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Half way there! over £500 raised for Cancer Research and 2 plugins released for free so far, more to come

********** [ THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED ] **********
Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is appreciated


 

Thank you to the 44 wonderful people who have donated so far! After this pocruk_c_logo_widgetst you all responded positively to help me to raise over £500 (against a target of £1000) for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

As we made it to the half way mark, I am releasing 2 of the 4 plugins for free, for everyone.

These are both 32 bit Windows VST, previously only available to buy. More info on these plugins is below

If more generous people donate enough to reach £1000, then I will release the other two

 

  • Slix – randomising loop slicer
  • Erratic 2 – drum sample player

 


If you didn’t already donate but wish to do so, you can still help to beat cancer by donating via my JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/de-la-mancha/

The great thing abjg-logo-header-purpleout using JustGiving is that your donation goes directly to Cancer Research UK, so you can be certain that all funds will put to good use. I don’t see, handle or earn any money from this.


Please, please, please, please, please, consider any small donation you can make, it will go directly to Cancer Research UK who fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They receive no government funding and rely on donations.

If you have ever used and liked any of my free plugins in the past, please consider my request for this small gesture to a cause I believe in and brings hope to humanity of beating this disease one day.

Many thousands of people have downloaded and used my freeware, I simply ask that a small percentage of the good-hearted and community-spirited amongst you support my cause in return. Thank you.


Please note: The main website and plugins are suspended temporarily during this fund raising campaign. Once I reach the £1000 target, they will all return along with the 4 new plugins.


Some info on the plugins…

slixslix is a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability. Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops

features

· Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots
· 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch)
· Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
· Choose any number of slices per loop
· Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades
· 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
. Reorder – plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop
. Repeat – stutter effect by repeating slices
. Reverse – play the slice backwards
. Gate – add silent gaps into the loop
· Variation range to randomise probabilities
· Normalise and mono options per loop
· Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4)
· Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU
· 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

erratic2erratic 2 is a drum sample player with many randomising and velocity sensitive options to make any drum pattern sound different on each loop. It can be used to add realism or surrealism depending on how you want to set it up. At the core you have a 15 slot drum sampler with 6 velocity layers per slot, each layer can be played according to velocity, cycled (round-robin) or randomly triggered. To vary things up a bit you can determine the hit probability and hit repeat probability for each slot and add a random factor for the velocity, pan and swing for each hit.

In addition to the velocity layers, this update adds velocity-sensitive decay envelopes for volume & filter cut-off, as well as velocity sensitivity to pitch and filter cut-off. Another new feature is the hit repeat probability, with delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback. The step-sequencer is replaced by a more flexible midi / piano-roll triggering, which allows better management of note precision, long patterns and different time signatures. Improvements have been made to give 4 choke groups across all samples, better mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation, MIDI out, support for 32 bit wavs and more samples than ever before.

features

– Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU
– 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable midi note
– 6 velocity layers per sample slot, can be selected by velocity, round-robin or random
– 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group
– Per sample slot parameter modulation includes;
– Hit probability
– Swing randomising
– Hit repeat probability, with adjustable delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback
– Velocity randomisation
– Pan randomisation
– Velocity sensitive pitch
– Velocity sensitive volume decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Low pass filter with velocity sensitive cut-off
– Velocity sensitive cut-off decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Midi out
– Mute and solo for each sample slot
– Sample reverse
– Sample slot normalisation
– Selectable mono/stereo and quality level for low RAM systems
– Multi-out version has 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host
– Single-out version available where host does not support multi-out plug-ins
– 1480 samples (306 MB) covering velocity sampled acoustic kits, vintage electronic, glitch, jazz, world and esoteric noises
– over 40 presets covering various kits and technique examples

loopholeloophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays. This can be a great way to mash up 4 different loop styles or add quick variations on 4 similar loops. As well as having full control of which sections to play, you can also trigger random sections too.

You can load any 4 loops and sync them to host tempo, then using midi notes you can play the loops, switching between loops, playing several loops and defining which sections play. You also get a visual display of the loops, the play position and which sections are being played. The multi-out version lets you apply further effects processing to each loop separately. Loophole also has a volume envelope per loop to declick or fade in/out

features

– Loop sampler, using midi notes to trigger sections of each loop, either specifically or randomly
– 171 original drum loops in 24bit Wav format, across 19 different kits covering acoustic and electronic styles (Rock, Jazz, Breakbeat, DnB, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Lofi, Glitch, 8 bit, House, Trance and more)
– Loads any 16, 24 and 32 bit WAV in mono or stereo
– Very low CPU (<1% on 2.2GHZ dual core CPU)
– Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
– Play sections of each loop, each triggered by a different midi note
– Play random sections using one midi note
– Graphical representation of loops, play position and triggered sections
– Normalise and mono options per loop
– Envelope per loop to fade in/out or declick
– Volume control and mute per loop
– Stereo out and Multi-out versions
– 21 presets covering different styles and sounds
– 12 midi files showing examples of basic and advanced triggering
– Updated to SE 1.1

ImpakterImpakter is a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines. It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

 

Gear used to generate and process the samples:

  • Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
  • Analogue drum machines : Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
  • Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
  • Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

features

· 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines by sink
· 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds
· Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability
· 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop
· Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control
· Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control
· Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold
· Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping
· 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds
· 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds
· 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes
· 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing
· Global envelope decay control
· 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

 

logo-1A big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for hosting the downloads for these plugins and without which this wouldn’t be possible. BPB rocks!

Let’s Beat Cancer – 4 free plugins if donations reach £1000 – Slix, Erratic2, loophole & Impakter

********** [ THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED ] **********
Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is appreciated

 


 

This pocruk_c_logo_widgetst is to announce something I’m doing to try and raise £1000 for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

If I can raise £1000, then I will release 4 plugins for free, for everyone. The plugins are;

  • Slix – randomising loop slicer
  • Erratic 2 – drum sample player
  • loophole – midi loop player
  • Impakter – vintage drum module

slixloopholeerratic2Impakter

 

These are all 32 bit Windows VST, previously only available to buy and currently unavailable.

You can help to reach this goal by donating via my JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/de-la-mancha/

The great thing abjg-logo-header-purpleout using JustGiving is that your donation goes directly to Cancer Research UK, so you can be certain that all funds will put to good use. I don’t see, handle or earn any money from this.

 


Please note: The main website and plugins are suspended temporarily during this fund raising campaign. Once I reach the £1000 target, they will all return along with the 4 new plugins.

 


 

Some info on the plugins…

slixslix is a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability. Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops

features

· Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots
· 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch)
· Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
· Choose any number of slices per loop
· Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades
· 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
. Reorder – plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop
. Repeat – stutter effect by repeating slices
. Reverse – play the slice backwards
. Gate – add silent gaps into the loop
· Variation range to randomise probabilities
· Normalise and mono options per loop
· Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4)
· Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU
· 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

erratic2erratic 2 is a drum sample player with many randomising and velocity sensitive options to make any drum pattern sound different on each loop. It can be used to add realism or surrealism depending on how you want to set it up. At the core you have a 15 slot drum sampler with 6 velocity layers per slot, each layer can be played according to velocity, cycled (round-robin) or randomly triggered. To vary things up a bit you can determine the hit probability and hit repeat probability for each slot and add a random factor for the velocity, pan and swing for each hit.

In addition to the velocity layers, this update adds velocity-sensitive decay envelopes for volume & filter cut-off, as well as velocity sensitivity to pitch and filter cut-off. Another new feature is the hit repeat probability, with delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback. The step-sequencer is replaced by a more flexible midi / piano-roll triggering, which allows better management of note precision, long patterns and different time signatures. Improvements have been made to give 4 choke groups across all samples, better mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation, MIDI out, support for 32 bit wavs and more samples than ever before.

features

– Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU
– 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable midi note
– 6 velocity layers per sample slot, can be selected by velocity, round-robin or random
– 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group
– Per sample slot parameter modulation includes;
– Hit probability
– Swing randomising
– Hit repeat probability, with adjustable delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback
– Velocity randomisation
– Pan randomisation
– Velocity sensitive pitch
– Velocity sensitive volume decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Low pass filter with velocity sensitive cut-off
– Velocity sensitive cut-off decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Midi out
– Mute and solo for each sample slot
– Sample reverse
– Sample slot normalisation
– Selectable mono/stereo and quality level for low RAM systems
– Multi-out version has 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host
– Single-out version available where host does not support multi-out plug-ins
– 1480 samples (306 MB) covering velocity sampled acoustic kits, vintage electronic, glitch, jazz, world and esoteric noises
– over 40 presets covering various kits and technique examples

loopholeloophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays. This can be a great way to mash up 4 different loop styles or add quick variations on 4 similar loops. As well as having full control of which sections to play, you can also trigger random sections too.

You can load any 4 loops and sync them to host tempo, then using midi notes you can play the loops, switching between loops, playing several loops and defining which sections play. You also get a visual display of the loops, the play position and which sections are being played. The multi-out version lets you apply further effects processing to each loop separately. Loophole also has a volume envelope per loop to declick or fade in/out

features

– Loop sampler, using midi notes to trigger sections of each loop, either specifically or randomly
– 171 original drum loops in 24bit Wav format, across 19 different kits covering acoustic and electronic styles (Rock, Jazz, Breakbeat, DnB, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Lofi, Glitch, 8 bit, House, Trance and more)
– Loads any 16, 24 and 32 bit WAV in mono or stereo
– Very low CPU (<1% on 2.2GHZ dual core CPU)
– Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
– Play sections of each loop, each triggered by a different midi note
– Play random sections using one midi note
– Graphical representation of loops, play position and triggered sections
– Normalise and mono options per loop
– Envelope per loop to fade in/out or declick
– Volume control and mute per loop
– Stereo out and Multi-out versions
– 21 presets covering different styles and sounds
– 12 midi files showing examples of basic and advanced triggering
– Updated to SE 1.1

ImpakterImpakter is a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines. It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

 

Gear used to generate and process the samples:

  • Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
  • Analogue drum machines : Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
  • Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
  • Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

features

· 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines by sink
· 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds
· Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability
· 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop
· Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control
· Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control
· Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold
· Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping
· 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds
· 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds
· 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes
· 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing
· Global envelope decay control
· 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

 

logo-1A big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for agreeing to host the (eventual) downloads for these plugins and without which this wouldn’t be possible

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.


Big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for hosting all of these downloads. Check ’em out!
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sixtyfive compressor – dbx 165A style – is now free

sixtyfivedownload

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

GTAdownload

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.