Variety Of Sound ThrillseekerLA

Variety Of Sound has unveiled ThrillseekerLA, a new VST effect plug-in for Windows

It is described as a digital stereo leveling amplifier with truly analog qualities.

 

ThrillseekerLA will be released in Q1/2012 under a freeware license.

 

Here is what the company announced:

 

At a glance:

  • "Sophisticated and deep gain riding full of musical character and attitude but with virtually no inter-modulation (IM) distortion artifacts"
  • Feedback compression design w/o samplerate based delay in the loop.
  • Classic input level driven two knob design with additional manual attack and release time interventions.
  • Envelope timing adoption offering attack times ranging from "instantaneously" up to around 100ms and release times from 30ms up to several seconds.
  • Mix level switch to adopt the plug-ins internal gain staging to mixing levels at around -18dBFS.
  • Custom SC filter option to attenuate the SC bass response while slightly boosting the HF spectrum.
  • Additional one pole (6dB per octave) SC low-cut filter adjustable from 20 to 500Hz.
  • External sidechain support.
  • Switchable Input/GR/Output metering display.
  • Variable compression range control from 0 to 100%.

ThrillseekerLA introduces gain riding capabilities and features a non-linear amplifier stage which is based on a non-linearity with memory yielding "creamy signal coloration duties":

  • Custom algorithms based on a non-linear saturation model.
  • Compression and load dependent 2nd order harmonic distortion generation.
  • Controllable odd order total harmonic distortion generation.
  • Six individual preset distortion profiles offering different tonal qualities like warmth and top-end sheen or improved depth perception.
  • Audio transformer simulation including typical LF distortions as well as frequency and load dependent analog circuit effects.

Specifications:

  • Requires Win32 compatible system with SSE2 (or higher) instruction set support.
  • Tested and known to work in many VST compatible hosts.
  • Advanced DSP processing.
  • Assembler optimized audio engine.

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