inValve Effects native plug-ins

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Host application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce an attractive 60% discount deal during a one-week pricing promo on inValve Effects  its second- generation suite of three (already-affordable) native plug-ins pushing the boundaries of simulating proven valve processing hardware with accurate modelling of analogue circuitry and valve characteristics.

Now in its second-generation incarnation, inValve Effects has history, dating back to Audified’s decade-old origins as DSound, developing its VL2 Multichannel Valve Interface plug-in exclusively for TC Electronic’s proprietary Power|Core platform as a direct result of the phenomenal growth of affordable hard disk-based recording systems. As an accurate software simulation of UK audio product manufacturer TL Audio’s venerable VL-1 valve interface, an eight-channel rack-mountable ‘rose-tinted’ affair designed for use with  and to bring sought-after analogue warmth to — the commonplace eight-track digital recorders of the time, it proved popular by balancing pristine digital audio quality with the richness of valves neatly wrapped in the plain-sailing functionality of a plug-in. Put simply, the VL2 Multichannel Valve Interface was conceived as a means of easily adding the clarity and warmth of valve circuitry during mixing or mastering within any Power|Core-accelerated VST or RTAS plug-in environment at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. What was not to like?

Later the popular product line was extended, renamed to inValve, while DSound itself became Audiffex  later, Audified. As it still utilised Power|Core-provided DSP acceleration, accurate modelling of analogue circuitry and valve characteristics couldn’t be better (or simpler) than when using inValve  providing Power|Core remained an actively viable platform, of course. Cue TC Electronic’s disappointing decision to discontinue developing it  including hardware units as well as software  as part of a larger strategic review back in 2011. In an instant inValve was to be no more… or was it?

Interestingly, with many musicians and engineers still interested in accessing those warmer inValve sounds, Audiffex released the inValve Effects software suite in 2012, comprising three native plug-ins emulating hybrid valve devices and available in AU and VST versions with 64- bit support. inValve Preamp was almost the same as the original VL2 Multichannel Valve Interface plug-in while inValve Effects also added the self-explanatory inValve Compressor and inValve Equaliser to the welcome mix. Moreover, the complete bundle was affordably priced at $49.00 USD  unmissable really, bearing in mind that the original inValve bundle was priced at $250.00 USD (and the original VL2 Multichannel Valve Interface plug-in weighed in alone at $119.00 USD)!

Ultimately, after another rebranding exercise, Audified’s second-generation inValve Effects software suite serves up those same affordable and still-popular plug-ins, each running in 64-bit on native platforms (AAX/AU/VST2/VST3) with full support of Mac OS X 10.12 and Windows 10. Since standard and multichannel versions have helpfully been merged into one universal version, each plug-in can handle up to eight channels without the need to use a specialised multichannel version. All add warmth and smoothness still to analogue-like mixes, but bring welcome AAX support to the Avid Pro Tools community (fully supporting bypass functionality) while dropping the RTAS plug-in format. DSP (Digital Signal Processing) performance, however, is improved  as is the high-quality GUI (Graphical User Interface) given to all three plug- ins  in keeping with the passage of time.

Today, though, the already-affordable inValve Effects can be purchased online today at Audified and make mixing more satisfying than ever before by saving more than ever before! Best be quick, though… that seductive software suite will soon be back to full (pocket-friendly) pricing!

inValve Effects is available to purchase from Audified’s online shop here: 

inValve Effects can be directly downloaded as a multi-format (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3), 32- and 64-bit native plug-in suite for Mac (OS X 10.6 to 10.12) and Windows (7 to 10)  alongside a demo version  from Audified here: 

inValve Compressor can be seen and heard in this informative introductory video here:

inValve Equaliser can be seen and heard in this informative introductory video here:

 

 

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