VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52

16th Aug 2012 | 15:36

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
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New plug-ins have been arriving at a rate of knots since we were with you last, as you’re about to discover. And don’t forget this week’s announcements of iZotope Alloy 2 and Brainworx bx_stereomaker.

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VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
TubeOhm Gamma Ray
PC/VST, €59

We covered Tube-Ohm’s Alpha Ray in our free software round-up a few months ago, and this can be seen as a better-sounding, more feature-rich version. It’s a 10-voice polyphonic instrument with effects and a polyphonic sequencer/arpeggiator built-in.

Buy or download demo of TubeOhm Gamma Ray

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Minimal System Instruments Punch Evolved Compressor
PC/VST, £19.99

This is a revised version of the original Punch Compressor. It emulates Universal Audio’s 1176E while also adding sound shaping features such as Mid/Side processing, an EQ and a gate. It’s said to be particularly “fantastic” when used on drums.

Buy or download demo of Minimal System Instruments Punch Evolved Compressor

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
MuTools MUX VST
PC/VST, €49

A modular synth and effect plug-in that can be used as everything from a vintage synth to a sample player, a multiband compressor or a stereo reverb. It comes with loads or presets, while also enabling you to build your own instruments and effects.

Buy or download demo of MuTools MUX VST

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Synthblitz Audio Nitroflex
PC/VST, €29

A genre-specific instruments that’s marketed squarely at producers of house music. Nitroflex is said to be capable of creating both ‘old’ and futuristic sounds and comes with 200 presets. These include pianos, basses, plucks, leads, synths, effects and pads.

Buy or download demo of Synthblitz Audio Nitroflex

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Mildon Studios R23 Reference Monitor
PC/VST, $14

This is the latest of several plug-ins that are designed to make it more feasible for you to mix on headphones rather than with monitors. It simulates speaker cross-feed, room absorption and room reflection.

Buy or download demo of Mildon Studios R23 Reference Monitor

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Centipeak Drum Experience
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, $259

Not just a drum plug-in, but a drum experience, you understand. Offering 127 velocity layers, 16 controllable mics, insert effects and a flexible internal routing system, this is a sample-based solution that promises short loading times. One kit comes included and you can buy two others as add-ons.

Buy or download demo of Centipeak Drum Experience

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
SonicXTC Analog Phaser Module 111
PC/VST, $29.99

This plug-in simulates the sound of two independent phasers working in tandem or in different directions. If that isn’t enough, you can use the Regenerate section to run the signal back through the phasers again. There are also two step LFOs and a vintage delay.

Buy or download demo of SonicXTC Analog Phaser Module 111

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
LSR Audio Dynamics Detail
PC, Mac/VST, AU, RTAS, $49

A compressor/expander that’s said to feature an ‘original’ compression algorithm. You can use it to reduce or amplify attacks and boost or attenuate sustain. The Mix control is on-hand to help out with parallel compression.

Buy or download demo of LSR Audio Dynamics Detail

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Mecha Audio Remus
PC/VST, $30

A drum machine that contains 10 virtual analogue percussion instruments. These are purely synthesised - no samples are involved in the tone creation. Everything is automatable and you get built-in delay and reverb.

Buy or download demo of Mecha Audio Remus

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
SonicXTC ARM 101
PC/VST, $29.99

At heart, this is a ring modulator, but a dual-channel tube amp, a tube echo unit, a 2-pole ladder filter and a chorus/flanger pedal are also included in the ARM 101 signal chain. As a result, SonicXTC believes that it’s come up with a ring modulator that’s “musical useful”.

Buy or download demo of SonicXTC ARM 101

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
kiloHearts Faturator
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €15

Designed to add a bit of grit to your sounds, Faturator is said to be capable of everything from gentle warming to heavy saturation and digital fuzz. It promises to do this while preserving dynamics, while stereo widening is on the agenda, too.

Buy or download demo of kiloHearts Faturator

VST/AU plug-in instrument/effect round-up: Week 52
Inear Display Eurydice
PC, Mac/VST, AU, €20

There are two parallel processors in this sound mangler. Each one offers a granulizer/stutter effect, a multimode filter, a bitcrusher and an LFO, giving you the tools you need to create lo-fi sounds, drills and glitches.

Buy or download demo of Inear Display Eurydice


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