Dang you myolpal, this is one sweet plug. This trend leads to more plug-ins and samplers that bog down the system, and to make things worse, many still use their slower internal hard drives to produce on the go. Campared to most Saturation plugs this is subtle. Thanks for the tip, yorolpal. Noveltech Introduces Character Plug-In for PowerCore Platform Finnish tech-pioneer Noveltech Solutions Ltd. Web Clip 1 is an example of Character's effect on piano, bass, and percussion. Character identifies and enhances the characteristics of any given audio source, according to the company.
It makes almost everything sound better. Just to let other powercore users know. It's sort of an icing on the cake kind of thing. Its two resonant multimode filters can be placed in series or in parallel, and its filter modes include 12-, 18-, and 24-dB-per-octave highpass, bandpass, and lowpass. Character is particularly useful for single instruments but can also create good results for group mixes such as drums or vocals etc.
The large Character knob determines the amount of processing, and the smaller Target knob selects the frequency zone for processing. Down the Tubes Tubifex is a guitar-amp emulator see Fig. Something Borrowed In PowerCore Compact version 1. The processing is non-linear and highly dependent on the source material's original con- tent, aiming to enhance the perceivably favored characteristics of the original musical instrument or voice. The awesome Assimilator lets you feed in audio to analyze and then applies those characteristics to your target audio; imagine stealing James Brown's drum sound or Radiohead's mastering tone. I think you can download a fully functioning time limited demo. Together they make a great argument for adding the X8 to your arsenal of audio tools.
Especially when it comes to reverb. Character is very nice but you really only need a couple of instances of it and then they should applied sparingly or you'll end up with razor blades in your ears. The Character plug-in is supplied with the base Powercore software. While it sounds okay, I'd prefer the optional Softube Vintage Amp Room plug-in any day. I tested it on a MacBook Pro 2. Boot Me Up Installing PowerCore Compact 1. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums.
Classic Verb has 15 reverb types divided among halls, rooms, ambiences, and plates. As opposed to traditional equalization, Character processing is non-linear and highly sensitive to the source material's original characteristics. Overall, however, there is no discounting the wide scope and extreme quality of the plug-in set and no missing the impressive might of the eight-core system. All sound fantastic and definitely set the PowerCore system apart from the boutique competition. One example of such character- istics is the time related attack and decay properties of the signal's transients. Drive distortion and damping high-frequency attenuation stages are placed after each filter. It's great on instruments and vocals.
Finally, a new compressor-limiter has been added. If the 01's filters aren't enough for you, the PowerCore's resident sweeper is definitely Filtroid, a highly adjustable dual-filterbank that is clean and artifact-free. Saturn is in a whole nother ballpark. Agree a must have and that's a great price. But I still think that for the price Character is a heck of a plug in. One example of such characteristics is the time related attack and decay properties of the signal transients. Another of my favorites was Noveltech Character, an included third-party plug; it uses Intelligent Adaptive Filtering to analyze incoming audio and enhance its characteristics with only a few simple controls.
I think The Vocal enhancer is an entirely new tool, in many cases better than a standard equalizer, to enhance the clarity and presence of vocals and help them in mixing, without making them sound harsh or edgy. It features hard- and soft-knee compression, full-range limiting, and a soft-saturation stage. Could I load up a many instances of it on a Powercore Compact? The output section has a 3-band equalizer and speaker presence, distortion, and axis controls. Conventional tools simply modify the frequency intensity or dynamic structure of the source material, without analyzing its contents prior to processing. Also, the PowerCore 01 synth now has an assignable input that you can use to send audio through its filters and envelopes or mix with the synth tone itself for very cool results. It kicks the Aphex's rusty butt all over the parkin lot and out into the street. Perhaps the primary incentive to get PowerCore is the expanding array of plug-ins that are not available for, and probably could not be handled by, native processing.
Special thanks to Orren Merton for his account of PowerCore plug-ins history. You can clearly hear dynamic and spectral enhancement and some degree of coloring. Some of them are a little long in the tooth which is most obvious in their control panels , but because they were high quality to start with, that's not a big issue. I think it has plenty of potential but who's developing for it? And this is only the beginning…. While not all of them are intended to emulate the exact sound of the hardware unit, they do mimic its look and functionality.
Oh but the Noveltech Character plug is pretty cool and they just released a vocal version which I haven't tried yet. You don't need a tremendously powerful computer to run PowerCore Compact 1. Everyone should have more Character. It kicks the Aphex's rusty butt all over the parkin lot and out into the street. Finally, there is an optional, adaptive low-cut filter on the output. They were originally conceived to improve the spectral resolution in spectrometers instruments used for the study of the molecular structure of various gases.