RetroBand VST plugins. Right kind of modelled distortion?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Kingston, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Kingston

    Kingston Active Member

    Hi fellow studio people,

    I have just released two new kinds of windows VST distortion plugins: RetroBand and RetroBandLite. The other is free, the other very cheap, and they both can make things sound damn good (but don't take it from me, have a listen and try yourself).

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    The Concept

    RetroBand models several aspects of the interaction between gain stages and transformers of analog gear, referred to as intra-modulation (IM), ie. Class A/B gain stage switching distortion. It also features several forms of transient shaping in-between the stages.

    The Sound

    RetroBand is a distortion unit at heart, but this type and concept hasn't been previously available as a digital model. It may desirably enrich sterile sound sources. Failing equipment can be easily simulated and this allows plenty of creativity. With some luck, it makes things sound larger than life. The transient enhanced IM with mid-side stereo control can change or revive a stereo image, too.

    Head to the website for all the info you might need.


    http://www.michaelkingston.fi/retroband/

    There are extensive audio demos on the site, hoping to cover all the basic uses of these plugins. Please have a listen to them to get a better idea of what exactly these plugins do well, but to also familiarise yourself with this new concept. They are actually there as a tutorial of sorts. (honestly, these aren't the easiest of plugins to learn)

    The RetroBandLite plugin is completely free for everyone, while the full RetroBand is available for EUR35 as an introductory offer. Check out the trial version and help yourself to the free Lite version! I love a great sound as much as you do, and these were created to help us achieve it. (oh yes, I'm the most enthusiastic user as well as the developer)

    Kind Regards,
    Michael Kingston
     
  2. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    Re: RetroBand VST plugins. Right kind of modelled distortion

    But, what is your question? If you want us to asnwer your "is it the right kind of model distortion" it will take some time and possibly you could give people some BETA testing units. Otherwise, it sounds too much like a sales pitch...and it doesn't pan with your post heading :)
     
  3. Kingston

    Kingston Active Member

    Re: RetroBand VST plugins. Right kind of modelled distortion

    My question? Did I need to have one? I just thought it might be a good idea to inform about these plugins here, new type of distortion and all, and I wouldn't mind opinions on how they sound. I know them too well to be objective about this, obviously.

    The Lite version is free, the Trial is fully functional and there are lots of demo audio, so that should give an interested person plenty of ground for forming an opinion.

    Sorry if this came off as spam. I will remove the post if it's bothersome to everyone. :oops:

    (oh and the beta test phase is over by the way, these are v1.0, seemingly bug-free and need no further testing)
     

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