In summer 2007 I’ve once started my very first VST plug-in developments and soon afterwards there was an initial release called Rescue – an audio plug-in premiering envelope dependent signal amplification and analog style saturation in a mid/side configuration. This was unheard-of to that time and its success was motivation to me to continue my very own efforts in coming closer to what was still missing in the DSP audio land: All those subtle mojos that we were o-so familiar when working in the analog domain.
While the initial Rescue implementation was a little bit quirky concerning transient handling, I’ve managed to develop a ‘stateful’ approach over the last years which turned out to be way smoother not only in terms of transient response but also in terms of signal saturation. All this comes down now and there is almost nothing to change to the original concept other than the underlying technology which had been emerged and improved.
Rescue MK2 is going to offer transient handling ‘smooth like cake’, stateful saturation and an authentic analog signal path emulation 2.0. Rescue MK2 maintains a super realistic stereo image, increases depth perception and works great as both, mixing tool and summing on the 2-bus. The new Rescue version will be available by end of January as a freeware VST plug-in.