Airwindows releases Tremolo
free VST/AU effect plugin
30th January 2017
Airwindows has released Tremolo, free VST/AU effect
plugin for Windows and Mac.
So, you’ve probably got a tremolo
built in to your DAW.
But, if you’ve heard tremolo effects
off classic records, it’s a whole different animal.
DAW tremolos are neat little volume animations,
capable of many cool effects (try making ’em
squarewaves synced to the tempo for a nifty
sequencey effect). But they don’t have that organic
pulsating thing that takes a sound and gives it a
whole new character.
So I made this!
This Tremolo uses saturation and
antisaturation curves like you’d find in Density,
and does the tremolo with that. It’s the same trick
I use on the compressor ‘Pyewacket’. The result is,
the loud parts develop a density and thickness mere
volume won’t give you, and the lean parts hang on to
a skeletal form of the transient attacks so your
music comes through. This is not just ‘analog color’
like a coat of paint, Tremolo works quite
differently from your DAW tremolo. It doesn’t sync
to tempo, but that’s partly because I don’t know
what to read (in AU and VST) that’d give me that
information: could be added in future if the secrets
are forthcoming, but there’s no sense withholding
Tremolo just because of that!