Variety Of Sound Density mkIII
Variety Of Sound Density mkIII

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Variety Of Sound Density mkIII

Variety Of Sound has announced the release of Density mkIII, an update to the freeware Windows VST compressor effect plug-in.

It contains color model and IMD improvements.


Major changes from mkII to mkIII version were announced as follows:

  • The handling of inter modulation distortion (IMD) has been improved and there is no HF exaggeration caused by this any more.
  • The transient response of the compressor is now more focused and consistent over the entire spectrum reducing coloration artifacts.
  • Instead, a VCA color model has been implemented which can be dialed in as needed, providing a strong 2nd and 3rd order harmonic as well as frequency and load dependent higher order distortion artifacts.
  • The SC filter option was optimized to better decouple the subsonic frequencies below 90Hz.
  • The TIMING presets had been changed and features faster and more modern release time settings.
  • P5 and P6 are introducing true program dependent release time behaviour now.
  • A timing readout is displayed now for about 5 seconds when the according parameters are changing.
  • The COMP mode has been changed and features soft-knee characteristics now.
  • The parameter naming (as seen in host automation) is revised and the parameters are sorted now.
  • The RELAX option has been changed and also allows to speed up the attack times.
  • The linking algorithm has been optimized.

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