Audio Ease, known for their Altiverb plug-in have announced a new product - Speakerphone - which they say is the end-all speaker simulator plug-in, with a host of environments to put them in.
Audio ease are probably best placed to explain this one so hereâ€™s the lowdown in their own wordsâ€¦
A bad GSM connection on a busy sidewalk, a bullhorn with feedback and a helicopter overhead, or a 1952 rockabilly guitar amp in a recording studio live room: Speakerphone gives you authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.
All the walkie-talkies, distant transistor radios, upstairs TV sets, bullhorns and cell phones youâ€™ll ever need. Speakerphone will add dial tones, operators and static, and you can select from a wealth of ambiences on either the caller or receiverâ€™s end. And with a click you can send anything from the sample-playback bay right to the cursor in your Pro Tools track.
Operation is extremely quick: you just call up one of the hundreds of carefully crafted and archived presets. If youâ€™re a tweaker just click â€˜show controlsâ€™ and the whole dashboard slides out, at your disposal, with the most minute detail.
Speakerphone, powered by Altiverb, combines a wealth of effects including a convolution engine that uses actual samples of hundreds of original speakers, a radio receiver tuning dial, record player scratch and static generator, GSM cell phone data compression, distortion, tremolo, delay, a variety of EQ and dynamics, bit crushing, sample rate reduction, a full blown convolution reverb, and a library of samples to combine into entire environments.
You want to have the artist rap through a cell phone? Rather than pull up an eq and distortion, why not make him rap through one of Speakerphoneâ€™s actual GSM connections? Perhaps surrounded by the acoustics and sounds of an idling car at a gas station?
And then thereâ€™s the host of classic guitar amps, complete with tailor made distortion, spring reverbs, and everything else to build guitar tone like youâ€™ve never heard from a plug-in.
Sampling An Emergency Phone
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