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CL36 - 3 band soft clipper
CL36 is a 3 band soft clipper.

Audio signal gets separated into three frequency ranges – low (LF), mid (MF) and high (HF). Each range has identical controls and internal processing: you can set the clipping amount, bias and gain. Also, you can choose between normal and hard clipping and apply random LFO modulating signal. After signal gets mixed back to full-range you can filter it and pass it through one more clipping stage that always keeps peak levels below 0dBFS. Optional Mid+Side mode produces more wider sound. CL36 is great for taming transients like those produced by percussive sounds or instruments with very low attack/decay times. It can also be used on full mixes before final limiter:
  • Three-band soft-clipping with waveshapers.
  • Two waveshaping curves – normal and hard.
  • Additional full-range soft-clipping stage keeping levels below 0dBFS.
  • Waveshaping bias control with optional LFO modulation.
  • Mid+Side processing mode.
  • Output filtering of low and high ends of spectrum.
  • Second order (12dB/oct) crossover to preserve spectrum continuity.
  • Zoomable waveform display showing combined channels output.
  • 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.

(3.3 Mb)
  V 1.0


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Jun 25 2019
  Bill Miles
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Just tried this. Lovely and smooth overdrive. Not crackly and breaks up like many. Great for guitar with the right cab etc. Thank you for this lovely software.
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Feb 24 2019
  5  / 5
Great way to endlessly sculp drums, I've not come across anything like this.
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Dec 21 2018
  ?  / 5
I tried this, it works as a VST but I couldn't figure it out. It might just be me but I don't know what the "bias" is suppose to do, the wave form display (& white lines) didn't seem to change at all while I was doing things so I had no way to meter how much was being clipped other than listening, it also passes so fast it's nigh impossible to see properly. Try it for yourself but I gave up and used Gvst's clipper instead, where the waveform metering actually showed me what was happening, which I found much easier to use. Real shame though, because I loved the idea of (free) multiband clipping.
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Mar 14 2018
  Peter V
  ?  / 5
This is actually incredible. First time I put it on drums I was blown away. Love it ever since.
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Mar 02 2016
  Soul Taco
  5  / 5
This is ridiculously good.
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May 11 2015
  John Eshghi
  5  / 5
Special Thanks To Jovan koncar.
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