Little Ferry, NJ, March X, 2008 — Eventide’s Anthology II TDM Plug-ins bundle recently helped celebrated film sound mixer, Alan Meyerson, meet a challenge on the recently completed mix for the soundtrack of the soon-to-be-released action film, Iron Man.
Working with composer Ramin Djawadi, Meyerson was mixing a largely rock soundtrack and was looking for the right sound without it being excessively reverb-heavy.
“I was struggling to find the right ambiance,” said Meyerson, “because it needed to have a rock feel and I didn’t want an overly wet mix. I wasn’t getting what I was looking for but when I found the reverb in the Anthology II plug-ins, I knew I hit pay dirt. It gave me a live feeling without a disproportionate amount of reverb.”
The soundtrack for the film was mixed at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios. Initially, Meyerson wasn’t even aware that the studio had the Anthology II bundle. That is, until he discovered the reverb that, he says, has replaced all the other reverbs.
“It has a really natural sound,” said Meyerson. “I’m using it multiple times per session and now want it for my home studio so I can duplicate that quality when I’m working there. I have to say, I’m really pleased, but not amazed, at the quality of the sounds in Anthology II. EQ filters are as good as they’ve always been with Eventide’s industry standards such as the 949. The software carries on those great sounds.”
Meyerson has found it ideal for percussion, and with a brilliant top end that avoids being harsh, he’s found it to be perfect for guitars and anything with a quick transient response.
Anthology II features 15 plug-ins and gives artists and engineers powerful solutions for all their production needs. Anthology II offers six new plug-ins to the Anthology bundle: two 48-bit double precision vintage equalizers; EQ65 Filter Set and EQ45 Parametric Equalizer, both 48-bit double precision; two new configurable channel strips, Ultra-Channel™, featuring Eventide's signature micropitch shifting effect for thickening, and E-Channel™, optimized for maximum instances; Precision Time Align™, provides the ability to bring individual tracks into phase; and Quadravox™, a four-voice diatonic pitch shifter with delays. Anthology II also includes the latest versions of the nine plug-ins that comprised the original best-selling Anthology bundle: H910, H949, Instant Phaser™, Instant Flanger™, Omnipressor®, Eventide Reverb, Octavox™, H3000 Band Delays™, and H3000 Factory™. Like Anthology, Anthology II is fully compliant with ICON, D-Control, D-Command, Venue, Pro Tools 7.2, and is Mac and PC compatible.
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