Flux:: Releases BitterSweet Pro – The Ulitmate Frequency Dependant Transient Designer!

Flux::, professional audio plug-in manufacturers, announce the arival of their next generation transient shaping tool… BitterSweet Pro!

BitterSweet Pro is available on special promo at ‘ONLY’ $99 through Wednesday 31st May, 2016! Purchase directly from The DontCrack Store.

It is also included in the newly updated Flux Full Pack (version 2.2). The bundle is currently on sale at The DontCrack Store. ‘ONLY’ $599! Previous owners of the pack will receive an e-mail from Flux with a new activation code for their iLok accounts, as a FREE upgrade!!!


BitterSweet Pro is a ‘Frequecny Dependent Transient Designer’, the first of its kind, built on an advanced and improved algorithm design of that found in the acclaimed first generation BitterSweet freeware plug-in, used by hundreds of thousands of engineers and sound designers around the world.

Download The Demo Here!

What is a Transient Designer?

A Transeint Designer is in its basic form a tool to manipulate the attack and/or sustain portion of a sound source. Originally designed by Rubin Tilgner for Sound Performance Labs, it makes use of combined VCA’s (voltage conrolled amplifiers) and Envelope Followers to increase or decrease amplitube at the transient stage or sustain/tail. This can create some exciting application control for drums, guitars, bass, vocals, and for use in mastering. It is considered a staple and essential unit in any professional studio.

Features:

  • Frequency Dependent Transient and Sustain Amplification/Attentuation
  • Independent Transient or Sustain Processing
  • Mid/Side Processing
  • Lookahead
  • Adavanced features via the ‘Geek’ panel.
  • Soft Clipper
  • A/B Morphing
  • Preset Manager

Common Applications:

  • Drums:
    Make your drums cut through the mix, sound punchy, alive and have energy to drive a song by increasing the amplitude of their transients directly on tracks or in parallel for ease of automation in sections. Soften transients to make a kit sound more roomy, dampen Snares (and their ring) or Toms by reducing their sustain whilst using the freqeucny range to fine tune tone processing.
  • Bass/Guitar:
    As a compressor can effectively extend notes by raising lower level audio, so too can BitterSweet Pro by increaing sustain. But again, what’s great with this plug-in, is that you can set a frequency range to enact this process and say for example extend low-end in a Rock driven track, or in advanced use automate the frequency range for each note and sculpt the sound at the fundemental or harmonics, add exciment, beef up a guitar solo.
  • Room mics:
    Flavour your room mics, increase the apparent size with sustain, enhance and excite the ambience with transient attack, and virtualise reflective materials at selective frequencies.
  • And lots more…!

BitterSweetPro


Flux:: Center

Flux:: have also been hard at work creating a new and exciting download manager, ‘Center’. No longer will you have to scour the Internet to find an installer or worry about finding one for the format you require for your DAW! A simple and ergonomically deisgned application, Flux:: Center allows you to set options for the format you need, automatically download updates, or manually update at the click of a button.

Download Flux:: Center Here!

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Toontrack announces Seventies Rock EZX!

Toontrack has announced the latest addition to their EZX Expansions for EZdrummer 2, Seventies Rock EZX.

If you are a fan of the classic feel of the Seventies, here is a way to get your drums sounding ‘epic’.

The 1970s rock scene was one of diversity and constant reinvention. On one end of the scale, bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who not only paved way for a new breed of loud, beat-driven rock – but also revitalized the drum hero of the jazz age and introduced a never-before-heard sonic ideal of big, massively saturated drums.

On the opposite end, acts like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac took on a noticeably more polished production suit. Still, both sounds were very much products attributed to the advances of recording technology. The Seventies Rock EZX sets out to capture that scope – from the farthest end of epic, earth-shattering and reverberant down to classic, dampened and low-key.

The recording sessions were held at the Columbia Studio A in Nashville, one of the world’s most famed recording studios.The EZX includes three fundamentally different kits: a bombastic-sounding, one-of-a-kind replica of Buddy Rich’s ’70s-era Slingerland as well as two different renditions of a mid-‘70s Camco – one with standard drum heads and one with toweled.

This Expansion adds a whole new dimension to the powerful collection of drum sounds available for EZdrummer 2.

Seventies Rock EZX is on sale right now on The DontCrack Store.

Seventies Rock EZX

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Waves announces X-FDBK!

Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, has released Waves X-FDBK.

One of the most important steps before any soundcheck or show is “ringing out” the wedges and PA – pushing them to a volume that produces audible feedback, then identifying the feedback frequencies and cutting those frequencies using a graphic equalizer. Doing this by ear is slow, painful, imprecise, and hence not completely effective. Moreover, to avoid feedback the monitors are often being tamed and as a result, the performers can’t hear themselves loud enough.

X-FDBK identifies the precise frequencies that cause feedback and surgically cuts them, dramatically shortening the setup time of monitors and PA speakers.

X-FDBK is the first plugin ever to provide a complete automatic feedback suppression solution. Whether you’re an FOH engineer mixing for thousands or a singer performing with your own compact PA system, you can now get a loud, clear and feedback-free mix in seconds. This way you have one less thing to worry about and you can focus on what’s really important – your mix.

Buy the Waves X-FDBK at the special introductory price of ONLY $99 from The DontCrack Store.

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Nomad Factory Update Drum Tools

Nomad Factory have released an update for their plug-in: Drum Tools. Having listened to customers, Nomad Factory developers have added a new detector algorithm for thier DLA2A compressor (such used in their flourishing Bus Driver, becoming a great and well-known tool in the industry), which now supports true stereo compression through the stereo field. See the details below.

Also, after community feedback, esteeemd engineer Ashley Smith has prodcued a suite of 110 presets for you all in both Rock and Jazz genres.

Enjoy!

WHAT’S NEW?

DRUM TOOLS (version 1.01) :
Available for purchase at The DontCrack Store.
Download Demo and Updates here.

  • Compressor Dectection Mode – Center (original/default) or Stereo (new)
  • As requested by the community; engineer, Ashley Smith ( Brad Whitford – Aerosmith, Derek St. Holmes – Ted Nugent Band, X-Factor, American Idol… ) has provided a suite of “110 presets” in the styles ‘Rock’ and ‘Jazz’, using a variety of kit pieces named from manufacturers (inc. DW, Noble & Cooley, Gretsch, Ludwig…) in process.

Drum Tools

DECTECTION MODE OVERVIEW

Center Mode :

  • This is the original mode and is set ‘default’ for all instances, for backwards compatibility in your sessions. It detects the center part of the signal (not to be confused with Mid or Stereo summing), a new style “detector algorithm”.

    Note: It does not compress past 99% left/right, so you will not see gain reduction occur at the extremes of the stereo image (100%).

  • Center mode is for those that want more aggressive attack through compression (with panning 0-99% left/right), as the signal detection focuses on the source and brings it to the forefront of the mix.

Stereo Mode :

  • This is the NEW mode for signal detection. It sums both channels to mono before applying compression (this one is “Classic ‘Mid’ Detection”), not to be confused with a dual-mono compressor that compresses one channel at a time.

    Stereo mode is for sources you wish to soften with compression (at the stereo image edge, 100% panning left/right), and sit back a little in the mix with less attack. Great for ballads, synths, and stereo spread acoustic instruments (guitars).

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Nomad Factory Update Bus Driver

Nomad Factory have released an update for their prestigious plug-in: Bus Driver. The plug-in, still “FREE” or available as donation-ware, adds a new detector algorithm for thier compressor, which now supports true stereo compression 100% L/R panned.

Having listened to customers to fix an issue with zero compression at panning extremes, Nomad Factory developers have implemented this as an addition to their Center detection model (which works only through 99% panning L/R). They are extremely excited about their detection specs and hope to create some further useful tools for mix and mastering engineers with this new technology find in the future!

WHAT’S NEW?

BUS DRIVER (version 1.03) :
Available at The DontCrack Store.
Download Demo and Updates here.

  • Compressor Dectection Mode – Center (original/default) or Stereo (new)

Bus Driver

DECTECTION MODE OVERVIEW

Center Mode :

  • This is the original mode and is set ‘default’ for all instances, for backwards compatibility in your sessions. It detects the center part of the signal (not to be confused with Mid or Stereo summing), a new style “detector algorithm”.

    Note: It does not compress past 99% left/right, so you will not see gain reduction occur at the extremes of the stereo image (100%).

  • Center mode is for those that want more aggressive attack through compression (with panning 0-99% left/right), as the signal detection focuses on the source and brings it to the forefront of the mix.

Stereo Mode :

  • This is the NEW mode for signal detection. It sums both channels to mono before applying compression (this one is “Classic ‘Mid’ Detection”), not to be confused with a dual-mono compressor that compresses one channel at a time.

    Stereo mode is for sources you wish to soften with compression (at the stereo image edge, 100% panning left/right), and sit back a little in the mix with less attack. Great for ballads, synths, and stereo spread acoustic instruments (guitars).

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NUGEN Audio updates SEQ-S and SEQ-ST!

NUGEN Audio has announced updates for its SEQ-S and SEQ-ST EQ plug-ins.

This update adds Fluid Filter Morphing to the powerful sonic sculpting and match EQ plug-ins. Now you can morph between two sets of curves with highly versatile controls for creative effects and controlled scene transitions.

SEQ-S and SEQ-ST allow versatile sonic sculpting and EQ matching (up to 7.1 with surround capable SEQ-S). With stereo L/R, mid-side operation and automated spectrum analysis, you can massage and correct any audio with resolution that you can’t get with a traditional parametric interface.

Features:

  • High definition sonic sculpting.
  • New fluid filter morphs.
  • EQ Matching.
  • ‘Perfect Space’ sampled notch facility.
  • Three fully independent EQ envelope pairs.
  • L/R & M/S operation (surround up to 7.1 with SEQ-S).

SEQ-S and SEQ-ST EQ are part of the NUGEN Audio product line, available on The DontCrack Store.

Here is a presentation of the Nugen Audio product SEQ-S.

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Zynaptiq announces Adaptiverb and Wormhole Plug-ins!

Zynaptiq will be releasing 2 new products, Adaptiverb and Wormhole very soon!

Adaptiverb is a reflections-less reverberation plugin. Unlike traditional acoustic room modelling using reflections, Adaptiverb focuses on creating depth, harmonic richness, and butter-smooth harmonic tails without obscuring the source or perceptually moving it back.

Built using ray tracing reverberation, adaptive similarity filtering, and a new AI technique similar to the technology that enables self-driving cars to avoid collisions, Adaptiverb can create lush spaces, smooth drones, and far-out textures while optionally filtering dissonance – so it never gets in the way of your sounds.

Wormhole is a new effects processing plugin for creating otherworldly sounds. Wormhole combines an eccentric spectral warping section with a lush reverb and precision-engineered processor that integrates pitch and frequency shifting into a single process – offering unique sonic characteristics and near-perfect side-band and carrier suppression.

It is an indispensable tool for sound designers, film composers and and electronic musicians alike. Whether creating alien voices, surreal ambiences, space-ship drones, off-the-wall electronic instrument sounds, or other special effects, Wormhole delivers sounds so unearthly you’d swear they were generated from another dimension or parallel universe.

It is an indispensable tool for sound designers, film composers and and electronic musicians alike. Whether creating alien voices, surreal ambiences, space-ship drones, off-the-wall electronic instrument sounds, or other special effects, Wormhole delivers sounds so unearthly you’d swear they were generated from another dimension or parallel universe.

Both Adaptiverb and Wormhole will be coming soon, to get a taste of the inventiveness of the innovative Zynaptic product line, take a look here on The DontCrack Store.

Here is a video of the presentation of both products at the MusicMesse.

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MeldaProduction updates all effects and releases 6 new products!

MeldaProduction has been hard at work updating all their plug-ins and releasing no less than 6 new products!

These Six Exciting New Products are:

  • MMorph, which lets you morph between 2 audio sources, leading to inexhaustible creative potential.
  • MMultiBandWaveFolder, a powerful distortion module, inspired by analog, taken to a whole new level using digital processing.
  • MPhatik, a unique dynamic multi-effect featuring an amp, convolution and a compressor, which lets you warm up your audio and then restore the original dynamics.
  • MPolySaturator, a spectral saturation plugin, which generates harmonics for every single frequency in your signal, making the results sound richer and fuller.
  • MUnison, a unique combination of doubler/unison and smart harmonizer. It lets your vocals sound like an orchestra!
  • MXXX, It is a Modular Beast containing the entire collection of the MeldaProduction effects in a simple interface!

Some of the changes included in the new Version 9.22:

  • Various GUI improvements via coloration and layout. Also buttons are now sometimes forced in knobs mode to save space and increase clarity.
  • MLoudnessAnalyzer now provides Target LUFS and Limit parameters and displays units.
  • Added Minimum phase mode to MFreeformEqualizer.
  • Cursors now follow HiDPI/Retina.
  • Convolution IR library extended.

Buy the MPhatik and MXXX at special introductory prices and the see the other Promos on Meldaproduction products on The DontCrack Store.

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Eventide’s New Product, Tverb!

Eventide has a long history of creating studio effects that have shaped the sound of recorded music over the last 40 years. Their latest product is Tverb inspired by the iconic sound of the title track of David Bowie’s twelfth studio album, Heroes, recorded in August 1977 in the shadow of the Berlin Wall..

With only one track left for lead vocals, Tony Visconti, Bowie’s sound engineer was able to harness the power of Bowie’s voice by inventing a stunning recording technique. This technique is the foundation of Tverb.

Visconti set up three microphones in the hall of Berlin’s Hansa Studios, the first for Bowie to sing directly into, a second positioned about 15 feet away, and the third further back in the hall. Visconti placed gates on the second and third microphones set to open as Bowie sang louder and louder.

Tverb integrates three completely independent lush reverbs, with compression and selectable polar patterns on microphone 1, and adjustable gates on microphones 2 and 3. Tverb recreates Visconti’s iconic effect as a starting point while adding features that enable new soundscapes and effects. The use of stereo microphones enhances the effect and DAW automation can be used to program the microphones to wander around the hall as the track plays.

Buy the Tverb at introductory price of ONLY $149 (MSRP $249)from The DontCrack Store..

If you want an even better price go to our ‘Private Deals Zone’ and save more money!

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SoundLib updates Samplit to v2.1

SoundLib has updated Samplit, their Automatic Sampling Solution, to v2.1.

Samplit 2.1

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Recording in 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit.
  • Recording in mono and stereo.
  • Note name added to the exported samples.
  • Each program has its own MIDI bank change and MIDI program change.
  • New project editor to edit the list of programs in a project.
  • New mapping editor, with menu and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Redesigned conversion window.
  • Mapping preview inside the project wizard.
  • MIDI monitor to display the MIDI in events.
  • Most fields can now be edited with the keyboard.
  • Sample QuickView to easily spot any recording error.

Samplit 2.1 is now available on The DontCrack Store.

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