VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41

29th Mar 2012 | 10:04

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
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Now that the dust has settled on Musikmesse 2011, let’s take a moment to consider all the new plug-ins that have been released into the wild over the past couple of weeks. There’s a fair selection, so stick the kettle on and dive in.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
XILS-lab Chor'X
PC/VST, AU, RTAS, €39

This ‘spatializer chorus’ offers three types of vintage chorus effect (modelled on the three Bucket Brigade Delay types) and is said to be capable of adding “space, depth and other dimensions to your instruments”. Signals can be positioned in the stereo image and there’s a variety of modulation options.

Buy or download demo of XILS-lab Chor’X

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
Iosono Anymix
PC, Mac/VST, RTAS, €150

Do you create surround sound mixes? If so, this new plug-in could help. It enables you to upmix from any source up to 8.1 surround, and gives you precise editing control over each input channel. The price listed above is an introductory one.

Buy or download demo of Iosono Anymix

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
Tek'It Audio Arp-EQ
PC/VST, €12

If your arpeggiation needs aren’t currently being met, here’s a plug-in solution that sports six playback modes and a four-octave range. Shuffle and gate and transpose functions are on offer, while you can adjust the velocity for each note and choose to play chords note sequences.

Buy or download demo of Tek’It Audio Arp-EQ

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
MTS Audio Labs Remix
PC/VST, €79

A live remixing console that features seven loop players, all of which sync to one tempo. There are randomisation features, too, so it’s possible to quickly create something new. Interestingly, you also get a controller template for Lemur for iPad.

Buy or download demo of MTS Audio Labs Remix

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
GuDA Audio Euterpe
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €29

Another virtual analogue synth that operates in both monophonic and polyphonic modes. There are two oscillators, both of which have a multiple oscillators mode that can be used for extra phat and supersaw-type sounds

Buy or download demo of GuDA Audio Euterpe

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
Sound Magic Neo Preamp
PC/VST, €49

We’ve had Neo Dynamic, which models compressors and limiters, and now Sample Magic has released the Neo Preamp, which recreates a vintage channel strip. You’re given six controls, 16 presets and, apparently, a whole lot of audio colouring potential.

Buy or download a demo of Sound Magic Neo Preamp

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
Klanghelm DC8C
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €20

Remember Klanghelm’s free DC1A compressor? This is the full version that it’s derived from and offers a clean sound and more flexibility. You can morph between FeedForward and FeedBack characteristics, and if you just want the basics, there’s an Easy mode.

Buy or download a demo of Klanghelm DC8C

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
HOFA IQ-Comp
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, €88.90

Hofa has kept it simple with the claim that this “make-it-better-compressor makes your music sound better”. It’s said to have intelligent/adaptive attack, release and ratio settings and be simple to use. Use it for vocals, drums or anything else you fancy.

Buy or download a demo of HOFA IQ-Comp

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 41
Studiodevices VLX-1
PC/VST, €25

Based on a late ‘80s/early ‘90s low-budget hardware reverb, this unashamedly nostalgic convolution processor offers 12 reverb types with 16 lengths each, reverb times from 100ms to 50 seconds, PreDelay and high frequency roll-off parameters and more.

Buy or download a demo of Studiodevices VLX-1


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