Can Leapwing Audio RootOne lift your LF game?

Leapwing Audio RootOneSeekers of punchier lows often employ subharmonic generators to extend their bass lines well into the sub-frequency domain. Only there’s a problem with traditional subharmonic generators. In developer Leapwing’s words, they are prone to phase shifting, which results in a sense of detachment from the original sound. Thus, Leapwing tried a different approach and implemented it in RootOne, its latest (and fourth) plug-in.

RootOne – subharmonic generator, compressor, saturator and volume shaper

RootOne delivers three low frequency bands with variable crossovers. A bespoke algorithm does amplitude and phase analysis behind the scenes, then each band has a clean subharmonic note generated within it. Thereafter, each band can be sent over to the saturation, dynamics, and decay sections. An additional 4th harmonics band lets you apply saturation to the lower mid-frequencies. This makes the sounds below appear more present in the mix and slice through better on smaller speakers.

The user interface is very easy to understand and looks quite modern. It really gets sugary visuals and the plug-in’s inner workings out of the way, letting your ears be the ultimate judge and guide towards shaping the lowest frequencies in your mix. The same concept applies throughout the rest of Leapwing’s plug-ins, making for a consistent look across the product range.

Of note is that RootOne doesn’t merely pitch-shift the signal, but generates subharmonics that are phase-aligned with the source. The developer takes pride in its proprietary technology, but innovation does come at a cost.

Price and availability

RootOne costs a pricy EUR 199 / USD 199 / GBP 179. A free 30-day trial version is available, though. The plug-in runs in AAX, VST, VST3, and AU formats on Windows and macOS computers (64-bit only).

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Can Leapwing Audio RootOne lift your LF game?

Leapwing Audio RootOneSeekers of punchier lows often employ subharmonic generators to extend their bass lines well into the sub-frequency domain. Only there’s a problem with traditional subharmonic generators. In developer Leapwing’s words, they are prone to phase shifting, which results in a sense of detachment from the original sound. Thus, Leapwing tried a different approach and implemented it in RootOne, its latest (and fourth) plug-in.

RootOne – subharmonic generator, compressor, saturator and volume shaper

RootOne delivers three low frequency bands with variable crossovers. A bespoke algorithm does amplitude and phase analysis behind the scenes, then each band has a clean subharmonic note generated within it. Thereafter, each band can be sent over to the saturation, dynamics, and decay sections. An additional 4th harmonics band lets you apply saturation to the lower mid-frequencies. This makes the sounds below appear more present in the mix and slice through better on smaller speakers.

The user interface is very easy to understand and looks quite modern. It really gets sugary visuals and the plug-in’s inner workings out of the way, letting your ears be the ultimate judge and guide towards shaping the lowest frequencies in your mix. The same concept applies throughout the rest of Leapwing’s plug-ins, making for a consistent look across the product range.

Of note is that RootOne doesn’t merely pitch-shift the signal, but generates subharmonics that are phase-aligned with the source. The developer takes pride in its proprietary technology, but innovation does come at a cost.

Price and availability

RootOne costs a pricy EUR 199 / USD 199 / GBP 179. A free 30-day trial version is available, though. The plug-in runs in AAX, VST, VST3, and AU formats on Windows and macOS computers (64-bit only).

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Best free plug-ins this week: Fracture, Nova and FreqEcho

Best free plug-ins this weekThe free plug-in developers must all be chilling on the beach somewhere – good for them! We don’t have any new freeware plug-ins for you this week, so we’ve compiled a list of three classics that we’ve never covered before for some reason. Check out these all-time favorites: Fracture, Nova and FreqEcho.

Head over to our archives for many more free plug-ins!

Glitchmachines Fracture

Glitchmachines FractureThis fantastic effect has been out for a good number of years now, but it’s still very much up to date. Fracture adds glitchy artifacts to your drum tracks, synths, sound effects or anything you throw at it. A great way to turn a vanilla groove into something interesting! The magic happens somewhere between a buffer effect, multimode filter, three LFOs and a delay. There’s also a randomize function to keep you inspired. Fracture is a must-have for any electronic producer.

Fracture is available for macOS 10.8 or higher and Windows 8 or higher in VST and AU formats (32/64 bit).

Get Fracture here

Tokyo Dawn Records Nova

Tokyo Dawn Records NovaTDR Nova is a parallel dynamic equalizer. Each of its four parametric bands is equipped with a full dynamics section. This means that the amplitude of the signal controls how much equalization is applied in each band. Nova also does frequency selective compression and multi-band compression. With additional high pass and low pass filters and a dry mix knob for parallel processing, Nova is a powerful plug-in and a great free alternative to FabFilter, Infinity EQ and similar EQs.

Nova runs on macOS 10.7 or higher and Windows XP SP2 or higher in VST, VST3, AU and AAXformats.

Get Nova here

Valhalla DSP FreqEcho

Valhalla DSP FreqEchoFreqEcho by Valhalla DSP is a trippy combination of an analog echo emulation and a frequency shifter. The delay syncs to the song tempo if desired. In addition to delay, feedback and shift controls, there are low cut and high cut filters for shaping the sound. FreqEcho does anything from chorusing, phasing and flanging to long glissandos and out-of-control echoes. If you’re familiar with Valhalla’s other plug-ins like the wonderful Supermassive, you know that the quality is top-notch.

FreqEcho is available for macOS 10.8 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in VST, AU and AAX formats.

Get FreqEcho here

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Best Sample Packs This Week: Healing audio, vocal pads, world instruments – and a free 808!

The Best New Sample Packages This WeekThe best sample packs this week include the healing sounds of some unique instruments, vocal pads that add a heavenly shimmer, a robust sample pack that includes a staggering number of world instruments, and a simple free 808 plug-in. Enjoy!

Quiet Music Healing Lite

 

Perfect for creating a tranquil atmosphere, this sample pack includes a number of unique instruments like singing bowls, a rainstick, tingsha, and pads that can be layered together. The GUI is unique in that sounds are selected via buttons, with controls over volume and panning. All sounds are then summed together. The samples are 24-bit/96kHz for Windows and Mac 64/32-bit in VST/3 and AU format. The lite version is free, but the full license includes controls over the ADSR curve, reverb, and filtering.

Hypersamples Stratos

This Kontakt vocal library features heavenly choir ambiences, vocal pads, and more.  Utilizing the Photosynthesis Engine, the sounds range from dreamy and ethereal to esoteric and atmospheric, and were created by heavily processing vocal recordings. Included are over 120 samples, but it requires Kontakt 5.8 and above to run. At only $46 it can add a versatile element to your sonic toolkit.

UVI Worldsuite 2

There might not be a more inclusive sample pack of world instruments than this. It contains a staggering 369 instruments across 10,000 loops and phrases in over 65,000 samples. Infuse your productions with the traditional sounds of Africa, India, Australia, Asia, Indonesia, Celtic, Middle East. The UI is easy to navigate, and each instrument has controls specific to how it functions. The entire collection is being offered for just $199 introductory price which is well worth it considering the volume of the sample library.

Diginoiz Subdivine Lite

This is a simple plug-in of one of the most highly desired sounds of all time – the 808. Included are six presets, and you can tweak the envelope for new sounds. There is adjustable drive and pitch so you can dial in your own spin on the classic bass sound. It runs in Windows and Mac 64-bit in VST3 and AU formats. It might be the best free 808 around…

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Get 25% OFF Massive X + 3 FREE Expansions Until September 7th!

Massive X by Native Instruments

Native Instruments have launched a 25% OFF deal on the Massive X virtual synthesizer, with three expansion packs included as a free add-on for a limited time. So, until September 7th, Massive X is available for 149,00 € (normally priced at 199,00 €) and comes with three free expansions: Mechanix, Drive, and Moebius. There are no two […]

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Speedrum Lite Is A FREE Drum Sampler By Apisonic Labs

Speedrum Lite by Apisonic Labs

Apisonic Labs has released Speedrum Lite, a freeware drum sampler plugin in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstation software on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Speedrum Lite is a streamlined drum sampler plugin. It features sixteen drum slots and up to sixteen individual audio outputs. This means that you can connect each […]

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Get $900 Worth Of Drum Machine Samples For FREE @ Reverb

Reverb Drum Machines FREE

Reverb offers the Reverb Drum Machines ($900 value) sample library collection as a completely free download from their website for a limited time only. Reverb Drum Machines – The Complete Collection features the sounds of over 50 different drum machines. The collection includes various classic drum synths of the past and quite a few lesser-known […]

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The PRS Private Stock Snarling Tiger is one wild cat

PRS Private Stock Snarling TigerI thought last week’s PRS banana hanger floating guitar stand was bizarre, but then this monstrosity turned up online, looking like a very upset Tony Tiger from the Frosties cereal packets!

They’re Great!

The PRS Private Stock ‘Snarling Tiger’ comes in a satin nitro Antique Natural Smoked Burst finish, with the ugliest tiger graphic I have ever seen.  The base model is a McCarty 594 featuring a one-piece curly maple top and figured mahogany back, paired with a curly maple neck and matching fingerboard with ebony binding and mother of pearl bird inlays and side dots. The headstock is also curly maple and has ebony binding. And, of course, a carved tiger covers a quarter of the body.

To my untrained eye, it looks terrible and just goes to show that all the money in the world still doesn’t buy you good taste, as this frosty little tiger appears to have mange!

PRS Private Stock Snarling Tiger

PRS Private Stock Snarling Tony Tiger McCarty 594

My eyes are bleeding!

The tiger was hand-carved by Floyd Scholz, and I can only guess that he had overdosed on sugary cereal when he went to work on this big cat. The unfortunate creature looks more like a caricature. And it seems to have ruined what could otherwise have been a very nice looking McCarty.

That front leg/paw is all kinds of wrong and looks like a poorly placed decal of a bad drawing to me. I cannot honestly find anything about this poor tiger that I think looks okay.

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594, well at least the back looks nice!

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594, well at least the back looks nice!

Turn off the lights

The guitar comes loaded with a pair of PRS 58/15 LY humbuckers and has a gold-with-nickel PRS two-piece stoptail bridge, and uses a set of PRS Phase III set-screw locking tuners. If you turned off the lights and played it in a pitch black room, I’m sure it will sound grrrreat!

RRP – USD 21990 (and you don’t even get a free plastic toy in the packet!)

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Harrison Consoles AVA Vocal Flow: a one stop shop for vocal processing

Harrison Consoles AVA Vocal FlowHarrison Consoles has announced the AVA Vocal Flow plug-in. The newest addition to the AVA series is a complete vocal processing chain with seven modules.

Harrison Consoles AVA Vocal Flow

When you’re working on getting a vocal sound just right, switching between different plug-ins can quickly get on your nerves. That’s why complete processing chains like JST Howard Benson Vocals, Audified ToneSpot Voice Pro or even DJ Swivel’s The Sauce are so popular: They offer everything you need to fine-tune your vocals, without having to switch between various EQs, compressors and other effects.

Harrison Consoles has now released a complete vocal chain of its own as part of the AVA series. AVA Vocal Flow includes seven modules designed for vocal processing.

There are two EQs. According to Harrison, Vocal Character is a 2-band EQ with “body” and “clarity” bands that follow the pitch of the vocal. Of course, they’ve also included the 32c Channel EQ with four bands and high and low cut filters. Harrison says that this EQ is directly based on its famed 32c consoles.

The dynamics section also offers two separate processors. There’s a De-Esser, which is based on the X-Tool DSP of Harrison MPC digital consoles. Next ist the Leveler, a compressor derived from the channel strip of the Harrison Mixbus DAW software.

With Chorus, Delay and Reverb, AVA Vocal Flow also includes three of the most common vocal effects. Everything comes together in the master section, which allows for flexible routing of the seven modules and offers input and output trim controls.

With these features, Harrison AVA Vocal Flow looks like a comprehensive vocal mixing package. As far as I’m concerned, the only thing missing is some sort of preamp/saturation module, which would open up even more sonic possibilities.

Price and compatibility

Harrison Consoles AVA Vocal Flow is distributed through Plugivery Distribution. There’s an introductory offer until September 6, 2020 for USD 89. After that, the MAP (minimum advertised price) will be USD 139.

The plug-in runs on macOS 10.7 or higher, Windows 7 or higher and Linux (GCC 5 compatible systems). It’s available in VST, AU and AAX formats. A free demo is available through the AVA plug-in installer, which includes all Harrison AVA plug-ins.

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Red Sounds Vox Engine For Kontakt Is FREE Until September 18th

Vox Engine by Red Sounds

Red Sounds is offering the Vox Engine for Native Instruments Kontakt as a free download from their website until September 18th, 2020. Despite usually being seen as uninteresting or sterile, pop production is more often than not just a hopeful crapshoot. Ungodly amounts of money are spent yearly to produce the next big chart-topping hit, […]

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