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dominion
signal modelling device


What is dominion?
If you were searching for a tool to shape the envelope of a signal, giving you total control of the signal's attack & sustain phase, dominion is certainly something for you!
But it's got more to offer...

A short overview of the features:

  • Envelope section. Adjust attack & sustain independently, regardless of input level. Plus, you have control over the envelopes' time constants. Imagine pulling a drummer up front or pushing him to the background by dragging just a single slider! Feel like moving the walls around him? Again, a single push enhances the room information or can make the sound really dry.
    Imagine doing things like this with other instruments as well... :)

  • Saturation stage. Following digitalfishphones tradition, the plugin can help to reduce harshness often associated with digital recordings, giving back some warmth and life to your source by modelling classic analog equipment. The tonal character stays adjustable within a broad range.

  • High frequency details section. Similar to classic exciter circuits, this section allows you to brighten up a signal, giving transparency and depth by generating additional harmonics.

  • Non-clipping output stage. Like the endorphin compressor, a brickwall waveshaper circuit ensures that the output won't exceed -0.1dBFS, while remaining sonically clean.

The full working principle can be read in the user's manual that is included in the download file.
I would definitely recommend that you read through the sections in order to fully understand the concepts and their potentials.

Prepare for another versatile freeware tool to be added to your collection :)

Available for PC/Win & MacOS hosts.


dominion v1.2 PC (Win) version
(size 349kB):


dominion v1.2 MacOS9 version
(size 438kB):



Latest changes:

version 1.2:
  • Changed the whole saturation circuit, altered the 'dynamic' section

  • Replaced the DC-couple filter stage at the output. v1.1 was still spitting out some DC, even with no signal.
    The new saturation circuit & filter section only allows for a little DC during fast transients (which is normal with this design).

  • Changed the 'hf details' circuit. The new version consumes less CPU time and is bypassed with the level knob set to 0.

  • general code speedup and cleanup (thanks to Urs :))


version 1.1:
  • v1.0 did not work with Cakewalk Sonar & DirectiXer. Now works with v1.1

  • new with v1.1: 10 presets slots (instead of 4 with v1.0)

  • fixed a bug with the interface: when you saved a preset with having pressed either 'x2' button, the display would have shown the wrong value each time the preset was loaded back.

  • fixed a bug in the audio process that led to severe distortion under very rare circumstances

  • updated the manual file (including corrections and better screen view)


Installation: Unzip the archive, copy the plugin file into your '\vstplugins' folder and (re)start the host program. It should find dominion as a new insert plugin.

If the download link does not work properly, you should try using 'save as...' in you browser context menu.
In case of problems, please send an email to sascha@digitalfishphones.com


The MacOS version has been compiled by Urs Heckmann (www.u-he.com).






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