Crane Song Peacock Vinyl Emulation Plug-in

Vinyl Emulation Plug-in with 5 Operation Modes and Controls for Adjusting Harmonic Distortion - Mac/PC AAX Native, AAX DSP
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Crane Song Peacock Vinyl Emulation Plug-in
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To look at it, you might not expect a whole lot from Crane Song's Peacock vinyl emulation plug-in, but these five deceptively simple dials offer you a amazing range of sonic enhancement you can use to better define the vibe of your tracks. Sweetwater's long history with Dave Hill and Crane Song go back to when Phoenix first rocked the recording world. We're happy to say that Peacock has every bit as much potential, allowing you to take an otherwise run-of-the-mill mix or track (it's awesome on vocals, by the way) and giving it the life and texture it needs.

Crane Song Peacock Vinyl Emulation Plug-in for Pro Tools at a Glance:
  • Spot-on vinyl emulation and a whole lot more
  • Five Color selections let you define your overall sound
  • Harmonic and Dynamic controls let you fine tune the effect
Spot-on vinyl emulation and a whole lot more

In the truest sense of the term, Peacock is a vinyl emulator, providing your tracks or mixes the exact sonic characteristics real records are known for. That said, we're sure you'll find countless uses for Peacock that go far beyond just making your music sound hot off the press. For instance, if you want to beef up your drums or add weight to your bass tracks, a small dose of second-order harmonics courtesy of Peacock will give you the huge and fat overtones you're chasing. Alternatively, a bit of Peacock set to Gold or Silver can smooth out your vocals and give them a vintage patina reminiscent of the great late '50s/early '60s jazz records.

Five Color selections let you define your overall sound

Easily the most potent of Crane Song Peacock's controls is the Color knob, which gives you five distinct overall flavors to play with. They're arranged logically from brightest (Silver) to warmest (Deep), allowing you to easily browse through settings to find the general character that best fits the bill. Next to Silver is Peacock's Gold mode, which is the least colored (Silver add air to your sound) and is optimized for 96kHz, which is something that any professional engineer will appreciate. And when you start diving into the Rich and Fat settings, you get the kind of rounded low end and added punch that made producers around the world take notice of famous Motown records from Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Supremes.

Harmonic and Dynamic controls let you fine tune the effect

Here's where things get a bit technical, but we'll try not to go down the rabbit hole of engineering terminology when we look at how Peacock's Harmonic and Dynamic controls let you shape your sound. The harmonic boost associated with vinyl is a result of the difference between the stylus used to cut the wax master and the playback stylus. The Harmonic control lets you dial in the level of the resulting distortion, whereas the Dynamic control lets you tweak the timing of the modulation. With the kind of flexibility Peacock's controls give you, it's easy to dial to perfect settings to enhance your sound.

Crane Song Peacock Vinyl Emulation Plug-in for Pro Tools Features:
  • The perfect way to harness all of the qualities that make real vinyl sound so good
  • Five easy-to-use controls open up a world of tone-shaping possibilities perfect for individual tracks and entires mixes
  • Define your overall sound with 5 Color settings, ranging from bright and airy to warm and fat
  • Harmonic and Dynamic controls interact to give you fine control over the depth and presence of the effect
  • The Dither function lets you add realistic vinyl noise when you're taking your mix down to 16-bit
  • AAX-format plug-in designed specifically for Pro Tools 10 and later supports both native and DSP-accelerated systems
Enhance your music with the sound of vinyl with Crane Song's Peacock AAX plug-in!

Additional Media

Peacock Vinyl Emulation Plug-in User Manual

Tech Specs

Software Type Vinyl Emulation
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX Native, AAX DSP (Pro Tools 10+)
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/XP
Manufacturer Part Number Peacock

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