Klanghelm has released a free saturation and distortion plug-in. They say that IVGI is comparable to the DESK mode in the upcoming big brother SDRR. Here's the details direct from Klanghelm:
IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home
on the master buss. It is equally capable of very dense and dirty
distortion effects to spice up single tracks.
IVGI's base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in the upcoming
big brother SDRR.
Just as SDRR, IVGI reacts dynamically to the input signal. Even the
modelled fluctuations react dynamically and also change depending
on the drive setting, so that it doesn't get in the way of the
SOUND. Stereo tracks benefit from it's modelled crosstalk behaviour.
Just as its big brother SDRR, IVGI features a "Controlled
Randomness", which determines the internal drift and variance inside
the unit. It contributes to the livelyness and realness of IVGI's
saturation character. All internal processes are modulated to some
extent to make this possible.
IVGI gives you a sensible amount of controls to manipulate the
character of the saturation itself. It offers a unique ASYM MIX knob
to alter the symmetry of the signal without affecting the harmonic
content much. Usually, asymmetry leads to an increase of even
order harmonics. But in IVGI's case, dialing in the asymmetry makes
the negative part of the signal "cleaner". This way you can preserve
the dynamic structrure of the source better and get a more
transparent result. Actually, you can think of ASYM MIX as a
IVGI also lets you alter the frequency dependency of the saturation
with the RESPONSE control.
IVGI is internally calibrated to 0VU = -18dBFS.
Pricing and Availability:
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