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DSP-1 DRUMS

 

19.99      DEMO   


 
 

DESCRIPTION

DSP-1 is a high performance dynamic signal processor specifically designed to process drum tracks. DSP-1 can be used as an insert effect on single drum channels (bass drum, snare drum, overheads, etc.) or to process the entire drum bus. The aim of this effect is to increase the perceived level of the processed audio without introduce too much color or artifacts and, above all, avoiding distortion. With DSP-1 it's very easy to maximize the audio level of your drum track without make it sound over compressed or distorted.


FEATURES:

  • ·  Saturator with three different operation modes
  • ·  Transparent increment of the perceived volume level
  • ·  Automatic peak limiter
  • ·  High precision input/output VU-meter
  • ·  Low CPU usage



"TELL ME MORE..." - OK, HERE YOU GO!

The pictures below shows the difference between a drum track processed by a common limiter and the same track processed with DSP-1 (saturation type B, mid boost):



ORIGINAL WAVEFORM


TYPICAL LIMITER


DSP-1 (TYPE B 50%)
As you can see DSP-1 can provide the same amount of boost (or even more!) without introduce any distortion to the signal compared with the limiter (the even beats in the second picture clearly shows how the signal processed with the limiter is heavily distorted).

Also compared with usual saturation effects the waveform processed with DSP-1 clearly shows less artifacts:



ORIGINAL WAVEFORM


TYPICAL SATURATOR


DSP-1 (TYPE B 50%)

Note again how the waveform processed by a typical saturator has a less precise shape, and the huge amount of distortion introduced in the peaks area.


So what is the main difference between a typical limiter, a saturator and DSP-1? From a technical point of view DSP-1 could be considered as a compressor, an expander, a peak limiter and a saturator; by the way it works in a slightly different way. DSP-1 exploit and combine the characteristics of these effects in a very discrete way allowing to achieve similar results but without damaging the audio material. The internal circuit of DSP-1 is divided in two parts:


- The first component is the IDP (Intelligent Dynamic Processor). This is a sort of compander (compressor/expander) unit which is able to automatically program itself depending on the speed of the song and the kind of audio material which is feeded into it. This means that if you are working on a slow rock ballad, for example, the dynamic processor automatically set his internal settings to work with this kind of audio material.

- The second part of the internal audio engine is the saturator. The saturator works in three different modes: A, B and C (soft, hard1 and hard2). These three operative modes emulate different saturation types and provide a different amount of saturation at the input stage. Type A is modeled as a soft tape saturation; type C is a tube emulation and type B is a balanced mix between tape and tube saturation.


The amount of saturation for the different modes can be set by the dedicated knob. At this point the audio signal is feeded back to the dynamic processor and the overall level of the processed signal is adjusted according to the internal settings of the IDP. While the graphical user interface is very simple and easy to operate, the truth is that there's a lot of work going on under the surface! The GUI also features a high precision VU meter to monitor the overall boost amount and a led indicator to prevent digital clipping.



MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

PC running WinXP, Vista or W7, CPU 1Ghz, 512Mb RAM, soundcard with ASIO drivers, compatible ASIO host.

CHANGELOG

1.6.2013 UPDATED TO v.1.1

Double click resets the knobs to their default position
Some minor GUI changes.


 

AUDIO DEMOS

Each audio demo contains the original dry audio first and then the same clip processed with DSP-1.



 

USERS COMMENTS

 "I can't believe that I bought something like DSP-1 for just 20 bucks. Your dynamic effects are at the same level of UAD." - John Wakeman

 

DOWNLOAD

TRIAL VERSION WINDOWS 32bit DOWNLOAD
MANUAL DSP-1 User Manual (EN) DOWNLOAD
  Audio examples DOWNLOAD