Well, it’s been quite some time now, since Bitwig released a Beta version to selected testers. After Ableton showed us new features for their upcoming release of Ableton Live 9, now Bitwig shows us a new video of their latest development progress in handling VST-plugins.
Now VST Support looks like having become fully integrated with integrated crash protection: when a VST plugin crashs the Bitwig will not crash aswell. Bitwig will instead allow to reload the crashed plugin or even to reload all plugins.
Universal Audio just released a software emulation plugin of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor for the UAD-Platforms.
Like the hardware version, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in offers selection of three distinct output transformers (Nickel, Iron, and Steel) — taking the signal from “clean” to “colored” and “dirty” — as if selecting from the output stages of three distinct classic analog consoles.
Lemme tell you that just sounds jummy. UAD’s marketing dept. just made 100pts on my scale of 0-100 ;-)
Precise emulation of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (licensed by Peter Reardon)
Created by the highly trained monkeys at Brainworx, developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform
Separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control
Transformer matrix switches between Nickel, Iron, and Steel output transformers — like selecting between 3 distinct vintage console outputs
90Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material
Large, accurate VU meters provide Optical, Discrete, or Output gain views
Custom presets created by Peter Reardon
Price and Availability
The Shadow Hills Compressor is part of the just released UAD-Software v6.3.2. Its pricetag is US$299. You can try-before-buy for 14days…
Check UAD’s cave for more information and special offers…
At least on a Mac Audacity seems to have issues when it comes to using third party plugins (i.e. AU or VSTs). To pinpoint which type of plugin is responsible for poor Audacity to crash, you can do the following.
I. Locate Audacity Config File
On a Crapple Mac the audacity.cfg file should be located here: /Users/<your-username>/Library/Application Support/audacity
Merry Chrismas, guys. We felt it was kinda overdue to have an INSANELYMAC.COM search plugin added to our beloved Mozilla Firefox. Of course we can also do this manually, but why not having things automized? So here we are.
What does the plugin do?
Basically we’re using our beloved Google.com to search the InsanelyMac.com site.
We are neither affiliated to InsanelyMac.com nor are we affiliated to Google.com, but we felt it might be rather comfy to have this thing automized eventually.
This is pure amateurish scripting, we won’t garantee anything. Use on your own risk. Although you may hang a cross above your computer, it may explode anyway ;-) For the paranoids among you download XML file for manual installation.
How it works
Click this button and you’re gonna be offered to install this plugin.