terça-feira, 28 de agosto de 2012


domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

Overloud Plugins Bundle WIN VST/RTAS

Overloud Plugins Bundle WIN VST/RTAS

Overloud Plugins Bundle WIN VST/RTAS | 254 Mb

Overloud Plugins for sound effects creation, includes the following plugins: Breverb 2.0.8, Mark Studio 2.0.3, SpringAge 1.0.8, TH2 2.2.3 and VKFX 2.2.12. Breverb is a hi-end algorithmic reverberation plug-in that aims to faithfully recreate the sound of revered hardware reverbs. The Mark Studio 2 plugin has been designed to faithfully simulate the sound of Markbass amplification. SpringAge is described as "the new reference in spring reverb simulation". TH2 is Overloud's 4th generation engine-powered Custom Guitar Effect. VKFX is a virtual rack packed with models of vintage analog effect processors.

Breverb is a hi-end algorithmic reverberation plug-in that aims to faithfully recreate the sound of revered hardware reverbs while keeping CPU load very low. Breverb comprises four different algorithms, Hall, Room, Plate and Inverse, each one accurately modeled and engineered "with no compromises in sound quality". Breverb's no frills hardware-like user interface gives you immediate control over all of the parameters, allowing you to dynamically map parameters to six assignable controllers and to store, recall and automate presets in any way you want.

Mark Studio
The Mark Studio 2 plugin has been designed to faithfully simulate the sound of Markbass amplification in any DAW application or live situation. It gives you 6 Markbass heads, 9 Markbass cabinets and a full pedalboard.

SpringAge is described as "the new reference in spring reverb simulation". Based on a mixed convolution and algorithmic technology, SpringAge can give the advantages of both worlds. If you have never been able to get the real tone and dynamic of a spring reverb out of a plug-in, then you need to check it out. With three spring models, taken from the most standard and acclaimed vintage and modern gear, SpringAge gives the perfect tone on any kind of instrument, ranging from guitars to vocals, keyboards and synthesizer.

TH2 is Overloud's 4th generation engine-powered Custom Guitar Effect Suite (it replaces TH1).

VKFX is a virtual rack packed with models of vintage analog effect processors, especially suited for keyboard players. It captures the sound of the original masters, which were often the key element in defining a classic instrument's unique 'voice'.

Format: VST/RTAS
Platform: Win

quinta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2012

Eddie Van Halen - Catherine ( 5150 Studio )

Hot-Rod Your Electric


Hot-Rod Your Electric: Tiny Tone Tweaks, Done Dirt Cheap

Jol Dantzig

One of the industry’s most esteemed builders shows us 5 easy (and practically free) mods to hot-rod your electric.

Premier Guitar September 2012

Some guitarists consider the notion of modifying an electric guitar from its stock configuration distasteful, while others consider it mandatory. As a custom builder with a decidedly vintage background, I fall somewhere in between. Generally, I’m most in favor of maximizing an instrument’s usability without jeopardizing the ability to return it to original condition.
However, when I’m building a guitar, there’s a myriad of small adjustments I can make to steer the instrument on a desired trajectory. These micro mods are interactive with each other and, depending upon the combination, offer a wide variety of sonic outcomes. But these little mods can also be applied to existing guitars—your guitars—in any number of permutations and to great affect. Let’s take a look at five mods that are easy enough for most players to try.
Foaming Pickup Cavities
The first and easiest adjustment that most electric guitars can benefit from is stuffing soft foam into the cavity behind the pickups in order to stop microphonic squealing. The first time I used this was when I was repairing a Gibson Firebird for Johnny Winter—the foam stopped the pickup’s back plate from vibrating like a microphone diaphragm. I have since learned that reducing the space (the cubic volume) behind a pickup modifies its sound at higher sound levels. Discovering this resonating-chamber effect has altered my approach to routing a body for pickups on new guitars, too.
It’s easy to remove your pickup or pickguard and slide some foam rubber behind the unit. Start with soft foam first, and then increase the density to find the difference you like. Conveniently, the gray foam used in aftermarket pickup packaging makes great damping material: It’s soft enough that you can double it up (see Fig. 1 and 2) to create more pressure on the pickup’s back plate, too. This is a relatively no-frills mod that requires minimal materials and tools.

Pickup Magnet Tricks
As we all know, sometimes a pickup isn’t a perfect match for a guitar. I always approach pickup selection like a vocalist would choose a microphone—finding the one that best brings out the guitar’s character rather than attempting to change that innate character with a new pickup.
With this in mind, try swapping your existing pickups’ magnets instead of replacing the whole thing. Magnet type and strength are big contributors to a pickup’s tonality, so it stands to reason that tweaking them will affect your sound.
Swapping magnets is easiest to do with humbuckers. In fact, it can actually be done without completely disassembling the pickup—and sometimes without even unsoldering it.
The first step is to determine what’s in your pickup already. The most common magnets for humbuckers are (roughly in order of strength): alnico 2, alnico 4, alnico 5, and then various types of ceramic magnets. In simple terms, the stronger the magnet, the greater the potential output. But you can’t just look at magnetic strength alone, because stronger magnets also affect the string’s ability to sustain.
By moving up or down one level, in terms of magnetic strength, you can usually add or subtract a little edge from a pickup. If your guitar is too tangy, moving down one pickup level (e.g., from alnico 4 to alnico 2) may smooth it out. If you want to add bite, go with a slightly stronger magnet—like, alnico 5 to a ceramic magnet. The good part is that magnets are both easy to find and inexpensive in comparison to buying a whole new pickup.
Here’s how to swap magnets in a humbucker:

1. Before you begin, determine the magnet’s polarity orientation (north/ south). You can use a simple magnetic compass to do this (Fig. 3).
2. Desolder the main leads and remove the pickup from your guitar.
3. Remove the protective outer tape (Fig. 4). This gives you a clear view of the internal parts. (Note: Be careful not to pull out the hookup wires underneath.) You should be able to see the magnet in the center, underneath the two coils.

4. Loosen the four small coil-mount screws on the underside of the pickup (Fig. 5).
5. Raise each of the adjustable pole pieces about four turns to release the coil from the back plate (Fig. 6).

6. Gently pry the coils from the plate to provide a little gap (Fig. 7).
7. Place a screwdriver in the gap at one end of the pickup and slowly tap the magnet out (Fig. 8). Once enough of the magnet is exposed outside the housing, you’ll be able to pull the magnet out with your fingers. (Note: If your pickup is wax-potted, you may encounter some initial resistance as the wax breaks free.)
8. Slide in your new magnet, being careful to match the same magnetic orientation you observed in step 1 (Fig. 9).
9. Return the adjustable pole pieces to their prior position, replace the coil-mount screws and tape, and re-install the pickup in your guitar.
Modern vs. Vintage Wiring
Another relatively drastic but easy and cheap way to hot-rod your guitar’s sound with its current components is to alter how and where its volume and tone pots are connected to each other. The difference can be subtle—and it’s more a matter of preference than what’s “correct”—but it canmake the difference between a guitar that is just OK and one that really is a joy to play.
With this mod, what you’re essentially doing is changing the way the tone and volume control interact, based upon how they “load” each other. I’ve mocked up a control setup here showing one volume and the corresponding tone control.

Fig. 10 Vintage wiring—which has pickups wired to the volume pot alone, and the tone control’s capacitor being attached to the output—yields minimal high-end roll-off when you turn the volume down.
Fig. 11 Modern pickup circuits often have the tone control affecting the pickup’s tone before it gets to the volume knob, yielding a decrease in treble response as volume is reduced.

In the vintage setup, the pickup is wired to the pot lug alone, with the tone control capacitor being attached to the output side. This tends to allow the volume to be rolled off without losing too much high end. This is great for those who play clean rhythm by just lowering their guitar volume as opposed to switching amp channels or turning off a boost pedal. It’s old-school, and it works. The downside is that the tone control sometimes has to be rotated a bit more before its effects are heard.
In our so-called modern configuration, the tone cap is attached to the pickupbefore the volume pot. This presents the volume control with a totally different signal, resulting in a more colored sound as you reduce the volume. This can be useful if you like to turn up the guitar to cut through more. For me, the downside is the way it makes the tone control a bit of a hair-trigger affair. If you’re the type who avoids the tone control, this won’t be a factor for you.
If you have two sets of volume and tone controls (e.g., on a standard Les Paul), you may or may not decide to wire them differently, which can potentially open the door to even more tonal variations.
Add Steely Twang to Your Strat
There are times when a single-coil just doesn’t have enough twang. I’ve encountered Strat neck pickups that are just too wooly to provide me with that saucy, SRV/Hendrix-style rhythm juice. Or, sometimes an anemic bridge pickup just needs an extra dose of snap to push it into Tele-like territory. If so, this simple mod could be just what you’re looking for.
When Leo and the boys at the big “F”ranch developed the Tele, they put a big slab of steel under the bridge-pickup coil. This reflected the magnetic field up and toward the strings. In the words of Seymour Duncan’s Evan Skopp, this gives it more “crack”—which, if you’re addicted to twang, is a good thing. The better news is that you can attach a plate (sometimes called an elevator plate, because of how it elevates the magnetic field toward the strings) to any single coil whose pole-piece magnets are exposed at the back.
To do so, purchase a small piece of .047"(18-gauge) sheet steel from your local hardware store. Then:

1. Trim it to a manageable size and shape—about the same dimension as the pickup bobbin (Fig. 12). Then trim it so that it fits within the perimeter of the base plate without touching the lead wire contacts (Fig. 13).
2. Using a small piece of thin, double-sided tape, fit the plate over the bottom of the pickup, and then secure it with dabs of adhesive (Fig. 14). I prefer hot glue, because it’s easy to remove, but you can use epoxy or super glue, too.
This mod works great for Strat-type pickups or aftermarket Tele-style reproduction pickups that don’t already have a plate. Some pickup companies make P-90s that don’t have a metal base plate, and these can be twang-ified in this way, too. The best part is that, if you don’t like the sound, you can just peel the plate off and be right back where you started.
Fine-Tuning Your Tuners
This mod is a little different—and definitely not as affordable as the ones we’ve been talking about up to this point. When players think about modifications that involve tuning machines, the subject revolves around tuning stability. That’s all well and good, but I’ve rarely encountered a quality machine that slips—because the mechanical torque required to turn the tuner’s capstan is pretty stout. Problems of pitch are usually more related to capstan wobble or a bad nut-slotting job.
However, there’s another aspect of machine-head selection that I contemplate when building a custom guitar: weight. But this is more about sustain and tone than a question of neck-heaviness.
I’ve written in previous issues of Premier Guitar about how the size and shape of a guitar’s headstock affect its sustain and tone. Clearly, the mass of the tuning machines is a factor in this, as well. Having overseen the building of tens of thousands of custom guitars over the course of my career has given me cause to consider machine-head weight as a fine-tuning tool in and of itself. This kind of mod is more complex than the others I’ve presented here because it is harder to predict, and obviously more costly to dabble in because it involves replacing the existing tuners. Nevertheless, I put it out there for those of you who are willing to go to the limit of sanity in the search for a responsive instrument.
This mod revolves around the concept that adding mass to the headstock lowers its resonant frequency, while reducing mass will raise that frequency. The theory at work here is that vibration is absorbed or reflected back into the strings and body based upon this frequency. Depending upon the harmonic makeup of your particular instrument, changing this can enhance or degrade sustain and accentuate or attenuate certain harmonics. All of this is dependent not only on your guitar’s construction, but also on how large your headstock is to begin with. If all of this seems a bit hazy, that’s because it is. I don’t have a handy-dandy answer like “more mass equals more sustain” because it isn’t always true. Suffice it to say that you can make a difference in a guitar’s character by following this path. I usually go through this exercise with my builds because I have the luxury of time and the resources at hand. It’s like fine tuning a race car’s suspension settings to your liking.
Most of the better machine heads on the market these days use a standard .375" headstock hole, so swapping tuners isn’t that hard to do. The problem comes with the mounting at the rear of the peghead. Luckily, if you use the type that screw down from the front side with a nut and washer, you can swap and test before you drill additional mounting-screw holes.
To illustrate the potential variances in weight that one can expect with different tuners, I rounded up three of the most common choices and threw them on my shop scale. You can weigh your current machines to compare. Be sure to weigh all the hardware—screws, nuts, and washers—because it all comes into play. (All weights are in grams.)

The lightest of the bunch are minimalist Sperzel tuners, which look pretty sci-fi. They clocked in at 138 grams (Fig. 15). Well-made and beautifully finished, the Sperzels use a pin-mount on the back instead of wood screws—further reducing weight. This can be a game-changer if you have a substantial headstock.
Next up are the wonderful vintage Kluson reproductions by TonePros (Fig. 16). These are some of my favorites, and they weigh in at a moderate 186 grams with all hardware included. For many of my builds, the characteristics of these tuners are ideal. I enjoy the modern engineering these tuners hide within their vintage-styled exteriors, and the weight is almost perfect.
Unabashedly brute class, with typical German overbuilding, the Schallers shown here are the Incredible Hulk of the bunch (Fig. 17). At a hefty 272 grams, they have the might to get noticed when you fasten them to your axe. If you have a guitar with a tiny headstock, you’ll hear and feel a difference with the Schallers. Whether or not you like the change is subjective, and it depends on the makeup of the rest of your guitar.
Sweat the Small Stuff
As we’ve shown here, a lot of relatively small—and inexpensive (many are practically free)—tweaks can hot-rod your tone and maneuver it to an array of differing ports of call. In some ways, it’s like tossing a handful of dice instead of just two—because the way small tweaks interact can lead to exponential changes in sound. For that reason, my advice is to take it slow and only make a single change at a time to understand what it delivers. Besides, it’s more fun (and less stressful) that way, anyway!

segunda-feira, 13 de agosto de 2012

domingo, 12 de agosto de 2012

Plug&Mix V.I.P. Bundle v2.0.0 VST RTAS x86 x64 R2R

Plug&Mix V.I.P. Bundle v2.0.0 VST RTAS x86 x64 R2R
  • Plug&Mix V.I.P. Bundle v2.0.0 R2RR2R | 7.8.2012 | 805 MB
    P&M for Audio Professionnals
    In today`s market, music production is constantly evolving. Producers, composers, musicians and artists alike need professional sounding plug-ins that are simple and easy-to-use ! The P&M audio plug-in series delivers the same professional sound you would come to expect from other major plug-in manufacturers, but they are much easier to use. Designed with an emphasis on quality and simplicity, each plug-in has a clean interface with only the most essential knobs and switches needed to dial a great sound.

    • PM-American Tweed
    • PM-Analoger
    • PM-Brightness
    • PM-British Tone
    • PM-California Tone
    • PM-Chorus Ensemble
    • PM-Clarisonix
    • PM-Classic Flanger
    • PM-Classic Phaser
    • PM-Cool Vibe
    • PM-Degradiator
    • PM-Digital Plate
    • PM-Digital Reverb
    • PM-Dimension 3D
    • PM-Distorted
    • PM-Echoflex
    • PM-Electro Optical
    • PM-Magic Queen
    • PM-Monster Booster
    • PM-Retro Compressor
    • PM-Retro Equalizer
    • PM-Retro Filter
    • PM-Retro Limiter
    • PM-Transcontrol
    • PM-Tremolo Pan
    • PM-Ultramaxit
    Windows Minimum Requirements :
    Pentium® iV 2GHz / Athlon™XP 2GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
    Windows 7 – XP – Vista are supported

VOX JamVOX v3.0.1 PC R2R

  • VOX JamVOX v3.0.1 PC R2RTEAM R2R | 2012.08.06 | 73 MB
    Plug-in support brings “real” VOX sound to your DAW. JamVOX can now be used as a plug-in effect, allowing your songs to use the uncompromisingly “real” VOX sound that only VOX can provide This is not mere modeling inspired by VOX amps; it’s a unique plug-in designed by top engineers intimately familiar with the VOX sound, and faithfully reproduces vintage amps such as the legendary AC30. Sophisticated analog device modeling technology is used to deliver an amazing 88 different models of famous guitar amps, cabinets, and effects in plug-in format. VST and AU plug-ins are provided, and the latest 64-bit DAWs are also natively supported.

  • Works with all audio interfaces
    Now you can use JamVOX with any CoreAudio/ASIO compatible audio interface, not just with JamVOX’s dedicated monitor. With no limitations on your system, you can perform using JamVOX with your favorite audio interface at any time and at any place.

    VOX JamVOX v3.0.1 PC R2R

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 v3.8b UNLOCKED WiN & MAC OSX

  • IK Multimedia Amplitube v3.8b MAC OSX

    TEAM R2R | 2012.08.09 | WiN: 258 MB | OSX: 291 MB

    AmpliTube 3. The New King of Tone. More Gear. More Feel. More Power. More Tone. There’s a new king in tone, and its name is AmpliTube 3. A massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear modeling software, AmpliTube 3 raises the industry standard of sound variety, realism and creative power. If your recording or playing “rig” is lacking in that rich, lush expressive analog warmth, then you need to check it out. With over 160 precisely modeled pieces of vintage and modern gear available in one package, AmpliTube 3 is the ultimate tone gear collection for the player/producer/engineer suffering from tone angst.
    AmpliTube 3 gives you more.
    More Gear — Infinite Combinations.
    AmpliTube 3 contains over 160 pieces of gear, more than double the amount of other packages, including models from the most sought-after vintage collections and modern day workhorses. You’ll get 51 individual stompboxes and effects, 31 amplifier preamp & power sections, 46 speaker cabinet models, 15 high end stage and studio mics, and 17 post amp rack effects. Plus, with the new AmpliTube 3 open architecture, you can add more packages as you need them, like AmpliTube Fender™ and Ampeg® SVX.
    More Feel — True Dynamic Response.
    AmpliTube 3 gear models give you THE most realistic playing feel — not just the tones — but the actual dynamic response of their hardware counterparts. Nothing comes closer to the feel and touch of playing through a real rig than AmpliTube 3. Plus, with IK’s proprietary VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology, you can add ultra-accurate rotating speaker effects, free dual mic placement plus room ambience and response to custom craft your tone.
    More Power — Creative Inspiration.
    Face it — the better you sound, the better you play. AmpliTube 3 unleashes more creative power than ever, helping you to easily carve new, truly unique voicings for your guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocals. Our new creative effects let you create sounds you never heard before, and the new “drag & drop” effects configuration feature lets you quickly experiment with effects in the signal chain to get that totally unique sound.
    More Tone — Every Sound you can Imagine.
    AmpliTube 3 is the voice for your soul. With the largest collection of ultra-accurately modeled gear, creative effects and flexible routing features, you’ll never run out of sonic possibilities. Every sound you’ve heard, and ones you haven’t are here… your sound is in here.
    What’s new in AmpliTube 3? Everything!
    • 1. Now includes over 160 models of vintage and modern gear
    • 2. 30 new vintage gear models and creative effects
    • 3. New cabinet/room module with freely movable mics
    • 4. Incredible new rotary speaker simulation with VRM™
    • 5. New Stomp & Rack FX “drag & drop” configuration
    • 6. Now includes both mono and full stereo signal paths
    • 7. New advanced preset organization and management
    • 8. New “MIDI learn” feature for compatibility with any controller
    • 9. New 4 track audio recorder/player
    • 10. New “eco-mid-hi” quality modes
    • 11. Improved overall performance
    • 12. New built-in expandability

terça-feira, 7 de agosto de 2012

Triste dia. Muito triste.

Músico sofria de câncer na garganta e vivia em Joinville, em Santa Catarina

Celso Blues Boy

O guitarrista Celso Blues Boy morreu nesta segunda-feira em Joinville, Santa Catarina, vítima de um câncer na garganta. Ele tinha 56 anos.
Nascido Celso Ricardo Furtado de Carvalho no Rio de Janeiro, começou a tocar nos anos 1970, na banda de Raul Seixas.
Alcançou a fama nos anos 1980, com músicas como "Aumenta que Isso Aí É Rock'n'Roll", faixa do disco "Som na Guitarra" (1984).
O nome artístico Celso Blues Boy é uma homenagem a B.B. King, um dos maiores ídolos do brasileiro (B.B. é uma abreviatura de 'blues boy').
Celso morava em Joinville desde os anos 1990. Seu disco mais recente, "Por um Monte de Cerveja", saiu no ano passado.
Fonte: IG

Nos anos 80 eu tinha uma banda na qual tocavamos algumas músicas do Celso Blues Boy.
Os discos de Raul com Celso BB nas guitarras foram muito legais, embora tenha sido Rick Ferreira o seu guitarrista de estudio.
A MTV podia fazer um especial sobre o Celso B.B. mas duvido.

sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

VSTs DIversos

Atualizando dicversos plugins por Rodrigo Batt


and still uploding . . .