Recording Stage Acoustics
With Berlin Studio you can add the beautiful acoustics of Teldex Studio to your mixes. This studio is famous for decades of classical recordings and well known to composers for being the home of many acclaimed sample libraries.
The signature sound of this recording stage – approximately the same size as Abbey Road One – has been captured by recording special signals emitted from the main orchestral stage positions with the studio’s main microphones and processing these recordings into acoustical “fingerprints”, also known as impulse responses (IRs).
Meticulous post-pro editing has resulted in a very consistent and accurate set of IRs in True-Stereo format. If you are already familiar with previous IRs from Samplicity, you know they are rated among the very best, with low signal-to-noise ratios and excellent stereo imaging.
With its flexible handling of microphone perspectives, pre-delays, early reflections and reverb tails Berlin Studio allows you to seamlessly mix and match virtual instruments from different vendors in a unique acoustic environment.
Of course Berlin Studio is also an excellent tool for making real instruments sound like they were recorded in this great venue.
The following demos are made with anechoic recordings*: sources without any reverberation. Please note that such recordings are not created to sound great or well performed. They are in the first place created for acoustical research and therefore also useful for testing reverberation plugins. The demos do not contain any EQ on the input, nor on the IR channels.
* Anechoic recordings from: Pätynen, Pulkki, Lokki – Anechoic Recording System for Symphony Orchestra, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Volume 94, Number 6, November_December 2008, pp. 856-865(10)
- The plugin contains 18 different true-stereo positions, captured with three microphones sets:
- A Decca Tree with Neumann U50 microphones
- An A-B Pair higher and behind the Decca Tree
- Two “surround” microphones positioned even higher and wider
- The positions are:
Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas, Celli, Contrabasses, Woodwinds, French Horns 3 variations, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, Percussion 3 variations, Back stage wide, Mid stage wide and Front stage wide
- Recording and post-processing has been done at 96 kHz; the plugin selects the appropriate and optimized sample rate version from its library file without any resampling delays during preset switching
- Formats: VST3, VST2 (macOS and Windows) and AU (macOS); AAX version expected in December
- Native Apple Silicon support
- Advanced proprietary, multi-channel convolution engine with zero latency
- Early Reflections and tail levels can be independently controlled per microphone set
- The library file contains the IRs in several sample rates, no resampling delays during use
- Required disk space: 700 Mb
- iLok 2/3 or iLok Cloud is required to apply for future updates. The first release has a different activation system.
- The plugin GUI is implemented in the style of an audio mixer
- There are two controls for selecting presets:
- A pulldown menu in the center of the header
- A simple to use “floor map” of the studio with mouse hovering and select functions
- Early reflections (ERs) and reverb tails can be handled independently.
- Using only ERs is very light on the CPU and allows for many plugin instances as “insert”. This also gives you the option to use other reverbs for their tails
- Using mainly tails is a great approach for working with samples with their own ambience “baked in”
- Delay options for the dry source and microphone channels
- Switching of presets is instantaneous and without audible artefacts