New Free VST: jsCompShaper (BETA)

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KVRist
213 posts since 30 Dec, 2006 from Darmstadt, Germany

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:01 pm

Hey everyone, here's my second publicly available VST! (the first one is jsComp)

It's a compressor/waveshaper, and you get to decide how much of each it is! Aside from that it features:
-a 3-band emphasis filter (how about trying to dial in a tape sim??)
-an "analog style" envelope (or at least smoother than the very digital one in jsComp)
-adjustable soft knee
-up to 16x oversampling
-dual mono
-and more (the usual compressor features mostly)

Being that it's still not 100% finished it has a few limitations:
-No GUI (anyone interested in designing one?)
-Bugs? (please report any you may find)

As usual it's pure, hand-coded C++ (no SE, SM etc.).

And if you made it this far, here's the download link :P :
http://electric-snow.net/plugins.html

LATEST UPDATE 2009-07-11:
-x64 build added

UPDATE 2009-07-02:
-Reduced CPU load for oversampling factors >2x

UPDATE 2009-06-26:
-The plugin now is now stereo/dual mono
Last edited by l0calh05t on Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:31 am, edited 5 times in total.

KVRist

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213 posts since 30 Dec, 2006 from Darmstadt, Germany

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:03 pm

And one little request, if you find any great settings, please post them so I can add a couple presets to this plugin! Also, any suggestions are welcome, as usual.

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KVRAF
30874 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:24 pm

Thanks ... will give both of them a whirl :D

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KVRAF
8018 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:27 pm

Hand coded eh? Does that mean you rolled it in pizza dough and sewed it together with JoAnn fabrics thread?

Mono ins and outs is terrible.
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KVRAF
30874 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:38 pm

RunBeerRun wrote:Mono ins and outs is terrible.
I agree ...

KVRist

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213 posts since 30 Dec, 2006 from Darmstadt, Germany

Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:31 am

RunBeerRun wrote:Hand coded eh? Does that mean you rolled it in pizza dough and sewed it together with JoAnn fabrics thread?
Actually it just means I was typing code instead of pushing around modules with my mouse, but :lol:
Mono ins and outs is terrible.
Why? Most tracks are initially mono anyways, and this one isn't really intended as a bus comp anyways. Besides, I'm still working out if there's any point in anything but a dual mono stereo mode (because of the waveshaping part)

KVRist
451 posts since 22 Nov, 2005

Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:40 am

Does this one support Athlon XP's or is it like jsComp ?

KVRist

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213 posts since 30 Dec, 2006 from Darmstadt, Germany

Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:44 am

Holophonic wrote:Does this one support Athlon XP's or is it like jsComp ?
It uses SSE2 again, so, yes, it's probably like jsComp, sorry :(

KVRist
451 posts since 22 Nov, 2005

Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:48 am

No Worries Mate :)

KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:09 am

thx for the new entry ;)

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KVRAF
8018 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:43 am

I love the emphasis stuff! Quick and easy way to get things heard.
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KVRAF
1623 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Paris, France

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:02 am

I think you guys need to get in touch ;).

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3517617

KVRAF
10111 posts since 17 Sep, 2004 from Austin, TX

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:25 am

Sounds like an interesting concept.

I have to concur about mono - I haven't used a mono track in any of my DAWs in years.

KVRist

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213 posts since 30 Dec, 2006 from Darmstadt, Germany

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:54 am

RunBeerRun wrote:I love the emphasis stuff! Quick and easy way to get things heard.
Nice to hear someone is already using this feature! Just a note: If it seems like the gain of the emphasis bands seems inverted, this is absolutely normal, as these frequencies will be compressed less than others (just like using a highpass filter in the sidechain).
K-Slash wrote:I think you guys need to get in touch ;).

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3517617
Thanks for the tip, I sent him an email, let's see if he's interested.
runagate wrote:Sounds like an interesting concept.

I have to concur about mono - I haven't used a mono track in any of my DAWs in years.
But how much of your material is initially mono? Most of mine is (except for drums). But as pointed out before, the main reason this is mono-only so far, is that I'm not yet sure how best to implement a stereo mode. For the waveshaping, a stereo link doesn't really make sense, OTOH a dual mono compressor tends to shift the stereo image. Maybe you guys have input on what kind of behavior you would expect, that's one of the reasons why I make these early beta releases, so I can get input from those people who will use the plugin! (I'll probably use it myself as well though :P )

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KVRAF
8018 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:25 pm

I wouldn't know anything about that, but it's a good one for drums. I hook things up quickly and want to play, so a little freq boost is good.
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