Studio Plug-Ins | Cool Software, Hot Sounds

Jun 24, 2010 5:43 PM, By George Petersen



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This collection provides seven Lexicon reverb algorithms designed to deliver the highest level of sonic quality and function while offering all the flexibility of native plug-ins. Reverbs include Vintage Plate, Plate, Hall, Room, Random Hall, Concert Hall and Chamber, and the bundle ships with some 950 versatile studio presets. This cross-platform native plug-in is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, as well as Mac PPC/Intel OS 10.4 or higher.

Offering a software-equivalent of the popular 500 Series analog module format, the 6030 Ultimate Compressor builds on McDSP’s algorithm code base with this collection of 10 compressors; some are new while others are emulations of existing gear with unique variations created by McDSP. From tube emulation to edgy solid-state designs, the 6030 is one plug-in with 10 distinct models. It supports TDM and RTAS formats, with AU support coming soon. The 6030 is available as a separate bundle and will be added to McDSP’s Emerald Pack, and is also offered as an upgrade to Emerald Pack 4 customers as an upgrade.

Now shipping, Neyrinck’s V-Mon Version 2 is a comprehensive surround monitoring plug-in system for Pro Tools HD Accel systems, with monitoring and metering for up to 10 5.1 stem (or six 7.1) inputs, eight stereo aux inputs, four talkback inputs and two listen-back inputs. V-Mon provides calibrated output control for up to four 7.1 speaker systems, one stereo downmix, eight cues, stereo and stem metering for external hardware, and a surround send/return plug-in that allows inserting external processing—such as Dolby’s DMU or DP750—into the monitor chain. The system integrates with TAC Systems’ VMC-101 remote controller ($1,795) for hands-on control of the V-Mon system. Version 2 also adds support for Windows- and Mac-based Pro Tools systems.


Video Demo of Trigger

Trigger Platinum, Steven Slate’s new advanced PC/Mac drum replacement plug-in for VST, RTAS and AU formats, includes all Steven Slate Drums Platinum Samples, along with two kicks and two snares from the upcoming deluxe edition of his virtual drum software. It offers phase-accurate replacement without delays or flamming, and features six stereo sample layers per instance of the plug-in, each with individual volume, pan, tune, attack, sustain, dynamic percentage and velocity controls.

Sonnox Restore plug-ins (Oxford DeBuzzer, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford DeNoiser) feature advanced algorithms for fast, effective removal of pops, clicks, crackles, scratches, hum, buzzes and extraneous background noise. Each plug-in in this Native suite uses a two-step approach, where a detection section pinpoints unwanted noise followed by a removal section that determines the desired level of repair while minimizing collateral damage to the original audio. Supported formats include RTAS, AU and VST platforms.

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