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on Feb 13, 2014 - 4 comments
Softube has announced the release of its Console 1 computer based audio mixing solution for Windows and Mac.
Console 1 will not only give you the world-class sound of the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model, but also the analog workflow of using physical knobs and buttons when you mix.
Console 1 is all about great sound and intuitive, hands-on control.
Console 1 features
- Next generation mixer.
- Tightly integrated hardware/software system.
- Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model included.
- Hands-on control and intuitive workflow.
- Use with any major DAW.
- Parametric equalizer, compressor, gate, transient shaper, high/low cut filters and harmonics/distortion.
- Customize the channel by adding any Softube equalizer or dynamics plug-in.
- The system will run and the settings can be adjusted without having the hardware connected.
Console 1 has a list price of $1,099 USD / 849 EUR, with an expected street price of $999 USD / 799 EUR (including 19% sales tax).
More information: Softube / Console 1
Avid and Massenburg DesignWorks have announce that the MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 plug-in is now compatible with Pro Tools 11.
The Massenburg DesignWorks® Hi-Res Parametric EQ plug-in, developed by the creator of the parametric equalizer George Massenburg, targets frequencies with precision and refines the human interface, interoperability, and automation integration.
Version 5 offers new AAX Native 64 and AAX DSP 64 formats for compatibility with Pro Tools 11.1 and above, providing the flexibility to use the EQ across the entire Pro Tools 10-based product line, including Pro Tools|HDX systems, for the highest possible sound quality.
Avid Pro Tools software redefines professional music and audio production for today’s workflows. From all-new audio and video engines and turbocharged 64-bit performance, to expanded metering and new HD video workflows, Pro Tools 11 enables users to take on the most demanding sessions and maximize creativity.
MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 features
- Process audio in 64-bit floating point resolution using the AAX format.
- Select frequencies from 10 Hz–41 kHz, with variable Q and a choice of 3- or 5-band EQ.
- Refine sounds using constant shape reciprocal filter curves from the industry-standard reference.
- Quickly solo a target frequency band using the IsoPeak® functionality.
- Compare settings fast with the A/B snapshots capability.
MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 is available to purchase for $299 USD (Native) / $595 USD (DSP/Navite). Upgrades are available to users of previous versions.
More information: Avid / MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5
Universal Audio has announced its Unison technology, an audio processing breakthrough that enables the popular Apollo Audio Interfaces’ onboard mic preamps to sound and behave like the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps.
More than three years in the making, Unison is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that gives the user continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp’s analog impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors are adjusted in real time prior to analog-to-digital conversion to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.
“Apollo was designed and built with mic preamp modeling in mind, and has included input impedance switching from the very beginning — every Apollo mic preamp is Unison-ready,” says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. “The UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ is the first of many Unison-enabled plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. It’s included with the new Apollo Twin desktop interface, and will be available for all Apollo customers in Q1.”
- An exclusive analog/digital integration system that’s already built into every Apollo mic preamp
- Enables Apollo mic preamps to sound and behave like the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps — including their all-important impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors.
- Continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical hardware and UAD software preamp model.
- Requires an Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.
More information: Universal Audio / Apollo
Minimal System has launched Analogue Collection, a effect plugins bundle capturing the legendary sound of classic hardware.
Introducing the Analogue Mixing and Mastering Collection.
Comprising of a comprehensive analogue modelled channel strip and breakout 8 band EQ this collection contains two powerful tools that can be used on your channel and master busses for great sounding mixing and mastering.
Analogue Collection features
- Two plugins included – Analogue Channel Strip and Analogue EQ.
- Channel Strip comprises of an 8 band customisable EQ, Buss Compressor, Limiter, and Master section.
- Analogue EQ is an 8 band customisable EQ with Master section.
- EQ frequency range – 20hz to 20,000hz on each band.
- Each EQ band has +/-40dB of gain.
- Buss Compressor designed to ‘Glue’ track groups together. Can also be used effectively to ‘Glue’ the final mixdown.
- Signal flow of the Analogue Channel is as follows: EQ > Compressor > Limiter.
- Monitoring meters on both plugins showing input, output, and compression gain reduction.
- Analogue channel is perfect for buss channels or the master channel and can be used effectively for both mixing and mastering.
- Modelled on classic analogue hardware.
- Low CPU usage.
The Analogue Collection for Windows (VST) costs £29.99 GBP. It is available to purchase for at 50% off for the first 24 hours.
More information: Minimal System / Analogue Collection
Voxengo has announced version 3.8 of its GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The most interesting and unique feature GlissEQ offers you is its filters with dynamic behavior. Beside this wonderful “dynamic behavior”, GlissEQ features real-time spectrum analyzer.
Moreover, the spectrum of a track can be exported to any other instance of GlissEQ thus making real-time inter-track spectrum comparisons possible. This can help you free frequency ranges in one track to allow the instrument in another track occupying same frequencies breathe.
Changes in GlissEQ v3.8
- Implemented a fast Shift+Click insertion of control points.
- Increased “smoothed” graph drawing precision.
- Increased overall spectrum drawing precision.
- Added VST3 support.
GlissEQ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.
More information: Voxengo / GlissEQ
Waves has launched Scheps 73, an equalizer effect plugin based on the Neve 1073 equalizer and mic preamp.
Developed in association with world-renowned mixing engineer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Ray, Jay-Z), the Scheps 73 plugin is a colorful 3-Band EQ modeled on the classic 1073 console’s EQ and mic preamp module.
Empowered by Waves cutting-edge technologies, the Scheps 73 EQ features interrelated bands that adhere to the 1073’s original specs and precisely emulate its behavior: a fixed 12kHz high-frequency band, switchable low and midrange bands with cut and boost controls, and an 18dB/octave high-pass filter. Additionally, for the first time ever, a little-known 10kHz midrange band discovered in the original 1073 schematics but operable only on the rare 1078 channel strip has been modeled and incorporated into the plugin. And to top it all off, the Waves MS matrix has been added to let you apply different equalization to mid and side stereo content.
Using innovative procedures to model the acclaimed Marinair transformer, Waves has meticulously captured all the sonic characteristics of the 1073, including its harmonic distortion. These overtones were tweaked to perfection by Andrew Scheps himself, resulting in beautiful and authentic saturations.
The Scheps 73 is currently on sale for $99 USD in Native formats (regular $149 USD). It is also available for Soundgrid, priced at $225 USD.
More information: Waves / Scheps 73
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on Dec 16, 2013 - 0 comments
112dB has updated its Redline Equalizer and Redline Preamp effect plugins, including a 64-bit version for Windows & OSX and several bug fixes.
Redline Preamp emulates an analogue preamp. It livens up any digital or “too clean” signal by adding warmth, character, and overall mojo. But unlike many other saturation plugins, Redline Preamp doesn’t stop at just a single (or at most a few) analogue devices. Instead we captured the essence of what makes analogue gear sound so, well, analogue and provide controls to sculpt the effect to your liking.
Redline Equalizer is a variable-phase EQ. Before Redline EQ made its appearance the world of equalizers was firmly divided into linear-phase (software) and non-linear phase (software or hardware) equalizers. Redline Equalizer combines the two and gives you access to the entire spectrum, from linear phase via almost-linear phase all the way to full analogue-style phase shift – and even beyond!
Changes in Redline Equalizer v1.0.4 / Preamp v1.0.2
- 64-bit VST & AU version for Windows & MAC OS
- Drag & drop authorization was removed (to simplify the authorization process & enhance compatibility with ProTools 10)
- [Redline Equalizer] dB representation in the Tube section has been changed. Was: <0dB – 24dB>. Is now: < -24dB -0dB>
- Bug fixes:
- Knob & slider parameters didn’t show up correctly in native editors and external controllers.
- Sample rate wasn’t retrieved correctly from the host (AU): EQ-frequencies were off at non-44.1 sample rates.
- Latency wasn’t communicated correctly to certain hosts.
- Several memory leaks.
Redline Preamp and Redline Equalizer are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS). To celebrate the update, 112dB is offering 50% off both plugins until 14th January, 2014.
More information: 112dB
HoRNet Plug-Ins has released SW34EQ, an analog modeled equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
SW34EQ is an equalizer coming straight from the 80s. It’s the digital version of the EQ found in an American console and it features the typical analog EQ sound and controls.
This plug-in is specifically modeled after one channel of this console used in the main room of Virus Studio in Siena, Italy. This EQ is very smooth and gentle, both in the EQ shapes (bells and shelves) and it’s almost perfect for general tone shaping, especially the low shelf gives weight to the sound without pumping it too much.
You also get an high-pass filter at 40Hz with 18dB/oct slope that can be activated even if the rest of the EQ is not.
- 4 band equalizer.
- high and low shelf filters.
- 2 parametric filters with three different Q.
- low cut filter at 40Hz with 18/dB octave slope.
- analog emulation with saturation and hiss.
- Mac OS X (>=10.5 Intel) and Windows support.
- 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
- Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and RTAS format.
The plug-in is available to purchase for 17.99 EUR.
More information: HoRNet Plug-Ins / SW34EQ