Cytomic has announced the release of The Glue, a compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The Glue is a high quality analog modeled plug-in based on a cross between an E and G series SSL 4000 buss compressor with some additional features. It uses the same high quality algorithms used in circuit simulation packages but optimised for real time use. It’s quick and easy to use and has an uncluttered interface.
Additions include an ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01mS and a Range knob which backs off the compression to give incredibly natural sounding attacks and limits the maximum amount of compression applied. Also included are external sidechain support and an adjustable sidechain highpass filter.
The Glue features
- Accurate analog model of an SSL 4000* buss compressor.
- Ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01 mS.
- Range knob to naturally control the maximum compression applied.
- Peak Clip to optionally hard limit transients.
- DSP coded using C++ and assembler, Interface coded using the Juce framework (C++).
- Serial number copy protection with generous license agreement.
The Glue is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $99 USD.
More information: Cytomic
Solid State Logic has announced the forthcoming release of Pro-Convert v5.5 for Mac.
The release of Pro-convert for the Mac computer platform brings the freedom to exchange projects between DAWs to a wider user base and introduces a new user interface for the application.
Pro-Convert enables workstation users to convert session files from one format to another. The new Mac version supports several of the most popular workstation formats: ProTools 7.x, Cubase/Nuendo, Logic, Final Cut Pro and SSL’s own Soundscape.
The Mac version also sees the introduction of a new user interface that will be made available to Windows users in autumn 2009. The new interface presents a single control window from which all project settings can be manipulated. The new interface provides identical functionality to the Windows version of Pro-Convert but streamlines the user experience and facilitates the ability to save conversion presets that enable users to return to frequently used project configurations quickly and efficiently, according to SSL.
Pro-Convert for Mac will be available from May 2009 for 499 EUR / $699 USD.
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Universal Audio has released version 5.3 of its UAD Software, including 14-day fully-functional trials of the new UAD 4K Channel Strip, UAD 4K Buss Compressor, and Cooper Time Cube MkII delay.
The UAD 4K Channel Strip is an exacting circuit emulation of the SSL 4000 G+, complete with the Type E “black knob” four-band EQ widely held to be the favorite in SSL’s console lineage. The companion UAD 4K Buss Compressor, with its simple control set and wonderfully transparent compression characteristics, faithfully models the 4000 G+ buss compressor. With their intuitive EQ rich with colorful band interdependencies and wide range of transparent to in-your-face VCA compression characteristics, both UAD 4K plug-ins painstakingly emulate the console channel and buss compressor from the 4000 in all its hit-making glory.
The Cooper Time Cube is one of the most unique delay lines ever made, designed by Duane Cooper and Bill Putnam.
UAD Cooper Time Cube mkII
The Cooper Time Cube MkII is a feature-enhanced evolution on the original delay system design. While the plug-in retains the mechanical delay sound of the original hardware, it goes further by offering all the necessary features expected from a modern device: Delay, Decay, Pan and Volume controls plus Tempo Sync and Automation for each of the two independent delay lines.
Changes in UAD Software v5.2
- New plug-in: UAD 4K Channel Strip.
- New plug-in: UAD 4K Buss Compressor.
- New plug-in: UAD Cooper Time Cube Mk II (UAD-2 only).
- Extra presets are included in installation.
- Enhanced dialogs when loading authorizations.
- (UAD Meter) Added key command for “Always On Top” mode.
- (UAD Meter) Card disable button updates after scrolling in System Information tab.
- (UAD Meter) Use Host Mode setting works properly in Cubase 4/Nuendo 4.
- RTAS: UAD buffer automatically configures to match audio hardware I/O setting.
- RTAS: Mono instances generally use less DSP.
- RTAS: Factory presets available in RTAS format.
- RTAS: (Mac) Fixed plug-in UI drawing issues under Mac OS 10.5 Leopard.
- UAD-2: New firmware improves overall performance and stability.
- UAD-2: RE-201 now sonically matches UAD-1 version.
- UAD-2: Fixed “DSP Load Limit” error with multiple Cambridge EQ instantiations.
- UAD-2: Fixed Precision EQ “DSP Limit Expired” error when DSP Load Lock is disabled.
- UAD-2: Fixed intermittent audio corruption and system spiking with Precision De-Esser.
- Windows: Plug-in subfolders are created when UAD presets saved with UAD Toolbar.
- Macintosh: Authorization files can be dragged onto UAD Meter window.
The UAD 4K Channel Strip is $249 USD, while the UAD 4K Buss Compressor is available for $199 USD for UAD-1 and UAD-2 owners. The Cooper Time Cube Mk II is available for purchase to UAD-2 owners for $149 USD.
Visit Universal Audio for more information.
Solid State Logic has released X-Orcism, a freeware plug-in for Windows and Mac.
In response to ghost stories of economic doom and gloom we invite you to celebrate the festival of witches and ghouls with a bit of fun. SSL is proud to offer you ‘X-Orcism’, our free Halloween VST/AU format plug-in. Feed in your voice and you will be transformed into the voice of Halloween itself… be afraid, be very afraid.
The X-Orcism plug-in is available at no cost from the SSL website (registration required).
SSL also announced some Halloween Special Offers: For 1 month only you can get your hands on the legendary sound of the SSL 4000 E OR latest generation SSL SuperAnalogue console EQ & Dynamics processing at up to 30% off list price.
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Waves has released SSL G-Channel, a new addition to the SSL 4000 Collection.
G-Channel consolidates the equalization and dynamic controls of SSL G Series consoles into one convenient tool. The G-Channel EQ module delivers the original hardware’s characteristic pre-boost dip, pre-cut rise, and broad Q for extreme frequency manipulation. The Dynamics section features soft-knee compression and limiting, a gate/expander, and automatic makeup gain for rock steady output levels. Together, they deliver the one-of-a-kind sound and convenient routing flexibility that have made the SSL G-Series console a control room classic.
SSL G-Channel features
- Developed under license from Solid State Logic.
- Up to 24bit, 96kHz resolution.
- Mono and Stereo components.
- Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU.
- PC and Mac compatible.
The Waves SSL 4000 Collection, including the SSL G-Channel, is available now for an MSRP of $2000 TDM and $1000 Native. Owners of the Waves SSL 4000 Collection or Studio Classics Collection with current Waves Update Plan coverage get the G-Channel at no additional charge.
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Solid State Logic has released X-ISM, a freeware plug-in which can interpret inter-sample peaks, allowing engineers to make informed judgements about the resultant sound quality of the mix.
When a digitally-recorded sound is played-back it must be converted into an analogue representation at some point. This is performed by the DAC (digital to analogue converter). Commonly used over-sampling DACs apply a ‘reconstruction’ filter to convert the periodic sample levels back into a discrete signal. In simple terms they ‘fill in the gaps’ using interpolation so that digital artefacts are reduced to a minimum.
Regardless of the reconstruction filter’s design, in certain circumstances it is possible for a reconstruction filter to produce signals greater than 0dBfs even if the samples used to create these signals are all within the 0dBfs limit.
X-ISM uses significant processing to provide a combination of up-sampling and filtering that mimics the operation of an oversampling DAC’s reconstruction process. The result is a meter that shows inter-sample errors and provides a useful tool that most DAW metering misses.
X-ISM is available for Windows PC and Mac OS X (VST/AU/RTAS via VST-RTAS wrapper from FXpansion).
You will need an account with SSL to download this plug-in, but if you don’t have one yet you can register for free.
More information: Solid State Logic
Solid State Logic has released the LMC-1 plug-in for Windows.
from the SSL website:
Every now and again a piece of audio equipment comes along that defines the sound of an era. Back in 1979 Solid State Logic gave birth to a legendary recording console. The SSL SL 4000E Master Studio System forever changed how records would be recorded and mixed, heralding a new age in popular music. In less than three years, every major studio worldwide featured at a least one room with an SSL “E” Series console.
The SSL Listen Mic Compressor was the secret weapon in many producers sonic arsenal of recording techniques. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were eminently suitable for use on ambient drums mics. Of course, we’d like to take all the credit for this great sound, but as usual, it was the creativity of SSL users that led to the idea.
You need to register with SSL to download this plug-in.
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