Digidesign Eleven.Daly City, CA (November 21, 2007)--Digidesign's Eleven guitar amp emulation plug-in for Pro Tools, Avid, and Digidesign VENUE systems is now available for purchase. Digidesign Eleven offers emulations of modern amplifiers and speaker cabinets based on amps and cabinets from Vox, Fender, Marshall, Mesa/Boogie, and Soldano, as well as several custom Digidesign creations inspired by amplifier designs. Digidesign developed an approach to amp modeling as well as consulted with leading guitar players, recording engineers and music facilities.
"Eleven really captures those subtle, yet immensely important nuances that make the guitar amp combos we cloned sound like the real thing," cites Dusty DiMercurio, marketing manager for Eleven. "Our Eleven team really went the extra mile with this plug-in by including non-linear characteristics often overlooked in other amp-modeling solutions--things like power amp sag, speaker cone breakup, cabinet resonance and ghost notes. The result of this painstaking attention to detail delivers what we feel is the most incredible and realistic digital guitar amp emulations we've heard; it's something we're all very proud of here at Digidesign."
"Eleven was a very exciting and truly challenging project for our engineers," adds Bobby Lombardi, product manager for Eleven. "Just getting our hands on the amps we modeled was a real feat unto itself; we were very particular about making sure all the original amps' components were intact, with no modifications or deviations from the original design. From there we spent an enormous amount of time modeling every stage of the amps' signal path."
"The convolution-based speaker cabinets and mics, combined with innovative modeling techniques, really help give the plug-in its true-to-life sounds," Lombardi continues. "We not only captured the cabinet resonance that's unique to each amp and speaker combination, we also managed to model the speaker load and coupling with the power amp, and the natural cabinet resonance that happens when driving a speaker at different volumes. Eleven's response to each player's individual style and playing techniques is pretty amazing--it's uncanny how much it feels like you're playing through a real amp with this plug-in."
Eleven comes preloaded with a selection of amp model configurations and allows independent selection and bypass of the amp and mic'd cabinet models. Eleven is available in two versions: Eleven and Eleven LE. Eleven supports TDM, RTAS, and AudioSuite plug-in formats for use with Pro Tools|HD, ICON, and VENUE systems. Eleven LE supports RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats for use with Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Both are available through authorized Digidesign dealers and through the DigiStore.