Vitamin C - New free compressor plugin for guitar

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Distorque
KVRist
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65 posts since 30 Dec, 2010

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:23 am

Here's another one for the guitarists out there :)

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Download here: http://sites.google.com/site/distorque/ ... s/vitaminc

The Vitamin C is an emulation of an Orange Squeezer guitar compressor, with added controls for tweaking. It runs in mono or stereo, and has selectable 2x oversampling. Note that this is not a studio compressor, the Vitamin C has the quirks and imperfections of the original Orange Squeezer that gave it its unique character.

Tested in Chainer, VSTHost, Reaper x86, Reaper x64, and Podium. Let me know if you have any issues.

I've been having a lot of fun with this one, it's a weird beast. Firstly, it has this nice swell because the level sags a bit after the attack, then returns to the normal compressed level. Secondly, it has a weird ratio curve; it doesn't have a constant ratio like 4:1 during compression. Instead, it's kind of like a limiter with a very soft knee, but that stops reducing gain once the signal gets hot enough. Thirdly, you can get some grit by messing with the attack and release controls (this is intentional, by the way). All in all, it's definitely not hi-fi, but it has lots of character.

Enjoy!

Mudcat007
KVRist
438 posts since 24 Feb, 2005 from Franklin, TN USA

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:30 am

This one looks like it could be fun! Thanks!

PurpleCatfishBettie
KVRAF
3273 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:05 am

cool. thanks!

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metalifuxx
KVRAF
2462 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:01 pm

YES! :tu: :)

s_t
KVRist
243 posts since 24 Dec, 2004

Post Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:08 pm

Sounds fantastic on guitar and drums. Thanks!

CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2606 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:26 am

Very COOL!! Sounds GREAT!! Thanks so much!! :D

BTW....how's about a Blue Clipper or Green Ringer? :)

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Distorque
KVRist
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65 posts since 30 Dec, 2010

Post Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:29 pm

Thanks, everyone!
CapnLockheed wrote:BTW....how's about a Blue Clipper or Green Ringer? :)
I'll consider a Green Ringer, but you should be able to get a Blue Clipper sound from my Plusdistortion plug-in. It's based on the Distortion +, which was almost a clone of the Blue Clipper.

paul psilas
KVRist
34 posts since 10 Feb, 2012

Post Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Thx for this Distorque,you are too generous.

You really are replacing the much respected but sadly gone 'mokafix' as the leader of independently designed,hardware modelled,guitar pedal.......plugin......err....maker :hihi:

Hows about an EHX Pog next?

Distorque
KVRist
Topic Starter
65 posts since 30 Dec, 2010

Post Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:46 am

Well, I've been looking for a good POG-like plugin myself for a while, but all of the ones I've found don't match the speed and quality of the POG or HOG. The problem is that those are digital pedals, with advanced DSP pitch shifting systems, and my personal area of knowledge is in emulating analog circuits. So you might be better off asking one of our local DSP gurus to try to make a better pitch shifter. However, I plan to do something more outside of the box for DC12, so keep an eye out for that!

premiumcrap
KVRist
319 posts since 19 Mar, 2004 from vienna

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:21 am

many thanks

this is the compressor, i was looking for, to get the attack out
of my new stingray-type bassguitar


VERY FINE!!! :D

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metalifuxx
KVRAF
2462 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:32 pm

Distorque wrote: However, I plan to do something more outside of the box for DC12, so keep an eye out for that!
Awesome, we got Wild Hades (Alu) of Ignite Amps cooking up something for DC12 too. This should be an interesting DC for the guitar players (and everyone else of course) coming up.

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metalifuxx
KVRAF
2462 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Post Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:46 pm

Awesome for bass guitar too. Just use this first in the chain, in front of a bass amp sim or after the DI. Brings out just enough note definition/attack with some nice sustain without sounding flubby, which allows you to keep the bass a little lower in the mix but still present and punchy.

Just used it on a new idea for the bass.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6185854/kvr%20s ... 20solo.mp3

Too.Many.Guitars
KVRer
9 posts since 10 Feb, 2011

Post Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:23 pm

Thanks for the plugins Distorque!. Grabbed them all!. :hihi:

bluelight
KVRer
29 posts since 12 Jul, 2002 from Sweden

Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:09 am

Thank you for all your plugs.I love them. I use a very simple setup for guitar consisting of a Les paul special with p 90'ies a Fender Champ 58 impulse and an older version of Ignite amps NNR-1 preamps. Rangebastard sums it up. :-)

Early in the seventies i once tried an AC 30 and a homebuilt gadget (built by a dude that today i a boss at Fender in Scandinavia) that the dude called a "booster". Iv'e never played tone like that since.
After having checked your site i now finally understand what it was that he had and hopefylly i will figure out how to build one.It looks as if its simple enough to build without creating the circuit board which i have no expericence of doing.....or maybe i should learn so i can build som of your other projects.

Take care and thank you very much!

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DuX
KVRAF
3809 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:05 am

Lately, I started to really like character compressors like this one. Really nice. Thank you so much Distorque! I also jumped on the occasion to test your other plugins... :tu: yay! Lots of character without any noise that you usually get when you run something through a guitar pedal.

THANK YOU!

Edit: the only plugin that I seem to not like is Plusdistortion. It doesn't sound as smooth as your other plugins for some reason. Maybe it's your first? Anyway, that only means you have made some progress in your coding. I simply :love: a nice sounding distortion! :hihi: Cheers!

A DIY Amp building project?!?! BRING IT ON! :lol:
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