ILIO VKFX - Vintage Keyboard Effects Suite

ILIO VKFX - Vintage Keyboard Effects Suite

ILIO VKFX - Vintage Keyboard Effects Suite

ILIO VKFX - Vintage Keyboard Effects Suite

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Product Highlights

  • Electric Piano Preamp
  • Compressor
  • Wah and Chorus
  • Tape Delay and Overdrive
  • Phase Shifter and Tube Amplifier
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP
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ILIO VKFX overview

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VKFX from Overloud and distributed by ILIO is a suite of virtual processors aimed at delivering vintage keyboard effects. The 8 processors model vintage analog effects processors and are presented in a single interface.

The order of the individual processors can be rearranged in any way by simply dragging and dropping modules to where they're needed. All parameters are automatable and can be assigned to MIDI controllers, and any time-dependent effects can be synchronized to the host software's tempo.

Key Features

  • Highly CPU efficient coding and module layout means that users can load many instances of VKFX without the fear of processor overload
  • Simultaneous editing of all processors is available via a friendly and intuitive interface presented in the form of a rack of independent modules
  • Module order can be rearranged by simply dragging and dropping modules to where they're needed, giving user's fast and total control over the effects
  • All rates and times can be synchronized to the DAW tempo or internally timed, or can be left independent for a more "analog" approach
  • All parameters are automatable and can be assigned to MIDI controllers
  • Flexible file management system allows individual or multiple modules to be loaded and saved, enabling easy mixing and matching of module presets saved from different sessions
Model List

Preamp/Stereo Tremolo
  • Essential electric piano preamp with stereo pan/tremolo
  • Inspired by the classic preamp section of a 70's tine-based electric piano and its unique style of stereo panning tremolo
  • Also features the 'vibrato' circuit found on a well known 70's reed-based electric piano and the custom "hotrod" preamp EQ developed and popularized in the 80's

  • Modeled on early optical style compressors, rather than the VCA compressor/limiter style used in a lot of more recent designs
  • VCA compression is constantly linear - the more input feed in, the more the transients get squashed
  • Uses a "soft knee" approach

Envelope and Dynamic Filter (Wah)
  • Also know as envelope filter, auto filter, wah filter, triggered filter, envelope follower, auto wah, touch wah, dynamic filter, dynamic wah, and funky filter
  • The classic auto wah pedal responds to variations in the input signal level and uses those level changes to move the cutoff frequency of a resonant filter - play softly, and the filter just mumbles away, play more sharply and the filter quickly sweeps open and closed, creating the classic wah sound
  • Expands the user's control beyond the one or two knobs commonly found on the original auto wahs - choose filter types, change envelope polarity, sweep the filter frequency with an LFO and sync that sweep to an internal or external clock source
  • Assign a MIDI control source (a pedal or wheel) to the sweep

  • Creates a sweeping effect by modulating a comb filter
  • Uses a 4-stage phase circuit, similar to most popular vintage stomp box phasers of the 70's

  • Instruments processed through the effect often sound as if they have been double tracked
  • Models that warm sound of the first vintage analog chorus
  • Can also simulate a more sophisticated chorus device designed specifically for keyboards called the "ensemble" circuit found in the string machines of the 70's

  • Offers solid state distortion based on a 70's stomp box

  • Harkens back to the days of tape echo
  • Utilizes an intelligent tape simulation algorithm that reproduces both the compression effects and frequency response of analog tape for each repetition of the delayed sign

  • Contains amplifier modeling code found in the company's TH1
  • Mimics a twin channel valve amplifier with integrated 2 x 12" speaker cabinet and spring reverb
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System Requirements Mac
PowerPC G4 or Intel Core Solo 1.5GHz
OS X 10.3.9 or later, or 10.4.4 or later
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Host application that supports Audio Units or RTAS plug-in formats

Pentium III 1GHz / Athlon XP 1GHz
Windows XP
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Host application that supports RTAS or VST plug-in formats

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