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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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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 […]

Hombre

TL;DW: Atmosphere and texture. Hombre Once upon a time there was the blues. No, let’s be more specific. Once upon a time (and even now!) there was ZZ Top. Brainchild of the Reverend Billy Gibbons, swathed in funk and mystery, serving up juicy grooves from the heart of Texas. Thing is, Rev. Billy tells some […]

Air

TL:DW; A different bright EQ from any other. Air Digital EQ is a series of trade-offs. You can have a general effect with a simple calculation, or a more complicated effect with more calculation, or you can just bury the audio in calculation and get something very precise which unfortunately is just a huge pile […]

SideDull

TL:DW; Like a highpass on the side channel, except it’s a lowpass. SideDull There are some nice things about Patreon-era Airwindows. Not the money: that sucks, though I think I just about have basic survival taken care of as long as I don’t eat much and nothing happens to my car :) No, the cool […]

Hermepass

TL:DW; Mastering highpass to set by ear only! Hermepass This is specially by request from Gregg of Hermetech Mastering: it’s my try at a specific plugin he wanted. He wasn’t able to find a fantastic-sounding highpass with JUST a frequency control and slope, no bling, no other stuff, as small as possible. This is of […]

Capacitor

TL:DW; Filter. Capacitor Sometimes half the fun is just inventing :) People say all filter plugins are just biquads with different GUIs. It’s not true… or at least it’s not true at Airwindows. (actually I have to see what I can get out of biquads: I generally don’t even use ’em at all) This is […]

Sidepass

TL:DW; Highpass on the side channel. Utility plug. Sidepass This one was by request. It’s not very fancy, but I hope it’ll come in handy. If it is, spread the word! I’ve got a plugin called ToVinyl, which is rather fancy. It’s the Airwindows attempt at a vinyl mastering suite: elliptical EQ, highpass on the […]

Distance

TL;DW: Sound design or reverb far-away-izer. Distance Here’s another utility plugin: Distance is specifically set up to mimic through-air high frequency attenuation. It’s from my initial wave of Airwindows plugins, come to VST and with a new twist: though in the video it’s a one-knobber, when you download it you’ll find that it’s got a […]

Lowpass, Highpass

TL;DW: Lowpass gives rich textures, Highpass timewarps your tone. Lowpass / Highpass These are mixing EQs, not mastering ones (though I’m not the boss of you). They’re complementary: the one is the inverse of the other. However, because of their peculiarities that makes them behave quite differently. What they have in common is they’re interleaved […]

ToneSlant

TL;DW: Mastering grade very low Q tilt EQ. ToneSlant This is a new plugin, not a port from an existing Audio Unit. It’s based on a variation on the Average concept. Turns out, it’s the tail end of the ‘averaged samples block’ that causes the cancellation node. ToneSlant implements a much bigger sample block (100 […]

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