December 13, 2007

Cockos Reaplug VST FX Suite (BMZ Awards 2007)

Want to use some of the comprehensive FX plug-ins that REAPER provides, but stuck in another host? Haven't made the switch yet? Fear not -- you can download ReaPlugs, a package of FX that includes many of the plug-ins that come with REAPER, for free!

Download: ReaPlugs VST v1.1 (last updated December 4 2007)

Ultra-configurable compressor
Soft knee support
Sidechain filters, sidechain inputs
Feedback compression mode
Program dependent auto-release mode
Variable RMS size
Oversampling antialias modes (with optional limiting)
Optional make-up gain
Optional lookahead
Wet/dry mix
Low CPU use
Useful metering

Unlimited band compressor
Great metering per band
Fantastic sounding filters
Solo current band mode
Tons of controls per band (ratio, threshold, knee, attack, release, makeup, program dependent release, feedback detector, RMS size)
Adjusting bands in graph is easy (modifiers to change ratio, gain, etc).

Multi-tap delay, no practical limit on tap count
Up to 10 second delay per tap
Tap lengths can be in time (s/ms) or quarter notes
Feedback, LPF/HPF, resolution reduction per tap
Stereo width per tap
Volume/pan per tap

Unlimited band IIR based equalizer
Support for any number of many types of filters (shelfs, bands, LPF, HPF, notch, bandpass, allpass)
Frequency response and phase response display
Display of approximate note+octave for frequencies
Per-band bypass control
Full-view of graph optional for precise editing
Mouse modifiers/mousewheel usable for editing bandwidth of points in graph

FFT based dynamics processor (requires host plug-in delay compensation)
Supports FFT sizes of 128-32768.
Useful in/out frequency response display
Supports defining response curves both using any number of points, or freehand mouse
EQ - can be used as a linear phase mastering EQ, or as a super-effective surgical EQ
Compressor - can compress at a fixed ratio with a per-band threshold
Gate - can gate with per-band threshold
Subtract - can build noise profiles and subtract noise from the signal

Ultra-configurable gate
Sidechain filters, sidechain input
Lookahead for pre-open
Hold control
Hysteresis control
Variable RMS size
Can send MIDI events on gate open/close
Wet/dry mix, noise mix (can add noise when gate is open)

Supports streaming from host to host of audio and/or MIDI over a LAN segment
Supports streaming from different host software on each end
Supports UDP broadcast for streaming one to many (if local network can keep up)

Copyright (C) 2006-2007, Cockos Incorporated
VST PlugIn Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

General features of ReaPlugs:
Support for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/Vista, WINE.
Fast, usable UIs with good metering
Low CPU and RAM use
Highly configurable
No copy protection
No installation required (portable!)
Freely usable
Tour of the FX of ReaPlugs:

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