Winter NAMM 2009 sees the launch of Novation's first independent collection of VST/AU plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS X; the aptly named Novation Plug-in Suite.
Novation's Plug-in FX Suite provides five key effects from Novation's illustrious synth heritage, including signature effects derived from the legendary SuperNova II. The five independent VST/AU plug-ins include Chorus, Delay, Tremolo, Phaser and the famously flexible, powerful Filter featuring overdrive.
The Novation Filter plug-in is perhaps the most sought-after effect of the five. Modelled on the filter section of Novation's legendary Supernova II synthesiser, this powerful effect has an array of features and a unique sound. An audio triggered envelope alongside five different filter types, three different octave slopes and a 'crunchy' overdrive dial, allow this filter to deliver a wide variety of dynamic filter modulation effects. Of all the filter types, the dual peak filter is rare in this day and age, but capable of delivering that signature "WOW" sound – a key ingredient for modern dance remixes. The filter also features a 'Q-Norm' dial, a resonance normaliser that reduces the signal level in relation to the resonance level; ideal for mimicking classic filters like those found on Moog and Oberheim synthesisers, or the Roland TB303.
The Novation Delay plug-in is an enhanced version of the Supernova II delay and an essential for any producer's arsenal. The delay can of course be used to bring an edge to guitars or to provide a slap-back delay for vocals. However, with the addition of a high- and low-pass in-line filter, it can also deliver funky dub-style effects or a pseudo tape echo. The various stereo modes offer yet more creative flexibility.
The Tremolo has never been seen before as a dedicated Novation effect. It is based on the panning section of the Supernova II. Depth and speed controls sit alongside a new 'Phase' control that brings another dimension to this effect, helping to produce fully variable auto-pan stereo spatial effects. Finally, the Chorus and Phaser effects directly model the same effects featured on the Novation K-Station synthesiser.
Novation say that the Novation Plug-in Suite brings quality digital signal processing to a new level of affordability, placing sound-sculpting flexibility and professional solutions within reach of producers on even the tightest of budgets.
Pricing & Availability
The new Novation Plug-in Suite will be available worldwide in January 2009 from a selection of pro audio retailers worldwide. Contact your local distributor for further details. Pricing has not yet been announced.