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Locness 2 v1.x.x WiN MAC-R2R

Locness 2 v1.x.x WiN MAC-R2R

Locness 2 v1.x.x WiN MAC

TEAM R2R | 22 March 2022 | WiN: 11.6 MB | MAC: 83 MB


Drums…, the most crucial part of of your mix that can make or break a track. For decades pro engineers have used various combinations of compressors, pre-amps ,eq’s and saturation to make styles of sounds that stand out. Not just a compressor or eq, Loc-Ness is the mystical plugin that brings all the right controls and colors for drums to your workstation . This is a dedicated channel designed for processing Individual Drum Hits, The room sound, and the entire drum bus.

Locness 2 v1.x.x WiN MAC-R2R
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Firechild v1.5.0 AAX AU VST3 x64 WiN MAC-R2R

Firechild v1.5.0 AAX AU VST3 x64 WiN MAC-R2R

Firechild v1.5.0 WiN MAC

Team R2R | 22 March 2022 | WiN: 39.9MB | OSX: 248.0MB

The Firechild includes 4 models of the Vari-Mu Compressor ranging from Tube Versions (A/B/C) to a transparent version accurately sampled and emulated from the originals of the 1950s. Use this for the Master, or individual tracks, you will be pleasantly surprised!

What’s Firechild ?
The Firechild aims to emulate the characteristics of the King of Compressors from the 1950s. The vintage units are variable-mu type compressors, which use the vacuum tubes for reduction of gain right in the audio signal path, (no re-routing to a compression circuit) Given its primary purpose as a protective device in broadcast or vinyl cutting environments, in which the limiter was required to catch any unwanted signal peaks reliably, these fast attack times were one of the compressors most important features. Our Plugin features not 1, but 4 models including a “clean version” – off mode for the convolution, which presents a “non-colored” compression characteristics version as well.

– Intel i3 / AMD Ryzen or equivalent
– 2 GB RAM
– Screen resolution: 1024×768 – VST3, or AAX 64-bit host
– Windows 10 or later, 64-Bit.

Firechild v1.5.0 AAX AU VST3 x64 WiN MAC-R2R
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BeatSkillz Slam

BeatSkillz Slam V2 v1.0 R2 macOS-R2R

Slam V2 v1.0 R2 macOS

Team R2R | 22 March 2022 | 143.0MB


SLAM2 is designed to hide the complex and great-sounding processing behind the scenes and present a simple and inspiring Interface that is very intuitive and has all controls needed to “Phatten” Channel, Drums, Vocals, Synths, or an entire mix with just a few controls. Behind this simple interface lies very very complex processing.

BeatSkillz Slam V2 v1.0 R2 macOS-R2R
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AraldFX DKS Pro v1.7 VSTi AU UB WiN MAC

AraldFX DKS Pro v1.7 VSTi AU UB WiN MAC

DKS Pro v1.7 WiN MAC

AiR/ArCADE | 01/2009 | 2.92 MB

AraldFX offers a drum machine that takes its inspiration from many sources. It’s been said that old is the new new. This is especially true in the music industry, where instrument manufacturers indulge their nostalgic instincts with a steady stream of retro-inspired gear. While much of the emulative attention has been focused on old analogue synths and tube-laden outboard processors, there’s been no small demand for vintage drum machines. Indeed, the trusty Roland TR-808 may well have been the first ‘chic antique’ on the second-hand music tech market, while its successor, the TR-909, is equally desired, particularly by dance producers. Unfortunately, vintage instruments command lofty prices and an endless supply of patience. This being the case, drum synths (both hard and soft) have undergone a sort of resurrection in recent years.

Sampling techniques
Most modern drum machines take one of two forms. The majority are sample-based, but the problem with samples is that they’re inherently ‘static’. The other type of drum machine, in which sounds are derived from analogue synthesis, is compromised by what is a relatively simplistic tone generation method. In order to cover more ground, some instruments use both sampling and synthesis to generate their sounds. Look a little more closely, though, and you’ll find that it’s not just analogue synthesis that’s useful for creating percussion sounds. Physical modelling, for instance, formed the basis of Korg’s Wavedrum (one of the first modelled instruments ever to be released) and FM synthesis can also be called upon to create interesting drum sounds. AraldFX are well aware of the power of all of these techniques and have combined them into a single instrument: DKS Pro. The developers carefully studied many much-loved vintage drum machines, and their new plug-in is a hybrid beast, featuring the best of what each synthesis technique has to offer.

Hands on
DKS Pro’s layout is familiar: eight pads are splayed across the bottom of the GUI, while a voice editor above displays the parameter settings for the currently selected pad. Each pad has an identical architecture: a pair of analogue-style oscillators with selectable waveforms, a noise generator and a filter. Oscillator 1 gives you a choice of three different waveforms, while Oscillator 2 can modulate Oscillator 1 for FM effects.

The FM facilities go far beyond the usual analogue-style FM, though – you’re given control over the frequency, ratio and phase. Both oscillators have two-stage envelope controls and velocity modulation is independently addressable for each. DKS Pro’s filter is of the multimode variety and has a two-stage envelope built in. In addition, you can select the type of envelope you want to use (there’s even one specifically for claps, cracks and the like). No modern drum machine would be worth its salt without built-in bit-reduction effects, and they’re present and correct in DKS Pro. You can select 12-, 8- or 4-bit playback and add some tasty fuzz to the lot with the dedicated distortion effect.

Destructive effects aren’t the only ones on offer. You’ll also find compression and ambience and – unusually for a drum machine – a multi-tap delay. This features a LFO for bizarre modulations. Now, we did say that DKS Pro offered physical modelling, did we not? Don’t get too excited, though, as this is limited to a modelled drum ‘shell’: you can choose the size of the shell and the level, but that’s all. We were hoping to find a full-on acoustically modelled oscillator built entirely on exciters and resonators, but sadly, there’s nothing of the sort. However, resonators are represented by the shell model, and depending on the sound being pumped through it, it can add a lot of life to the tone. The shell functions are most obvious when applied to snares, percussion and other frequency-rich timbres.

In use
There are a lot of drum machines on the market, but few feature as many sound generation techniques as DKS Pro. What’s more, the included modelling features have whetted our appetites for more – we would love to see an acoustically modelled oscillator. That said, there’s plenty going on here already, and the interface is certainly easy to navigate. We did suffer from a few audio ‘blow ups’ when we were scrolling through the included drum presets on our Intel iMac, but AraldFX are aware of this issue and say that a fix is in the works. On the whole, the sounds range from good to excellent. DKS Pro is not meant to replace your drum sampler, but if you have a taste for electronic percussion, it’s well worth a look.

The unusual parameters ensure that you’ll be able to carve out your own sonic identity and there’s definitely scope for DKS Pro to be developed further.

AraldFX DKS Pro v1.7 VSTi AU UB WiN MAC
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