SKnote has launched Somma and Ferro, two hardware audio processor units.
Built around the old “analog computing” technique, Somma is designed to provide deep control on the dynamic harmonic content of audio tracks, stems, mixes, masters.
Somma features eight balanced input channels with individual saturation model selection (six independent configurations available on each channel) and saturation level controls, providing deep control on the amount of dynamic harmonic enhancement and on the behavior of each channel.
- Eight input channels (linkable as four stereo pairs), expandable.
- Balanced or unbalanced input and output stages.
- Second and third harmonic saturation.
- Individual controls for each channel (saturation curve, saturation amount).
- Texture controls on the master stereo bus (low band for punch, high band for air).
- Independent saturation and volume controls for the master stereo bus.
Ferro is a stereo parallel air EQ.
Including a fully discrete signal path and input and output transformers, Ferro is a passive stereo device (no mains) that dynamically adds mid and high frequency range presence, weight and open-ness to tracks, stems, mixes and masters.
Including custom inductors and transformers, Ferro also features a switchable inter-channel (left-right) coupling control to set the amount of galvanically insulated interaction between the channels, happening in the selected range.
- Completely passive, custom inductors and transformers.
- One stereo or two mono channels.
- Parallel dynamic equalisation.
- Six band-selections available for each channel.
- Input and output transformers bypass individual controls.
- 100% wet switch for parallel processing.
- True-bypass switches.
- Inter-channel crosstalk control for the selected frequency band.
Somma and Ferro are available to purchase for the introductory Musikmesse price of $799 USD / $499 USD respectively. DIY kits are $649 USD / $449 USD. Prices ex taxes and shipping.
SKnote has also released the MCAudioLab EQ1, a passive equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
A pultec-style equaliser, with tube output stage, solid state and tube power supply options.
It includes two stacked units for linked or dual control, plus a special 1U device with boosting (driving the inputs), and switchable Left-Right and Mid-Side matrix mode.
The emulation also includes both power supplies options, solid state and tube, independently switchable for each single unit.
The MCAudioLab EQ1 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) costs $29.99 USD. It is free with the purchase of a hardware unit from MCAudioLab.
More information: SKnote