db audioware has released version 1.1.0 upgrades of Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate (Mac/Win; both $84), the company's latest two dynamics processing plug-ins. According to the manufacturer, all enhancements in the release have been suggested by users since the plug-ins were launched in July, 2007.
Sidechain Compressor offers a new manual Gain control, which can either be used independently for manual gain make-up, or to fine-tune output levels when used with Auto Gain. This rounds out the Compressor's feature set and improves its operation as a standard insert effect.
Both Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate also have enhanced external sidechain capability. It is now possible to sidechain multiple "receive" plug-ins from a single "send" plug-in.
Finally, the noise bursts in the demo versions of both plug-ins have been reduced in repetition and volume so as to be less intrusive to potential users trying them out.
Registered owners of Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate can download free upgrades from their personal support page of the db audioware Customer Support center Web site. A reduced price bundle of both plug-ins is also available for $126.
For more information, visit www.db-audioware.com.