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I mentioned this in the midst of another thread but it was probally missed..
“Broadcast” plugin – This plugin proccessor doesn’t cost a dime, so it can’t hurt to give it a try. The creator is Jeroen Breebaart and he’s quite well known (my previous plugin post for info), I’m not familiar with any plugins, but I’m always looking around at stuff, and this plugin has been praised for years in numerous forums and such. I’ve come across it several times..
I’ve seen two different screenshots for it, not sure if it’s two versions or two faces of the same version, I’m inclined to think the correct screenshot for the free one is the second one shown below …
JB Broadcast Processor is a free multi-band dynamics processor (comprising automatic gain control, gate, compressor and limiter), combined with sub-band ‘stereo width’ processing. A very nice little freebie multiband comp!.
Broadcast combines the dynamics processing from the PC-2 compressor, spatial processing from OmniSone, and brickwall limiting from Barricade in a multi-band fashion.
Never seen a bad user comment, or anything less than a great review.. here are just a few user comments from various sources..
Joroen Breebaart plugs – good experience with jb_broadcast
Hey guys. I recently tried (developer) Jeroen Breebaart’s “jb_broadcast” (free vst) plug on the master bus of a tune I was working on. I was very favorably impressed. Try the “Smooth” preset and turn off the AGC (box-button on right side) and see what you think. This dude is an awesome audio developer, read his bio (on his main page). You can adjust this puppy to do all kinds of tricks, subtle to outrageous – you decide.
Anyway, a link to his free vts plugs (including the jb_broadcast one) can be found here -> https://web.archive.org/web/20130404130819/http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/audio_vst_jb.htm. (Note: I changed that link to point to the still active archived bundled download, alternatively if you want only the Broadcast, there’s a single download here: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=548 but you ought to take a look at the archived page)
Nice bit of kit… I work for a radio station and it works amazingly for producing Music CD’s that need that ‘on-air’ sound. Take’s some tweaking but when you’ve got it right it’s the nuts…
Excellent clarity with on vocals. Will try this on next mastering job too.
Fantastic work, took a few moments to figure it out, then hit me with just how much it can do! Best part for me,… it loads inside Canopus/Grass Valley Edius 6.01 !!
I use DarkWave, which seems to have linear volume controls everywhere, making it difficult to make everything audible but not too loud. This helps tremendously.
this is by far the best, competing with sa stereo tool. without the “this sound has been processed by stereo tool.com” fuckup (what’s that means??)
used this plugin loads of times-best plugin yet!