© 2008 - 2017 Daz Disley
From late 2008 until 2015 I published a number of VST plugins for Windows under the whiteLABEL brand - studio tools for musicians and producers. Whilst they were reasonably popular and regularly went out on coverdiscs (ComputerMusic, MusicTech and TechFocus Magazines) they were never any great commercial success. Over the years I made 'beer-money' from them at best, but a change in European VAT regulations in 2015 effectively put me out of business as I have neither time nor resource to administer the back-end accountability processes required of VATMOSS (effectively putting me on equal-footing with the likes of Google and Amazon vis-à-vis reporting and record-keeping, and I'm a one-man-band folks ...).
Having said that, between downloads and magazine placements there are probably in-excess of 300,000 units "in-the-wild" - many of them having found useful homes in studios around the world, ranging from hobbyist's bedrooms to commercial radio facilities, and every now-and-then I still get reports of them having been used on remixes for well-known artist x,y or z etc ... and that's not counting the Japanese and Russian warez-sites or the pirate dvd compilations ...
I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks and best wishes to the hundreds of customers who paid me the modest amounts I charged for the full versions : it's been a delight to get to know some of you and your support, encouragement, testing and feedback over the years has been a real help to my development as a coder, and further as artist in the broader fields of "digital" and "visuals" ...
And now : in order to squeeze the last drops of usefulness from them as the studio-world completes the transition to full 64-bit workflows I've decided to re-release them as freeware / donationware - the full products available from this website, gratis.
I have no intention to create 64-bit versions of them, and I'm certainly not offering free-support : you gets what you get, your mileage may vary, and you might even enjoy the odd crash or glitch here and there. They are generally usable in 64-bit hosts through various wrapper technologies (I regularly use them in 32-bit Reaper on Win7x64) but please don't come running to me looking for solutions or expecting updates - they is what they is and from now-on they won't cost you a penny!
clickety-click on the links below ....
If you're after my SynthEdit modules, go to that page instead
///// PRODUCTS /////
TENQ : swanky 10 node EQ with slick openGL interface
I'm still toying with the tech behind this one -
it's basically entirely custom so there might be some visualisation toys along at some point ...
... or maybe not : who knows ? ... not I ;)
bolsteriser(revA) : naive character compressor : model A - Softknee RMS
bolsteriser(revB) : naive character compressor : model B - Hardknee Peak
bolsteriser(revC) : naive character compressor : model C - Hardknee Booster
bolsteriser(revD) : naive character compressor : model D - Softknee Booster (think 1176)
bolsteriser(revE) : naive character compressor : model E - with Sidechain
bolsteriser(revF) : naive character compressor : model F - with Balls
bolsterisers(mono) : naive character compressors : mono pack - A,B,C,D & F
A whole bunch of cod-retro compressors with different sounds,
lots of character and not a single analog model or component in sight ...
despite their ludicrous back-story featuring a man, a cat and some military intelligence operatives
autoBED : look-ahead ducker - useful for pro-sounding radio voice-overs where you duck the music in response to the voice
monoLOW : mix sanitiser - turns the bottom-end mono, useful in post
sideGATE : look-ahead gate - useful for all sorts of effects, includes sidechain
sideFIRE : side-channel distortion and stereo manipulation effect
simpleTON : dual filter and distortion
baddASS : bass drum fortifier - add some oomph to your kick, stick some badd up your ASS
stwETCH : playable granular timestretcher
The MKi collection - the "original" whiteLABEL plugins
the whole thing started with autoBED as I needed a ducker for a radio series I was producing ...
it kinda went from there after I put a few plugins online and shortly after attracted thousands of downloads
falseFI : false stereo from a mono source
niceNwide : 90's style stereo image manipulation
simpleTONII : much updated dual filter and distortion : a bit of a scorcher
dSHIFT : feedback pitchshifter
A second generation of devices with far slicker interfaces
the trend toward bigger screens resulted in many more glorious full-colour pixels
SKWOSH : multimode compressor with a shit-tonne of features
stWIP : stereo channel strip
stWIP(XL) : surround channel strip
Based on my TEV styling these were development-mules with larger interfaces than the MKi series
and are also pretty useful in their own right
///// BETAS / RETIRED / UNRELEASED /////
d3 : multiband compressor based on bolsteriser model D
comPANION : stereo compressor
disPRESSA : overdrive-based compressor
bucketEER : bucket-brigade-style delay-based reverb : literally minutes of fun.
deeeeeLAY : looooooooooong delay
granulOSO : granular synth
freqDELAY : multiband delay
unDUCK : like a ducker, but an unducker ... kinda like a naive transient shaper
voldeLAY : peculiar delay machine
Yeah, I admit it : there's a lot of random in this lot ... fun to play with though ...
I made d3 primarily for processing drums for a remix competition I'd entered -
can't remember why I never released it ....... good luck ;)
///// OTHER STUFF /////
SoundSquares : surround mixer/placement tool for handling rigs upto 64 speakers
this one is probably my greatest acheivement but you'll need a really big rig to get the best from it -
the sort of thing you'd find in an art gallery, museum, or public installation
TEV : Twin Engined Verb - characterful reverb and delay unit
I was awarded 4th prize in the 2009 KVR developer challenge for this little beast ...
you'll only be able to use a single instance at a time though, due to the notorious 'SE multicore bug' of old ...
wavePLAY : 4 wave generators - play it from a control-surface, pseudo-theremin style
calcul8 : shitty calculator - no really, it was made in North Korea
studioCLOCK : a studio clock - what did you expect ? can't you read or something ?
so, ummmm, yep - that's the lot .... well at least for the moment -
I've still got a few additional unreleased toys kicking about but right now,
I really can't be bothered to dig through the many many *many* files inthe archive -
hope you have fun with it all : come find me over at facebook.com/whiteLABELplugins
and please, if you're feeling the love - do a good thing and make a donation :
© 2008 - 2017 Daz Disley
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