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  • Chop Shop is a faithful digital recreation of our 500 Series analog EQ. The plugin not only accurately reproduces the pristine sound of the original but also offers extra features that extend the functionality of this already versatile tone shaping tool. Chop Shop sports an intuitive interface that allows users of all skill levels to quickly address tonal issues in their audio and enhance the original character of sounds in a musical and transparent way.

    Whether you are cleaning up multiple takes from a hectic session or looking for a way to make your kick and bass stand out in the mix, Chop Shop has got your back. With the ability to quickly enhance the clarity or low end punch of any sound Chop Shop’s simple feature set belies it’s underlying power. Chop Shop is the perfect tool to use across entire sessions. CPU effiency coupled with musical transparenty make Chop Shop ideal for elimininating masking and enhancing intelligibility.

     

    System Requirements

    Supported Plugin Formats
    AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

    Supported Operating Systems
    Mac OS X 10.8+
    Windows 7 through 10
    Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

    Mac
    Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

    PC
    Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

    Basic
    Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
    Memory: 2 GB RAM

     

  • FOCUS:

    Intuitive filter that focuses the energy in a source on the bass or treble ranges of the sound. Apparent loudness of source is maintained constant for meaningful A/B comparisons. SHIFT switch decreases turnover frequency for a different midrange response.

    LO-CUT:

    12 dB/oct filter that rolls off low frequencies, variable 20 to 530 Hz. Jumper selectable 'Lo-Rider' mode transforms LO-CUT section into a low-frequency hi-cut section with variable resonance (hint: try this on a front of kick or Subkick mic and blend back in for incredibly deep and massive low end).

    BUMP:

    Variable resonance control for LO-CUT that adds a resonant 'bump' at the corner frequency. Response from Bessel (full CCW), to Butterworth (12 noon), to slightly resonant (0.5 dB full CW). MORE switch increases resonance dramatically... sometimes MORE is more.

    LO-RIDER:

    Transforms entire LO-CUT section into a low-frequency centered low pass filter with variable resonance. The LED icon will change accordingly. The frequency knob now sets cut-off frequency above which audio will be rolled off. Blend with the non-low passed signal via the MIX fader for massive sounding low end. This can be very useful on kick drums and bass sounds. This was a hidden feature on the hardware.

    HI-CUT:

    6 dB/oct filter that rolls off high frequencies, variable 500 Hz to 25 kHz. 0.5X switch shifts frequency range one octave lower, while simultaneously increasing slope to 12 dB/oct and adding slight resonance at corner frequency to retain apparent brightness.  This resonance can be switched off if needed.

     

  • Chop Shop Plugin Manual (PDF)

    Chop Shop Plugin Manual 

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  • How do I get a license code to activate this plugin?

    All plugin purchases from the Louder Than Liftoff website come with a license code voucher that must be redeemed on the Plugin Alliance website.  At the bottom of your order confirmation email there will be a download link where you can access an installer .zip file and your license code.

    What's the deal with Plugin Alliance?

    Louder Than Liftoff is proud to partner with Plugin Alliance to distribute and support this plugin.  This plugin requires a Plugin Alliance account for activation. The Plugin Alliance Support Page has the answers to most activation questions.  Plugins can also be purchased at Plugin Alliance.

    The Plugin Alliance Activation Manual (PDF link) is a detailed walkthrough for both online and offline activation.

    How can I demo this plugin?

    By creating a Plugin Alliance account, you can also access free 14-day demos of all available plugin products.

    How do I install this plugin? 

    Follow these steps:

    1. Run the appropriate installer for your system found in its corresponding folder. Mac installers (.pkg) and Windows installers (.exe) can be found inside the .zip file.
    2. Create a free Plugin Alliance account if you do not already have one using this link:

      https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/registration.html

    3. Redeem the license voucher code that you received via this email (above these instructions) by following the instructions at this link:

      https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/activate.html

      After the voucher code has been added, please be sure to complete the checkout process. The plugin license will not be added to your account until you click the "Place order" button at the end of the process.

    4. Run the plugin from inside of any DAW. Follow the activation prompts and login to your Plugin Alliance account from within the plugin. Once this is completed a static license file will be added to your computer and the plugin will work on or offline without having to log in. This activation screen will activate all installed plugins that are licensed to your Plugin Alliance account.

    I need help with this plugin.  Who do I contact for support?

    Visit the Plugin Alliance Customer Support page for assistance regarding all technical questions, licensing, activation, and account issues, or to report a bug.  

     

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