Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection: Vintage Channel Strip, Vintage Open Deck and Vintage Stomp Pack

Steinberg Media Technologies today announced three professional signal processing plug-in bundles which make up the newly introduced Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection: Vintage Channel Strip, Vintage Open Deck and Vintage Stomp Pack. The plug-ins of this unique collection have previously only been available as VCM add-on effects for high-end Yamaha digital mixers, but are now for the first time available in VST 3, VST 2.4 and AU plug-in formats for multi-instance use within digital audio workstations. The plug-ins will soon be available as boxed or download versions from the Steinberg Online Shop and as boxed versions from certified Steinberg dealers.

The Vintage Channel Strip comprises three plug-ins: EQ 601Compressor 260 and Compressor 276, reproducing the sound characteristics of several classic Yamaha hardware equalizers and compressors from the 1970s.
The Vintage Open Deck recreates the analog circuitry and characteristics of four legendary tape recorders: Swiss '70, Swiss '78, Swiss '85 and American '70. For an even wider range of variation, the characteristics can be individually applied to the record and playback decks.
Vintage Stomp Pack recreates several analog hardware effects, bringing back the punchy sound of the 1970s. Consisting of three phaser plug-ins (Dual Phaser, Yamaha Phaser and Max 100), one Yamaha flanger and one first-class wah-effect, this bundle boosts the musical creativity of guitarists, producers and sound designers alike.

Universal Audio's Lexicon 224 Reverb Plugin

Universal Audio today announced the impending release of the highly anticipated Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb plug-in for the UAD-2 platform.
"The result of UA's modeling expertise, the Lexicon 224 plug-in for UAD-2 precisely captures all eight reverb programs available in original 224 firmware version 4.4, including every tunable parameter, with unique fader-style controls - inviting easy experimentation and sonic exploration. In UA's exhaustive modeling tradition, the Lexicon 224 emulation also incorporates the original unit's input transformers and early AD/DA converters - nailing the entire signal path right down to the last detail."
"Additionally, the Lexicon 224 emulation for UAD-2 features direct input and presets from famous Lexicon 224 users, including Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Jeff Beck), Eli Janney (Jet, Ryan Adams), David Isaac (Eric Clapton, Luther Vandross), E.T. Thorngren (Talking Heads, Bob Marley), and Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel)"

SSL X-Panda 24ch Small format console

"Building on the success of the highly acclaimed X-Desk, ‘X-Panda’ is a new small format analogue mixer aimed at project studio owners and it packs a versatile feature set into its compact frame. As a standalone product it serves as a high quality 24 input mixer that can be used for tracking (in conjunction with external mic pres) or master mix summing. In conjunction with an SSL X-Desk, X-Panda introduces 24 additional channels, which via the ‘X-Desk Link’ connection, feed directly into the X-Desk Master Buss, Cue and Aux Send/Return system. In conjunction with an X-Rack summing system fitted with a Master Module, X-Panda adds faders and additional inputs to create a versatile mixer. X-Panda can also be used with any other mixer to expand available channel count."
Key Features
  • Highly versatile compact analogue mixer with SSL SuperAnalogue™ benchmark audio quality
  • 24 Ch Expander for X-Desk or any other analogue mixer
  • Adds long throw 100mm faders and 24 Ch Inputs to an X-Rack summing system
  • Stand alone 24 input summing mixer
  • 8 mono fader channels with main and Alt inputs giving 16 mono inputs
  • 4 stereo fader channels with Stereo Inserts and Stereo Direct Outputs
  • Stereo Cue, and FX1 & FX2 mono Aux send controls
  • Heavy duty self illuminated Solo/cut Switches
  • Compact desktop design with removable 19” rack ears
  • Rear panel connections via DB25 D-Sub

TEABOY Recall Software

"Teaboy is an online service for taking recall notes of your recording sessions. Instead of using traditional pencil and paper, you get real pictures of your outboard gear that you can manipulate like you would with a software plug-in. This allows you to manage your data in a computer and use time saving features like Copy/Paste, Save As, Templates, Presets, etc. It is also a database for easy management of your notes that you can access online from anywhere at any time."

SPL Neos - World's first 120v console

The Neos seems to be optimised for mixing stems from your DAW.
 "Compared to standard console designs, Neos' operational voltage is increased fourfold. More power results in higher overall performance: • more than 30 dB input overload resistance • 125 dB dynamic range, 100 dB S/N ratio. "
"The compact 19-inch height is home to 12 stereo tracks for 24 channels and a master section. Each stereo track can be switched to mono processing, the master section provides a complete monitor section." 
 MSRP € 8.318.50 not including VAT (approx. 11,828 USD)
  Available May 2011

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plus Super Specials on their classic plugins

The Millennia STT-1 Origin is a channelstrip with multiple personalities

"The STT-1 Origin is a perfect go-to channel strip when you need a massive selection of tones without compromising audio quality. Not only is the complete signal path of the STT-1 Origin totally discrete, but it features Millennia's exclusive Twin Topology design that combines two completely separate and discrete amplifiers (one solid state, the other tube) into the same chassis. The STT-1 Origin's signal processing section also offers completely independent tube and solid state paths, and the input transformer is bypassable — giving you total control over your sound. Capturing the vitality of musical performances with STT-1 Origin is almost effortless. "
Millenia's website and it can be purchased at Sweetwater Sound
for $3055.99

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