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Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7
Mac OS 10.5 and higher
VirtualSoundStage is a unique instrument-placement plugin, which will bring a new sense of depth to your orchestral mixes.
Creating a realistic room impression is one of the most challenging goals when mixing orchestral music. If the source material has not been recorded in a large space with excellent acoustics, it's hard and almost impossible to achieve and for music, that has been created using a number of different sample libraries - all recorded in totally different setups - matters get even more complicated. But there's no doubt, that a consistent and convincing room sound greatly enhances the depth and realism of every production.
When trying to position instruments in the sound field, there's a fundamental problem with the tools we commonly use (e.g. panning and reverb). They don't take into account one of the most basic acoustic principles: Every single point of a room sounds differently! And that's where VirtualSoundStage comes into play...
VSS replicates the unique sound of every point of the virtual scoring stage recorded with a Decca-Tree microphone setup. It's designed to adopt to virtually any kind of input material and is very easy and fast to use. After applying it to every single instrument, you'll finally gain consistent position-specific early reflections for the entire orchestra, which is the crucial part of creating depth and a convincing room sound. Try it out and you'll hear for yourself how panning should sound.