Winter NAMM 2009 sees the launch of Novation's first independent collection of VST/AU plug-ins; 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, Tremelo, Phaser and the famously powerful Filter effect featuring overdrive. Each and every one of these plug-ins offers a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects.
The Novation Filter plug-in is perhaps the most sought-after effect of the five. Modeled on the filter section of Novation's legendary Supernova II synthesiser, this powerful effect has an array of features and a unique sound that sets it apart from any other filter on the market. Envelope-following, five different filter types, three different octave slopes, and a 'crunchy' overdrive allow this Filter plug-in 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 providing that signature "WOW" sound — a key ingredient for modern dance remixes. The Filter plug-in also features a 'Q-Norm' dial, a resonance normaliser that reduces the signal level in relation to the resonance level; ideal for mimicing 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 provide a slap-back delay for vocals. However, with the addition of high and low-pass inline filters, it can also deliver funky dub-style effects or a vintage tape echo. The various stereo modes offer yet more creative flexibility.
The Tremelo 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 a degree of fun to the operation of this effect, helping to produce fully variable auto-pan stereo spacial effects. Finally, the Chorus and Phaser effects directly model the same effects featured on the award-winning, industry-changing Novation K-Station synthesiser.
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.
The new Focusrite Plug-in Suite will be available worldwide in January 2009 from a selection of pro audio retailers worldwide.