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Speculum – FREE Delay/Comb Filter Plugin

Speculum – FREE Delay/Comb Filter Plugin Decade Bridge recently released a unique plugin that we’re sharing with you and encouraging to check out, plus it’s free! Speculum is a Delay effect and Comb Filter combined int one unit that can be used for some pretty cool results. Switch between the effects and then send the audio signal through a low pass filter for further processing. The delay rate can be adjusted by moving the ‘Time’ dial to the specified amount (represented by divisions of time). The plugin really shines when you automate the parameters to produce flange/phase effects and it works particularly well for builds and drops. The interface is quite simple to follow with eight knobs dedicated to the typical controls you would see on a simple delay. Parameters such as Time, Feedback, Wet/Dry and Gain are all present but you get some additional controls as well for things like …

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DAW Cassette – Klevgrand Brings Back the Grit

DAW Cassette – Klevgrand Brings Back the Grit This week we want to share with you Klevgrand’s new plugin, DAW Cassette. DAW Cassette is a cassette tape emulation software that can immediately bring you back to the late 80’s/early 90’s for that classic sound only found on cassette. We played around with the plugin and it was extremely impressive, and we’re not being too generous, this was one of the coolest plugins we’ve reviewed in a while. Read our review then below that read an interview we had with the developers of DAW Cassette from Klevgrand. The interface is fun and easy to experiment with using the 6 buttons and 6 knobs to control each parameter. From left to right you have control over the Tape Quality, Head Quality, and Motor Quality, Input Gain, Output Gain, and finally a Dry/Wet Mix. The buttons available can alter the tape’s materials from Normal, …

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3D Cab Room – FREE Plugin from IK Multimedia

3D Cab Room – FREE Plugin from IK Multimedia IK Multimedia is a maker of many things in the music realm but today we are telling you about their recent move to make their 3D Cab Room plugin free. 3D Cab Room is an amplifier emulation plugin with the ability to position multiple microphones and simulate various rooms with different acoustic properties. Up until now, this was a locked feature exclusive to the paid version of Amplitube 4 Guitar Suite. The folks over at IK Multimedia decided it was time to share the love and made it available in the Amplitube Custom Shop software which is available to download FOR FREE from their website. Amplitube Custom Shop is a free software that has all sorts of cool features unlocked as part of it, but if you mind shelling out a few clams it has features that can be unlocked using their …

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KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge

KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge KVR Audio just announced their 2018 Developer Challenge, their seventh audio plug-in/audio application/soundware design competition. To enter you must create a completely new plugin/application/soundpack/sound library that can benefit the music community and release it for free. KVR members will vote on the entries and decide on the winner based on their definition of the best submission. This is where creativity counts the most, the plugin could be extremely innovative in the user interface or maybe it has a simple interface but is a killer under the hood. Play to your strengths, embrace your weaknesses, and have fun! Five winners will be selected to receive a cash prize along with a sixth ‘wildcard’ winner. The amount of prize money will be determined and funded by the KVR community via the Developer Challenge 2018 Donation Pool. Other sponsored prizes will be announced by KVR soon. Additionally, software prizes will be …

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Ultrakick – The Ultimate MaxforLive Device for Kick Drums (Interview)

Ultrakick – The Ultimate MaxforLive Device for Kick Drums (Interview) Today we want to share with you one of the most powerful and in-depth plugins we have ever seen for creating Kick drum sounds – Ultrakick. Ultrakick’s developer Daan Pothvaen reached out to us at Beat Lab so we checked out the plugin and were thoroughly impressed with what he created. A quick list of features is below; below that, we have a more in-depth review; finally, we had an opportunity to ask Daan some questions so check our interview too! 100% synthesis: no samples involved. 8 partials per oscillator with unprecedented options for sound design. Tuning: move all frequency-related envelopes up or down with a single click. Spread settings for frequency envelopes: create organic sounds with no effort. Action menus for quick actions like envelope randomization and osc partial presets. Accurate waveform image rendering. Numerical envelope point programming for high …

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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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Blue Screen of Death! – Isotonik Studios M4L Device

Blue Screen of Death! – Isotonik Studios M4L Device Isotonik Studios recently released a MaxforLive Device that recreates the Blue Screen of Death sound effect. Remember the glory days back when computers ran smoothly and no problems ever occurred, ever? Oh wait, that’s never been the case.If you have been fortunate enough to miss out on computer issues then you have been truly robbed of the bliss of seeing the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ known to many a computer user. This screen represents a generation of technical frustration brought upon innocent computer users worldwide. The blue screen of death is what happens when your computer is experiencing a critical malfunction that typically precedes the death of the computer.   That beloved sound was created by a freeze in the audio processors of the computer, an effect which has been recreated in Isotonik Studios’ BSOD plugin. The device freezes samples so it can …

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Super Spread Vocals – Sonnox VoxDoubler Toolbox

Super Spread Vocals – Sonnox VoxDoubler Toolbox Vocals are often the foundation of emotion in a song and what better way to enhance that emotion than doubling your vocals? Vocal doubling is beloved by producers and listeners alike as it adds so much depth and weight to an already beautiful sounding vocal take. The process of doubling vocals can easily become a daunting task the more complex your lyrics and vocal melodies are, and adjusting multiple takes comes with its own slew of obstacles. The solution to this time-consuming task was vocal doubler plugins, but vocal doubler plugins have been pretty limited up until now, with exceptions being far and few between (more on that later). Lucky for us Sonnox has finally released their VoxDoubler Toolbox that features 2 plugins called ‘Thicken’ and ‘Widen’. The pair of plugins can be used in isolation or combination to enhance vocals (or other …

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