New Gear Drop update from Positive Grid for its Spark desktop amp

Positive Grid Gear Drop firmware updateThe Gear Drop firmware update from Positive Grid adds¬†three¬†more amps and three effects pedals to the popular Spark desktop amp. And it’s free for all Spark users!

Positive Grid Spark Gear Drop

Positive Grid has just announced a firmware and app update for its Spark desktop amp. Called Gear Drop, it adds three new amp models and three new virtual stompboxes to the already well catered for system.

The Amps

You get the ODS 50, inspired by the highly sought after boutique Dumble ODS 50 HRM ampllifier. The Blues Boy is based on the popular Fender Blues Junior tube combo and, finally, the new Insane 6508, a high-gain amp based on the Peavey 6505.

Positive Grid ODS 50
Positive Grid Blues Boy
Positive Grid Insane 6508

The Effects

The three new effects pedals include the Clone Drive, based on a boutique ’90s Klon Centaur Overdrive pedal, and the Guitar EQ and Bass EQ,¬†both of which are based on granular-level frequency spectrum controllers.

Update

The Gear Drop firmware update is available now for free from Positive Grid’s support page. You can hear the new amps and effects in the official demo video below, along with details on how to update your Spark amp.

It’s always nice to get new amps and effects to play with, especially when they come for free! Just make sure you back up any of your favourite presets before you undertake this firmware update. I would suggest you also watch the ‘how to’ at the end of this video, as it covers everything you need to do.

More Information on Positive Grid

Gear Drop Demo Video

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New Gear Drop update from Positive Grid for its Spark desktop amp

Positive Grid Gear Drop firmware updateThe Gear Drop firmware update from Positive Grid adds¬†three¬†more amps and three effects pedals to the popular Spark desktop amp. And it’s free for all Spark users!

Positive Grid Spark Gear Drop

Positive Grid has just announced a firmware and app update for its Spark desktop amp. Called Gear Drop, it adds three new amp models and three new virtual stompboxes to the already well catered for system.

The Amps

You get the ODS 50, inspired by the highly sought after boutique Dumble ODS 50 HRM ampllifier. The Blues Boy is based on the popular Fender Blues Junior tube combo and, finally, the new Insane 6508, a high-gain amp based on the Peavey 6505.

Positive Grid ODS 50
Positive Grid Blues Boy
Positive Grid Insane 6508

The Effects

The three new effects pedals include the Clone Drive, based on a boutique ’90s Klon Centaur Overdrive pedal, and the Guitar EQ and Bass EQ,¬†both of which are based on granular-level frequency spectrum controllers.

Update

The Gear Drop firmware update is available now for free from Positive Grid’s support page. You can hear the new amps and effects in the official demo video below, along with details on how to update your Spark amp.

It’s always nice to get new amps and effects to play with, especially when they come for free! Just make sure you back up any of your favourite presets before you undertake this firmware update. I would suggest you also watch the ‘how to’ at the end of this video, as it covers everything you need to do.

More Information on Positive Grid

Gear Drop Demo Video

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New Gear Drop update from Positive Grid for its Spark desktop amp

Positive Grid Gear Drop firmware updateThe Gear Drop firmware update from Positive Grid adds¬†three¬†more amps and three effects pedals to the popular Spark desktop amp. And it’s free for all Spark users!

Positive Grid Spark Gear Drop

Positive Grid has just announced a firmware and app update for its Spark desktop amp. Called Gear Drop, it adds three new amp models and three new virtual stompboxes to the already well catered for system.

The Amps

You get the ODS 50, inspired by the highly sought after boutique Dumble ODS 50 HRM ampllifier. The Blues Boy is based on the popular Fender Blues Junior tube combo and, finally, the new Insane 6508, a high-gain amp based on the Peavey 6505.

Positive Grid ODS 50
Positive Grid Blues Boy
Positive Grid Insane 6508

The Effects

The three new effects pedals include the Clone Drive, based on a boutique ’90s Klon Centaur Overdrive pedal, and the Guitar EQ and Bass EQ,¬†both of which are based on granular-level frequency spectrum controllers.

Update

The Gear Drop firmware update is available now for free from Positive Grid’s support page. You can hear the new amps and effects in the official demo video below, along with details on how to update your Spark amp.

It’s always nice to get new amps and effects to play with, especially when they come for free! Just make sure you back up any of your favourite presets before you undertake this firmware update. I would suggest you also watch the ‘how to’ at the end of this video, as it covers everything you need to do.

More Information on Positive Grid

Gear Drop Demo Video

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Mod Sound Velvetverb: A modern algorithmic reverb plug-in with 4 modes

Mod Sound VelvetverbDeveloper Mod Sound thinks there is always room for improvement in algorithmic reverbs, so here’s Velvetverb – it offers 4 different modes, intuitive controls, and a stereo image visualizer. The sonic results range from natural decays to otherworldly soundscapes. Is there anything else you need?

Mod Sound Velvetverb

Velvetverb’s choice of four different modes includes Velvet Room, Hall Effect, Plate Glass, and Dark Energy. While the first three are fresh spins on familiar ambiences, Dark Energy is the one geared towards experimental sounds. Think the tried and true Blackhole reverb by Eventide.

Tweakable as it is, Velvetverb keeps the parameters to a manageable number. The Reverb section provides standard controls for time, size, and modulation. The size parameter works differently according to the chosen algorithm. For Velvet Room and Plate Glass, the signals are processed using a “smooth” pitch shifter. In Dark Energy mode, the parameter controls the reverb tail instead. Further along, the mod control creates an increasing detune effect – great for those tape warbles.

The input section lets you adjust pre-delay and filters – a high-pass filter set at 6 dB / oct and a low-pass filter set at 12 dB / oct. The output section lets you change the stereo width, the amount of early reflections and the blend between dry / wet signals. There’s the feedback section where you can change the reverb sound with additional high and low pass filters. Finally, the Stereo Field Visualizer shows changes to the stereo image of the end effect looks. The overall feel is that of a calculated, modern reverb plug-in which provokes experimentation.

Velvetverb – Price and availability

Mod Sound Velvetverb runs in VST3 and AU plug-in formats under macOS (10.14 or later) and Windows (10 or later). The price is USD 60. You can get a free demo version from the manufacturer’s website.

More information about Mod Sound Velvetverb

Mod Sound Velvetverb – Video

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Deal: 50% off Arturia software effects, synths and sound banks

Arturia dealsHardware and software manufacturer Arturia is reducing the prices of its effects and synthesizer plug-ins for a short time. In cooperation with Plugin Boutique, the offers are valid until August 8, 2021. The V Collection Bundle is, unfortunately, not included in the sale. But if you already own previous versions or a bunch of Arturia softsynths, you can buy individual ones at 50% off. This includes all synths from V Collection 8, as well as Pigments 3. On the effects side, you will find each of the effects that make up the Arturia FX Bundle 2 at half price. You will also find preset packs and sound banks, which are also reduced by 50 percent.

Arturia software instruments and effects on sale

All individual Arturia plug-ins are available here at Plugin Boutique (affiliate link) at a 50% discount. The plug-ins work under macOS 10.13 or later and Windows 8.1 or later in VST, VST3, AAX, and AU 64-bit formats. The plug-ins are also compatible with the NKS standard.

You need the Arturia Software Center application for installation and authorization. With this software, you can also install demo versions for testing. PDF user manuals are also available from the Arturia website.

With this (or any other) purchase, you will also receive the iZotope PhoenixVerb Stereo Reverb from Plugin Boutique as a free gift until the end of July. Here’s hoping you still got some dinero left after all the beatings your wallet must have taken since the summer deals season began! Personally, I’m trying to keep my plug-in addiction in check and hold out for autumn/Black Friday opportunities for sacrificing money and storage space to the VST gods. It has been going swimmingly so far, but we all need some new plug-ins in our lives!

Links and more information

Videos from Arturia

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