SK Note intrduces their Analog Line with the Q796 expander, compressor and limiter 08/05/09
SKnote has announced Q796, the first plug-in in a new Analog Line series of plug-ins modelled on classic hardware devices. It is a stereo expander, compressor and limiter
with stereo sidechain. Here's what they have to say... Q796Features:
Expander: includes a pump-up mode (compresses LOW levels, makes sound full).
Feed-forward (the modern way) and feed-back (the vintage way) modes.
Continuous Peak-RMS set.
Gain reduction limit (great for invisible squashing).
Distortion (static and dynamic; starts over the threshold and increases with gain).
Long time integration (an additional very slow time constant).
Limiter: a very fast limiter.
The "analog" interface, modeled on the hardware, is integrated in a "digital" frame, for a better control. Three separate graphs show in realtime:
Control signal (from Peak to RMS).
Pricing and Availability:
Q796 has an MSRP of â‚¬129 and is expected to be released by the end of May, 2009, as a VST effect plug-in for Windows. A demo version of the software will be available for download before May 10th (the only limitation will be a short, low level, noise burst every 20 seconds). A sound demo is already available.More information: