[Update] Britson 1.1 Released

Sonimus has the pleasure of announcing free update to Britson, adding support for Channel and Bus Grouping. Instances can now be grouped, creating the possibility of affecting all instances by making changes to just one.

Imagine being able to control all Britson instances from a single instance. Imagine the freedom to assign Britson instances into “groups” for simultaneous control of all grouped instances.

Now, with Britson it’s possible to do just that: Turn on/off saturation, choose Fat or Normal mode, make volume adjustments for a group of instruments, and alter the drive for a group of instances, all from the convenience of one Master Instance.

Mixing with Grouping

Deploy your Britson instances using the method outlined in the section “How to Use Britson,” or by employing whichever method works best for you. Then, use the Master grouping to control all grouped instances. Use Trim for fine volume adjustment, or activate Trim as Drive to apply more or less distortion. Compare the sound of your tracks with FAT mode enabled vs. disabled, etc.

Remember that it is not mandatory to group all instances. Feel free to experiment with leaving some instances ungrouped.


Setting up grouping
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Changelog:

  • Several minor bug fixes.
  • Fixed VU Meter Related issue with some DAWs.
  • Added grouping.
  • Check the manual for further information.


Satson grouping will be released soon...
Sonimus Staff.

[News] Britson, the new Sonimus Console

One of the most difficult tasks, in my humble opinion, is to recreate the saturation characteristic of analog equipment.

Copying the harmonic content of a particular piece of equipment is not enough to generate a nice, convincing, analog-like saturation. Many other factors have a far more influential impact on the final sound.

We at Sonimus believe that the key is to analyze - analyzea thousand times - the behavior of the equipment to be modeled (for harmonic contentat different levels; transfer function and dc offset, depending on amplitude and frequency; dynamic content; etc.). Finally, much listening is required -- which is definitely the most important factor.

Britson, besides being a subtle saturator, can be very aggressive if volume is increased from the input. Just like with a real unit, THD (total harmonic distortion) is low at normal levels, but can easily reach the clipping point without loss of dynamics at normal levels.Britson’s sound can be very aggressive without the need for a specific switch dedicated to that purpose.

We truly believe we have accomplished our goal of creating a product that will not only improve the sound of your mixes, but will also optimize and expedite your workflow, thanks to the “suitable” volume-leveling of your tracks possible throughBritson.
For this purpose, Britsonfeatures a carefully modeled VU Meter which behaves like a real VU Meter (It is fairly well known that VU Metering is much more useful than Peak Metering for the mixing process, since VU Meters behave in a fashion more similar to human hearing).

Britson features:

  • Flexibility to be used subtly or aggressively (to overdrive virtual or real instruments, for example)
  • Two Saturation Modes: Normal (subtle distortion, high dynamic range) and Fat (hotter signal, lower dynamic range)
  • Optional Stereo Crosstalk which lends a sense of depth and three-dimensionality to your mixes
  • Filters (both low and high pass). Britson’s filters are tuned to sound sweet and pleasant to the ear
  • Saturation which can be disabled (when using Britson for trim and metering purposes exclusively)
  • Three EQ Color Mode options(on Britson Buss instance) for use on your master track: Default (no color), Master Loudness, and Master Bright
  • Zero latency and no group delay
  • Carefully optimized algorithm for low CPU consumption. Britson allows for a remarkably high number of instances per session.
  • Internal 64-bit floating point double-precision
  • Hassle-free installation. No activation or serial. Each buyer receives a personalized copy for use in the studio, on the laptop, etc.

Release Date: March 18
Price: $39

[News] SonEQ Pro Released

SonEQ Pro is a brand new four-band equalizer inspired by various high-end analog equalizers. We’ve adapted and incorporated the best qualities from these hardware classics into a single cohesive, yet versatile software design. As such, SonEQ Pro aims to serve as a first choice equalizer for mixing engineers of all genres.


SonEQ Pro


Our first plugin, SonEQ (Free), began as a hobbyist’s labor of love, but quickly became a powerful “go-to” mix tool for many amateurs and professionals alike. Drawing on expertise in analysis and design gained through creation of our later plugins, Satson and Sweetone, we set out to build a completely new EQ from the ground up. Thus, SonEQ Pro was born.


SonEQ Pro features…

  • Improved modeling. SonEQ Pro sounds remarkably close to the analog equipment it emulates.
  • Refined EQ curves. Curves maintain their integrity and purity of form near the Nyquist, resulting in more analog-like sound and behavior.
  • Low-Band Bell Filter Switch. Transforms SonEQ Pro’s low-band into a bell filter upon engagement.
  • High-Cut Control. Combines a low-pass 6dB/oct. with a shelf filter for soft and smooth sounding cuts.
  • New High-Mid Band.
  • Remodeled High-Pass Filter.
  • Low CPU Consumption.

Supported platforms:

  • VST 32 bits for Windows.
  • VST 64 bits for Windows.
  • RTAS for Windows.
  • VST for Mac 32/64 bits (Mac Intel OSX 10.5 or above).
  • AU for Mac Intel 32/64 bits (Mac Intel OSX 10.5 or above).
  • RTAS for Mac OS X (Mac Intel OSX 10.5 or above).
The AAX platform will be released in the near future.


Price: $49.0