Noveltech Character & SPL De-Esser plugins out now (Plugin Alliance)
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Noveltech Character & SPL De-Esser plugins out now (Plugin Alliance)



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Will there be a discount for Character for Powercore users?

And what is the difference between those two SPL De-essers?
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And what is the difference between those two SPL De-essers?
one is dual band
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holy SH*T YES!!!!!!!!
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Bring the babies one after another porfavor!!! Caaaaaaaaaaramba!!!

I'm loving it
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Character is a must have for me, definitely ready to buy it. Hope the itro price is great
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I hope there will be an upgrade, I use it a lot too.
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6th March 2012
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Does anybody know what this charakter really does? Is it a spectral shaper, a compressor and dynamic eq or all together or what does it do?
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Originally Posted by leonardo777 View Post
Does anybody know what this charakter really does? Is it a spectral shaper, a compressor and dynamic eq or all together or what does it do?
Here we go mate, a little description of Character:

3 different processing modes ensure the suitability for all types of audio material.
Target parameter sets the relative frequency range.
Character parameter sets the amount of characterization.
3 different meters: input level, output level, and amount of characterization.
The latest scientific research in digital signal processing and psychoacoustics.
Extremely simple to use

Here you can download a Video Demo showing Character in Action
Noveltech Audio

More infos about it:

The latest scientific research in digital signal processing and psychoacoustics has led to the birth of this innovative effect. The Character™ algorithm is based on Noveltech's patent pending Intelligent Adaptive Filtering (IAF) technology.

The Character™ algorithm is based on a new ideology and a fundamentally different approach to audio processing. Conventional tools simply modify the frequency intensity or dynamic structure of the source material, without analyzing its contents prior to processing. This makes the audio processing with such tools a job for specialists, requiring a lot of engineering expertise in order to get the desired result. The Character™ technology overcomes this significant limitation and brings a truly intuitive approach, which offers instant gratification.

The processing affects both the frequency response and dynamic properties of the input material in a highly time varying sense. When processing an audio source, the Character™ algorithm intelligently identifies and enhances the characteristics that are pleasing to the human auditory system. One example of such characteristics is the time related attack and decay properties of the signal transients. The processing is non-linear and highly dependent on the source material's original content, aiming on enhancing the perceivably favored characteristics that derives from the original musical instrument or voice. E.g. it is possible to highlight the "guitarness" of a bass by merely selecting one of three processing modes, setting the "target" frequency, and adjusting to the desired "character" level. Character™ is particularly useful for single instruments but can also create good results for group mixes such as drums or vocals etc.

Basic audio processing tools such as EQs and compressors involve a large number of technical parameters, which have to be set to correct values in order to get the desired result. The Character™ intelligently enhances the relevant characteristics found in the source, working across a complex set of connected parameters, and not only boosting e.g. one specific frequency. This innovative approach allows users to get to the desired results much faster, as only three parameters need tweaking!

Enjoy (Google your best friend )
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Too bad. I am not dealing with that company anymore.
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Sweet!
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holy SH*T YES!!!!!!!!
Freud just had a religious experience.
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6th March 2012
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Great news regarding the De-essers, Character still works flawlessly here with both my pocos.
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9th March 2012
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Maybe dirk can give us an ETA for Character :P
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Too bad. I am not dealing with that company anymore.
Which company would that be? Noveltech?
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9th March 2012
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No, this Alliance non-sense.
Anyway, on with the thread.

Charachter is probably a wonderfull plugin.
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Maybe dirk can give us an ETA for Character :P
Hi all, we´ll release both plugins next week, figure Wednesday.
We are working on final tweaks in Manuals, Videos, etc.

The plugins work fine already.
Best, Dirk.
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9th March 2012
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Too bad. I am not dealing with that company anymore.
What did they do to piss you off? We are very happy Plugin-Alliance customers and I know a lot of other people that are very happy with them. Maybe you should give them another chance? I mean.. you are missing out on some great plugins, don't you think?

Dirk is a good guy, I'm sure you can become friends again!
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Hi all, we´ll release both plugins next week, figure Wednesday.
We are working on final tweaks in Manuals, Videos, etc.

The plugins work fine already.
Best, Dirk.
WOW...so far 2012 is starting off really well for the Plugin Alliance. I wonder what's next to be released...maybe a Chandler LTD-2 w/Sterling mod ???
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What did they do to piss you off? We are very happy Plugin-Alliance customers and I know a lot of other people that are very happy with them. Maybe you should give them another chance? I mean.. you are missing out on some great plugins, don't you think?

Dirk is a good guy, I'm sure you can become friends again!
Yes, he was quite helpfull and pleasant to deal with.

My distaste is rooted in the process of moving away from the iLok protection which in effect took a huge dump on resale value. With their initial asking price this should be a concern.

There might be a time when you decide to sell your licenses and you will know like I do.
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WOW...so far 2012 is starting off really well for the Plugin Alliance. I wonder what's next to be released...maybe a Chandler LTD-2 w/Sterling mod ???
I'd love to know what's going on with Charter Oak and them...

Regards,
Frank
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10th March 2012
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What about vocal enhancer!?
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No, this Alliance non-sense.
Anyway, on with the thread.

Charachter is probably a wonderfull plugin.
Are you against the alliance licence policy or have experienced bad support ?

it's totally different , i had nothing but great support from them , excellent forum reactivity and even if i'm not a fan of their licences stuff (i hold all my buy cause of it)...i find brainworx and the Alliance excellent in all areas (except the one i don't really like)
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Are you against the alliance licence policy or have experienced bad support ?

it's totally different , i had nothing but great support from them , excellent forum reactivity and even if i'm not a fan of their licences stuff (i hold all my buy cause of it)...i find brainworx and the Alliance excellent in all areas (except the one i don't really like)

there is no way you can get bad support from them, they are super responsive.

I think he might mean that you can no longer sell individual licenses, only an entire account.. so as you add plugins, if you ever really end up not using one, you're stuck with it forever unless you want to sell *everything*

I agree that that is silly and individual transfer should be allowed, the fee was $25 before with ilok, they should have an automated system in place for $25 that can transfer a plug to another alliance user account ..

look at voxengo, INSTANT and free transfers, and still doing fine..

a few devs have silly transfer policies. It's like everything in life, even if you are 100% sure at that time of purchase, sometimes you make a mistake! It happens! Nothing wrong with feeling of having the freedom of partially correcting that mistake.
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Oh!! re character it's very exciting for me, i will buy it day one, but the de esser seems too simple, as well as me thinking that the sonnox de esser could likely not really be beaten. It may give great results but i am not seeing even a way to monitor target frequency let alone a way to monitor sibilance removed, etc.
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I agree that that is silly and individual transfer should be allowed, the fee was $25 before with ilok, they should have an automated system in place for $25 that can transfer a plug to another alliance user account ..
wasnt that a fee for pace? if someone wants to sell a plugin there shouldnt be a fee. its also the one area of plugin alliance that i disagree with. its also a reason why i only spend on what i 100% want from UAD. shame really because without that policy they'd get an awful lot more impulse purchases.
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Hell yes!! The dual band de-esser, I've been waiting for that one for a loooong time!
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What is the difference between a dual-band deesser and just adding another single band, one after the other?
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What is the difference between a dual-band deesser and just adding another single band, one after the other?
Probably very little in theory but the difference between the two SPL de-esser plugins should be quite noticeable as they model all the components in the actual hardware boxes themselves . . as far as I know the hardware units are quite different? Or at least I assume they would be . . . here's the specs anyway:


SPL 9629 De-esser
Specifications

Inputs and outputs:
Instrumentation amplifier, electronically balanced
(differential), transformerless
Nominal input level +6 dB
Input impedance =22 kOhm
Output impedance < 600 Ohm
Max. input level +24 dBu
Max. output level +22.4 dBu
Minimum load 600 Ohm
Relay hard bypass / power fail safety

Measurements

Frequency response 20 Hz-50 kHz
(50kHz= -3dB)
Common mode rejection > -80 dBu @1kHz
Total harmonic distortion 0.002% @ 1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio -93 dBu (CCIR 468-3)
Signal-to-noise ratio -98 dBu (A-weighted)

Power supply

Toroidal transformer 15 VA
Fuses (230/115 V) 315 mA/630 mA
GND lift switch, voltage selection switch 115 V / 230V

Dimensions

Standard EIA 19”/IHE 482 x 44 x 237mm
Weight 3.4 kg
Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 V

SPL Rackpack Dual-band De-esser
Audio

Frequency range: 10 Hz-80 kHz
Common mode rejection: ›60 dBu (@ 1 kHz, 0 dBu input level, unity gain)
Signal to noise ratio: -106 dBu (A-weighted)
Dynamic range: 128 dB
Total harmonic distortion & noise 0,01% (@ 1 kHz, 0 dBu input level, unity gain)

Input

XLR socket, electronically balanced, optionally transformer-balanced
Impedance ca. 20 kOhm
Maximum input level +22 dBu
Nominal input level +4 dBu

Outputs

Output 1 XLR socket, electr. balanced, optionally transformer balanced
Output impedance: 75 Ohm/›600 Ohm w. transf.
max. Ausgangspegel +22 dBu

Output 2 XLR socket, electr. balanced
Impedance ca. 75 Ohm
Maximum output level +22 dBu

Control Elements

Signal-LED -20 dBu
Overload-LED +19 dBu (peak hold 1,5 seconds)

Measurements & Weight

Heigth x Width x Depth 132 x 46,9 x 315 mm
Weight 0,5 kg
0,7 kg w. I/O transformers

Last edited by Red Black; 11th March 2012 at 10:54 AM.. Reason: formattin'
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