SaschArt has released TwinPhaser, a freeware dual phaser effect in VST and AU plugin formats for compatible DAW software on PC and Mac. TwinPhaser is a stereo phaser effect with two separate phaser modules for the left and right audio channels. The user can adjust the modulation frequency, modulation depth, feedback, and the mix amount […]
Bertom has released Denoiser, a freeware noise reduction effect in VST3 and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Denoiser is a noise reduction plugin for removing noise from audio recordings, including music, post-production, spoken word, and dialogue. It features a simple user interface that is beginner-friendly and optimized for quickly […]
Grab your shades, light a cigarette and shmooze your way into an authentic Elka Panther organ and Kee Bass string simulator while tripping through the Scanner Vibrato and Lem Echo – nice.
Martinic has pulled their most groovy instruments and effects together into a budget-saving bundle of authentically vintage loveliness. You’ve got the classic Elka Panther Italian 1960s Capri combo organ with its bold and rich organ sounds that are simple and brilliant – a bit like the stunning red paint job. The Kee Bass is modelled on the 1960s Rheem Kee Bass monophonic string bass simulator. Both instruments are physically modelled rather than sampled. The Lem Echo Music plugin is based on a classic Italian made tape delay with 3 play-heads and up to 9.5 seconds of delay. And the Scanner Vibrato recreates a 1940s organ vibrato.
The Retro Pack is available for MacOS and Windows until the 21st June for €92.50 after which it will be €185.
It’s a beautiful looking organ that offers 13 tonal variations with adjustable Stop and Mixture levels. Each note covers 3 octaves and then there’s a separate control over the bass octaves. Variations include: Bourdon 16′, Contra Oboe 16′, Strings 16′, Open Diapason 16′, Flute 8′, Strings 8′, Clarinet 8′, Oboe 8′, Flute 4′, Strings 4′, Salicet 4′, Mixture I, Mixture II and the Bass voice stops: Bass Bourdon 16′ and Bass Dulciana 16′.
There’s Harsh and Mellow mixtures, onboard vibrato, Tone Decay and some vintage tube amplification and spring reverb built-in. It also has the Lem Echo Music built-in as part of the instrument. It’s a very groovy machine.
It’s a big fat and fuzzy bass machine with percussive envelopes, sustain, mixing between Bright and Mellow and a low pass resonant filter.
Just this out for the deep level of dripping grooviness:
Lem Echo Music
This is the same delay as you’ll find in the Panther but this time you’re free to use it with anything you want. 3 play heads at 80 ms, 210 ms, and 330 ms with up to 9.5s of delay time and 7 delay tap combinations. There’s a bit of bass and treble control and bags of authentic wow and flutter.
Based on the 1940s analog electromechanical delay line and mechanical rotor and can produce both chorus and vibrato effects. It has all the same sound and flaws of the original but with additional controls over rate, depth and stereo width.
Waves has introduced new and enhanced versions of its StudioRack plug-in and SoundGrid Studio software. The newly revamped StudioRack plug-in remains free and comes with many new features for added flexibility. The latest version of SoundGrid Studio introduces new monitoring options and some other improvements.
The free Waves StudioRack plug-in lets you build effects chains out of Waves plug-ins. Besides taking up only one insert slot in your DAW, an added advantage is the ability to quickly move chains between DAWs. The new version introduces a number of new features, some which have the potential to make the utility plug-in quite a bit more useful.
Most importantly, the new version of StudioRack offers several new options for splitting up the signal path. You can set up parallel processing chains with mono, stereo and M/S split racks. There’s also an option to split the signal based on crossover frequencies using multi-band split racks. This essentially lets you turn any Waves plug-in into a multi-band processor, which is of course a fabulous idea. Or you can set up entirely different processing chains for various frequency ranges.
Other new features include eight customizable macro controls per chain, floating plug-in windows and many new presets for complete plug-in chains. The new version of StudioRack also adds Waves V11 compatibility.
Multiband processing chains
Waves SoundGrid Studio
The SoundGrid Studio application for controlling a SoundGrid system has also been updated. There’s a new control room section for quick selection of monitoring sources and multiple monitors. The new headphone monitoring options allow you to set up up to 16 independent headphone mixes for musicians, Waves says. The new SoundGrid Studio also lets you stream audio between up to 14 audio interfaces, and share the same audio interface between multiple computers. Like StudioRack, SoundGrid Studio has been updated to support all V11 plug-ins, as well as the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 and Nx plug-ins for spatial headphone monitoring.
Price and compatibility
Waves StudioRack remains free. The plug-in runs on Windows 10 (64 bit) and macOS 10.13.6 to 10.15.4 in VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats.
Waves SoundGrid Studio comes in four sizes. The 8-channel version is free. If you need more, you can choose from 16 channels (USD 150), 32 channels (USD 240) or 64 channels (USD 300). All paid versions are currently on sale at 67% off.
For SoundGrid processing, SoundGrid Studio requires a SoundGrid DSP server and/or a SoundGrid audio interface. If you have a SoundGrid server, you can use any audio interface.
SoundGrid Studio runs on Windows 10 (64 bit) and macOS 10.13.6 to 10.15.4.
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