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nova3Tokyo Dawn Records acaba de publicar el vst Nova, un ecualizador dinámico con posibilidades expandidas.

NOVA is a parallel dynamic equalizer. Appearing in the familiar layout of a parametric equalizer, each band also includes a full featured dynamics section allowing the processor to cover an impressively wide range of applications. Be it a master lacking density, the drum bus asking for more crispiness, or a sibilance problem in your perfect take: NOVA has an elegant answer.

A user friendly WYSIWYG drag and drop display paired with a classic “knob” interface gives quick and smooth access to the various parameters driving NOVA’s powerful processing capabilities. With its four dynamic EQ bands and additional high-pass and low-pass filter sections, NOVA can meet the most exotic demand. Intuitive equal loudness functions help finding the optimal setting without getting distracted by loudness differences.

In practice, the processor covers a whole bucket of tasks:

  • Parametric equalization
  • Dynamic equalization
  • Frequency selective compression/expansion
  • Multi-band compression/expansion
  • Wideband compression

Of course NOVA features all helpers and workflow enhancements you’ve come to expect in a TDR plugin: A preset manager, undo/redo, A/B, detailed documentation, copy & paste, and much more.

thumpMetric Halo has released Thump, unique VST audio processor that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to a track or generate another sound entirely.

Thump is a unique audio processor that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to a track or generate another sound entirely. Thump looks at the pitch and dynamics of its audio input and uses this information to control its oscillators. You can add low end to drums, augment a bass or even create synthetic drones.
Thump is ideal for beefing up a kick drum, add low end to percussive tracks, re-create classic drum synth sounds, and more.

You can use Thump’s envelope driven, percussive sub-harmonic synth for the following things (among others):

– Build low-octave support for bass drum, tom, snare, and other percussive tracks
– Create kettle drum sounds from regular drum tracks
– Re-create the sounds of classic drum synths like the TR-808

Cross Platform – Mac AU, Mac/Win VST & Mac/Win Pro Tools AAX (Native + DSP).

Sanford-ReverbSanford Sound Design has released version 2.1 of Sanford Reverb, a free true stereo reverb effect plugin for Windows. The new version has been completely rewritten and is available for 64-bit VST hosts on Windows.

The Sanford Reverb is a true stereo reverb. It is capable of simulating everything from small rooms to giant cavernous spaces. Its sound is dense, clean, and crisp making it perfect for most situations. Left and right input channels each have a set of 3 early reflections that can be independently set. The filter section lets you shape the tone of the reverb’s output, and damping is provided to simulate wall absorption. Together these features let you shape the reverb sound to simulate almost any room.

Modulation is also provided to add motion to the reverb tail. The result is a more animated and lively reverb.

miditestsoundlibSoundlib has released Studio 1.1, a free software pack designed to help musicians in their work. Studio 1.1 includes two software utilities: AudioExplorer and MidiTest.
Audio Explorer is designed to be a quick way to preview a large number of audio files. We all have thousands of audio files on our disk drives and listening to all of them to find the right one can be a very tedious task. Audio Explorer is the quickest way to preview a large number of audio files.
If a user’s audio software does not react to their external MIDI controller, MidiTest is designed to help verify that the system receives the MIDI messages from an external MIDI controller.

tb303bitsonicBitsonic acaba de desarrollar una emulación de la Roland TB-303, ya disponible en descarga gratuita desde su web.

Se trata de un sintetizador de linea de bajo con las opciones de monofónico y polifónico, un único oscilador digital de modelado analógico, filtro, envolvente de volumen y efectos reverb, phaser y delay.

limited-ZLVC-Audio has announced the release of Limited-Z, a free limiter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Limited-Z is a specialized and easy-to-use limiter, based on the foundation of being a capable look-ahead brickwall limiter suitable for final mixing or mastering. Limited-Z dynamically combines several unique limiting algorithms to provide transparent limiting on all audio sources. Limited-Z is capable of substantial levels of compression/limiting without inadvertently creating excessive amounts of audible distortion.

Limited-Z is based on LVC-Audio’s full-featured mastering limiter, Limited-MAX. It includes many of the underlying limiting processing engines, while simplifying the user interface. This includes a special customized variable clipping algorithm based on LVC-Audio’s ClipShifter. The result is a mastering limiter that is both configurable and useful, without a significant learning curve. Internally, Limited-Z includes attack and release controls, look-ahead, stereo linking, program-dependent release timing, dynamic EQ, and DC filtering; however, these internal settings are packaged into several unique limiter modes.

Although Limited-Z is a designed to be easy to use, it includes many standard and useful LVC-Audio features. This includes an output meter including VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness metering; waveform history display with RMS; adjustable scale for all metering; AutoGain control (for auditioning the sound of the limiter without volume changes); undo/redo history; and A/B comparison controls.

The paid version of Limited-Z adds the following features:

  • Selectable secondary metering that includes Input Level, estimated Distortion Level, and ISP meter
  • K-Metering of input and output levels
  • Linear-phase oversampling (2x, 4x, or 8x)
  • Continually adjustable output margin control between 0 dB and -1.5 dB, and 0 dB and -10 dB for post-production
  • Adjustable X/Y controls for the Dynamic Algorithm settings for easily fine-tuning the limiter’s overall sound and aggressiveness

midikeyswitcher4drX has released MidiKeySwitcher, a free MIDI VST Plugin for Windows that makes it simple for keyboard players to select and change presets of your favorite synths with a MIDI Channel Map, Program Changes, Bank and Subbank Changes with KeySwitches on your lower keys.

MidiKeySwitcher is a VST plugin which defines simple 2-key switches to select a Midi Channel and send Midi Messages to select Programs and Banks+SubBanks from a Midi keyboard set to a fixed channel. Its ultimate purpose is to free the keyboard player from the computer mouse to browse plugin presets (Programs and Banks) and be able to change instruments (Midi Channel) without having to press convoluted combinations of buttons.

Setup instructions:
All plugins with Midi output are configured in the same way. You can for instance replace Xfer’s Cthulhu by Midikeyswticher in the following tutorials:

  • Steinberg’s Cubase Setup (You’ll need Cubase Artist if you want to use a different channel for each instrument and you use plugins that can’t select an input Midi channel themselves)
  • Ableton’s Live Setup (Please note though that program/bank/subbank changes will be sent correctly but you won’t be able to select an output channel because everything is bizarrely converted to channel 1 when one sends midi from one track to another in Ableton Live. Why? Ask Ableton developers…)
  • Apple’s Logic Setup (I couldn’t test it 🙁 Folks, donate generously so I can afford a Mac!)
  • Topten’s Cantabile Setup (You’ll need the paid “Solo” version if you want to use a different channel for each instrument and you use plugins that can’t select an input Midi channel themselves) No link for instructions? Cm’on pal you don’t need a tutorial for this!

polyanaAdmiral Quality ofrece una licencia gratuita de su sinte virtual Poly-Ana a cambio de diseñar una interfaz gráfica (skin).

En estos enlaces está toda la información, además de preguntas frecuentes y una guía de ayuda.

analogfourPresentamos la traducción al castellano de la guía rápida de iniciación de la Analog Four, una aportación de Elektron al mundo de los sintetizadores analógicos con mucha personalidad y diversión garantizada. Una maquina con la que sacar el máximo partido a esos momentos de inspiración y obtener resultados inmediatos sin perderse en el abismo. Para ello necesitaras conocer a fondo todas las posibilidades que te ofrece, por lo que esperamos que esta guía rápida te sea de ayuda, y a demás puedas complementar con la guía de referencia completa sobre la que ya estamos trabajando para poner a tu disposición.



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TAL-Reverb-4Togu Audio Line has released TAL-Reverb-4, a free VST effect plugin for Windows and Mac.


TAL-Reverb-4 is a standalone version of the high quality reverb implemented in TAL-Sampler.


– Modulated vintage reverb sound.
– Very diffuse sound.
– Fast build up time, also with long reverb sounds.
– Works on almost every audio material.
– Easy to use.
– Only stereo channels supported.


labiosVivimos en la era de la globalización. Todo usuario conectado a internet puede consultar y comprar en cualquier parte alrededor del mundo sin importar la localización real del producto. Esto es bueno. O debería serlo. El cliente tiene más opciones para elegir y los proveedores mayor número de ventas potenciales. Todos contentos.

La realidad no es tan idílica. La dificultad para controlar el mercado a través de internet amplifica los problemas locales como los límites en los márgenes de beneficios o los plazos de entrega. Si un Estado grava con impuestos más que otro ciertos productos, reduce la competencia con el extranjero porque no pueden alcanzarse las mismas ofertas. Y este problema aumenta a medida que los pequeños comercios desaparecen dejando paso libre a empresas más grandes y poderosas que condicionan el mercado y aceleran ese proceso de extinción.

El asunto se complica porque esos pequeños comercios solían ejercer prácticas abusivas en su entorno local y el cliente debía someterse a sus caprichos generando resentimiento. Se sentían seguros y no previeron los posibles cambios en el futuro a medio plazo. En ese futuro, que ya es presente, los clientes, por despecho han huido a ofertas externas sin apenas comparar precios. Y en la mayoría de los casos han acertado en el ahorro. Ni los gastos de envío ni el infundado miedo a problemas por averías y devoluciones han disuadido las motivaciones del comprador.

En el universo del arte la cosa es igual de complicada, con la diferencia que antes ya lo era igualmente. En época de la industria tradicional era muy difícil acceder a formar parte de ella. Los instrumentos eran caros y de difícil acceso, la formación musical no era prioritaria en favor de otras más seguras, los estudios de grabación tenían minutas excesivas y los que empezaron a ofrecer precios populares llegaron tarde, cuando la democratización de la tecnología ya había encerrado a los músicos en sus locales de ensayo y estudios domésticos.

espaldaA partir de ese momento, cuando todos pensábamos que por fin iba a ser posible llegar al público sin una inversión económica desmesurada, sucedió el apocalipsis de la globalización artística: la oferta comenzó a superar… Sigue leyendo

tascamTASCAM Hi-Res Editor is a new, free application that plays and edits up to 11MHz DSD or 384kHz WAV files. The software allows playback and export of DSD files without converting to PCM audio. This free app is available now as a free download for Windows, with a Mac OS X version coming soon.

DSD Audio can be played through USB devices that support it, such as the TEAC UD-501 and HA-P90SD. In cases where a PCM interface is used, or even the computer’s built-in audio, the software automatically plays DSD back through the interface at any sample rate. A section of the DSD recording can be exported as a new file, either in DSD or WAV format, to separate one long performance into individual tracks. Two DSD files can also be combined into a new file, for example when a file over 2GB is divided. In addition to the above, Hi-Res Editor can change the gain of WAV format audio.


Charlatan2BlauKraut Engineering has announced the release of version 2.0 of Charlatan for Windows. This is a major overhaul of the popular freeware soft synth.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog (VA) synthesizer plugin with focus on sound quality and easy usability. It comes with a flexible, yet not overwhelming feature set which encourages artists to start tweaking instead of just relying on presets. Inspite of it’s simplicity, Charlatan’s architecture is flexible enough to create both classic sounds and rather experimental noises. While making no compromise about sound quality, the sound engine has been highly optimized for efficient CPU usage making Charlatan well suited as a “bread and butter” synth even in projects with a large number of plugin instances.

Key Features

  • 2 oscillators with shape modulation
  • Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation
  • Unison mode with upto 7 voices and stereo spread
  • Stereo noise generator
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators
  • LFO with host tempo synchronization
  • 3 filter types modeled after classic analog hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) and 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass, bandpass
  • 3 voice modes: Monophonic, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic
  • Ultra-low CPU usage

OrpheusBSerrano has released Orpheus, a free vst String/Organ-machine synth for Windows.


– 2 generators with 3 strings type + organ
-128 voices polyphonic
– Unison
– Mono mode with portamento
– Vibrato
– 3 bands resonators with LFO and randomize button.
– Low / High EQ
– Chorus
– Delay
– Auto-Pan
– Tremolo
– Fake LCD display for patch management

TightenerSanford Sound Design has released version 2.1 of Sanford Bass Tightener, a completely rewritten version of the spatial effect plug-in, now also available for 64-bit VST hosts on Windows.

The Sanford Bass Tightener is a spatial effect for tightening up the stereo spread. It allows you to set the frequencies below a certain specified frequency to mono, for example 120Hz, while allowing the higher frequencies to remain in stereo. This can help during mixing/mastering by keeping the the bass tight and centered and the higher range nice and wide.


1.0 – Original version
2.0 – GUI created with g200kg’s SkinMan and KnobMan programs.
2.1 – Rebuilt from scratch and compiled as a 64 bit plugin.

The Sanford Bass Tightener is a spatial effect for tightening up the stereo spread. It allows you to set the frequencies below a certain specified frequency to mono, for example 120Hz, while allowing the higher frequencies to remain in stereo. This can help during mixing/mastering by keeping the the bass tight and centered and the higher range nice and wide.

Key Features

– Low CPU usage
– Four filter slopes
– Four output modes
– Adjustable bass amplitude
– Adjustable stereo spread


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