Audified has just announced the Version 2 of the famous U73b Compressor and they are celebrating it by giving away inValve Effects and STA Preamp plug-ins — worth $49.00 USD apiece — for free, when you register your new U73b!
Version 2 gives this vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter-emulating plug-in an ‘audiovisual’ makeover and has added great new features.
The U73b Compressor was developed by Telefunken in 1955, an all-tube, three-stage push/push variable mu design with a theoretical compression ratio of 100:1 !! The device was often used for mastering between 1960 and 1980. It is an all tube vary-mu compressor/limiter with adjustable release time option.
Audified kept the circuit exactly as it was originally designed and only added input and output gain (before and right after compressor circuit) to help with proper adjustment of the compression. The plugin effect has been also supplemented with a VU meter and selectable side-chaining.
Our friends, Metric Halo are doing another crazy ‘Flash Sale’. This time it is the turn of their fantastic plug-in TransientControl. Starting today it will be at the super low price of only $25 (MSRP $179) until the 1st of November!
TransientControl is a plug-in that allows you to modify dynamics in ways that just aren’t possible with traditional compressors. You can directly change the transient (“attack”) and sustain of your audio. This allows you to make your tracks more punchy, or smooth them out so they sit in a mix.
It can enhance the attacks of finger-picked guitar, or mute the attack of strumming. Use it to make an instrument sit in the mix or pop out. Control the snap of a snare without affecting the ring. Even use it to change the feel of a percussion pattern.
All this in real-time with no latency, so you can use it for mixing and live events.
We are constantly looking for products that we think DontCrack should have on the store to help our clients to have an easier life. LEVELS is one of these products.
Mixing music should be a joyful pastime. Polishing your tracks, coloring them, putting everything into a framework that lets the beauty and excitement shine through.
But then there are the doubts…. Too much this…not enough that. Is there enough bass, or too much? Will half of it disappear if it is heard in mono? Will it lack dynamics and punch? How could it sound wider? And in the end you have to compete in the loudness wars…How can you be really sure you are not committing errors that prevent the full glory of your hard work being heard correctly by your audience.
LEVELS, will go a long way in giving you peace of mind. LEVELS was developed by a mastering engineer who kept seeing the same mistakes every time in mixes his clients were bringing to him. So he decided to do something about by providing easy to use tools that let you see how the Levels of your mixes are shaping up.
Mastering The Mix has created a plugin that they say will help everyone get a technically excellent final mix. In a world where metering plugins are mostly unintuitive and uninteresting, they set out to create something that people wanted to use. A faultlessly accurate tool with engaging and clear visuals.
LEVELS is actually available at only $79! (MSRP $129) today on the DontCrack Store.
Our friends, PSP Audioware have done a major update to their very impressive E27 EQ and are celebrating this with a Promo price of only $99 (MSRP $149) until the 23rd of October!
The hardware E27 EQ manufactured by Avedis Audio Electronics is well known in high-end studios because of its 3-band lay-out with 9 selectable frequencies per band and ±16 dB of boost and cut using continuous variable potentiometers.
The PSP E27 is modeled after this famous analog equalizer and because of its great precision it is suitable for both mixing and mastering. It also offers an additional preamp stage for global level control and completely models the nonlinear behavior of the analog device.
PSP E27 SE (included in the bundle) is a simplified version of PSP E27. The PSP E27se is based on the same great audio engine, but it has a redesigned, simpler GUI making quick adjustments a snap. The PSP E27se is equipped with one E27 and one PA11 module. It’s perfect for both mono tracks and stereo stereo in which you don’t need seperate settings for the Left and Right channels.
Toontrack is giving you another chance to get their EZmix 2, selected Bundles and selected 6 Packs for EZmix for a limited time.
EZmix 2 is a multi-effect plug-in that lets you assign pro-designed audio processing effect chains to any audio source. A guitar amp, mixing engineer and mastering suite all in one convenient package for only $99 (MSRP $179).
EZ Mix 2 Metal Bundle is the widely popular and powerful multi-effect mixing tool EZmix 2 conveniently bundled with six (6) EZmix Packs optimized for the ABCs of metal mixing and mastering! This bundle takes you all the way from plugging your instrument straight into your sound card to a finished, mastered mix, ready to take over the airwaves! All yours for only $199 (MSRP $299).
EZ Mix 2 Complete Production Bundle is how to find the perfect guitar or bass tone. Beef up your drums. Mix your lead and vocal overdubs, add ambient soundscapes and fine-tune your master. In total, approx. 300 professionally designed effect chain presets for the most essential elements in a production – all in one handy package, for only $199 (MSRP $299).
EZ Mix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar Bundle combines the powerful multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2 with six individual expansion titles, all centered around rock and metal guitar. With nearly 300 individually crafted tones for bass or guitar, it’s an overflowing well of material, for only $199 (MSRP $299).
EZ Mix 2 Metal 6 Pack comes loaded with six (6) handpicked EZmix Packs optimized for the ABCs of metal mixing and mastering! It will take you all the way from custom guitar amp/cab simulation settings by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in today’s metal scene to packs designed by the top producers, for only $119.00 (MSRP $179).
EZ Mix 2 Complete Production 6 Pack is the ultimate set of tools to take your song from idea to finished, mixed and mastered track. In total, approx. 300 professionally designed effect chain presets for the most essential elements in a production – all in one handy package, for only $119.00 (MSRP $179).
EZ Mix 2 Rock & Metal Guitar 6 Pack comes with six individual expansion titles for EZmix 2, all centered around rock and metal guitar. With nearly 300 individually crafted tones for bass or guitar, it’s a historic document of amps, speakers and tones through the ages, for only $119.00 (MSRP $179).
And Cakewalk are still offering ‘Lifetime upgrades’ to all those persons purchasing their SONAR Platinum DAW software.
SONAR Platinum, is Cakewalk’s flagship DAW. It includes an industry-leading array of tools, plug-in effects, and instruments that offer extreme flexibility and sonic quality to those who want to take professional results to another level. Speed up your productions with the workflow that only SONAR Platinum delivers.
Record, mix, master and deliver tracks with the best audio engine in the industry backed by the world-class ProChannel strip on every track, Addictive Drums 2 Producer Edition, Melodyne 4 Essential, TH3 Cakewalk Amp Simulator, award-winning synths, an onboard Drum Replacer and VocalSync vocal alignment tool, Mix Recall, and much more. SONAR Platinum is the absolute ideal software environment for modern music creation and production.
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SONAR Platinum is actually available at only $449! (MSRP $499) on the DontCrack Store.
One of the most largest plug-in families on DontCrack just got bigger. Meldaproductions has added three great new plug-ins to their comprehensive list of products, MBassador, MTurboComp and MTurboEQ.
MBassador will tighten your bass and create deep sub-bass so people can feel the music. It lets you post-process the bass content so that it is stable and tight and contains higher harmonics, so that it is audible even when played on a cheap pair of headphones that so many listeners use these days. A must-have.
MTurboComp is a radically new approach to emulating vintage Classic Compressors. Meldaproductions designed a dynamics processor so versatile, that it could simulate almost anything. The emulations were designed by machine learning. All the various models don’t sound exactly the same, after all not even the originals don’t sound exactly the same going from one machine to another. But maybe MTurboComp sounds better then the originals. Just try it and have a listen for yourself.
MTurboEQ is a unique vintage-style equalizer inspired by most of the well-known classic hardware. It’s not one of them, it’s all of them! It speeds up the workflow tremendously by providing access to so many classic equalizers in a single click. But it doesn’t stop there. The controls in each hardware model were very different, and very weird in many cases, so one had to take a lot of time learning to work with such a clumsy interface. MTurboEQ with its easy to use interface lets you use various emulations to get great results immediately
Every engineer, musician, sound designer, producer have built up collection of samples over the years. And you usually have them scattered over various hard drives. And when you need to find that incredible Bass Drum or Flute sample, well… it’s difficult.
AudioFinder, is the answer. It is a powerful audio asset management system, and music production hub. AudioFinder gathers all the most useful tools in one quick and intuitive application, enabling you to be more creative by handling all the time consuming tasks that slow down your music production.
It can build a catalog of every sound on your system, save it, and search it instantly to find the sounds you need when you need them. Use AudioFinder to create custom sets for sound categories and specific projects, with fast file browsing to audition, analyze, process, convert, and move or copy the samples in your library.
AudioFinder features the ability to add Metadata to your library of sounds, making it simple and easy to find the sounds you’re looking for when you need it. Built 100% for Mac OS X using CoreAudio.
NEW in version 5.9.0.
Added support for editing embedded SNDM metadata.
Made Auto Play When Selected a sticky preference.
Opening folders in the browser now requires a double click.
Add rich analog tone to individual tracks or entire mixes, in the studio or live, with this musical harmonic enhancer developed with Greg Wells based on his favorite pieces of analog gear.
Created in collaboration with the multiple Grammy-nominated producer, musician and mixing engineer (Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic), ToneCentric gives you easy access to Greg’s signature harmonic enhancement techniques, as heard on hit recordings that have sold over 85 million units.
Harmonic enhancement plugin for adding rich analog tone
Created with producer, songwriter & mixing engineer Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic, Mika, Twenty One Pilots)
Based on Greg’s favorite vintage analog gear
For use in the studio or liveUser-friendly single-knob control
Greg Wells ToneCentric is actually available at only $59! on the DontCrack Store.
Beatskillz have made a special bundle for those of you who do ‘Urban’ projects! Until the 23rd of October you can get it at ONLY $199!!!, that’s 20% the regular $249 price.
If you specialise in Trap, Hip Hop or Rap, then the URBAN PRODUCER BUNDLE is for you giving you the ‘color’ and ‘mix’ that your beats needs. It contains 3 of their top selling plugins, which will greatly speed up your process of creation.
Slam Pro – quick mastering of your tracks .. make your sounds punchy wide, add saturation , bass, clarity and volume to your mix from just one plugin.SLAM PRO is a Mix Phattener Processor with control over the Bass Section, Presence and Air, Compression, Saturation, Stereo Width and Loudness of your track. All these sections of this amazing plugin come with selections for different “Flavours”.
Drop-X, the fastest way to make those trap trills and rolls / fills for your productions, this also includes many banks of sounds for all dance genres. DropX is a very easy to use Drag & Drop Sampler plugin with Beat Repeat. The plugin can contain up to 3 layers of samples which are auto-mapped by pitch as soon as they are dropped in the sample window per layer.
That Thing – a plugin for all creative musicians out there , instantly add textures like vinyl record noise, atmospheres , and a beautiful chorus and filters with this multi effect processor.
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That Thing Video
URBAN PRODUCER BUNDLE is actually available at only $199! (MSRP $249) on the DontCrack Store.