2C Audio Breeze 1.2.0 | 18.4 Mb
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Breeze is the eco-conscious member of our prestigious reverb family. It focuses on ease of use, efficiency, and economy. Plug it in. Turn it on. Go. Add as many as you need. It does not get much simpler than this. But don't be fooled; this lightweight packs a serious performance punch and has several exciting tricks up its sleeves that give it its own unique charm and character.
Clear your mind and maximize your flow...
Sometimes less is more. Sometimes it is best to just K.I.S.S. Breeze is a Breeze to use! Literally. It offers an innovative, minimalist GUI design that focuses on instantly communicating the most important preset information to the user, and summarizing this information graphically in two aesthetically pleasing and intuitive graphical displays. Macro controls combine many complex, behind-the-scenes DSP parameters into a beautifully compact set of nine knobs and four sliders. Parameter ranges and scaling are optimized to make it almost impossible to create a bad sounding preset. Signal gain has been meticulously balanced to the point of making the need to adjust the gain control almost obsolete, leaving users with one less thing to worry about and free to focus on more important details. It is quite simply a Breeze to find the perfect settings for any given source material.
Not only is Breeze light on your brain, but it is also light on your wallet and light on your CPU. Even in today's challenging climate, economy is not always a bad word! Breeze's modest price is unlikely to cause budget deficits or exacerbate the risks of fractional reserve banking. No credit crunches are to be found here. At $149.95 for new customers, and $99.95 for customers who already have one of our other reverb products, Breeze even scores quite high in spouse approval ratings.
When it comes to CPU usage, Breeze is the ideal reverb choice for laptop use, and live performance. Breeze has been highly optimized to require less power as compared to Aether, B2, and other products in the market. Breeze is furthermore designed to intelligently use only as much CPU power as is absolutely required for a given preset, and automatically disables various parts of the algorithm when not required to conserve energy. It also offers an additional "Hi-Lo" switch to further push efficiency into even deeper shades of Green. When used with current top-of-the-line studio workstations, over 500 instances of the plug-in can be run in real-time depending on settings.
Simplicity and economy are great, but they don't mean much if the sound quality suffers to achieve these goals. Not to worry, because while Breeze may be an angel in terms of its ease of use and cost, it's still a demon where it counts.
This ain't no ordinary smart car performance... As a direct descendant of Aether, Breeze has enough mojo to go around. It is used side by side Aether by many industry-leading film, television, and game industry composers who use a huge number of Breeze instances as track inserts to give each instrument its own position in virtual space, while reserving one or two Aether instances for use on auxiliary busses to glue the mix together cohesively. This can be a very powerful technique and should not be underestimated. It is equally adored by world-class performers who are simply looking for a great sense of space to augment their performance and do not care specifically whether it is a hall emulation versus a chamber emulation. In these contexts psychoacoustic cues such as envelopment, spatial impression, stereo positioning, and frequency decay are all that matters, and Breeze delivers them in spades. We invite you to take a listen for yourself; you won't be disappointed.
Breeze shares some things in common with its older cousin, Aether, but it also has many differences. It brings several exciting new things to the table that have yet to be
implemented in Aether including:
* A new advanced true-stereo mode that differs from anything in Aether * A new bi-polar Density control that provides the ultimate flexibility ranging from absolute sparsity to almost instantaneous maximal density * A Density/Diffusion mode switch, which effects both Density and speed of Diffusion and functions as an extremely low-CPU-usage mode while still sounding fantastic * A Contour control to allow users to customize the attack characteristics and timbral variations of the reverb * A new Conservation of Energy scheme designed to give the same average level regardless of parameter settings -- all knobs can be set to any conceivable setting combinations, and the resulting level is still perfectly matched to the input signal making adjusting Gain settings almost completely obsolete * An evolved modulation scheme that offers both lush, larger-than-life, chorus-like, random pitch modulation as well as newly-developed more conservative methods, that are more in line with the behavior of real-world acoustic spaces * A new Time Display that is a great visualization tool showing an intuitive representation of the time behavior of the current settings to aid in preset design
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