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Chris

Airwindows is one guy: me! I am an audio hacker and computer programmer from way back. I seek only to continue my life up here in Vermont, inventing things and putting them onto the internet, sometimes for free and sometimes for pay. My hope is that people richer than me (i.e. most people) don't rob me. My other hope is for another cup of Aeropress. One out of two ain't bad!

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CStrip

TL;DW: Airwindows channel strip. CStrip Sometimes, Airwindows dabbles with what you might call ‘the normal’ plugins: for instance, CStrip. I was asked to make a channel strip, and while I usually prefer to do things in a more modular sense, it seemed like a fine idea, and so now there’s an Airwindows channel strip, with […]

Desk4

TL;DW: Distinctive analog coloration. Desk4 Though I’ve put out BussColors to mimic existing audio hardware, it was always my intention to create analog-ifying plugins that weren’t about cloning existing gear: that produced their own distinctive sound. The first Desk plugins (Desk, TransDesk, TubeDesk) were made in this way, using audio DSP which isn’t typical. As […]

BussColors 4

TL;DW: The Airwindows console emulations, now working up to 192K correctly. BussColors4 I’m very pleased to bring you the latest version of BussColors :) This plugin’s a pretty huge deal: it’s been around since before console emulations were a thing, and I’ve been steadily working on it year after year. There’s not been much to […]

TubeDesk

TL:DW; A tube recording console type tone coloring. TubeDesk More classic Airwindows analog modeling with TubeDesk! Tubes aren’t necessarily ‘mellow’. They’re also known for clarity, realism. TubeDesk isn’t a mud-ifier, but it might bring you some effects reminiscent of vintage recordings. Like the other Desk plugins, it’s got a kind of saturation going on, a […]

TransDesk

TL:DW; More of a transistory, rock desk tone coloring. TransDesk Continue the look into classic Airwindows analog modeling with TransDesk! There’s a famous analog console known for rock mixes. It might not have the preamplifiers to hang with the APIs and Neves of the world, but it’s been a watchword for mixdowns, both for the […]

Desk

TL:DW; Classic Airwindows subtle analog modeling. Desk Now that we’re done for now with dithers (though the contest to name my best wordlength reducer ever is still going, and will run until February 1 when that one’s made public) it’s time to get into something more interesting. Namely, the canonical version of Airwindows Desk, brought […]

PowerSag

TL:DW; Emulates power supply limitations for analog modeling. PowerSag We’re going to explore the early Desk plugins (as free VSTs), so here we’ll start off with one of the underlying principles! PowerSag models the problem of analog power supplies that can’t source enough current to drive the output of the circuit. The circuit doesn’t directly […]

Channel4

Channel4 is the latest Airwindows port. This plugin has always been popular: once I had someone shoot it out in a blind test against commercial rivals, and it trounced some heavily hyped and widely known plugins! At the time, I was amused and distressed, because I would have liked to see one of my $50 […]

Console4

Console 4 is the most recent version of basically my flagship Airwindows plugin. It works through a channel plugin on every sound source, feeding at unity gain into the buss plugin which overrides the digital summing with Airwindows summing (more internal space, more depth, and with Console 4 it now has glue making the top-end […]

Channel4

Channel4 is the Purest version of this ever-popular plugin, still free, better than ever, and with all the latest improvements! It’s still 64/32/PPC as far as what it can run on. It’s 80-bit internally like PurestDrive and PurestGain and the latest Console. It’s got the noise shaping to the 32-bit CoreAudio buss, and it has […]

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