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The Doppler Effect is the name given to the perceived pitch change when a sound source moves past the listener. The pitch is higher as it approaches and lower as it moves further away. Examples of this are the sound of a passing train, ambulance or race car.
Spacestation allows you to apply this effect to any sound source so it's useful for sound designers or for musicians wishing to create spatial movement in their sounds/music.
Reviewed By thoshu
November 6, 2004
Besides Spacestation being a simulation of the Doppler Effect it is a highly configurable autopan-plugin as well as the doppler-effect can be turned off by turning the pitch slider to 0. While using the Doppler Effect there is a Warp-feature that lets you add varying dissonance to the source as it passes by, so with the optional reverb and delay units as well as a choice of curves for the signal path, for the duration & the direction, one-shot or loop mode you can mangle a signal and sit there for a long time forgetting you started just panning.
Most parameters can be automated, the only thing I am missing here is the automation of the locators so this is why it doesn't get a 10 for its features.
I haven't digged too deep into all its possibilities so my judgement about its sound might be a bit vague but when you just use its panning functions w/o the Doppler the crispness of the attack of a chord e.g. gets lost and the overall impression is a bit muddy (the same source keeps its original sound and timbre in Autopan so I guess this is an aspect of the Spacestation I just didn't get).
Stability: while using it in Live 3.01 I never experienced any problems as long as I didn't try to drag'n'drop it from one track to another, this causes Live to freeze. It seems to freeze anyway in SoundForge 7 (according to Oli this could be a bug in SynthEdit), but it works like a charm in Tracktion.
Besides that, there is NO reason at all not to give the demo a try and to buy.Read more