Softube Valley People DynaMite
The 1980s classic hardware limiter / expander / gate / de-esser / ducker comes alive in a Native format plug-in! From utility workhorse to sonic sculptor, no studio is complete without it. Squash drums, get a snappy bassline, enhance track dynamics, duck, gate, key or de-ess, the Softube Valley People DynaMite is a swiss army knife limiter/expander design with unique character that inspires to new sounds.
Softube Valley People DynaMite Features:
-Limiting: Peak and average limiting, incl. negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-Essing purposes).
-Expanding: Hard or soft with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering.
-Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain (where available).
-Threshold knob with auto make-up gain.
-Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 sec/20 dB with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC) to reduce pumping.
-Output volume with accurately modeled output distortion and clip LED.
-Innovative Range knob that controls maximum amount of expansion or limiting.
-Built-in interactive guide that displays current settings and active mode.
The original Valley People Dyna-mite was designed in the 80's and has become a secret weapon for some. For others, it's still a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. It features a limit mode, an expander mode, a gate mode, a de-esser mode and on top of that, two sidechain modes that let you duck or follow a track. All the options breathe of the Dyna-mite's very special vibe and flavor.
Nowadays, the Dyna-mite has a reputation not only as a problem solver but also as a creative tool that can really influence your sound in a unique way. It stands out from other solutions by being a tech-driven innovative design which has resulted in several creations, like the Valley People proprietary VCA and the Anticipatory Release Computation, both of which play a big part in the sound of the Dyna-mite.
The Softube Valley People DynaMite plug-in is the first and only software recreation of the Dyna-mite that is officially endorsed by Valley People. This is a faithful replica of the Valley People Dyna-mite, a multi-dynamics tool capable of limiting/ compressing, expanding, gating, keying, ducking, de-essing, etc.
Softube Valley People DynaMite Controls:
-Threshold with Automatic Make-Up Gain: Classic threshold control. Determines the signal level above which limiting, or below which
expanding action begins.
-Release with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC): The program dependent Release control changes its behavior depending on the
material in order to prevent pumping. Valley People called it "Anticipatory Release Computation", or just ARC for short. Whatever name it
has, it's definitely a big part of the famous Dyna-mite sound!
-Range: The Range control limits the maximum gain reduction. You can use it in expanding mode to set the lower limit of the gate (for
example, never gate more than 20 dB), or in limiting mode to allow the strongest transients to slip through.
-Output Stage: As always, a faithfully modeled output stage. The clipping of the output stage is also a big part of the Dyna-mite sound,
and crucial when you need to control your signal levels. The slower detector mode (AVG) takes care of the overall limiting, while the
output clipping handles the transients.
-Detector Source: Both internal and external side chain is supported. The middle mode (DS-FM) inserts a high frequency boost to the
detector which makes it perfect for de-essing or limiting troublesome cymbals. In expanding mode, it helps to trigger the gate for high
frequency signals (which is useful if you want to do hard gating on a drum bus, but don't want the gate to close on the hi-hats).
-Mode Switch: Switch between expanding (EXP), limiting (LIM) and bypass (OUT) modes. Output gain and saturation is active in bypass
-Detector Type: Three different detector types give the Dyna-mite three distinctive sounds. Choose between an aggressive Gate mode, a
fast all-round Peak mode or the slower AVG mode.
-Interactive Guide: In addition to the original controls, Softube added an interactive display which shows the current modes and settings.
Softube Valley People DynaMite System Requirements:
-512 MB RAM
-Any VST, AudioUnits or RTAS compatible host application (Native only)
-iLok USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers
-OS X (10.4 or higher)
-Intel or PowerPC processor (G4 or higher)
-PIII or higher
-XP or higher
-Side chaining is problematic on some VST hosts, see Softube.com for details.
*Please note: Downloads are not instant. Once we process your order, we then request the registration info from Softube. Once we receive the registration info, we will then email it to you, along with authorization and download instructions.