Signal Processing, Software
F E A T U R E D L I S T I N G
URS CLASSIC CONSOLE COMPRESSOR BUNDLE
The URS Classic Console Compressor Bundle digitally re-creates the sound of two popular British console compressors. The URS 1970 is smooth and warm, and the URS 1980 is snappy and more aggressive. Both feature high-resolution 48-bit double-precision processing and 192k sampling. Separate compressor and brickwall limiter, internal sidechain with high- and lowpass filtering. Prices: $899 TDM and $449 Native RTAS AudioUnits and VST. AES booth: #336.
CEDAR TOOLS FOR PRO TOOLS
CEDAR Audio launches a major suite of new processes for Pro Tools, starting with Retouch, Declip and Auto-Dehiss. These processes, derived from the latest CEDAR Cambridge workstation, are uncompromising in their ability to rescue performances, save location shots and restore archive and library recordings. Available as Audio Suite plug-ins on the Pro Tools (PC) platform, each process is quick and simple-to-use, yet provides unparalleled results for all types of speech and music recordings. AES booth: #450.
DOLBY MEDIA PRODUCER
Dolby will show a software encoder/decoder designed for professional multiformat audio encoding. AES booth: #400.
IK MULTIMEDIA AMPLITUDE 2
This powerful new tool puts a virtually unlimited array of guitar tones and effects at your fingertips. AmpliTube’s stomp box, post effects and amp-simulation capabilities can craft everything from rich, vintage tones to unique cutting-edge sounds. For Mac and Windows, 20,000 different stomp box/amp/post effects configurations can be emulated. AES booth: #1236.
IZOTOPE OZONE 3
Ozone 3 combines analog modeling with 64-bit digital precision to deliver a complete suite of world-class mastering processors. Ozone 3 isn’t a collection of plug-ins, it’s a single powerful interface that combines all of the required mastering tools in one system. It’s technically impossible to get this sound quality and resolution by chaining separate plug-ins. From tube-modeled equalizers to the pure transparency of linear phase filters, Ozone 3 provides the tools you need to deliver top-notch audio masters. Price: $249.99.
The ultimate tool for selectively adding distortion to your tracks, with tons of guitar rig simulators and 85 cabinet models, Trash also offers subtler tone enhancements: tape saturation for vocals, overdrive for keyboards or a pinch of fuzz on a lead guitar. Chain pairs of distortions together or apply distortion independently to individual frequency bands. Trash is compatible with most Mac/PC hosts, supports 192 kHz and employs 64-bit for great fidelity regardless of how nasty you like your sound. Price: $199.99.
Spectron uses spectral-domain processing to provide control over selective frequency bands. Imagine delay effects with the ability to selectively delay, feedback and modulate specific ranges of frequencies. The possibilities for exciting new sounds are limitless. Internal 64-bit processing and support of up to 192kHz audio delivers an incredibly pristine signal. Spectron works with most popular audio host environments. The only similar products on the market sell for much more. Price: $129.99.
MCDSP PROJECT STUDIO
Project Studio is the most comprehensive RTAS bundle ever, featuring award-winning EQ and compression,virtual synthesis, guitar amplification and McDSP’s new convolution reverb. Everything you need to create, mix and master. Project Studio includes Revolver LE, FilterBank LE, CompressorBank LE, Chrome Tone LE, Synthesizer One LE and a pre-programmed iLok. Five outstanding McDSP plug-ins in one unbeatable bundle. AES booth: #856.
PSP MasterComp is a high-fidelity, single-band stereo mastering compressor plug-in with a distinctive sound and extra linking features (VST, DirectX, RTAS for PC). Its double-precision (64-bit floating-point) and double-sampled (FAT, Frequency Authentication Technique) processing offers transparency even at extreme compression settings and high sample rates. It includes a wide range of controls that make it an exceptionally versatile tool for mastering compression and expansion, as well as bus processing during mixing. Price: $249. AES booth: #764.
SONY OXFORD LIMITER PLUG-IN
Designed to provide flexibility and performance for general transparent level control, program loudness maximization or heavily applied artistic effects, the Oxford Limiter employs logarithmic sidechain processing with adaptive timing functionality and “look-ahead” techniques. An Enhance function adds volume and punch to material without overloading. Sophisticated dithering with selectable and variable depth noise-shaping enables superb mastering output quality in either 24- or 16-bit modes. Price: $530 for Pro Tools TDM; a version for LE systems is $350. AES booth: #600.
SYNCHRO ARTS VOCALIGN PRO
VocALign PRO is a new version of Synchro Arts’ unique VocALign audio alignment software. VocALign is the only software that automatically edits one audio signal to match the timing patterns in another audio signal. VocALign PRO will contain a host of new improvements, including new sophisticated alignment and editing algorithms and audio preview controls that enhance the program’s ease-of-use, accuracy and quality, making audio alignment tasks easier and more efficient. The new VocALign PRO will be released first as a Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-in. Price: £395 GBP.
UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1 FLEXI PAK
The UAD-1 Flexi Pak includes the UAD-1 PCI DSP card and a $500 voucher redeemable for the customer’s choice of UAD-1 plug-ins at the my.uaudio.com online store. Flexi Pak lets users customize their DAW, selecting a few specific UA plug-ins, or users can expand/upgrade an existing UAD-1 system, adding more DSP power and additional plugs. All UAD-1 plug-ins are compatible with VST, AudioUnits, DX and RTAS formats, and 44.1kHz to 192khz sessions are supported. MSRP is $899 (estimated street price is $699). AES booth: #266.
UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1 ULTRA PAK
The UAD-1 Ultra PAK is designed for the most demanding DAW professional who needs premium sonic quality for mixing and mastering applications and wants the largest and best-value Universal Audio plug collection in one convenient bundle. Ultra PAK includes the award-winning UAD-1 DSP card and a complete suite of 24 powered plug-ins, including painstaking circuit models of analog studio mainstays such as the 1176LN, LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A and Fairchild 670. Price: $1,495. AES booth: #266.