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Audio Alchemy (Bonus)

March 12, 2008
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This online bonus material supplements the feature story “Master Class: Audio Alchemy” in the April 2008 issue of Electronic Musician.

Get in the Game

Good convolution software has been around for a long time; I''ve been a user of Sony''s Acoustic Mirror since before the company was Sony and before the feature was even included with Sound Forge. But the recent explosion of convolution-reverb software has made the technique even more accessible. This list includes representative tools that run either as plug-ins with a suitable host or as a built-in feature within a dedicated audio program. You should have no trouble producing results like those described in this article using nearly any of them.

PLUG-INS

Audio Ease Altiverb (Mac/Win) www.audioease.com
Christian Knufinke SIR2 (Win) www.knufinke.de
Tascam GigaPulse (Win) www.tascam.com
Teragon Audio Convolver (Win) www.dontcrack.com
Trillium Labs TL Space (Mac/Win) www.digidesign.com
Voxengo Pristine Space (Win) www.voxengo.com
Waves IR-1 (Mac/Win) www.waves.com

CONVOLUTION FEATURE INCLUDED WITH DEDICATED HOST

Adobe Audition (Win) www.adobe.com/products/audition
Apple Logic (Mac) www.apple.com/logicstudio
BIAS Peak (Mac) www.bias-inc.com
Cakewalk Sonar (Win) www.cakewalk.com
Csound (Mac/Win) http://pcm.peabody.jhu.edu:8080/tutorials/csoundconv
DelayDots SpectrumWorx (Win) www.delaydots.com/xproducts.html
Digidesign Structure (Mac/Win) www.digidesign.com
E-mu Emulator (Win) www.emu.com
GleetchLab (Mac) www.gleetchplug.com
ImageLine FL Studio (Win) www.flstudio.com
Magix Samplitude (Win) www.samplitude.com
Native Instruments Battery 3 (Mac/Win) www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=battery3
Native Instruments Kontakt 3 (Mac/Win) www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=kontakt3
Sony Sound Forge (Win) www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/soundforgefamily.asp
Steinberg Nuendo (Mac/Win) www.steinberg.net/1409_1.html
Tascam GigaStudio (Win) www.tascam.com/products/gigapulse.html
Tom Erbe SoundHack (Mac) www.soundhack.com
U & I MetaSynth (Mac) www.uisoftware.com

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