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Sound Toys

Soundtoys Decapitator

$ 199.00

Soundtoys Decapitator
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Sound Toys

Soundtoys Decapitator

$ 199.00


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      For Gear Heads:

      Saturation—it’s the essence of what makes analog hardware sound so musical and pleasing to the ears. The sound of tubes, transistors, and circuitry being pushed to the limit has long been the key ingredient in great-sounding analog recordings. Engineers use saturation to beef things up, thin them out, give them edge, add warmth, pull elements out of the mix, and create signature sounds.

      SoundToys Decapitator

      From the very subtle to the extreme, analog saturation is an integral part of great mixes. That’s why we took our time, studied all the great analog classics, and painstakingly created a plug-in that brings the best of analog saturation to your digital studio.

      Layman's Terms:

      Analog Feel

      Soundtoys Decapitator is not just a simple approximation of the analog sound. Soundtoys worked hard to capture the feel of analog gear. Not a static snapshot, but a changing responsive model of all those tubes, wires and transistors. That means you can hear subtle changes as Decapitator reacts to a track and follows the dynamics of an instrument. That’s what analog is all about.

      Bad Boy

      Decapitator is capable of some wonderfully subtle sounds, but we know that sometimes subtle just won’t do it. That’s why we’ve added the Punish button, which kicks in an extra chunk of gain to push Decapitator over the edge. When you drive it hard it reacts just like great analog gear—it screams in pain.

      And we’re not talking about fizzy stomp-box distortion. Decapitator gives you those unique qualities that only come from driving high end studio gear. Each model has its own sound of beautiful agony when you hit the Punish button and crank it up. Try it on vocals, drums, guitars, synths—anything that sounds a little too polite!

      In creating Decapitator, we collected and analyzed both vintage and modern hardware—consoles, preamps, input channels, EQs, compressors and studio distortion units. We picked the pieces of gear we felt had the most distinctive sound, and had unique character when used both subtly and at extremes. Then we created painstakingly accurate models and made them instantly accessible. By adding an analog-modeled tone control and mix knob, we’ve opened up the sonic potential of these models even more.

       

    • Highlights

      Infuse your tracks with the natural vibe of analog gear

      Get real, dynamic analog saturation with 5 detailed models of studio hardware

      Push your tracks over the top with the Punish button

      Shape the contour of the saturation with analog-modeled tone control

      Create parallel effects simply with the mix knob

      Specs

      Current version: 5.0.1

      Plug-in formats (both 32 and 64-bit):

      • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

      Supported sample rates:

      • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

      System requirements:

      • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.8 or later, Windows 7 or later
      • An internet connection is required at the time of activation.

      Supported host applications:

      • Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Digital Performer
      • Click here to view our full list of compatible host applications.

      Other requirements:

      • iLok.com account (An iLok USB dongle is not required. Create a free account here)