2022
09/21
Vintage Rack LoFi Vintage Effects
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Vintage Rack Effects for iOS

Vintage Rack Effects for iOS

Igor Vasiliev announces his latest app with an intro price until the first major update.

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings.

This application has a clean and intuitive user interface with a well-considered structure. All controls are located on the main screen, which is divided into seven slots for processing (effect) modules. The first slot contains the module for controlling the input, the last one is for controlling the output. Each of the five slots in between are designed to use one of the effect modules. The input signal passes from the first to the last slot and is then sent to the output.

Each slot has a Master Fader that controls the presence of the effect, and a Mute button that smoothly turns the effect on and off. These controls are available to be assigned to a MIDI controller, or to use as audio unit parameters regardless of the type of module in the slot. Also in each slot, there is a Parameters button that opens a panel of additional parameters for each module. Additional parameters of modules are kept to a minimum and represent the most suitable use cases.

The key idea behind application control is to first adjust the parameters of modules, and then use only the Master Fader to change the presence or depth of the effect and the Mute button to turn it on and off. Everything is geared towards fast and easy use.

Another great feature of VintageRack is the ability to set a lower bit depth of processed signal, typical for early digital devices, both for the entire path and for individual modules. As with these devices, this application simulates pre- and post-processing of the analog signal both before and after the digital circuits with the addition of companders, emphasis and filters, which makes the sound similar to the real devices.

Effect modules:

– Analog-style compressor.
– Three band equalizer typical for mixing consoles.
– Classic and reverse delays with modulation feature.
– Two modules of Chorus simulating two well known devices.
– Two modules of Flanger with different options and tones.
– Two modules of Phaser with various sound character.
– AutoWah with several filters based on envelope generator.
– Combined effect of Tremolo and Vibrato with separate rate.
– Ring modulator with additional modulation of carrier.
– Two types of Fuzz with modulated filters.
– Simulation of one of the early digital reverbs.
– Input slot contains Noise gate and Automatic gain control.
– Output slot contains tape-style saturation and three general types of tonestack.

VintageRack is a universal application for iOS and macOS. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). VintageRack works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. On MacOS, VintageRack can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. VintageRack has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file on the application site.

Get Vintage Rack HERE

2022
09/02
Varispeed Tape Echo For iPad
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Classic tape echo machine

Classic tape echo machine

Authentic recreation of a classic tape echo machine. GSi VariSpeed is a simulation of the WEM Copicat IC-400 Belt Drive VariSpeed model, the first tape echo machine made by WEM with a DC capstan motor capable of changing speed, thus varying the delay time. GSi VariSpeed replicates the hardware instrument “as is” with all its pros and cons, without any additional feature. This can be considered as the second chapter of a tribute to the genius of Mr. Charlie Watkins that GSi began back in 2008 with the release of the freeware “WatKat”, which was a simulation of the “Custom Copicat”. Please note: this is an AUv3 plugin that can be used with compatible host Apps.

Get VariSpeed HERE

2021
09/22
IK Multimedia Sampletron iPad App
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New Product Launch! Price $69.99

Take advantage of our special introductory promo pricing and own the largest collection of Mellotron and tape-based sounds on iPad! SampleTron 2 for iPad combines the powerful sound engine of IK’s award-winning SampleTank with our industry-leading tape modeling technology to recreate the distinctive, ultra-vibey sounds of tape-based samplers from the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with quirky early digital sample players and vocoders. Take command of the SampleTron 2 app with any compatible MIDI controller and turn your iPad into the brains of a portable Tron module for live performance with the largest collection of Mellotron and other tape-based sounds on iPad!

Features

– 2.5GB virtual instrument collection of sought-after vintage and tape-based samplers

– Over 400 tracks sampled from vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, Optigans and more

– Includes over 100 factory presets for instant inspiration

– Each preset can load 3 tracks to split, layer and solo from over 400 available

– Features 11 modern non-Tron and vintage digital sample-based instruments

– Import Sample function creates user Tron sounds with IK’s tape modeling DSP

– Includes the full content of IK’s original SampleTron updated for legacy users

– 11 selectable effects with Channel Strip, Tape Echo, Multimod and new Vintage Plate

– Assignable MIDI continuous controllers for use with external controllers

– Works as an AUv3 instrument plug-in and as a standalone app

From gothic to gritty

SampleTron 2 for iPad comes with a vast library of over 400 “tracks” that you can load into any preset—up to 3 at once—and then individually process with IK’s cutting-edge tape modeling DSP for ultimate tone-shaping flexibility.

SampleTron 2 for iPad also shines where it processes our non-Tron material. Here you’ll gain access to exciting new sounds with the choir, strings, brass, organ, piano, bass, and even synths and vocoders that all come included.

We’ve also added vintage digital sample-based instruments such as the Mattel Optigan, Vako Orchestron and 360 Systems Digital Keyboard. And to complete the circle, you’ll find the full content of the much-revered original IK SampleTron product.

Authentic sound and vibe

All 11 models are gloriously detailed and designed to give you the immersive experience of using actual vintage gear right on your iPad, even to the point of exposing their inner workings, all while maintaining uniform ease of use and functionality across the board.

Make it your Tron

Your own samples can now be easily loaded and mapped to take full advantage of the tape processing sound using IK’s industry-leading tape modeling technology. A panel of global controls along with six tape controls let you dial in exactly the right mood.

All the tools you need

SampleTron 2’s edit mode lets you dive deep into the preset parameters with controls for volume, pan, fine tune, transpose and high & low note range for each Track. There’s also synthesizer-style controls including a filter with selectable type and an amplitude envelope with velocity control for each track individually or all tracks combined.

Effects like no other

Effects include a Channel Strip equalizer and compressor, Tape Echo, Multimod—with selectable chorus, ensemble, flanger, phaser, Uni-V and Rotary Speaker—and the new Vintage Plate Reverb that’s based on the Plate algorithm developed for AmpliTube 5.

Expansive versatility

SampleTron 2 for iPad works as a standalone app or as an AUv3 instrument plug-in. Use it with your favorite AU host apps such as GarageBand, Cubasis, AUM, Beatmaker, Auria and more. It also supports MIDI learn and standard MIDI keyboard control for nearly all its functions.

Get Sampletron from the Appstore here https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sampletron/id1571564281

2020
06/05
Free Tape Cassette 2 App
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Free AUv3 Tape Cassette Effect

Tape Cassette 2 is an audio plugin that emulates the warmth, noise and character of old tape cassettes. Following up from our well received Tape Cassette 1, we’ve updated the plugin with a sleek interface and more changes under the hood too.

Along with a brand new selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), we’ve improved the saturation algorithm, wow & flutter engine and implemented real sampled tape noise, all which results in a wonderfully warm and more accurate vintage sound. In addition to this you now have two VU meters to monitor your audio and built in oversampling.

You can easily add that classic sound to an entire track, or use directly on individual channels, for added movement, texture and warmth. Alternatively you can take it further than the material limitations of tape and push the parameters into a far more experimental soundscape, as a sound design tool.

Parameters:

⁃ Saturation (+/-24dB)
⁃ Low Pass Filter (5 to 22KHz)
⁃ Noise (-80 to 0 dB)
⁃ Wow (0 to 100%)
⁃ Flutter (0 to 100%)
– IR (On/Off)

Tape Cassette 2 is both a stand-alone application as well as an AUv3 plugin, meaning it works within iOS and iPadOS hosts such as GarageBand.

Get this app here https://apps.apple.com/app/id1507434173#?platform=ipad

2020
02/13
Free Tape Cassette iOS
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Free tape cassette effect app for iOS

Tape Cassette is an easy to use audio plugin that gives your music warmth, noise and character. Whether it’s an effect on the master for an overall lofi / indie texture, or as an insert to warm up individual channels, Tape Cassette gives you the tools to turn your music into a cosy, nostalgic listening experience. Take the plugin into experimental territory by using the wow & flutter parameters and spin your sounds into a frenzy, or use the saturation parameter to heat up the sounds into a distorted cacophony.

Parameters:

⁃ Saturation (+/-24dB)
⁃ Low Pass Filter (8-22KHz)
⁃ Noise -80 to 0 dB
⁃ Wow 0 – 100%
⁃ Flutter 0 – 100%

Tape Cassette is both a stand-alone application as well as an AUv3 plugin, meaning it works within iOS hosts such as GarageBand.

Get Tape Cassette HERE

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