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Digidesign unveils comprehensive guitar amp emulator
Digidesign has announced the upcoming release of Eleven, a virtual guitar amp plug-in for use with Pro Tools, VENUE live sound and Avid systems. Eleven is designed to provide realistic emulations of various guitar amps, speaker cabinets and microphones, enabling audio professionals to create stunningly realistic guitar tones.
Using new amp-modeling techniques, Eleven can emulate nearly every characteristic of guitar amplifier and speaker cabinet sound to achieve realistic tones, including such sonic intricacies as speaker cone breakup, amplifier sag, cabinet resonance and ghost notes. By integrating these technically challenging and often-overlooked characteristics, Eleven emulations deliver exceptional sound quality and realism.
Eleven offers carefully selected emulations of modern amplifiers and speaker cabinets as well as several custom Digidesign creations. It also features convolution-based speaker cabinet and microphone (on- and off-axis) modeling, the latter of which features emulations of popular dynamic, ribbon and condenser microphones. And while Eleven comes preloaded with a broad selection of configurations, it also allows independent selection and bypass of the amp and miked cabinet models, enabling users to create their own sounds.
Eleven will be available in two versions, one for use with Pro Tools HD, ICON and VENUE systems, and the other for use with Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Digidesign is offering a 30-day trial of a prerelease version of Eleven for qualified Pro Tools and Avid system users.
For more information, visit www.digidesign.com.