BOSS has announced three next-generation compact pedals featuring innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP).
Powered by this important new technology, the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion, and MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals deliver an amazing range of dynamic and expressive sonic textures, providing guitarists an exciting new set of tools to dramatically expand their tonal range.
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each. By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously unattainable range of expression.
Roland TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion & MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals.
New BOSS pedals
TE-2 Tera Echo — The TE-2 delivers amazing new ambience effects that go far beyond traditional reverb and delay processing. MDP produces an incredibly deep and spacious sound, dramatically enhancing the straight guitar tone without overwhelming it. With simple, familiar stompbox controls and incredible dynamic sensitivity, an extremely wide range of inspiring sounds can be achieved. In addition, the TE-2’s expressive Freeze function allows players to hold the current effect sound for lead backing and unique sound effects.
DA-2 Adaptive Distortion — Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with a single effect, the MDP-powered DA-2 adapts the sound in real time to create the ideal tone for every register. The result is a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the guitar neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is amazingly responsive to playing dynamics, and every note can be heard with high definition, even when playing two or more notes at the same time.
MO-2 Multi Overtone — The MO-2 provides incredibly distinctive and expressive tones only possible with the magic of MDP. Using the guitar’s rich harmonic overtones as a starting point, the MO-2 builds completely unique sounds that enhance and thicken the normal tone. Three different modes offer diverse sound-shaping options, while the DETUNE knob unlocks a wide range of impressive modulation effects. From shimmery multi-string resonance to flute-like transparency to powerful textures reminiscent of organs and synths, the MO-2 brings a variety of all-new dynamic resonance characteristics to guitarists everywhere.
Synthescience.com webpage gets a full content update and now delivers 18!! more effects/processors plugins to join the two allready published synths, Prodigious & Poly 2106.
Taking a big jump from two to twenty free unrestricted full featured products was the best way we could find to mark our statement into this new year, now meet the new faces at products/effects processors area and hope you enjoy the looks & features, the synthescience team…
Delay Box is one of the 18 new free effect plug-ins by Synthescience.
Rob Papen has released RP-Distort RE, a distortion effect for Propellerhead Reason.
The previously released RP-Distort plugin is now available for Reason.
RP-Distort is not just a distortion unit, but much more. The distortion unit inside RP-Distort can be combined with an analog modeled filter, compressor and widener unit.
On top of that, the controls can be modulated using midi sources or by one of the 4 build in LFOs that can sync to your host tempo. The distortion unit offers 22 distortion types included ring modulator and lo-fi.
RP-Distort is a wicked FX unit that will distort or alter your tracks in an inspirational way.
The RP-Distort RE is available to purchase for the introductory price of 19 EUR / $25 USD until December 31st, 2012 (regular 29 EUR / $35 USD).
TSE Audio has announced the TSE R47, a freeware distortion effect plugin modeled after Pro Co’s RAT effect pedal.
The R47 is an audio plugin, emulating a famous «rodent» pedal. It’s modeled against a schematic of the unit, and tuned against clips of the real unit. Keep in mind this is a digital emulation and some aspects of the original sound might not be there. If you like the plugin, you would like the original analog hardware even more ;)
Modeled/Programmed in C++ by onQel (John Adrian Johansen). Tools: MS VC++ Express 10, wxMaxima, LTSpice, Knobman/Skinman, Gimp 2, Jesusonic
TSE R47 features
Input Level: Control the incoming (guitar) signal. Value of 1.0 = +0dB and 2.0 = +6dB.
Drive: Control the amount of dirt.
Filter: A lowpass filter, max setting is full lowpass.
Quality switch: ‘LO’ and ‘HI’ setting. HI setting removes additional aliasing.
Stereo switch: Process two guitars at once. They must be hard-panned left/right to avoid bleed between channels.
TSE R47 is available to download for Windows and Mac (32/64bit, VST/AU) at KVR Audio.
iZotope has announced the release of Trash 2, an audio mangling and distortion device for Windows and Mac.
Completely rewritten from the ground up, Trash 2 has an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats.
It’s been a decade since Trash first arrived as the ultimate distortion toolkit. As the years have passed, it’s remained a cult favorite of artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Noisia, Garbage, Ko?n, Sigur Rós, and anyone looking to add dirt, grime, and character to their tracks. Fully overhauled from Trash 1, Trash 2 adds a wealth of new features including twenty new distortion algorithms, fresh filter modules, fifty new impulse responses, multiband waveshaping, 64-bit and AAX support and much more.
“For Trash 2, we wanted increase the level of freedom in the features that Trash 1 users loved best,” explains Product Manager Jack Côté. “Now you can have even more influence over your sound, whether you’re loading your own impulse responses, creating new filter combinations, or designing and editing your own multiband waveshapes. With Trash 2, it’s a new era of personalized distortion.”
Trash 2 features
Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard.
Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper.
Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses, or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave.
Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filters, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more.
Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear.
Full of extra-exotic and extra-gritty presets for a broad range of sonic treatments, the Edge Expansion Pack is perfect for unconventional guitars, synth basses, synth pads, drum mangling, and more. With 30 new impulse responses for further tone coloring and 70 new presets built directly for these impulses, the Edge Expansion content was born to bring out the best of Trash 2′s classic out-there sound.
Trash 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD through December 6th, 2012 (regular $249 USD MSRP, €195 EUR). The Trash 2 Edge Expansion Pack is available for $29 USD / €25 EUR.
For a limited time, Trash 2 will be available as part of iZotope’s new Creative Bundle which includes Trash 2, the Trash 2 Edge Expansion, Iris+5, and Stutter Edit. This collection is priced at $499 USD / €399 EUR, and available until December 31st, 2012.
Trash 1 customers who purchased on or after October 1, 2012 will receive upgrades to Trash 2 for free. For Trash 1 owners who purchased prior to October 1, 2012, special upgrade pricing of $99 USD will be available.