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Introduction to Smart Operations in Nova GE and SlickEQ
Dan Worrall looks into the new “Smart Operations” feature found in several Tokyo Dawn Labs audio plugins, and shares a few tricks and thoughts.
Smart Operations analyse the audio input’s spectral properties to allow running advanced Operations in dependence of this information. The system internally searches for the optimal plugin parameter settings for the case at hand, and sets them accordingly.
The operations cover a wide array of applications: Spectral matching against various references, detection and removal of static resonances, filter configuration tasks and more. Operations can be fine-tuned toward a specific frequency range and total extent of the effect (both negative to positive).
In this video: TDR SlickEQ GE, TDR SlickEQ M, TDR Nova GE
More details from Tokyo Dawn Labs’ website: https://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/
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ABOUT TOKYO DAWN RECORDSTokyo Dawn Records (TDR) is the name of a tough little music unit meanwhile based in Munich, Germany. Established in 1997 by Marc Wallowy and friends, TDR has been spreading soul futurism on the internet since its beginning. Commonly credited as pioneer label of the netaudio movement starting in the mid ’90s, this unconventional collective made its first steps into the online world using IRC networks, then experimenting with new collaborative techniques and open-source music concepts on the internet – years before Napster was even invented. Since the label relaunch late 2009, TDR has released dozens of eclectic albums from a wide range of unique artists, some of them even surprisingly hitting #1 in digital sales and tastemaker charts. Musically focusing on a very distinct subset of genres like future funk and eclectic jazz, TDR has developed an instantly recognizable and innovative sound stamp acknowledged worldwide.
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Yes. Just keep in mind that it only affects parameters common to both plugins.
No, our plugins do not run on Power PC Macs.
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Products are instantly available from your customer profile. Audio plugins can be downloaded and installed in the form of a Mac package, a Windows installer, or manually with the “no installer” version (for windows). An appropriate Key file will be generated and offered for download, where applicable.
All our commercial plugins come in two versions, a completely free standard edition, and an enhanced “Gentleman’s Edition”.
We do this in contrast to the traditional model relying on a full edition and a strongly restricted demo version. This approach has several advantages, both for the end-user and our development process. The most apparent is the fact that it enables us to offer the standard edition for free, which in turn helps us to promote and test the plugin effectively and efficiently. On the other hand, the end-user can evaluate the plugin with all the time he needs, and if interested, acquire the “Gentleman’s Edition” at relatively low cost.
The main disadvantage is that there’s no way to demo the additional features introduced by the given “Gentleman’s Edition”. But we’re hoping that quality of the free, standard editions give you sufficient confidence to consider a purchase! 🙂
To be clear, the Gentleman’s Edition is not meant to discriminate women (see gentleman’s agreement, gentleman scientist and so on).