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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!


Ed Is Dim

TL:DW; Mid/side conversion utility plugins. EdIsDim It’s always nice to expand one’s horizons! You don’t have to run the latest Logic to be able to use any plugin in mid/side mode… though you might need to do a little fiddling with settings. EdIsDim comes in two plugs: first use MidSide to convert your stereo track […]


TL:DW; An Airwindows video game, with source code! CounterpartWin32 | CounterpartWin64 CounterpartMac32 | CounterpartMac64 CounterpartLinux32 | CounterpartLinux64 When I’m not coding plugins, sometimes I make video games! This one was my first Unity game, done over the last couple years.


TL:DW; Wobbly and weird! Melt As useful as utility plugins are, sometimes you just have to do something wobbly and weird. Here’s Melt! To explain what it’s doing will be a little tricky. You can just download it and play with it, but if you want to know what’s under the hood, here goes. Suppose […]


TL:DW; Design your own tone-shaped TPDF. BuildATPDF I explained how DoublePaul was made: taking a TPDF highpass dither, and including additional nearby samples to cause the tone of the noise to be more high-pitched. Wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t give you a chance to play with it yourself :) To use BuildATPDF the way […]

Magneto-Dynamic Infundibulator

I HAVE CONSTRUCTED A MAGNETO-DYNAMIC INFUNDIBULATOR *ahem!* No, seriously, I have! Watch the video and you can construct one too! You’ll need an XLR cable, a transformer (like a 600 ohm telephone transformer with three windings), some little diodes like stompboxes use for clipping, and a teeny capacitor. Two of everything, for stereo. You’ll want […]


TL:DW; Like PaulDither, but more so. DoublePaul This is for sort of a special purpose. I’ve got an outrageous custom dither (well, wordlength reducer: there’s no noise and no randomness in it) called Not Just Another Dither. For final output, it’s that I recommend. However, I’ve got a mastering engineer friend (Hi Bob!) who favors […]


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 […]


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 […]

Not Just Another Dither/CD

NotJustAnotherDither The votes are in, and the Internet has spoken. We’ve got a name for the new noise shaping variant on Naturalize, after a January of wild suggestions. Seems most people simply wanted to emphasize that this was not your ordinary dither, not your daddy’s TPDF. This is the plugin (two, in fact) that beats […]


TL:DW; Fluctuating saturation curves for a tubey tremolo. Tremolo 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 […]

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