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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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DoublePaul

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tremolo

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 […]

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 […]

NaturalizeDither

TL;DW: Deterministic dither uses Benford Realness calculations for each sample. NaturalizeDither Last and definitely not least in the dither-fest: Naturalize! This dither is often considered best by listeners. It works on every genre, at every sample rate. It adds no tonal color to the audio, and the noise it produces is quiet… but more than […]

NodeDither

TL;DW: The testbed for the TPDF-based dithers. Flanger dither! NodeDither And just one more dither plugin before the eagerly anticipated Naturalize… (because who will care about these then?) …NodeDither, the testbed upon which PaulDither and TapeDither were developed! I still think it’s good to have those as separate plugins (for simplicity and purity of concept) […]

SpatializeDither

TL;DW: Spatial positioning and clarity dither. SpatializeDither Spatialize is one of my high-performance boutique dithers. Though I think my Naturalize beats it, that’s a preference: I like digital sound to sound organic and real, and I like ambience and foggy distance and other things Naturalize is great at emphasizing. Spatialize is also good at reverb […]

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