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Nucleus Soundlab - Analog Theory


Virtual Analog has come a long way. Take Korg's MonoPoly Rack Extension for example. Not only does it replicate the capabilities and sounds of this classic hardware synthesizer, but it exceeds the original with features like true polyphony and unison. In fact, MonoPoly is the perfect starting point for creating next-gen electronica timbres in Reason! It's only drawback is that it doesn't come packed with any Combinator patches whatsoever. Let's fix that, shall we? Introducing our latest ReFill - featuring MonoPoly - Analog Theory.

Analog Theory is a ReFill that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with Virtual Analog in the Reason environment. Our experienced sound design team has fused the classic power of MonoPoly with the flexibility of the Reason Combinator to create some very unique sounds. MonoPoly is filled to the electronic brim with thick chordal layers, expressive plucks, dubstep growlers, and gated atmospheres.

You won't be disappointed with Analog Theory's attention to detail. All the standard highlights of Nucleus SoundLab ReFills are still present: Unique Combinators with unique Combinator controls; MonoPoly patches that make up each Combinator are individually available; full categorization of both Combinators and device patches; careful volume-balancing for every single patch. Power-up your music with Analog Theory today!

  • 113 unique Combinators across ten categories.
  • 163 MonoPoly device patches.
  • 2 demo songs packed inside the ReFill.
  • All Combinator rotaries/buttons/modwheel uniquely mapped.
  • Patches designed by veteran Reason sound designers.
  • Requires: MonoPoly Rack Extension

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Audiothing - Valve Exciter


Valve Exciter is a Harmonic Enhancer plug-in with vintage valve emulation. The exciter section features hand tuned filters with the ability to sweep the center frequencies via the Harmonics knob. The valve section is modelled after a softer custom version of the vintage Telefunken ECC83 tubes with drive, triode/pentode mode and bias settings.

Specifications

  • Harmonics Enhancer: Bass and Treble (with Harmonics sweep)
  • Valve Emulation with drive
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: AU and VST (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

Documentation

Minimal Requirements

PC

  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 15 MB HD space
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2/3 32-bit or 64-bit host

MAC

  • OSX 10.6.8 or later
  • Core Duo 2GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 60 MB HD space
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2/3 and AU 32-bit or 64-bit host


List of supported hosts/DAWs:
PC: Ableton Live 8, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 7, Fl Studio 11, Reaper 4, Sonar, Studio One 2,
MAC: Ableton Live 8, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 6, Cubase 7, Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Studio One 2

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Voxengo EBusLim

EBusLim is a brickwall peak limiter and loudness maximization plug-in for professional music production applications. EBusLim implements a single EL-4-based limiter mode originally designed in Elephant mastering limiter plug-in. This mode is suitable for bus, drum bus, master bus and track processing. The design idea behind EBusLim is to produce an extremely easy-to-use yet effective limiter.

Since EBusLim only features a single processing mode the processing latency was reduced down to 0.5 milliseconds permitting the use of this limiter as master bus overload protector for both stereo and multi-channel applications.

Applications

  • Bus peak limiter
  • Track compressor
  • Drum bus compressor
  • Mastering peak limiter
  • Loudness maximizer
  • Stereo, 5.1 surround mastering limiter


  • Elephant-quality limiter mode
  • 64-bit floating point processing
  • Extreme ease of use
  • All sample rates support
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing
  • 0.5 ms compensated processing latency

Demo limitationsProcessing output is muted for a moment every 45 seconds.
(Demo version is authorized with a product key, which is a text string - no challenge/response nor dongle required)

CompatibilityThis audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification.

RTAS compatibility is available by using the FXpansion VST-RTAS adapter. AAX64 compatibility is available by using Blue Cat PatchWork.

This plug-in is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7 and later versions) and Mac OS X (10.5 and later versions, 32- and 64-bit, Intel processor-based) computers (2 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 1 GB of system RAM required). A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform for each audio plug-in specification.