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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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Console3

Console3Demo is the latest Airwindows digital mix buss replacement. That’s right: replacement. It’s not an emulation of anything in particular, it’s not a coat of sonic paint to slap on weak digital recordings, in fact it tries its best to have NO sound of its own and none of the tones you put through it […]

ToTape4

ToTape4Demo is a tape emulation AU universal binary plugin, and the next-generation Airwindows tape emulation. This one can go on the 2-buss! It operates by isolating all the factors in the sound that don’t sound like tape, refining them, and then taking them out of the source material with a single subtract—the input sound is otherwise […]

ToTape3

ToTape3Demo was the precursor to ToTape4. It’s the ‘high-resolution’, realistic emulation in contrast to Iron Oxide, which is the ‘for effect’, tape-slam sort of plugin. ToTape doesn’t tend to have striking changes in behavior version by version, because it’s toward an emulation target that is itself very high-resolution. It’s about mimicking the tone of magnetic tape […]

BussColors3

BussColors3Demo has eight models: Dark, Rock, Lush, Vibe, Holo, Punch, Steel and Tube. These originally came from sets of impulse responses by a guy at Noisevault, with his permission and blessing—over the years I’ve doctored the impulses until it’s algorithms building new impulses for every sample, on the fly. Because it runs on impulses, BussColors3 is […]

Console2

Console2Demo is the very latest in DAW large format analog console emulation- without the ‘tone color’ part, which is already being handled by Desk and BussColors. Does the idea of a ‘very latest’ without tone coloring surprise you? Console2 surprised me. Here’s the backstory. I’ve been working in this area for some time, and one thing […]

ToTape2

ToTape2Demo is the version of ToTape where I brought in antialiasing. The earlier versions of ToTape went through changes mostly relating to the head bump: trying to get it smoother, managing its tendency to become unnaturally enormous. If you like this earlier version of ToTape best, buy the current one and ask me for a copy […]

ToTape

ToTapeDemo is the start of the ToTape lineage, a set of plugins that have kept on getting closer and closer to the sound of analog tape off a good reel to reel. It started out with four controls: Tape Slam, Treble Soften, Head Bump and Output Level. Quickly it became obvious that ‘tape slam’ was more […]

Hard Vacuum

HardVacuumDemo is a vacuum tube AU universal binary plugin. It features very smooth overdrive, warmth for asymmetrical clipping, and an Aura control unavailable anywhere else. The Drive control gives you the basic tube saturation. Warmth doctors how that saturation is applied—and Aura is something a little special. It takes the angle of the waveform and alters […]

Space Odyssey

SpaceOdyssey means I’m really dating myself! ;) This is the plugin that lets you go back in time and present music to people on Myspace. The popup menu gives you four options: Source/Dry is what you’re supposed to have, normal digital audio. Source/Wet is how you’d export your stuff to make into an mp3 for mySpace. […]

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