(where T stands for “troll”)
I had a part in great discussion about “wider” sound of analogue consoles. Check upcoming AudioTechnology Magazine issue, BTW. During this discussion I developed some kind of proof of concept plugin just to check possible reasons of wider sound. This developed plugin acts very subtle so most people just can’t notice its action! That’s why it’s “troll plugin”. You can use it for this purpose ;-)
Add this plugin to each track and bus of your mix and feel analog vibe added!
Technically, the plugin applies very small amount of random EQ to L & R channels, adds very small amount of 2nd harmonic, adds small level of white noise and slightly widens frequencies around 10 kHz. Also it has “Gain” control and thus can be used as smooth gain fader.
Check this out: T Analog Channel (Windows VST 32/64 bit), T Analog Channel (Mac OS X VST 32/64 bit)
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
PS. Oops, I almost forget! This KVR topic may be interesting for you: “News from the labs”
If you’re too lazy to click the link above, this is the text:
I’d like to share with you some great news. It’s official. Vlad Goncharov, well known for his lovely plug-ins such as “Molot” and “Limiter 6″ plug-ins, now joined the Tokyo Dawn Labs!
Of course, we’ll each still cultivate our very own style and approach. We’re already in the process of unifying large parts of our development. This greatly improves compatibility, stability and overall quality of our products. Oh, and it should substantially accelerate our development speed.
Right now, we’re developing and testing a common “bed” for our plug-ins. It offers parameter smoothing, preset management, undo/redo, a/b + some other extras t.b.a. We’re planning an open beta of a demonstrator plug-in in a few weeks, so that you guys can play around with the new features. Join our mailing list for instant notifications: http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/
Last but not least, we’re working on some exciting releases such as “Feedback Compressor II GE”, a new version of Limiter 6 and a few secret projects. Also, we’ll progressively update all our previous plug-ins in order to unify some aspects.
More details soon!
Fabien from Tokyo Dawn Records
Disclaimer. The source of “troll plugins” idea is this YouTube comment about Proximity plugin: