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GTO, GTX, QB-3 and ClipStar are all released for free – Compressors, EQ and clipper

Thanks to the generous Bedroom Producers Blog, who are kindly hosting my downloads, I can release a few more plugins without worrying about dropbox limits, so here’s a fresh batch….

Today’s freeware fun brings you two muscle-car compressors, a character EQ and an innovative clipper.


GTOGTXGTO and GTX are a pair of vintage style ‘character’ compressors, designed like their muscle car name-sakes for brute power, pure speed and to make a loud noise. They have everything you’d expect in a thorough-bred compressor, but are tuned for maximum control and ease of use, each with their own unique vintage colouring on top.

GTO is a peak compressor, designed for raw power and lightning response. GTX has a smoother RMS delivery with further refinement in the shape of a knee control. They both feature super-fast attack and release times and have a wide range of threshold, ratio and output boost, so they can cover everything from subtle correction to death-by-compression, with everything in between. With an external sidechain, wet/dry mix for NY compression and a hard limiter too, you can really push these babies to get pumping bass and block-rockin’ beats. The metering covers input, output and gain reduction, showing real-time and peak levels.

Download GTO
Download GTX


 

QB3QB3 is a vintage-style, 3-band EQ plug-in, with its own unique colouring and a few tricks up its sleeve. For each band you can adjust the centre frequency and gain. For the low and high shelving bands you can adjust the steepness of the slope, whilst for the mid peaking band you can adjust the bandwidth. This allows a range of sounds from steep, sharp cuts to smooth and gentle boosts. But the Queen Bee is not a super clean and transparent plug-in. QB-3 features a pleasing combination of harmonics, saturation and low level noise to bring a subtle mojo to your sound. You also have the option to switch on a 40Hz cut to boost your low frequency headroom and a limiter to curb any peaks.

Download QB-3


 

ClipStarClipStar is a soft clipper effect plugin, designed to prevent peaks in a subtler way than hard clipping, increase loudness and add pleasing saturation.

Where ClipStar differs from other clippers is that it can leave the low frequencies untouched, where distortion is more evident, and allow a greater boost in gain without noticeably degrading the signal. You can use ClipStar for peak protection, for loudness gain or for sympathetic distortion depending on your mood and the phase of the moon.

Download ClipStar


 

All of these plugins used to be payware, but are now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

cruk_c_logoAny amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.


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sixtyfive compressor – dbx 165A style – is now free

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sixtyfive is a vintage-style, RMS Compressor, inspired by the dbx® 165A, a classic 1970’s compressor found in many studios, but it also adds a couple of new twists.

It’s a soft-knee RMS compressor with a vintage flavour. The RMS detection and soft-knee help to give a smooth and musical compression experience, the non-linear response imparts character and the gentle saturation brings colour and warmth. As well as all of the originals features, this version adds parallel compression, extended knob ranges and peak metering

sixtyfive can deliver a range of compression from gentle smoothing of vocal performances to brutal slamming of your drum buss. Enjoy!

Note: dbx® is a trademark of dbx Inc. which is not associated with de la Mancha LLP. The trademark is used solely to identify the product that was used as inspiration during the development of the dlM sixtyfive plug-in. Use of the dbx® trademark is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of de la Mancha products

features

  • Vintage style RMS compressors with non-linear response, parallel compression and comprehensive metering
  • Subtle colouring from a unique blend of harmonics, saturation and noise
  • RMS detection offers natural response
  • Soft Knee makes for a less obvious transition
  • Wet/Dry control allows blending of dry uncompressed signal for phase-free NY style parallel compression
  • Non-linear attack/release curves give unique character
  • Auto attack/release with manual option
  • Manual attack/release has ultra-low values
  • Distortion reduction for very short release times
  • Linked Stereo input detection, can be unlinked
  • Internal or external sidechain routing
  • Additional ‘Internal sidechain only’ version
  • Optional hard limiting on final output
  • Metering covers stereo input, output and gain reduction. All meters show actual and peak levels with adjustable peak hold time
  • LED display to indicate above and below threshold, and in the knee
  • Non-linear knobs for precise control at small values
  • 18 presets covering different configurations


If you would like to donate…

cruk_c_logoIf you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers. Any amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

GTA compressor now available to download

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GTA is a vintage style ‘character’ compressor, designed like its muscle car name-sake for brute power, pure speed and to make a loud noise. It is stripped down for ease of use and has a unique vintage colouring on top.

GTA is a peak compressor featuring super-fast attack and release times and has a wide range of threshold, ratio and output boost as well as a  wet/dry mix for NY compression. The metering covers input, output and gain reduction, showing both real-time and peak levels.

features

  • Vintage style Peak compressor with parallel compression and comprehensive metering
  • Subtle colouring from a home-made blend of harmonics, saturation and dynamic noise
  • Ultra-fast attack and release times
  • Wet/Dry mix control allows phase-free blending of dry uncompressed signal for NY style parallel compression
  • Distortion reduction for very short release times
  • Metering covers stereo input, output and gain reduction. All meters show actual and peak levels
  • Adjustable peak meter hold time
  • Non-linear knobs for precise control at small values

GTA was previously unavailable to purchase or download, it was an extra bonus plugin if you bought the GTO/GTX compressors. Now they are no longer available to buy, I’d thought I’d let GTA go free.

If you would like to donate…

cruk_c_logoIf you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers. Any amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

D2

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D2 is an all-rounder compressor with an easy to use interface for quickly dialling in some common settings. D2 can be heavy or subtle, razor quick or gentle, clean or dirty and is happy as an insert or buss compressor.

features

  • Stereo compressor with gain reduction meter
  • True stereo, each channel is compressed independently
  • Threshold down to –40dB
  • Ratio 1.5:1 to infinity
  • Attack from 0-30 ms
  • Release from 5ms to 2.4s
  • Make-up gain to 20dB
  • VU meter shows actual and peak levels of gain reduction
  • Dirt option gives added distortion and enhancement
  • All control parameters named and mapped to midi CC

sumo

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sumo is an effect plugin to make any sound as fat as you like

It’s good for fattening up leads and basses, adding some weight to pads, making your vocals chubby and your drums obese. This limited edition japanese import version comes with these instructions;

 Each button for another taste of revolution of lard. From selection detune of pressing, lag and deformation