Sonic Maximizer In Software

BBE and Nomad Factory announces the availability of the BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer plug-in      12/05/08

Sonic Maximizer In Software

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BBE Sound Inc. and Nomad Factory have collaborated in the development and design of the newly available high-resolution BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer plug-in, a new software version of BBE's award-winning Sonic Maximizer that features revised code to support more platforms including Mac OS X, PC, VST, AU and RTAS.
The D82 Sonic Maximizer Plug-In allows unlimited user-definable presets and realtime preset changes. Nomad factory say that it's like having a rack full of the 882i units at your command for processing multiple tracks. They tell us that the D82 Sonic Maximzeer Plug-In can add brilliance, depth, detail, and definition to your music in many audio software applications that accept AU, VST and/or RTAS plug-ins, from multi-track recording to sampling to remixing.
Here’s all the details from Nomad factory and BBE…
For years professional musicians and studio engineers have known that the Sonic Maximizer is the best way to get that professional sound and extra sparkle that is so difficult to capture. Now you can access BBE processing technology within the digital domain. The D82 Sonic Maximizer plugin is identical to the physical unit it terms of utility and processing. The BBE advanced sonic processing technology and proprietary algorithms have allowed us to create a plugin that boasts the following features:
  • High quality signal processing algorithms
  • Stereo Low Contour control (0 to 10)
  • Stereo Process control (0 to 10)
  • Output Level control variable from -12dB to +12dB
  • Bypass control (BBE Process)
  • Full Automation for all parameters PC and Mac OS X
  • Easy-to-use modern interface.
  • Windows XP / Vista32 and Mac OS X (Intel & PPC) supported
  • VST, AU and RTAS supported
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz supported
Loudspeakers have difficulty working with the electronic signals supplied by an amplifier. These difficulties cause such major phase and amplitude distortion that the sound reproduced by speaker differs significantly from the sound produced by the original source. In the past, these problems proved unsolvable and were thus relegated to a position of secondary importance in audio system design. However, phase and amplitude integrity is essential to accurate sound reproduction.
Research shows that the information which the listener translates into the recognizable characteristics of a live performance are intimately tied into complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and harmonic components of a given musical note or sound. These relationships define a sound's “sound�. When these complex relationships pass through a speaker, the proper order is lost. The higher frequencies are delayed. A lower frequency may reach the listener's ear first or perhaps simultaneously with that of a higher frequency. In some cases, the fundamental components may be so time-shifted that they reach the listener's ear ahead of some or all of the harmonic components. This change in the phase and amplitude relationship on the harmonic and fundamental frequencies is technically called “envelope distortion.� The listener perceives this loss of sound integrity in the reproduced sound as "muddy" and “smeared.�In the extreme, it can become difficult to tell the difference between musical instruments, for example, an oboe and a clarinet.
BBE Sound, Inc. conducted extensive studies of numerous speaker systems over a ten year period. With this knowledge, it became possible to identify the characteristics of an ideal speaker and to distill the corrections necessary to return the fundamental and harmonic frequency structures to their correct order. While there are differences among various speaker designs in the magnitude of their correction, the overall pattern of correction needed is remarkably consistent. The BBE Process is so unique that 42 patents have been awarded by the U.S. Patent Office.
The BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer will deliver surprisingly good results on guitar, bass and keyboard tracks. Electric guitars have added “bite�, “chunk� and improved definition. As Guitar Player magazine said, “BBE is the most cost effective improvement you can add to your rig.� Acoustic guitars processed with the Sonic Maximizer have a breathtakingly natural sparkle and presence. Bassists will delight in the BBE Sonic Maximizer’s ability to bring much more punch to the bottom end without muddying up the midrange. The Sonic Maximizer is also great for keyboards, with everything from the latest samples to a vintage Rhodes benefiting equally from the patented BBE process.
Pricing and Availability:
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