for you on the GUI.

The options available are designed in a way to quickly give you a pleasant sound in just a few adjustments.

Quick yet powerful.

TT-De-Esser has been designed with simplicity in mind. It is fast to set up and easy to use, yet allows you to adjust the processing to your needs.

Turning the processing knob starts the plug-in’s operation, you then set how intense you want to go according to your taste. There are 4 frequency bands available to choose between, choose depending on where the harshness and sibilance are coming from.

Available as

Windows 7 and up as 32 / 64-bit VST3, and 64-bit.
Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) – macOS 10.15 (Big Sur) as 32/64-bit VST and AU, Intel and M1 Rosetta 2 Macs
Pro Tools AAX coming soon.

 

ODeus ASIO Link Pro – Patcher now free 0 (0)

In the beginning there was a man… This man developed a piece of software that was truly incredible. All the little boys and girls, mainly audiophiles thrived on this mans work. Everyone was happy. UNTIL ONE DAY.

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The software that everyone knew and loved STOPPED WORKING, nobody could buy it, those who had already bought it… could no longer activate it.. All that was left were many unanswered questions. Soon these qustions were answered.. (kind of).

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So you see there was no hope going forward… the audiophiles would all be doomed to scour the interwebs for any kind of alternative… yet they would all leave the young audiophiles still feeling empty, while standing in the shadow cast by ODeus ASIO Link. One brave audiophile said “NO! I WONT STAND FOR THIS! I WILL REVERSE ENGINEER THIS PROGRAM!” and this young audiophile was…. NOT ME. Yet he did find me and bring this (problem/nightmare/time suck/amazing reverse engineering feat/success story) to me after having already suffered 85+ hours. Together (G.A. Collective) spend the next few days (many hours for each of them), jumping through the previously mentioned incredible person’s (ODeus) code at the binary level.. LET ME REMIND YOU… this guy could code… yea… check that string length 10 times please… yea.. it was great.. IN THE END WE BRING YOU…

“This ASIO driver extends your audio interface ASIO driver and adds windows audio with no additional latency. It also allows you to use your ASIO driver from more than one application with the inbuilt multi-client support, and you can even send ASIO audio over the network.

The driver is great value for money for people who need to monitor or record from windows audio or just want to jam with their favourite tunes.

Features:

  • Extremely high performance for Pro Audio apps.
  • Zero added ASIO latency.
  • 64 IN + 64 OUT virtual ASIO channels.
  • 32 IN + 32 OUT WDM audio channels.
  • 16 IN + 16 OUT network audio channels.
  • Multi-client mode means ASIO for up to 25 apps.
  • Works without internal WDM or ASIO audio resampling.
  • Record lossless 8 channel audio to FLAC file.
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Route audio to/from WDM/MME/DirectSound/WASAPI and LAN/NET.”

This effectively allows you to use more than one ASIO interface at the same time in CbB (even ones on an external networked PC), allowing up to 64 input/output channels.  At the moment I’ve no idea how this affects latency, but I guess if it’s lots of inputs you need then it’s likely it’s a whole band you’re recording and this will be less of a concern. I can also see it being really useful for making tutorial videos.

https://give.academy/posts/2018/03/02/AsioLinkPro/

Fresh Start: REAPER 6 Settings 5 (1)

The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/thereaperblog06211

In this video we’re going through what I would change from REAPER’s default settings if I was starting fresh with REAPER. These are most of what I would change from the default settings and would be suitable for any new user to easy the operation and learning process.

00:00 – Intro
00:24 – Sponsor
01:26 – Fresh start
01:39 – Temp folder
02:03 – A note about darkmode on Mac
02:28 – resize mixer
02:40 – Show multiple rows in the mixer
03:38 – Dock transport at top of main window
03:54 – center transport controls
04:22 – General: Undo and startup settings
05:15 – General: Paths
06:28 – General: Keyboard/Multitouch
07:09 – Preferences: Project
07:41 – Project: Backups
08:31 – Project: Track/Send Defaults
09:49 – Media Item Defaults
11:03 – Preferences: Audio
12:03 – Audio: Device
12:19 – Audio: Playback
12:41 – Audio: Recording
15:17 – Audio: Loop recording
16:06 – Audio: Rendering
16:35 – Preferences: Appearance
16:57 – Appearance: Media
18:04 – Editing Behavior
18:41 – Envelope Display
18:54 – Editing Behavior: Mouse
19:24 – Mouse Modifiers
22:04 – Preferences: Media
22:33 – Media: MIDI
23:17 – Media: Video
23:35 – Plugins: VST
24:15 – Project Settings
25:05 – Info bar
25:31 – Main toolbar
26:08 – Default 6 theme adjuster: global colors
27:11 – Theme Adjuster: TCP
28:52 – Action List: Zoom with mouse
30:17 – Action List: Scroll with mouse
31:22 – Theme Tweaks
33:24 – solid grid lines

This video is sponsored by Skillshare

Lo-Fi Keys by Clark Audio 0 (0)

Lo-Fi Keys is a processed piano rompler inspired by today’s modern Lo-Fi music.

This small VST / AU plugin gives you the ability to lay out soft & dusty piano chord progressions and melodies.

Lo-Fi Keys comes with 10 sampled piano instruments. To create each preset we first started by sampling actual pianos. These pianos include a classic grand piano, upright piano, and electric keyboard. After recording the instruments we lightly edited and processed each sample. The processing technique included applying vinyl and tape textures to emulate a vintage sound. Finally, each sample showcases the characteristics found in today’s most popular lo-fi piano beats.

 

https://clarkaudio.com/

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Nami Audio Midnight Upright KONTAKT [FREE] 0 (0)

In order to obtain more depth and versatility to the sound, 3 sound sources have been recorded and processed to add beautiful background layers.

01. TAPE PAD
Its pad type created by denaturing the piano recording through a Tascam portastudio 414 mkII and a 70s mixer, Boss KM60.

02. TAPE PAD SUB
The same sound as Tape Pad but one octave lower for more flexibility when added to the piano sound.

03. LITTLE ORGAN
Recording of an electric Lorenzo Chord organ using a pair of Neumann KM184.

Independent controls for piano sound volume and Texture layer.
Volume control of the note release pedal sound.
Lowpass filter for the Texture layer.
Attack and release parameters for the Texture layer.
Control of low and high frequencies to change the timbre easily or simply to better integrate the instrument into your mix.
Delay and Reverb sends with their timing parameter

Full version of Kontakt 6 software required.

https://namiaudio.com/en/piano-keys/31-midnight-upright.html

Midnight Upright Library

 

Spatial Audio SPARTA v1.5.0 VST WiN MACOS LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

SPARTA is a collection of flexible VST audio plug-ins for spatial audio production, reproduction and visualisation, developed primarily by members of the Acoustics Lab at Aalto University, Finland.

• Download links of current and past versions can be found here.
• The suite has been formally presented in this publication, with the source code made available here (GPLv3 license).
• The SPARTA installer also includes the COMPASS suite, the HO-DirAC suite, CroPaC Binaural Decoder, and the HO-SIRR room impulse response renderer. These plug-ins employ parametric processing and are signal-dependent, aiming to go beyond conventional linear Ambisonics by extracting meaningful parameters over time and subsequently employing them to map the input to the output in a more informed manner.
• For the curious researchers and/or spatial audio developers: note that the plugins included in the SPARTA installer are all built using the open-source Spatial_Audio_Framework (SAF).

List of plug-ins included in the SPARTA installerThe SPARTA suite:
• sparta_ambiBIN – A binaural ambisonic decoder (up to 7th order) with a built-in SOFA loader and head-tracking support via OSC messages. Includes: Least-Squares (LS), spatial re-sampling (SPR), time-alignment (TA), and magnitude least-squares (Mag-LS) decoding options.
• sparta_ambiDEC – A frequency-dependent loudspeaker ambisonic decoder (up to 7th order) with user specifiable loudspeaker directions (up to 64), which may be optionally imported via JSON configuration files. Includes: All-Round (AllRAD), Energy-Preserving (EPAD), Spatial (SAD), and Mode-Matching (MMD) ambisonic decoding options. The loudspeaker signals may also be binauralised for headphone playback.
• sparta_ambiDRC – A frequency-dependent dynamic range compressor for ambisonic signals (up to 7th order).
• sparta_ambiENC – An ambisonic encoder/panner (up to 7th order), with support for up to 64 input channels; the directions for which may also be imported via JSON configuration files.
• sparta_ambiRoomSim – A shoebox room simulator based on the image-source method, supporting multiple sources and ambisonic receivers..
• sparta_array2sh – A microphone array spatial encoder (up to 7th order), with presets for several commercially available A-format and higher-order microphone arrays. The plug-in can also present objective evaluation metrics for the currently selected configuration.
• sparta_beamformer – A spherical harmonic domain beamforming plug-in with multiple beamforming strategies (up to 64 output beams).
• sparta_binauraliser – A binaural panner (up to 64 input channels) with a built-in SOFA loader and head-tracking support via OSC messages.
• sparta_decorrelator – A simple multi-channel signal decorrelator (up to 64 input channels).
• sparta_dirass – A sound-field visualiser based on re-assigning the energy of beamformers. This re-assigment is based on DoA estimates extracted from “spatially-constrained” regions, which are centred around each beamformer look-direction.
• sparta_matrixconv – A basic matrix convolver with an optional partitioned convolution mode. The user need only specify the number of inputs and load the filters via a wav file.
• sparta_multiconv – A basic multi-channel convolver with an optional partitioned convolution mode. Unlike “MatrixConv”, this plug-in does not perform any matrixing. Instead, each input channel is convolved with the respective filter; i.e. numInputs = numFilters = numOutputs.
• sparta_panner – A frequency-dependent 3-D panner using the VBAP method (up to 64 inputs and outputs).
• sparta_powermap – A sound-field visualisation plug-in based on ambisonic signals as input (up to 7th order), with PWD/MVDR/MUSIC/Min-Norm options.
• sparta_rotator – A flexible ambisonic rotator (up to 7th order) with head-tracking support via OSC messages.
• sparta_sldoa – A frequency-dependent sound-field visualiser (up to 7th order), based on depicting the direction-of-arrival (DoA) estimates derived from spatially localised active-intensity vectors. The low frequency estimates are shown with blue icons, mid-frequencies with green, and high-frequencies with red.
• sparta_spreader – An arbitrary array (e.g. HRIRs or microphone array IRs) panner with coherent and incoherent spreading options.

The COMPASS suite:
• compass_binaural – A binaural ambisonic decoder (up to 3rd order input) based on the parametric COMPASS model, with a built-in SOFA loader and head-tracking support via OSC messages.
• compass_binauralVR – Same as the compass_binaural plugin, but also supporting listener translation around the receiver position and support for multiple simultaneous listeners.
• compass_decoder – A parametrically enhanced loudspeaker ambisonic decoder (up to 3rd order input).
• compass_gravitator – A parametric sound-field focussing plug-in.
• compass_sidechain – A plug-in that manipulates the spatial properties of one Ambisonic recording based on the spatial analysis of a different recording.
• compass_spatedit – A flexible spatial editing plug-in.
• compass_tracker – A multiple target acoustic tracker which can optionally steer a beamformer towards each target.
• compass_upmixer – An Ambisonic upmixer (1-3rd order input, 2-7th order output).

The HO-DirAC suite:
• hodirac_binaural – A binaural ambisonic decoder (up to 3rd order input) based on the parametric HO-DirAC model, with a built-in SOFA loader and head-tracking support via OSC messages.
• hodirac_decoder – A parametrically enhanced loudspeaker ambisonic decoder (up to 3rd order input).
• hodirac_upmixer – An Ambisonic upmixer (1-3rd order input, 2-7th order output).

Other:
• cropac_decoder – A binaural 1st order ambisonic decoder based on the parametric CroPaC model, with a built-in SOFA loader and head-tracking support via OSC messages.
• HOSIRR – An Ambisonic room impulse response (RIR) renderer for arbitrary loudspeaker setups, based on the Higher-order Spatial Impulse Response Rendering (HO-SIRR) algorithm;

http://research.spa.aalto.fi/projects/sparta_vsts/

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Leonid & Friends – The Speck of Dust 0 (0)

Leonid Vorobyev – bass, producing, mixing, mastering, video-montage
Ksenia Buzina – lead vocal
Igor Dzhavad-Zade – drums
Sergey Kurmaev – synthesizer, backing vocal
Serge Tiagnyriadno (Kyiv, Ukraine) – synthesizer, backing vocal
Vasily Akimov – backing vocal
Danil Buranov – backing vocal
Andrey Zyl – trumpet
Maxim Likhachev – trombone
Oleg Kudryavtcev – tenor sax
Konstantin Kovachev – guitar
Rei Frometa – percussion

Special guests –
Cheynesh Baytushkina – overtone singing
Symphony Orchestra – various musicians
Conductor – Alexey Vereshagin
Gennady Papin – recording of the orchestra

FORT3 Free by Electronik Sound Lab 0 (0)

FORT3 (Free Edition) is a Grand piano.

FORT3 free contains 1 preset with the original recording and 6 effect layers.

  • 1 Preset.
  • 224 Samples.
  • HP/LP Filter.
  • Custom Layer Reverb.
  • 6 FX Layers.
  • ADSR.
  • Pan.
  • Filter Type Selector.
  • Catalina Support.

NOT compatible with macOS Big Sur

https://electroniksoundlab.com

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Audacity 3.0.0 Released 5 (1)

Audacity 3.0.0

.aup3 Project Format

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.

 

 

Bugs fixed

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.

https://www.audacityteam.org

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