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2010 May 8
Posted by SirElliot


With the recent events that has occurred in Japan, I do hope my friends are safe. I recommend the following websites for those looking for status reports.

David Tong has created a beautiful song dedicated to the tragedy in Japan. Do have a listen!


Welcome to my “Blog.” On this page, you will embark the illogical side of Sir Elliot. Hopefully you will find my Audio jargon entertaining for, my girlfriend does not.

VST Plug-ins

One of the many things I like to create is VST Plug-ins. The concept behind my plug-ins is hardware based. Many developers aim for a transparent sound. I, on the other hand prefer a sound that is coloured. My designs reflect that kind of topology.

The percentage rating of my plug-ins offering a flat frequency response upon inserting it in your DAW is very low. I am most fond of the sound found in audio equipment created from the late 1930’s to the end of the 70’s which, I try my best to replicate using Synthmaker.

The terms “Transparent,” “Colour,” “Warm,” in addition to “Musical” are, non-technical definitions that many non-technical audio users choose to say when describing a particular tone. I will always use quotation marks when using those words to express the tonal characteristics of an audio design. It is far easier for the non-technical-audio-user to understand such words even though, such terminologies are not labelled on hardware devices.

The Concept Behind My Designs

Being one who likes to move to beat of his own drum, I have no interest in replicating another “insert a brand that many tend to gloat about” plug-in. I explored the idea once, which became my least favourable design. It appears it is either a lack of imagination or minimum experience with audio hardware why the market is so saturated with products that follow almost the same thumb print.

Design Parameters January 2014

As of the first of January 2014, all new designs will be compiled using C++. Older designs created from 2013 – 2008 will be updated (if need be) using Synthmaker. All designs created from 2013 – 2008 have been thoroughly checked to function to its specifications on Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System.

All new designs created in 2014 using C++ platform will be compiled on Windows XP Service Pack II on a Pentium IV, 3 GHZ CPU.

Design Parameters September 2011 – December 2012

All plug-ins are crafted on, a Pentium 4, 3 GHZ CPU, utilising a Windows XP Service Pack III platform. The maximum continuous average consumption should be no greater than 20% using 88200, 24-bit wav files. Plug-ins that exceeds 20% on a continuous average basis, using 88200 24-bit wav files, are not offered to the public. The continuous average consumption is always based on a Pentium 4, 3 GHZ Computer.

VST plug-ins designed from September 2011 onwards, will not support 48 kHz and below sample rate audio files.

Design Parameters May 2008 – July 2011

All plug-ins are crafted on, a Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, utilising a Windows XP (non-service pack) platform. The maximum continuous average consumption should be no greater than 10% using 44100, 16-bit wav files. Plug-ins that exceeds 10% on a continuous average basis, using 44100 16-bit wav files, are not offered to the public. The continuous average consumption is always based on a Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ Computer.

All plug-ins are compatible with Windows 2000 onward. All Equalisers & Preamplifiers are designed to alter the frequency response (“Colour” the sound) upon insertion of the effects chain regardless if the tone controls are set in a flat (0 dB) position.

All plug-ins are designed and tested to function to spec on the following DAW Platforms:

Cubase 4 Demonstration
Fl Studio Demonstration
Adobe Audition Demonstration
Ableton Live 7/8 Demonstration
Cakewalk Sonar/X1 Demonstration
SADiE 6 Demonstration
Studio One Demonstration

Video Demonstrations

You may find a video demonstration of my plug-ins quite useful. I have created videos on all my designs that will enable you to get an understanding on not only how my plug-ins work, but how they sound as well.

VST Plug-ins Section

Sir Elliot Design News

News regarding by designs, blogs, digital audio compatibilities & Windows

A PDF Document On Discontinued Models & Alternatives


I have created a WordPress blog. Plug-ins dating from The Universal Compressor and beyond will be found there. One can look at it as a backup blog when decides to offer HTTP 502 Errors.

9 Responses
  1. May 19, 2010

    cheers, these plugs are pretty impressive, very nice work. any plans to port them to mac? i surely hope so..

  2. SylvainB permalink
    May 22, 2010

    Hello Sir Elliot,

    Many thanks for offering products of your work.
    Your plugins seem great.

    Music Teacher, composer

  3. SirElliot permalink
    May 28, 2010

    Thank you dg & Sylvain for stopping by.

    Unfortunately, the platform I design my plug-ins only offer VST. Hopefully Synthmaker will offeran AU option in there next release.


    Sir Elliot.

  4. jimba frosty permalink
    June 15, 2010

    keep up the good work we all really appreciate what ur doing lots of thanks

  5. françois permalink
    June 25, 2010

    hello sir ,

    Just a little message to tell you a huge thank you for your talent, time and generosity for offering us these great presents !

    I really love them !!!they are amongst the best free plugs (bootsy, tbt, digitalfishphones, antress, tal plugs etc..) ive tried and ive tried a lot of plugs …

    so i wish you all the best for your life and your projects .

    music composer, sound designer, producer


  6. SirElliot permalink
    July 12, 2010

    Greetings francois.

    I am happy you find my plug-ins helpful.



  7. Mads permalink
    July 14, 2010

    Dear Sir Elliott

    Enjoying the fine EQs you have released – Looking forward to the twelve band EQ, and wonder if it will be released anytime soon?

    Kind regards,

  8. SirElliot permalink
    July 15, 2010

    Hello Mads.

    I hope all is well.

    I am trying to find ways to make the Twelve-Band Equaliser more efficient in terms of CPU usage.



  9. Mads permalink
    July 16, 2010

    Thanks for the info Elliot, I hope you succeed!


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