AmpliTube SVX Bass Amp Is FREE @ Audio Plugin Deals

AmpliTube SVX Bass Amp Is FREE @ Audio Plugin Deals

Audio Plugin Deals is offering the AmpliTube SVX ($99.99 retail price) virtual bass amp suite by IK Multimedia as a free download until August 26th, 2020. AmpliTube SVX is a collection of virtual bass amps, cabinets, and stompboxes for IK Multimedia’s free AmpliTube Custom Shop platform. You can use AmpliTube Custom Shop as a standalone […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/08/12/amplitube-svx-free/

Renegate: A bad boy of a full-band expander/gate plug-in

Auburn Sounds RenegateA free gate plug-in with envelopes and an optional step sequencer? A most welcome proposition, indeed! That’s on offer from developer Auburn Sounds, which released the Renegate plug-in. Available in free and paid (USD 29) versions, Renegate is one bad boy of a gate plug-in!

Auburn Sounds Renegate

Renegate is a full-band gate with claims towards a “smooth, natural sound”. Beneath the machine-style GUI which is fairly simple to get around (if you have a bit of production know-how) lies a program-dependent hysteresis engine, a built-in look-ahead delay, program-dependent auto release and a 43-bands psychoacoustic model for envelope detection.

The free plug-in delivers all that. The paid Full Edition packs optional low or hi-pass filter VCA gain reduction, oversampling, the aforementioned TR-style sequencer, and a Raw knob to de-smooth the sound. Those filters are interesting, for they serve different purposes – LP is useful for de-breathing while HP cleans up bass frequencies and gives transients additional presence.

In terms of control, the obligatory Threshold, Attack, Hold, and Release knobs are presented. However, where you’d expect a Ratio control, there’s a Mix knob instead. It lets you adjust the maximum amount of gain reduction. A gain map display is provided, letting you monitor the ratio effectively applied by the gate depending on its Release setting. This way, Renegate can also work as an expander – adjust the ratio from the Release knob.

The TR-style sequencer is where Renegate starts to party. With it, you can replace sidechaining with step triggerring, turn sounds into rhythms, sequence reverb tails, shape volume, and do other types of creative processing.

Availability

Renegate works as a VST 2.4, VST3, AU, AAX, and LV2 plug-in under macOS, Linux and Windows. The free version is available for download immediately, while the paid version is on sale for USD 29 (down from USD 39) and also up for download. Renegate Free goes much beyond a free demo, perhaps in order to showcase the developer’s ambitious psychoacoustic model more thoroughly. Whatever the reason, this kind of business model is awesome and more developers should get into it!

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Plugin Alliance NEOLD V76U73: Classic Telefunken channel strip for your DAW

Plugin Alliance NEOLD V76U73Plugin Alliance and NEOLD have resurrected the famed Telefunken V76 preamp and U73 compressor/limiter and combined them in the new V76U73 channel strip plug-in. Here’s your chance to add emulations of two timeless classics to your DAW.

Plugin Alliance NEOLD V76U73

The Telefunken V76 preamplifier and U73 compressor/limiter are two of the most sought-after pieces of vintage analog studio gear. Designed in the 1950s in Germany, they’ve now been all but snatched up by high-end studios and collectors, which means you’d have to spend a fortune to get your hands on the originals – if you can find them at all.

Developer NEOLD, part of the Plugin Alliance network, presents a much more affordable alternative. Their new V76U73 channel strip plug-in is a virtual rack that contains emulations of both the V76 and U73. The plug-in was designed by some of the same people who developed the Elysia Phil’s Cascade saturation and coloration plug-in, the company says.

According to NEOLD, the V76U73 plug-in is an accurate emulation of the two vintage classics at the component level. The company says that it sought to preserve the simplicity of the originals, while adding some features and optimizations that are only possible in software.

The V76 tube preamplifier is famous for its rich low end and smooth high end. The U73 tube compressor/limiter is sometimes nicknamed the “German Fairchild” and is cherished for its smooth variable mu dynamic control.

NEOLD has added a couple of careful enhancements to these emulations. The V76 features a linear button, which optimizes the preamp’s frequency response while preserving its character, the company claims. They’ve also added a side chain filter, mix knob and stereo mode to the U73 compressor, which should make it more flexible and useful in a modern production context.

Price and compatibility

The Plugin Alliance NEOLD V76U73 channel strip plug-in is now available for an introductory price of USD 199. The regular price will be USD 249. If you subscribe to the Plugin Alliance Mix & Master or MEGA bundles, you’ll receive the plug-in as a free download. A free 14-day trial version is also available.

The plug-in runs on macOS 10.9 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in AAX, VST, VST3 and AUformats.

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DEAL on Sennheiser XSW-D Vocal Set: Make any mic Wireless on a Budget!

Sennheiser XSW-D Vocal Mic SetThe Sennheiser XSW-D Vocal Set means you can kiss goodbye to cables and enjoy wireless freedom. Including a plug-on transmitter and receiver as well as a high-quality vocal microphone, it looks a bargain setup.

Sennheiser XSW-D

Sennheiser’s XSW-D wireless range is ideal if you’re looking for your first wireless system. Today we’re looking at the XSW-D vocal set, a “plug-on” system for quick and easy wireless vocals. Included in the set is a plug-on transmitter, a plug-in receiver and additionally a high-quality vocal microphone. It certainly seems as though you’re getting a lot of “bang for your buck” with this setup, and we can think of more than a few example uses!

Obviously, this is a great setup if you want an all-in-one budget wireless vocal mic setup. A 75-meter range from the 2.4GHz based digital transmitter will be sufficient for pub and small club shows as well as rehearsal rooms. The dynamic cardioid XS-1 mic which is included should provide adequate feedback rejection along with a frequency response tailored for voice.

The world of live shows isn’t the only application for the XSW-D vocal set though! Furthermore, we think this setup will be an ideal choice for YouTubers and other video projects. Lightweight, simple and easy to use, it’s ideal for location recording with a small video crew. Additionally, if you want to use a specialist microphone like a shotgun microphone, simply plug on the transmitter and go!

Quick, Easy and Convenient

In short, then, the XSW-D Vocal Set is a great choice anywhere you need a hassle-free, plug and play wireless microphone solution. Each Digital transmitter and receiver boasts one-button operation: press to power up and link, click once to mute, and hold to power down. Easy! Powered by internal rechargeable batteries, you need only a USB power source to charge the transmitter and receiver.

The XSW-D vocal set has just had a significant price reduction, down from €299 to €198; we really can’t think of an easier or more accessible way to get into wireless mic technology!

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SC-808: a free TR-808 drum machine built on code and running on SuperCollider

4H SC-808Developer Yoshinosuke Horiuchi came up with this modelling of the classic TR-808 Rhythm Composer during lockdown and is offering it for free. It can take you inside the coded heart of 808 sound design.

SC-808

It’s a bit complicated to get running but then it is free so you can’t complain too much. It runs on the SuperCollider audio coding platform which you have to download first. It’s an extremely powerful platform where you can design synthesis and processing. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about it too much because Yoshinosuke has created a lovely user interface for the front end. But if you did want to dig down and change the way the SC-808 works or sounds then all the coding is freely modifiable.

Once installed you’ll have to download some form of virtual MIDI driver in order to get it and your DAW to send and receive MIDI. You’ve then got to run the SC-808 as a piece of code – full instructions are included.

The SC-808 sounds and looks great but perhaps the charm of this piece of software is how configurable it is. If you ever wanted to get into the nitty-gritty of 808 emulation then this is definitely for you. For more casual users it feels like an alarming amount of work to get it all to function.

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  • Download SC-808 from here.

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Quiet Music Release FREE Serenity Ambient VST Plugin

Serenity by Quiet Music

Quiet Music has released Serenity, a freeware virtual instrument for playing relaxing pads and soothing audio textures. The instrument is available in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for compatible DAWs on PC and Mac. When I was a kid, I used to have a CD of dolphin sounds. I don’t know what sort of […]

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Reflex Pro X: a delay powerhouse unlike anything we’ve seen!

Reflex Pro X delay plug-inSaid to be a decade in the making, Reflex Pro X is a very deep delay/multi-fx plug-in. A single glance at the specs reveals four stereo delay channels with three FX slots each (plus master FX), four delay modes, a 4×4 feedback matrix, 21 customizable effects, and ten modulation sources – among everything else on offer.

STW Audio Reflex Pro X

Each of the 4 delay lines has variations of input, effect, delay mode, feedback routing and individual slot settings. Forward, backward, grain and tap delay modes are provided for easy switching between stereo, ping-pong, and multi feedback delays. The Tap delay modes has individual Time, Level, and Pan controls for all 16 tap delay pairs. Two FX parameters can be modulated within each and a total of 64 tap delay patterns are possible.

Modulation is possible via a pair of envelope followers, 4 LFOs and 4 Trance Gate modules – assignable to most effects, slot, and delay parameters. One can chain and alter these sources for extensive interaction between the modulation signals. Same goes for the Feedback Matrix where delay outputs can be interconnected between the channels. Finally, there’s the Master section with delay time, feedback, modulation amount, a limiter/booster, send/insert modes, and other broad controls.

All in all, Reflex Pro X is a powerful delay engine capable of very intricate effects. To some it may be overkill, but it’s the good kind of overkill!

Price and availability

Reflex Pro X is available at an introductory price of EUR 69, down from EUR 89. The offer is good until August 21. A free demo is available where audio input is muted for a few seconds every minute and preset saving is disabled.

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Quiet Music Release FREE Serenity Ambient VST Plugin

Serenity by Quiet Music

Quiet Music has released Serenity, a freeware virtual instrument for playing relaxing pads and soothing audio textures. The instrument is available in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for compatible DAWs on PC and Mac. When I was a kid, I used to have a CD of dolphin sounds. I don’t know what sort of […]

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Best free plug-ins this week: PreFET, TuPRE and Stochas

Best free plug-ins this weekThis week’s collection of the best free plug-ins has got you covered in the preamp department with one FET and one tube preamplifier. Also, the nifty MIDI sequencer plug-in Stochas is now free and open source.

For more free plug-ins than you can shake a stick at, head over to our archives!

Accentize PreFET

Accentize PreFETLike its commercial cousin PreTUBE, Accentize PreFET is an AI-based preamp simulation. Instead of analogue modeling, the plug-in uses a neural network that has been trained to emulate the transistor preamp of a 1970s cassette recorder. Think of it as an artificial brain that remembers how the circuit reacts to various input signals. Unlike PreTUBE, PreFET is free, so anyone can get a slice of that vintage goodness. The controls are simple: there’s a gain knob and an output level slider.

PreFET is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.12 or higher in VST, AU and AAX formats(64 bit).

Get PreFET here

Analog Obsession TuPRE

Analog Obsession TuPREThe second preamp simulation this week comes from our regular guest Analog Obsession. TuPRE is a tube line amplifier with a custom passive 2-band program equalizer. The line amp delivers up to 45 dB of gain with virtual gain compensation. The two fixed equalizer bands operate as a 100 Hz low shelf and 10 kHz high shelf with 10dB boost and cut. The developer says that TuPRE is a fully custom design and not modeled after any particular hardware unit.

TuPRE is available for Windows and macOS in VST, VST3 and AU formats.

Download TuPRE here

Audio Vitamins Stochas

Audio Vitamins StochasStochas is a MIDI sequencer that runs as a plug-in in your DAW. It began as a commercial project by Audio Vitamins, but is now open source and available for free. Stochas offers some very cool randomization features for probability-based pattern creation and unique melodies, chords and drum grooves. It’s also fully MIDI-controllable, so you can control features like muting/unmuting layers, pattern changes and more via MIDI. This makes Stochas an awesome performance tool for live sets!

Stochas is available for Windows and macOS in VST and AU formats. As it’s now open source, other platforms and plug-in formats may follow.

Get Stochas on the project’s GitHub page

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Best free plug-ins this week: PreFET, TuPRE and Stochas

Best free plug-ins this weekThis week’s collection of the best free plug-ins has got you covered in the preamp department with one FET and one tube preamplifier. Also, the nifty MIDI sequencer plug-in Stochas is now free and open source.

For more free plug-ins than you can shake a stick at, head over to our archives!

Accentize PreFET

Accentize PreFETLike its commercial cousin PreTUBE, Accentize PreFET is an AI-based preamp simulation. Instead of analogue modeling, the plug-in uses a neural network that has been trained to emulate the transistor preamp of a 1970s cassette recorder. Think of it as an artificial brain that remembers how the circuit reacts to various input signals. Unlike PreTUBE, PreFET is free, so anyone can get a slice of that vintage goodness. The controls are simple: there’s a gain knob and an output level slider.

PreFET is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.12 or higher in VST, AU and AAX formats(64 bit).

Get PreFET here

Analog Obsession TuPRE

Analog Obsession TuPREThe second preamp simulation this week comes from our regular guest Analog Obsession. TuPRE is a tube line amplifier with a custom passive 2-band program equalizer. The line amp delivers up to 45 dB of gain with virtual gain compensation. The two fixed equalizer bands operate as a 100 Hz low shelf and 10 kHz high shelf with 10dB boost and cut. The developer says that TuPRE is a fully custom design and not modeled after any particular hardware unit.

TuPRE is available for Windows and macOS in VST, VST3 and AU formats.

Download TuPRE here

Audio Vitamins Stochas

Audio Vitamins StochasStochas is a MIDI sequencer that runs as a plug-in in your DAW. It began as a commercial project by Audio Vitamins, but is now open source and available for free. Stochas offers some very cool randomization features for probability-based pattern creation and unique melodies, chords and drum grooves. It’s also fully MIDI-controllable, so you can control features like muting/unmuting layers, pattern changes and more via MIDI. This makes Stochas an awesome performance tool for live sets!

Stochas is available for Windows and macOS in VST and AU formats. As it’s now open source, other platforms and plug-in formats may follow.

Get Stochas on the project’s GitHub page

Videos

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