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faSampleDelay – FREE Phase Alignment Utility

faSampleDelay – FREE Phase Alignment Utility Forward Audio announced recently the beta release of their plugin – faSampleDelay. The plugin is meant to be a phase alignment utility to make minor adjustments to your audio phases. This is what Forward Audio had to say about it, “faSampleDelay will be your new favourite sample delay Plugin with an unrivaled intuitive GUI. You need a versatile and reliable tool for small phase alignment tasks in your guitar or drum recording? This is the ultimate choice.” Below are some of the features: Sample accurate time delay up to 100.000 Samples / approximately 2 seconds @ 48 kHz Fully scalable GUI A/B comparisons 4 different input units (ms, foot, meter & Samples) Intuitive delay knob with adjustable min and max values for narrow delay spans Samplerate linkable to time delay CPU saving algorithm Supports Samplerates between 44.100 – 192.000 Hz The user interface is pretty …

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VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth

VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth Igorski recently announced the release of a free VST plugin that emulates the sounds of the original Commodore 64 system – VSTSID. The plugin is designed to resemble the web-based plugin WebSID which is a fun experiment by the same developers built for Google Chrome. VSTSID is exactly the same as WebSID except it is designed for use in your DAW as a VST or VST3 plugin; VSTSID features a Ring Modulator in place of the Delay effect seen on the Web version. VSTSID emulates the sound of the Commodore 64 which is known for its infamous 8-bit arpeggiator. Aside from the ring modulator the adjustments that are possible to make to the timbre of the sound are quite limited. Despite the filter effect not being true to the original, the sound of the pulse-width modulation found on the Commodore 64 computers is quite accurately emulated here in the plugin …

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Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin

Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin Temper is a free distortion plugin released by Creative Intent that has a unique charm we wanted to share with you! This plugin was originally priced at $10 but then the developers decided to re-release it for, and share the source code. All those interested in programming can now take a look under the hood of the plugin and see how its algorithm makes it such a powerful tool. The interface is simple to use, there are three knobs for controlling the tone of the distortion itself (curve, drive, saturation), a cutoff and resonance knob for the filter, a feedback knob for increasing the overdrive signal, and a volume knob for increasing the output of the overall sound. The saturation curve can add warmth and bite to your sound, and the phase distortion can add real character and clarity to your sound. Let’s get more into …

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ADHD – Free Tube Leveling Amp Plugin

ADHD – Free Tube Leveling Amp Plugin Audio Tools recently announced the release of their plugin ADHD, an emulation of hardware leveling tube amps, similar to the classic LA-2A Leveling Amplifier. Leveling amplifiers are typically associated with subtle compression for adding flavor and the ADHD stays true to form, it works especially well with a light touch. What sets this plugin apart from other leveling amplifier emulations? ADHD has an unusual amount of knobs for compressors of this type which gives you much more control over your compression parameters. On the interface, you will notice the classic VU meter smack dab in the middle of the plugin, next you may notice the typical two knobs for Gain and Peak Reduction. The developers of this plugin went the extra mile though and gave us controls for Attack, Release, Ratio, and Dry/Wet. These controls make it a much more flexible tool than the …

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DLYM – Imaginado Releases FREE Delay Modulator Plugin

DLYM – Imaginado Releases FREE Delay Modulator Plugin Imaginado recently released a free plugin called DLYM, a Delay effect with an internal LFO (hence Modulator). Imaginado is known for its popular DRC synth it released last year and its class of iOS apps for controlling Ableton Live and Traktor. DLYM produces a chorus and flanger effect that is modeled from the DRC effects engine. As per usual with Imaginado’s plugins, DLYM has a clean and simple interface adhering to the flat design world, with a minimalistic approach in mind. The plugin has the following features: 2 processing modes – ‘Analog emulation’ and ‘Dimension style’. 6 time syncable modulation waveforms – Sine, Square, Saw, Triangle, Sample & Hold and Filtered Sample & Hold. Adjustable stereo spread. Crossover/cutoff to control frequency range of the effect. Built-in preset/patch manager. Imaginado also said this on their website, “Whether you’re looking to add just a touch …

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Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin

Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin Swedish research center – Notam – recently released a plugin called Mammut which is a free sound design tool that can turn your sounds into total insanity. The plugin works on a frequency wide level so that any transformations made affect the whole spectrum, this way very specific minor or major changes be made to yield crazy results. The developer stated the following, “Mammut is a rather unpredictable program, and the user must get used to letting go of control over the time axis. The sounding results are often surprising and exciting. Mammut is also ideal for common operations such as filtering, spectrum shift and convolution and it provides an optimal performance.” Basically what you have is a frequency shifter and an EQ that can be used to warp audio into something far more mangled than the initial sound. You also have the ability to edit …

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Free Time-Stretching Plugin – PaulXStretch!

Free Time-Stretching Plugin – PaulXStretch! Xenakios recently released a free plugin for stretching audio to experimental dimensions beyond minor warping and adjustment. The key behind the craziness is the PaulStretch algorithm which allows audio to be stretched to the extreme while maintaining sample speed/tempo. Slight distortions will occur but users are encouraged to utilize it creatively! The develop claims that minor adjustments are not the suggested application of the plugin, “The plugin is only suitable for radical transformation of sounds. It is not suitable at all for subtle time corrections and such. Ambient music and sound design are probably the most suitable use cases.” In any case, the workflow is simple: insert the plugin on a track with the audio you intend to stretch, hit capture to record the audio. Once you’ve captured audio you can isolate any portion of it and stretch accordingly. This plugin can deliver pitch-shifting and time-warping but as …

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HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin

HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin HY-Plugins has released a free VST/AU plugin called HY-TP2; it is a useful tremolo AND autopan plugin. The plugin comes with a Mod Wave section where waveform selections can be made to choose the type of modulation wave (sinewave, triangle, ramp up, ramp down, log up, log down, square, and random). There is a phase adjustment knob right below the waveform selection to adjust for timing issues and a smoothing knob next to that to smooth out the modulation shapes. The tremolo/panner section is straightforward with standard rate, depth and modulation width knobs (or a sync button to lock into the track tempo). The width modulation knob actually adjusts the balance between the tremolo and autopan effects. A dual filter section follows that with hi and lo-pass knobs. Finally, there is a volume knob to send out to your DAW. The GUI is resizable, includes …

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