TRAGEDY IN JAPAN
With the recent events that has occurred in Japan, I do hope my friends are safe. I recommend the following websites for those looking for status reports.
David Tong has created a beautiful song dedicated to the tragedy in Japan. Do have a listen!
Welcome to my “Blog.” On this page, you will embark the illogical side of Sir Elliot. Hopefully you will find my Audio jargon entertaining for, my girlfriend does not.
One of the many things I like to create is VST Plug-ins. The concept behind my plug-ins is hardware based. Many developers aim for a transparent sound. I, on the other hand prefer a sound that is coloured. My designs reflect that kind of topology.
The percentage rating of my plug-ins offering a flat frequency response upon inserting it in your DAW is very low. I am most fond of the sound found in audio equipment created from the late 1930’s to the end of the 70’s which, I try my best to replicate using Synthmaker.
The terms “Transparent,” “Colour,” “Warm,” in addition to “Musical” are, non-technical definitions that many non-technical audio users choose to say when describing a particular tone. I will always use quotation marks when using those words to express the tonal characteristics of an audio design. It is far easier for the non-technical-audio-user to understand such words even though, such terminologies are not labelled on hardware devices.
The Concept Behind My Designs
Being one who likes to move to beat of his own drum, I have no interest in replicating another “insert a brand that many tend to gloat about” plug-in. I explored the idea once, which became my least favourable design. It appears it is either a lack of imagination or minimum experience with audio hardware why the market is so saturated with products that follow almost the same thumb print.
Design Parameters January 2014
As of the first of January 2014, all new designs will be compiled using C++. Older designs created from 2013 – 2008 will be updated (if need be) using Synthmaker. All designs created from 2013 – 2008 have been thoroughly checked to function to its specifications on Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System.
All new designs created in 2014 using C++ platform will be compiled on Windows XP Service Pack II on a Pentium IV, 3 GHZ CPU.
Design Parameters September 2011 – December 2012
All plug-ins are crafted on, a Pentium 4, 3 GHZ CPU, utilising a Windows XP Service Pack III platform. The maximum continuous average consumption should be no greater than 20% using 88200, 24-bit wav files. Plug-ins that exceeds 20% on a continuous average basis, using 88200 24-bit wav files, are not offered to the public. The continuous average consumption is always based on a Pentium 4, 3 GHZ Computer.
VST plug-ins designed from September 2011 onwards, will not support 48 kHz and below sample rate audio files.
Design Parameters May 2008 – July 2011
All plug-ins are crafted on, a Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, utilising a Windows XP (non-service pack) platform. The maximum continuous average consumption should be no greater than 10% using 44100, 16-bit wav files. Plug-ins that exceeds 10% on a continuous average basis, using 44100 16-bit wav files, are not offered to the public. The continuous average consumption is always based on a Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ Computer.
All plug-ins are compatible with Windows 2000 onward. All Equalisers & Preamplifiers are designed to alter the frequency response (“Colour” the sound) upon insertion of the effects chain regardless if the tone controls are set in a flat (0 dB) position.
All plug-ins are designed and tested to function to spec on the following DAW Platforms:
Cubase 4 Demonstration
Fl Studio Demonstration
Adobe Audition Demonstration
Ableton Live 7/8 Demonstration
Cakewalk Sonar/X1 Demonstration
SADiE 6 Demonstration
Studio One Demonstration
You may find a video demonstration of my plug-ins quite useful. I have created videos on all my designs that will enable you to get an understanding on not only how my plug-ins work, but how they sound as well.
VST Plug-ins Section
Sir Elliot Design News
A PDF Document On Discontinued Models & Alternatives
I have created a WordPress blog. Plug-ins dating from The Universal Compressor and beyond will be found there. One can look at it as a backup blog when blog.com decides to offer HTTP 502 Errors.
As of the 9th of July 2013, all Compressors are discontinued. The discontinued Compressors are the following:
Sir Elliot Altered Dynamics Series II
Sir Elliot Little Black Box Series II
Sir Elliot Universal Compressor
There will be no replacements for the above Compressors. Future designs and or modifications will consist of Equalisers, Preamplifiers in addition to Limiters. The decision is based solely on business purposes and, does not constitute to any malfunctions of Sir Elliot Altered Dynamics Series II, Sir Elliot Little Black Box Series II and/or Sir Elliot Universal Compressor.
For those that continue to use Sir Elliot Altered Dynamics Series II, Sir Elliot Little Black Box Series II and/or Sir Elliot Universal Compressor, rest assure these are still supported if you encounter any issues until the 31st of December 2013.
As all of my designs have been tested on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista in addition to Windows 8 32-bit operating system, Sir Elliot Altered Dynamics Series II, Sir Elliot Little Black Box Series II and/or Sir Elliot Universal Compressor will continue to function once support has ended.
Thank you for the support.
I would like to introduce Sir Elliot 35-Band Mastering Vocal Equaliser.
Sir Elliot’s 35-Band Mastering Vocal Equaliser is designed for Mastering Engineers who need to focus on midrange frequencies within the 440 Hz – 1760 kHz range.
More bands enables more precision to pinpoint on bringing a particular vocal or instrument in the midrange region to the forefront.
35 frequency bands offering an effective range from 430 Hz – 1.3 kHz or 550 Hz – 1.8 kHz
Up to 44 frequency bands ranging from 440 Hz – 1760 kHz when using two 35-Band Mastering Vocal Equalisers in parallel.
Three Dry/Wet contours for Left, Right in addition to Stereo.
Selectable dB Range: 1.5 dB, 3 dB or 6 dB range
Note: 1.5 dB uses 0.01 dB increments while, 3 dB & 6 dB range uses 0.1 dB increments.
Sweep able Low-pass filter ranging from 10 kHz – 40 kHz
Frequency Bandwidth: 7 Hz – 40 kHz +/- 3 dB
Power Consumption is based on a single-core, 2.8 GHZ Pentium 4 Computer playing a sweep able sine wave wav file.
44.1 kHz: 9.8%
88.2 kHz: 20.0%
96.0 kHz: 22.0%
192 kHz: 55.0% (Internal low-pass filter limits the high frequency response to 40 kHz)
OPERATING SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
Sir Elliot’s 35-Band Mastering Vocal Equaliser was tested on all Microsoft operating systems ranging from Windows 2000 – Windows 8.1
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Pentium 3, 733 MHZ CPU
Please visit the Global Download Section to Download Sir Elliot’s 35-Band Mastering Vocal Equaliser.
The GPA-2 is designed to dampen the audio signal. Each Auxiliary input will offer its own tonal characteristic. The new features from the previous model are the following:
High Damping Factor
Output LED Display
Over sample rate Protection
Frequency Bandwidth: +/- 3 dB 22.7 Hz – 22,000 kHz (44.1 kHz – 96 kHz)
Over Sample Rate Protection: 105 kHz and above
Cross talk: – 20 dB
Power Consumption: 7% on a single-core, 3 GHZ, Pentium 4 CPU residing on Windows XP SP3 using a 44.1 kHz white noise audio file.
The GPA-2 is best suited for Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, in addition to Lounge Music.
If the GPA-2 sounds pleasing to your ear, you are more than welcome to use it for as long as you like.
Sir Elliot’s Eighteen Band Graphic Equaliser now features an extended high (EH) frequency contour.
With the extended high frequency contour, more prominence will be accomplished on cymbals even under low sample rates such as 44.1 kHz.
Using Sir Elliot’s Eighteen Band Graphic Equaliser EH Under high sample rates such as 96 kHz – 192 kHz enables you to take full advantage of the extended high frequency contour with no limitations based on the Nyquist Theory under low sample rates such as 48 kHz & 44.1 kHz
Nineteen selectable frequency bands ranging from 20 Hz to 22,000 kHz (20 Hz – 36,000 kHz on higher sample rates)
LED Power Indicator
Selected Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 22,000 kHz (36,000 kHz for 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 & 384 kHz)
Frequency Bandwidth: 7.5 Hz – 44,000 kHz +/- 3 dB
Note: Frequency Bandwidth is based on 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 and, 384 kHz sample rates.
Sir Elliot’s 18-Band Equaliser is optimised for high sample rates ranging from 88.1 kHz – 384 kHz, however will perform fine on lower sample rates such as 48 – 44.1 kHz
Lowest frequency affected having the 20 Hz slider at maximum before roll-off occurs: 7.5 Hz
LOW SAMPLE RATES (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
Highest affected frequency having the 22 kHz slider at maximum before roll-off occurs: 20 kHz
HIGH SAMPLE RATES (96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 384 kHz)
Highest affected frequency having the 36 kHz slider at maximum before roll-off occurs: 47 kHz
44.1 kHz: 4 %
88.2 kHz: 8 %
96 kHz: 10.0 %
CPU Consumption is based on a Pentium 4 single-core 3 GHZ computer using Windows XP (Service Pack III) operating system.
If Sir Elliot’s 18-Band Equaliser EH sounds pleasing to your ears, you are more than welcome to use it as often as you like.
Feel free to contact me using the PM system on Gearslutz if you have any questions regarding my plug-ins.
I would like to introduce Sir Elliot Brass Instrument Equaliser Series II
Sir Elliot’s Brass Instrument Equaliser Series II sports a tuneable frequency range from 2 cycles to 28,000 kilocycles (88.2 – 192 kHz sample rate). The highest effective frequency manipulation shall be 56,000 kilocycles (192 kHz sample rate)
In addition to a broader bandwidth from its ancestor, Sir Elliot’s Brass Instrument Equaliser Series II offers overtones, which co-relate to the tuning frequencies. High Frequency & Low Frequency – 3 dB point filters allows you to roll-off frequencies ranging from 10,000 kilocycles to 60,000 kilocycles per second in addition to 2 cycles to 100 cycles per second.
Sir Elliot’s Brass Instrument Equaliser Series II a Mastering plug-in aimed for Jazz, Classical & Dance music.
Please visit The Global Download Section to download Sir Elliot’s Brass Instrument Equaliser Series II
Sir Elliot now offers download servers in Russia. As with the Server in Asia, Sweden and, the United States, there will be a blog stationed in Russia with a .ru domain. The official launch will be the 6th of February 2012.
Greetings from New York!