Friday, July 1, 2011

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New Seymour Duncan and Orange Gear in AmpliTube

Amplitube is my go to Amp simulator and IK Multimedia has some new options available for it.
I just received this email from IK:

IK Multimedia
Dear AmpliTube User,
New Seymour Duncan® stomp boxes and more Orange® gear models are now available in AmpliTube Custom Shop
The Custom Shop in AmpliTube 3 brings an entirely new shopping experience for software plug-ins. Build your own collection of amp and effects models with a level of customization never before seen and at prices so affordable!

Start by downloading a FREE upgrade to a fully functional version of AmpliTube 3.
AmpliTube Custom Shop
Then you can try and buy à la carte stomp boxes, amplifiers, cabinets, microphones and rack effects from a vast collection of over 200 gear models including officially approved models of gear from world-class brands such asFenderTM, Ampeg®, Orange®, SoldanoTMSeymour Duncan®, T-RexTM and many more.

Newly added gear in the AmpliTube Custom Shop:
Seymour Duncan Power Grid stomp box
The Power Grid has five stages and three-band active EQ, which makes it one of the most versatile distortion pedals available.

Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter stomp box
The Shape Shifter reproduces the hypnotic tremolo sounds characteristic of 50's tube amps with detailed "Wave" and "Shape" controls allowing you to create many different sounds!
Seymour Duncan Power Grid Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter
Orange Thunderverb 200 amp 
The Thunderverb 200 amp is a powerful and flexible amp capable of all kinds of tones from vintage rock to modern blues, hard rock to metal. Nothing can match the bone crushing, bottom-end punch of this big stage tone head.

Orange Tiny Terror Combo and Orange PPC212OB cabs 
Along with the Thunderverb 200, IK has also introduced two new Orange cabinets! 

Orange ThunderVerb Orange Tiny Terror Combo Cab Orange PPC2120B cab
Watch a video demonstration of the latest additions to the Custom Shop shelf. More certified Seymour Duncan and Orange models are also in development.

Also, make sure to check out other gear to complete your dream collection of amp and effects models.

Stay Tuned.

IK Multimedia. Musicians First.


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Abbey Road Studio Plugins 50% off

The Award-Winning Abbey Road Studios Plugins - 50% OFF

For a limited time only, all Abbey Road Studios plugins will have 50% slashed off the price.

TG12413 TDM was $560 now $280 Native was $335 now $165
TG Mastering Pack TDM was $560 now $280 Native was $335 now $165
RS124 TDM was $560 now $280 Native was $335 now $165
The Brilliance Pack TDM was $449 now $250 Native was $249 now $125

"I recently found myself without my Abbey Road plugins and realised I couldn't work without them. The TG12413 Limiter combined with the TG Mastering EQ's is an instant "killer" drum sound. They've become a staple part of my setup." Jake Davies, engineer (U2, Pink, Bjork, Madonna)

"The quality and warmth from the RS124 is so much the same as the original box. The plugin does that gooshy, punchy thing just like the original." David Kahne, producer (Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, The Strokes)

"Awesome! The Brilliance Pack really enhances the presence without introducing harshness into the sound."Michael Wagener, producer/mixer (Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper)

Click here for more information.

NB: This offer does not apply to any bundles or upgrades.


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Generic Audio's Preceptor – Compressor/Limiter (model-A)

Preceptor Model-A

The Preceptor from Generic Audio is a mastering quality " two-channel (stereo/dual mono), pure analog (Class-A, discrete) dynamic processor, in which the gain reduction is made by a transistor in the differential amplifier circuit with Zener diodes stabilization". This is one solid looking unit and it has some impressive features including  an external/internal sidechain input with HPF filter and parallel compression with variable blend. There is also a Model T that has an extra switch to select between hard and soft modes. (Note the extra "Action" switch next to the Limit/Compress switch). The Model-T attack is also 0.5 to 31ms while the Model-A is 0.5 to 60ms and the release is 50ms to 2sec. compared to the Model-A's 25ms to 6sec.

Preceptor Model-T

  • Massive sound
  • Hand made and calibrated
  • Pure analog design
  • 3U rack space
  • Internal PSU 115V/230V
  • Special power transformer
  • Two independent mono blocks
  • Ultra stable power supply
  • 16 matched Zener diodes in the signal path
  • Internal and external sidechain
  • Classic Carnhill transformers
  • Input Z switchable (2k5Ω or 10kΩ)
  • Stereo or dual mono operation
  • Hard relay bypass
  • Sidechain HPF
  • Blend function (parallel compression)
  • Retro panel meters
  • Only gold contact stepped attenuators and toggle switches (no potentiometers!)
  • Easy-settings repeatability
  • Highest functionality!

  • Inputs: Balanced XLR
  • Outputs: Balanced XLR
  • Ext. sidechain inputs: Balanced TRS
  • Signal transformers: Carnhill
  • Bypass: hard relay bypass
  • Input impedance: 2k5Ω or 10kΩ switched on the front panel
  • Output impedance: < 50Ω
  • Frequency response: 20-22.000Hz
  • Maximum input level : + 21 dBu @ sensitivity +4 dBu
  • Maximum output level: +23 dBu
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted) : better than 85dBu
  • Meter: 0 to -20dB gain reduction
  • Signal path: Class-A, discrete
  • Gain reduction made by: a transistor in the differential amplifier circuit with Zener diodes stabilization
  • Dynamic modes: limiter, compressor
  • Speed modes: fast, medium, slow
  • Attack: 0,5ms – 60ms
  • Release: 25ms – 6s
  • External sidechain: YES
  • Sidechain filtering : OFF, 40Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 200 Hz, 320 Hz
  • Blender (parallel compression) : yes
  • PSU: internal
  • Fuses type: 230V : 500mA (slo-blo; 5x20mm) /115V : 1A (slo-blo; 5x20mm)
  • Power consumption: 70W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) : 483x133mm (3U) x 245mm
  • Weight: 6,4kg

PRICE : 3125 EUR (excluding VAT)

The Preceptor would make a great all around compressor for the studio. I can see using this for tracking as well as mixing and mastering duties.

Visit Generic Audio for more info