Softube updates, expands Valley People Dyna-mite

Three plug-ins with a host of limiter/expander functions.

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Valley People Dynamite Slam and Gate

The Valley People Dyna-mite (bottom), Gate (top left) and Slam (top right)

Softube has updated the interface on its Valley People Dyna-mite plug-in and released two new complementary plug-ins: the Slam and Gate.

The Dyna-mite retains its limiter/expander functions, but sports a modified appearance that’ll appeal to pros. With different switch position combinations, this plug-in is capable of almost any manipulation of dynamics, including gating, RMS compression, keying, ducking, as well as high-grade levelling.

Slam and Gate are more focused. The former caters to downward processes such as compression and limiting, and features a one-knob format that’s closely related to the original Dyna-mite. On the other hand, Gate handles upward operations such as gating and expanding. With this tool, you can control bleed more subtly, enliven a snare, tone down a rock vocal, or duck a synth bass around a kick.

Here are some other features:

  • Peak and average limiting, including negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-essing)
  • Hard or soft expanding with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering
  • Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain
  • Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 seconds/20dB with Anticipatory Release Computation to reduce pumping
  • Analogue-modelled output distortion
  • Detailed dynamic control

Check out a quick introduction to the plug-ins below:

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