Yamaha Equalizer 601

Steinberg has announced three professional signal processing plug-in bundles which make up the newly introduced Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection: Vintage Channel Strip, Vintage Open Deck and Vintage Stomp Pack. The plug-ins of this unique collection have previously only been available as VCM add-on effects for high-end Yamaha digital mixers, but are now for the first time available in VST 3, VST 2.4 and AU plug-in formats for multi-instance use within digital audio workstations.

“With the Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology by Yamaha, we can create accurate reproductions of analog circuitry that result in hardware emulations at a quality that has never been there before,” comments Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “The Portico plug-ins are the first to implement this technology, which we’ve now complemented with Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection,” adds Wildenhain.

Yamaha Compressor 276

The Vintage Channel Strip comprises three plug-ins: EQ 601, Compressor 260 and Compressor 276, reproducing the sound characteristics of several classic Yamaha hardware equalizers and compressors from the 1970s.

Yamaha Open Deck

The Vintage Open Deck recreates the analog circuitry and characteristics of four legendary tape recorders: Swiss ’70, Swiss ’78, Swiss ’85 and American ’70. For an even wider range of variation, the characteristics can be individually applied to the record and playback decks.

Yamaha Vintage Flanger

Vintage Stomp Pack recreates several analog hardware effects, bringing back the punchy sound of the 1970s. Consisting of three phaser plug-ins (Dual Phaser, Yamaha Phaser and Max 100), one Yamaha flanger and one first-class wah-effect, this bundle boosts the musical creativity of guitarists, producers and sound designers alike.

On the Mac, the Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection requires OS X 10.6 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), an Intel Core processor (Intel Core Duo recommended), 1 GB of RAM, 500 MB of free hard-disk space, CoreAudio-compatible audio hardware, USB-eLicenser (not included), USB port for USB-eLicenser, and an Internet connection for license activation and registration. A compatible VST 3 or AU host is also required. A display resolution of at least 1280 x 800 pixels is recommended.

The plug-ins will be available as boxed or download versions from the Steinberg Online Shop and as boxed versions from certified Steinberg dealers. Pricing and availability will soon be announced.


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