The owner's manual — available only in. Soft sat is free headroom, allowing you to work with hotter signals. I wish more plug-in manufacturers would offer this level of ease to save and load presets. Based on the original late-70s circuit diagrams, we've recreated this powerful tone trimmer as a plug-in - ready to load into your project. All plug-ins offer some way to compare two different configurations of their settings. Award-Winning Quality A solid reverb is a key component to any recording or post-production effects chain. The Hall algorithm emulates a large hall with a broad and warm reverb.
This is potentially very useful, but unlike the Waves implementation, ends up being most confusing, since the new nested version 3 preset name isn't displayed after you select it, but the old version 2 presets are still available for compatibility reasons via the host application, which often displays the name of the one currently selected. The attack, hold and release time controls let you tailor its actions to the type of music you're squashing, and the auto makeup gain really fills the meters. The Limiter is ideal for maximising the level of recordings in a transparent manner, just like Waves' L1 and L2Ultramaximisers. Although its Attack and Release controls are fairly wide-ranging, I could only make kick and snare tracks pop a little bit using the Compressor. Once you start to push up the Drive control in the Amplifier section you run first into mild saturation and then hard clipping.
Additionally, a Hold-Time control allows you to delay the onset of the compressor's release phase. The lack of consistency from one plug-in to the next gets a little tiresome. One thing about DeX had me stumped - with a very short kick-drum sound 50 ms , DeX's gain reduction meter read the same whether its attack slider was at 0. But now the tone chase is over! It offers zero-overshoot digital limiting with switchable makeup gain and variable attack, hold and release times. All the plug-ins share some common features. At the click of a mouse, its incredibly lush 12-stage phaser sounds will take your tone-twisting acid rock and clean funk to new levels of perfection. With the optimum settings, the limiting effect stays transparent right up to obscene amounts of gain reduction.
This trend in plug-ins is great fun for the eyes. This contains no fewer than 17 plug-ins: 10 instruments and seven effects. RouteNote is partnered with some of the biggest retailers on the web to give artists massive and immediate availability for their products. It sounds great and it has more options than the regular phaser pedal. Early Reflections Page The first echoes of any sound event are called early reflections. Ensuring full usability, this helps you make the most of whatever display you're currently using - both in the studio and when you're on the move. Using Filtrator, I transformed acoustic drum tracks into percussive bubbles and metamorphosed an electric bass guitar track into a rhythmic, pitched chainsaw.
Traditional controls include a filter-type selector shelf, peak or notch , frequency and bandwidth window and gain slider. Three slider groups control room shape, diffusion and color, each with a little display window above them. You can still get the version 2 sound by setting the Factor controls to their mid positions, but the version 3 reverb tails do seem more transparent, and I certainly didn't mind the overhead increasing from 3. Their high-resolution parameter controls let you fine-tune spectral balance. A Monitor function lets you listen to the sidechain signal, making it a snap to fine-tune the de-esser's corner frequency.
Ditch the Raditec driver, and everything will be hunky-dory. They are still available on the used market, but change hands for a lot of money. These define the feel of the room and localization of the sound sources within it. This lets you control the level and start time of early reflections, and the level, start time, and decay time of the reverb tail, all by clicking and dragging your mouse. Even though SoftSat will prevent the plug's output from exceeding full-scale, driving SoftSat too hard will cause unpleasant distortion.
The pack comprises all five of its vintage guitar effects, which are, apparently, all modelled down to component level. Like a graphic artist moving from 2-D to 3-D, you'll find yourself in a new audio universe. Used during a mastering session, the Limiter's action reminded me somewhat of the Waves L1 and L2: taming runaway transients and maximizing the output level to produce a much louder mix. Adjustable Hold Time, Auto Make-Up Gain, a huge reduction meter and a level histogram, turn this Plug-In into the perfect tool for mastering! Their sound is clean and musical, and they're equally adept at everything from small adjustments to major surgery. If you need a more intuitive workflow or just the inspiration of the times at the rehearsal depot this is the plugin for you.
Not only have our in-house engineers worked night and day to refine the thousands of parameters under the digital hood, but we've been in dialog with the finest engineers in the world. L has stereo input and output faders complete with digital readouts. Most impressive of the bunch is the DeX, which emulates everything from a wheezing, classic compressor to a pristine modern design. Sporting some of the most innovative features from our insanely popular line of PolyTune pedals, the PolyTune plug-in is set to satisfy the tuning needs of everyone from the seasoned pro producer to the casual bedroom musician. One band's parameter values can also be copied to another band. SideChainer offers only input meters, which is logical. Whether you use this baby as a clean booster, a powerful distortion, or an always-on tone warmer it will always stay true to your tone.
Overall, this was the only plug-in in the bundle that I found to be subpar in quality. This could be a very cheap way to acquire all five of the original pedals for a fraction of the cost of just one used original pedal. It does this through carefully crafted early reflection algorithms which stay true to the exact 'location' you want for source of your mix. The range then grew gradually over time and eventually ended up with five core pedals, all of which were insanely popular and sadly long since no longer available. The Focus Fields group is stored with the session as well as with your individual presets; this means that your key settings will always be waiting for you, whenever you load your presets. The 7 bands can be assigned to work as Parametric, Hi Shelf, Lo Shelf or even Notch filters — and any combination of these.
Officially launched in 2007, RouteNote began as a digital music distribution platform for independent artists and labels to get their music online, free! Normally the In Phase switch applies an identical effect to both stereo channels, but disengaging it reverses the modulation phase of one channel to dramatic effect as the filters sweep in opposite directions. I suspect plenty of new users will also be tempted by Filtrator after downloading the free demo version, and for around £50 each these plug-ins are good value for money. This makes it easy, for instance, to duck instrumental tracks under a lead vocal. So, if you do see a name displayed, it's only valid if you've chosen it via the host application, while you'll never know which version 3 preset you chose. Your mileage will certainly differ.