May 4th, 2021: As part of the now probably no longer really secret plan to take over the entire audio plugin industry, DDMF announces that phi-L Audio’s tube preamp plugin is now distributed and further developed via ddmf.eu. This highly acclaimed tube emulation was the result of Philipp Bulling’s thesis work, and both Philipp and me agreed that it would have been a shame for this gem to disappear, now that Philipp no longer has the time for further support. The plugin has already been upgraded to support 32 and 64 bit hosts on Windows and Mac, and now comes in VST, VST3, AU and AAX format. Even a native Mac Silicon version is included. The best part of it: the plugin is still (and will always remain) freeware! Learn more here…
February 22nd, 2021: DDMF has taken over the distribution and further development of the fabulous EmptyRoomSystems plugins. Please give a very warm welcome to the ERS 250 (a replica of a pioneering digital reverb), the ERS DimD (smooth-as-silk chorus) and the ERS EchORek2 (the beauty and the beast when it comes to analog delay units). DDMF has played a role in the early development of the ERS 250 and has gladly taken up the opportunity to continue with these three gems now that Harrie Munnik, owner of EmptyRoomSystems, has decided to shift his focus to other adventures. To properly celebrate the arrival of the new members of the DDMF family, there is a 50 percent discount for the three ERS plugins until March 1st!
January 26th, 2021: DDMF has updated all OSX apps and plugins for native Mac Silicon support. There is still only one installer, which contains Universal Binaries consisting of three formats: arm64, Intel64 (x86_64) and Intel32 (i386). Plugindoctor can be started as a native Silicon app on your M1 Mac, or (when toggling the “Rosetta” switch in the file information) as an Intel binary. Metaplugin will run as a Silicon or as an Intel binary, depending on the format of your DAW. Both Plugindoctor and Metaplugin can only load plugins in the same binary format (no bridging).
January 9th, 2021: Metaplugin v3.8.0 has been released. With its built-in oversampling capabilities, it now not only includes a 16x oversampling option for realtime use, but a new, separate option for offline oversampling during rendering, which can be set to a whopping 64x! This setting will tax your CPU quite a bit during rendering, but if you want to avoid antialiasing as much as possible, this is the way to go.
December 1st: 2020: after four very busy sales days, things are now back to normal. Thanks everyone for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the new Comprezzore plugin, it’s the perfect time to explore its vast possibilities.
November 26th, 2020: Comprezzore v1.0.0 is here, and with it, the annual DDMF Black Friday sale! 40 percent off everything, even this brand new state-of-the-art compression plugin. It is not without sadness that, at the same time, we bid our farewell to NYCompressor, who has been a true companion for many years, but, no kidding, Comprezzore simply blows it out of the water. So enjoy this introductory offer a.k.a. Black Friday megasale!
November 19th, 2020: Envelope v1.1.1 has been released, with the whole internal engine rewritten from single (32 bit) to double (64 bit) audio precision, for even more clarity in your mixes. Now it’s slowly but surely time to start the countdown until BLACK FRIDAY: from coming Friday (that’s next week… the 27th!) all the way until the evening of the following (Cyber-)monday (the 30th), prices here at your trusted DDMF store will drop by 40 percent! This is one of the rare occasions to grab some of those fine audio plugins at a reduced price… so make sure to come back for the sale of the year!
August 5th, 2020: Plugindoctor v1.4.6 now enables you to directly see the difference between two loaded plugins. This feature has often been requested by Plugindoctor users and can make it more easy for you to match the settings of two different plugins as close as possible. As always, the new version is available in the login section. Stay healthy!
May 4th, 2020: it’s release time! Almost a year after the highly celebrated publishing of the first MagicDeathEye plugin, it is now time to present the “bigger brother” of Ian Sefchick’s first creation to the world: meet MagicDeathEyeStereo, a tube compressor with an integrated EQ circuit designed especially for all your mastering needs. We have taken everything we’ve learned from the first version and created a true emulation of what can only be described as a very fine piece of audio hardware. While similar in their overall signature sound, both products have their own dedicated areas of expertise: the “mono” version (well, not actually mono in plugin format) more on individual tracks, the stereo version to glue the whole mix together, with an even smoother compression curve, and lots of little goodies that will help you finalize your mix. Head over to the products or demo page to check out this brand new product! Owners of a Full Bundle/All Plugin Bundle or of a license for the “mono” MDE plugin will receive a 33 percent discount (details per email).
April 29th, 2020: The general Corona lockdown almost everywhere, with its lack of distractions, has actually led to some very productive weeks here so that the highly anticipated release of the “bigger” MagicDeathEye stereo compressor is now just around the corner! Stay tuned for more exciting news about this, and meanwhile, of course, stay safe and healthy!
3rd of December, 2019: Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is over! I hope everybody’s enjoying their new tools… Have a good last few weeks of 2019, thanks for all the support throughout the year.
28th of November, 2019: in some parts of the world, it’s already Friday, so the DDMF Black Friday Supersale is now officially open! Enjoy a whopping 40 percent discount on all products until Cyber Monday… Four days to shop for quality audio software at ridiculous prices… enjoy it while it lasts!
19th of October, 2019: Metaplugin v3.4 has been released. The new version now includes an internal bit bridge in “the other direction”: while you could already load old 32 bit plugins in 64 bit hosts, it turned out that there is a substantial number of users that want to keep using an older 32 bit DAW with new 64 bit plugins. With Metaplugin 3.4 this is now possible: load the 32 bit version of Metaplugin and start using 64 bit plugins in it!
28th of October, 2019: the Plugindoctor is now ready to examine two plugins at once! While the already built-in graph storage function was certainly very helpful when comparing the response of two different plugins, DDMF has received numerous requests to allow for simultaneous examination of two audio plugins at the same time. With today’s release of the new version 1.3, this feature has now been added to the Doctor! Download the latest version and start to compare any two audio plugins in real time. I’m sure this new option will deepen your understanding of the inner workings of your favourite audio algorithms even further.
2nd of June, 2019: a brand new plugin has entered the building: welcome MagicDeathEye, a collaboration between Ian Sefchick and DDMF. An ultrasmooth variable-mu tube compressor that has so far only been available in hardware format is now ready to be used in your DAW. It’s been quite a ride to emulate this baby, but the end result is well worth it!
4th of April, 2019: welcome v1.2.0 of Plugindoctor, now including a “Hammerstein” tab for in-depth harmonics analysis, plus the possibility to load a plugin and a hardware device at the same time for easier comparison… stay tuned for more great stuff coming from DDMF headquarters soon!
1st of January, 2019: New Year’s here, sale’s over! Thanks to everyone who joined the DDMF family or stocked up on their license packages. I’m sure you will all put your new toys to good use in 2019! All the best to everybody, take care, and stay tuned for loads of new developments from DDMF over the coming twelve months.
28th of December, 2018: it’s on! 40 % off everything, here and in the Apple store… treat yourself to some nice end-of-the-year goodies and start 2019 on a high note! All the best to our old and new customers!
26th of December, 2018: Christmas is behind us, which means it’s almost time now for the annual DDMF End-of-the-Year sale! This year, you’ll have four days to shop ’til you drop, with an insane 40 percent reduction off everything, including all bundles. Just thinking about the price per plugin in a Full Bundle reduced by 40 percent brings tears to my eyes, but, alas, those are the rules, customer’s king here at DDMF headquarters. So if you’re looking to stock up on some of the finest audio software before the dawn of 2019, this is your chance!
31st of October, 2018: Metaplugin v3.2.0 has been released. This new version now has a total of 16 stereo output buses in the instrument version which should satisfy all requirements regarding multibus synth plugins like Kontakt etc. In addition, Metaplugin now uses 64 bit internal processing if your DAW supports this (VST/VST3/AAX only, AU might come later at some point). Just like for IIEQPro recently, RTAS has been discontinued for Metaplugin, due to the increasingly impossible task to provide the necessary backwards compatibility (mainly in the quickly evolving OSX environment). The previous 3.1.5 version will of course be kept available.
At the same time, Plugindoctor has been updated to v1.1.3. The new version features a sweep function in the “Harmonics” section for analysis of both the fundamental response and the THD as a function of frequency (giving more insight into the nonlinear behaviour of a plugin), and a waveshaping analysis tool in the “Oscillator” section. Of course, a few stability issues have also been ironed out. Already added in the previous update: scrolling and zooming using your mouse wheel (+Ctrl for zooming). Have fun!
19th of September, 2018: IIEQPro v3.4.0 is out! Featuring a brand new GUI designed by Pavel Zolin, VST3 support and a (theoretically) unlimited number of additional frequency spectrums in the multitrack section, this release will further solidify this EQ’s position among the very best of today’s software EQs. Bad news for RTAS users though: to keep up with the latest developments, IIEQPro is now the first in line of DDMF plugins for which RTAS support has been discontinued, and slowly but surely, the rest of the bunch will follow. Previous versions will remain available, of course, but to get your hand on the latest and greatest, this might be the time to finally update to AAX.
7th of June, 2018: Plugindoctor v1.0.8 has been released, now with hardware analysis support! Just attach a piece of outboard gear with send and return channel to your audio interface, select the corresponding in- and outputs in PD’s settings, and enjoy the same thorough analysis that so far has been only available for plugins. Additional new feature: more than one curve can be stored for easy comparison, and not only in linear analysis, but also in harmonic analysis mode.