SimuLathe “Cut” Edition is a precise simulation of the disk mastering process. With its specialized preprocessors, a precise virtual disk cutting lathe, several turntable pickup models, and extensive means of metering/analysis, this audio plugin acts like a second cutting room.
Detailed calibration features allow for most disk cutting systems to be replicated with surprising accuracy, in turn unleashing an impressive professional potential: Predictable disk authoring, precise space usage estimation, improved audio quality control. Time efficient exploration of groove excursion, width, land, and velocity hotspots, optimizing operational safety throughout the production process.
The ability to generate audible and shareable test cuts immensely simplifies logistics, communication, helps smooth out the most challenging customer demands. SimuLathe’s unique geometrically aware limiters and mastering grade monitoring abilities improve consistency and shorten turnaround time.
Rather than emulating the wear and ageing of a specific real world setup, SimuLathe focuses on precise modelling of the physically feasible. Much like a good monitoring speaker, it builds on physical neutrality to put all statistical odds onto the operator’s favour.
Supporting modern audio plugin hosts, this complete disk production laboratory embeds smoothly into modern production environments.
- Precise virtual disk cutting lathe, fully parametric
- Advanced audio processor section with modern highpass, lowpass and elliptical filter options, and a unique set of limiters directly operating on groove excursion, groove width and velocity
- Extensive metering section: Groove excursion, width and velocity; Gain on disk, stereo width and more
- Three physically modelled turntable pickups for monitoring and creation of shareable test cuts
- A groove microscope allows for inspecting the “physical” groove with greatest accuracy, in all dimensions
- Detailed disk inspection using heatmaps for Excursion, Width, Velocity and Land
- Excellent matching to VMS66, DJR Discomp, VMS80, FloKaSon (Pitch98, Pitch13, Pitch18), traditional pitch computers and all fixed pitch systems.
- Multi side/multi disk support
- Support for imperial and metric units throughout the UI
Like any other disk cutting/playback system, SimuLathe’s function relies on the current playback position. This imposes some restrictions on compatibility. SimuLathe offers three playhead options:
If supported by the plugin host and plugin format, SimuLathe synchronises with the active playhead position.
Host Sync via Automation
If the host supports plugin parameter automation, SimuLathe can be synchronised by automating a specific parameter.
Playhead position is set Manually. This is particularly useful in creative applications, or when probing audio material “against a disk”. The manual mode is compatible with all hosts, but doesn’t support inspection of the Disk Statistics, and has only very limited space consumption prediction abilities.
If you are not operating a disk mastering service, or cutting disks in any other way, the CUT edition will likely overwhelm your workflows. Please take a look at SimuLathe REF instead, a version specifically targeted at audiences not operating their own lathe.
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Personal/small business license. Free updates.
Prices include tax (where applicable).
Latest version: 1.1.1 (Changelog)
# Added option to report lathe preview related latency to the host (via quality menu)
# Circuit breaker UI improved
# Reticle ruler widened when shifted via Alt + Drag
# Fixed a graphical issue with the histogram
# Fixed wireframe mode reset when switching to disc stats
# Fixed missing marker-duration update in marker panel
1.1.0 Feature update
# Histograms added to disc stats page, statistical analysis improved
# Disc stats heatmap thresholds are now adjustable by the operator
# Added a "processor exclusive" mode (ideal when SL is used as a pure preprocessor)
# Renamed autogain button "equal gain" and moved to monitor section
# Reticle ruler can now be temporarily moved left to right, using Alt + Click
# Small changes to toolbar layout
# Fixed disk surface flickering at high zoom factors near disk center
# Fixed mid-fi pickup model
# Fixed a freeze when setting start or end points in Cubase 12 and Nuendo
1.0.5 Hotfix update
# fixed default values for microscope view
1.0.4 Hotfix update
# automatic Reaper regions creation bug fixed
# disc map fill refresh bug fixed
# soft bypass bug fixed
# pass updated disc map model to the main plugin if cloned instance used on render
1.0.3 Hotfix update
# defects button logic fixed
# authors list corrected
1.0.2 Hotfix update
# fixed bugs in plugin presets
# outputs 3/4 are enabled in Reaper only (due to DAWs compatibility problems)
1.0.1 Hotfix update
# fixed bug of refreshing audio processing parameters on side change
# land parameter update on base pitch parameter change
1.0.0 Initial release
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VST2, VST3, Audio-Unit or AAX compatible plugin host.
Win 7 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above. OpenGL support.
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