Sunday, March 27, 2011
"Sonic Charge Bitspeek is a real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect. Right now you are probably thinking, "oh, another one of those"? Or perhaps not. Chances are that you have never heard about "linear prediction", although most of us use it daily when we talk on our cell phones. Linear prediction coding is a voice compression technology that appeared in commercial products in the seventies and was implemented in some well-known speaking toys of the early eighties." (Remember the robot voices on Battlestar Galactica?)
2CAudio's Aether is an award-winning, ultimate quality, self-modulating algorithmic reverb, which delivers unprecedented levels of fidelity and programmability. It has been nominated for, and won numerous industry awards, including most recently the 2010 Sound on Sound Annual Award, and the 2010 EM Editor's Choice award. Its huge list of industry-first advances have made it the go-to reverb of choice by many of the industry's top engineers and producers.
Aether 1.5 offers several industry-leading and unique features including:
|• 2x & 4x Oversampling||• Double Precision 64bit DSP|
|• 64bit Host/OS Support||• Band-limited Interpolation|
|• Variable Quality Modes||• Extreme Off-line Render Modes|
|• Proprietary Spectral Modulation||• Attack & Sustain Envelope|
|• Variable Q Damping Decay Curve||• Mid-Side modes|
|• Cascade Control||• Complex Stereo Modes|
|• 0-Sample Latency||• Frequency Profiles|
|• Immediate Parameter Accessibility||• Macro Controls|
|• Comprehensive Preset Browser||• Instant algorithm browsing|
|• Flexible EQ/Filter Routing||• Huge Parameter Value Ranges|
|• Discrete Early Reflections engine||• Comprehensive FX Presets|
|• Complex & Clustered IRs||• Late Reflections Coloration|
Solid State Logic introduced the the “K” in 2002 providing the dual benefits of a full 5.1 surround architecture and the increased bandwidth and resolution demanded by top mixers.
The XL 9000 K Series high speed computer is lightning fast dependable and super stable. Your recalls will come up instantly. The big brother to the J Series first introduced in 1994. The “K” is THE ultimate in Analog Large Format mixing consoles. Key features of the XL include: Ultra-high quality signal path optimized for the higher sampling frequencies available with DVD-A and SCAD Full 5.1 mix bus, master fader, mix compressor, monitoring and metering 6-channel monitor insert, plus support for three external 6-channel sources Integral LFE Filtering for Dolby(tm) & DTS(tm) encoding UltiPan(tm) automated surround panning LCR panning on every channel LCR focus control and surround routing on echo return Full, simultaneous fader access to all mix busses 5.1 stereo downmix function K Series automation computer with on-line mix compare feature Advanced photo-realistic Total Recall(tm) Remote SuperAnalogue(tm) mic amps (option) Audio Excellence for DVD-A and SACD The XL console offers unprecedented audio performance to meet the advanced, higher sampling frequency formats that consumers will soon be enjoying with DVD-A and SACD with an audio bandwidth extends nearly two octaves beyond a 96kHz recorder. Supreme surround sound performance
In addition to audio quality, the XL provides the ultimate in surround efficiency within the analogue domain. A full 5.1 mix bus, master fader and mix compressor, combined with LCR panning add to the state-of-the-art specification, while the console also provides full simultaneous fader access to all mix busses. The K Series monitor insert point and the three external sources have all been expanded to six channels for maximum flexibility. For moving projects into stereo, a stereo downmix output allows stereo mixes to be quickly generated from a 5.1 mix. The XL's innovative and unique UltiPan(tm) system ensures that dynamic, multipoint surround panning is simple and intuitive to operate. K Series Automation Computer Based on the HS Control Processor in SSL's successful digital consoles, the K Series Automation Computer provides high-speed control of all automated functions. Complex mixes can be handled with breathtaking speed, while loading and saving projects is also much faster. The incredible power of the system enables a number of new and enhanced features to be realized including a screen display of individual machine transport position, allowing multiple machines to be offset quickly and accurately. Another new feature, On-line Mix Compare, provides on-demand auditioning of up to six different mix passes without interruption to playback. Enhanced graphics and Flat Screen TFT Display
To maximize the benefit of ultra-high resolution graphics, the K Series Computer has a new multi-angle, high-resolution TFT screen, integrated within the console's center section. An additional X-VGA input enables switchable display of editor/workstation output. Remote SuperAnalogue Mic-Amps (option) In addition to the XL's outstanding on-board microphone amplifiers, the console can be optionally fitted with remote mic amps, which are controlled directly from the XL channel module. The remote-powered DC mic amps are designed to be located as close to the original signal source as possible, ensuring the best signal input quality.
A revised circuit design further improves upon the SL 9000 J's mic amp sonic performance, producing results of breathtaking clarity. Control is fully integrated within the existing console architecture, and supported by the K Series advanced photo-realistic Total Recall(tm) system. The new remote mic amps are a sophisticated and ergonomic solution for those seeking the ultimate in sonic performance. Distinctive Styling The XL's new Raven Sparkle appearance, new frame design and consolidated center section makes for a highly distinctive yet instantly familiar console. Optionally, input control from both pen or 'puck' can be switched at the press of a button to control PC-based editors, as well as the new infrared QWERTY keyboard. All these features have been designed in response to the original consoles extensive user-base throughout the 175 locations in which it is installed throughout the world. Niall Feldman, Director of Product Marketing for SSL reflects: "In the eight years since the first introduction of the SL 9000, we have listened carefully to the comments of owners and users alike. With higher resolution recording formats and surround production presenting a huge opportunity for studios, the time is right for SSL to further the potential of analogue console technology in the form of the XL."
- Beautiful Ravel Sparkle finish
- Loaded with 80 channels, Winged desk built from 5 sections
- Remote 17-strip Patchbay with 12.5 meter cabling for accessibility
In the Mid 1990's All send and aux pots in all channels where replaced with new clarostats, balanced meter amps and a new Moss and Mitchell TT Patchbay where added.
Features / Mods:
In addition to the cosmetic re-fitting done in the spring of 1999 which included fabrication of a new leather bolster, new red oak trim and re-screening the panels, a complete hardware inspection and extensive re-furb were performed.
This re-furb encompassed all aspects of the console with a focus on the utmost signal integrity without losing that vintage “Neve” sound for which these consoles are so vastly sought after. Every module was removed, cleaned and upgraded. The monitor section was modified with balanced output drivers on each channel to allow recording directly to tape from the monitor section. This facilitated an increase in headroom from +18 to +26dB as well. A custom “Producers Desk” was built into a bucket containing (8) Channels of API 512 Pre’s and (16) channels of API 550 EQ’s (normalled to the monitor section while fully patchable), 5.1 monitoring control, Lynx System Supervisor Control unit (allows control of up to four Lynx synchronizers), (8) 2-Track Playback selectors and an additional (4) Shep 31105 modules, bringing the total number of Mic inputs to 52.
* All monitor channels headroom increased from +18dbv clipping to +26dbv clipping
* All monitor channels have balanced output amp which allows send to tape
* 4T2 to 4t1 fold-down, which allows 72 channels for mixdown
* Frequency response improvement mod.
* Active meter amps with Line in, Buss, or Monitor selector
* API EQ’s with Balanced +26dbv headroom in and out
* 5.1 Monitor Control
* Lynx System Supervisor
* 4t1 Stereo Buss Insert Send/Return Circuit
* Phoenix Audio class A output stage on mix out
All Manuals, schematics and service documents, power supplies and related wiring. spare parts, spare power supply, extra 31105, extra API EQ.