Category Archives: Mac

“Proximity” v1.0.1 update and Logic 9 issues

“Proximity” plugin was updated to version 1.0.1:

 – denormalization bugs were fixed to solve occasional high CPU usage problems;
 – GUI#2 editable label color was fixed in Mac version.

You can download updated version from KVR DC12 page:


There was some reports about problems with “Proximity” AU version and Logic 9. At the same time a lot of users report that the plugin works on their Logic 9 without any problems. I can’t reproduce this problem yet. But seems reinstalling the plugin for some unknown reason can help.

 …it happened two times – exactly when opening the plug-in on track in Logic
(v 9.1.8 64bit…)
but for now I can’t recreate this
…I don’t know what to say
everything works just fine.

Zyzygis :
I downloaded again and reinstalled and it works! I deleted logic’s .prefs file first as I find it sometimes helps in these cases, so I don’t know if that was what did the trick. (…)

I’m really sad about these problems but we’ll try to fix them. Because upcoming AU versions of our plugins will use the same code. Yes, this plugin had lack of testing on Logic due to competition preparation tight schedule.

PS. I want to prepare one more video about this plugin in a few days!

KVR DC’12 entry: Proximity

Proximity is a collaborative effort by Tokyo Dawn Labs and vladg/sound

This plug-in is an easy to use distance “pan-pot” based on several psycho-acoustic models. The idea is to give mixing engineer a reliable tool which allows him to manipulate the “depth” of several sound sources in a straight forward and convincing manner.

Several models can be combined:

  1. Distance signal delay by speed of sound.
  2. Distance gain loss.
  3. Absorption of high-frequencies in air.
  4. Stereo width manipulation.
  5. Proximity effect of virtual microphone.
  6. Distance based early reflections.

All of them can be turned on and off to taste. Distance modulation options extend the creative possibilities even further. Units can be switched from metric (meters) to imperial (inches).

The plug-in is available in 32 and 64-bits versions for Windows and Mac OS X in VST and AU format.




PS. Video about using of Proximity plugin will be available soon. EDIT: [Watch the video!]

Molot 0.3.1 with AU version will be available soon

Check this screenshot:

You can see that parameter values are shown and can be edited.

PS. Also I checked VST version with RTAS wrapper. And it’s OK!

PPS. Also with 64-bit support of course!



Limiter №6 v1.0.1 last preview

Limiter №6 v1.0.1 has completed. I want to make last checks until monday and then update “official” links on downloads page. EDIT: updated

Windows VST 32-bit and 64-bit:

Limiter6-v101-gui1.zip / Limiter6-v101-gui2.zip

Mac OS X VST 32-bit and 64-bit:

Limiter6-v101-gui1.dmg / Limiter6-v101-gui2.dmg

What’s new:

– Mac VST 64-bit support;
– Fixed CPU-related GUI issues;
– Support of DirectX acceleration for Vista/Seven (less CPU for graphics).

PS. Also I sucessfully checked this version with RTAS wrapper.

PPS. Sound engine and functionality was not changed. The PDF manual is still the same:

Limiter6-manual-en.pdf / Limiter6-manual-ru.pdf / Limiter6-manual-jp.pdf

VSTGUI 4.0.1 and VST RTAS Wrapper

Developers only information. I did VSTGUI 3.5 -> VSTGUI 4.0.1 port for latest Limiter №6 version to support 64-bit Mac and I (again) have problems with VST RTAS Wrapper on Mac (with Molot I almost solved them in 0.2.168c version if you remember) and Limiter №6 v1.0 worked fine with this wrapper most of the time.

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Limiter №6 64-bit Mac VST version preview

I successfully built 32/64-bit (universal binary) VST version of Limiter №6 for Mac OS X. I didn’t test it a lot and also I have suspicion it has problems with RTAS wrapper (didn’t check it yet) but if you want it you can check this version for your risk.

After the moment I can call this version “stable” I’ll update links on “downloads” page.


EDIT: just received notification about this version:

“(…) it just crashed studio one 2.0.6 mac for the first time, when I instantiated it:
I just installed your new version, gui2–no crashes before today on earlier (non64 ) version”

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Limiter №6 Mac OS X 10.5 issues

Now I can confirm that Limiter №6 Mac version doesn’t work on Mac OS X 10.5. The version that was published 26 of june was tested only on 10.7.

I think I solved that problem. If anyone can confirm it works OK, I’ll update the version on “downloads” page.

This version should work on Mac OS X 10.5 and later (32-bit, Intel CPU):


EDIT: the same with Molot


EDIT-2: also Limiter №6 english manual updated. Thanks to Tavi Scurtu and sinkmusic.

If you want to fix my English you can get [doc-version], fix it and send me back.


I’m writing the manual for upcoming limiter plugin

The final plugin name is… “Limiter №6”!

“There are five of them in all here. Only one is of the upper class, the rest are all artisans.”

Ward No. 6
By Anton Chekhov

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New limiter plugin (codename “Limiter6”) public alpha release! Oh yeah!

I’m glad to introduce public alpha version of new limiter plugin (codename “Limiter6”)!

This plugin is unique combination of slow RMS-compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, oversampled clipper and inter-sample limiter. The idea of this combination is “gain staging” when each stage used a little to make a most clean sound.

This is not a plugin with 1 knob and smart brain inside, which allow making your mix 0 dB RMS. All settings are manual and there’re a lot of knobs.

The GUI is a draft yet and will be redrawn to photorealistic military style.

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Molot 0.2.168c works in Pro Tools via VST to RTAS adapter!

Today I killed a half of day to make it works on Mac with Pro Tools (anyway it was raining). It worked! I was happy and decided to film it on mobile phone. But… then happen what in Russia calls “General’s effect” – it means in army when the general has come all military devices become unstable (e.g. don’t work).

See the video!

I tried next several hours to reproduce this crash but didn’t succeeded (let me remind you I don’t own Mac and can’t do this each day).  That’s means this version of plugin can’t be used in real Pro Tools projects. Let’s say it’s beta version.

But you can help me! Version 0.2.168c for Mac is available on Downloads page.

If you can reproduce this crash please press “Report” then “Information”, copy all text in the window and send me to vl-g AT yandex DOT ru. Let’s make it stable!

Thank you!

EDIT2: Jay, thanks for the dump!

EDIT3 (it’s february 2013 and Molot 0.3.1 now works with this wrapper)

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