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Hi. This web page has more stuff by Sophia and Tom 7. This stuff is not at our main web page because it is not as exciting as that stuff. We like to keep this stuff a little more tucked away because it's not our really good work. Here you'll find Audio Units and VST plugins that are either useful for musicians, useful for plugin developers, or just stupid and gimmicky.

These plugins are free for you and your friends to use. You can use them for whatever you like, but we'd appreciate it if you:

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RMS Buddy
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download RMS Buddy for Mac OS X (AU) download RMS Buddy for Windows (VST) download RMS Buddy for old Mac OS (VST)

download RMS Buddy source code

manual

AU: Version 1.1.5 - 7 Dec 2007

VST: Version 1.1 - 25 Feb 2003

RMS Buddy is a handy tool for tracking RMS and peak volume information. It provides a cumulative, running average RMS of the audio signal, momentary RMS values, and it keeps track of the peak volume levels. I find it very useful when I'm mastering stuff.

Monomaker
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manual

Version 1.0.1 - 1 Jan 2002

Monomaker is a simple mono-merging and stereo-recentering utility. You can use it to progressively mix down a stereo signal to mono and you can use it for equal power, center-shifting pans.

MIDI Gater
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manual

Version 1.0 - 19 Nov 2001

MIDI Gater is a simple, handy, MIDI-controlled gate. When you play a MIDI note, audio turns on. When you release the note, audio turns off.

MIDI Gater is a little unusual, though, because it is "polyphonic." What that means is that a copy of the audio signal is created for every MIDI note, and the volume of each copy is sensitive to note velocity. The level of sensitivity is adjustable. The volume between notes is also adjustable, in case you don't want your audio signal turning off completely.

EQ Sync
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download EQ Sync for Mac OS X (VST) download EQ Sync for Windows (VST) download EQ Sync for old Mac OS (VST)

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manual

Version 1.0.1 - 2 May 2002

EQ Sync is a ridiculous equalizer. You have no control over the EQ curve, if you try to adjust the faders they will escape, and the EQ parameters don't make any sense anyway. The EQ setting changes on its own according to your song's tempo.

Polarizer
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download Polarizer for Mac OS X (VST) download Polarizer for Windows (VST) download Polarizer for old Mac OS (VST)

download Polarizer for Mac OS X (AU) download Polarizer source code

manual

Version 1.0.1 - 5 Aug 2002

Polarizer takes every nth sample and polarizes it. The number of samples skipped and the strength of the polarization are adjustable. You can also implode your sound.

block test
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download block test source code

manual

Version 1.0.1 - 13 Feb 2002

Block test is a pair of VST plugins: block test effect and block test synth. They provide useful information for VST plugin developers. Both of them display the current processing block size and responses to a couple of hostCanDos. Block test effect also writes a file that logs all of the host's responses to hostCanDos and product inquiries. It logs VstTimeInfo to a file, too. Block test synth logs VstMidiEvents.

VST MIDI
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no Mac OS X version available no Windows version available download VST MIDI for old Mac OS

download VST MIDI source code

Version 1.1.1 - 6 Oct 2001

VST MIDI is a little program that lets you explore the wonders of MIDI-controlled effects. Unfortunately, most VST softwares do not support sending MIDI notes and such to effects plugins, so this is an easy way for you to use our fancy, MIDI-hungry effects if your software can't handle that kind of thing. With VST MIDI, you can play a sound file, load a VST effect, control the effect with a MIDI instrument or the on-screen keyboard, and save the results to a sound file.

VST MIDI was built with Max/MSP. The uncompiled patch is also available here if you'd like to play with that.

VST GUI Tester
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download VST GUI Tester source code

Version 1.0 - 19 Nov 2001

VST GUI Tester handy little program for VST plugin developers who are working on designing the graphical interfaces for their plugins. It makes testing out new builds very, very easy. You don't need to quit and restart the app, just close your plugin's editor window and then re-open by hitting any key. Easy.

VST GUI Tester was built with Max/MSP. The uncompiled patch is also available here if you'd like to play with that.


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