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Developer Plug-In Name Description
PRO AUDIO LAB Powerful audio metering tools
DSR-1 Three-band frequency controlled “De-Esser” dynamic processor
FINAL MIX A professional, realtime stereo mastering processor
SATURATED FAT Distortion and Speaker Cabinet Modeling with Seven-Band EQ
RTA-31 Realtime 31-Band EQ and Spectral Analysis
DELAY FACTOR 16-Tap Stereo Delay with Modulation
FILTER MACHINE Intuitive, powerful, sweeping filter effects
TIME PAK Easy-to-use time modulation
AUTO-TUNE Pitch Correction for Voice or Solo Instrument
ADX100 Frequency Conscious Gating, Limiting, and Expansion, Compression
MDW2x2 2x2 High-Resolution Parametric Equalizer
TC FX II Renowned M2000 Reverb Algorithms
VOCAL STUDIO Tool Kit for Vocal Processing (MFX Card Only)
MONO DELAY No-nonsense, powerful delay processor - Free with UFX



PRO AUDIO LAB™    
Owner's Manual (PDF - 2.1MB)
Pro Audio Lab is an audio measurement plug-in for the Mackie d8b UFX Card that offers a broad cross section of sophisticated metering and generation tools. Pro Audio Lab includes finely calibrated stereo & mono level metering, an octave selectable spectrum analyzer, and a stereo X/Y phase meter and a phase scope. With a built-in tone generator, Pro Audio Lab provides various oscillator types including Guitar, Bass, and Piano reference tones, tri-frequency slate tone generator, variable waveform oscillator, and noise generator with burst capabilities.

Pro Audio Lab's screen is divided into two fundamental categories: Analysis and Generation. Each can be individually configured to display the desired Analysis meters and Generation tools. Every ballistic meter can be enlarged using the mouse to "zoom in" for a finer view of the selected meter.

Pro Audio Lab will become indispensable throughout the pre-production/recording/mixing process. Use the noise generator and spectrum analyzer to tune your studio before the clients arrive. Please use the guitar and bass tuning references before pressing record. The advanced metering and phase analysis will help you achieve the perfect Final Mix. With the d8b v5.1 OS plug-in chaining feature, you can use the Pro Audio Lab on your main mix along with any other plug-in(s) you desire.


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DSR-1DSR-1™
Three-band frequency controlled “De-Esser” dynamic processor
The DSR-1 is a highly accurate, frequency controlled, three-band dynamic processor that enables you to quickly isolate and correct unwanted sibilance found in vocal recordings of singers and speakers. The DSR-1 reduces annoying sibilance and popping sounds that are often found in recordings without loosing the crisp top-end clarity. Don’t let the simple chicken head controls and the funky retro-look fool you; the DSR-1 is a highly professional tool that is ideal for editing vocals, instruments, and other sources. The DSR-1 is an invaluable D8B plug-in that can save otherwise great recordings by eliminating troublesome “Ess” frequencies. The DSR-1 employs frequency controlled compression to reduce problematic “Ess” that often occurs in recordings of singers and speakers. Using the Frequency and Width controls to zero in on specific problem areas, an internal keying device known as Listen allows you to solo or (Listen) to the isolated sibilant frequency that you want to compress. The DSR-1 can also help to reduce shrill, high-pitched sounds that may accompany bass guitars, wind instruments, or other acoustic instruments. With a series of useful presets designed for male and female vocals, spoken word and other instruments, the DSR-1 promises to make even the toughest job easy to correct. As with all D8B plug-ins, you can automate any of the DSR-1’s parameters and save your adjustments as part of a D8B session.



Main Features

  • Frequency dependant De-Essing – Reduces problematic “Ess” without loss of clarity
  • High Pass Filter – Helps to clean up unwanted artifacts such as microphone pops
  • Frequency – Sets the Ess center point for exact de-esser processing
  • Width – Adjusts the bandwidth of a selected frequency
  • Built In DC Filter – Eliminates DC offset from the input signal
  • Listen – Enables you to hear the isolated “Ess” frequency band
  • Vintage look – Funky, easy-to-use interface
  • Write Button – Automates your edits into the D8B session
  • Memory A/B – Two convenient storage banks for A/B comparison
  • Enable/Disable – Bypasses processing
  • Menu – Load Preset, Save, Save As, Cut, Copy, Paste, etc
  • Factory/User Presets – Male, Female Vocal, Instrumental, etc
  • Threshold – Adjusts the band energy level at which “Ess” band compression starts occurring
  • Ratio – Adjusts the amount of compression applied to the band
  • Metering – Individual input, output, S band, and gain reduction meters
Applications
  • De-Essing of vocal recordings
  • Spoken word, Broadcast voice-over
  • Eliminate high shrill noise from bass, wind instruments and other sources
  • Reduce fret and string noise on acoustic string instruments
  • TV, Theater and Film vocal applications
Specifications
  • In/Out: level meters (–40 to 0dB)
  • Input Control: Off to +12.0dB
  • High Pass Filter: Off, 20Hz to 200Hz (4th Order)
  • Frequency: 1k to 20k – specifies the center point of the “Ess” band
  • Width: (1 to 100) one is narrow 100 is wide
  • Threshold: –40dB to 0dB
  • Ratio: 1:1 – 100:1
  • S Band Meter: –40dB to 0dB
  • Gain Reduction Meter: –40dB to 0dB


Final MixFINAL MIX™
A professional, real-time stereo mastering processor


Acuma Labs’ Final Mix enables you to master your sessions within the D8B, printing directly to hard disk or DAT without having to rely on expensive mastering houses or outboard gear. Specifically designed for use with the Mackie Universal Effects (UFX) card, Final Mix can dramatically elevate the quality of your mixes and help you to create your own professional masters. With an extensive palette of sonic tools, including 3-band dynamics processing, 6-band (pre and post) parametric EQs, adjustable cross over points and individual band key filtering, Final Mix lets you zero in on exact frequencies to adjust or emphasize crucial elements of your mix. Final Mix employs three individual dynamics processors (low, mid and high) with noise gating and soft clip limiting to provide ultra smooth compression or expansion. Each dynamics band features individual threshold, attack and release times. A graphical contour edit screen for each band allows you to easily set a desired ratio and to create your own hard knee or soft knee, or even draw in an expander curve. Each dynamics band features its own key filter that allows you to emphasize or de-emphasize a portion of the signal within the band. The Soft Clip feature adds a smooth, analog-style clip response when your signal gets close to overload. Other features such as Noise Gate, Band Linking and more ensure that Final Mix will be an integral part of your mixes from here out.

Main Features

  • 6-band pre-dynamics parametric equalizer
  • 3-band dynamics processor
  • 6-band post-dynamics parametric equalizer
  • Graphical (user definable) dynamics band contours
  • Adjustable crossover points for multi-band dynamics
  • Adjustable crossover slopes for multi-band dynamics
  • Node based adjustment of EQ bands and dynamics bands
  • Soft Clip feature – provides peak overload protection
  • Noise gate – with threshold adjustment
  • DC removal filter – automatically removes DC offset noise
  • Dynamics bands linking – simplifies use in stereo configurations
  • Fully automated
  • Global enable button
  • On/Off for the dynamics section and each EQ
  • Separate dynamics and EQ reset buttons
  • Plug-in patch load and save
  • Memories A and B – compare settings quickly and easily
  • Input, output and gain reduction metering
Specifications
  • 6–band parametric EQ: Gain +/–15.0dB; Freq. 20Hz to 20kHz; Q range 0.1 – 16; Filter type High/Low shelf or bandpass
  • Dynamics: Gain Makeup +/–15dB; Attack 0 to 100ms; Release 30ms to 3000ms; Threshold –48dBfs to 0dBfs
  • Input/ Output Meters: –90dBfs to 0dBfs
  • Soft Clip: Threshold: 0.0dB to –20.0dB
  • Noise Gate Threshold: 0dBfs to –125dBfs
  • Crossover Frequencies: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Crossover slopes: 6dB/octave to 36dB/octave
  • Frequency Centers: Band 1: 20Hz to 20kHz, Band 2: 20Hz to 20kHz, Band 3: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Bandwidth: 0 to 10 octave
  • DC filter: on off, frequency = 3.3Hz
  • Soft Clip: –20 to 0dB
  • Gate Threshold: –125dB to 0dB
  • Auto Gain Make Up: –15 to +15dB
  • Key Gain: 15 to +15dB


Saturated FatSATURATED FAT™
Mono Distortion and Cabinet Modeling with Seven-Band EQ

Saturated Fat™ from Acuma Labs, is one of the exciting new members of the D8B’s growing collection of 24-bit plug-ins that has been specifically designed for the new Mackie Universal Effects card. (UFX).
As its’ name implies, Saturated Fat is a mono plug-in that employs an exciting new proprietary technology to achieve warm, natural-sounding tube distortion and cabinet modeling. Choose from over 40 preset distortion types to create your “perfect sound” or select from the array of Factory Presets to find a setting that suits any style of music. And don’t stop with guitars — Saturated Fat is great on drum tracks too!
Combine the Cabinet Modeler, selecting from a list of small, medium, large, acoustic and bass amps, with the Drive Level and the on-board 7-Band EQ to build custom distortions that can be saved and recalled as User Presets. No more (loud) amplifier setups to contend with, just plug any instrument into the D8B and start playing! Saturated Fat’s distinctive distortion types and amplifier models will give you killer sounds instantly.

Main Features

  • Cabinet Modeling – Cabinet models feature a variety of small and medium enclosures, larger 4x12s, bass and acoustic cabinets.
  • Over 40 editable distortion types – Proprietary algorithms edited to create a vast collection of factory presets.
  • Distortion Graph – Visualize your distortion as it’s plotted on a movable X/Y graph.
  • Drive – Control, edit and save your distortion drives with this easy-to-use slider that is attached to the Drive Graph and the numeric read-out.
  • 7-Band (post drive) Equalizer – A 7-Band Graphic Equalizer section (with bands from 100hz to 6.4k) has been specifically selected to be musically appropriate for use with distortion.
  • Master Level – The Master Level con trols the final output stage, post distortion and EQ.
  • Factory presets – This collection of Hot Presets features distortion types and cabinet models from almost every style imaginable. Over 60 classic presets for guitar, drums, bass, mix, Low-Fi and more.
  • Build Your Own – Combine the Cabinet Modeler with Drive and EQ to create your own custom distortions that can be save and recalled as a user presets.
  • Assign Saturated Fat – as a pre or post insert, or to an aux bus, and recall all parameters in your D8B session.
  • Automation – As with all D8B plugins, all parameters of Saturated Fat can be automated as part of your D8B session.
Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 24kHz
  • Drive Range: 0-80dB
  • EQ Center Frequencies: (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400Hz ) These frequencies have been specifically selected to be musically appropriate for use with distortion.
  • Individual Band Range: each of the seven sliders range from -12dB to +12dB
  • Master Level Range: off to +12dB
  • Routing: pre or post insert, auxiliary, master L/R
  • Input/ Output Meters: Off to 0dB
  • Cabinet Types: 14


RTA-31RTA-31™
Real Time 31-Band EQ and Spectral Analysis

RTA-31™ from Acuma Labs, is one of the exciting new members of the D8B’s growing collection of 24-bit plug-ins that has been specifically designed for the new Mackie Universal Effects card (UFX). RTA-31 is both a Mono 31-Band Graphic EQ and a 1/3 octave Spectrum Analyzer that enables you to easily modify the frequency response of any given signal within the D8B or from external live and studio acoustic environments. Quickly view your sound using the on-board spectrum analyzer to zero in on the troublesome highs and lows of even the most difficult rooms. The amazing To EQ™ feature lets you immediately identify troublesome frequencies using the Frequency Analyzer while the 31-Band Graph automatically compensates for the highs and lows of your signal.
Main Features
  • Mono 31-Band Equalizer – Isolate and adjust individual bands of a signal.
  • Sweep Draw – Use your mouse as an on-screen paint brush to quickly perform various EQ editing functions.
  • 1/3 Octave Spectrum Analyzer (20-20K) Particularly useful in live and studio applications to identify the nature of an acoustic environment.
  • To EQ – Automatically compensate for highs and lows in the spectrum that are read by the Analyzer.
  • Memory A and B – Comparative Editing
  • Morph Rate – Switch Mem A to Mem B using Morph sequence time
  • dB Reference Level – Selectable dB reference level (0dB to -60dB) allows you to focus in on the most important range of your signal.
  • Master Level – Control the final output stage, post EQ.
  • Factory Presets – Factory Presets feature useful EQ and Analyzer setups
  • Automation – Automate all parameters as part of your D8B session.
  • Selectable Graph Types– Choose from Bar, Peak Hold, Point, Peak Difference, and Peak Bar for viewing preference.
  • Graph Speed – Control the Analyzer graph response time. Useful for identifying quick transients.
  • Freeze – Immediately freeze the analyzer screen to view detailed information
Specifications
  • Frequency Response – 1Hz to 24kHz (20, 25, 32, 40,50,62, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 400, 500, 630, 800, 1K, 1.3K, 1.6K, 2K, 2.5K, 3.2K, 4K, 5K, 6.4K, 10K, 13K, 16K, 20K)
  • Individual Band Range – 31 sliders range from -12dB to +12dB
  • Analyzer Viewing Range – -40dBr to +20dBr (a 60dB range) to -24dBr to+20dBr (a 36dB range) for fine-tuning
  • Master Level Range – off to +12dB
  • Routing – pre/ post insert, auxiliary, master L/R
  • Input/ Output Meters – 0dB to Off
  • Morph Rate – 0-4000ms
  • 0 dB reference – Adjusts the reference point from 0dBfs within the D8B (-40dBr to +20dBr or –24dBr to +20dBr)
  • Graph Types – Bar, Peak Hold, Point, Peak Diff., and Peak Bar
  • Gain Display – view input level to EQ and resulting output level
  • Routing – pre, post, auxiliary, master L/R


Delay FactorDELAY FACTOR™
16 Tap Stereo Delay with Modulation
Setting up a stereo, ping-pong, or multi-tap delay has never been easier! Delay Factor™ has a large, intuitive display field which allows you to drag and drop any of the 16 delay taps, simultaneously editing both the delay time and the output panning. Fine tuning the delay to match the beat of the song is even easier; just dial in the BPM or tap in the tempo, and select the interval you want to quantize to - note, whole note, triplet, etc. All taps will simultaneously 'snap' to the correct interval.
Adjusting all the other parameters is easy too. All values for a single tap are automatically displayed on easy to adjust sliders when you click on the tap in the display field. Set the level, regeneration, regeneration panning, or the tap's filter. Each tap has a 4th order high and low pass filter to allow you to narrow in on any portion of the input. And of course, all parameters are automated through the D8B's automation engine, and all parameters can be stored or recalled as a preset.
Main Features
  • Drag and Drop delay taps to adjust pan and delay time setting
  • Tape Delay modelling on each tape - as you change delay times you hear the tap move smoothly. No more "click-click-click" of digital delay lines!
  • Delay Field shows only enabled taps. Left and Right delay Taps are color coded and positioned graphically in the Delay Field
  • 8 Taps per delay (left and right) for a total of 16 taps, with individual parameters for Enable, Output Level and Pan, Regen Level and Pan, Delay Time, High Pass and Low Pass Filters
  • Full (100%) regeneration capability for infinite delay looping effects
  • Adjust all delay times at once using the global Tempo control, and quantize all times at once using the global Quantize control.
  • High and Low Pass filters are each 4th order with frequency adjustment in approximately 1/12 octave steps
  • Automation fully integrated with D8B
  • Save and recall presets
  • Delay Time is sample accurate when scaled by global Tempo control
  • Tape speed up/slow down 'pitch' control is globally adjustable
    over a 2 octave range
Specifications
  • Time: 5 - 1105 milliseconds
  • Number of delay taps: 8 left, 8 right
  • Regen: 0 to 100%
  • LFO Waveforms: "Sine," "Triangle," "Sawtooth," "Inverse Sawtooth," "Square," "Envelope 1," "Envelope 2"
  • Tap level range: off to +12 dB
  • High pass filter: 4th order (24 dB/octave)
  • Low pass filter: 4th order (24 dB/octave)
  • Filter range: 20Hz to 20.2kHz
  • Tempo: 60 - 240 BPM
  • Delay time quantization: off to 4:1
  • Speed: 60 - 2400 cents
  • Acceleration: 0 - 11
  • Input gains: off to 0.0dB


Filter MachineFILTER MACHINE™
Intuitive, powerful, sweeping filter effects
Finally, there is an easy and intuitive way to achieve powerful, sweeping filter effects using Acuma's classic, analog styled, 4-pole filtering plugin for the Mackie D8B. Utilizing stereo input and output paths, Filter Machine's large display field enables you to easily drag and drop any of the 16 filters in real time to simultaneously adjust Frequency and Output Pan.
Select from the graphic editing sliders to adjust Pan Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and 4th order High and Low pass filtering. Link left and right filters together into stereo pairs or fine tune the parameters further by using 2 LFO blocks that incorporate preset waveforms and envelope followers with adjustable rate, depth, volume and phase.
Dial in the beat of the music by selecting the BPM, or tapping the tempo in real time, and quantize the LFO rates to the nearest interval selecting from note, whole note, triplet, etc. All of the filter rates snap to the correct interval with just a click of your mouse. And of course, all Filter Machine's parameters are automated through the D8B's automation engine and can be stored or recalled as a preset.

Main Features
  • Large Visual Screen is an easy graphic tool that lets you immediately visualize any selected filter and its parameters.
  • Drag and Drop individual or linked filters quickly to adjust Frequency and Pan.
  • Filter Field shows filters that are selected left and right using highly visible red and green balls.
  • 8 Stereo Filters (left and right) for a total of 16 individual filters, with individual parameters that control Output level, Pan Modulation, Frequency Modulation, High Pass and Low Pass filters, Tempo and Attack.
  • Global Parameter Ganging lets you adjust level, pan modulation and frequency modulation with one master control.
  • Global Tap Tempo and Attack lets you fine-tune timing for just the right groove.
  • High and Low Pass Filters are each 4th order with frequency adjustments in approximately 1/12-octave steps.
  • Save and Recall Presets instantly or pick from a wide variety of factory settings.
Specifications
  • Filter frequency range: 20Hz to 20.2kHz
  • High pass filter: 4th order (24dB/octave)
  • Low pass filter: 4th order (24dB/octave)
  • LFO Waveforms: "Sine," "Triangle," "Sawtooth," "Inverse Sawtooth," "Square," "Envelope 1," "Envelope 2"
  • Filter level range: off to +12 dB
  • Filter attack: 10 to 1000 milliseconds
  • Tempo: 60 to 240 bpm
  • Input gains: off to 0.0dB
  • Rate division control: 1:8 to 8:1
  • Modulation depth control: 0 to 100%


 Acuma Time PakTIME PAK™
Easy-to-use time modulationTiming is everything. Acuma's Time Pak is an easy-to-use time modulation plug-in for the Mackie D8B offering all of the classic time effects including Chorus, Flange, Auto Pan, Tremolo, combined with radically new and Xtreme settings. Utilizing stereo input and output paths, Time Pak's large intuitive display field enables you to easily drag and drop any of the 16 nodes to simultaneously adjust Time and Output Pan.
Select from the graphic editing sliders to adjust Level, Regen, Pan Modulation, Time Modulation, and 2nd order High and Low pass filtering. Link left and right nodes together into stereo pairs or fine tune the parameters further using 2 separate LFO blocks that incorporate preset waveforms and envelope followers with adjustable rate, depth, and phase.
Dial in the beat of the music by selecting the BPM, or tapping the tempo in real time, and quantize the LFO rates to the nearest interval selecting from note, whole note, triplet, etc. All nodes snap to the correct time interval with just a click of your mouse. And of course, all Time Pak's parameters are automated through the D8B's automation engine and can be stored or recalled as a preset.

Main Features
  • Large Visual Screen it's an easy and graphic tool that lets you immediately visualize any selected node and its parameters.
  • Drag and Drop individual or linked nodes to quickly to adjust Time and Pan.
  • Time Pak Field shows nodes that are selected left and right using highly visible red and green balls.
  • 8 Stereo Nodes (left and right) for a total of 16 individual nodes with individual parameters that control Output level, Pan Modulation, Time Modulation, High Pass and Low Pass filters, Tempo and Attack.
  • Global Parameter Ganging lets you adjust level, pan modulation and time modulation with one master control.
  • Global Tap Tempo and Attack lets you fine-tune the time for just the right groove.
  • High and Low Pass Filters are each 4th order with frequency adjustments in approximately 1/12-Octave steps.
  • Save and Recall Presets instantly or pick from a wide variety of factory settings.
Specifications
  • Time: 0.04 - 61.2 milliseconds
  • Node level range: off to +12 dB
  • Regen: 0 to 100%
  • Modulation Rate control: 1:8 to 8:1
  • Modulation Depth control: 0 to 100%
  • LFO Waveforms: "Sine," "Triangle," "Sawtooth," "Inverse Sawtooth," "Square," "Envelope 1," "Envelope 2"
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20.2kHz
  • High pass filter order: 2nd order (12dB/octave)
  • Low pass filter order: 2nd order (12dB/octave)
  • Tempo: 60 - 240 BPM
  • Attack: 10 - 500 milliseconds
  • Input gains: off to 0.0dB


Antares Auto-TuneAUTO-TUNE™
Pitch Correction for Voice or Solo Instrument
Hailed as a "Holy Grail of recording" by Recording Magazine, Auto-Tune is the worldwide standard in professional pitch correction. It corrects intonation problems in vocals or solo instruments, in real time, without distortion or artifacts, while preserving all of the expressive nuance of the original performance. Auto-Tune offers audio quality so pristine that the only difference between what goes in and what comes out is the intonation.
The precision by which Auto-Tune detects pitch is extraordinary. At a frequency of 400 Hz and a sample rate of 44100, the Auto-Tune DSP algorithm computes the pitch to an accuracy of .0001 samples per cycle, or .0004 Hz. At this resolution, the very question "What is pitch?" becomes relevant. That is, as the pitch of typical performances continuously change, the amount of variation in pitch, even over the time of a few cycles, changes greatly in comparison to the accuracy by which Auto-Tune computes pitch.
The pitch computed by Auto-Tune is a mathematical estimate of the cycle period repetition rate over the last two (or sometimes the last four) cycles.

Main Features
  • The Automatic Mode instantaneously detects the pitch of the input, identifies the closest pitch in a user specified scale and corrects the input pitch to match the scale pitch. Major, minor, chromatic and 26 historical and microtonal scales provide unprecedented control of the output tonality.
  • Select any key and scale - minor, major, chromatic and 26 historical and microtonal scales provide unprecedented control of the output tonality.
  • Specific Scale notes can be removed, allowing a wider range of pitch correction for neighboring notes.
  • Individual Scale notes may be "bypassed." When the input pitch is near that note, the input is passed through with no correction. Having trouble hitting a single note? Bypass all the rest of the Scale notes, and Auto-Tune will only apply correction to the problem note.
  • The Scale can be de-tuned, allowing pitch correction to any desired pitch center.
  • The variable Retune rate allows matching correction speed to any style of the performance. A fast Retune rate is appropriate for a performance with rapidly-changing pitches or where substantial correction is required. A slower rate will preserve expressive gestures while accurately adjusting the pitch center to be in tune.
  • The Vibrato Section lets you add a vibrato to a performance with variable depth, rate and onset delay.
  • The Sensitivity Control optimizes Auto-Tune's pitch-detection performance for a wide range of signal quality.


Drawmer Noise Gate
ADX100™
Frequency Conscious Gating, Limiting, and Expansion, Compression
Acknowledged as master of the analogue dynamics processor, Drawmer now brings its expertise in noise gates, expanders and compressor/limiters to the Mackie Digital 8•Bus.
Main Features
  • Left and Right input levels. -15.75dB to +16dB in 0.25dB increments.
  • Input VU meters. -42dB to 0dB.
  • Faders for quick parameter control. All thresholds and levels are in linear dBs, but other controls are scaled to a user friendly law which minimizes 'fine tuning' and allows a wide range of operation.
  • Mem A and Mem B Presets. You can instantly recall two preferred settings.
  • Noise Gate. Operates like an audio switch, and is particularly suited to percussive signals, where it can shape the envelope to create a crisp, well defined signal.
  • Triggering. Click on to toggle selection of trigger sources. In Stereo mode, the gate can trigger from either the Left or Right channels, a mono signal generated Left + Right or MIDI.
  • Envelope Controls. Control the speed at which the Gate opens and closes.
  • Gate/Duck switch. When Duck is selected, the operation is reversed, so that when the signal is above threshold, the output is attenuated. Below Threshold, the signal passes un-attenuated.
The ADX100 provides either a Noise Gate or an Expander. Use the Noise Gate to shape the envelopes of percussive signals, such as drums. For vocals or other expressive signals, the Expander may be better suited to the task, since it can track the signal levels instead of simply switching on and off.

Specifications:

Key Filters:

  • Low: 15.6 Hz > 22.6 kHz
  • Hi: 15.6Hz > 22.6 kHz

Noise Gate:

  • Attack: 0.02mS > 1.1 S
  • Hold: 5.0mS > 4.74S
  • Decay: 5mS > 5S
  • Range: 0dB > -144dB

 


Expander:

  • Threshold: -63.5dB > 0dB
  • Ratio: 1:1 > 1:123
  • Attack: 0.00mS > 100mS
  • Release: 20mS > 997mS
  • Range: 0dB > 63dB

Compressor:

  • Threshold: -63.5dB > 0dB
  • Ratio: 1:1 > 20:1
  • Attack: 0.1mS > 100mS
  • Release: 33mS > 3.66S
  • Gain: -16dB > +15.75dB
   



Massenburg Design Works
MDW2x2™
2x2 High-Resolution Parametric Equalizer
MDW is the new digital design group headed by the preeminent designer, George Massenburg. It provides well-researched audio technology previously restricted to only the very highest sector of the audio industry. The first product from Massenburg DesignWorks® is the new 2x2 High-Resolution Equalizer which features Oversampling and Double Precision processing for unprecedented clarity and accuracy.Configure the MDW2x2 as two mono 5-band or one stereo 5-band parametric EQ.

Main Features
The Input signal is upsampled for unsurpassed processing accuracy. Downsampling on Outputs.
Each UFX card can support up to four mono or two stereo Massenburg EQs.
  • Low and High bands feature shelving, low pass and high pass filters, with overlap.
  • Low Mid, Mid, and High Mid Bands feature peak or shelving filters, with overlap.
  • Quality graphical user interface for easy and fast operation.
Basic Controls and What They Do
There are two main types of controls. The first is a potentiometer (knob display) type control. The second type control is the switch type button.
Each of the five bands has its own five dedicated controls:
1. A large potentiometer knob display control to select frequencies (Hz).
2. A large potentiometer knob display control to select levels (dB).
3. A smaller potentiometer style control knob display to select Q and filter type.
4. A null button that resets the levels in that band to 0dB.
5. An In/Out button that turns the EQ in that band on or off (Bypass).
Besides the five controls within each of the five bands, there are also a few global controls:
1. An In/Out button that turns all five EQ bands on or off (global bypass).
2. A pull-down menu for selecting channels.
3. Two toggle buttons that allows for comparing between two different EQ settings (compare).
4. Switches for selecting one or two channel displays in the graphical EQ curve display.
Specifications
  • High resolution stereo or two channel mono Parametric EQ.
  • 5-band fully parametric, with bypass function for each band.
  • All bands are adjustable ±25dB gain.
  • All bands have a frequency response ranging from 16 Hz to 21.5 kHz.
  • Peak band settings have an adjustable Q factor from 0.18 to 32.0


TC FX II
TC FX II™
Renowned M2000 Reverb Algorithms
Check the equipment racks at any top recording studio and you'll find lots of TC Electronic gear. Reverb algorithms from the undisputed industry leader in digital effects, TC Electronic, have become an indispensable tool for serious engineers and producers.

The new TC FX II for the Digital 8•Bus furthers TC's reputation for the finest effects in the world. In an easy-to-use on-screen interface, it provides plug-in, full-automated versions of many of the most popular effects algorithms by TC Electronic.

Level A: TC Reverb. Bundled free with the D8B UFX card. TC FX II provides Reverbs from the renowned TC Electronic M2000.
Basic Control Set
  • Reverb Menu: Twenty-three selectable Reverb types including:
Empty Theatre Locker Room Plain Small Hall Realistic Hal
Stone Wall Taj Mahal Very Large Hall Warm Midsize Hall
Big Rock Snare Acoustic Guitar Ambience Vocal Ballad Rock A Billy
Percussion Room Modern Church Piano Hall Conference Room
Male Rock Reverb Vocal Ambience Snare Trash Car Interior
Snare Large Hall Wooden Floor Short Rock Reverb  
  • Pre Delay: The time to arrival of the first reflection can be adjusted from 0 to 200ms.
  • Decay: The time to where the reverb is damped to -60dB is calibrated in milliseconds (ms) with a range from 20ms to 20 seconds.
  • Input Assign: Select between pre or post DSP inserts, aux sends, or left and right mix.
  • Hi Multiplier: Adjust the high frequency reverberation time as a multiplication factor value.
  • Reverb Low: Adjust the low frequency reverberation time as a multiplication factor value.
  • Edit Menu: Cut, copy, and paste with undo and redo capabilities plus load, save, save as..., and reset functions.
  • Memory A/Memory B: Toggle between two separate groups of parameter settings for quick audio reference

Vocal Studio
VOCAL STUDIO™
"Tool Kit for Vocal Processing (MFX Card Only)"
For far less than the cost of an outboard harmonizer, you can integrate a fully-automatable IVL™ Vocal Studio™ right into your Digital 8•Bus. This professional effects package includes:
  • Formant-Preserving Pitch Shifting
  • Intelligent Vocal Harmony (with four operating modes)
  • Pitch Corrector
  • Vocal Special Effects
  • Integral Reverb Effect
  • Vocal Studio can help you to quickly create killer vocal tracks.
Main Features
Vocal StudioFormat-Preserving Pitch Shifting: No chipmunks or Darth Vader here! With IVL's patented formant-preserving pitch shifting algorithm, the Vocal Studio uses precise analysis techniques on the input voice to naturally shift it higher or lower.
Pitch recognition: IVL does more than just take a note and shift its pitch. The pitch shifting algorithm detects the exact pitch of the note in order to provide the most natural shifted sound.
Intelligent Harmony: The Vocal Studio has musical knowledge. It took lessons from some amazing musicians. By using different control modes, you can choose how much of this intel-ligence the Vocal Studio will use when creating your harmonies. By selecting the key and scale that the vocal passage is in, and with IVL Vocal Studio's pitch recognition, an intelligent harmony can be created with 1 to 4 voices.
Control Modes
Manual: Any notes played on a MIDI key-board become the harmony parts.
SmartChord: Chords played from a MIDI keyboard are interpreted by the Vocal Studio to create natural harmony parts that move in tandem with your voice.
SmartKey: Enter the key and scale once, at the beginning of a song, and the Vocal Studio automatically creates natural harmonies in real time.
Pitch Shift: Use this button to set a chromatic interval between the lead vocal and pitch-shifted voices to create true parallel melody lines.
Harmony/Ensemble controls include Interval, Gender, Detune, Pan and Volume, Timing, Scoop, Vibrato, Envelope and Key/Scale.
Pitch Correct Mode includes paramater adjustments for manual Pitch Bending, Pitch Bend Range, keyboard Pitch Control, Pitch Octave Spin and Slope.


Mono Delay
MONO DELAY™
No-nonsense, powerful delay processor - Free with UFX
There is beauty in simplicity. Mackie's Mono Delay plug-in is a simple, no- nonsense, yet powerful delay processor for the UFX card. The Mono Delay's on-screen interface provides a straightforward display of its various features and parameters - no looking through hidden menus here!
Memory A and B allows toggling between two separate Mono Delay interfaces for a quick and easy reference between two set-ups. Being able to route the Mono Delay through a pre or post insert lets you use the effect without surrendering the use of those precious aux sends.
Another important feature is the ability to adjust the Mono Delay's mix of wet and dry signal while routing via an insert. Mono Delay provides up to 1.25 seconds of delay time, feedback control, and low and high pass filters, each adjustable from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Main Features
  • Memory A/Memory B allows the ability to toggle between two separate Mono Delay interfaces for a quick reference of parameter settings.
  • Input Level adjusts the amount of signal that is fed to the input of the delay. It is calibrated in decibels (dB) with a range from -51dB to +12dB.
  • Delay Time adjusts the amount of time between the original signal and the delayed signal. It is calibrated in milliseconds (mS), with a range from 0mS to 1250 mS (1.25 seconds).
  • Feedback adjusts the amount of signal that is fed back to the input of the delay. It is calibrated in percent, with a range from 0% to 99%.
  • Low Pass Filter adjusts the cutoff of the low frequency of the delayed signal. It is calibrated in Hertz (Hz), with a range from 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • High Pass Filter adjusts the cutoff of the high frequency of the delayed signal. It is calibrated in Hertz (Hz), with a range from 20Hz to 20kHz

 

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