Oct 16, 2012

change expensive WAVES plugins with cool FREE Vst

This is a little list how you can change your expensive waves plugins with good freeware vst. I start the list with Native Power Pack which has include all standard Plugins from Waves.

Waves L1 Limiter - Loudmax Limiter, Betabugs W1 limiter(L1 clone)
Waves Q10 Equalizer - ReaEQ
Waves C1 Compressor - Bootsy Density MK IIReaCompVlad Molot
Waves C1 Compressor in Gate/Expander Mode - SSS Gate/Expander, ReaGate
Waves TrueVerb - Bootsy Epic Verb
Waves 2 Tap Delay - TAL Dub II
Waves S1 Stereo Imager - Flux Stereo Imager
Waves De-esser - Digitalfishphones Spitfish, ReaComp with HP/LP Filter
Waves IR-L Convolution Reverb - knufinke SIR 1
(can also used as general impulse response tool for all kind of compressors, eqs and so on...)

other Waves plugins

Puigchild(Fairchild Compressor) - Vlad Molot Compressor in alpha mode
VComp (Neve like Compressor) - Vlad Molot Compressor in sigma mode
SSL G-Master Buss Compressor - Bootsy Density MK II
(Of course, I have it as hardware, UAD-Card & cytomic the Glue is also fine but the waves version is very poor - no headroom, fast distortioned)

Jun 5, 2011

DER KLEANER a hardware based 18db HighPass & 12db LowPass Filter

DER KLEANER is the first DIY project of my best friend Bruce and me und our branding AG-KW. It is a serious hardware based 18db HighPass Butterworth and 12db LowPass Bessel Filter for Liveacts and/or Mastering works.

We build it totally from scratch. First steps was to think about how should it work and calculating frequencies with standard schematics for different kind of filters. After that Bruce created the Schematics and I designed the Frontpanellayout.

Our friend Phil from Philsynth etched us the PCB and we bought all parts to start the soldering.

you can watch more photos and videos about the kleaner on our facebooksite

Apr 24, 2011

Molot Compressor Plugin

Another week another plugin. The gearslutz forum will be my new home...hehe :)

Today I will show you the MOLOT Compressor Plugin for AU and Vst plattforms.
The MOLOT has emulated characteristics of Neves 33609 and Fairchild 670 Compressor and incl up to 8x oversampling. For the first tryouts I think its very close to my UAD plugins of this units. So try it out!


Apr 6, 2011

LoudMax - Free VST Limiter Plugin

Im using a Waves Plugins Bundle since many years. Waves is very expensive and the most algorithms like the very famous brickwall limiters L1 and L2 are more than 10 years old and where never updated. I like the L1+ for mastering as the latest instance to catch peaks and cause the included dithering option. But L1 always produce DC offset at rendering. Sometimes I also used L1 for hard limiting in some single channels at mixdown, but when you go to -18db or more(ok, its very crazy to read) L1 always create distortion and sounds not good.

But, few Days ago I find a new vst called LoudMax on the internet and tried it out. Its free and the results are good. I tried it also with maximum threshold of -30db and WOW! it sounds already clean on each level. You have to try it out.


Apr 1, 2011

Mathew Lane DrMS - M/S Mastering Processing Plugin

What an amazing plugin.

Mathew Lane DrMS

Press Release:
DrMS presents a new way to approach the manipulation of stereo audio. It is based on MS (Mid-Side) processing, although DrMS splits the stereo signal into four sections rather than the normal two, giving you new levels of control: Zoom in, add Depth, change Width or any combination and more. DrMS takes you wherever you want to go in the stereo field.

found it via gearslutz forum.

read also this review:

Build your own Thing!

While searching for a way to find an alternative to a TR-909, I had the idea to extend my 3HE Eurorack modular system with 909 parts.

This guy has recreated all single instruments of a TR-909 and 808 as single modules for a modular system. You can find his modules and the documentations on his website. And also pictures of the PCBs and how to build it:

For the last few months I was also looking for modules to extend my modular system and found 5HE Modules at curetronic, oakley and also at Musiksynthesizer

Dec 17, 2010

S-Tek Live Video at Military Base Niederlehme

A Cool Video from my latest Gig on the Event "Electro Funken" near Berlin Germany. It was on an old Military Base at Niederlehme Brandenburg. Thanks to all for the Great Party. I had a lot of fun with the crowd there.