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.