byd-Xandar.dll - New free VST plug.

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by BobYordan, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. BobYordan

    BobYordan Guest


    The instant ambience VST plug!

    You can download it via this link!


    It is totally free. but you use it on your own risk. It has only been tested in Cubase SX,SE & Wavelab so far.

    The plug is recommended to be used at a mix/group/drum set/vox or whatever.

    It uses approx 5-15 % cpu in my DAW.


    Was made with Synth Edit.


    Sorry if I break some rule by making this post, but my post in the
    free plug links, kind of drowned. :(
  2. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Hi Bob. I like to know a bit more about stuff before I install/test it. What exactly does this plug do in terms of processing? Which SEMs does it use? Thanks... :cool:
  3. BobYordan

    BobYordan Guest

    Hi Calgary

    I will try to explain it to you. :)

    In the signal flow, the separate units are summed together into a limiter.
    The limiter is of a clipping kind type and always outputs at max 0dB.

    The verb 1&2 units are enhanced stereo UD-reverbs that are kind of eq:ed and spatialised via the tweaking the knobs. The reason the plug
    has two verbs is that I think one UD-reverb did not blend the sound enough.

    The verb 3 is a EVM mono verb. With no extra fancy stuff attached.
    My intension for this one was to be able to get more verb into a mix if it was played in mono. Stereo mixes reverbs seems to disapear out in the
    L&R outer regions when listened to in mono.

    The mono unit contains a dry and an exiter part that together can enhance the mono component inside a stereo mix. Eg the shape
    knob needs the dry, so that you can hear it's effect.

    The stereo unit contains a dry and an exiter part. The exiter part has eq
    and spatial tweaking. The exiter is supposed to make a minor additative
    enhancement to the dry part sound.

    The little blue 'dymo looking thingy' on the right shows the value of the latest knob tweak. It is David Haupt Sem's mostly that handles this.

    Appart from that is mostly standard SE stuff.

    Mixing the different units together let's you balance a mix separate components or eg submix more accurate and blend it together with the verb's.

    I have not added any own extra fancy algoritms & math stuff into this plug as I have in my other plugs, that will be released later.

    It is more straight forward in this plug, but it is a lot of work put into it.
    This is actually the 10th generation of it before this first release was made.

    It is also a lot of stuff inside like eg special filtering etc that does not show up on the gui and stuff like denormalising etc.

    The dll is 2.5Mb. :)

    The plug can be used as kind of a 'home mastering' mode also, if you switch off the verbs.

    Listen to a mix with it for while and then bypass it and listen if you notice
    any difference? :wink:
  4. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Will do. I'l try it out on some different stuff and see how it goes. Thanks Bob. :cool:
  5. BobYordan

    BobYordan Guest

    Cool, I hope you like it. :)
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    This sounds just odd enough that I might have to try it. I have Cubase SX2, so hopefully no problems. I'm a sucker for free novelty plugins.
    Ooops!! I clicked on "Don't click here."
    Very interesting tune... :D
  7. BobYordan

    BobYordan Guest

    *Hehe* Thanx, well that song reflects the inside of my mind after drinking some nice wine. :D

    The plug has been tested in Cubase SX3 & Cubase SE, hopefully SX2
    is compatible. :)

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