zam-plugins

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zam-plugins is a collection of LV2/LADSPA/VST/JACK audio plugins for sound processing developed in-house at ZamAudio. The default settings and almost every slider is calibrated to standard ranges.

Installation is a manual process by unzipping the plugins and saving the bundle in a designated path. The paths are documented here for all operating systems.

LV2 for GNU/Linux

zam-plugins (3.9) GNU/Linux (x86_64)

LV2 for MacOSX

zam-plugins (3.9) OSX

LV2 for Windows

zam-plugins (3.9) WIN (32-bit)

zam-plugins (3.9) WIN (64-bit)

VST

Please get in touch for VST versions

For those who can’t wait to get their hands on the source code, it is available on github.

A big thankyou to falktx for writing Distrho Plugin Framework. It has enabled me to make these GUIs for zam-plugins quickly and neatly. Also thanks to mira, nphilipp, adi, edogawa and Haskellfant who helped package the software for different distros!

ZaMaximX2

One of the best plugins in the series, this acts as a brickwall limiter for mastering in its default state, but can also be tweaked to raise the average level as a stereo maximizer without ever clipping. Sounds musical even with rough treatment. (Based on DSP found in a DAFX’02 paper).

zamaximx2

 

ZamAutoSat

An automatic saturation plugin, has been known to provide smooth levelling to live mic channels.
You can apply this plugin generously without affecting the tone.

zamautosat

 

ZamComp

A powerful mono compressor strip. Adds real beef to a kick or snare drum with the right settings.

zamcomp

 

ZamCompX2

Stereo version of ZamComp with knee slew control.

zamcompx2

 

ZamEQ2

Two band parametric equaliser with high and low shelving circuits.

zameq2

 

ZamGEQ31

31 band graphic equaliser, good for eq of live spaces, removing unwanted noise from a track etc.

zamgeq31

 

ZamHeadX2

HRTF acoustic filtering plugin for directional sound.

zamheadx2

 

ZamPhono

A collection of phono filters for restoring vinyl records, or preparing to cut new ones.

zamphono

 

ZamGate

Gate plugin for ducking low gain sounds.

zamgate

 

ZamGateX2

Gate plugin for ducking low gain sounds, stereo version.

zamgatex2

 

ZamTube

Wicked distortion effect. Wave digital filter physical model of a triode tube amplifier stage, with modelled tone stacks from real guitar amplifiers (thanks D. Yeh et al).

zamtube

 

ZamDelay

A simple feedback delay unit with sync-to-host BPM feature and filter.

zamdelay

 

ZamDynamicEQ

A dynamic equalizer that changes its gain based on detecting a narrow band of frequencies. Can be tuned to alter other frequency ranges on-the-fly.

zamdynamiceq

 

ZaMultiComp

Mono multiband compressor, with 3 adjustable bands.

zamulticomp

 

ZaMultiCompX2

Flagship of zam-plugins:
Stereo version of ZaMultiComp, with individual threshold controls for each band and real-time visualisation of comp curves.

zamulticompx2

 

Experimental plugins:

ZamSynth

zamsynth

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