United Plugins launches with three new products
Posted on: Friday 14th of June 2019
The newly-founded triumvirate of software developers United Plugins has released three plug-ins, one designed by each developer. They are FireSonic’s FireCobra, SounDevice Digital’s Royal Compressor and JMG Sound’s Hyperspace.
The FireCobra processor is designed to make your tracks punchier and better-sounding. One of its key features is an algorithm named Intensify, which relies on an analysis of input audio to make the output “tighter and fuller”, according to United. You’ll also be able to dial in additional punch with the plug-in’s Smack feature. Modelled on ‘vintage analogue devices’, this feature introduces a harmonic distortion that’s described as pleasing and authentic.
As a ‘highly-optimised plug-in’ designed to make most efficient use of the host computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) and also exploiting the newest AVX2 and AVX512 architectures, the 64-bit processing FireCobra can be applied to multiple tracks to best bring out difficult to perceive elements of a mix while attenuating those that tend to drown out others, at sampling rates of 192 kHz or higher.
Royal Compressor is inspired by a vintage, Beatles-era unit. At its core is a simulation of Vari-Mu circuits which contributes to warm and pleasant compression, according to United Plugins. The compressor features three circuit types – A, B and C – which offer different fixed attack values. Controls include an automatic gain control and emulated valve saturation.
Hyperspace is a customisable algorithmic reverb with six modes: Vintage, Classic, Retro, Modern, Sci-Fi and Cosmic. The plug-in lets the user create reverb algorithms by combining emulations of vintage plates and classic hardware as well as otherworldly textures. The reverb effect can be further tailored to your mix with additional built-in mixing tools including spectral noise separation, transient recovery and ducking. Three dice symbols are smart randomisers that dial in useful settings for great-sounding reverbs in just one click, from subtly changing the character of an existing sound or unleashing chaos to surprise and inspire, while the wide range of onboard presets programmed by professional sound designers and producers truly showcase the sonic beauty of HyperSpace, however users choose to use them — whether for convenience or as an inspirational starting point without slowing down their creative workflow.
All three plug-ins are available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €77.00 throug June 2019 — rising thereafter to €129.00 (compatible with 32-and 64-bit VST hosts, 32- and 64-bit VST3 hosts, 32- and 64-bit AU hosts, and 32- and 64-bit AAX hosts) directly from United Plugins.