Review: Tape Op falls in love again with Decapitator
January 30, 2015
In the latest issue of Tape Op, our good friends realized they had yet to do a review of a long time favorite, Decapitator. So, they decided it was time. Check out some of the great things reviewer Pete Weiss had to say.
“Soundtoys Decapitator has been around for a while now, and it’s one of my favorite plug-ins.”
He was really on about our auto gain control and mix control saying “Why don’t all plug-ins have this? Yay, Soundtoys!”
He goes on to say “For those not in the know, Decapitator provides a comprehensive way of applying and controlling distortion. You can dial in everything from over-the-top white-noise-robot-Martian sounds, to subtle thickening treatments. It’s super-easy to use; there’s almost no learning curve.”
“… the plug-in is a Swiss Army Knife capable of many harmonic flavors. Flat drums can be beefed up, too-bright vocals warmed up, and dull bass and guitar bolstered.”
Don’t forget to check out the full article and grab a free subscription to Tape Op while you’re at it. Full Review.
November 20, 2014
In the debut of Process, a new video series by Soundtoys, Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails share about their creative process, the use of effects in live performances and the ways in which they use the Soundtoys plug-ins EchoBoy and Decapitator on their latest album, Hesitation Marks.
Watch the first installment of the 3-part series with Nine Inch Nails here.
Featuring music by Nine Inch Nails
Special thanks to Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin and Robin Finck.
All 12 Soundtoys plug-ins, New Soundtoys Effect Rack, iLok optional.
Pricing TBA. Soundtoys Native Effects bundles purchased after Oct 1st 2014 will receive a free upgrade to Soundtoys 5.
At AES in Los Angeles we showed a sneak peek of our upcoming “Soundtoys 5” effects plug-in collection. While we’re still working on it, our goal is to release before the end of the year. Soundtoys 5 will be a major upgrade to the popular Soundtoys line of effects plugins, adding the new Soundtoys Effect Rack, the new PrimalTap retro delay plug-in, and a new “dongle-free” licensing option. Soundtoys 5 will include the entire line of Soundtoys effects plug-ins in one package.
The new Soundtoys Effect Rack is the centerpiece of Soundtoys 5. It turns what was previously a collection of powerful individual effects plug-ins into a full blown modular effects system that makes it easy for users to create, audition, save, and recall combinations of Soundtoys effects.
The Soundtoys Effect Rack integrates all 12 Soundtoys effects into a single plug-in, improving workflow by visually displaying an entire effect processing chain – eliminating the need to navigate multiple plug-in windows to adjust parameters, add new effects, or change the order of effects. It also includes overall input and output level controls, a wet/dry mix control, and additional control – which add new creative possibilities that would require additional plug-ins or complicated routing to accomplish in most DAWs.
“I’ve always envisioned our effects as a unified creative tool for music and sound design. The effect rack has been a big part of that vision since day one.”, says Ken Bogdanowicz, CEO and lead designer of Soundtoys. “I’m so excited to finally see this come to life – our effect rack opens up a new world of sound possibilities to explore – and in a way that is incredibly fun and intuitive. It’s taken a decade of research, modeling and increases in computer power to get to this point, so I’m incredibly happy to bring this to our users. But I think the fun is just getting started – we have so many more ideas to bring to this new platform!”
Soundtoys 5 effects are carefully handcrafted, based on decades of experience creating professional effect processing hardware and software, and inspired by Soundtoys’ extensive collection of rare and classic studio gear. Saturation, compression and distortion are modeled with Decapitator, Radiator, and Devil-Loc. EchoBoy and the new PrimalTap are a virtual history of echo devices. Crystallizer and MicroShift model studio classic stereo widening, chorus and pitch effects. PanMan, Tremolator, FilterFreak, and PhaseMistress pioneered the concept of beat synchronized effects, and have extensive rhythmic editing power and deep customization options behind simple interfaces.
Soundtoys V4.4.3 Now Available
September 2, 2014
This is a free update for all current registered Soundtoys V4 users. The update includes bug fixes for our full product line. It is recommended that all users update to this version to enjoy the latest in performance and stability.
The update applies across all platforms and hosts. Whether you’re on 32 or 64-bit; AAX, AU, VST or RTAS; Mac or Windows, there are improvements for you.
Log in to your Soundtoys account to download the latest installers for your products: https://www.soundtoys.com/acct/
The 4.4.3 update includes:
- Improvements to LFO and MIDI sync performance in modulation plug-ins.
- Fixes for minor graphics and UI bugs.
- Fixes for compare light behavior with PanMan and MicroShift.
- Fixes for Multiple save dialog with RTAS and 32-bit VST.
- Various minor bug fixes and stability improvements.
If you find any issues, bugs, or oddities with our new version, please let us know what they are by using our support form.
Speed for Logic is now available in 64-bit.
July 15, 2014
Soundtoys V4.4.2 includes 64-bit Speed for Logic X via the Time and Pitch Machine. See our FAQ about using Speed in Logic 8, 9 or X.
Soundtoys V4.4.2 is available
July 15, 2014
Now available as a free update for all current registered Soundtoys V4 users
This update corrects some minor issues, enhances some features, improves stability with all supported host applications, and is for our full product line.
- 64-bit Speed for Logic X.
- Tighter MIDI lock for all plug-ins with MIDI sync.
- AAX is now 64-bit only. RTAS provides 32-bit Pro Tools support.
- Fixes issues with AudioSuite versions.
- Fixes issues with Preset Manager graphics in certain situations.
- Fixes an issue that may cause a crash in certain situations during session recall in Pro Tools.
- Fixes an issue that may cause an error message when recalling settings in Pro Tools 11.
- Little PrimalTap now supports RTAS on Windows.
Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug Details
April 10, 2014
Soundtoys.com has been fully tested against the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and we are not and have not been vulnerable to it at any time. Your data is 100% safe and secure with us.
We’re excited to announce that version 4.4 of our award-winning effects plug-ins is here, adding 64-bit VST support for Mac and native AAX support for Windows. All of our most popular plug-ins are now compatibie with all supported 64-bit platforms, including Pro Tools 11, Ableton Live, and Cubase/Nuendo on both Mac and Windows, and Logic X on the Mac.
Glorious 64-bit versions of EchoBoy, Decapitator, Crystallizer, FilterFreak, Tremolator, PhaseMistress, PanMan, MicroShift, Radiator, and Devil-Loc are here, and ready to spice up your mix.
Get a free update
If you are an existing V4 user, this update is free. Simply log in to your Soundtoys account here and download the update.
Or a free 30-day demo
And if you haven’t yet gotten the full Soundtoys experience, try out our FREE 30-day demo here.
“Soundtoys plug-ins are the most inspiring, idea generating, go-to pieces of audio art that I use in computer recording. Consistently amazing!”
– Justin Meldal-Johnson, M83, NIN, Beck, Tegan and Sara, Classixx
March 20, 2014
Another SXSW has come and gone and it was the best one yet for Soundtoys. We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of you that came and hung out with us for the first Soundtoys exclusive party, “Plugged-In Austin 2014″. Many thanks to the Brixton for hosting us and the great artists who came and performed – The Districts, Cardiknox and Arum Rae.
MicroShift is now available and, for a limited time, both new purchases and upgrades are at special pricing. Offer ends 3/4/14. Upgrade from Little MicroShift for only $49 (regularly $89) or purchase MicroShift (which includes Little MicroShift) for only $89 (regularly $129).
MicroShift is also the first Soundtoys plug-in to not require an iLok USB key. The authorization can be installed to your computer hard drive so no key is needed. The authorization can still be placed on an iLok if you desire, or moved from computer to iLok. If this new system works out, we will look into adding the rest of the line.
In Addition, MicroShift is the first of the Soundtoys line to support AAX Native 64 for Windows, and VST 64 for Mac. These platforms will be added soon to the full product line with a future release.