Terry West has released SJoe, a freeware dual band stereo enhancer effect in VST plug-in format. Bases on Side (ms) parallel widening without loss of the mid signal gain. Independent controls for mid/high crossovers with Solo listen. Full mono compatible.
SJoe v1.0 features:
SJoe is available for free as VST plug-in for Windows at Terry West.
AXP has released CharBooster a new free VST plug-in, a guitar booster effect, with a character. It allows to shape, overdrive and boost the guitar signal before hitting your favorite amplifier VST plug-in. The effect is based on the 12ax7 tube preamp and the ATR-102 tape recorder models.
CharBooster is a composite overdrive effect tailored specifically to be used as booster in front of any virtual amplifier model. It essentially consists of a pre-emphasis filter section designed to provide a variation of voicings for your instrument followed by a saturation circuit that excites the signal with harmonics while still being as transparent as possible. The UI is not trying to look like a hardware stomp box but rather has a range of meters and scopes to provide an insight on what is going on with your signal.
CharBooster is available for free as a VST plug-in for 32/64-bit Windows at AXP SoftAmp.
Changes in v1.1:
U.F.O. Zone Edition is available for free as VST plug-in for Windows at VST Zone.
MassiveSynth has released a demo pack featuring 70 Free Presets For NI Massive, including sounds for Drum & Bass, Minimal, Deep House, Glitch Hop, Techno, Electro and more!
Massive combines advanced Wave-Scanning synthesis with a wealth of sophisticated sound-shaping and modulation options, resulting in a sound full of “warmth, punch, character and definition”. Massive is a multi-purpose synthesizer for studio and stage that delivers powerful lead and bass sounds, complex pads and deep atmospheres as well as intriguing sequences.
MassiveSynth demo pack presets is available for free from MassiveSynth blog.
Changes in TubeDriver v1.2:
TubeDriver is available for free as VST/AU plugin for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac OS X at Nick Crow Lab.
This update comes with a channel selector allowing you to choose on which channel the effect is applied. This lets you sidechain the plugin to apply a different cut on each channel for example. Other changes focus on optimizing performance as well as on improvements on the user interface and the installer.
Changes in 8kut 1.3:
8kut is available to download for free as a VST plug-in for Windows.