Terry West releases SJoe a free dual band stereo enhancer

March 2, 2013 in News with 0 Comments

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 Dualband Stereo Enhancer

SJOE Dualband Stereo Enhancer

SJoe v1.0 features:

  • Bypass.
  • Two bands stereo widening with each 3 freq’s.
  • Solo listen for each band.
  • Output Gain.

SJoe is available for free as VST plug-in for Windows at Terry West.

AXP releases CharBooster 1.0 guitar booster effect

February 26, 2013 in Featured, News with 0 Comments
CharBooster guitar booster/overdrive effect

CharBooster guitar booster/overdrive effect

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.

VST Zone updates U.F.O. Zone Edition synth to v1.1

February 18, 2013 in News with 1 Comment
U.F.O. Zone Edition VSTi

U.F.O. Zone Edition VSTi

VST Zone has updated U.F.O. Zone Edition for Windows VST to version 1.1. U.F.O. Zone Edition is a subtractive synthesizer with three oscillators.


  • 3 oscillators with 36 waveforms to choose.
  • 2 SVF filters.
  • 2 delay, chorus and reverb effects.
  • quick subpreset for ADSR envelope.
  • preset randomization (randomize OSC, filter or effect separately for each OSC or all at once).
  • subpreset saving, loading (save OSC, filter or effects setting for use in different preset).
  • 51 presets in 5 subcategories (atmosphere, effects, pads, instruments and synths).

Changes in v1.1:

  • Additional optimization for better performance.
  • Polyphony voice manager. Now you can set number of voices for each preset to reduce CPU usage.
  • Portamento mode for mono/1voice.
  • Fixed graphic/step LFOs bug that cause problem after loading project in DAW.
  • New presets available. 66 total.
  • For standalone version only – Added ability to switch to full-screen mode (ALT+ENTER).

U.F.O. Zone Edition is available for free as VST plug-in for Windows at VST Zone.

MassiveSynth releases 70 free presets for NI Massive synthesizer

February 18, 2013 in News, Presets with 0 Comments

Free Massive presets

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.

Nick Crow Lab updates TubeDriver amplifier emulation to v1.2

February 17, 2013 in Featured, News with 0 Comments

Nick Crow Lab has announced the release of version 1.2 of TubeDriver, which includes the first VST/AU Mac version. TubeDriver is a tube amplifier emulation for Windows (VST) and Mac OS X (VST & AU).

TubeDriver tube amplifier emulation plug-in

TubeDriver tube amplifier emulation plug-in

Changes in TubeDriver v1.2:

  • Post Low Pass filter added (6 dB/oct).
  • Post High Pass filter frequency control added.
  • Removed drift and noise functions.
  • Some changes in the interface.
  • Mac OS X compatibility added.

TubeDriver is available for free as VST/AU plugin for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac OS X at Nick Crow Lab.

Tek’it Audio updates 8kut Frequency Cutter Effect plug-in to v1.3

February 11, 2013 in Featured, News with 0 Comments

Tek’it Audio has updated their free 8-band frequency cutter effect 8kut to version 1.3.

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.

8Kut free 8-band frequency cutter effect

8Kut free 8-band frequency cutter effect

Changes in 8kut 1.3:

  • Added Left and Right channels pass through.
  • Faster Undo initialization.
  • SSE2 instruction sets requirement.
  • Reduced plug-in load time.
  • Renamed product to TA 8kut.
  • Renamed .dll file to TA 8kut.dll.
  • Added 2 new presets.
  • Added Author website URL to the note pop-up.
  • GUI major redesign.
  • GUI updated the info screen.
  • SETUP Windows 8 compatibility layer.
  • SETUP other improvements.
  • User Manual updated.

8kut is available to download for free as a VST plug-in for Windows.