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stWIP : digital channel (stereo & surround) now v1.3
boost || gate || dynamics || shelving filters || parametric EQ || distortion || limiter

"a little gem ... I got one open on every channel"
(Rob Lee, SECTION9 Records)

General purpose : stWIP can be used pretty much anywhere you need compression, gating, distortion, EQ or limiting. Each Filter and EQ band delivers upto 30 decibels of cut or gain and the 10 cross mixed dynamics modes range from light compression to heavy companding. To top it off, the distortion unit can further boost ( and / or destroy ) your signal and a hard-limiter on the outputs keeps things under control.

Fully specified : From a single mono input to a full 5.1 surround mix, stWIP automatically switches to the configuration of your choosing. Whenever a channel input falls silent, the channel goes to sleep ( reducing CPU use ), and whenever a section is un-used, it too enters sleep mode so you can use your precious CPU cycles on some other aspect of your project.

Intuitive control : As well as text-input of major settings, control elements respond to a set of [<key> + click] commands to quickly and easily set control positions, toggle individual sections, and copy and paste between patches. 5 keyboard layouts are supported for international users - QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ, DVORAK & COLEMAC - once set, stWIP remembers the layout so the control modifier keys are in the same position under the hand regardless of physical keyboard layout.

Clean and simple : Each of stWIP's 22 main controls is colour coded according to the function it provides - purple for dynamics ( gate & compressor ), green for filters ( high & low shelf ), blue for EQ ( 3 bands, fully parametric ) and red for output ( distortion & gain ). Whenever a control is changed, the legend above or below the control shows a real-world value, and whenever a section is toggled, an easy-on-the-eye indication is given as both the knob's surround and the legend's background illuminate or dim to confirm the current state.

Visual feedback : As well as control names and values, stWIP's screen displays a waveform of either input or output featuring user-switchable update rates ( 6 scroll speeds ranging from super-slow to speedy-quick ), and whenever a filter or EQ setting changes, the screen switches to display an approximation of stWIP's frequency response.

Mute ability : Each and any of stWIP's channels ( upto 6 ) can be individually muted ( unless a channel is asleep ), and the tall bright VU meters ( input & output ) give a clear indication of levels - expressed as either linear or non-linear scale ( double-clicking the meters changes mode ) and when the input configuration changes, the meters switch to show only the number of channels in use - for example, when using stWIP on a QUAD mix and panning the input to just the front pair of speakers, the VU meters reconfigure themselves to 2-channel mode giving a clearer view of only the channels currently in use.

Version control : There are 2 main versions of stWIP - stereo [ stWIP(FULL) ] and surround [ stWIP(XL) ]. They only differ in channel-count. stWIP(FULL) has 2 channels and can be used on mono or stereo tracks / groups / sends / busses, and stWIP(XL) [ the bigger brother ] has 6 channels and can be used on mono, stereo, quad and surround parts - any combination up to 6 channels wide. In addition, a 3rd version, [ stWIP(FREE) ] can be used on mono or stereo tracks but lacks midi and automation support. Despite the slight reduction in functionality ( and nagscreen ) it features the same great-sounding algorithms and has the same look and feel. Here's a product comparison chart for your perusal :

MODELstWIP (FREE)stWIP (FULL)stWIP (XL)
PRICE£ FREE / DEMO£ 15£ 40
VERSION1.11.21.2
#CHANNELSTWOTWOSIX
RESOLUTION32bit FP >= 32khz32bit FP >= 32khz32bit FP >= 32khz
MODESMONO / STEREOMONO / STEREOMO / ST / LRC / QUAD / 5.1 / 6.0
MIDINOYESYES
AUTOMATIONNOYESYES
NAGSCREENYESNONO
AUTOSLEEP *YESYESYES
TIMEOUT **15 MINSNONENONE
CHANNEL MUTESYESYESYES
INPUT BOOSTYESYESYES
GATEYESYESYES
DYNAMICSYESYESYES
LOW SHELFYESYESYES
EQ BANDSTHREETHREETHREE
HI SHELFYESYESYES
DISTORTIONYESYESYES
HARD LIMITERALWAYS ONYESYES
AUTO SWITCHING METERSYESYESYES
VU MODESONETWOTWO
WAVEFORM SPEEDSTWOSIXSIX
CLOCKNOYESYES

get stWIP(ped) : Get stWIP(FREE) today - give it a whirl, take your time - the free version won't suddenly stop working, and has the full signal path so is capable of getting to work straight away. If you like it, and would benefit from VST automation parameters, midi input, more gui sophistication ( and no nagscreen ) then simply register stWIP(FULL) for just £15, or if you prefer the surround capabilities of stWIP(XL) it'll set you back £40, but don't worry - if you've already registered stWIP(FULL) and find yourself needing a surround-enabled channel processor you can upgrade to stWIP(XL) simply by paying the difference ( if you register stWIP(XL) you automatically get the 2 channel version ).

stWIP time : A little helping hand for the audio professional - I know how easy it is to loose hours 'inside' a DAW working on a mix so I've included a clock in stWIP(FULL) and stWIP(XL) so you don't have to move to the system tray just to check the time - once your project is running you can set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide and gain some screen real-estate by freeing up 30k+ pixels :)

Version 1.3 - Peak-hold on all meters - stWIP(FULL) only
Version 1.2 - improved gui-screens, compressor ~30% less cpu

* Don't worry, it doesn't snore
** EQ randomizes every 15 minutes



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