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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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Compresaturator

CompresaturatorDemo is a universal binary Audio Unit plugin (PPC/32/64 intel) that uses a completely original algorithm: not really a distortion, not really a compressor, it’s kind of both! Dial in qualities unachievable with normal dynamics processors! Here’s how it works. It starts with the classic Airwindows ‘softest possible saturation’, as found in PurestDrive. This is […]

PurestSquish

PurestSquishDemo is a compressor Audio Unit plugin for maximum transparency and organic squishiness! I’ve designed it for the 2-buss, but it’ll work for many things. It’s got two basic modes: you can use it very gently to ‘float’ the mix elements in a barely perceptible way, or you can lean into it harder for more […]

Pressure3

Pressure3 is my second try at improving Pressure, an early compressor plugin of mysterious power. It took me many years to learn the secrets of Pressure. I started to work it out when I developed PurestDrive and saw what happened when a plugin’s sonic payload was delivered in a single multiply to the otherwise untouched […]

Logical3

Logical3Demo is a universal binary AU plugin and the definitive Airwindows 2-buss compressor! The way Logical transforms the sound is not subtle. It’s designed to glue the track but also provides a distinctive hit-record ‘presence’ to the highs, allowing a sweet spot to be found where everything really pops and communicates. This draws on all the […]

ADClip4

ADClip4Demo is a universal binary Audio Unit plugin, bringing together everything learned in the original ADClip and 3DClip plus new functionality for the best possible final-clipping plugin. It works by tracking what samples have clipped, and pulling back the onset and release samples that would have clipped, to transition between the two states more gracefully. ADClip […]

AQuickVoiceClip

AQuickVoiceClip is for recordings such as gamer LPs, where the performance sometimes yells into the mic and completely blows it away into clipping. It subdues the HF hash while retaining clarity when not clipping, and contains a highpass that works with the anti-clipper code. It’s not a ‘un-clipper’ but it tames the distortion a bit.  The […]

Podcast

PodcastDemo  is a pair of AU universal binary plugins for radio-type broadcast processing, simplified to the point of being drop-in one-stop fixes for your podcasting or video production needs. You pick between Podcast and Podcast Deluxe, throw it on your voiceover track (recorded with good headroom) and enjoy managed voice levels without a lot of […]

Logical2

Logical2Demo was an intermediate stage of Logical, transitioning between the original Logical with its convolution-based SSL color and Logical3 with its full set of controls made to work like familiar buss comps. Logical2 had none of that, though it sounded good. It had only two controls, an input and output gain. It was about trying […]

CStrip

CStripDemo is the Airwindows channel strip! 32bit/64bit/PPC Audio Unit, with EQ, compression, gate, highpass, lowpass and timing trim, CStrip is the go-to toolbox for any track. All the parts not in use switch themselves out of the circuit, so you can engage only the parts you need. They’re designed to work together perfectly, interleaved in the […]

DigitalBlack2

DigitalBlack2 is meant to be the ultimate gate for djent or anything staccato. It can be set up to be ridiculously fast and articulate, with separately settable attack and release thresholds. The reason you can have an ‘on’ threshold lower than the ‘off’ (or ‘gate’) point is, it runs internal timing like DigitalBlack anyway, so you […]

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