elysia has announced the release of the xfilter 500, a true stereo EQ in 500 series format.
The xfilter 500 is a true linked stereo EQ in the 500 series format. It gives you the expensive sound of an all class-A equalizer in a surprisingly affordable package, with a precise stereo image based on computer-selected, stepped potentiometers and low tolerance film capacitors.
This EQ is serious about flexibility. It offers high and low shelf bands which can be switched into high and low cut filters with resonance, two mid peak filters with wide and narrow Q, plus additional passive LC stages with shielded coils for a glorious top end.
With its exceptionally open sound, straight transient projection and solid punch, the xfilter is the perfect match for your xpressor – or any other piece of delicious outboard gear!
xfilter 500 features
100% Class-A Topology — Discrete input, output and mix stages plus the complete audio path running in constant class-A mode are the basis for an exceptionally transparent, wide and open sounding EQ.
True Stereo Operation — As one of the few exceptions in the market, the xfilter 500 processes both of its channels with just one set of controllers – a true stereo linked EQ.
Resonance High & Low Cut Filters — The shelving filters can be switched into high and low cut filters with an additional resonance peak. Not ordinary, but extremely useful.
Switchable Filter Quality — The quality of the peak filters can be switched from a wide to a narrow Q factor which remains independent from the setting of the gain controller.
Additional Passive High-Band — The beautiful sheen only passive filters can deliver… the xfilter 500 has it all. An additional LC filter with shielded coils gives you the ‘Passive Massage’.
Stepped Controllers — All potentiometers on the xfilter 500 have 41 steps, which is a great help for recalling your previous sessions fast and precisely.
Computer-Selected Potentiometers — Every single dual and quad layer pot we buy is measured with custom computer routines, and only the good ones go into production.
Special Low Tolerance Capacitors — The special series of film caps used for the xfilter 500 performs twice as good as the industry standard in terms of component tolerance.
Ground Layer Shield — One of the four layers of both PCBs is a full copper plane which helps to reduce interferences caused by electric fields.
The xfilter 500 is available to purchase fro $975 USD MAP ($1,049 MSRP) / 649 EUR ex. VAT where applicable.
Musicrow has announced the release of Analogica, an advanced analog filter emulation for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Analogica is a fat and smooth analog sounding filter. It offers a distinctive warm character, sweet and beautiful self oscillation sound, flexible design and an intuitive interface. Analogica enables you to fulfill any filtering mission with ease. It is not only suitable for elementary filtering tasks, but also capable of producing beautiful raw distortion sounds, interesting rhythmic patterns and unusual musical effects.
Turn on the Ring Modulator and let it scream, produce a crunchy distorted sound using the Drive control, or turn (slowly) the special Analogica control for extreme results! Make your sound move with the groove! The Envelope Follower will let you modulate the filter cutoff depending on the incoming signal level, and the built-in Sequencer will add movement and excitement to your sound.
This filter can sing! By turning the resonance all the way up, you will get the desired sweet self oscillation sound that makes all the difference.
Warm analog filter sound.
Intuitive and flexible design.
Beautiful self oscillation sound.
Two different types of low-pass filters.
12/24 db/oct slopes.
The analogica effect for extreme results.
High-pass filter at the output stage.
Analogica for Reaktor is available to purchase for the introductory price of 18 EUR (regular 29 EUR).
The Golden Ensembles 3 (including Analogica) is now also 40% off, priced at 99 EUR until June 11th, 2013 (regular 169 EUR).
u-he has announced the release of Uhbik T and Runciter, two new Rack Extension effects for Propellerhead Reason.
Tremolo – but if you think that just means ‘volume wobble’ you haven’t tried the mother of all tremolos yet: Uhbik-T!
Our tremolo unit Uhbik-T is a general-purpose ‘rhythmicizer’ featuring linear or exponential gain modulation. But there’s much more: You can morph between user-defined patterns in the 11 x 16 grid, apply rhythmic lowpass filtering, add vibrato or Haas-delay spatial effects… tremolo redefined!
Runciter. Filter with parallel lowpass, bandpass and highpass outputs, resonance, controllable input overdrive and brick-wall fuzz.
Filters were always dramatic sound-shaping tools, one reason why they’re still so popular. But users today expect more than a simple resonant lowpass, so here’s RUNCITER! For classic wah-wah, add low- and highpass together then control cutoff from a MIDI pedal. Or max out the resonance and drive the input from -48db to 48dB for a vast range of effects… instant glittering sweeps or absolute filter mayhem!
Both Rack Extensions are available for the introductory price of $19 USD until June 16th, 2013 (regular $39 USD).
u-he has also launched the creative, modulation, and studio effects bundles, as well as the All of Uhbik bundle comprising all 9 effects in a discounted package.
Loomer has updated the Sequent modular multi-effects unit to version 1.3.11.
Sequent has seven individual effect blocks: a Beat Looper; two Filters, both switchable between lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes and capable of self oscillation even without an audio input; an oversampled Distortion unit; a Gate with variable depth and slew; a Panner; and a Delay unit capable of sub millisecond delay times, great for creating everything for from dub, slapback, and bouncing ball style echoes, to metallic comb filters or flanger effects.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.11
(fix: Mac OS X) Cables between effect modules can now be removed using a single button mouse.
(fix: Mac OS X) Fixed issue which could cause Sequent to be skipped by Kore or Maschine’s plug-in scan.
(fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Space key-presses will now always be passed through to Logic, ensuring that Logic’s transport can be started and stopped.
(fix: Mac OS X) Gatekeeper signed installers now install correctly on Mac OS X 10.5.
(improvement: Windows) The 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are now installed as separate components. You can choose which one(s) to install, as well as selecting different install folders for each architecture.
(fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed issue which caused Reaper to host new instances of Sequent as a mono plug-in.
(fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed minor memory leak in parameter names.
(improvement) Clearer UI fonts in various places.
(improvement: Linux) Presets and configuration files are now located to comply with the XDG Base Directory Specification. Older installations will still use any existing preset library location to maintain backwards compatibility.
Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.
Inear Display has released Oxymore, a delay effect plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Oxymore comes loaded with a comprehensive selection of presets from Ivo Ivanov and Daed.
Oxymore is a delay plugin with stutter, lowpass filter and modulation effects thrown in the feedback signal path. It can be used to generate classic delay effects as well as wild signal mutations.
The input signal first goes through a delay line on each stereo channel, but instead of sending directly the output back into the delay line, the resulting signal is sent to a stutter processor, then to a lowpass filter, and finally to another delay line on the opposite channel which is modulated for creating chorus type effects. The output of the second delay line is then routed back to the first one on the original channel.
The Oxymore plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until May 7th, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).