I'm back to report on more airwindows stuff.
I've been following Chris (who is airwindows) since he put out Console 4 around August/September, and there's been a lot of solid mixing utilities coming out of there (Console absolutely made the sound of the last few songs I've put out).
I believe he's also hit the patreon goal for Linux, which means all of this will also be Linux-compatible soon (I think, you may want to double check that).
The past month has centered around dithers (as in variations of the noise added to prevent truncation distortion), and this represents his best work yet, and indeed the best I've ever heard (and this is coming from someone who's been using Ozone's dithering and tweaking it for best possible performance).
If you watch the youtube video I'll link to below, he demonstrates it, but at around the 30:00 min mark (feel free to skip ahead, he always takes his time explaining things thoroughly), he betrays his (justified) frustration with how slowly patreon is getting to a point it can make him a living. He explains that he feels the best way to be able to offer everything free like he has been is to get some publicity by having the internet name the new dither (link to do that is at the youtube vid). Anyways, it's a good dither, you can slap a funny name on it, consider donating to the dude's patreon. He's also throwing in a large library of music to use as you see fit(there's another video all about that), could make decent sampling material.
While not copying originals, some of the features were taken to a better point. Continuous blendable multimode filter (HP-Notch(BP)-HP in 12 dB mode and 4-1 pole in 24 dB mode). 32 and 64 bit versions included.
Thanks to 2Dat for the original OB-Xd and Soshi Studio for giving the rights to continue this wonderful product.
Also thanks to all KVR members for making the amazing skins!
OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways a number of things were added or altered to the original design.
The OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning which is a big part of that sound. However, it was not designed as a self-contained completely independent soft-synth. It needs to be contained within a VST framework where things like transposition, automation, layering, arpeggiation, etc., are available.
Also, like many synths of the OB-X's generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc.
Built around a cascade of two constant-K filters the VHL-3C‘s analog counterpart - a sought-after processor from the early 1950s - comprises an entirely passive design with very musical and interactive pass filters. Offering 3 simple and intuitive controls, the VHL-3C allows you to effectively remove rumble, hum or harsh frequencies from your signals. Set both filter knobs to their extreme positions and you‘ll end up with a narrow telephone-line bandpass. „So what?“, you may wonder - Black Rooster Audio is giving away this goodie for FREE!
This is a great thread. I went back through all of it and downloaded a ton of stuff I wasn't aware of and saw a lot of my fav VST synths and plugins listed already. There are some that I love that haven't been posted yet (as far as I saw) so here you go: