Audiority updates Space Station UM282 to v1.2 - Vintage Echo Reverb Plugin - VST2, VST3, AU, AAX

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Tappistry
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1654 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:57 pm

This is awesome, so happy that someone finally emulated this hardware!

I have a Context 2 reverb pedal and I love the “granular” mode on which is based on this unit. I’m happy to now have this as an in-the-option and way more in-depth parameters to tweak.

Very nice price for Polaris owners, thanks Luca! :tu:

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jonalyn
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364 posts since 24 Oct, 2008

Post Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:43 pm

:tu: congrat ! A new must have plugin.nice too see some dev making unusual / classic gear :)
time for me to leave KVR.Bye bye ! 03/2022 :phones:

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
32636 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:00 pm

Thanks for the discount for Polaris owners Luca ... Instabuy. :)

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ChamomileShark
KVRAF
2358 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:18 am

Very interesting. Just downloaded the demo but need to go out.

I want to put this up against things like Cubases Multitap, Echoboy and Ultratap in terms of the kind of "reverb" I'm looking for.

theviirus
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176 posts since 13 Mar, 2005 from HELL

Post Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:23 pm

Theres another thread on "lazy developers". Why bring that up here? Because Eventide has a Space Station plugin in their vault from Princeton Digital since the mid 2000s. They've updated other Princeton Digital TDM specific things, but its their loss for not seizing the opportunity here. Thank you Audiority!

https://www.eventideaudio.com/plug-ins/ ... e-station/

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Audiority
KVRian
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1148 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:15 am

I've started (a bit silently) streaming on Twitch. Every now and then I'll make some livestream noodling with our plugins.

Here's one using the Space Station with the Moog DFAM and Mother 32
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1262250171

Enjoy!
Luca

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Aloysius
KVRAF
36455 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR5o3rQWFms

Audiority Space Station UM282 vs Hardware - Quick Comparison
Hi-de-Hi!

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Aloysius
KVRAF
36455 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHxfxYV5vy8

Audiority Space Station UM282 vs Hardware - Reverb Tails
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ChamomileShark
KVRAF
2358 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:07 am

Interesting - the plugin sounds more muddy to me, with the hardware clearer, crisper and brighter - as if it needs to have the EQ engaged on the plugin.

What did you think?

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Aloysius
KVRAF
36455 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:43 am

I was looking at Gearslutz and Luca (?) the developer seems to be looking into various parts of his emulation for possible improvement. I got it dirt cheap because I previously owned Polaris, so I'm not quite as picky as some. It's good imho. I discovered the HQ button on the GUI, which makes a difference. If it gets improved even further, I'll go from being happy, to being happy. :)
Hi-de-Hi!

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ChamomileShark
KVRAF
2358 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:20 am

ok thanks for that, just checked that thread. Hopefully the demo version will get the update too.

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Audiority
KVRian
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1148 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:56 am

Yes, the plugin is a bit darker than the original. Most of that is because the original hardware has quantization noise which we didn't want. Since the gain stages inside the hardware has been done in a way that the signal will never overload the converter, we decided to spare some CPU, since the final result is still very close. As you can see on the frequency chart posted earlier, the hardware (blue graph) has some more energy around the end of the device bandwidth. Using more coefficients for the high order filter brings a better result, but the CPU usage becomes too much. The faster workaround would have been using IRs to make this plugin, but that would have been cheating to me. I model these units mainly to learn electronics and every one is a challenge. There's room for improvements tho. In fact I'm improving the feedback path as we speak and I'll expose an internal control to set the behavior of the Feedback knob. This improves the matching with the original unit a LOT and, on the other hand, will give users the chance to revert back to how v1.0 sounds.

Cheers,
Luca

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ChamomileShark
KVRAF
2358 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:05 am

thanks for the reply. I think switching to HQ got the sound closer to what I am looking for - while emulation is fine it's the particular sound I want that is more important.

With HQ on it's sounding different from what I already have.

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Audiority
KVRian
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1148 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:07 am

Please, bear in mind that what you are hearing now with HQ mode enabled is wrong. We have been notified of a bug where the frequency response of the plugin changes when HQ is enabled and this is not intended.

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El°HYM
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974 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:35 am

Looking forward to test this one!
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