Variety Of Sound has released the SlickHDR, a free Dynamic Processor VST effect plug-in for Windows. SlickHDR is a complex dynamic processor VST plugin based on three individual dynamic processors (two of them are based on the Stateful Saturation algorithm which is also included in the Thrillseeker audio plug-in series by VOS).
An in-depth manual is included in the download archive, where you will find explained the structure and main functions of the plugin, as well as the basic workflow. We recommend you to read the manual before using the plugin in your audio projects.
If you’re looking forward to adding SlickHDR to your VST plugin collection, make sure that you start your download soon. Variety Of Sound had download issues several times in the past on release days, since they were hitting the host’s daily download limit very fast.
Technically speaking, SlickHDR contains a coupled network of three dynamic processors with two of them running in a “stateful saturation” configuration and one based on look-ahead processing. Fixed amounts of the unprocessed signal are then injected into the network at several specific points and also mixed back into the networks output. Being networked, all processors are highly interacting with each other and this is utilized to cope with a wide variety of sound (sic!) to balance the perceived audio dynamic range.
SlickHDR Plugin Main Features:
- Balances the perceived global vs. local micro dynamics of any incoming audio.
- Creates a rich in contrast, detailed and clearly perceived image which translates way better across different listening environments.
- Provides a convenient workflow by simply adjusting three dynamic processors to show a roughly same load.
- Offers further and detailed control about overall tone and release time behavior.
SlickHDR is available as a free download.