German manufacturer SPL enhances its Analog Code plug-in series with the Vitalizer sound optimizing processor. Vitalizer is based upon the Vitalizer MK2-T hardware audio processor and will be available as a plug-in for most Mac hosts.

SPL’s patented filter technology was first released in the late 1980’s and has been continuously improved with several product versions ever since. The hardware Vitalizer MK2-T utilizes two Sovtek 12 AX 7 LPS-double triode tubes, one of which is used within the Mid-Hi Tune filter and gives the mid frequencies accurate transparency with a soft, unobtrusive sound. The second tube is used within the Stereo Expander. The stereo image not only gains more width but also more depth, transparency and clarity because of the pleasant tube harmonics. The treble range is reworked with Coil filtering stages which focus on achieving a smooth, silky sound pattern. High frequencies are livened up noiselessly without them sounding hard or aggressive.

“Together, the different models from the legendary SX2 to the current Vitalizer versions have been the most important and best-selling SPL hardware ever,” explains SPL’s CEO and product manager Hermann Gier. “The Vitalizer is a unique and comprehensive tool to add character and life to any music production, but especially in the digital domain. So it was not a question of whether we would release a Vitalizer Analog Code plug-in. It’s only been a matter of time – the final programming alone took about four months, but now even our hardware engineers are satisfied too.”

Special Features

  • Patented technology for automatic sound optimizing
  • Very easy to use
  • Bass, mid and top end processing
  • Unmasking of overlapping sounds
  • Adjustable soft and tight low frequency sounds
  • Ideal sounds patterns for electronic sounds/genres
  • Mono, stereo or multi-channel operation

Vitalizer Analog Code plug-in is available in TDM, RTAS, VST, and AU formats. The release date is scheduled for 7 December 2009. A public beta version is available now.

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