PreAMPed is still being updated. I have the major features changed such as oversampling, as well as many minor small fixes. There are still some things that I have to get working, but my plan is to release the next version as a public beta. There are too many different configurations of DAWs, operating systems, and plugin formats for me to test on my own. Even with my very thorough private beta testers, we can only test a limited number of scenarios.
In particular, I am having some issues with the latest OSX and Logic. ClipShifter has also had a few issues as well, particularly with Logic. For ClipShifter, I have a beta that fixes these problems.
During the next week, I will upload public betas of both ClipShifter and PreAMPed. The ClipShifter beta will only have very minor changes (to fix the crashes) , and nothing that should impact the sonic quality. PreAMPed will be a more massive update. I know that many people shy away from betas, and I understand that. If either plugins are working well in your projects, there is no reason to update. If you are starting something new (especially with PreAMPed), you might want to give the beta version a try.
Thanks to everyone that has downloaded PreAMPed, and thanks to everyone that has purchased PreAMPed. I released it one week ago, and I am so grateful for all of the positive feedback I have received.
I am working on version 1.0.1. There are some issues that quickly came to my attention after releasing version 1.0.0. There are some issues with the VST3 format (playback is muted sometimes when the plugin loads, and VUs are not displayed at times). The Clip LED (on all formats) can get stuck on at times. All of these issues have been fixed already in my test version.
I still have two larger issues to tackle. The first relates to the text size on some versions. The EQ text slightly overlaps the edge of the control. This doesn’t effect usability, but it doesn’t look good. My initial plan is to increase the overall size of the plugin, so that everything won’t be so tight and smashed together. My long-term plan is to work on making the interface better, including the potential of newer knobs, VU meters, etc. For now, I will work on resizing the GUI.
The final issue I have relates to oversampling. When oversampling is engaged and the mix control is used, weird phasing results can occur at the upper end of the frequency spectrum. I have experimented with different oversampling algorithms with success, but I might not be able to finalize everything by the 1.0.1 release. I believe PreAMPed should use the best possible method for oversampling: something that doesn’t cause any noticeable high frequency loss. The methods that I have used for ClipShifter and Transector are not really appropriate. Therefore, I think it is worth waiting a little longer.
If anyone has any issues of suggestions, please feel free to use the Contact Form.
I am happy to announce that PreAMPed version 1.0.0 has been released. PreAMPed is a virtual preamp plugin, with extra saturation sprinkled on top. Please feel free to read all about it, and download the demo. As with the other plugins, I would love to hear about any problems or suggestions.
The full purchase price is $47.70 USD. For anyone that has purchased ClipShifter and/or Transector, I will knock 10% off the price. Contact me using the Contact Form and I will send you a link to purchase PreAMPed at the discounted price.
PreAMPed is almost there (or here). I have been working on the finishing touches, and getting great feedback from my testers. Of course, that means a few more user controls to squeeze in the GUI.
The user manual is almost done, and I have started working on the corresponding web pages. I don’t want to give a release date, because I know as soon as I do something will go wrong. That being said, a release should be soon.
To complete my West Side Story reference, I will say that I prefer the Yes version off their first album.
Anyhow, here is another screenshot of something I am working on. I moved some things around in order to add two more EQ controls. Everyone loves a preamp with a 4 band EQ, right?
ClipShifter 2.2.1 has been released and is ready for download. This release addresses a few concerns, as well as adds some minor features. The changes are:
- Improved loudness meter using better peak control
- New Mix (i.e., wet/dry) control
- Fixed EQ processing buttons not reloading when recalling presets or saved sessions
- Fixed L/R sides being flipped when using Mid/Side processing
- Fixed gain discrepancy with Double processing (oversampling) engaged
As always, if anyone finds an issue or has a suggestion, please feel free to use the Contact Form and send a message.
That is what my MacBook is doing..a constant cycle of boot, reboot, repeat. I was already to post an update to ClipShifter, but my computer thought otherwise. I will hopefully post the update tomorrow. In the meantime (and while I reload OSX), here is a little something extra I am working on.
I have been focusing too much on coding, and not paying attention. I just took a look at KVR Audio Readers’ Choice Awards 2013. I made the list! Of course, this just means that I was nominated, but I don’t care. This is very cool and I really appreciate whomever nominated me.
On Page 10, ClipShifter is listed as a candidate for best mastering effect plug-in. There are some really respectable names on the list, so I am very happy to be nominated. Also, except for TDR Feedback Compressor II, ClipShifter is the only free plugin on the list. I know, ClipShifter is also a paid plugin, but I’m just saying…
Stay tuned for small update to ClipShifter coming next week. I have fixed a few bugs and made an improvement to the “loudness meter.”
It has been approximately 1 year since ClipShifter started. I spent two months programming it before releasing the first version through the KVR Developer Challenge in December of 2012. Since that time, ClipShifter has had three major revisions (2.0, 2.1, and 2.2). I am happy to say it has been downloaded over 7100 times since the introduction of the first paid version (2.0).
Starting on October 14th, I will increase the price of ClipShifter. I know that the low price of ClipShifter is one of the main reasons of its success. That is why I will continue to keep the price at an affordable level. The new price will be $19.61 USD. This will be the total price, and includes the 6% sales tax that I collect from all of my sales. The price for purchasing ClipShifter and Transector will increase to $46.03 (including a sales tax and a 10% discount).
Until October 14th, ClipShifter will remain at the current price. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the Contact Form.
ClipShifter version 2.2 has been released. There are numerous changes, including a big overhaul to the EQ functionality. The complete changelog is as follows:
Major changes and new features from version 2.1.0
· New separate L/R threshold tracking control
· New L/R clipping meter and display of L/R threshold data in waveform view
· Revised knob images and increased knob precision
· Added finer gearing of knobs when holding shift or alt keys
· Improved color display of waveform history
· Improved control layout
· New EQ controls with selectable gain options and independent clipping processing
· New Mid/Side controls with independent clipping processing
· Improved high frequency response with oversampling and with high (i.e. > 44000) samplerates
· Processing improvement when oversampling is engaged
· Better Double processing with Mid/Side signals