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CD Sound Master releases ARQ Tride-N-Tru “A-Range” audio plugin suite

CD Sound Master announces the release of its ARQ Tride-N-Tru “A-Range” audio plug-in suite for Windows.

CDSoundMaster ARQ

This collection is inspired by a rare and legendary vintage recording console, including an intricate and detailed emulation of the original circuitry, transformers, line and microphone preamps, and classic EQ.

CDSoundMaster, creator of the R2R Tape Collection, N-TEN-AT4, and other popular VST Plug-Ins, focuses on the absolute highest accuracy in sound of real analog hardware. Their software takes advantage of the modern computer’s ability to run audio software that uses higher cpu resources for complex realism.

The ARQ Tride-N-Tru “A-Range” is built upon the “Acqua” sound engine, “Powered by Nebula Technology,” an advanced form of audio generation called V.V.K.T., or Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology.

ARQ Tride-N-Tru “A-Range” EQ and Channel Strip features:

  • Six Plug-Ins, including High EQ, High-Mid EQ, Low EQ, Low-Mid EQ, High-Low Cut EQ, and Preamps, which load the line signal path and microphone path both with eq engaged and bypassed.
  • All Frequencies and Gain Levels from the original vintage console are available with complete characteristics of the entire sound chain.
  • Acqua Stand Alone VST Plug-In for Windows VST featuring V.V.K.T. advanced sound engine.
  • True harmonic content that changes with every frequency and gain value.
  • 64 Bit dynamic audio processing and 96kHz Actual Sample Rate with unmatched conversion quality to different rates.

ARQ for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for $79 USD.

More information: CD Sound Master / ARQ Tride-N-Tru “A-Range”

Acustica Audio releases Cooltec EQP-1 Program Equalizer Plug-In Suite

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Acustica Audio Cooltec EQP-1

Acustica Audio has launched the Cooltec EQP-1 Program Equalizer Plug-In Suite, a bundle of 7 effect plug-ins in collaboration with CD Sound Master.

This suite is created to provide you with a rare piece of American Music History. This is a world-class, world-famous, original “Cooltec” designed as the very first in the “EQP” line, using the original transformers and vacuum tubes.

It uses vacuum tubes to provide the proper gain staging and an inductor for the amazing input frequency processing.

Cooltec EQP-1 Suite features

  • High Attenuation: Fixed Frequency Shelf Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Increasing the “Attenuation” control reduces the wide shelf high frequencies.
  • High Boost: High Bell Boost Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Five “Q” Bandwidth options. Frequencies for High Boost: 3kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, and 12kHz (designated as KCS, meaning KiloCycles per Second). The High Boost Plug-In has a “Q” Width” control. These 5 buttons control the width of the bell-shaped frequency. Clicking button 1 activates the most narrow “Q” width. Clicking button 5 activates the widest “Q” shape.
  • High Boost/Cut: Simultaneous Boost and Cut on a single controller from 0dB to 11dB in 1dB steps. Five “Q” Bandwidth options. Fixed Shelf Cut Frequency with Simultaneous Bell Boost Frequencies: 3kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, and 12kHz (designated as KCS, meaning KiloCycles per Second). The High Boost/Cut Plug-In has a “Q” Width” control. These 5 buttons control the width of the bell-shaped frequency. Clicking button 1 activates the most narrow “Q” width. Clicking button 5 activates the widest “Q” shape.
  • Low Attenuation: Low Shelf Frequency Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Cut: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Low Boost: Low Shelf Frequency Boost Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Boost: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Low Boost/Cut: Low Shelf Simultaneous Boost and Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Simultaneous Boost and Cut: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Preamp EQ In/EQ Out: Dynamic Signal Path of the EQP-1 with program selection between EQ In and EQ Out. Drive – warmth/harmonic distortion control. Click the “EQ On” button to use the sound of the electronics of the Cooltec with the EQ set to 0dB and engaged in the signal path. Click the “EQ Off” button to use the sound of the electronics of the Cooltec with the EQ removed from the signal path.

The suite is available for Windows (VST), priced at 89 EUR.

More information: Acustica Audio / Cooltec EQP-1

CD Sound Master releases APEX Tape Collection VST Plug-In Suite

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CDSoundMaster APEX Tape Collection

CD Sound Master has announced the release of its APEX Tape Collection suite of audio software plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

These audio plug-ins allow the user to transform their digital audio workstation into a classic vintage studio with the lineage of the “APEX” tape machine. Included are classic 2” multi-track reel to reels, vintage tube classics, and everything in between.

These Audio Plug-Ins are created with ultra-realistic, 3D Rendered Graphical User Interfaces, or GUI’s, that allow the user to enjoy the look and feel of the original consoles they are using.

“Our vintage tape machines look, sound, and operate like the real analog reel to reels they represent” says Michael Angel, CDSoundMaster, “… because they are created by recording through the actual original machines.”

CDS has worked with a process called “V.V.K.T.”, or Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology for several years now, and when used with an excellence in procedure, signal integrity, and editing, it provides the user with a nearly identical result to using the original devices.

The APEX Tape Collection for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $149 USD. A free, fully functional APEX 440B Program from the collection is available to download from the product page.

More information: CD Sound Master / APEX Tape Collection

CDSoundMaster releases Classic Console Collection plugins suite

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CDSoundMaster Classic Console Collection

CDSoundMaster has announced the release of its Classic Console Collection suite of audio software plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

These audio plug-ins allow users the use of real analog vintage mixing consoles in their digital mixes using the latest technology. There are five different consoles in the collection, and each can be purchased individually or they can be purchased together at a savings.

These Audio Plug-Ins are created with ultra-realistic, 3D Rendered Graphical User Interfaces, or GUI’s, that allow the user to enjoy the look and feel of the original consoles they are using.

“Our Classic Consoles look, sound, and operate like the real analog desks they represent” says Michael Angel, CDSoundMaster, “… because they are created by recording through the actual original consoles.”
CDS has worked with a process called “V.V.K.T.”, or Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology for several years now, and when used with an excellence in procedure, signal integrity, and editing, it provides the user with a nearly identical result to using the original console.

The Classic Console Collection is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU with included AU Manager), priced at $225 USD. A free, fully functional MCI console program from the collection is also available directly from CDSoundMaster.

More information: CDSoundMaster / Classic Console Collection

CD Sound Master releases Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster

CDSoundMaster has announced the release Vintage Tube Collection and Tube Booster, two new tube effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

CDSoundMaster Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster
Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster effect plugins powered by Acustica Audio’s Nebula.

With the Vintage Tube Collection, everyone can afford to be a collector of rare vintage vacuum tubes. Included are prized tubes from Mullard, Amperex, Brimar, and Radiotechnique. There are a total of nine different tube programs in this collection.

CDSoundMaster states that “most modern producers have not had a lot of hands-on time with expensive, vintage tube gear, so their experience in the software market has largely been with overly-distorted, fake sounding tube drive. As a result, their expectations of what real tubes are supposed to sound like are anywhere from fizzy and distorted, to saggy and lacking in dimension. What we are doing is providing the real sound without overemphasizing the qualities. We actually built the hardware device to play the tubes. The result is the tube’s behavior at all volumes, also known as dynamic range, the frequency spectrum, and the harmonic distortion.”

The Tube Booster plug-in allows the user to add higher gain natural tube harmonic saturation. This is a process that has been emulated in many forms over the years, but because of its subjectivity, it is often implemented poorly and over-emphasized.

CDSoundMaster states that “… our technology allows us to recreate the purity of the analog signal with great detail, and in multiple dimensions.” This technology, called V.V.K.T., or Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology, has been developed by Acustica Audio over many years, and CDSoundMaster has maintained close ties as beta tester and official 3rd Party Developer.

CDSoundMaster’s attention to detail does not end at the excellent sonic capabilities of these plug-ins, but they have also designed some of the most realistic Graphic Interfaces to date. Even more amazing is that these GUI’s, created by Vincent at GravityLinks, are completely unique to the software, and were designed from scratch.

The Vintage Tube Collection and Tube Booster for Windows and Mac (VST) are available to purchase for $79 USD and $49 USD respectively.

More information: CD Sound Master / Vintage Tube Collection / Tube Booster

CD Sound Master releases Action! “Cinematic Expressions” sound library

CD Sound Master Action!

CD Sound Master has announced Action!, a sound library designed for film score production.

The “ACTION!” Virtual Instrument and Loop/Sample Collection has been created to provide the Film Composer a genre-specific writing and recording tool for use in film score creation.

“ACTION!; focuses on the Blockbuster Action Film style of music to provide a huge collection of original musical themes and individual instrument sounds to cater to the needs of musicians who create film scores and trailer music. “ACTION!” is the first in CDSoundMaster’s line of Virtual Instruments and Sample Collections called “Cinematic Expressions”. Each new product in this line will focus on a specific genre or specific task.

The Action! library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until June 1, 2012 (regular $129 USD).

More information: CD Sound Master / Action!

CDSoundMaster releases R2R – The Essential Analog Tape Collection & Tape Booster Plus

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CDSoundMaster R2R

CDSoundMaster has announced the release of R2R – The Essential Analog Tape Collection, and Tape Booster Plus audio effect plug-ins for Windows.

These new Stand-Alone Audio Plug-Ins feature the best programs from the library in stunning 3D GUI form, replicating the original classic tape machines for use in any PC host DAW that supports VST technology. R2R includes multiple tape media specific to each machine, along with slow and fast tape speeds for maximum flexibility.

R2R, or Reel Too Real, contains a virtual living museum of reel to reel analog tape recorders and includes everything from early tube designs and popular consumer favorites to some of the finest machines ever made.

CDSoundMaster Tape Booster Plus

Tape Booster Plus has been created to compliment R2R by adding authentic harmonic distortion to add the effect of higher gain input levels to your choice of R2R programs.

While R2R recreates the actual frequency spectrum, dynamic range, and harmonic non-linearities of the specific analog tape machines, Tape Booster Plus further increases the perceived volume using realistic tape saturation gain.

R2R and Tape Booster Plus features

  • V.V.K.T. Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology.
  • Frequency, Dynamics, and Harmonics of specific classic tape machines.
  • High gain natural tape saturation.
  • 3D rendered graphical user interfaces for each tape machine.
  • Input and Drive controls.
  • Vintage VU metering.
  • Seven classic reel to reel machines.
  • Multiple tape media.
  • Multiple tape speeds.

R2R and Tape Booster Plus are available to purchase as VST plug-ins for Windows (Mac coming soon). R2R is $149 USD, Tape Booster Plus is $49 USD. A bundle of both is available for $179 USD.

More information: CDSoundMaster / R2R / Tape Booster Plus

CD Sound Master releases Q8 444X EQ/Console Combo for Nebula Pro

CD Sound Master Q8

CD Sound Master has released the Q8 444X EQ/Console Combo, a library of programs for Acustica Audio Nebula Pro.

This vintage hardware with remarkable sound is inspired by one of the most perfectly preserved and rare pieces of audio history; an original Quad-Eight Electronics Film Console EQ/Mic/Line/Pre! To appreciate the sound, think everything from early film scores to Motown, to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”.

The “Q8″ represents the apex in the Electrodyne, Quad-Eight Electronics, Sphere Console, Western Electric legacy.

Q8 for Nebula features

  • 36 programs in “EQ” and “PRE” sub-categories.
  • Sampled at 96kHz and are tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro.

The Q8 library is available to purchase for $49 USD. Previous customers pay $39 USD.

More information: CD Sound Master / Q8 for Nebula