Smasher By Pulsar

Smasher by Pulsar – Free British mode compression

Smasher By Pulsar – Freebie alert

Straightforward but extreme “British mode” compression – a faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176. Free until 11th March (ilok account required)

All buttons in, all the time

Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that we stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms. The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this “All buttons in” or “British” mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate. While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications we’ve built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. We love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher won’t work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic. Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.

Why it’s unique Smasher By Pulsar

Urei 1176Based on an internal feedback configuration, FET compressor designs like the Urei 1176 are known for their super-quick attack times and a colorful tonal response that ranges from soft limiting to heavy saturation. When running in all-buttons-in mode, several things happen to the 1176’s circuit, including changes to the bias voltages. In Smasher, all these phenomena have been perfectly reproduced for the first time using our proprietary Topology Preservation Technology, bringing the full sonic capability of this classic effect to your DAW. With our unique Smasher By Pulsar tuning and its beautiful, uncomplicated interface, Smasher gives this mythical circuit a new personality.

How does it sound ?

Smasher can add thickness and grit to any drum or bass track, or completely crush a bus, producing an aggressive sound that’s impossible to achieve with other plugins.

On a drum buss

Smasher embues drum mixes with the typical sound of the 1176’s all-buttons-in mode. You get that signature delayed transient squashing and an explosive sound which instantly propels your drums to the front of the mix.

On a snare drum

Add body and sustain to bring out a snare’s tone. Try thickening your snare drum by reaching between -6 and -10dB of gain reduction, then mix a few percent of the resulting huge snare drum sound back into your original dry sound.

On a bass

Since bass often requires a combination of compression and saturation, Smasher is the ideal tool to get it dirty, letting you control precisely how much grit to add. Use the Mix knob to add just a small amount of fuzzy saturation.

On lead vocals

Please don’t try this at home.





CPU Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum Memory 4 GB RAM 1 GB free disk space​ Operating System Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit Windows 8.1 64 bit Windows 10 64 bit​ GPU OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​ Monitor Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 Refresh rate: 60 Hz


CPU Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon Memory 4 GB RAM 1 GB free disk space​ Operating System 10.10 – 10.15 GPU OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​ Monitor Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 Refresh rate: 60 Hz



Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Dsp perspective

How to Record an electric guitar without an Amplifier -Direct Recording

How to Record an electric guitar without an Amplifier -Direct Recording

Week 1 assignment

JonathanrMy name is Jonatan Rosales from Benalmdena, Spain. Im doing a course «The modern Musician Specialisation» at Coursera by Berklee college of music.
In this lesson I will be teaching How to Record an Electric Guitar o Bass without an amplifier, known as Direct Recording.

This is the gear I will be using for lesson is:

-Electric guitar (Gibson Les paul Studio)
-A 1/4 inch TS cable
-A Foucsrite Saffire Pro 24 dsp
-A firewire 400 to 800 cable
-A Macbook Pro computer
-A set of Sony MDR 7506 headphones
-Daw Logic Pro X
-Guitar Amp software plugin by Logic

I’m going to show you how to record a guitar or bass without an amplifier using an external audio interface with a instrument input connected to a macbook pro, Using Logic pro X as a DAW.


The Guitar uses pickups to get the strings vibrations into voltage variation, the pickup of a guitar or bass is an input transducer.

Type of cable

To get the signal from the guitar to the Audio interface I will be using a 1/4 TS cable, the TS cable has two segments, a tip and a sleeve. We call this a»single conductor cable» were the signal is sent along the single conductor, and the outer sleeve is there to prevent noise from getting into the cable. this type of cable is also known as «instrument cable».

A good thing to have in consideration is to use a short TS cable when recording because it can produce noise, the longer the TS cable is, the more probability you will end having some issues with noise. If you are in a situation were the recording from is far from the Audio interface, is better to use a short TS cable connected to a DI box and then connectt in the output of the DI box an XLR cable to reach the audio interface, that will prevent noise.


I have to say that my audio interface has a designed specific two instrument inputs that lets me plug in directly into the audio interface.


Before connecting the cable to the Audio interface make sure you put down to 0 all the all the volumen controls and gain, to prevent any clips that could damage your speakers. Once is connected then you can set the levels.

Connecting the cable to the Audio interface and Set volumen and gain control to 0

The reason why I bought this audio interface is because is mobile, compact, versatile, with a very low latency. It also has a great tool that is call VRM “virtual reference monitor”. What it does is to emulate different environments (studio, home studio, living room) and is able to emulate the most iconic studio monitor or home HIFI on your headphones.
If possible is always better to monitor the instrument outside the computer to prevent delay / latency.

Firewire 400 / 800

In the Audio Interface is where all the magic is happening, the analog signal is converted (AD conversion) into digital (sampling) then the signal flow goes through the Firewire 400/800 cable as a binary stream from the Audio interface and enters in my DAW: Logic pro X.


The Daw

Logic Pro X

To choose a virtual guitar amp (by Logic Pro X) In the Audio track I go to Audio FX and choose:
Amp and Pedals > Amp Designer

Latency / delay

To choose the right Hardware and improve latency I go to In the top bar Logic Pro X main menu click on:
Logic pro X> Preferences > Audio > Output Device: choose Saffire, and the same for Input Device.
Logic pro X > Preferences > Audio > and Lower the I/O Buffer Size.

As a result you will se that the resulting latency has gone down.

Low Latency Mode

This is useful when recording audio tracks, especially if you have many affects and plugins on each channel. In this case there is a good tool call “low latency mode” click on it and it will turn into orange color.
This function stops or bypasses all the plugins and it helps to improve the DAW performance of the CPU and Ram Memory available.

Now I’m ready to record, I check that the levels on the Audio interface are correct. When I play the track back from Logic pro X the audio goes from the audio track to the main output of Logic Pro X.

Now the sound exits the computer through the 400/800 firewire cable and goes to the Saffire interface where I can monitor the sound in my Headphones.

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TDR VOS SlickEQ Free Plugin

TDR VOS SlickEQ Free Plugin  win/mac

Tokyo Dawn Records has just release a new free EQ plugin that just looks awesome! not just for the posibilities of use or quality but also for the great looking interface. Among all the free plugins available on the internet Tokyo Dawn offers probably if not the best some of the best available free plugins available today.

About TDR VOS SlickEQ

TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer designed for ease of use, musical flexibility and impeccable sound.

Three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout offer fast and intuitive access to four distinct EQ modes, each representing a set of distinct EQ curves and behaviors. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to exclusively process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. “stereo width”) without additional sum/difference encoding.

In order to warm up the material with additional harmonic content, SlickEQ offers a switchable EQ non-linearity and an output stage with 3 different saturation models. These options are meant to offer subtle and interesting textures, rather than obvious distortion. The effect is made to add the typical “mojo” often associated with classy audio gear.

An advanced 64bit multirate processing structure practically eliminates typical problems of digital EQ implementations such as frequency warping, quantization distortion and aliasing.

Beside the primary controls, the plug-in comes with an array of additional helpers: Advanced preset management, undo/redo, quick A/B comparison, copy & paste, an online help, editable labels, mouse-wheel support and much more.

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Key specs and features

Intuitive, yet flexible semi parametric EQ layout
Full featured, modern user interface with outstanding usability and ergonomics
Carefully designed 64bit “delta” multi-rate structure
Three EQ bands with additional 18dB/Oct high-pass filter
Four distinct EQ models: “American”, “British”, “German” and “Soviet” with optional non-linearity
Four output stages: “Linear”, “Silky”, “Mellow” and “Deep”
Advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“Stateful saturation”)
Highly effective and musically pleasing loudness compensated auto gain control
Stereo and sum/difference processing options
Tool-bar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more
SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).
System requirements:
Win XP SP2 or above, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above.

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