Plug & Mix adds 5 new plug-ins to the VIP Bundle !

Plug & Mix today proudly announce the launch of 5 new plug-ins to their impressive collection that now counts 50 high quality audio Plug-ins. The new plug-in names speak for themselves : Basspeg, Gatevador, S-Tractor, Pitch Me, Vibrator.

The Plug & Mix “V.I.P. Bundle” (that now includes ALL 50 VIP series plug-ins) is a comprehensive toolset, a perfect swiss army knife collection of plug-ins from EQs, Compressors, Amp Sims, to Reverbs, Delays, Bit Crushers and many more. They’ve got them all. P&M plug-ins are a serious option for high profile engineers and project studio producers that need inspiring effects that sound great, and are easy to use.

In addition, the Plug & Mix ‘Chainer’ has been upgraded to accommodate use of the five new plug-ins added to the V.I.P. Bundle. The P&M Chainer can be downloaded and used for FREE for those who have authorized P&M VIP series plug-ins.

” If you already have the VIP Bundle, these 5 new plug-ins are absolutely FREE!!! “

Please download the latest installers, here…

VIP Bundle and Chainer


50 High Quality Audio Plug-ins

Plug-in manufacturer, Plug & Mix (P&M for those in the know) today announced the launch of 5 new plug-ins to their very complete audio plug-in catalog bringing the present collection of 45 plug-ins to a total of 50 high quality audio software tools

The 5 new plug-ins :

P&M New 5

BASSPEG – Your new go to Bass Amp, built in parallel to the classic Ampeg SVT. It delivers deep lows and warmth to any Bass signal and is indeed very flexible with its parameters to easily contour and control your tone.

GATEVADOR – Allows you to easily and quickly control excess bleed and noise on your source material, and enhance and expand the good stuff! With minimal controls as per all our P&M plug-in designs, you can gate and expand to your hearts content.

S-TRACTOR – Your new de-esser; with just three parameters for quick and easy control of your vocal T’s, P’s, S’s. Adjust the frequency, threshold and amount values to tame those harsh and nasal tones. Simple!

PITCH ME – A dual pitch shifter plug-in, developed with a nod to the formidable H910 units of old. Independently control left and right pitch values for added width and chorus effect to your vocals and guitars and synths, just like those artists from AC/DC to Zappa.

VIBRATOR – Like the Uni-Vibe, add movement to your mixes and instruments/sounds. Create spacial width effects and shimmer. Tuck the effect under your source with parallel mix control for added flavour to static, monophonic and dull sounds.

Plug & Mix products are designed with the minimum amount of controls to get you working fast, not having to think about the interface, the knobs, bells and whistles… Pull up a preset, turn a few knobs to adjust, listen and your there!

In today’s Music Production fast pace is key for professional studios to be competitive. Plug & Mix offers a very complete set of tools that enables one to work quickly while providing a professional sounding result. That is also why they have found their place in Educational facilities, letting students train on “easy to use audio tools”.

At Plug & Mix, it’s easy. They let their clients OWN the product they paid for and they get lifetime upgrades for FREE, always! Those users who bought the initial offering of 20 plug-ins years ago, now have an additional 30 plug-ins in their bundles!

The P&M V.I.P. Bundle is available at ONLY $99 (List $249) at the DontCrack Store.

Single Plug-Ins are available for ONLY $9.99 (List $49) at the DontCrack Store.

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NAMM 2017: IRCAM Spat V3 Spatial Processor ‘First Look’ Video

During the NAMM show, the journalists from Sonicstate.com came by to do a special ‘first look’ video at the very exciting Spat Version 3 Spatial Processor jointly developed by Ircam and Flux. It was one of the highlights of the NAMM show, the demonstration in the Plugivery demo room delighted the participants by making the sound sources move around the room in terms of height, placement and depth in a special 10.1 surround speaker arrangement.

In the video below you will see Mr. Frederic Rousseau of Ircam explaining the multitude of possibilities of the panning and movement of your sound sources in three dimensional space. The Spat V3 can work with multiple sources in the various surround formats and will handle up to 64 individual speakers for the surround sound reproduction.

This plug-in will be a game-changer for those mixers who are working with film soundtracks, those who are doing game sound effects and the next wave of artists producing soundscapes in the virtual reality 3D market when it is released in next few months.

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Waves SSL 4000 Collection on promo

The sound of the SSL 400 series console, it might be the sonic footprint of modern recording. It is without a doubt one of the most sought-after. And the Waves plug-in collection is considered to be the most faithful reproductions of the the famous console’s trade-mark sonics.

Developed under license from Solid State Logic, The SSL 4000 Collection includes four meticulously modeled plug-ins based on the legendary SSL 4000 Series: the SSL E-Channel, the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, the SSL G-Equalizer and the all-new G-Channel.

These plug-ins sound so close to the original consoles, even experts who work with SSL boards day in and day out can’t tell the difference.

The Waves SSL 4000 Collection is available at the special promo price of $249! (List $749) until the end of February 2017, at the DontCrack Store.

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Ircam Lab Announce The Snail, now available for Windows OS !

Our close friends at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music (IRCAM) proudly announce the long-awaited release of The Snail for the Windows OS platform.

Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, behind the Tortoise came The Snail, and there’s no comparison on the market for this product to-date. It’s a winner! Widely received by concert professionals, composers, film score and mix engineers alike.

This modern looking Tuner/Analyser software offers a new and extremely accurate way of tuning and analyzing instruments; displaying possible intonation issues, phase discrepancies and visualizing music and sounds in a way that can help anyone improve their listening and recognition of “in-tune”.

Called “The Snail” due to it’s cool spiral interface representing every note from Bb-1 to G9 in concentric fashion from the highest to the lowest audible frequencies, The Snail is a very high-precision frequency-domain analyzer that delivers an easy to understand representation of sounds based on the scales and notes aligned in spectrally active zones. Resulting from numerous years of research and development, this product is based on a recent patented technology, conceived at the laboratory of Science and Technology of Music and Sound IRCAM-CNRS-UPMC based in Paris, France.

The Snail back on sale for only $49 (List price $99) until March 31st, 2017, at the DontCrack Store.

The Snail


REDEFINED HIGH PRECISION ANALYSIS

Compared to standard spectrum analysers based on Fourier-type analysis, the Snail’s frequency accuracy is enhanced by a process based on the demodulated phase.

Basically, the exploited principle is as follows: If a sound includes a sinusoidal component with frequency 440Hz, the demodulated phase, stemming from a Fourier analysis at frequency 440Hz, will remain exactly constant (as a synchronized stroboscope renders a rotating object immobile).

Think of a film camera turning at 24 frames per second filming a bicycle wheel turning at 24 revolutions a second, the spokes will appear to be standing still. That means, for a Fourier analysis of frequency at 439Hz compared to a tuning reference of 440Hz, the demodulated phase will turn at 1Hz (as a slightly desynchronized stroboscope makes a rotating object that has a slow movement). Think of audio signals ‘beating’ as there is a interference between two sounds at slightly different frequencies.

This principle is used to build a coherency index in the software, in such a way that a high value is associated with an acceptable deviation, typically adjustable from 1Hz to 10Hz.

A dedicated algorithm exploits this coherency index in several ways. It improves the frequency precision at an adjustable rate. It lets users fine-tune the accuracy of the tuner and therefore goes way beyond the global stroboscopic techniques used in some expensive tuners. The Snail analyses all the local spectral components of a sound and renders this information in a convenient visual form. Users can finally see ALL the surrounding frequencies and overtones as well as the basic fundamentals delivered by a sound.

HIGHLY PRECISE MUSICAL VISUALISATION

The Snail delivers a new approach in “tuning” as it also analyses inharmonic sounds by representing all of it’s added harmonics. An old guitar string can be immediately identified as you see it’s resonance that is out of tune and can cause some notes to be more or less present (ringing) than others.

If you’ve ever had a guitar that never seems in tune as you change scale or move up the fretboard or found a resonance that you found was a problem? Well, now you will finally be able to see it!

The Snail shows the fundamental notes and all the associated resonances and harmonics of any instrument or sound in an easy to see graphic display. It will for example help users see all the notes and harmonics played during an audio playback along with their intensities, so they can figure out what key the song is played in. Isn’t that cool?

  • It’s a Tuner, but one that will give a whole new insight into what tuning is all about.
  • It will without doubt give your ears a training that will open them and educate them on how to tune for your own style of playing.
  • You will be able to find out what pitch any instrument or percussion is set at and help you to ‘fine-tune’ it to your needs. Its incredible analysis engine can even show you the composition of the harmonics of your own voice.
  • No song or instrument will be able to hide its chromatic makeup from you any longer. The Snail will give you a new insight into the personal secrets of every sound and musical composition that exists.
  • So if you want a real accurate tuning, The Snail is the way to go… Absolute Tuning!
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SoundRadix updates 32 Lives to v2.0.2

SoundRadix have posted an important update to one of their most useful products, 32 Lives, its 32 to 64-bit Audio Unit and VST plug-ins adapter for Mac to version 2.02.

Many of you have moved to a 64-bit OS and said goodbye to some of your favourite 32-bit plug-ins. You may now have holes in your mixes where those 32-bit only plug-ins or virtual instruments used to play a key role in getting your sound. Well, 32 Lives will restore them to life in a 64-bit environment, without any hassle whatsoever.

New fixes in this version 2.02:

  • Fixed a possible crash under Cubase.
  • Fixed Lexicon M300 crash.
  • Fixed GURU VST crashing on start.

To download the latest version, please direct your browser to SoundRadix’s User Area.

32 Lives Features

  • Creates 64-bit adapter plug-ins for your 32-bit-only Audio Unit and VST plug-ins
  • Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live and other 64-bit Audio Unit/VST compatible DAWs
  • Fully compatible with older sessions, loading all existing presets, parameters and automation
  • Ultra-low latency and high CPU efficiency
  • GUI workflow is transparent and doesn’t require additional clicks and windows
  • Compatible with Logic Pro X, Logic 9, Cubase, Nuendo, Live, Mainstage, Final Cut Pro, Garageband, Digital Performer, Studio One, Audition CC, Tracktion, Triumph, QLab and others

See more information and descriptions at the DontCrack Store.

32 Lives

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A.A.S Release Multiverse Soundbank for Chromaphone 2

A.A.S (Applied Acoustics Systems) have today released a new sound bank for their Chromaphone 2 Acoustic Object Sysnthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins, called “Multiverse”.

Long time AAS contributor Thiago Pinheiro delivers the highly versatile Multiverse, his first contribution to the Sound Bank Series. The 100-preset collection packs otherworldly textures, unusual melodic and percussive elements as well as a range of dynamically rich instruments that are particularly well suited for cinematic soundtracks and sound design.

The synthesis expertise of acclaimed virtuoso and music technology pioneer Thiago Pinheiro is at your fingertips, with each patch overflowing with interactive possibilities and instantly useful combinations. From organic sounds to sci-fi scores, from abstract ambiences to cutting edge grooves, transitions and unique arpeggiators: surprise yourself with Multiverse’s full expression, responsiveness and sonic depth.

The instant download delivery package includes both a Chromaphone 2 bank file and the free AAS Player plug-in. The AAS Player plug-in runs on both Windows and Mac OS X and supports the VST, Audio Units, AAX Native, and RTAS plug-in formats.

Multiverse is available on promo for $19 until February 28th, 2017 at the DontCrack Store.

AAS Multiverse Sound Bank

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Tek’It Audio Releases MSControl – Mid/Side Control Plug-in for “FREE” !

Our good friends at Tek’It Audio have released a great Mid/Side plug-in called ‘MSControl’, abosultely “FREE” for all whom sign up to their newsletter. Head on over to their site to get this, then come back and check out all their great products at excellent prices only here at DontCrack!

MScontrol offers stereo signal encoding into mid­-side signal, decoding of mid­-side signal into stereo signal, as well as an “onboard” mode to adjust the signal.

A user can use the plug-in to take control of their gain, panoramic, flip the phase, or mute the mid or side signals separately. A user can widen their sound, move it the way they want in the stereo space or enhance the mono compatibility.

Features: -
  • Mid­/Side encoder and decoder.
  • Onboard mode.
  • Mid­-Side gain and panning control.
  • Phase inverter on Mid­-Side channels.
  • Mute control on Mid and Side channels.
  • Input channels swap.
  • Carefully calibrated Digital Peak Meters.
  • Support any sample rate.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Zero processing latency.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Undo your changes to initial preset value.
  • Preset manager, rename, copy, save, load…

MScontrol is available to download as a VST2, VST3 or AU plug-in for MacOS and Windows.

View all the great Tek’It Audio products online, here at the DontCrack Store.

Tek'It Audio MSControl

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Voxengo Updates Polysquasher Mastering Compressor to 3.0, and announce AAX support !

Our friends at Voxengo have released an update to their acclaimed Mastering Compressor, Polysquasher (3.0) with a redesign of its compressor algorithm and parameters, and to announce Pro Tools AAX format support.

Voxengo Polysquasher is a mastering compressor for professional audio and sound production applications. Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent. Transparent compression action is a cornerstone for any mastering compressor. Transparency of audio signal processing is necessary to preserve all existing elements in the mix, while compression itself is necessary to make the mix sound uniform to other mixes (tracks) and to make it sound more solid and “glued”.

Polysquasher achieves its goal by using a unique compression algorithm which requires a small number of parameters basically threshold and ratio only making this compressor a joy to use. More advanced settings are hidden in the compressor mode editor panel where you can create your own compressor modes that can be easily recalled later.

Polysquasher is best used as a finishing compressor inserted in the chain before the final mastering limiter.

Polysquasher also features real-time gain reduction and waveform graphs. Full multi-channel operation is supported.

Voxengo Polysquasher is available for ONLY $71 (LIST $89.95) at the DontCrack Store.

Voxengo Polysquasher

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Nomad Factory Updates Garbage LSD to version 1.0.1

Nomad Factory have updated their Garbage LSD plug-in to version 1.0.1. This is a quick fix update for a possible validation issue in Cubase 9.x on Mac OS X, and moving forward to set minimum requirement of OS X 10.8 or above for its use.

Note: Although earlier OS X versions may work, official support is now 10.8 or above. The company will take this minimum requirement forward for all their products as and when next updates are developed and available.

Garbage LSD is available for ONLY $99 (LIST $129) at the DontCrack Store.

Garbage LSD

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Chromaphone 2 is NKS-ready and AAS Celebrates it!

Applied Acoustic Systems are currently working on making their different instruments compatible with the NKS format from Native-Instruments. Now it is the turn of Chromaphone 2 to be so.

And to celebrate this new compatibility Chromaphone 2 is being offered at half price, $99! and ALL the Chromaphone 2 sound banks are at $19.

Chromaphone 2 is a synthesizer which uses acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. Drumheads, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes are combined into pairs and played by a configurable mallet and a flexible noise source.

A proprietary coupling technology, which models precisely how vibrating objects interact and influence each other, captures key acoustic behaviours of musical instruments resulting in a library of truly expressive instruments in a vast range of sonic colors.

Chromaphone 2 and ALL the Chromaphone 2 sound banks are available on promo until the 27th of February at The DontCrack Store.

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kiloHearts Announce “Transient Shaper”

kiloHearts have announced the release of their new plug-in and snapin for Multipass and SnapHeap, called ‘Transient Shaper‘.

Transient Shaper offers an alternative take on processing the dynamics of a sound, working on the rate of change of the signal level rather than the signal level itself. This not only makes it able to react very fast to input sound, but also makes it consistent regardless of input gain. The result is a very direct control over the character of both the attack and sustaining sections of the sound in a way that’s simple to understand and tweak.

Using a compressor is the most common way of adjusting the dynamics of a sound, but it’s not always the right tool for the job. When you want to carefully tweak the punch of your snare, the ricki-ticki-ticking of your hi-hats or the snappiness of a synth line, Transient Shaper is the right tool for the job!

kiloHearts Transient Shaper is available now for Only $39 at the DontCrack Store.

kiloHearts Transient Shaper

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