Voxengo update their SPAN Plus plug-in, an extended real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer, to version 1.6. See what’s new below…
SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display.
Version 1.6 includes the following changes:
Implemented EBU-R128 “LUFS” and “LU” metering modes.
Implemented “True Peak” peak level and clippings detection.
Added 1/24 octave spectrum smoothing option.
Added AIFF sound file support to Static spectrum load function.
Increased resolution of saved static spectrum files.
Added “Blackman” and “Hi-Res” spectrum window types.
This version improved the smoothness of real-time graphics draws on Windows systems, now graphics are drawn with better timing precision and less stuttering. This, however, may increase CPU load in comparison to the previous version: if this is unacceptable to you, simply decrease the “Frames Per Second” global Voxengo plugin setting.
Inspired by the sounds of Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop & Jazz plus artists like Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei and Alfa Mist. This incredibly inspiring batch of soulful chords are the perfect remedy for a lack of inspiration or those desperate songwriters blocks.
The first and last pack you’ll need to add beautifully detailed organic texture samples into your selection. From processed foley samples to manipulated granular soundscapes, side-chained noise and beyond, these incredible organic percussion loops & samples add endless movement.
An atmospheric journey from the abstract to the dance floor. Filled to the brim with beautifully detailed sound design and glorious beat programming, it dances between hiphop, house and electronica seamlessly.
Gated reverbs, VHS driven analogue synths, tape hiss and fluttered lead lines are just the start in this epic collection of authentic Synthwave samples. Created by the production genius that is WMD, these iconic samples guarantee to add colour and texture to any track they so grace. It’s undeniable, those slowly pitching lead lines are just so damn good!
If you like your Hip-Hop drum samples to be PHAT, saturated and full of character then look no further my friend. This incredibly well produced, mixed and processed selection of Lo-Fi & Classic hip-hop drum loops are teaming with character and guarantee to add weight and style to any track they so grace!
When it comes to futuristic beats the conversation always turns to one man and in particular, what are Flumes drum samples of choice?! Well, look no further people, Touch Loops have studied and crafted the perfect collection of Hip-Hop drum samples, percussion loops and Hi-Hat patterns to perfectly recreate the great man himself.
Prepare to take a deep dive into the astral world of Flying Lotus, Thundercat and the whole Brainfeeder collective. With a nod to classic Hip-Hop but firmly placed in the abstract this unique collection of beat tinged jazz loops and samples bring together the finest selections of live performance and beat making wizardry.
A beautiful exploration into the world of abstract pop, exquisite sound design and genre blurring. Treading the line between catchy hooks and beautiful textures, this truly unique and organic sample pack has all the makings of a classic and guarantees to break you out of your creative shell!
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About PSP Audioware :
PSP develops high quality audio effect and processor plug-ins. Our products garner rave reviews and endorsements from every corner of the music production, engineering, composition, and post-production worlds. Our plug-ins have become staples in professional and home studios worldwide. Our credo explains our simple philosophy: It’s The Sound That Counts!
Audified release ToneSpot Drum Pro, available now, on promo until July 11 at $49 bucks #HALFPRICE !
“Improve the tone of your acoustic, electric or synth drums and percussion today”
Swiss Army Knife solution for all tone hunters. Designed to fit the modern genres as well as the more traditional ones.
- Best mixing tricks for drums processing
- Monstrous processing power and flexibility
- Musically labeled controls
- Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
- Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
- Intelligent gain staging
Tone Hunting :
You need that outstanding drum tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome drumkit or a drum machine. Maybe you have also bought some quality triggers and beautiful drum samples to extend your tonal palette, you have bought expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. You use many hi-end plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.
Drums can take a lot of processing. It’s because the drums get a lot of attention in the music and for some genres are really crucial. So it´s very important to get the drums sound just right. Drums can fight against busy arrangement with several layers of instruments. Or the recordings are sounding too sterile, thin or harsh. So you need the tone that can cut through. The drum tone has to be punchy and fat sounding, but it also needs to have a lot of clarity and tightness at the same time. But it’s not all! Even if the drums are heavily processed, sometimes they still also have to be very natural sounding at some point.
Blue Cat Audio have today released new versions of Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer, two multi-effects processors also capable of hosting third party plug-ins. See below for details…
These new versions bring multiple improvements, including a new presets browser with search capabilities, two new built-in plug-ins, full MIDI I/O support for the VST3 plug-in format, several third party plug-ins hosting enhancements and much more (full change list below).
The free update can be downloaded from the same location as the original full version (link received by email upon purchase). And for new customers, the MB-7 Mixer plug-in is exceptionally on sale (23% off) until July 10th. Demo versions are available on www.bluecataudio.com in most plug-in formats for Mac and PC (and as a standalone application for PatchWork).
What’s New for both PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer :
New presets browser with built-in search.
MIDI Program Change preference is now saved into session instead of global preferences, so each instance can now use different MIDI channels. It is also saved in the user default preset.
VST3: added program change support for VST3 plug-in format.
VST3: added MIDI output support for VST3 plug-in format.
New Level (volume control) and Micro EQ built-in plug-ins.
Added a gain parameter to several built-in plug-ins to avoid volume changes when switched on/off (pitch and frequency shifters, modulation effects, delays).
Increased knobs precision for pitch shifter and waveshaper built-in plug-ins for smoother control.
Third party plug-ins host:
VST and VST3 plug-ins previously displayed as missing because of name changes are now relocated automatically (Waves major updates, 32 and 64-bit plug-ins with different names etc.)
Improved auto-relocation performance when a large number of plug-ins have moved.
Added MIDI output and program change support for recently updated VST3 plug-ins.
Other fixes and improvements:
VST: the user interface is now properly resized in Cubase on Windows.
Mac: fixed issue with Magic Mouse that could trigger drag and drop instead of mouse click.
Built-in EQ plug-in (and MB-7 Mixer) spectrum analyzer display will not take priority over DAW or other plug-ins user interfaces.
Miscellaneous user interface performance improvements.
What’s New for PatchWork :
Plug-in bypass and editor buttons can now be clicked on the entire button area (not just the icon).
Fixed dry/wet mix knob only mixing left channel in mono to stereo configurations.
Eventide’s fantastic H910 Harmonizer plug-in is here on sale at $69 for the next 4 day days only ! Ends June 23rd, 11PM CET.
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.
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.
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.
Quirky, exotic and a bit unpredictable, the H910 just sounds beautiful…It’s a plugin that really favors experimentation and that can deliver some unexpected results, so don’t be afraid to try on things you wouldn’t initially expect to work.Read More…
— Diogo Borges (Gearslutz.com)
For the creative recordist, or sound-show manipulator, or serious student of musical sonics and speech patterns the Harmonizer also has unexplored potential for both investigating and creating a myriad of possibilities.
— Modern Recording (1976)
I don’t think there was one record that I mixed during the late 70’s and early 80’s that didn’t have the 910 somewhere on the mix. That grainy low bit musical 910 sound disappeared on all later models.
— Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer)
It was perfect for a double track effect on the lead vocal by slightly shifting the pitch and adding a short delay. Guitarists used it all the time as an effect by turning up the Feedback control for a wild tunneling effect. I would occasionally use it to manually pitch down a drum full for a wild effect. I also used it to detune room Mics on a drum kit recorded in a small room.Read More…
— Joe Chiccarrelli (The White Stripes, Frank Zappa)
Waves have just released Bass Fingers, the most detailed and nuanced fingerstyle bass virtual instrument in existence. Available now at the introductory price of $49. But wait…
Apply the following voucher at the checkout save a further 50% until the 24h of June !
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About Bass Fingers:
Lay down authentic and realistic-sounding basslines with the personality of a seasoned bass player—intuitively on your keyboard.
Bass Fingers translates your MIDI input into basslines full of character and personality, giving you the same mechanics, variations and dynamics a seasoned bass player creates naturally across the fretboard.
Designed, recorded and edited by highly regarded bass player Or Lubianiker (Marty Friedman, Gus G, Bumblefoot), Bass Fingers is an ultra-natural sounding, high-performance virtual instrument with an extensive range of articulation and control over your sound—from natural legatos, release and decays, to realistic percussive playing, sampled slides, mechanical noises, and other natural playing effects.
Featuring an extensive sample library with 15.5GB of hand-crafted bass samples, Bass Fingers gives you the most extensive and realistic fingerstyle bass vocabulary possible.
Welcome United Plugins! Available now at the great intro price of 40% Off, until June 30th (11PM CET).
About United Plugins :
United Plugins include artists, producers and engineers, who sought the freedom to create the tools they would like to use on their own projects. Their plug-ins are made for someone like you to get the best possible results in their creations. They have three great plug-ins available today…
HyperSpace is an algorithmic reverb allowing the user to create algorithms made up of various processors. Vintage, Classic, Retro, Modern, Sci-Fi and Cosmic modes let you combine various algorithms with endless possibilities. HyperSpace will enrich your tracks with myriads of colours.
Inspired by a model of the classic British device from the Beatles era used on hundreds of record since the sixties Royal Compressor delivers true vintage analog sound and feel. Pleasant saturation and sensitive compression is something every track really needs.
FireCobra combines the accuracy of the digital world with the live randomness of the analogue. Behind its simple user interface, there’s more technology than you’d expect. FireCobra intelligently analyses the audio signal and makes it sound punchier, more powerful and better in general. It makes the mixes better with nearly no time wasted on setting it up. Just put it on every track you’d like to enhance and set how much. Quick and easy and sounds unbelievable.
If you picked up a Nugen Monofilter, Stereoizer or Stereoplacer during our ‘Spaces Month, then you will be interested to know there are updates to the fine products available on the Nugen site as of today.