VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49

29th Jun 2012 | 14:03

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
Another stack of software

Earlier this week, we asked if there are too many plug-in formats. That’s open to debate, but what can’t be denied is that, thanks to the new releases you’ll find over the next few pages, there are now more actual plug-ins on the market than ever before.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
PSP Audioware PSP BussPressor
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, $79

PSP Audioware has an enviable reputation for producing high quality audio processors, so the revelation that it’s releasing a compressor that’s optimised for group and master bus processing will be music to many people’s ears. It combines the sound of VCA compression with wide tuning capabilities, and allows you to adjust a sidechain high pass filter or apply parallel compression. The price listed above is an introductory one.

Buy or download demo of PSP Audioware PSP BussPressor

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
AudioGaming AudioWeather Bundle
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, €199

AudioWind and AudioRain are designed exclusively for emulating the weather elements that their names suggest, and are aimed primarily at sound designers who want a more controllable alternative to WAV files. Check out the intro video here; the price listed above is an introductory one.

Buy or download demo of AudioGaming AudioWeather Bundle

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

Billed as a “new concept in multi delay type effects,” Neo Plasma uses its Plasma Collision System to bring randomness to several parameters which supposedly results in a bigger and richer sound. Sporting chorus and flange effects, it’s said to be capable of sounding both classic and modern.

Buy or download demo of Sound Magic Neo Plasma

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
Mecha Audio Hex
PC/VST, $30

Hex is a bass synth that enables you to ‘play’ effects, wobbles, pitch bends and sound source changes from your MIDI keyboard. Notes themselves are played from a selectable scale.

Buy or download demo of Mecha Audio Hex

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
Soniqware picoSeries
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €34 each

Embracing the current fashion for ‘one knob’ plug-ins, the picoQuiet, picoEdge and picoTail are designed for noise reduction, attack transient processing and release transient processing respectively. To be strictly accurate, each plug-in has more than one knob, but they’re all pretty simple.

Buy or download demo of Soniqware picoSeries

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
Softrave/Syncersoft Boombox
PC/VST, €11

Make your music sound like it’s being played through an ‘80s boombox. You can tweak the lows and mids, and there’s also a bass boost control. For total authenticity, you have the option of emulating the sound of a cassette tape, too.

Buy or download demo of Softrave/Syncersoft Boombox

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 49
ToneBytes Industrial Noise
PC/VST, €15

You can add the sound of heavy industry to your music with this plug-in, which can produce the likes of motor, pump, fan, tool and machine tones. These ‘sound profiles can be loaded into three slots and mixed together, and there’s also a built-in EQ.

Buy or download demo of ToneBytes Industrial Noise


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