NAMM06: IK Multimedia Ship Studio-Quality Reverb Plug-Ins

A suite of 4 high-quality digital reverbs      19/01/06
NAMM06: IK Multimedia Ship Studio-Quality Reverb Plug-Ins


IK Multimedia have announced that CSR, Classik Studio Reverb will be shipping this month. CSR offers a suite of 4 high-end studio-quality reverb plug-ins modeled after popular outboard classics.
With the release of CSR, IK claim that everyone can now afford the high quality and superior sound of signature reverbs once only found in expensive world-class studios.
CSR offers a complete suite of studio quality reverbs with 4 reverb plug-ins. HALL, ROOM, AMBIENCE and INVERSE are designed to emulate the sounds of acclaimed high-quality outboard reverb units. IK say that with these four classic studio reverb choices, Classik Studio Reverb offers a superior and trusted sound for any type of mix situation. IK's press release sings the praises of CSR as follows...
A musicality that rivals high-end outboard gear for a sound that sits perfectly in any mix. CSR is a high-quality, musical reverb processor with a flexibility that was previously only available in extremely expensive hardware reverb units. Performing with the quality and character that top engineers have depended on for years in the studio, CSR was designed to get the maximum musicality and recreate the classic sound to sit perfectly in any mix.
Easy to use with advanced editing features make it suitable for any user, from beginner to pro. With the look and feel of a typical effects rack on the interface, all the necessary controls are laid out for an immediate great sound.
CSR offers two modes: Easy and Advanced, coupled with more than 100 editing parameters: Operating in Easy Mode simply puts the most important controls on the front panel of the plug-in, making CSR an easy to use and a quick solution when an instant high-quality sound is needed. Shape the sound using only 6 parameters: Mix, Diffusion, Reverb Time, Low Frequency Gain, High Frequency Cutoff, and High Frequency Dampening; giving you full control over the main character of the reverb.
In Advanced Mode, you will find a huge array of modeling and shaping controls with over 100 reverb parameters. All of them can be adjusted and changed to create the reverb effect that you need, tailored to the very finest detail. Offering high-end controls only found in professional outboard gear, you also have:
  • A Modulation Matrix with an 8x8 structure; meaning that 8 modulation sources can manipulate 8 destinations. For example, by applying an envelope to your reverb time, you can fine-tune the tail for a specific reverb sound. Or, use an LFO to modulate the reverb image, creating movement in the acoustic space.
  • 4 customizable Macro controls which allow complex sweeping changes in Classik Studio Reverb’s effects, transforming complete environments with singular control. You can associate up to 8 different CSR controls to a simple Macro slider; therefore allowing seamless morphing changes between different reverb settings.
    In both Easy and Advanced Modes, it is always simple to find that perfect sound. A convenient A/B comparison allows you to quickly apply modifications and compare between two reverb settings in a snap.
    Giving you performance that mirrors high-end studio equipment, Classik Studio Reverb is much more flexible than the current impulse-based technologies in both editing features and in behavior. While impulse reverbs have gained a lot of popularity because of their particular emulation of environment reverberation, they are inherently CPU-intensive and typically lack the particular musical sound and editing possibilities that famous studio digital reverbs have always offered. CSR is not only less CPU demanding, but also much more flexible in terms of editing features. Now you have the ability to manipulate and shape reverbs from a number of angles, without compromising or slowing down your processor speed and functionality.
      High-end studio features:
    • Suite of 4 separate reverb units: Plate, Room, Hall, and Inverse
    • State of the art DSP based reverb algorithms
    • 2 operational modes: Easy and Advanced
    • Specific Algorithm-based Parameters list unique to each unit
    • Over 100 editing parameters overall
    • Adjustable input and output reverb width
    • High quality reverb filtering
    • Highly customizable 8x8 Modulation Matrix per unit
    • 4 assignable Macros per unit
    • Smooth parameter morphing capabilities
    • Two internal LFOs per unit
    • Two internal Envelope generators per unit
    • Full automation through host sequencer
      Minimum System Requirements
      Macintosh 866MHz Power Macintosh® G4, with 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, 1024x768 screen thousands of colors. Windows Pentium® III 1GHz/Athlon™ XP 1.33GHz with 256MB of RAM, Windows® XP, 1024x768 screen thousands of colors.
      Price & Availability
      CSR will have an introductory MSRP of $399/Euro329. CSR will be available in the IK dealer/distributor network worldwide by the end of January 2006. CSR will support all the most popular plug-in platforms in both Windows®XP and Mac® OSX including VST, RTAS and AU. A TDM version for Pro Tools® systems is also under development.
      More info:
    • www.ikmultimedia.com

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