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Crane Song HEDD Quantum - stereo AD/DA with colors

HEDD, short for harmonically enhanced digital device, is a technological breakthrough in signal processing. Now with Quantum AD/DA convertors and 6 wordclock outputs!

SOLARIS

Solaris - Quantum DA & headphone amp

Inputs: AES, SPDIF, Optical, USB sample rates to 192KOutputs: Main output has discrete output amplifiers with a stepped attenuator, the max output it +24dbu. The secondary output, also balanced has a max fixed output of +18dbu, balanced

The Headphone Amplifier has its own stepped attenuator
Mute: cuts off the main outputs and Solaris powers up muted.
The Function display is done with and LCD showing, the source, gains, and the sample rate. It also has level meters.

The Quantum DAC is the 5th generation design from Crane Song with incredibly low jitter specs!

AVOCETSURROUND

Crane Song Avocet IIA - Quantum DA monitoring controller

Now with new Quantum DA!
Avocet is designed to solve the problems of accurate monitoring and volume control as required by workstation users, studios and mastering rooms alike. Avocet is a stereo controller with three digital inputs, three analog inputs and a headphone system. All digital signals are up-sampled and jitter reduced to ensure highest accuracy during D/A conversion. Avocet features dim, mute and mono functions plus a speaker select switch that sends line level balanced audio to one of three outputs. Buffered meter outputs are included. The internal headphone amplifier can be fed from the program source or via external input with provisions for a talk back function.

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Crane Song Insigna - 500 series tube EQ

INSIGNA is a tube equalizer in a 500 series package, using a dual triode circuit with a 12AX7 tube.

The eq has 24 db/oct high pass and low pass filters each with 7 frequencies.
The top and bottom band are shelving each with 8 frequencies.
The mid band is peaking with 8 frequencies.

The three bands work by using buffered RC circuits in the negative feedback path around the tube amplifiers. The result is a fat sounding eq rich in second harmonic triode tube color.

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Crane Song Syren - 500 series tube mic preamp

SYREN is a classic sounding tube preamp in a 500 series package, using a dual triode circuit with a 12AX7 tube. SYREN features a dual gain stage circuit and allows overdrive effects.

A switch selectable HI-z input is included. The low cut filter is at 90 Hz and is 24 db/ octave. The pad has -15 db and -25 db settings to allow a wide input range of signals.

The audio path color is changed by modifying the second stage tube circuit so it has negative feedback or does not have negative feedback. This changes the interaction between the tube stages and thus the sound of the pre-amp. With negative feedback it is a more accurate audio path with wider frequency response and without negative feedback it has a more open warmer sound.

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Crane Song Falcon - 500 series tube compressor

FALCON is a classic sounding tube compressor in a 500 series package.

FALCON features 3 attack and 3 release time settings, hard and soft knee choices for compression or limiting, two different audio path sounds, wet-dry mixing for parallel compression, and is linkable.

The audio path color is changed by modifying the tube circuit so it has negative feedback or does not have negative feedback.  This along with the optical like quality of the compressor allows for a colored vintage sound or a much cleaner sound with optical characteristics.

When linked the master unit controls all functions on the slave except for wet-dry and make up gain.  The link system is capable of doing 5.1 .

flamingo

Crane Song Flamingo - dual mic preamp with colors

Flamingo is a high quality 2-channel Discrete Class A Microphone Preamplifier. It can be operated as a musically transparent amplifier, and is capable of emulating vintage sounds as well as creating distinctive new ones.

TRAKKER

Crane Song Trakker - single channel compressor

Trakker is a high quality Single Channel Discrete Class A Compressor Limiter. It functions either as a musically transparent compressor or as a vintage compressor - limiter with selectable hard or soft knee. Trakker can create distinct new sounds or maximize existing ones.

STC8

Crane Song STC-8 - dual channel compressor

The STC-8 is a high quality stereo compressor combined with a remarkably dependable peak limiter, providing overload protection critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8's compressor is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds.

In addition, a switchable enhancement circuitcreates analog and tube like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimized presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch.

IBIS

Crane Song IBIS - dual channel equaliser

IBIS boldly takes equalization to a new level of musicality. Each of its four bands features switch-selectable frequencies centered on and covering musical-step intervals from 32-Hz "C" to 22.35-kHz "F." Its four overlapping bands are labeled with note names and frequency allowing for the first time a "translation" between musician-speak and engineer-jargon. The bandwidth control has similar notation with adjustment from 0.1 octave to 4 octaves per band and a boost / cut range of 12 dB.

The low-cut filter is switch selectable from 20-Hz to 150-Hz with slopes of either 12-dB or 24-dB per octave. Like most Crane Song products, IBIS utilizes discrete class-A circuitry and features a truly unique and adjustable "color" function that can be applied to either the entire audio path or to any individual frequency band. A fully stepped mastering version is available.

SPIDER

Crane Song Spider - 8-channel recording/mixing tool

Spider is a high-quality eight 8-channel mic-pre amplifier/mixer with two types of digital outputs: stereo and eight (8) channel. The stereo output is for recording engineers who do live stereo or multi-channel recording and want a very flexible audio path. The 8 channel output allows the system to function as an analog front end for DAW's, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders. The digital modules include a DSP process to provide tape emulation.

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Crane Song Egret - 8-channel DA and summing

Egret is a highly flexible workstation back end. It contains 8 channels of high quality D/A converters and a stereo line mixer with color options to help bring analog summed digital mixes to life.
The stereo mixer has a level control, a cue send, a color control, and a pan control on each channel. Each channel also contains an analog / digital source button, and solo - mute buttons.
By using the balanced direct outputs and the balanced analog inputs you can insert analog processing into individual channels.
The built in cue bus with its master level control can be used as an effects send. A balanced stereo effects return is built into the system.

Peacock

Crane Song Peacock - ProTools AAX Vinyl Emulator

Make it Sound like a Record.

Peacock can be used on a stereo bus to create the classic vinyl sound. On individual tracks it is also very useful in creating large fat sounds, smoothing of the harmonic content and making a nice smooth vintage sound on vocals and other instruments.

PHOENIXII

Crane Song Phoenix II - color AAX format plug-in for ProTools

Phoenix II is an update of Crane Song's suite of TDM plug-ins designed to emulate the unique properties of a magnetic tape machine.

Phoenix II runs both NATIVE and DSP on Avid's PT 10 AAX format. Phoenix II uses 32 bit floating point math and has a lower noise floor than the original release.

PHOENIX

Crane Song Phoenix - color plug-in for ProTools TDM

Phoenix is a TDM Plug-In for Pro Tools that is designed to put analog color into the digital domain by increasing apparent loudness without increasing gain (e.g., by modeling analog tape compression). The result is added realism that is missing in "modeled" synths, EQs and digital samplers. The five "flavors" of Phoenix can solve the "digititus" problem common in digital recordings, resulting in a much more musical and satisfying sound.

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