|Vbox used with Peak|
Berkley Integrated Audio Software, Inc. (BIAS) today unveiled a brand-new digital signal processing application for the Macintosh, BIAS Vbox. Vbox is a powerful multi-effects control environment for VST Plug-In effects. A virtual effects box, Vbox can combine, repatch, and mix in realtime any of the hundreds of VST plug-ins on the market. And Vbox offers a host of additional features making it the environment of choice for most any professional audio project, including creative sound effects design, mastering, DJ'ing, live performance, audio post-production, and radio production.
"We are very excited to bring Vbox to market at this time," said Jason Davies, Director of Worldwide Sales for BIAS, " Since recently adding support for the VST Plug-In format in Peak--our award winning editing and mastering program--we developed Vbox as a natural compliment to allow users maximum control and flexibility when using VST effects. Vbox users will appreciate its seamless integration within Peak and other VST host applications. As an additional bonus, the full version can be easily used standalone for live input FX processing or sound design."
In keeping with BIAS' tradition of creating powerful native-capable audio applications, Vbox takes full advantage of the processing power of your Power Macintosh, and requires no additional hardware. As a result, Vbox can create virtually millions of sonic combinations in real-time, while your audio keeps playing. Using a unique effects matrix, Vbox lets you combine and edit multiple individual plug-ins per channel, with more control, ease and flexibility than anything else on the market. You can patch plug-ins in series, in parallel, or in series/parallel.
You can also hot-swap plug-ins. Vbox offers instant muting, soloing, and editing of parameters, as well as a master wet/dry balance, plus bypass and A/B compare. Each plug-in's individual input/output levels can be adjusted without ever leaving the Vbox control window, and stereo metering is accurate at every stage. Vbox also enables you to create, store and manage an infinite number of programmed effects, and ships with tons of great presets. Finally, Vbox will ship with more than 25 free VST plug-ins to get you started.
Vbox functions as an integrated solution within any VST-compatible host application, including BIAS Peak, Steinberg Cubase, Emagic Logic, and others. As an added bonus, BIAS Peak VST will include a free copy of Vbox SE, a special Peak-integrated edition of Vbox that does not operate in stand-alone mode. As a standalone signal processor, Vbox is compatible with both mono and stereo AIFF and SDII audio files. And Vbox can even function as a live signal processor, by processing audio CDs, mixer and other audio feeds - making it a killer live performance application.
BIAS Vbox will be available for a suggested retail price of US $129.00 at the end of Q1, 2001. Vbox will be available through the worldwide network of authorized BIAS dealers and distributors.