12th September 2008
Stillwell Audio / Schwa have announced the release of Schwa's TinMan and Stillwell Audio's The Rocket Compressor. Updates for Stillwell Audio's other plug-ins are also available.
Stillwell Audio The Rocket Compressor
The Rocket is a character audio compressor, singular in its extraordinary speed, responding in mere microseconds to variations in program level. Being in the order of several thousand times faster than most ordinary compressors, Stillwell Audio respectfully submit that The Rocket "kicks like a mf".
Violation of the laws of physics and digital signal processing remain beyond us at this time, and a single sample at 44.1kHz has a span of 22.6 microseconds. The Rocket's attack time can be below this level, for absolute certainty that even the very first sample understands that you are its master. Placed on the master bus, The Rocket will effortlessly tame transients almost in the manner of a brickwall limiter.
Discussions of Science and Art are played out within The Rocket 's 'Impetus' circuits, where warmth and aggression exist as DSP, able to take the delicate, musical gain reduction to the extremes of dirty, heavy and slamming rock'n'roll misbehaviour.
The Rocket is available for Windows (VST) and Mac OS X (VST & AU) and costs $49 ($25 for those using The Rocket Compressor only on the Reaper platform and only in a non-commercial use environment).
TinMan is an auto-peaking resonant filter with multiple pitch detection and individually triggered attack/decay envelopes. In other words, it listens to your audio and makes matching spooky "wooo-eeee-oooo" effects.
TinMan uses a new polyphonic pitch detection algorithm to isolate and rank the strongest pitches in the input audio. For each detected pitch, a separate resonant filter, or resonator, is peak-matched to that exact pitch (even if it's off-key), and an attack envelope is triggered. If a pitch slides, the resonator's resonant peak will continue to track it. If a pitch ends, the resonator will release until fully quiet.
At light settings, TinMan works on just about any dull audio part to add some life and interest.
TinMan is available for Windows (VST) and Mac OS X (VST & AU) and costs $50 ($25 for those using TinMan only on the Reaper platform and only in a non-commercial use environment).
Stillwell Audio BadBussMojo & Other Plug-in Updates
In response to popular requests, BadBussMojo (Stillwell Audio's flexible distortion plugin) has been granted an Output Level control. This is a free upgrade, available now.
1973, Event Horizon, Major Tom, Transient Monster, Verbiage and Vibe-EQ join BadBussMojo at version 1.52, reflecting improved compatibility and framework updates.
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