VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 21

31st Aug 2011 | 11:11

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 21
Three new tools

Plug-in developers seem to have been easing back on the new releases during this late summer period, but the advantage for those who have put out wares is that it gives them all the more room to shine. Read on for a triple hit of synth, metering and effect goodness.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 21
Dimitry Sches Diversion
PC/VST, $150

Diversion almost seems too inconsequential a name for what looks like a pretty serious synth. It’s got four oscillators, two bus processors (each of which offers a multimode filter), effects, modulation options and an arpeggiator/trance gate. It’s designed for use in ‘any genre’ of electronic music.

Buy or download demo ofDimitry Sches Diversion

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 21
Brainworx bx_meter
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, €75

If you want to get a better idea of what’s going on with the levels in your mixes, this metering plug-in might help. It displays both peak and RMS levels, and also the relationship between the two of them with the centred dynamic LEDs. There’s also a Mid/Side mode to go with the standard L/R one.

Buy or download demo of Brainworx bx_meter

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 21
Kuassa Kratos Maximizer
PC, Mac/VST, AU, $54.95

This is billed as a transparent, mastering-grade look-ahead brickwall limiter and loudness maximizer that can be strapped across your master channel. At its heart is a single Maximize knob, though Texture, Release, Knee and Ceiling parameters can also be tweaked.

Buy or download demo of Kuassa Kratos Maximizer


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