Lindell Audio, makers of fairly affordable hardware, have announced the release of plugin emulations of said hardware.
There are three units emulated: 7X-500 FET Compressor, PEX-500 Passive EQ, 6X-500 Preamp. They’re yours for $99 each, which could also be said to be fairly affordable. A fourth plugin is also available if you want the whole shebang – ChannelX Channelstrip, a strip with all the aforementioned plugins in one housing. You can grab it for $249.
The graphics are purrty too.
Check out the full lineup and details at Lindell Plugins. Let us know if you try them and tell us what you think.
PSP Audioware has released a new version of their flagship mastering limiter – PSP Xenon v 1.5.0. What’s more, they’ve prepared a special offer For next 120 hours only you can buy PSP Xenon v. 1.5.0 at the special price of $69. If you’re a registered user of other PSP plugins you can get the PSP Xenon at a lower price (up to 50% additional discount). Log into your account for more details. Starting from 3rd October 2014 regular price $249 will be applied.
CamelPhat and CamelSpace have been updated with 64 new presets and AAX support. The update is free for all current users. CamelCrusher is also now available in AAX format.
To celebrate, CamelPhat and CamelSpace are on sale for 35% off. Until 9 October, each is available for $55 / €44 / £38.
Plugin Boutique have released VirtualCZ, a new virtual instrument inspired by 1980s synthesizers.
VirtualCZ uses Phase Distortion – which is similar to FM Synthesis but easier to program. It can make great pads, leads, bass, percussion and RAVE ORGAN sounds that will fit into a wide variety of genres.
Many people fondly remember the CZ synths and they have become retro-classics that are highly sought after, having been used on countless techno, house, rave and synth-pop records in the late 80s and early 90s. Lots of artists still use them today for their unique sounds.
But VirtualCZ is more than just a clone.
The synthesis engine of the original hardware is modeled in the plug-in which can load and transmit CZ SYSEX patches, but the plug-in goes beyond the hardware to offer new sound possibilities and usability features. It’s much more fun to edit, since all the important synthesis parameters have their own control. It includes things not found on the originals such as switchable envelope generators (ADSR or 8-Stage MSEG) and Unison modes.
Developed by Oli Larkin (www.olilarkin.co.uk) with graphics by Philippe Decuyper (www.eareckon.com), VirtualCZ ships with a library of great presets offering both retro and modern sounds by Plugin Boutique’s sound designers and artists.
VirtualCZ is available to purchase exclusively from Plugin Boutique for $99 / £59.
Universal Audio has announced a new UAD-2 Satellite hardware which allows you to run UAD plugins with the help of its onboard DSP. The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, as it’s called, comes in octo or quad versions (eight or four SHARC processors) depending on your needs and of course connects via Thunderbolt. It has dual Thunderbolt ports and you can combine it with other UAD cards for more power.
Toontrack has announced Reggae EZmix Pack, the latest addition to the line of expansions for EZmix 2. In this EZmix pack, Toontrack teamed up with the Swedish reggae studio Rub-a-Dub Studios.
”We did something unique this time”, says Ulf Edlund, Toontrack’s sound designer. ”We brought a digital rig and ran it alongside the analog setup at the studio. We then A/B tested and matched all tones and settings against that. We were really blown away by how the emulations in the back end of EZmix 2 performed”, he says.
The end result is an impressive collection of tape saturated, tube-sizzling and warm settings for a wide range of instruments and mix scenarios. It doesn’t only cover the essential guitar and bass tones, but comes with complete effect chains for drums, piano, organ, percussion, horns and vocals. On top of that, it has the genre’s characteristic aux bus effect presets with phasers, delays, plate and spring reverbs. And of course, the eternal, dwindling self feeding dub-delays.
More info about Reggae EZmix Pack can be found on the Toontrack website.
Metric Halo has launched version 2 of its Production Bundle of plugins. It includes a brand new plugin but also new features including. (more…)
Now here’s something completely new in the Pro Tools world! Blue Cat Audio have released Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script, a new scripting plugin that can be programmed to build custom audio and MIDI effects or virtual instruments, without quitting your DAW. (more…)
GForce is offering you to buy Virtual String Machine and Expansion Pack for 50% off the regular purchase price. Virtual String Machine contains sounds from many classic machines, such as the Solina, and Yamaha’s GX-1 and Korg’s Lambda.
Priced at just £49.99 and £34.99 inc VAT respectively ($67.00 and $47.00 approx) the offer runs for a strictly limited period from Tuesday 16th September until Tuesday 23rd September, 2014.
Metric Halo is running a fall sale on their awesome interfaces. They’re as much $1000+ off.
This special pricing is available through your local Metric Halo dealer or distributor, as well as directly from Metric Halo via the online store. Offer expires 10/31/2014.