Jul 02, 2014
Stay Plugged In 10

Welcome to the tenth edition of Stay Plugged In. This week, we’re delving into three of the great effects offerings that are out there. All plugins are reviewed in their free version format, but one offers a paid upgrade if you decide to go that route.

Tokyo Dawn Records TDR VOS SlickEQ

TDR VOS SlickEQ

Tokyo Dawn’s Vladislav Goncharov and Variety of Sound’s Herbert Goldberg bring you one slick EQ, appropriately named “SlickEQ.” This plugin adds color to your tracks in mixing or mastering roles. SlickEQ has three and a half filter bands that are arranged in a Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout. Additionally, it features four modes each with its own character: American, British, Soviet, and German. SlickEQ is available in Windows VST and (64 bit) AAX , Mac VST, Audio Units, and AAX formats.

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”
  • 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
  • Stereo and sum/difference processing options
  • Toolbar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more

Free Download

Ikjb Luftikus

Ikjb Luftikus

Luftikus is a digital emulation of an analog EQ utilizing fixed half-octave bands with an additional high frequency boost. It offers a useful “keep-gain” mode to preserve output levels when changes are made. Luftikus is a must-have to add analog warmth to you tracks. Luftikus is available in Windows VST, Mac VST and Audio Units formats

Features:

  • Hardware-modeled EQ
  • 10, 40, 160 & 640 Hz bands
  • 2.5 kHz high shelf
  • Optional boost-only shelf at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 or 40 kHz
  • Mastering and analog modes
  • “Keep-Gain” option to avoid overall gain changes when EQing
  • Output trim to adjust gain
  • Improved design allows deeper cuts

Free Download

LVC Audio ClipShifter

LVC Audio ClipShifter

Content

ClipShifter is a multi-function wave shaping plugin that allows you to clip, compress, distort, or limit audio. It can function as a static clipping effect or respond to transient qualities of the incoming signal. Distort basses or drums, set hard limits for clipping, or use for softer saturation with compression. The free version is a very versatile addition to your plugin collection, but fork over a mere $18.50 and you get paid functions such as mid/side processing, oversampling, and doubling. ClipShifter is available in Windows VST, VST3, and Mac Audio Units, VST, VST3, RTAS, and AAX formats

Features:

  • Clipping style limiter: from transparent sounding compression to hard clipping distortion
  • Controls for clip chape (hard to soft) and harmonics (even- and odd-order), so you can be in control of the sound
  • Low CPU usage for running multiple instances on multiple tracks
  • Visual display of signals using vu-style, ppm-style, and loudness meters to easily monitor input and output levels
  • Scalable waveform history view with click-and-drag editing of threshold controls to easily change and set clipping levels based on the incoming signal
  • Selectable EQ gain controls that can be used pre- or post-processing

Free Download

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