SugarBytes WOW VST V1.1 AiR
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WOW (abbreviation for “Wah Ooh Wow”) is a term coined by the late American music legend Sonny Rollins. We noticed that WOW is the most naturally resonant sound for the “slo-mo” music-listening experience. Now we developed a new Stylus Spectralizer which is fully loaded with a WOW1 spectral filter.
That is to say, this Stylus Spectralizer is a pure brain for WOW. WOW2 is provided for each waveform individually. It introduces the original idea of WOW to the Stylus Spectralizer. WOW2 is a spectral filter for the Stylus Spectralizer. This WOW2 filter does not just add the WOW to the Stylus Spectralizer. Instead, the WOW2 filter serves to give the Stylus Spectralizer its own natural WOW.
1. WOW effect is not applied to the attack and decay phase in the Stylus Spectralizer. WOW is applied only to the sustain phase.
2. WOW filters setting menu is different from WOW1 spectral filter. WOW2 filter setting menu is divided into two parts. The first part comprises three filters (narrow, wide & steep). The second part consists of three gauges :
– Filter: act as with a graphical part.
– Narrow: the width of the filter
– Wide: the width of the filter
– Steep: the steepness of the filter
3. Split Off Sustain Phase is activated by default.
4. A WOW2 plug-in is provided for free.
5. Clicking the small speaker icon on the monitor will toggle Show/Hide WOW2 Spectrum Analyzer mode. In this mode, WOW2 effect is removed from all waveforms in the Stylus Spectralizer.
6. WOW2 Volume Control is set to 100% to make this plug-in to have almost no effect.
7. Weighted WOW2 filter changes the weight value to steep filter in the WOW2 filters setting menu.
8. In low memory region, WOW2 filter setting menu and WOW2 Volume Control settings are disabled.
9. In high memory region,
By Ashley T. Sharp
Please note: The review below is a brief review only. The full review of this product will be posted at audioholics.com soon.
As busy as I am, and I mean BUSY, I always keep a copy of my test CD player on hand. It is critical for me to play the tune BEFORE I record anything onto tape. This CD player is simple – it is just a pair of headphones hooked up to a pair of speakers. It might seem like a simple point, but believe me – this is one of the most important steps. If you play what you record, you will often find that the performance has been compromised. Often times, in my case, the sound of the recording itself is so good, that the performance of the audio recording is the weak link.
The secret to performance is UNPARALLELED EQ and a microphone that converts the sound of music into a digital form. Even if you EQ correctly, if the playback sounds terrible, chances are your recording won’t either. The WOW2 is designed to solve these problems – if you own a CD player, it’s something you need.
The WOW2 is intended to solve the problem of the narrow sound range of the CD player. Comparing the WOW2 with CD players is like comparing apples to Oranges. A WOW2 is not a CD player. It is a processor of digital signals. As a processor, it performs a wide range of functions – all at once, while listening to the original CD audio signal, the overall result is: a playback system with a wide sound range. How exactly does the WOW2 work? If you can answer that question, then you also know how to get a handle on the WOW2.
First a little background is necessary – the basic principle behind digital audio processing is the same as that of digital photography. First, a video camera captures and stores images in a digital format, then a computer transforms the digital images into a video format for play back. Likewise, a digital audio recording system processes digital audio files and converts them to a digital audio format. The WOW2 performs the same function for audio, as other digital audio processors do for music and images. No matter what you call the WOW2, it is a processor.
Unlike a conventional CD player, which works like this: you turn the CD player on and turn the system on. The cd player looks at the CD and determines how the sound is spaced. Then