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SoundToys Announces EchoBoy TDM at AES

First fully-featured studio quality echo/delay for Pro Tools (October 26, 2004)

SoundToys Inc. (formerly Wave Mechanics), a leading developer of high-end digital signal processing (DSP) tools today announced EchoBoy TDM, the ultimate echo machine and the latest toy in the SoundsToys line of plug-ins for Pro Tools systems. Available in December 2004 for just $495.00, EchoBoy TDM is the industrys first fully-featured studio quality echo/delay for Pro Tools systems. EchoBoy TDM will be showcased at AES in San Francisco on SoundToys booth #913.

Featuring intricate rhythm capabilities thanks to SoundToys new True Groove rhythm technology, EchoBoy TDM lets users change the rhythm of their delays to allow the echo to swing and jam along with the mix. EchoBoy TDM includes adjustable swing/shuffle and accent for a truly musical echo sound. Users can tweak the feel control from 'rushin to 'draggin' so the echo hits right where it sounds best. MIDI tempo locking also lets users lock to the session tempo with the flip of a switch.

Loaded with professionally crafted presets and plenty of tweakable features, EchoBoy TDM is intuitive and easy to use. The new plug-in offers a wide range of sounds and echo styles ranging from pristine digital delays, to smooth prime number delays, to warm chorused echoes, tape emulation and lo-fi effects. Extensive tweak menus offer an unlimited scope for the custom creation of totally unique timbres and effects.

?With EchoBoy TDM, weve created the ultimate echo machine, combining the hit making, pro studio sound of all the top hardware echoes, with a level of flexibility and control never before available for Pro Tools system. And you dont have to spend a fortune on a stack of hardware!" comments Ken Bogdanowicz, SoundToys CEO and Founder.

EchoBoy TDM is loaded with a host of other features including single, dual, ping-pong and rhythm modes, dynamics control, low and high EQ with decay shaping, bit depth (Lo-Fi) control, stereo imaging control, advanced analog mode and true TDM (not HTDM) support, with up to 5 seconds of delay on Pro Tools HD Accel systems.

Andrew Schlesinger, well known effects designer (Eventide, TC, Sony, Roland etc) and SoundToys beta tester comments: "Echo Boy is another powerful, intelligent and really well designed plug in. It's incredibly powerful yet easy to use and sounds absolutely wonderful - it can produce all my favorite types of delay effects from classic warm wobbly analog/tape to clear, clean accurate repeats to rhythmic grooves. A fantastic device...killer!

Pricing and Availability
EchoBoy TDM will be available from SoundToys and its extensive network of distributors in December for just $495.00 USMRP. EchoBoy TDM works in Digidesigns TDM, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats and supports Pro-Tools HD, LE and HD Accel. For further information about SoundToys and EchoBoy TDM, or to download a 14 day free demo version please go to or call SoundToys at 802-951-9700.

About SoundToys
Based in Burlington VT, SoundToys (formerly Wave Mechanics) was founded in 1996 by the DSP engineering team that created the legendary H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer and the DSP4000 line of hardware signal processors from Eventide. Today, the company develops world-class, creative signal-processing software for Pro Tools users and computer-based audio recording engineers. Sound Toys users include Skywalker Sound, Sony Music, Mutt Lang, BT, Tony Maserati, Pat Thrall, Omar Hakim and Jerry Harrison.

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