SPL has launched several new products at Musikmesse (Booth B2; Hall 5.1). All products are scheduled for delivery in May 2009 apart from the Analog Code Bundle 1 and Free Ranger plug-ins, which are immediately available.
Analog Code Bundle 1 [€479 +VAT]
On the software side of the product range the company has announced the availability of the first bundle of Analog Code plug-ins (which have all been available individually for some time). Transient Designer, TwinTube Processor, Bass Ranger, Vox Ranger and Full Ranger are now available in a package for Mac OS X and Windows in all major formats (TDM, RTAS, VST and AU).
On the hardware side of things:
SPL RackPack 500
SPL is the first manufacturer to open their proprietary modular system for API 500 compatible modules. "Our focus with the RackPack system has always been the modular idea, not a proprietary platform. It was great to find out that API is just as open-minded as we are to offer new choices for our customers." says SPL's CEO Hermann Gier. The new SPL RackPack 500 frame offers eight module slots to host four SPL and four API 500 modules.
With the new Frontliner, SPL extends its range of channel strips with a full-featured, hi-end preamp and processing channel. A special feature are its 'analog plug-in' processing stages. The individual I/Os of de-esser, EQ, and compressor allow for independent insertion and free use in any studio and live environment.
The Auditor is a new headphone amplifier based upon SPL's proprietary 120V technology. Besides the company's full-featured, 120V monitoring headphone amplifier Phonitor, the AUDITOR represents a straightforward puristical concept. The sound results from its benchmarking specs can be experienced with all dynamic headphones from 30 ohms upwards.
The Cabulator is a unique combination of variable power soak, speaker cabinet simulator and D. I. box. Perfectly suited for all live and studio applications, the guitarist can always and everywhere play a fully torqued amp without necessarily being loud, authentically simulate a cabinet sound, directly record to a DAW or rely on a hum-free connection for the live mix – providing recording signal quality.