New features in this release:
- Effects now use chunks for preset
Anyone using the effects should
upgrade and load/confirm/re-save any projects to
ensure compatibility with future releases.
The compressor threshold parameter
has changed very slightly for values very close to
100% but should otherwise not be noticed.
- Updated compressor and limiter
with parameter readouts.
- Compressor threshold parameter is
now more accurate.
The threshold parameter is actually
inverted compression depth. It has been adjusted to
correspond to the gain reduction given zero attack
and a 0 dB input. Due to the non-linear response
however the display of this parameter in decibels is
not otherwise accurate and is only a reasonable
approximation. For each halving of input amplitude
(-6.02 dB) the compression depth is likewise halved.
- New RC Filter effect with low-pass
and high-pass modes.
This is a general-purpose filter
most useful as a quick high-pass or low-pass. It
performs the same as a single RC filter circuit
(resistor and capacitor) which is the most common
filter in analog devices and can be used to model
its effects in software. Such a filter is typically
present as part of any input or output.
For example an analog channel strip
will have a high-pass at ~5 Hz as part of the input
followed by a gain stage with a low-pass at ~25 kHz.
The output will also likely include an additional
high-pass at ~5 Hz or less (1/2 Hz is very common)
for a total of 12 dB/o high-pass and 6 dB/o
- This is only a minor release in
terms of new features.
These effect plugins were originally
created for use with Xhip Synthesizer.
Xhip was originally designed with
the intention to include embedded effects (1999).
The tracker and stand alone version of the
synthesizer included send levels for effects and
parameters for effect presets such as reverb type,
tempo-synced delay time and chorus/flanger/phaser.
It was later decided that external plug-ins would
prove more versatile and easier to manage when used
for other tasks (2004-2005).