I’m bringing sexy back
The brand new and upcoming Variety of Sound Thrillseeker audio plug-ins series is going to be a plug-in collection premiering Stateful Saturation which is a sophisticated DSP core system for musical harmonic distortion generation based on authentic and truly stateful non-linear models.
Stateful Saturation takes advantage of some sought after analog qualities and preserves them accurately during their transfer right into the digital domain:
- high frequency shimmer and sheen without digital harshness
- depth and ‘3d’ imaging side effects before distortion itself becomes apparent
- audio transient dynamics that remains vibrant and alive
- natural and impressive bass response
Stateful Saturation opens the door for quite a number of amazing applications ranging from smooth harmonic exciters up to convincing amplifier effects and the DSP core can easily be set in context whether it’s a compressor output stage or a preamplifier circuit, just to name the two.
first encounter: ThrillseekerLA
Based on an opto-electric circuit model, Variety of Sound’s ThrillseekerLA will be an audio leveling amplifier with amazing analog like qualities. It offers sophisticated and deep gain riding full of musical character and attitude but with virtually no inter-modulation (IM) distortion artifacts!
Instead, it implements a convincing non-linear amplifier stage based upon an accurate stateful non-linear model. This way, harmonically related distortion products can be dialed in separately and to taste which enables sonic texturing and creamy signal coloration duties “on demand”. The processed audio stays alive and vibrant and the subtle detail in depth as well as the spatial image perception will be the icing on the cake.
ThrillseekerLA represents a stunning combination of way smooth and artifact free gain riding altogether with the weight and dimension one typically associates with a stellar analog audio signal path. ThrillseekerLA will be available as a VST plug-in for Windows compatible systems and is going to be released during the first quarter in 2012. Stay tuned on varietyofsound.wordpress.com for more and detailed information which will be available soon.
- the side effects of intermodulation in audio processors
- towards stateful saturation
- towards stateful saturation – very first audio shots
- I do believe in feedback