Sound Designers throughout the world have been relying on GRM products to give them innovative effects and a creative advantage. Many of the unusual sound effects heard in the films you have been watching over the years are created by these tools. Remixers also love them for their potential to get ethereal, strange, and definitely attention-catching new sounds.
Recently GRM put together a new bundle, The “Creative Bundle”, aimed at musicians but equally attractive for others too, for you to add new colours to your mixing palette. Great news for those of you who would like have the possibility of using the creative power of GRM plug-ins to explore transforming any of your sounds into mind-warping soundscapes.
To give you an idea of what is possible with just one part of the bundle, here is an example of the unearthly transformations produced by our friend Simon Stockhausen, using Evolution.
The GRM Creative Bundle is available for $99 (MSRP $129) at the DontCrack Store.
NUGEN Audio updates Stereopack Elements, to version 1.0.1. This maintenance release includes several compatibility and stability fixes:
VST3 state issue fixed.
OS X licensing issue fixed.
OS X retina support improved.
Master Bypass delay fixed.
This is a recommended free update for all existing users. To update, DOWNLOAD HERE !
Rapid, intuitive access to the big sound all professionals strive for. Through effortlessly accessible interfaces, the Stereo Pack Elements collection delivers with the assurance of superb mono compatibility and no unwanted artifacts.
Take complete control of your stereo panorama with three powerful tools offering incredible flexibility in a highly accessible and configurable combination. Built on the same core technology found in the full Stereo Pack, the NUGEN Audio Stereo Pack Elements can be relied upon to deliver first class audio from the outset.
Naturally widen or reduce the stereo image, focus and define low frequencies, and take control of your stereo soundfield. All three plug-ins are highly mono-compatible, uniquely maintaining the original character of the source audio without introducing strange phase, reverb or delay artifacts.
Overloud have today released a new expansion pack for their REmatrix software, a signature pack by renowned Grammy Winning mixer/engineer John Paterno (Faith Hill, Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow). It’s called “JPVerbs”.
JPVerbs, a signature REmatrix Library pack from world renowned mixer/engineer John Paterno (Faith Hill, Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow).
“I created a wide variety of IRs and presets to cover all of my needs. I wanted to keep them as musical as possible… hence useful in my world” – John Paterno – Grammy Award winning engineer.
Real Studio Routings
JPVerbs is a REmatrix library created by John Paterno, which collects the reverb chains he uses in his mixes. In order to create dense and richer ambiences he typically layers multiple vintage reverb units, so REmatrix was the perfect tool to recreate this process.
A collection of 100 IRs and 101 individual presets:
The presets have been created during real mix studio sessions with a particular focus on vocals, drums, guitars, keyboards and acoustic instruments. With JPVerbs, recalling the same reverbs used in Grammy Award records is just a matter of one click.
This library includes the free REmatrix player plug-in, which allows you to load any IR and preset included.
JPVerbs REmatrix Library is on promo until March 19th, 2017, at the introductory price of $49.
Toontrack has released their latest MIDI pack additions for EZkeys and EZDrummer 2 with Shuffles EZkeys MIDI and Shuffled Backbeats MIDI (respectively). Both of these new exciting packs are dedicated to the Shuffle style, where those swung eighth and sixteenth notes give the music a ‘groove’ which has a ‘feel’ of its own.
This is where the Shuffles EZkeys MIDI pack takes off. Rather than pinpointing a specific genre, it focuses entirely on the groove. Expect the sophistication of AOR, the twang and finesse of fusion and all the funk-infused soul, rock and pop you’ll need – all with that unmistakable shuffle feel.
The moment you nudge those seemingly insignificant notes back, you instantly get a completely different feel and rhythm. Playing shuffled grooves, on the other hand, is far from simply backing off on notes – it’s a subtile art of timing and finesse. Listen to greats like Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Jordan, who all have immortalized and reinvented the shuffled groove in numerous timeless songs, and you’ll hear it.
The Shuffled Backbeats MIDI pack for EZDrummer 2 comes with a comprehensive collection of MIDI inspired by classic songs spanning several genres, all with that distinct swing feel. So if you were thinking that your music could do with a bit more magic and you have very fond memories of those track where the ‘shuffle’ made the song, these packs are for you.
This is definitely the best news so far this year. LEVELS is the most useful piece of software out there on the audio plug-in market. Starting today the MAP price will drop to $59 from the previous $79. This makes it even easier to get the most indispensable plug-in we sell at the DontCrack store.
If you have any doubts about any aspect of your mixes, LEVELS provides you with the tools to enable you to be sure of what you are doing and banish those doubts forever.
Win the ‘Loudness War’ with LEVELS and LUFS.
For years now you have been using the compressors, limiters and ‘maximisers’ to increase the ‘loudness’ of your tracks to compete with the increasing levels of the Top 50 hits and television commercials that blast their messages to you every day.
But how do you know when you have gone too far and ‘crushed’ your mix until it is in danger of fatiguing the listener. LEVELS will show you how to avoid this by clearly showing you the LUFS (Loudness Units relative to Full Scale) of your work. If you don’t know what LUFS are, then you need to know about them right away.
Too much weight in the Bottom end? Losing punch and width?
Other common dilemmas mixers face are getting the right amount of clear punchy bass, and creating ‘width and space’ in their work. LEVELS has the tools to let you clearly see what can be improved so that the results are a technically excellent final mix.
The home display has four sections labelled Headroom, Stereo Field, Dynamic Range and Bass Space. The four section icons are clickable and open up a new dedicated central display. These displays give you insight into the technical details of your mix.Each of these sections will let you master the situation and get the very best sounding mix you could wish for.
LEVELS is available at the NEW MAP price of $59 (MSRP $89) at the DontCrack Store.
BeatSkillz have announced another great sale, this time on their Urban Producer Bundle. At only $219, you get a massive saving of $108 off MSRP if you were to buy each single product separately.
The Urban Producer Bundle is available for ONLY $219 until March 19th, 2017 at the DontCrack Store.
Urban / Dance producers need quick and powerful tools which can enhance their workflow tremendously. When producing and delivering beats to clients, producers rarely have the time or patience to work with complex plugins with confusing parameters. BeatSkillz has come up with the Urban Producers Bundle which contains 3 of their top selling plugins, greatly speeding up the process of creation.
Slam Pro 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 plug-in come with selections for different “Flavours”.
All musicans and producers have different tastes and different genres of tracks that they create, hence why BeatSkillz created the ultimate channel strip with 3 knobs for controlling the Sub Bass, Thump & Low Boom of the channel or mix. There are 3 Flavours of Heat ( Saturation ), 3 types of AIRZ or High Frequency & presence control, and 4 types of POP Compression suitable for the entire mix and drums/instruments/synths & sampler sounds. A “Crush” Limiter and Loudness Maximizer are also provided to keep you from overloading whilst raising your levels to match that reference material curently charting.
Slam Pro is a simple yet powerful tool with the just the right controls to dial in the sound that you desire!
DropX is a very easy to use Drag & Drop Sampler plugin with Beat Repeat. The plugin can contain upto 3 layers of samples which are auto-mapped by pitch as soon as they are dropped in the sample window per layer. It comes with over 250 Presets containing KICKS. SNARES. HATS. CYMBALS. CLAPS. BASS . SYNTH. TEXTURES. VOX. & CHORDS to get you started.
That Thing is a multi effects processor that was designed to get you “That Thing” missing from digitally perfect tracks today. It features a beautiful wide and deep chorus section great to thicken anything from synths, vocals, bass, pads drums and other sounds. It is 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.
BeatSkillz have just informed us of a great promo through March 5th, 2017 on the Retro Bundle. It includes Retro Hit and their new Retro KZ virtual instruments in one awesome package, at a fantastic price!
Retro Hit is inspired from the pop/dance and rock sound of popular bands and artists from the 1980′s. The plug-in provides 50 Drum kits of Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals, Claps, Toms ,FX and Percussion which are available as processed versions already treated with eq, compression and reverb, and also some dry versions.
Retro KZ is a Virtual Instrument rompler inspired from 80′s Soundtracks for Films and TV, as well as Pop Music. It features the sounds you’ve heard countless times from that era and always wanted but couldn’t find! Well, here they are, sampled from original 80′s Synths and samplers using high-quality outboard gear for maximum fidelity.
BeatSkillz pay homage to the sounds of the great soundtracks from the 80′s; from composers and tv series/movies such as, John Carpenter, Harold Faltermeyer, Jan Hammer, Michael Jackson, Prince, Knight Rider, The Terminator, Commando, etc.
Retro Bundle is available at the promo price of $75 (MSRP $89) at the DontCrack Store.
Audified have announced the availability of TNT Voice Executor, a unique utilitarian plug-in offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously.
When recording and broadcasting vocals or spoken word different treatments are needed and this accomplished by applying effects to suit individual voices to get them sounding perfect. Problem is, though, that takes time and effort.
And in today’s time-stressed production climate that’s a luxury many of us no longer enjoy — exactly the dilemma faced by TNT Recording and Postproduction Studios owner Tomáš Trkal. Unlike most mix engineers, however, as a software programmer he had the talent to do something about it.
Enter TNT Voice Executor, a unique utilitarian plug-in named after that studio, offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously.
Getting a great sound with TNT Voice Executor couldn’t be simpler. Simply select a preset then use the three knobs to set the INPUT and OUTPUT volumes (using the I/O meters), tweak the DRIVE (effect) amount, and you’re good to go! Gathered into four groups, each preset contains several variants for both male and female voices. The right-side of the plug-in’s crystal-clear GUI (Graphical User Interface) simply shows which effects are engaged and how much gain is being reduced. Really, it’s as simple as that.
Audified’s TNT Voice Executor is available at the special introductory price of only $49 (MSRP $69) until the 19th of March here at the DontCrack Store.