Today the folks at Plugivery are very proud and excited to announce the launch of Nomad Factory’s new product, Analog Studio Rack. This one is the third Nomad Factory plug-in launched, since Plugivery acquired the brand following Bernie Torelli’s sad passing in January 2016.
Analog Studio Rack was Bernie’s baby and he would have been so proud to see how Plugivery’s young while talented developers managed to solve many technical issues involved in the way this plug-in has been designed.
Bernie initiated the development of Analog Studio Rack over 3 years ago, designing it for his personal use as a professional producer and sound engineer. He wanted something more flexible than the channel strips found on the market to-date, those for most only offer a fixed path structure for each module they contain. He wanted to create the “ULTIMATE ANALOG CHANNEL STRIP PLUG-IN” that can be quickly loaded on any track from voices to bass, drums, keys, percussion or any other instrument, and set-up the pre-amp and modules with the ideal position and signal path for each instrument(s) needs.
” Perhaps the most versatile all-in-one Analog Channel Strip plug-in ever released? “
Analog Studio Rack is a “Modular Rack” that provides hot-swappable 500 series style EQ’s, Compressors, Gate, Exciter and a Tube Driven Pre-Amp; the perfect all-in-one channel strip!
Inspired by a classic and famous British console for its Gate/Expander, Comp/Limiter, Bus Compressor and EQ, a modified Exciter, a Tube Driven Pre-Amp and another famous mid 1950′s EQ, the AS-Rack brings together a suite of 7 modules expertly tuned to sound musical. True analog in the box!
Each of the 6 main modules can be placed in any order with simple drag and drop, allowing you the freedom within a rack space design to try different combinations; Compressor before or after EQ, Gate after a crushed Compressor for effect… All of this is now possible to customize your tone and source material, with various views available per module for gain reduction, spectrum and 1/3 octave.
The plug-in comes with an array of presets specifically designed for various instruments as your starting point. Utilize them in your mixes, tweak, create your own as single module presets or global.
The Nomad Factory Analog Studio Rack is not only a powerful Modular Rack Plug-in, but a complete bundle that ships with all 7 modules contained in the rack as individual plug-ins: -
AS – Preamp, is your tonal colouration box. Saturate your music, increase the warmth and drive the circuit for some sweet flavors.
AS – Gate Expander, inspired by a famous British console brings the control to your tracks! Slice and dice noise and low-end rumble, and expand your sound so it punches through the mix.
AS – Comp Limit, inspired by a famous British console brings the colored control to your individual tracks.
AS – Exciter, inspired by a classic maximizer you may know, breathes added life to your tracks.
AS – State EQ inspired by a famous British console brings the color of the E and G series to your fingertips.
AS – Pulse EQ, inspired by the classic and famous “Holy Grail” blue hardware rack unit EQ from the mid-50′s brings balanced analog curves to your audio.
AS – Bus Comp, inspired by a famous British console brings the punch and glue to your mixes.
Nomad Factory’s Analog Studio Rack (including all 7 Individual Modules as separate plug-ins) ONLY $39 for a “Limited Time”, from The DontCrack Store.
” Drag and Drop Modules to create a custom signal chain “
Individual Modules can be purchased separately at ONLY $9.99!!!
Our friends at Tek’It Audio have announced their new HQ Distortion Unit, “DigitD”…!
DigitD is a high quality overdrive distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats.
DigitD creates soft to extreme distortion helped by the “Drive” control to add up to 100dB of overdrive. Especially effective on kick drum and bass sounds, DigitD can be used on a variety of other sounds thanks to its ZDF pre-filter to bake your perfect tones.
The interface features a “Mix” control for blending the original sound with the sound of DigitD and an “Output Gain” control with a limiter stage to drive your distortion even further.
High quality digital overdrive distortion
ZDF State Variable pre-filter
HighPass and BandPass filter modes
Mix and output gain controls
Activable gain stage clipper
Alias mode to get back a bit of aliasing
Value readout on each knob
64-bit internal processing
Full MIDI automation support
Preset manager, rename, save, load presets and banks
The Summer fun continues from PSP Audioware! From now until the 31st of July you can buy PSP Echo at the special discounted price of $69, and get the additional full licence for the PSP SpringBox absolutely FREE!!!
The PSP Echo is a high quality echo processor, its powerful and unusual features combined with its smooth operation makes it ideal for all kinds of creative uses from simple slap back and sustain effects through ping-pong delays and spacious echoes. Use the delay sliders to add special tape echo effects for even more unique effects.
The PSP SpringBox is an emulation of a hardware spring reverberator. It recreates several features typical of a spring reverb, such as a convincing “boing” on transients and a repeatable resonating musical character with an adjustable presence. A selection of configurations from two to six springs total is provided, as well as the ability to set stereo spread and pan/balance configured to suit various mix setups – from a typical guitar reverb to a creative uses as a send reverb in the mix. Thanks to PSP SpringBox’s two channel A and B settings setup and range of presets operation is fast and easy.
From now until the 24th of July you can buy PSP oldTimerME at the special discounted price of $69, and get the additional full licence for the PSP BussPressor absolutely FREE!!!
The PSP BussPressor is based on the character of the SSL BusCompressor but we tuned our plug-in to be slightly rougher when compared to some other VCA plug-in clones. In our opinion when used aggressively the PSP BussPressor is highly suitable for rock music. In the Auto mode the character changes and the plug-in can be used to add a smooth “gluing” effect. Another benefit of the BussPressor is its parallel compression mode but don’t forget it also offers a high pass side chain filter useful for reducing kick drum pumping and an adjustable Auto release mode.
The PSP oldTimer is a bit “pillowish” compared to the PSP BussPressor. Although it will not provide the roughness of the PSP BussPressor it is a very versatile compressor, suitable for individual tracks, groups and master busses. It distinctly glues the audio together whenever used and it sounds especially good with (but is not limited to in any way) all acoustic instruments, vocals and entire recordings including jazz and even classical music. PSP oldTImer can be very useful on main tracks in the Mix and whenever a sweet polishing might do the job.
Expert pro audio plug-in designers/company Flux:: proudly announce the “Studio Session Pack”, 8 plug-ins : Pure Analyzer, Bittersweet Pro, Pure Compressor, Epure, Pure Expander, Pure Limiter, Syrah, and Ircam Tools Verb Session in one bundle.
Every plug-in contained in the “Studio Session Pack” uses exactly the same engine as their respective “professional” versions, but they have been feature limited to fit ONLY the need of Music producers that rarely record over 96k, use multi-channel options, etc. See the spec’s below for more details.
” The Essential Flux Technology For The Project Studio! “
Pure Analyser is a stand-alone application providing a comprehensive range of analyzer options for any imaginable audio analysis and measurement applications. A SampleGrabber plug-in available in all standard plug-in formats, inserted into the insert chain on any DAW or Digital Mixing Console supporting standard plug-ins, is used to grab the audio samples and send the signal through the network to the Pure Analyzer stand-alone app for instant real-time analysis. The Studio Session version of Pure Analyser has no hardware I/O support and can not be expanded with the Pure Analyzer add-on options.
BitterSweet Pro is built around a new improved design of the algorithm found in our acclaimed freeware transient processor, BitterSweet, used by hundreds of thousands of users all over the world, and the approach we had when designing BitterSweet Pro was to make it just as easy and straightforward to use. One of the main features of BitterSweet Pro is the Frequency Dependent Transient Processing, providing the ability to process only a certain part of the frequency spectrum making it act just like a dynamic equaliser driven by Transients and/or Sustain.
Pure Compressor offers everything you would expect from a compressor, ranging from clean transparent subtle processing to classic heavy pumping.
In addition to the common standard compressor controls for attack, release, threshold and ratio, Pure Compressor gives you total control of the fundamental characteristics and essential dynamics profile used for the compression, with hands on controls for every parameter, all in order to achieve the ultimate dynamics processing in every situation.
Epure is a state-of-the-art five-band equalizer designed to provide the absolute finest audio quality within the domain of digital audio processing, carefully tuned with Flux:: proprietary State-Space technology, to preserve the optimal signal to noise ratio independent of the parameter settings, preventing the signal from deteriorating when the gain is reduced. Epure is a powerful go-to processor for your day-to-day session work, as well as an efficient sharp-edged surgical precision tool for the most demanding equalising and filtering tasks conceivable.
Pure Expander is a powerful versatile processor capable of anything from mild expansion to hard noise gating, perfectly suited for soft downward expansion to clean up spillage on (live) recordings, remove noise, reverberation and leakage from drum sessions. Pure Expander is designed to automatically reduce the gain below the threshold, providing full control over the general behaviour, and of the performance characteristics and how it responds to the incoming audio signal.
Pure Limiter makes transparent limiting easy; a dramatic increase of the average audio level can now be accomplished without damaging the perceived audio quality, with the exquisite proprietary Flux:: technology generating a release envelope assuring that no artefacts on the processed sound are produced. Unless you use it as a special effect, Pure Limiter v3 should always be in the very last stage of your audio processing chain.
Syrah is a new generation dynamics processor using real-time dynamic detection and level dependent processing, to provide adaptive dynamic capabilities, which mean that Syrah is always trying to adapt its processing to the music and to the beat of the material. Using parts of our exquisite ‘BitterSweet’ technology, our new adaptive-dynamics technology, and our well-recognised level independent dynamics processing, Syrah is well suited as a creative versatile processor for recording and mixing, as well as for delicate and demanding mastering tasks.
Ircam Tools Verb Session
Verb Session based on the same supreme technology used in the acclaimed Ircam Verb, is tailored for simplicity with a fast paced workflow well-suited for situations where the perfect result has to be achieved within seconds.
Processing Specifications :
2 channel (stereo) Input/Output
Sampling rate up to 96 kHz
(Analyser) – No Hardware I/O support, only samplegrabber instances, and no Live, Metering, Multi-Channel Options support
Discover new tone shaping possibilities with the signature sound of Grammy-winning producer/engineer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Jay Z, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey).
“This plugin is about attitude, energy and emotion,” Andrew says. “You can find the sound you want, without having to figure out which of the traditional tools will get you there. It is as much an attitude shaper as a tone shaper, so you can focus on how you want your tracks to feel.”
Scheps Parallel Particles captures Andrew’s masterful know-how and experience in the form of four simple-to-use controls, each of which represents one of Andrew’s go-to mixing processes:
Sub is a harmonic generator that creates lows and adds sub frequencies that were never there before. By working more with resonance than EQ, it’s a great way to create a presence in the low end without things getting out of control.
Air focuses on those elusive air frequencies and brings them to the forefront. Like Sub, it is a harmonic generator which creates innovative resonances that do not exist in your source. Traditional EQ can sometimes magnify unwanted noise or artifacts; but this control circumvents this issue by synthesizing the top end from existing lower frequency material.
Bite is designed to create sonic vitality and emotion. It controls the front ends of the notes (those that reach your ear first), but it also has a big impact on the release. It can be used on anything to make your sound more aggressive. A singer will sound more energetic, a snare drum will have more attack, a bass guitar will sound more present, and so on.
Thick adds solid body to the signal, evening out the lower mids and midrange, creating a feeling similar to that of a microphone being a little bit closer, or the room ambience being darker.
Separately, these controls work in very different ways to shape the vitality of the sound. In combination, they can really let you dig in and make huge changes in a subtle way.
Created with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Andrew Scheps
Four controls that capture Andrew’s four go-to mixing processes
Achieve profound tone-shaping results quickly and easily
Scheps Parallel Particles is available right now on Promo (Only $59!!!) at The DontCrack Store.
The new 1.2.8 version from Ircam corrects some GUI details to make the SNAIL even easier to use. The incorrect initialization of the intensity color mode has been fixed and a GUI Plugin UI animation getting stuck occasionally on project reloading.
The exciting news is there is a new function where you can click on the new icon which resembles a snowflake and ‘freeze the display’, so you can easily see how far or close you are in your tuning of an instrument or pre-recorded track.
So, you will no longer have to play the same note over and over. Or loop a section of music to be able to see how far it is from the tuning you want.
Everyone has to have a fantastic Electric Piano in their collection of instruments. Waves, has just released a great one for you, the Electric 88 Piano.
Over time, vintage pianos tend to sound different from key to key. They detune, change in tone and become non-linear. The fascinating thing is that these audible imperfections creates a beautiful and unique instrument, one that can move you emotionally when you hear it.
And it is at the special introductory price of Only $39! (MSRP $69). Go to the ‘Private Deals Zone’ and get an even better price!
Electric 88 also gives you the tools to create a wide variety of diverse sounds. Use the mix section to control the level of the internal mechanics, tines and key-up sound, or the Formant control to shift the samples upward or downwards for an interesting new dimension of tone and character.
Also included are high-quality tremolo, autopan, phaser, chorus and reverb effects and controls for boosting bass, mid and treble frequencies, making sure that Electric 88 always finds its way into the mix. Combine this with the compressor or amp, and you can achieve anything from mellow and heavenly jazz tones to distorted rock riffs.
Key Features :
Unique instrument sampled from a “road-worn” vintage electric piano
Non-linear sampling for an individual sound and human feel
Mix section, compressor, amp and effects for creating classic and adventurous sounds
Includes tremolo, autopan, phaser, chorus and reverbCan be used as a plugin or as a standalone instrument
Eventide, has released their latest software product, the H910. The H910 Harmonizer was the world’s first digital effects processor. With its unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation and delay, the H910 can be heard on countless ground-breaking works by artists from AC/DC to David Bowie to Frank Zappa. Simply put, nothing sounds quite like it.
And it is at the special introductory price of Only $99! (MSRP $249). Go to the ‘Private Deals Zone’ and get an even better price!
A powerful creative tool, the H910 plug-in for AAX, VST and AU is a faithful recreation of the original hardware. Use the H910′s pitch changing ability to create specific musical intervals and perfect harmonies, spread guitars, fatten snares, apply subtle organic de-tuning to synths or add slap-back delays to vocals. At extreme settings, you can create unheard-of mechanical sounds, drone effects or robot language using self-oscillation, delay, and anti-feedback.
A number of enhancements have been added to this release including Keyboard and Envelope pitch control modes, Output 2 Delay Group and a Mixer. This H910-EKD (Envelope/Keyboard/Delay) as it is known, allows the plug-in to be even more responsive to your sound.
Two is Better than One…..When you purchase the H910 Harmonizer plug-in, you also receive Eventide’s exclusive H910 Dual Harmonizer. This version recreates the popular technique of running two H910 units in parallel to create lush doubling and other interesting effects.
Key Features :
NEW Keyboard and MIDI mapping – The original H910 featured a keyboard remote control which was used live by several artists including Elton John. With the H910 plug-in you can easily use MIDI to control pitch and harmonization in real-time.
NEW Envelope Follower – An envelope follower has also been implemented in this latest release. Engineers and producers discovered that sending a control voltage to the hardware H910 could be used to slightly (or massively) vary the pitch, creating entirely new sounds. The built-in envelope follower makes exploring these possibilities easy.
NEW OUT2 Delay Group – adds inspiring attributes to your sound.
True analog modeling of highly nonlinear electronics for faithful reproduction of the original H910′s juicyness and grit.
Tek’it Audio has updated Uinku, a foldback distortion effect, to version 1.1.
This update fix several bugs, improve performance on both Windows/Mac OS X and feature a greatly enriched user interface. In addition to having been beautified, the user interface now features value readout for each knob, an improved preset manager and a new menu to open the user manual or get support directly from the plug-in.
BUG Mono and Bypass switch mono output solved.
BUG Mix knob generate artifacts on some configurations solved.