Free Audio Plugins For Mac & Windows From Noise Engineering

Free Audio Plugins For Mac & Windows From Noise Engineering
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Noise Engineering has released three free audio plugins for macOS & Windows: the synths Sinc Vereor and Virt Vereor, a distortion effect, Ruina.

The company says that they’ve had lots of requests for plugins from existing customers, and they also want to make their products accessible to people without the barrier to entry of a modular system.

In addition to the free modules, they’re planning plugin versions of some of their popular Eurorack modules.

Here’s what they have to say about each of the free plugins:

“Sinc Vereor packs a powerful punch into a tiny package. The intuitive and inviting controls will make sound design a breeze. Blend between familiar waveforms like saw, triangle, and square. Super mode adds 6 phase-offset oscillators. Use Noise mode to generate self-similar noise for percussion, effects, and more. The Vereor section is our easily manipulated dynamics section using an ADSR envelope controlling a variable slope and analog-inspired multimode gate/filter.

Add to that a vintage-inspired chorus and a library of presets. Loosely based on Noise Engineering’s beloved Eurorack module Sinc Iter, Sinc Vereor will astound with its versatility.

Virt Vereor is a powerful synthesizer that is as easy to use as it is unique and fun to play. Choose between a quadrature algorithm, a supersaw-inspired beast, or an additive algorithm with spectral control and distortion of partials. The Virt section is combined with the Vereor envelope/multi-mode gate/filter section and chorus. Virt Vereor makes a tremendous number of unique sounds with an immediate and usable interface.

Ruina is a creative stereo distortion plugin built on digital distortion algorithms. Run any sound through Ruina for warm, lush distortion, or crank the sliders to unleash complete destruction. Ruina has a wavefolder, a multiband saturator, a chaotic suboctave generator, octavizer, and phase shifter. It also features a notch or bandpass filter with adjustable tracking, and a control to set the order of the distortions in the signal flow to further customize your sound. Last but not least, Overdrive adds up to 128x gain for maximal destruction. With seven distortion types and fully automatable controls, it’s easy to turn your sounds into something new and unique with Ruina.”

Pricing and Availability:

The three plugins are available now as free downloads from the Noise Engineering site. Setting up an account on the site is required to download.

BLEASS Motion FX Multi-Effects Plugin Now Available

BLEASS Motion FX Multi-Effects Plugin Now Available
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BLEASS has released Motion FX, a new multi-effects plugin designed for sequenced modulation, for macOS & Windows.

Motion FX features 11 different effects:

  • Low Pass Filter
  • High Pass Filter
  • Band Pass Filter
  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Ring Modulator
  • Warmth
  • Bit Crusher
  • Delay

Each effect has a parameter automated by the sequencer and can have one or more secondary parameters.

The Sequencer:

The sequencer offers 4 to 16 steps, each step has a value and a curve. You can set the value by touching and/or dragging the step and set the curve by tapping the curve icon at the bottom of each step. Curves choices are: Step, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Ramp and Smooth Ramp.

  • Length controls the number of steps (4 to 16).
  • Resolution controls the duration (in bars) of each step. (from 1/32 bar up to 4 bars)
  • Grid snap: when set to ON, steps values snap to the displayed grid when you change their values.
  • Reset: resets all steps to their default values (default value depends on the current selected effect).
  • Amount sets the sequencer’s amplitude.
  • Randomness sets the range in which step values are randomly chosen.
  • Smooth sets the interpolation time between steps.

Pricing and Availability

BLEASS Motion FX is available now with an intro price of $24 USD (normally $35).

Humbletune Intros Rymdigare Reverb + Drone Machine For iOS

Humbletune Intros Rymdigare Reverb + Drone Machine For iOS
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Humbletune has introduced Rymdigare, a new iOS effect that they say is part reverb, part noise and drone machine, part quality degrader and part wave shaper.

The reverb is built from 5 reverberation ‘boxes’, where you can control the sound with length and ratio parameters, tail and weight skew parameters and an internal feedback parameter, that could be used to create swelling tails. There is also a built in octave shifter, resonant filter, speed and level degrader and 4 LFO sources for modulating a selected set of parameters, including the LFO speeds themselves.

The app can run stand-alone, connecting to other apps through Inter App Audio or AudioBus or it can run as an AUv3 plugin. You can map and control any parameter with MIDI using Core MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, Inter App Audio MIDI or AUv3 MIDI.

Features:

  • Resonant filter (low, band or high pass)
  • Noise and drone machine
  • Level and speed degrader
  • Waveshaper (input and output gain)
  • Reverb (length, ratio, skew, tail, feedback and type: free, bpm, tuned)
  • Reverb random variation controls
  • Octave shifter up and down
  • Planet orbits (LFO: double tap on parameter controls to map)
  • Inter App Audio, AudioBus and AUv3
  • Map Midi CC using Core MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, IAA Midi or AUv3 MIDI.

Pricing and Availability

Rymdigare is available now for $4.99 USD.

Loopy Pro Promises To Take iPad Music Making To A New Level (Sneak Preview)

Loopy Pro Promises To Take iPad Music Making To A New Level (Sneak Preview)
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Developer Michael Tyson of A Tasty Pixel shared this sneak preview of Loopy Pro, an upcoming über-looper that promises to take iPad music making a new level.

That may sound like hyperbole, but Tyson is the developer of Audiobus, arguably the most important iPad music app ever released. Audiobus brought live, app-to-app audio streaming to iOS, letting users create custom, professional music making rigs entirely on their iPad.

Loopy Pro has been in development for 7 years. Originally named Loopy Masterpiece, it was conceived as an app that would ‘change the platform’ of iPad music making.

iPads have come a long way since Loopy Masterpiece was announced, and Loopy Pro looks like it will exploit the desktop-level processing power of modern iPads in an iPad-native way.

Loopy Pro promises to go far beyond traditional loopers, combining elements of looping, sequencing, iPad MIDI controllers and DAWs. In the sneak preview, Tyson demonstrates how Loopy Pro lets you create custom looping panels of any complexity, add custom controls, add effects, arrange and mix tracks, and build a custom live-looping configuration to meet your needs.

It also offers grid-based clip launching and an arrangement view that take inspiration from the classic Ableton Live workfow.

Official details on Loopy Pro are still to be announced. In the meantime, check out the sneak preview and share your thoughts on Loopy Pro in the comments!

Auto-Tune Slice “The World’s Most Advanced Vocal Sampler”

Auto-Tune Slice “The World’s Most Advanced Vocal Sampler”
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Antares Audio Technology, creators of Auto-Tune, has introduced Auto-Tune Slice, a hybrid instrument that’s both a precision sampler and flexible synthesizer.

The company describes Auto-Tune Slice as “the world’s most advanced vocal sampler.” Auto-Tune Slice is optimized for vocals, but can also be used for beats, instruments, and other audio.

Auto-Tune Slice turns samples into slices that automatically map to your MIDI controller. The application turns any sample into a playable instrument, enabling you to rearrange slices, create new phrases and patterns, and manipulate sounds with 14 onboard effects.

Auto-Tune Slice also “has Auto-Tune baked into its DNA”. Direct Auto-Tune integration lets you tune your samples without ever leaving the Auto-Tune Slice environment. According to the developers, this – along with advanced transient detection – means that it can slice up vocals more accurately than traditional samplers.

Here’s the official tutorial video:

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Features:

  • A powerful, vocal-optimized sampling instrument
  • Works with almost any audio sample
  • Play any slice chromatically across a keyboard as an instrument
  • Built-in Auto-Tune and the classic “Auto-Tune effect”
  • Exclusive vocal presets representing multiple genres
  • Regular content updates and expansion packs at no extra cost
  • Robust onboard effects rack with 14 recordable effects

Pricing and Availability

Auto-Tune Slice is available with Auto-Tune Unlimited, a subscription service that includes every current edition of Auto-Tune, Auto-Tune Vocodist and all 11 of the vocal effects in the AVOX suite. Current Auto-Tune Unlimited subscribers have immediate access to Auto-Tune Slice at no extra cost. New subscribers can access Auto-Tune Unlimited for $24.99 paid monthly, or $18.74 a month with paid annual subscription. A free, 14-day trial is also available.

Cherry Audio Intros ‘Hot-Rodded’ Space Echo Emulation Stardust 201

Cherry Audio Intros ‘Hot-Rodded’ Space Echo Emulation Stardust 201
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Cherry Audio has introduced Stardust 201 Tape Echo, an unofficial “hot-rodded” software emulation of the classic Roland Space Echo tape echo effects of the 70s and 80s.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Stardust precisely recreates the limited fidelity and stability of audio tape, providing a natural rolloff of bass and treble frequencies for super-warm tonality and minor speed variances, lending an organic chorusing quality to repeats. Cranking the intensity knob overloads the circuit, generating the signature other-worldly runaway echoes and feedback that only a tape echo can produce.

Cherry Audio’s Stardust 201 Tape Echo includes features from the original RE-201 and RE-301 Space Echo units, and we’ve added some of our own to create a great-sounding, super-flexible, ideal tape echo effect that never breaks down and never needs demagnetizing, all for less than the price of a Space Echo replacement audio tape loop!”

Features:

  • “Authentically modeled” vintage tape echo, including seven virtual tape head modes
  • 4x-extended “wide mode” delay time range
  • LFO echo time mod section
  • Sync to DAW master tempo
  • “Motor kill” switch
  • True-stereo modeled BBD chorus circuit
  • Modeled input overdrive for crunchy tones
  • Dual independent tape loops for super-wide stereo imaging
  • Stereo spring reverb
  • Selectable mono/stereo modes
  • Bass and treble EQ controls
  • User-selectable color themes

Pricing and Availability

Stardust 201 is available for Mac & Windows, with an intro price of $19 USD (normally $29).

Sinevibes Rerun v2 For Mac Creates Chaotric Rhythms, Glitch Effects & More

Sinevibes Rerun v2 For Mac Creates Chaotric Rhythms, Glitch Effects & More
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Sinevibes has released Rerun v2, a major update to its self-randomizing repeater effect plugin for Mac.

Rerun constantly samples small slices of incoming audio, plays them back a number of times, and then starts over again. Each time it does this, Rerun randomizes the slice size and the number of repeats, and is then engages or pauses depending on the probability parameter.

The effect includes multiple playback modes – forward, reverse, alternating – as well as adjustment of slice envelope time and stereo link. Rerun can be configured to produce a very wide range of experimental, always-changing sounds: chaotic rhythms, erratic glitches, randomized reversing, or time-stretched textures.

Features:

  • Self-randomizing sampler-repeater with up to 600 ms slice size and up to 50x repetitions
  • Variable repeater engagement probability, with summed or gated mode
  • Forward, reverse, alternating playback modes
  • Adjustable slice envelope
  • Separate or stereo-linked operation
  • Lag filters on all continuous parameters for smooth, click-free adjustment
  • Supports mono › mono, mono › stereo, and stereo › stereo channel configurations

Pricing and Availability

Rerun v2 is available now for $29 USD. A demo version is also available.

Audio Damage Intros Other Desert Cities Delay For iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows

Audio Damage Intros Other Desert Cities Delay For iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows
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Audio Damage has introduced Other Desert Cities, a new delay effect for iOS, Linux, macOS & Windows, named after a famous sign on the I-10 highway leaving Los Angeles.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“As its namesake implies, there are many strange and wonderful things lurking inside.

With six algorithms, each with its own unique personality, and extensive modulation capabilities, Other Desert Cities can fill multiple niches, from basic stereo dual delays to never-before-heard granular pitch-shifting chaos.”

Algorithms:

  • Desert Shores Stereo Delay. This is a standard dual delay, with basic EQ, saturation, crossfeed, and spread.
  • Mecca Reverse Delay. A normal dual delay, except the repeats play backwards.
  • Cactus Dual-Delta Delay. This is like a pair of tape delays in use, with individual speed controls and pitch quantizing.
  • Thermal Mullti-Tap Delay. A dual multi-tap, with spread, crossfeed, and basic EQ.
  • Mirage Multi-Head Delay. Imagine if you had a tape delay, but the head was like the rotating head in a VCR. Experimental, strange, and wonderful.
  • Sky Valley Granular Delay. A pitch-shifting granular delay, with control over grain size and scatter, and with EQ.

Pricing and Availability

Other Desert Cities is available now with an intro price of $59 (normally $79).

Audio Blast Intros Instalooper3 Glitch Multi-effect Plugin

Audio Blast Intros Instalooper3 Glitch Multi-effect Plugin
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Audio Blast has introduced Instalooper3, an audio effects plugin that features 6 effects: Gate, Bit Reducer, Autopan, Hi Pass, Phaser & Time Expand.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“InstaLooper3 is not a traditional loop recorder.

With this plugin, we can loop the real time audio to apply time and pitch changes to create effects on your musical creations.
It increases your workflow, because no more needs to lose hours of your time editing your sequences to create rhythm, glitch, drill, time effects.

This plugin effect is more considered like a glitch effect tool by our team, and we love to use it to create breaks at the end of measures and unstructured the sound, looping it fast to create roll effects.”

Features:

  • 4 independent loops to edit.
  • Per loop:
    • An On/off loop button to activate/deactivate the loop.
    • 12 different sizes : 1 Bar, 1/2, 1/2T, 1/4, 1/4T, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128.
    • An On/off FX button to activate/deactivate the effect.
    • 6 integrated FX: Gate, Bit Crusher, Auto Pan, Filter, Phaser, Time Expand.
    • A Dry/Wet knob for the effect amount.
    • A parameter knob to edit each effect.
    • A reverse button to reverse the loop.
    • A On/Off Pitch button to activate/deactivate the pitch on loop.
    • And a Pitch knob to edit the pitch of the activated loop.
  • The Parameter sequencer:
    • 16 knobs are independent and step automatable.
    • 16 steps by parameter track.
    • 3 play speed on each loop: /4, /2, x1.
  • You can edit each knob value with the step sequencer associated for each independent loop to create more glitch and interesting effects.
  • Loop size, Dry/Wet, Param and Pitch are fully automatable independently on each loop.
  • M1, Apple Silicon, Big Sur compatible ,Audio Unit, VST3, VST2, Mac Os X & Windows

Pricing and Availability:

Instalooper3 is available now for 84,99 €.

waveTracing Intros SP950 Effect Plugin Delivers ‘Gritty Sound, With Mandatory Aliasing Effects’

waveTracing Intros SP950 Effect Plugin Delivers ‘Gritty Sound, With Mandatory Aliasing Effects’
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waveTracing has released an updated version of SP950, described as an accurate emulation of the SP’s 12-bit 26.04kHz ADC, DAC and detune that delivers ‘gritty sound with mandatory aliasing artifacts.’

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“If you are familiar with the E-mu SP-1200 workflow, you know the way the device is typically used is with a pitched-up source such as a turntable playing a LP record at 45RPM or 78RPM, and a detune after sampling in the SP-1200* to get back to the original pitch and duration. This was initially done to save sampling time, but the resulting artifacts soon became the signature of the device, and of whole musical trend.

This is exactly what the SP950 effect plugin intends to reproduce in a single slider: the RPM/detune slider combines the pitch of the source (markings on the left side, in RPM relative to 33 and in factors) with the detune of the SP (semitons value on the LCD) to compensate each other. The result is a constant duration and pitch output, with varying detune aliasing and bandwidth artifacts.”

Features:

  • Faithful SP sound
  • Akai* S950 filter emulation
  • Combined RPM/detune slider
  • Actual pitch remains unchanged
  • Multiple LCD color schemes
  • HiDPI / Retina compatible
  • No hassle registration (serial)
  • Free updates
  • VST3 / AU

Pricing and Availability:

SP950 is available now for 20€.