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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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Loud

TL:DW; Distortion and demolition of air molecules, modeled. Loud Here’s something rather special. What if you could distort like air molecules distort? I studied recordings of competitive tractor pulls, of Space Shuttle launches, various recordings that represented the way air can be mangled and break apart. The result is Loud… a step into a much […]

High Impact

TL:DW; Grit and punch without fatness. HighImpact Sometimes it’s all in the name. High Impact has been one of the Airwindows secret weapons for a long time. It’s a pretty basic idea: know how Density distorts and makes audio huge and fat, and Drive distorts and doesn’t make stuff as fat? High Impact answers the […]

Surge

TL:DW; Compressor for accentuating beats and pulses. Surge What is ‘ballistics’ when it comes to audio gear? It’s the way the gear handles dynamics coming in. It’s the swing of a VU meter that can tell you what your music feels like. Or, since this is Airwindows and we don’t do no steenkin’ meters, ballistics […]

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 […]

Counterpart

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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