Character Plug-in Bundle (Bass, Vocal, Drums)
The Character Plugin Bundle is a set of completely new DSP plug-ins from the Harrison's R&D department.
The XT-BC Bass Character is designed to musically alter the tonality and character of bass instruments such as electric bass, stand-up bass, and synth bass. You can use the XT-BC to beef up a thin recording, subtly change the tonality of an instrument, or attenuate the fundamental of a bloated bass track that is overshadowing other instruments in the low end of your mix. The XT-BC utilizes 2 separate equalizers, the 1st dynamically tracks the fundamental while the 2nd dynamically tracks the harmonics.
The XT-VC Vocal Character is designed to alter the tonality and character of vocalists of all ranges. You can use the XT-VC to add heft to a thin vocal recording, or attenuate the bass of a boomy one. The XT-VC can dynamically help any singer find their place in the mix. The XT-VC utilizes 2 separate equalizers, the 1st dynamically tracks the fundamental while the 2nd dynamically tracks the harmonics.
Unlike a traditional EQ, the XT-BC and XT-VC make frequency alterations based on the detected note. This changes the character of all notes equally, rather than using a fixed frequency for all notes. This innovative concept provides a brand-new technique for improving your mixes.
The XT-DC Drum Character, the NEWEST addition to the Character Bundle, provides powerful DSP to equalize the two different parts of a drum "hit" separately by dividing the initial attack from the remaining tail. Threshold and attack window parameters adjustments are provided. Basic presets are provided as starting points. The XT-DC utilizes 2 separate equalizers, the 1st dynamically tracks the initial attack while the 2nd dynamically tracks the tail.
The XT-DC will transform the character of each drum in a kit to a much greater degree than any standard equalizer can possibly achieve. A regular EQ operates on the attack, tail, and background noise equally. Whereas the XT-DC applies these changes specifically to the drum attack and tail. This gives you unprecedented access to nearly unlimited sounds from your existing drum tracks. Compared to traditional "drum replacement" techniques, the XT-DC preserves the drummer's natural voicing and timing.
The XT-BC, XT-VC, and XT-DC feature Harrison’s world-class, workhorse DSP derived from our flagship digital consoles. No other plug-in preserves the playability and musicality of your bass instruments like the XT-BC; no other plug-in breathes life into your vocals like the XT-VC; and no other Plugin provides the ability to enhance and shape the sound of each individual drum in your kit like the XT-DC!
- Mixbus Version 3.2 or later
- OSX: PPC or Intel, version 10.5.8 or newer running Mixbus.
- Windows: Windows XP Pro or newer running Mixbus.
- Linux: any modern 32 or 64-bit distro that runs Mixbus or other LV2-compatible host.