32-bit support for the Arousor has been discontinued in Rev 2.3
Big FrEQ Formats
AAX 64-bit (OSX and Windows)
VST3 64-bit (OSX and Windows)
AU 64-bit (OSX)
A generation 2 or higher iLok USB dongle is required for both the demo and full version of the Arousor and Big FrEQ.
The demo and the full version are identical and use the same installer.
Beta versions are available for download below.
Download one of the installers above and open it once downloading is complete. Follow the prompts on the installer and be sure to choose the right VST, VST3, AAX, and AU plug-in folders. Once the installation is complete, you must activate your license to a generation 2 or higher iLok USB dongle with iLok License Manager. Click here to download the latest version of iLok License Manager. See below for Installing the Arousor to a AVID VENUE system.
15-Day Free Trial
To start your 15-Day free trial, install the plugin of your choice and click the TRY button when launching it for the first time in your DAW. You will need a valid iLok account and a generation 2 or higher iLok USB to continue. PACE will automatically deposit a trial license to your iLok account that expires 15 days after it is activated to your iLok USB. See below for more information on activating licenses with iLok License Manager.
Empirical Labs Arousor 2 – плагин компрессор. Прошло 20 лет с тех пор как Empirical Labs выпустила свой первый компрессор Distressor. С тех первых дней на Empirical Labs был засыпан запросами на большой плагин компрессора для тех, кто работает в поле . и это должно было быть единым с кремовым звуком и простоту использования наших собственных аппаратных компрессоров.
For many years, processing speed, sample rates and copy protection were limiting. Things have changed. Digital Technology can now come very close to having all the wonderful non-linearity and “warts” of the best analog gear. We say “close” because most of Empirical Labs’ analog gear will pass 150KHz easily, and that is something that is impossible with current digital technology. But hey, who hears above 20KHz? ::Spock Eyebrow Raise:: But it is difficult getting everything right up to that 20KHz, especially at sample rates of 48KHz and below.
As this plug-in does all kinds of non-linear stuff, we had to employ a variety of techniques to minimize common digital artifacts found in almost all digital compressors/limiters etc. Unfortunately, these techniques are costly as far as processing, and one has to streamline certain DSP processes for less CPU load without sacrificing any audio quality. Ironically, sometimes stuff that is hard in Analog is easy in Digital, and sometimes stuff that is hard (or impossible) in Digital is easy in Analog.
PLATFORM : WiN32/64 – VST/VST3/AAX(MODiFiED) LANGUAGE : ENGLiSH PROTECTiON : WRAPWARDEN/iLOK2 (v4.0.3)
HAPPY NATiONAL FOUNDATiON DAY!
* Includes 32bit version which orinal does not have. * No iLok driver is required to run. * Our release loads faster and uses less RAM than original one.
A First Look At The Empirical Labs Arousor Plug-In
Here at Pro Tools PC We are very proud to be able to bring you this first look at Empirical Labs’ new Arousor plug-in. This is the first plugin developed in house by Empirical Labs and it quite understandably takes it’s roots from the legendary Distressor hardware unit, BUT its not a Distressor its an Arousor !
As opposed to the Distressor the Arousor adds:
1.5:1 and 8:1 Ratio’s.
Instead of the Distressor’s “NUKE” it gets “RIVET”.
Soft Clipping with “Warm” (0.5% THD), “Hot” (3% THD), “Toasty” (8% THD), “Pinned” (14% THD) with a saturation control knob.
A Side Chain Detector High Pass Filter and EQ.
A mix “Blend” knob to balance between dry and compressed/effected signal.
But no Opto or British modes as yet.
In this first Video Steve gives an overview of the plugin and its features he also makes a good job of matching the plugin to his pair of hardware Distressors as we are sure that’s going to be one of the biggest requests, For us it does a superb job of getting “that” sound.
In this Second Video Steve moves on to take a look at the new soft clipping feature and variable detection circuit.
In all we are very impressed with this new plug-in and think Dave Derr and Empirical Labs have done a fantastic job in bringing a legendary sound into the software world and at the same time expanding its features in some incredibly useful ways. Dave has said the plugin will continue to develop with new features over time time so it will be really interesting to see what comes next.
We at Pro Tools Pc would like to thank Dave Derr at Empirical Labs and Gil Griffith at Wave Distro for inviting us to be involved in the testing of such and awesome product and we wish them every success once its released they really deserve it !
Here are full details of the soon to be released plugin from the Empirical Labs website here:
HERE IT IS! THE COMPRESSOR PLUGIN FROM EMPIRICAL LABS
As this plugin does all kinds of non-linear stuff, we had to employ a variety of techniques to minimize common digital artifacts found in almost all digital compressors/limiters etc. Unfortunately, these techniques are costly as far as processing, and one has to streamline certain DSP processes for less CPU load without sacrificing any audio quality. Ironically, sometimes stuff that is hard in Analog is easy in Digital, and sometimes stuff that is hard (or impossible) in Digital is easy in Analog. The first implementation of this plugin is “skeuomorphic”, i.e tries to imitate the look and feel of real world stuff. In this case, it is the look and feel of Empirical Labs hardware. But in Digital, whole universe opens up with interfaces. Suddenly things you could never do in the hardware world become simple. It’s a wonderland. The best part of getting this plugin now, is that more features are coming, including new processing and interface changes, but… the plugin will be backwards compatible. Get in on the special Initial Offering deal on our AROUSOR Plugin, and get these updates for free until 2020!
• Empirical Labs Classic Knee Compression in a Plugin… Finally! • Foolproof operation – It is almost impossible to get a bad sound. • Empirical Labs Famous White Knobs, with parameter readout and direct entry. • Proprietary Empirical Labs Detector modeling. High resolution. • Broadband Saturator, controllable by user. A novel approach was used to allow amazing control over peaks. • Unique AtMod™ Attack Modification Control. Changes the shape of the initial attack, and can lengthen attack times in a different manner than the ATTACK control. • HP Sidechain EQ • BP Sidechain EQ • Rivet, a brick wall ratio great on room mics, and for skimming peaks. • Linkable with the stereo version. • BLEND Control – Mix in the dry signal with the compressed one. • Mix “Dry Level” control. Adjust this control so that full WET and full DRY have the same apparent level. • 20 Lock n Load Presets, finely tuned and named intuitively. More coming down the line. • Backwards compatible features coming.
WINDOWS Windows 7 or higher iLok 2 USB key and PACE iLok License Manager