24th February 2009
Variety Of Sound has released BootEQ mkII and updated epicVerb to v1.0.1. Both plug-ins are free and are available as VST effect plug-ins for Windows.
BootEQ mkII is a musical-sounding mixing EQ and pre-amp simulation.
- Four parametric and independent EQ bands.
- Special selected and musical sounding EQ curves and phase responses.
- Capable of reproducing several 'classic' curves and EQ behavior.
- Well adjusted auto Q and versatile overlapping frequency ranges.
- Minimized curve warping near Nyquist frequency.
- Detailed modeled pre-amp simulation.
- Subtle and nice audio coloration enhancements.
- SSE and Assembler optimized sound engine.
- State-of-the-art digital signal processing.
- Low CPU EQ and minimum latency processing.
- Musical sounding EQ curves (frequency and phase response).
- Signal modeled pre-amp simulation.
epicVerb v1.0.1 includes several bug fixes and improvements and is now fully SSE compatible (running on older SSE1 machines now too).
- Bugfix: graininess in the modulation algorithm.
- Bugfix: some knobs disappeared under certain circumstances.
- Bugfix: some GUI handling jitters due to overlapping mouse regions.
- Change: extended focus of VOLUME knob to LED display below.
- Bugfix: zipping noises on DRY/WET and VOLUME knob.
- Change: some user presets added.
- Change: MOD amount re-calibrated.
- Bugfix: DC offset issues.
- Bugfix: proper SSE1 support (older AMD Athlon systems support).
- Change: improved memory management (less memory consumption, faster loading).
- Change: updated manual.
Beside the smoother modulation this is sound-wise identical and the update should be safe to install in existing projects. The reverb tail at larger settings appears slightly darker due to improved delay line algorithms but this is really subtle.