Captain Chords 2.0 – Composition Simplified

Captain Chords 2.0 – Composition Simplified Mixed In Key recently launched the most recent update to their Captain Chords plugin, Captain Chords 2.0. We’ve had our eyes on the whole Captain suite of plugins for a while now and with the update thought it’d be a perfect time to finally try it out and give it a proper review. Captain Chords 2.0 is just one of many in the Captain suite of plugins, so we’ll touch on the other plugins that come with the bundle later on in the review!     Captain Chords 2.0 has a clean interface that can be navigated easily and quickly, the very first screen you’ll see when opening the plugin is where you decide which key you’ll be composing your chords in (you have an option to not see this screen at the bottom). There are a number of different scales to choose from ranging from …

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MS EQ COMP – FREE Midside Compressor

MS EQ COMP – FREE Midside Compressor Internet Co. recently released a FREE mid-side equalizer and compressor plugin called simply MS EQ COMP. The plugin is available both for Windows and Mac OS platforms. It is a straightforward plugin in design and function which we’re quite grateful for, it’s part of what makes this such a quality plugin. The effect features a 3-band equalizer specifically for adjusting the center or the sides. If you aren’t interested in getting that type of processing you can link the modules in order to work in stereo by pressing a clearly labeled and easy to see button at the bottom of the plugin’s GUI. A bonus feature is a preset manager where you can save and recall your favorite presets. Internet Co. features this description on their website – MS EQ COMP can encode standard STEREO (left/right) signal to MS (middle and side) and add EQ …

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Regrader – FREE Lo-Fi Delay from Igorski

Regrader – FREE Lo-Fi Delay from Igorski Igorski has released Regrader, a Lo-Fi Delay plugin, for free in VST format. We’ve covered Igorski’s tech before with an article on the VSTSID plugin he released a bit back and we’re excited to see what he has done this time! Regrader comes with a user interface reminiscent of an old Windows system that it has 5 sections – Echoes, Gravel, Horror, Warble, and Filter. The Echo section is the main control section for aspects of the delay like time, feedback, and mix. Gravel, Horror, and Warble all contribute to the effect’s more unique elements that will warrant crazy sounding results. Here’s what Igorski had to say about it, Regrader provides a delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways to provide a malevolent twist on the ears. Echoes disintegrate, are decimated, piercingly oscillate and are finally mangled into a sound reminiscent of a …

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dpMeter3 – FREE Metering Tool from TBProAudio

dpMeter3 – FREE Metering Tool from TBProAudio TBProAudio just released their most recent version of dpMeter, dpMeter 3. The plugin is “a precise digital audio multi channel meter including RMS, EBU R 128 and TruePeak (intersample) measurement. It is the successor of the very popular dpMeter II and adds GUI resizing and preset management.” See the features list below: Features click-free 64-bit internal processing 2 measurement modes: RMS/EBU R 128 multi channel metering: 2-6 RMS channels, 2.0 stereo, 4.0, 4.1 and 5.1 surround RMS: integrated, momentary, peak and true peak EBU R 128: integrated, momentary, short term, true pack and loudness range true peak measurement based on ITU BS.1770-4 K/A/B/C/M-weighting filter continuous/synced measurement record metering results as automation data large and accurate live meters Adjustable pre-gain Manual loudness/peak/TP match with given reference level Loudness delta mode GUI scaling Preset management The features listed demonstrate a nice array of options available to users, especially …

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World Cup Horn Suppressor – Zynaptiq’s A.I. Solution to Futbol Noise

World Cup Horn Suppressor – Zynaptiq’s A.I. Solution to Futbol Noise The World Cup may have just ended but the excitement is only just beginning for the NEXT World Cup in 2022. Fortunately for us, this time around fans may have noticed various broadcasts’ signals sounding relatively clean and free of those blaring horns (commonly referred to as Vuvuzelas or compressor horns) that were so prominent in 2010 and 2014. This is all thanks to an impressive plugin developed by Zynaptiq called simply, “World Cup Horn Suppressor”. The technology built within the plugin is capable of suppressing the honking sound of compressor horns in REAL TIME while leaving stadium ambiance and commentary largely unaffected. Zynaptiq utilized a technique called source signal separation (otherwise known as de-mixing) to accomplish this balance in the broadcast audio signal. The coolest part of this process is that artificial intelligence is behind the powerful effect of demixing the audio signals, …

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Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only)

Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only) In order to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, Ourafilms recently released  Diabolique, a FREE to download Reel-to-Reel Tape emulation VST plugin. The plugin was built to emulate 2 vintage tube reel to reel tape machines, the Revox F36 (theirs from 1962) and the Tandberg Model 3 (1958), represented in circuity 1 and 2 respectively. The developers had this to say about the plugin, Apart from their differences, here the question is maintenance: while the Revox has been kept in immaculate condition (but retaining all good vintage components), the Tandberg has never seen any maintenance having all its original components (including a tube set of Telefunkens that are all testing as new). This plugin can be used to warm up your sounds, to simulate tape multi-tracking and/or to dirty up your sounds, it depends on the way it is used. The original template simulates …

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DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm

DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm Get excited everyone! Today we get to share with you the most recent updated version of their killer freeware plugin DC1A Compressor. This compressor is one of the best sounding compressors available FOR FREE. This is the 3rd incarnation of the beast and this time around we see the addition of a mix control which allows for parallel compression. Additionally, there is the option to switch the VU Meter from gain reduction to output gain so you can visualize either aspect. What has remained the same is the kickass compression algorithm. You can count on it to crunch out some clean sounds while you focus on the two big knobs. Mess around with the various settings and you’ve got a powerful compressor that puts out lots of different options. Here’s what the developer had to say, I’ve always wanted to do a compressor with …

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SKULPT – New Synth from Modal Electronics

SKULPT – New Synth from Modal Electronics Modal Electronics recently announced the release of their brand new synthesizer SKULPT. This beast has been making major waves for its size and punches it packs, see below the list of features this bad boy comes with: Features 4 voice – 32 oscillator virtual analogue synthesiser 8 oscillators per voice with 2 selectable morphable waveforms Mixer stage for osc levels along with FM, PWM, tuning and Ring Modulation options Monophonic, Duophonic and Polyphonic modes available Multi option Unison / spread to detune the 32 oscillators for a huge sound 8 slot modulation matrix with 8 sources and 37 destinations 3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation 2 x audio rate LFOs, one global and one polyphonic Realtime sequencer that will record up to 128 notes and up to 4 parameters. Fully featured arpeggiator with division, direction, octave, swing and sustain controls. …

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