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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!



NoiseDemo is a universal binary AU plugin for generating naturalistic environment noise, which you can use in sound design for video, or as a texture for music. You have four different tone shaping controls: a lowpass that can chase the envelope of the input sound, two highpass-related controls hooked to the guts of the noise generator […]

Voice Of The Starship

Voice Of The Starship is a plugin designed to produce environment noise—not just natural, but unnatural environments. Namely, spaceship rumble, like what you heard in episodes of Star Trek. It defaulted to a seashore-like effect, with random surges that fall away again. In stereo, these ‘waves’ hit at different times on left and right. If […]


DustBunny was an accident, and people asked me to keep it! It fuzzes out the audio not unlike a phonograph needle with lint stuck under it.


Silhouette is a specialized plugin that takes a track and replaces it entirely with noise shaped to the exact dynamic profile of the track- use it to tell if you have a beat or just an over-compressed mess. It’s not exactly a pure gate with regular noise underneath: it’s calibrated to give a sense of what […]

Chrome Oxide

Chrome Oxide was an alternate technique to go for ‘tape grunge’, originally sold as a separate plugin. It worked like this: it threw in a random noise, but instead of just overlaying the noise onto the sound, it used the noise to interpolate between the current and previous sample. What that did was noise up the […]


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