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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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DubSub

DubSubDemo is all things subsonic and bass! It can generate dubstep style sub-basses, fill in the bottom octave, octave-divide, synthesize house kicks from raw materials, and it defaults to a nice SansAmp-style bass tone! Signal flow goes from top to bottom, so get sounds by starting with the grind and bass sections. The subs section (octave […]

SoftGate

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 […]

Cojones

CojonesDemo is an AU universal binary plugin to adjust just that. You can add or subtract it—listen to the demos. For voices, also raspy guitars. This is not an EQ or anything like one. Unique as far as I know. You get Breathy, Cojones, and Body to play with. Breathy and Cojones balance against each other. […]

BassKit

BassKitDemo is a precursor to DubSub, with some obscure features all its own. It’s set up more like a full-mix sub-octave synthesizer, and doesn’t have the bass-amp type features DubSub has. Dry/Wet is at the top because it’s not overall: it runs as part of the balance but the sub-octave and ‘floor’ stuff goes after it. […]

Toybox

Toybox is nothing more or less than a tiny manual FIR filter! If you’d like to tweak the individual poles of a mini impulse response, or average samples (note: a more recent freebie, Average, makes that easier) then Toybox is the toy for you. Because it’s a simple and tight little FIR implementation, you’ll get good […]

Fracture

Fracture is the 2008 Airwindows Xmas present for lovers of ugly sound everywhere! It works by using a Density-style overdrive (based on a sine function) but letting you override the fully-saturated point. Since the function will roll back around to zero again, you can make it go to silence, not full crank, when ‘distorting’. That means […]

SpacedOut

SpacedOut is the ‘aliased MySpace monitoring’ section of the plugin SpaceOdyssey. This was a 2008 plugin designed to help people monitor what the MySpace audio player was going to do to their sound. At the time, MySpace was a big deal for bands and musicians, but if you uploaded music to it, your music would be […]

Silhouette

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 […]

Flutter

Flutter includes mono and stereo versions. It’s a great-sounding tape flutter effect that can be fairly intense, but there’s a problem: because of the design of the algorithm, I never got this version to have correct delay compensation. It does declare tons of latency, but it can’t lock on to the correct delay. It declares a […]

Glitch Shifter

GlitchShifter is an experiment that went horribly right. The idea behind this one was to produce a pitch shifter which would scan for crossover points, so that it could just splice bits of audio without crossfading or anything of the sort. Unfortunately or fortunately, the attempt created a monster. Glitch Shifter can be ‘controlled’ by the […]

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