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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!



CStripDemo is the Airwindows channel strip! 32bit/64bit/PPC Audio Unit, with EQ, compression, gate, highpass, lowpass and timing trim, CStrip is the go-to toolbox for any track. All the parts not in use switch themselves out of the circuit, so you can engage only the parts you need. They’re designed to work together perfectly, interleaved in the […]


DigitalBlack2 is meant to be the ultimate gate for djent or anything staccato. It can be set up to be ridiculously fast and articulate, with separately settable attack and release thresholds. The reason you can have an ‘on’ threshold lower than the ‘off’ (or ‘gate’) point is, it runs internal timing like DigitalBlack anyway, so you […]


SoftGateDemo is an AU universal binary plugin, to help with sampling and sample instrument creation! The purpose of this one is more like mastering noise reduction or de-essing. As the gate closes, it also rolls off highs- instead of going for outright gated effects, it’s designed to not really close completely, just to soften and suppress […]


DigitalBlack is something special from Airwindows: a variable-attack gate. It’s free. Here’s how it works. When signal is going through above the threshold, a special sensor’s being triggered. It’s keeping track of the longest wavelengths of signal, and that determines the ‘crest factor’ over the gate. When signal drops, the gate waits for that crest factor […]


DeHiss has just one control, Threshold. Sounds below this threshold will be de-hissed. It’s not like a simple EQ: the algorithm’s doing freaky things relating to the mean level of samples, but for all practical purposes it acts like a gate that can clamp down brutally on high-frequency noise. The plugin was designed to cope with […]


GatelopeDemo triggers a gate which sweeps two very transparent and natural filters across each other to cut off the sound. Can cut mostly treble for toms, or tighten bass on kicks and snares. Startlingly useful! This plugin was inspired by Ola Sonmark, who continues to enjoy it many years later. It’s like an audiophile version of […]


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