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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!


Righteous 2

Righteous2Demo is a universal binary Audio Unit plugin for the 2-buss. It can be used on Mac DAWs like Logic and Ableton Live, Reaper and Digital Performer. It can be used in Pro Tools if you use the wrapper plugin Patchwork from Blue Cat Audio (79$). And it is the first and only plugin that […]


DeEss3Demo is the latest DeEss: returning to the unrivalled sound of the first classic Airwindows DeEss, but with 80-bit internal math and a new Sense Monitoring switch, by request! This is the ultimate De-Esser, now with new ease of use and deeper tone. This plugin’s made a lot of interesting friends… very competitive, significant friends […]


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 […]


PurestGain is by request of some friends who really liked PurestDrive! It’s a free universal binary Audio Unit and it’s a gain trim plugin. That’s all. …well, unless you count that it’s running the same 80 bit internal processing buss that PurestDrive has, the same noise shaping to the CoreAudio 32 bit internal buss, the same […]


PurestDriveDemo is unusual, even startling. What’s the deal with suddenly putting out the simplest imaginable softclip/saturation… not even a safety clipper, ADClip does that… for $50? It’s about the tone—and it’s about the R&D. PurestDrive is a sort of science project, and it’s using some Airwindows techniques at a level I’ve never before attempted, to produce […]


Shelves is another strange little Airwindows EQ. This one’s a simple two-band shelf… that’s all Airwindows-ized in subtle ways. The crossover’s altered in the way that Highpass and Lowpass are. As near as I can work out, what’s happening is that if you boost Treble, it gets harder. If you cut it, it gets softer. If […]


StereoFXDemo was my take on a stereo widener in 2007. It has several tricks worth noting. The Stereo Wide control doesn’t simply amplify the side channel, it distorts it. It applies a transform designed to bring sound energy forward in space, so boosting it will produce a hyped, wideness effect. The current-plugin equivalent is Wider, which […]


DeEssDemo is the secretest of secret weapons, apparently. It’s found its way into some surprising places, even though it’s a generic Audio Unit plugin from 2007 (updated to 64 bit around 2011) with puzzling and obtuse controls. But the thing is, this plugin sonically outperforms anything when you really, really know what you’re doing, so I’ll […]


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