Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tokyo Dawn Labs - TDR VOS SlickEQ

TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer designed for ease of use, musical flexibility and impeccable sound.

Three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout offer fast and intuitive access to four distinct EQ modes, each representing a set of distinct EQ curves and behaviors. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to exclusively process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. “stereo width”) without additional sum/difference encoding.

In order to warm up the material with additional harmonic content, SlickEQ offers a switchable EQ non-linearity and an output stage with 3 different saturation models. These options are meant to offer subtle and interesting textures, rather than obvious distortion. The effect is made to add the typical “mojo” often associated with classy audio gear.

An advanced 64bit multirate processing scheme practically eliminates typical problems of digital EQ implementations such as frequency warping, quantization distortion and aliasing.
Beside the primary controls, the plug-in comes with an array of additional helpers: Advanced preset management, undo/redo, quick A/B comparison, copy & paste, an online help, editable labels, mouse-wheel support and much more.

SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).

Key specs and features

  • Intuitive, yet flexible semi parametric EQ layout
  • Full featured, modern user interface with outstanding usability and ergonomics
  • Carefully designed 64bit “delta” multi-rate structure
  • Three EQ bands with additional 18dB/Oct high-pass filter
  • Four distinct EQ models: “American”, “British”, “German” and “Soviet” with optional non-linearity
  • Four output stages: “Linear”, “Silky”, “Mellow” and “Deep”
  • Advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“stateful saturation”)
  • Highly effective and musically pleasing loudness compensated auto gain control
  • Oversampled signal path including stateful saturation algorithms
  • Stereo and sum/difference processing options
  • Tool-bar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more
Developer: Tokyo Dawn Labs


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Synthtronic - Uno FM

Uno FM

Sounds like 80' Yamaha FM 4 Operator

Developer: Synthtronic


Friday, March 21, 2014

Roazhon DSP - BrainStormer

BrainStormer is a freeware virtual analog synthesizer.

  • 3 stereo oscillators with retrig, phase, wave stretch, stereo dephasing controls
  • Flexible FM & ring modulation
  • Filter (LP, BP, HP, Peak, Notch) with dedicated ENV, key follow
  • 2 LFOs with large frequency range (up to 2kHz), retrig, bpm sync, phase, clipping, independant destination amount controls, self modulation
  • 2 mod ENVs with ADSR, independant destination amount controls, self modulation
  • 2 extra modulator sources (wheel, pitchbend, velocity, ENVs and LFOs)
  • 84 destinations for modulators
  • Panic, main volume, polyphony, note mode, portamento, pitchbend controls
  • Internal oversampling x2, 100% home-made dsp code
  • VST3 and VST2.4 (32 and 64 bits versions)
Developer: Roazhon DSP


Saturday, March 15, 2014

BKSynthLab - Intro


  • Mono/polyphonic .
  • 4 Oscillators, 64 built-in waveforms.
  • Noise generator (white and pink).  
  • 2 Filters,
     Filter Stages is now a pin, and allows selection of from 1 to 8 stages
     Gain Compensation option for LP, HP and BP filter types.
     Individual Frequency, Resonance, Level, Pan, Keytrack
     controls for each filter.
  • 10 ADSR envelopes. 
  • 3 LFOs.
  • Sequence mod with 16 programmable steps.
  • 4x16 step trancegate .
  • 8x16 step ENV gate .
  • Effect block with chorus, delay, eq .    
Developer: BKSynthLab


Monday, March 10, 2014

Findasound - Modern Maksum

Modern Maksum is a set of 80 drumloops @ 120 BPM in wave 16-bit 48 kHz format.

Developer: Findasound


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Findasound - EasternONE

EasternONE is a VSTi virtual instrument for Windows, it includes middle eastern instruments with some velocity switch samples for some patches.

  • Oud 8 Patches with different sounds.
  • Accordion 3 patches.
  • Semsemia 2 patches (never sampled before).
  • Mejwiz (traditional Arabic woodwind instrument).
  • Ney (traditional Arabic woodwind instrument).
  • Qanoun (traditional Arabic String instrument).
  • Kaman 3 patches (Arabic version of Violin).
  • Santour.
  • Clarinet.
Developer: Findasound