discoDSP is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary by releasing the previously discontinued NightShine compressor for Windows VST as freeware with a fresh new GUI.
NightShine is based on Alesis 3630 peak compressor.
- Single band.
- Threshold: -40.0 dB to 0.0dB.
- Ratio: 1.0:1 to 20.0:1.
- Attack: 0.1 ms to 200 ms.
- Release: 50 ms to 3 seconds.
- Output: -20 dB to 20 dB (Makeup).
- Threshold range: -inf dB. to 0.0dB, exponential curve.
- Gain depth: 0% to 100%.
- Switches: Auto Makeup, Softclip and Limiter.
- Monitor: Input, Gain, Output and Display (+Additional gain scale depth control).
Minimal System Instruments has released PPD Echobox, a new free VST effect plugin for Windows described as “a simple yet elegant workhorse echo/delay”.
Modelled on analogue echo/delay signal paths, MSI says this plugin will give you the classic sound sought after by many producers.
- Modelled on classic analogue signal paths.
- Tempo sync.
- ‘Analogue’ control to warm up the sound.
- Slick GUI Design to make working with the synth easy and logical.
- Very low CPU usage.
PPD Echobox is free but you have to “like” it on Facebook.
Visit: Minimal System Instruments
Also GreenEugene is updated to version 1.20.
- Added output level control and dry/wet control.
GreenEugene is a plug-in that provides distortion and saturation.
You can apply GreenEugene lightly to a full track without the drive function add some color and dynamics to the mix. When the push knob is dialed in GreenEugene becomes a distortion effect more useful on stuff like guitars or single instruments.
MuLab’s new MuVerb 2 now also is available as a free VST plugin for Windows.
MuVerb 2 is a versatile and nice sounding reverb plugin. This VST version also explores the VST plugin world for the forthcoming MUX VST.
To simulate the physical model of the springs the program solves the partial differential equations by applying a Finite Elements algorithm. A combination of three springs – each of different characteristic – assures a reverb dispersion which is comparable to a real spring reverberation unit.
Supported Sample Rates:
44.1kHz up to 192kHz
Computing Precision: 64Bit internal / 32Bit Plug-In
Audio Channels: Mono (uses the left channel of stereo tracks).
The plug-in has been recently successfully tested by the BEAT-Magazin (#77 / 04.2012).
They are impressed about how close the simulation comes to a real spring reverberation unit.
Mark Holt has released Expresso, a free distortion effect plug-in for Windows.
“My first ever release of a VST effect. Made in Synthmaker v2.0, so, sorry, no Mac version. Most of the modules are my own (rather simple) code rather than stock modules. I’ve been using it a lot and thought I should give something back to a community that’s given me a lot over the years.The first knob is called offset and this adds DC offset to the input signal (the mod LED below changes the direction of offset). The next knob is labelled fold and adds some fold back distortion. The next knobs are sat (saturation), feed (feedback – the mod LED changes the signal slightly), delay (for the feedback), HPF (high pass filter), H-REZ (high pass resonance), LPF (low pass filter), clip (hard distortion), followed by a dry/wet control and finally gain (for output). The feedback path actually goes after the clip module and re-enters before the fold back distortion stage, so maybe a future update will change the knob order to reflect this (it’s like it is for chronological reasons). Beware that on settings where all settings are high that you will get proper high squealing feedback. I’ve kept that as a feature and the tone can be changed with the delay knob when it appears.
Anyway, I hope someone else finds a use for it. I’ve used it as an effect for specific instruments, but also on the master channel (mostly using the saturation, HPF and LPF modules). Finally, this has only been tested (successfully) in Orion.
Feedback welcome! ”
Expresso for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.