SDII-PlugIn (Bernhard Feiten )

Subject: SDII-PlugIn
From:    Bernhard Feiten  <feiten(at)GIGANT.KGW.TU-BERLIN.D400.DE>
Date:    Wed, 28 Jun 1995 23:11:19 -0400

"Eternal Machine I" EM I ( Dear "Digidesign Products Specialist", we are proud to announce the new "Eternal Machine" EM I which is available now in Version 1.1 ! EM I is a Sound Designer II Plug-In which works on the ProTools (442 Card) and ProTools III Hardware. It also works on Session 8 (Mac) and Audiomedia II with reduced performance (see below). Plug-In Interface [Image] Features * Dynamic time compression/expansion (factor 0.01-100 !) anywhere within the soundfile with optimized "Phase Vocoder "- algorithm * Dynamic filtering (morphing) with up to 100 arbitrary filtercurves anywhere within the soundfile and up to 2048 filterbands * Dynamic pitchshift from -36 up to +48 semitones with cents resolution anywhere within the soundfile * Graphical editing of all parameters with intuitive "rubberband envelopes" * 100 free selectable points in each window * Adjustable filter resolution and FFT-size * Arbitrary scaling for all parameters * 50 ready-to-use presets for different applications : time- and pitchvarying sample processing with dynamic filtering dynamic notch-, comb-, Surface- formant-, 1/3 octave filter etc. morphing, subharmonic enhancer, inverse filtering, doppler effects, vibrato, chorus, dynamic denoising .... NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 1.1 : * Graphical Overview in Time- and Pitch-Window with Zoom and Scroll allows easy finding of relevant points * Playback from the selected point in the Time- and Pitch-Window for exact matching of points. * Display of the Spectrum of the selected time-point with Zoom and Scroll for very detailed filtering applications An Order Form is appended to this message! ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________ Description EM I is a totally new and unique approach for "Sounddesign over time". All parameters (time, spectrum, pitch) can be changed dynamically at arbitrary time- and frequency-points inside the signal. Between these points the values are interpolated. All calculations in EM I are done on the ProTools DSPs (also one DSP-Farm is used in the PT III Version). Because of the massive amount of calculations in the implemented algorithms EM I is a non-realtime Plug-In. It is the first time that SDII users have access to audio-manipulation algorithms which were formerly only available in the science- and resarch-domain. Example applications: * First real 3D-Editor in time, frequency and pitch (this is also a very valuable analysis tool ! ) * "Scratching" between +48 and -36 Semitones with original tempo / beat (Techno, Sounddesign) * Extreme Filtering between +30dB and -60dB with a minimum bandwidth of 10 Hz and 2048 Filters (Techno, Soundesign, "Finetuning" of mixes, direct manipulation of (sub)harmonics, dynamic de- hum(noise), Formant-filters, drastic EQ-changes in film/video-cuts, "morphing" ...) * Selecting all frequencies makes it possible to generate dynamic fades in Sound Designer II (solves the problem of "hard cuts" after using for example DINR * Dynamic time-manipulation ( "fit to time", "lip sync" -> direct stretching / compression of the formants in speech - keep the consonants untouched, extreme stretching (until 100 ! times) of short parts inside words or music without the looping artefacts from other algorithms * Correct spectral simulation of dynamic changing audiosignals (i.e. simulation of the doppler-shift) * "Pitch Correction", ( finetuning of pitch over time, transposition of a signal over a long period, manipulation of the harmonic structure at well defined timepoints ...) For more examples see "Setting-Files" below. ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________ Setting Files: Just to give you an idea... * "Scratch it" 60p. weired scratch with 60 points (use in pitch window) * 1/3 Oct. Filter (2048 Filters) works best with 2048 Filters * Same Distance sets 10 points with equal distance * 32 Harmonics 32 Harmonics based on 215 Hz * 32 Harmonics-morph move them up in time and frequency (morph) by accident by accident (morph) * Chorus slight detune for one channel (use in pitch window) * Doppler 3sec 50km/h Doppler-shift with dynamic filtering (morph) * Dyn. DeHum 12Harm. (2048) Dynamic Dehum of 50Hz +12 harmonics (morph) * Sliding Filter ->4000Hz Sliding up a "filter-rectangle" (morph) * Steps 1 Octave down Go down in semitone-steps * Steps 1 Octave up Go up in semitone-steps * Steps 2 Octave down Go down in steps * TAPEEFFECT->down Simulate tape slow down (morph) * TAPEEFFECT->up Simulate tape speed up (morph) * Tom & Jerry Tom hunts Jerry (morph) * Voice->BassSusi26 Use voice, get bass out of it (morph) * Pitch -1 Octave static Transpose one octave down static * Pitchomat Dynamic growing Pitch-sfift * Get started Use 10sec of sound, get your engine started (morph) * AEIOU-Morph "Talking noise" (morph) -> use with NOISE * femaleA German formant A -> use with NOISE * femaleE German formant E -> use with NOISE * femaleI German formant I -> use with NOISE * femaleO German formant O -> use with NOISE * femaleU German formant U -> use with NOISE * maleA German formant A -> use with NOISE * maleE German formant E -> use with NOISE * maleI German formant I -> use with NOISE * maleO German formant O -> use with NOISE * maleU German formant U -> use with NOISE * 100 Points (equal distance) 100 points with equal distance * 100 Points (1/2 equal distance) 100 points with asymmetrical position * 100 Spec - Points 100 points for better freqency resolution * Maximum Points =10100 100x100+100 Points (morph) ________________________________________________________________________________ ____ More Information: - EM I will not run with SD 2.5. - When using SDII Version 2.6 the redraw of the process-bar and the window itself is terrible and always looks like a crashed EM I. As this is a problem of SDII 2.6 we cannot change this "bug". - If you are using less than 128 Filterbands, the calculated time differs a few milliseconds from the written soundfile while having high stretch- or pitch-factors. This is caused by the implemented algorithm, but shouldn't be a real problem in these cases. - For best usage 256 colors are recommended. - Never write-protect the Plugin itself, because important informations are stored inside it while working. - Because of the nice feature of writing new soundfiles your hard disk gets filled up very quickly. Watch out ! __________________________________________________ The "Eternal Machine" EM I Version 1.0 by APB Tools was released at the "Musikmesse Frankfurt" in march 1995. Because of the new ProTools III hardware we had to delay the release of EM I, but now we can offer the SDII-Plugin for Audiomedia II, ProTools and ProTools III (with improved performance !). Actually EM I is not running with TDM on ProTools III, but the SDII-version uses one DSP-Farm for calculations (although the Nubus is a bottleneck, but things will change...). For a later version we are planning to bring EM I to TDM. A lot of improvements have been implented since the first demonstration of EM I in November 1994. If you don t have any information about it yet, please contact us : ______________________________________________________________ FAX/PHONE: +49 (0)30 3913507 EMail: feiten(at)kgw.TU-Berlin.DE APB Tools Landgrafenstrasse 9 10787 Berlin, Germany ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ========== ORDER FORM ========== Send to: APB TOOLS Landgrafenstr.9 D-10787 Berlin Germany FAX: +49 30 3913507 Please send me __ copies of the Eternal Machine EM I Version 1.1, Price per copy: DM 895,- Please charge my Visa Card Card no: _________________________ Expiry Date: ______ Signature: ____________________________ Name: ___________________________________________ Adress: _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Date: ________________ Signature: _________________________

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