Two Notes Releases PI-101 Miking Simulator Plug-In For Mac & PC
Two Notes has released their PI-101 Miking Simulator plug-in for Mac and PC with a special offer for those who purchase one of the first boxed shipments. Customers who purchase the plug-in over the new few weeks will receive a free iLok2 USB dongle, which is required for running the software. PI-101 will not authorize with the first generation iLok dongles. Normally you have to pay 50 bucks for the new iLok. While we don’t support Cracked software, the whole concept of paying a tidy sum for being honest just never sat right for us at FutureMusic. iLok should give away the dongle with the first legitimate purchase. After which, any additional licenses acquired should require a corresponding manufacturer to pay a small kick-back to iLok to cover the cost for development/distribution. Making a customer pay 50 dollars is just a kick in the nuts. If you’re going to ask someone to pay to be honorable, then ten dollars really should be the max with some sort of rebate provided after acquiring five or so licenses. But we digress…
Based on the unique Torpedo algorithm found in the acclaimed VB-101 speaker miking simulator and loadbox, the new PI-101 guitar / bass channel strip allows you to hone your signature sound by virtually moving and positioning the microphone and simulating the sound of a hard driven speaker, just as if you were in a real recording room.
Torpedo PI-101 has a power amp simulation section offering 8 different power amp topologies, a “miking” section with over 30 cabs and 8 studio standard microphones, plus a “Post FX” section including low-cut filter, 5-band EQ, exciter and compressor. An intuitive graphic interface helps you shape your sound by moving the virtual microphone with the mouse and miking either the front or back of the cab. A number of additional features add extra character to the sound including Variphi, which allows you to play with the phase of the signal, and Overload which simulates the natural non-linear distortion of a speaker, ranging from subtle overdrive to speaker cone destruction!
Two Notes’ Torpedo PI-101 will run on Windows XP, Vista, Seven (32-bit or 64-bit versions) and Mac OSX 10.5 and supports VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats and costs £229.