ArtsAcoustic has announced the release of the ArtsAcoustic CL Series, a new bundle of three analog-modelled photoelectronic dynamic processors, namely CL-1, CLMS-1 and CLMS-1 XL. They're based on various analog optoelectronic diode tube compressor schemata used during the late '70s up to the mid '80s.
ArtsAcoustic's goal was a dynamics processor suite that gives the perception of true analog sound. To help achieve that goal, over the last 1 1/2 years ArtsAcoustic dissected every rare analog high end compressor/limiter they could get their hands on (1176 silverplate, dbx 160, valleypeople dynamite, to name a few). Developing the compressors, ArtsAcoustic didn't stop at just emulating the circuit structure, but they modelled the crucial parts of the units (transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc.) themselves, where they felt it was necessary, as only then the desired effects take place. The result is an algorithm that provides the same sound of an analog circuit, along with all beautiful side effects we love from those old, colorful machines, according to ArtsAcoustic.
CL Series Features:
- Optoelectronic diode circuit
- Tube driven gain stage.
- Comprehensive mid/side capabilities.
- 64-bit internal precision.
- Control signal low-pass/high-pass.
- True stereo external sidechaining.
- Accurate VCA brickwall limiting.
- Sample accurate limiter clip mode.
- Zero latency.
- Very low CPU usage.
- Analog sounding.
Pricing & Availability
The ArtsAcoustic CL Series costs €199 / $229 and is available now in the VST effect format for Windows. Mac OS X VST/AU versions are coming soon.