Results for emulation

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'emulation'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.

  

u-he announces Satin, Bazille and future Diva modules

u-he has announced some more details on its upcoming releases, recently introduced at the Musikmesse 2013.

We had a great time at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt in April. Check out the photo album we posted on our website: http://www.u-he.com/cms/129-musikmesse-2013

Apart from all those updates we also presented a couple of new products and the new modules for Diva…

u-he Satin
u-he’s all new Satin Tape Machine plug-in.

Satin is a tape simulation plug-in that includes tape delay and true flanging. Under-the-hood features: record / playback head calibration, tape coating selection, NR-encoding/decoding and more.

Satin created such a buzz during the show that we can’t wait to release it!

Satin is scheduled for release in May for VST2, VST3, AU (AAX tba), estimated at $129 USD.

u-he Bazille

The long-awaited virtual modular synthesizer instrument Bazille is expected June, 2013, with an estimated price of $149 USD.

Many of you will already know the alpha version of Bazille, a spin-off from our long-term project “Berlin Modular”. It’s been a few years already, so its about time we finished the job!

For those who didn’t know, Bazille is a large modular synth with FM, PD and Fractal Resonance built into each oscillator:

  • Unique FM / PD based modular synthesizer, audio-rate modulation
  • Quality effects and many other features not available in the alpha version

The Diva virtual analog synthesizer is also getting another update, expected this June.

Despite the current update to V1.2, Diva will undergo yet another free update to include the following new modules:

  • digital oscillator emulation with dual multi-saws, internal feedback, pitched noise and more
  • ‘uhbie’ emulation of a certain legendary 2-pole filter
  • powerful arpeggiator and sequencer
  • ETA is June 2013, free update from Diva 1.x

Furthermore, u-he announced that a public beta of its Presswerk compressor plug-in will be available shortly.

More information: u-he

Variety Of Sound announces Thrillseeker VBL

Variety Of Sound has announced Thrillseeker VBL, an upcoming “Vintage Broadcast Limiter” effect plug-in.

Bringing mojo back – Thrillseeker VBL is a “Vintage Broadcast Limiter” emulation following the classic Variable-Mu design principles from the early days back in the 1950′s. Their purpose once were to prevent audio overshoots by managing the signals sudden changes w/o tone frequent modulations.

From a today’s perspective and especially compared to brickwall limiters, they are rather slow and more to be seen as a sort of gain structure leveler but still they are shining so much when it comes down to perform gain riding in a very musical fashion: They have warmth and mojo written all over it! Whether given vocals, bass or an entire track – they just deliver.

The release date of Thrillseeker VBL is TBA (expected May, 2013).

More information: Variety Of Sound

Beyerdynamic releases Virtual Studio free room simulation plugin

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Apr 12, 2013 - comment 0 comments
Beyerdynamic Virtual Studio

Beyerdynamic has announced Virtual Studio, a free speaker system emulation effect plug-in developed in collaboration with ITA Aachen (Institute of Technical Acoustics), Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg and the HOFA studios.

The plug-in virtually simulates real speaker systems (such as stereo or 5.1) in various environments (recording studio, concert halls, etc.) on your headphones.

This lets you listen to audio tracks or signals on your headphones as if they were playing over the correspondent speaker system in whichever space you choose.

No more long waiting periods and stress with appointments just to use a studio space which is only available for a limited time anyway – with beyerdynamic Virtual Studio you can mix and master your tracks whenever you want and wherever you are. Whether riding on the train, sitting at home on the sofa or hanging out at a friend’s place – you can take the studio wherever you go.

Virtual Studio is a free effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (32/64 bit).

More information: Beyerdynamic / Virtual Studio

Universal Audio announces Apollo 16 high-resolution audio interface

Universal Audio has announced the Apollo 16 Thunderbolt-ready audio interface.

Delivering world-class conversion with 16×16 analog I/O, this uncompromising FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready interface combines superior sound and flexible routing with powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processing. With its professional DB-25 connectivity and multi-unit cascading for up to 32×32 analog I/O, Apollo 16 sets a new standard in high-resolution recording with classic analog sound.

UAD Apollo 16

“Building on the success of the original Apollo interface, the Apollo 16 is our flagship audio converter,” says Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio founder and CEO. “Its sound quality and scalability make it ideal for pairing with mixing consoles and outboard preamps, and the ability to track through UAD plug-ins in real time provides powerful sonic options for professional studios.”

Building upon decades of UA hardware expertise, Apollo 16 features meticulous analog circuit design, top-end converters, and DC-coupled outputs — providing the lowest THD and highest dynamic range of any converter in its class. Apollo 16′s deep, wide soundstage and exceptionally open and transparent sound makes it the ideal centerpiece for professional recording facilities.

With its standard UAD-2 QUAD processing onboard, Apollo 16 allows real time processing with UAD Powered Plug-Ins — with as low as sub-2ms latency — so recordists can monitor, audition, and “print” audio through stunning analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more. Apollo 16′s onboard UAD processing is also available during mixing and mastering, so that music producers can employ UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU) throughout the creative process.

Apollo 16 boasts straightforward 16×16 analog I/O via convenient DB-25 connections. Two Apollo 16 units can be cascaded over MADI for an expanded system with eight UAD processors and 32×32 simultaneous analog I/O, capable of handling large professional mixes. Dedicated XLR monitor outputs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O round out the Apollo 16′s rear-panel audio connections.

Apollo 16′s routing capabilities include four stereo cue mixes with individually assignable outputs, and a new “Virtual I/O” feature that allows for Realtime UAD Processing of DAW tracks and virtual instruments.

Apollo 16 also offers compatibility with Intel’s high-bandwidth Thunderbolt technology on Macs via a user-installable dual-port Thunderbolt Option Card (sold separately). Thunderbolt provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at high sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency in the DAW versus Apollo’s standard FireWire connection.

The Apollo 16 is expect to ship in Q2 2013, with an estimated street price of $2,999 USD. Apollo’s Thunderbolt Option Card is now available for an estimated street price of $499 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / Apollo 16

Nick Crow releases Wagner Sharp preamp effect plugin

Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Apr 04, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Nick Crow has released Wagner Sharp, a free tube guitar preamp emulation plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X.

Nick Crow Wagner Sharp

Wagner Sharp features

  • 64-bit floating point processing.
  • All sample rates support.
  • Two channels (stereo mode to be able to handle double tracks). Each channel is activated when there is a signal at its input, which saves CPU resources.
  • Up to 64x oversampling (depends on the host sample rate).

Wagner Sharp is available to download for Windows and Mac (32/64bit, VST/AU) at no cost. Donations are welcome.

More information: Nick Crow

u-he sneaks Satin tape machine effect plugin

Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Apr 03, 2013 - comment 4 comments

In advance of the Musikmesse, u-he has sneaked a peak of the Satin “authentic tape simulation and beyond” plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Urs Heckmann on Satin:

Basically… Satin is not just a tape emulation. I’m thinking of it as “all of tape”

Without being modelled after specific gear like Diva, Satin still has a mix and match approach. There are various pre-equalisation and post-equalisation curves to choose from as well as various noise reduction techniques and a choice of tape speed, plus a few head/gain adjustments. The sound of tape ranges from subtle to drastic. The adjustable noise level is irresistable.

u-he Satin
u-he’s upcoming tape emulation plug-in Satin: Will It Blend?

Satin features

  • Continuous tape speed control from 7.5 to 30 ips.
  • Saturation with realistic bias and hysteresis, wow & flutter.
  • Rec/repro equalisation, selectable industry-standard curves.
  • Tape delay with up to 4 repro heads, on-the-fly flanging.
  • Head adjustments, various coating formulae.
  • No squirrels or other rodents inside.

Satin is expected to be released in May, 2013.

More information: u-he

The Interruptor releases Night Flight string ensemble synthesizer plugin

The Interruptor has announced the release of Night Flight, a virtual analogue string ensemble synthesizer instrument for Windows.

The Interruptor Night Flight
Night Flight emulates analogue string ensemble keyboards invented in the early 70′s.

String machines have been widely used in Pop, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Soul, and Disco music throughout the seventies and up to the early eighties when they were popular with New Wave acts. In recent years the sound has stirred interest again due to it’s distinct character and undeniable vintage charm.

“Night Flight” does not use any samples. It is based on an emulation of the ensemble effect first used by Eminent / Solina back in 1972 and an organ-like sound generation (octave divider). You will also find a number of features inspired by other string machines like the 3 band equalizer from the Crumar Performer or the Envelope Filter on the very rare ARP String Synthesizer.

Night Flight features

  • 3 Oscillators (8 waveforms, pulse width control).
  • Up to three simultaneous ensemble effects modelled on the eminent/solina architecture. Full access to the internal parameters of the ensemble effects.
  • Optional divide-down mode featuring organ style phase-locked octaves.
  • 3-Band Equalizer: Each band can be configured and automated via the LFO.
  • Filter: 5 modes (LP2, LP4, BP, HP2, HP4), resonance, cutoff modulation via ADSR envelope, LFO, velocity or keyfollow.
  • Amplifier section:
    • Attack and Release. Decay and Sustain are available as under-the-hood parameters.
    • For each oscillator a simple organ envelope can be selected as an alternative to the ADSR envelope.
  • 1 LFO routable to pitch (vibrato), Filter cutoff or equalizer automation. Optional note sync.
  • Selectable keyboard split points for bass and string footages.
  • Effects section:
    • phaser (two models) + delay/echo.
    • configurable effect routing.

Night Flight for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD until April 15th, 2013.

More information: The Interruptor / Night Flight

Ignite Amps releases TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer free overdrive plugin

Ignite Amps has released TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer, a freeware plug-in version of the custom overdrive stomp-box effect plugin built in collaboration with Benevolent.

Ignite Amps TBS-1
The TSB-1 “Tyrant Screamer” is a digital emulation of an overdrive pedal for guitar.

It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Benevolent guitarists Hadi Sarieddine and Mohammed Gad by Ignite Amps in 2012.

The TSB-1 core circuit is inspired by the most famous green “808” overdrive pedal, with additional features to increase its versatility and make it suitable for extremely down tuned guitars.

It can easily add dirt and bite to clean and overdriven guitar tones, as well as make the amplifier lead tone sound tighter, more focused and more responsive to picking, avoiding low-end muddiness and high-end fizz.

Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and
modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye to CPU performances and
real-time playability at the same time.

TSB-1 features

  • Dynamic 2N3904 Bipolar Junction Transistors stages analog modeling.
  • Dynamic 1N4148 diode circuit analog modeling.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support.
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x).
  • Variable Input Level control for better response to different pickups.
  • Double precision (64 bit) floating point internal processing.
  • Fully automatable controls.

TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download at no cost.

More information: Ignite Amps / TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer