New stuff from SPL

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SPL has just announced five new products (four hardware, one software), and I think there’s something for everyone here. Stay tuned for further details (price/availability).

By the way, if for plug-ins 2009 has been a year of reverbs, it seems in 2010 we’ll have plenty of new drum replacement tools to try. Well, given SPL’s experience with transients, I bet their DrumXchanger will be a hit (ehm…!)


  • M/S Master: M/S management processor
  • Transpressor: The ultimate dynamic processor
  • RackPack 4: RackPack frame for four modules
  • Dual-Band De-Esser: RackPack module against sibilance

Software plug-in

  • DrumXchanger

Here’s a short description of each device…

M/S Master

  • Fully adjustable separation of L/R signals into middle/side signals
  • Frequency filter for bass and room ambience control
  • Stereo width control
  • Inserts for external processors. Switch your outboard from stereo to M/S processing – with a single button and without cabling.


  • Transient Designer & Twin Core Compressor
  • Both modules can be used in any order
  • Transient processing starts at the limits of compression, e. g. to emphasize dynamic structures in spite of compression.

RackPack 4

  • Mounting frame & power supply for up to four modules
  • Compact, portable and more affordable
  • Lateral handle, fitting system for a 19-inch rack included
  • New RackPack module: Dual-Band De-Esser
  • Kicks “S” with phase cancellation technique
  • Extremely sound-neutral
  • Increased effectiveness and targeted processing with high and low band
  • Auto-Threshold keeps processing level constant even at varying microphone distances
  • Male/Female mode perfectly adapts to male or female voices


  • Optimizes or replaces drum sounds in a mix
  • Replaces samples phase-accurately
  • Transient Designer technology for level-independent recognition
  • Recognizes all drum hits faithfully, including the faintest ghost notes
  • Included:
  • Two complete Transient Designer processing stages
  • High-quality 24 bit/96 kHz SPL sample library
  • Launch of the BETA version at Musikmesse (March 24)

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