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SPL Vitalizer MK2-t plugin!! Dynamics Plugins
Old 13th November 2009
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SPL Vitalizer MK2-t plugin!!

Hey everybody,

I thought this might be something you could be interested in.

The picture below is the actual screenshot... sexy? :-)
Available Dec 7th for TDM / RTAS / VST / AU at Home: Sound Performance Lab
Public betas / trials will start end of november, we´ll let you know about that asap.

Sound? It´s modeled after Hermann´s (CEO SPL) original privately owned unit and I guess we´ve nailed it, but YOU tell us when the trials are out...

Cheers, Dirk.

Old 13th November 2009
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Very nice! Any hints on pricing?
Old 13th November 2009
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I used to own this (hardware) and in an unexplainable and regrettable fit of madness sold it. I would love to beta test this.....
Old 13th November 2009
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This looks like it could be very cool! My only wish is that it would've been a VST of the Mastering version... the Tube Vitalizer.

Looking forward to trying it.
Old 13th November 2009
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Damnnnnnnnnnn!!

SPL is on fire for real!!!

PLease count me in for the Public Beta, i'm in for sure, heard a lot about this as hardware prod and now down to plugin!!!! Wooooooooooooooow!

Way to go SPL!

Cheers
Old 13th November 2009
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Looking forward already! I used to own the tube vitalizer. It was nice, but any hf boost also lead to a midrange dip, rendering it useless on the master bus unless you had a mix with way too much mid and not enough top end. Here's hoping the hf lift keeps the mid intact on this one 
Old 13th November 2009
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Being a proud owner (and regular user) of the full suite of SPL plugs, I'd definitely like to board the beta testing train on this.

How do we apply for the beta test list?

JM

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Old 13th November 2009
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beta? beta? how could i not say: i want too!!!
Old 13th November 2009
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from SPL

We'll post a link to the betas asap in this forum.

Have a great weekend everybody.

Dirk.
Old 13th November 2009
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Wow, great product! Now about the price.........
Old 13th November 2009
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Been waiting a long time for this one. So far I've used convolution impulses and nebula to get some Vitalizer flavor but the actual plug is greatly welcomed. Looking forward to it. Thanks SPL!
Old 13th November 2009
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promising!!!! can´t wait to hear it...SPL is top notch!
Old 13th November 2009
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SPL Twintube rocking here. Can only imagine this will totally rock.
Old 14th November 2009
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Cool My SX-2 is broke this is what I have been waiting for - Very Cool!
Old 14th November 2009
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Wow, this looks pretty nice
I still have a 'real' Vitalizer MK 2 Tube, and love it. I always said I wouldn't be parted with it for anything. But maybe the convenience of a plugin version might swing me?! I would love the opportunity to at least compare it to the real deal..

I know there are 'other' software/plugin enhancers. But none that I have heard so far come even remotely close to being as good as the MK2 tube I got in my rack here.. thumbsup
Old 14th November 2009
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I have high expectations for this. Hopefully it will be in the upper echelon along with the other SPL/DU-created plugs.
Old 14th November 2009
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Tdm price????
Old 16th November 2009
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This is GREAT news for the master-bus hehe...
Old 16th November 2009
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Would love to beta test.... PM me or e-mail me:

manuel AT arimaka DOT com
Old 16th November 2009
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What does this thing accualy do? tube compression, EQ with a tube gain stage?
Old 16th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by World Studios View Post
Tdm price????
The NATIVE version will be 239 EUR net (285 EUR incl. VAT if applicable).
TDM will be 385 EUR net (459 EUR incl. VAT if applicable).

!!We will have an introductory discount of 25% for the first month!!

Cheers, Dirk.
Old 16th November 2009
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Not too bad. :-)
Old 16th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomer1 View Post
What does this thing accualy do? tube compression, EQ with a tube gain stage?
It´s a stereo EQ originally - but not as you know it... :-)

There are some really unque (patented, actually!) circuits in the whole Vitalizer family, resulting in clearer mid range, crisp highs and really tight low end. There is a compressor in the Vitalizer, which controls the low end EQ. The Vitalizer is not a compressor itself though. Also, the MK2t features a tube driven stereo width control.

We also made a MONO VERSION of the MK2t plug-in, so you can use the Vitalizer on any mono / multi-mono channel. It´s a SICK bass drum EQ!!

From the hardware manual:
http://www.soundperformancelab.com/f...739_manual.pdf

"The Stereo Vitalizer MK2-T is an equaliser concept which makes
use of scientific psychoacoustic technology to process audio
signals. The Vitalizer-technology has been constantly improved
over the past nine years since its invention by SPL´s Wolfgang
Neumann and Hermann Gier.
The Stereo Vitalizer MK2-T is the tube version of the successful
Stereo Vitalizer MK2. The ‘MK2-T’ utilises two Sovtek 12AX7-
double triode tubes. One of them is used within the Mid-Hi Tune
filter and gives the mid frequencies even more accurate transparency
with a soft, unobtrusive sound. The second tube is used
within the Stereo Expander.The stereo image not only gains more
width but also more depth, transparency and clarity because of
the pleasant tube harmonics. Great emphasis has been put into
maintaining mono-compatibility. The treble range is reworked
with new LC-filters, which focus on achieving a smooth, silky
sound pattern. High frequencies are livened up extremely noiseless
without them sounding hard or aggressive.
As with all Vitalizer models you can choose between a dry,
percussive bass (Tight) or a punchy, soft and very deep sound
character (Soft). The bass is accentuated without any risk of
emphasising the lower mid frequencies unnaturally. An easy to
use compressor complements the bass section allowing the
correction of level change due to bass processing.
The Stereo Vitalizer MK2-T is especially designed to serve the
needs in recording, mastering, cutting and post production work.
Used on complete mixes or being inserted into the subgroups to
treat specific parts of the mix, the Stereo Vitalizer MK2-T will
perform the same task as those esoteric and costly equalisers
often used for audio sweetening but with far greater tonal flexibility
and at a much lower cost."

And the cost of the plug-in is even lower than the hardware...
Old 16th November 2009
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Personally I'm a fan of big GUI's, but I know many aren't, so I'll ask: is the plug gonna be that big?
Old 16th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by everythinglouder View Post
Personally I'm a fan of big GUI's, but I know many aren't, so I'll ask: is the plug gonna be that big?
The GUI is 1024 x 94 pixels.
That is to make it look original 1RU (1HE in German).

The picture above (first post) is the actual screenshot, but with an artificial mirror-effect...

Dirk.
Old 16th November 2009
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Hi, Dirk!

Nice touch with the GUI. Rack'nRoll! :-)

Like I wrote above, the Tube Vitalizer I used to own had a tilt thing going on, so that as you cranked the treble up, it shifted the high midrange down by a lesser amount. That was no good for me on a master mix, but I heard the Danish band Aqua used the unit all the time to make a low end honky solid state Neumann sound like a nice tube C12.

Care to tell me if this unit does the same?

Best,
Old 16th November 2009
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...and you gotta wait for the tubes to warm up?
Old 16th November 2009
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Originally Posted by World Studios View Post
Hi, Dirk!

Nice touch with the GUI. Rack'nRoll! :-)

Like I wrote above, the Tube Vitalizer I used to own had a tilt thing going on, so that as you cranked the treble up, it shifted the high midrange down by a lesser amount. That was no good for me on a master mix, but I heard the Danish band Aqua used the unit all the time to make a low end honky solid state Neumann sound like a nice tube C12.

Care to tell me if this unit does the same?

Best,
The Vitalizer plug-in does EXACTLY what the original MK2t hardware does, including the mid notches (that´s part of the wanted sound). If you like that or not on a master will certainly depend on the mix and your taste. Mixing through the Vitalizer works great for most types of music I would say.
Since we will offer a mono version I am pretty sure it could be a nice plug-in to add some character to many different sources, so why not use it to warm up a mic signal...
Dirk.
Old 16th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fragletrollet View Post
...and you gotta wait for the tubes to warm up?
We have actually emulated the warm up phase!! The Vitalizer plug-in´s "active LED" will flash 5 times when opened as a new insatnce for the first time!

It will process audio right away though, of course.

Can´t get any closer to the real thing, hm?
Dirk.
Old 16th November 2009
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haha, that is great!
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