Audio Beyond Perfection

VST, Music, Production, Programming & Design

Robert Ellis Langford
AKA Le Attol

  • My latest plugins; News and Thoughts

    So, I've been working on My plugins and the newest and possibly greatest is coming soon.

    About half a year ago I came up with a new technology within a plugin called the Hydra. It's the combination of a gain rider and a dynamic governor that reduces dynamically be percentile.

    I thought it would be a cool effect to add a compressor to three bands using this effect. I find I like the sound of a compressor; but now You can get the ease of knowing that the volume will also be regulated. -6 dBFS and -13dBFS as well as -18dBFS will be selectable.

    You can of course choose any other dB You wish in ebtween these.

    Furthermore, there will be stereo width for all three bands and attack release (that works really well thanks to Ruby).

    It will be called the Goliath and likely it will be the best Vocal Processor ever made (but maybe My newest limiter/gain rider will be a close second [called LA Processor]).
    I'll post a new entry when it's released.



  • Big Dream Producer & King Oz Records

    So, it becomes easy to see when going over sites that if they do not network they become inviable.

    And I like to network as well as I can. there are so many sites out there that just make a little off of advertising and a lot of work goes into running one.

    So, I cam across bigdreamproducer.com, I was pleasantly suprized; there were ads; but not too many and the site was fast. It seemed to Me like the site is an up and comer.

    Anyways, the admin emailed Me and asked if the site could host my plugs, i said of course. The early bird gets the worm. Though 32 bit; I make some of the best plugins that can be found on the internet, So, when I send downloaders off to bigdreamproducer.com to download My stuff it's because I endorse bigdreamproducer.com.

    There's a lot of useful stuff there and maybe You should check it out. I'll be making roughly 200 plugins which will soon be 64 bit as well and You can bet that all of them will be hoested on bigdreamproducer.com.

    I'll be making an 808 machine next, the best one ever made. I can promise You that. As well, I'm hoping other free sites can link to My plugins and ultimately bigdreamproducer.com. Maybe even pluginboutique will wish to host My stuff as it works very very well.

    32 bit or no, it works on FL Studio and FL Studio is now a bit more popular than Ableton.

  • Stereo Width Spatialization; The Langford Curvation

    Stereo and The Chorus Effect; Essing

    So, ultimately; There has been questions arisen from the idea of Mono somehow being better in the way of formatting vocals; Or at least in the recording of them.

    And yet, there has been many advances in the way of condensor microphones like the ones that are built into the Roland Boss Br-80. Here is a picture of the Model which I purchased in 2015.

    It's really something to work with the samples which it creates and I've always been pleased. But what really strikes someone Who knows something about audio as being odd is the fact that a stereo Microphone does not necessaily ess more.

    And by all rights, given many mediums which define it and common knowledges through practise it seems almost impossible. But, I suppose those with such apprehension are the ones Who make their own equalizers. And because of course due to their filters having bleed and some clipping I suppose they would.


    Moving Beyond Essing

    It was'nt until I started adding Digital clipping filters at around 10hz, that I could get away without essing in My own equaizers. It's the little tricks that I am sure a company like Roland has down. But ultimately, if using a stereo signal and not a mono; The question is: Whether or not to twin that stereo signal to create the illusion of depth and width.

    And that is the dillema, not so much the Roland Boss recorder I am using, but the result of two identical signals being sandwiched together. No matter wether or not I add things like Digital Clipping filters there would ultimately be various types of artifacts.
    So, what can go and stay?


    Alan Blumlein Jun 29, 1903 - Jun 7, 1942 - Img courtesy of Wikipedia.comPlanning a New Mid & Side

    And what about the more intelligible sound from the heady cerebral?

    Let's look at that from various perspectives.

    If You're talking "where sound began" then You're certainly talking about bass. But, would it be wise to chorus bass? Not likely if You wished to ensure that Your brain "accepted" the media. It's hard not to appreciate that the brain knows the difference which is Why I designed the Langford Curvation.

    It's a way to keep audio consistent but in a way that allows two signals to result that can be played with in various ways. It gives You convenient "play" that will result in less destructive effect. 


    Image Courtesy of: electrical-symbols.comStereo Channel (Bass) - 300Hz to 8kHz

    So, after 300hz is when bass becomes more intelligible to the conscious mind (instead of being merely an effect) and it is in these more intelligible frequencies that manipulation of digital signal is ore accepted by the mind; Even to disastrous extremes.

    So, a fork in the road is relevant now. And keep in mind this is where spatialization is given precedent. The reason that it was not wide to affect the bass with two signals was explained above. The preceding Bass will be treated with the stereo method, and after the fork, the sound is both mono and stereo in a strategical way.

    So, I decided to name these two channels mono and stereo. That is to say stereo has two channels but it's simpler to refer to it as mono and stereo.

    So, let's think of wavelength and what is faster moving and furthest reaching is stereo due to the fact that it bounces around and creates depth like bass but in the case of treble We realize that there is such small wavelengths sometimes less than 2.45 cm or 1 inch that You realize You need to be pretty close to the phenomenon to hear that treble. So this higher treble is referred to as mono. and The longer wavelengths are referred to as stereo.


    Image Courtesy of: softicons.comMono Channel (Mid-Treble) - 1kHz to 24kHz

    The realism from this effect is incredible; and that is partially due to each channel (mono,stereo) being treated differently with filters.

    Stereo is carefully tapered off at around 3kHz so as to prevent going into the higher ranges.

    Mono starts at about 1kHz and goes up as far as the sample rate allows. But in the case of of 44100: 22061.03051525763 Hz and 48000: 24012.0060030015 Hz.

    So, OK; One channel has more treble, the other bass. But what about the natural feel of the transition between high and low. The legendre is probably one of the best low passes to emulate a falloff in treble due to it's ability to resonate in a seemingly natural manner.


    Making the Transition from Nothing to Something (Bass/Stereo)

    On a graph it looks like a naturally modulating soundwave meaning that if used for a transition the effect is like nature itself. So, that decides how to filter away after 2.5 kHz and on after 3kHz. But, ultimately I am still working on the name of the ideal filter for the bass.

    And that resonant High Pass would start of course after 250Hz so as to have a natural sounding introduction.

    More to Come.


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