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Amplified Instrument Processor


A monster of a channel strip you’ll use everywhere.

The Amplified Instrument Processor is a complete suite of tools designed to help you sculpt the ultimate guitar, bass or keyboard tone. 

But the AIP is much more than that. 

Its power and versatility make it an excellent processor for virtually any audio task. The AIP can work wonders on vocals, acoustic instruments, pianos, group buses and even across the whole mix. 

The AIP 1.1 update adds some user requested functionality, faster graphics, and iLOK System / Machine authorization. 

AIP 1.1 Update Video Walkthrough

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Aip Front Angle

AIP Block Diagram

Block Diagram
  • Input and Output Trim
  • PSP Proprietary Signal Processing
  • IMF Insufferable Midrange Filter
  • Filters 1st Order High and Low Pass
  • EQ 4 band Fully Parametric
  • VCA VCA Compression
  • FDR Frequency Dependent Reduction
  • Stereo Width Stereo Width Enhancement
  • Dry / Wet Use the AIP as a parallel processor
Amplified Instrument Processor (the AIP) eq area

Parametric Equalization

The AIP has 4 bands of fully parametric EQ based on German Klangfilm tube equalizers of the 1950’s. This EQ combines digital precision and flexibility with analog quirkiness and unpredictability.

  • Up to 36dB of boost and cut using gain scaling.
  • Independently switchable high-pass and low-pass filtering.
  • Switchable response: modern active or vintage passive EQ curve types.
  • Circuit age modeling: dial in analog anomalies to simulate aging components.
  • Channel Variance: 16 different channels variations model the slight imperfections of vintage handmade equipment.

Proprietary Signal Processing

This is the Secret Mojo Sauce of the AIP. Forget about swapping in preamp plugins. Change characteristics of the AIP by switching between different response modeling and adjusting a slew rate emulation.

  • Tube response modeling provides a warm, round tone that’s perfect for bass and male voices.
  • Tape response modeling gives your signal low end push and high end sparkle. Great for heavy electric guitars, kicks and snares.
  • Solid State response modeling emulates the midrange forward sound of 70’s consoles like those made out in California by companies... that we can't name... Great for making things in your face.
Amplified Instrument Processor (the AIP) proprietary signal processor
Amplified Instrument Processor (the AIP) VCA compressor

VCA Compressor

The AIP’s VCA Compressor emulation is based on the classic dbx 202 VCA integrated circuit. This compressor is great for guitars, but smooth and musical enough to work with vocals.

  • Full control of all parameters: threshold, ratio, attack, release and makeup gain.
  • Switchable position in the signal path — place it pre or post EQ.
  • Adjustable nulling - control the amount of color and crunch when the compressor is hit hard.

Frequency Dependent Gain Reduction

The AIP has yet another compressor on it; this one designed to work on selected ranges of frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz. Clean up the bottom end of chugging guitars, tame resonant bass notes, knock out chestiness on vocals, take the ring out of a kick drum, de-ess vocals or nip the pain out of a hihat.

Amplified Instrument Processor (the AIP) frequency dependent gain reduction area
Aip Imf 1000

Insufferable Midrange Filter

Overdubs and doubling can lead to a nasty build-up in the presence range. This specialized notch filter takes care of the annoying 2kHz “whistle” of electric guitars, vocal sibilance, excessive cymbal hash, and finger squeaks or pick noise from acoustic instruments.

Stereo Widening

Unlike many stereo widening processors, the AIP’s stereo widening algorithm lets you spread things out across the sound stage without sacrificing the solidity of the center. Wrap reverb and ambience around listeners, enhance the movement and sweep of keyboard pads, and put them dual guitar parts at opposite sides of the stage, and then some.

Aip Width 1000
Aip Rta

Real Time Analyzer

The AIP’s RTA shows you the frequency response of your signal, and superimposes all of your EQ curves and Frequency Dependent Gain Reduction settings for fast, intuitive fine tuning.

Minimum System Requirements
  • 1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent (PC)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, 10.14 or higher recommended
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • Screen res: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • iLok dongle, iLok Cloud, iLOK Sytem/Machine Authorization
  • 64 bit DAW support only
Supported Plugin Formats
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST3, AAX
Current Release 1.2.1 Download User Manual PDF

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