Sunday, April 23, 2017

Winkl free foldback distortion VST plugin by Tek'it Audio updated to v1.2.1

Winkl, a free foldback distortion plugin by Tek'it Audio for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plugin formats has been updated to version 1.2.1.

A foldback distortion is a type of effect where the waveform instead of being clipped off and chopped, is reflected back like a mirror so that the top of the waveform is inverted, creating very different harmonics and a unique sound.

This update focus mainly on performance improvements for all plugin formats and less CPU usage when the plugin is in idle state (not processing audio).

Changes in Winkl 1.2.1:

  • Performance improvements.
  • Less CPU use when plugin is idle.
  • More information on the about screen.
  • Retina support for the macOS installer.
  • Other small improvements on the installer for both platforms.
  • Minimum operating system requirements are Windows Vista/macOS 10.7.

winkl tek'it vst au plugin

Winkl plugin is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

Feature highlights:

  • 2 types of Foldback distortion.
  • Drive and Output Gain controls.
  • Bypass switch.
  • x16 Oversampling.
  • Support any sample rate.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Works in mono or stereo.
  • Zero-latency.


 System requirements:

  • 2GHz CPU or higher with SSE2.
  • 2GB RAM or higher.
  • Windows® 10, 8, 7 or Vista™.
  • VST™ 2 and VST™ 3 compatible host.
  • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats.
  • Sound card with ASIO driver recommended.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features is required.
  • Intel CPU.
  • 2GB RAM or higher.
  • macOS 10.7 and latter.
  • Audio Unit, VST™ 2 and VST™ 3 compatible host.
  • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats.
  • To use the automation a Host with automation features is required.

DOWNLOAD Winkl free VST2/VST3/AU plug-in for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac OS X

Friday, April 21, 2017

VST Plugins

VST Plugins are pieces of software designed within the parameters of the VST (Virtual Studio Technology) standard, allowing the integration of virtual instruments and effects into digital audio workstations (DAW) to work with music inside a digital context, usually on a computer.
VST Plugins

The Virtual Studio Technology (VST) was introduced by a German musical software and equipment company based in Hamburg named Steinberg back in 1996 with the specifications and SDK, along with the first VST plugins present in the version 3.02 of the Steinberg Cubase digital audio workstation (DAW). These VST plugins were:

  • Espacial, a reverb VST plugin;
  • Choirus, a chorus VST plugin effect;
  • Stereo Echo, a delay VST plugin effect;
  • Auto-Panner, a panning effect VST effect plugin.

The vast majority of VST plugins are either instruments (VSTi) or effects, but there are some exceptions like meters and spectrum analyzers. It's common to find VST plugin emulations which simulate famous hardware synthesizers, samplers and audio effects, emulating both sonic characteristics and appearance of the real world equipments.