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An equalizer is probably the tool you use most while mixing and mastering, so you need the best of the best. With FabFilter Pro-Q 3, you get the highest possible sound quality, a very extensive feature set, and a gorgeous, innovative interface with unrivalled ease of use.
Mixing and mastering features
Pro-Q 3 offers everything that a demanding engineer could wish for: top-quality linear phase operation in addition to the zero latency and unique Natural Phase modes, smooth dynamic EQ, per-band mid/side processing, full surround support (up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2), an intelligent solo feature, optional Auto Gain and a built-in, fully customizable spectrum analyzer.
Effortlessly sculpt your sound
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is designed to help you achieve your sound in the quickest way possible. Via the large interactive EQ display, you can create bands where you need them, enable dynamic EQ for any band, and select and edit multiple bands at once.
Unique features like Spectrum Grab, Full Screen mode and EQ Match will speed up your workflow even more. Try it yourself!
Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample-accurate automation, advanced optimization and much more.
As one of the most used effects in the audio world, reverbs come in all forms and flavors. A great reverb sounds natural and sits in the mix perfectly. At the same time, it should not confuse you with over-technical controls, but must be easy to set up and a joy to work with. Enter FabFilter Pro-R.
Make some space
FabFilter Pro-R takes a musical approach to reverb, offering user-friendly, non-technical controls like Brightness, Character and Distance to achieve the reverb sound you are looking for — without requiring a degree in reverb science.
The stepless Space control lets you fade between dozens of different, carefully tuned room models, automatically choosing a matching decay time for a natural-sounding result.
Shape the decay time
The decay time of a real room often varies wildly over the frequency spectrum, which is one of the key ingredients of a room’s reverb character. To simulate this, the industry-first Decay Rate EQ concept in FabFilter Pro-R offers completely free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum.
Since it uses parametric EQ bands instead of a traditional crossover system, it provides much more flexibility to shape the decay time characteristics. Together with the integrated 6-band Post-EQ, designing reverbs of any style or character has never been easier.
ReCenter automatically repairs off-center stereo recordings while keeping the original stereo width which makes it an invaluable time-saver and a perfect tool for professional post-production. Fix off-centered stereo field recordings, dynamically center vocal artists or musicians that moved around the stage or center hard directional effects like drive-bys and stereo whooshes. ReCenter makes tedious panning automation obsolete so you can focus on your creative flow.
What is RECENTER?
ReCenter is a stereo processor that rotates an incoming stereo signal to the center or a given angle without altering the stereo width. Having the incoming signal centered, you can narrow or widen the stereo image within ReCenter. For a better low frequency control you can mono the original signal below a set frequency. A multiband processing option intelligently shifts more complicated signals.
DYNAMICALLY CORRECT STEREO IMAGES
Have you ever worked with stereo material that was not centered correctly? Pointing a stereo microphone a hundred percent accurately onto a sound source gets harder the further away the source is. As a result, you get a recording with a constantly shifting center that would require you to manually adjust and automate the panning over the whole recording. ReCenter continuously analyzes the directionality of a stereo or M/S signal and rotates it to a given target angle in real-time – without narrowing the stereo image.
GOOD-BYE CORRECTIVE PANNING
Correct poorly aimed or moving stereo recordings while skipping the time-consuming and most often ineffective pan automation process. All you need to do ist tell ReCenter how hard, fast and precisely it should adjust your signal.
• Dynamically create convenient stereo images
• Once the center is restored, precisely alter the stereo image
• Input stereo or M/S signals
• Mono filter below certain frequencies
• Multiband mode for heavy-duty applications
• Widen or narrow the centered stereo image
• Shift the output angle to left or right
• Easily correct any stereo recording, where the microphone angle was off
• Dynamically center a vocal artist that moved around the stage while performing
• Center stereo whooshes, drive- or fly-bys and other hard directional effects
• Widen instrument recordings while keeping a perfect stereophonic balance
Reformer Pro allows sound designers, producers, musicians and performers to design, automate and perform any sound in real-time, like never before.
Whether you already hear the sound in your mind, or you’re looking to experiment and search for the never-before-heard, Reformer Pro gives you powerful sonic tools to bring your sound to life.
Reformer Pro also utilises the world’s first Dynamic Input technology, taking procedural, sample-based audio processing to new heights and into previously unexplored territory.
VST/AU/AAX plugin comes with the Krotos Bundle for FREE (Regular price $449) . That’s over 3.8 GB of high-fidelity sounds to get you started.
Regroover is an Artificial-Intelligence beat machine that extends traditional music sampling.
Regroover Essential is a virtual instrument plugin whose A.I. engine analyzes an audio clip and separates it into the fundamental audio elements in separate tracks called Layers . Regroover allows you to reach deep within your audio clips and extract previously unreachable sound elements. For example, if your clip is a drum loop, Regroover will extract layers containing the kick, the snare and the cymbals or any combination of those that is meaningful to the A.I. engine. If you use Regroover with an ambient soundscape loop, the resulting layers will be more abstract (and perhaps more interesting!)
Regroover Pro is an Artificial-Intelligence beat machine that extends traditional music sampling.
Regroover Pro is a virtual instrument plugin whose A.I. engine analyzes an audio clip and separates it into the fundamental audio elements in separate tracks called Layers. Regroover allows you to reach deep within your audio clips and extract previously unreachable sound elements. For example, if your clip is a drum loop, Regroover will extract layers containing the kick, the snare and the cymbals or any combination of those that is meaningful to the A.I. engine. If you use Regroover with an ambient soundscape loop, the resulting layers will be more abstract (and perhaps more interesting!). After Regroover has extracted the layers from your audio clip, it’s time for you to start using them to create fresh and exciting music! You can extract layers from different clips and use the isolated parts to create your own signature sounds and kits.
Real-time Multi-pitch Modification
reTune ScreenreTune gives you full access to the pitch content of your audio samples and enables you to map each input pitch to any other pitch of the chromatic scale – all in real-time.
This allows you to re-tune your audio to any target key (e.g. from D major to C# minor), or to use it as a creative tool to modify the pitch content in any way you like. If you are unsure about the key of your input audio, you can let reTune estimate the key for you.
In addition, reTune can act as a pitch correction tool that quantizes pitches to the nearest semitone. Additional controls include the sensitivity of the pitch corrections, the treatment of transients as well as a smoothing of the pitch contours.
• Real-time processing
• Automatic input key detection using zplane’s TONART V2
• Fully configurable input-to-output pitch mapping
• Presets for major/minor scales, church modes, gypsy and chromatic scales
• Controls for pitch detection sensitivity, transient levels and pitch contour smoothing
• Automatic pitch correction to the nearest semitone
• Plugin formats: AAX, AU & VST
Rhythmiq. Turn your tracks into a performance
Rhythmiq allows you to instantly shape and perform your beats. It gives you unlimited, musically structured and fun rhythms, by turning a simple knob. Generate and save pattern variations, for instantly playable breaks and build-ups. Enable the A.I. Beat Assistant to let Rhythmiq perform and evolve your beat stems in real-time.
Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multiband guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn delivers!
FabFilter Saturn offers a range of different high quality distortion models, inspired by the vintage sound of tubes, tape and guitar amps. In addition, you also get three creative distortion styles, with which you can smudge, stretch, crush, rectify and clip your sounds in weird and unexpected ways.
With its multiband design and per-band feedback, dynamics, drive, tone and modulation options, Saturn will bring a unique flavor to your music.
Using Saturn’s extensive modulation section, you can really bring life and depth to your music. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels or tone controls, great warmth and definition can be achieved.
With all the XLFOs, EGs, XY controllers, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need, you get practically unlimited modulation possibilities. Creating new modulation connections could not be easier: just drag and drop.
A crush on music
Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multiband guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn 2 delivers.
Saturn 2 introduces a host of new features such as a redesigned interface with modulation visualization, new subtle saturation and linear phase processing for mastering, many new distortion styles, and more.
Warmth, harmonics, color and dynamics
FabFilter Saturn 2 offers a range of different high quality distortion models, inspired by the vintage sound of tubes, tape, transformers and guitar amps. In addition, you get five creative FX distortion styles to mangle your sounds in weird and unexpected ways.
With its multiband design and per-band feedback, dynamics, drive, tone and modulation options, Saturn 2 will bring a unique flavor to your music.
Bring your sounds to life
Add life and depth to your music using the extensive modulation section. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels or tone controls, great warmth and definition can be achieved.
With all the XLFOs, EGs, XY controllers/sliders, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need, you get practically unlimited modulation possibilities. Creating new modulation connections could not be easier: just drag and drop. And Saturn 2 visualizes all modulation in real-time to show exactly what’s going on.
Finally, FabFilter Saturn 2 contains all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, interface resizing and full screen mode, support for Avid control surfaces, GPU-powered graphics acceleration, extensive help with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, and much more.
We did recordings of interferences, hums, buzzs, dc noise and statics, using an electromagnetic sensor as microphone.
All recordings have been imported into Serum Noise Oscillator and Wavetable Oscillators to achieve a collection of organic sounding presets.
Originally developed for FabFilter One, Simplon’s filters were designed from the ground up to be the fattest and smoothest self-oscillating digital filters possible. Simplon’s filters sound raw but never cheap or ‘digital’, even at full resonance.
Each filter offers three different filter characteristics that define the unique sound and overdrive of the filter. They range from smooth filters with moderate overdrive to raw, self-oscillating over-the-top madness!
In combination with the response and slope settings, FabFilter Simplon offers up to 27 different filter types.
Tweak the filters with Simplon’s large interactive filter display that shows both filter curves and lets you drag them around. You can adjust the filters separately or both at the same time.
And of course, you get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly fine-tuned knobs that work both in vertical and circular drag modes, interactive MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, great presets, extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation for all parameters, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more.
AUDIO LAYERING WIZARD
SoundWeaver helps you design new sounds from existing audio material in less time.
• Produce more assets and increase productivity on tight schedules
• Set up your sound design session with ready-to-use sound combinations
• Generate variations with ease instead of manually tweaking everything
• Find new combinations, discover and create new flavors and variety within your library
• SoundWeaver automates and randomizes certain parts of your sound design workflow.
• SoundWeaver searches your sound library with the help of keywords or folder paths and picks matching sounds for your project.
• Sounds are automatically sorted, grouped, layered, aligned and split into regions (if files contain multiple variations).
• Now you can pitch, offset, gain, shuffle and randomize individual sounds, groups or the whole project. The possibilities are endless.
• Take snapshots of your favorite combinations and settings. Create as many variants as you like and return to them later in the process.
• Drag’n’drop the project into your DAW for further editing or export the final mix.
• SoundWeaver can generate countless variations from your project during export via pitch, offset and take randomization.
HOW SOUNDWEAVER HELPS YOUR WORKFLOW
MORE VARIETY ON TIGHT SCHEDULES
We all know the situation: A client has asked for 100 new sound assets, 10 variations each, delivered as soon as possible.
Creating variations in particular requires a lot of meticulous pitching, shifting and switching out elements within your original design.
With just a few commands, SoundWeaver will automate all of those time-consuming steps for you and generate as many suggestions as you like – so all that’s left for you to do is have a quick listen and keep the ones you like best.
Focus on your creative process while SoundWeaver takes care of the rest.
INSPIRATION THROUGH NEW COMBINATIONS
Speaking of creative process: Once your library has grown beyond a certain point, there is only so much experimenting you can do manually. SoundWeaver’s powerful Randomize feature often generates combinations we’d never think of trying in the first place.
This opens up a world of new possibilities and is a great way of starting a project.
Already have an idea? Tell SoundWeaver to build on it and create different flavors.
Starting empty-handed? Let SoundWeaver set up your session by putting all layers in place.
Done, but missing that special something? Try out more unlikely sounds with just a few clicks.
SOUNDWEAVER At A Glance
• SoundWeaver automatically picks, slices, aligns and layers sounds
• Search by keywords, folders or drag’n’drop
• Pitch, offset, gain, shuffle and switch out individual sounds, groups or the whole project
• Each of the previous parameters can be randomized.
• Export: Drag’n’drop the project into your DAW
• Export as: Individual layers, groups or mixdown
• Export features: Generate variations using pitch, offset or random takes
• Take snapshots and return to your favorite combinations, parameter settings and sounds at will
SoundWeaver is a standalone application and works without any host audio software.
Windows 7 (64-bit), 8 GB Ram, Intel® Core i5
Mac OS X 10.9, 8 GB Ram, Intel® Core i5
SoundWeaver requires a free iLok account
Available licensing options:
Machine License activation and USB Dongle (iLok 2 or higher)
VERSION 1.1.0 NOW AVAILABLE
Synthesized Moods is a collection of 18 soundscapes, drones and textures produced by sound designer Giorgio Riolo using Native Instrument’s Massive plug-in.
All moods are “Synthesized”, imaginary and abstract.
They’ll add a bizarre layer to your ambiences sound effects and sometimes they’ll give a musical taste with a sci-fi, dark and sinister accent to your project .
Synthesized Moods is available in two versions:
TEXTROBOT is a NI Kontakt instrument designed to help you in the sound design of UI sounds and to produce retriggered samples for VFX text animations.
All 165 sounds are easily accessible using a MIDI master keyboard from the first octave. You can choose a category to load a set of samples and play it manually, or in the retriggered way (if active) by holding down the note. The full version of NI Kontakt is required to use this library.
• Click (10 samples): very tight, clicky sounds for UI interface usage or small text VFX
• Bleeps (16 samples): it contains bleeping sounds, tones, and alerts for telemetrics and sci-fisound design
• Big Size (16 samples): a collection of low frequency sounds for big title animation
• Percussive (22 samples): organic and processed percussive sounds like shakers, maracas, and woods for multimedia apps or menu sound design
• Fun (30 samples): a collection of funny sounds for cartoonish motion graphics
• Digital (20 samples): glitches and lo-fi sounds for experimental videos
• Keys (28 samples): keyboards, typewriters, and mouse sounds
• Mechanical (23 samples): switches, clangs, squeaks, and metal impact sounds for mechanic motion graphics
FabFilter Timeless 2 is not only a perfectly modelled classic tape delay. Its unique high-quality filters and many creative options turn it into the ultimate sound-mangling machine! Create echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, scratch effects and much more.
The delay signal is fed to two high-quality multimode filters, and then routed back to the delays with adjustable feedback and cross-feedback knobs. Per-channel phase inversion is provided to create jaw-dropping flanger and phasing effects.
Finally, you get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, extensive help with interactive help hints, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more!
TURBINE is a revolutionary sound design plug-in that gives you access to a wide range of authentic virtual engines based on their real-world counterparts. Over the last 4 years of intense research and development we shaped this breakthrough software tool that revolutionizes the way we do sound design. TURBINE is here to blow your mind and to simplify your work in so many ways.
You can change and automate all parameters in real-time, giving you full control over the final result.
1. A free license management software
2. A portable USB device that must be purchased separately. Please note that a lot of software plug in creators use the iLok system, so if you already own a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device, you don’t need to purchase another one and if you purchase an iLok USB device now you can use it with software from other manufacturers (one iLok to rule them all).
An iLok device can be purchased directly at ilok.com or – if you want to purchase from outside the USA – here. Additionally, you can get an iLok device from the most music or audio software retailers.
A 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device must be plugged into your workstation to run our TURBINE software. Without a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok device, the TURBINE software will not load. This applies to both editions, the free trial and the full version. When plugged into your workstation, our software will recognize your license and you can work with it.
FabFilter Twin 2 is equipped with the best possible oscillators, award-winning filters and an innovative interface that makes sound design a breeze! Rather use presets? Twin 2 comes with more than 1600 quality sounds that you can use right away.
Programming Twin 2 is easy and fast. The what-you-use-is-what-you-see interface shows only what you are actually using, and the graphic component buttons give you direct access to the most important settings from the impressive list of features.
Vielklang Instant Harmony 2 is an instrument for easy generation of harmonies from an audio or MIDI melody. The utilization of voice leading and harmony progression models allows vielklang to create harmony parts in a more musical way than traditional harmony processors and makes it a versatile and creative tool for musicians, songwriters and producers.
vielklang utilizes zplane´s widely-used élastique SOLOIST engine for high quality pitch shifting and time stretching.
The new version introduces the following features:
• advanced pitch editing with direct tool access
• new sleek interface
• vibrato and tremolo generator
• hybrid view for score-like harmony visualization
• MIDI harmonization
• multiple file harmonization
• Instant Harmony V2.0 & Advanced Pitch Editing
• Harmonize your melody with one single click – loading a single-voiced audio file – and create natural-sounding background choirs and brass arrangements.
vielklang Instant Harmony generates harmonies with 2-4 voices. It is packed with musical intelligence and music theory: it detects the best fitting harmonies for each individual input melody, and automatically synthesizes up to four voices with the voices not merely running in parallel but with their voicings selected to sound most natural (voice leading).
The advanced pitch editing controls (full version only!) give you fast and easy access to pitch, timing, vibrato control, formant shift, and to many more editing options.
FabFilter Volcano has proven to be one of the few plug-ins that offer convincing high quality digital filtering with unique analog character. With tons of features, modulation options and a unique user interface, Volcano 2 is the absolute top of its class!
Want to design your own whoosh sound effects? Wave Warper is a revolutionary new way to create your own amazing custom whooshes, passbys, morphed sounds, and sample mayhem. It is a standalone app that combines and loops up to 6 sound file layers to create one new dynamic file using multiple real-time controllable effects and optional VST plugins.
For years sound designers and musicians alike have had to painstakingly layer sounds within DAWs and create time consuming midi controlling scenes to create whoosh, doppler, and passby effects.
Wave Warper takes advanced concepts and simplifies them into one quick, fun, and intuitive software. It is incredibly addictive to use, and produces sounds like you've never heard before.
• Load up to 6 sound files
• Load up to 10 VST plugins within Wave Warper
• Real-time user controlled XY pad allows you to 'perform' Wave Warper
• Pitch, volume, panning, and filtering defined envelopes follow along in real-time
• Randomizes your sound library folders to quickly generate new sounds
• Sine, triangle and square LFOs
• Wind and whistle generators
• 2 compressors
• 9 filter settings that follow along in real-time
• Volume fluctuation on each file for creating dynamic sounds per layer
• Leap Motion control option. Leap Motion sold separately here
• Compatible with Mac and PC (32 bit and 64 bit)
An Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 (or later), OR a PC with Windows 7 (or later); Multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; 1024×768 display.
Weaponiser is the only all-in-one solution for weapon sound design; providing a powerful and efficient workflow, a comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.
Weaponiser Basic gets you started with an introductory library of professionally recorded weapons, carefully designed presets with high-end, real-time synthesis and unparalleled sound quality – making it the ultimate ‘go to’ tool-kit for creating dynamic assets.
Weaponiser Basic offers a total of 952 assets, 515 edited Weapon recordings, 4 weapons, 398 Sweeteners and 39 IRs and 70 presets. It also allows you to import your own assets.
Need more firepower? Be sure to check out Weaponiser – Fully Loaded, featuring 13 weapons and much more.
• Fully functional version with +900 audio samples
• 515 weapon recordings
• 4 weapons
• 398 sweeteners and 19 irs
• 90 presets
Formats (64-bit only): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU. An iLok account (available for free at ilok.com) is required to activate and use the software. A dongle is not required, but if you want to use one, an iLok 2 or later is the one to use.
The ultimate weapon sound design solution, Weaponiser Fully Loaded extends the power of Weaponiser Basic by offering our most comprehensive library of professionally recorded weapon sounds.
Weaponiser Fully Loaded offers a total of 2288 assets, 1596 edited Weapon recordings, 13 weapons, 692 sweeteners and 39 IRs and 135 presets. It also allows you to import your own assets.
Formats (64-bit only): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU. An iLok account (available for free at ilok.com) is required to activate and use the software. A dongle is not required, but if you want to use one, an iLok 2 or later is the one to use.
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