Speakerphone

A bad GSM connection on a busy sidewalk, a bullhorn with feedback and a helicopter overhead, or a 1952 rockabilly guitar amp in a recording studio live room:
The Speakerphone audio plug-in gives you authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.

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All the walkie-talkies, distant transistor radios, upstairs TV sets, bullhorns, cell phones and guitar cabinets you will ever need. Speakerphone (a plug-in for MacOS and Windows) will add dial tones, operator, static, and you can select from a wealth of ambiences on either the caller or receiver's end.

400 speaker impulse responses, 23 microphones, 106 'Covers' (from blankets to car trunks), 53 Altiverb rooms and outdoor spaces, 5 gigabyte of ambiences and sound FX, and 12 DSP modules from Leslie to GSM compression, conveniently presented to you in well over 500 presets.

Take the tour by watching the video here or scroll down for some audio examples.


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Audio examples

Hit one of the buttons below to listen to the Speakerphone preset.

POST voice demo

Speakerphone transforming a normal voice recording into an anouncer including environments.

Megaphone in street
K2 summit to base camp
Stadium PA
Station - cant hear it
Party at the neighbors
Radio in the back of an office
This is your captain speaking
Helicopter intercom - 1q understandable
Helicopter intercom - half understandable
Dry voice

Robot demo

Turning a normal voice recording into a robot.

Central scrutinizer
Female HAL
Larynx
Plastic voice synth robot
Whispering robot
Dry voice

Music vocal demo

Speakerphone mangling Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails

B18 cabinet in bedroom
Babyphone toy
Fedtro Megaphone
Mac SE
Sabina radio
Walkie talkie
Dry vocal recording

Features

Other then choosing from the hundreds of presets from the preset browser that appears when you click in the preset bar you can shape/mangle your sound extensively with the Speakerphone plug-in combining the many DSP modules.

Speakerphone 2 plug-in user interface all modules on

Speaker

At the heart of the speaker simulator lies a library of recordings of different speakers, often referred to as Impulse Responses, or IR’s.
When you click a speaker category icon, like the phone or the radio, a browser window appears that lets you select a speaker in that category.
The impulse responses by themselves capture many characteristics, both in frequency and time, of the sampled speaker. The speaker module lets you select a speaker impulse response, and it shows its corresponding photograph. The more info button brings up additional info on the selected speaker impulse response.

Samples

You can build complete environments for the speakers right here, via mouse clicks or MIDI.
Several gigabytes of samples and music are installed with Speakerphone, free for use in your production. 5 tables of twelve samples are accessible at a time for playback via mouse clicks or MIDI.
The samples range from extras like knobs and closing car doors to ambiences and music, and they are used throughout the presets that come with Speakerphone.
You can drag samples from the sample bay to your tracks and vise versa. And you can add your own library as well.

Dry Wet

The Wet Dry control gradually moves between processed and unprocessed (Bypassed) sound in a very elaborate way. A movement from WET to DRY will gradually open up filters, including the speaker IR, and diminish the effects of modules like Distortion and Codec each in a unique way. The overall result of a movement from WET to DRY is a seamless ‘opening’ up of the sound from the complete preset to unprocessed sound. If, for instance, you have your mix sounding from a jukebox in the back of a bar, you can slowly ‘open up’ the sound to full stereo buy dragging the WET/DRY slider. Or click the right most KICK text to make the slider move from wet to dry, automatically, at a speed determined by the KICK slider.

Sp2 Features distortion
Sp2 Features room
Sp2 Features cover

Distortion

Emulate a speaker's or amplifier's over modulation. In the distortion module audio is first passed through the Pre EQ: a parametric EQ and a low pass filter with resonance. Next, the signal hits the PRE gain, which typically amplifies so the waveform will become more or less distorted in the next module: the Distortion Type: amp models, wave shapers, all of them are further controlled using the CURVE graph at the bottom of the distortion module. POST-gain controls the distortion's output volume. You can also click the connection-button in between PRE and POST to have post gain automatically decrease when pre gain increases and vise versa.

Room

Convolution reverb, powered by Altiverb, for room, outdoor space, hall, resonant enclosure, and reverb gear simulation. Room creates reverb based on recordings of actual spaces ranging from a railway station hall to the cockpit of a MIG fighter plane. Samples of spring and plate reverbs and even real outdoor streets are available as well.

Cover

A variety of objects can cover a sound source. Blankets, suitcases, boxes, glass cups, car trunks, walls are just few. The pitch of these resonating little acoustics can ben adjusted.

Sp2 Features Telecom
Sp2 Features Gate
Sp2 Features Compressor

Telecom

(Cellular) phone connection protocol simulation. Apart from emulating cell phones the codec can be tweaked to make whispering presets, robots and vocal synthesizer effects.

Gate

Classic gate, you can set it to duck or entirely mute the input. This can be used to create connections that drop out, to clean up guitar input, etc.

Compressor

Emulate the pumping of video cameras, enhance the guitar input signal and there are presets for the extreme types of compression that are present in walkie-talkies and megaphones.

Sp2 Features Eq
Sp2 Features Modulation
Sp2 Features Radio tuning

EQ

Five types of frequency filters.
Low and High shelving filters, High pass filter and low pass filter and two bands of parametric equalization with adjustable q-factor.

Mod

The modulation (mod) module offers five types of classic modulation effects, available in the top left popup.
These are: Tremolo, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger or Vibrato.
DEPTH controls the amount of the modulation effect.
SPEED controls how fast the modulation oscillates. Speed can either be set in FREE mode or in SYNC mode. SYNC ties speed to the host sequencer's tempo and displays it with a note value.

Tuning

Simulates the various effects of a radio receiver dial.
Vertical movement of the cross-hairs changes the frequency of inter-modulation side tones, and when the cross hair is moved out of the horizontal center, the reception of the signal worsens (distortion and noise is added).

Sp2 Features Mic
Sp2 Features Bit crush
Sp2 Features Grammophone

Mic

Similar to the speaker selector, but here a microphone impulse response can be selected. The available microphone time and frequency characteristics of the microphones depicted, and therefore make it sound as if the selected microphone was used in the result. Use it to make an announcer speak through a typical announcer microphone, or to pick up a guitar cabinet using a classic microphone for the purpose, for instance a Royer.

Crush

Word length reduction and sampling rate reduction.
Drag the cross hair down to reduce word length (reduce from 32 bit input to 2 bit output). Move to the left to reduce sampling rate. To maximize aliasing effects the most crude of sample rate conversion algorithms lies beneath the Crush module.

Gramophone

Gramophone effects simulator.
Influence a pitch curve due to 'Wow' (effect of an off-center hole) and Curve (a bumpy record). Also Add ticks and crackles that knock holes in the input audio.

Sp2 Features Leslie
Sp2 Features Delay
Sp2 Features LFO

Leslie

This module emulates a Leslie speaker, typically associated with Hammond organs.
A Leslie speaker, on the inside, rotates a horn speaker for the mid to high frequencies, and it rotates a horizontal baffle below a downward facing low frequency woofer. The result is rich rotating sound utilizing the Doppler effect (pitch shifting that can be heard while a sound source moves to or from the listener)

Delay

Mono or stereo feedback delay with a high pass or low pass filter in the feedback loop. The delay can be synced to host tempo, in which case the delay time rotary knobs are exchanged by notes. Clicking on a note then brings up a note-value selector box. The Cross feed parameter determines how much of the left channel signal gets fed into the right channel delay path.

LFO

Four Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO) and two envelope followers (env) for automated parameter control. Simply click and drag a cable to a parameter that you want to control with the LFO. The speed can be synced to the host's tempo and there is a wealth of different waveforms to choose from.

Specifications

System requirements

iLok USB key (2nd generation or newer)
Mac OS X 10.8.5 - MacOS 10.13
Windows 7 - Windows 10


more information on system requirements

Plug-In formats

AAX Native
Audio Unit (available on MacOS only)
MAS (available on MacOS only)
VST


All plug-ins are available in 32 and 64 bits.
Samples
Speakerphone comes with 5 GB environment samples for authentic speaker simulation.

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  • Ableton Live 8-10
  • Cubase 4-9.5
  • Digital Performer 9 8 7
  • Logic Pro X 9 8
  • Nuendo 4-8
  • Pro Tools Ultimate/HD Native/LE2018 8-12
  • Pyramix 8-11
  • Reaper 5 4 3
  • Sequoia / Samplitude 11-13
  • Vienna Ensemble PRO 6 5
  • Wavelab 987

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Speakerphone 2.1.6 update release notes:
Speakerphone now checks for a new version (at audioease.com) by using https.
Speakerphone 2.1.5 update release notes:
Compatible with Windows 10
Version checking online is allowed again
Audiounit: older sessions are loaded again
Audiounit: latency is reported correctly
fixed an issue for sessions at 96kHz
some VST improvements
Speakerphone 2.1.4 update release notes:
runs in Pro Tools 10.3.10
compatibility issues with Digital Performer 8 fixed
compatibility issues with Cubase 8 & Nuendo 7 fixed
mac: Installer is signed
mac: Installer removes old .dpm plugin
Samplebay drag and drop is possible again
Samplebay Loops play properly
more improvements to sample player
mouse rollover in sample bay works again
midi works in Logic
Audio Suite has bypass button
Audio Suite crash solved
win: Solved a few UI problems
a new sample folder can be selected
several smaller issue were solved
‘Mute on stop’ problem fixed
Enhancements in operability on consoles, S6 in particular
Cover-pitch issue with audiosuite fixed
Speakerphone 2.1.3 update for Windows release notes:
See Mac 2.1.1 notes below for what is new in 2.1
This update adds 64 bits support to Speakerphone 2 on Windws (including AAX).
And like on Mac, Speakeprhone 2.1 on Windows now requires the iLok 2 key.
Speakerphone 2.1.2 update Mac only release notes:
installer fix
Speakerphone 2.1.1 update Mac only release notes:
This update is fully backward compatible with Speakerphone 2 (and 1).
It reads the presets, settings and automation and sounds the same.
New features:
64 bits
AAX (does require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or up)
New smartphone, tablet and flatscreen TV speaker IRs added !
New preset browser
Factory presets also in host format
Retina display support
Please note:
Mac only, Windows support is in the works, but not ready yet
Speakerphone 2.1 requires the iLok 2 key

Speakerphone 2.0.5 update release notes:
New music samples
Speakerphone 2.0.4 update release notes:
Mac OS X Lion compatibility issues fixed
PC: saving presets works
Fixed: clicking problem when playing some wave files in the sample bay
Fixed: Some parameters are not available in automation
Speakerphone 2.0.3 update Windows only release notes:
The Speakerphone 2.0.3 PC update benefits from the same fixes as the Mac version that was released last week (see below), plus:
[Audiosuite] no more accesviolation erros
PC Installer does not remove user files anymore
Speakerphone 2.0.3 update Mac only release notes:
When "Mute on Stop" is on, the telecom module also mutes
Bypass not saved anymore in Automation Presets
[AU] Midi works now
[AU] in Logic: Plugin windows sticks to its frame now
[Live] Presets window floats on top of the plugin window
[VST] offline processing window can access presets window
Avid Media Composer compatibility
[Cubase 5] sample bay works again
[PT] choosing a Pro Tools presets writes automation
[PT] Compare works again
[PT] adjustments of automation data is correct now
[Audiosuite] no remaining of previous preview in rendered audio
Speakerphone 2.0.2 update release notes:
[vst] Better parameter names in automation
[all] Compatibility with Speakerphone 1 has improved
[installer] Fixed an installer folder privilege problem
[au] Fixed crash in Digital Performer Auval
Speakerphone 2.0.1 update release notes:
Importing SP1 settings in Nuendo & Cubase works correctly now
Fixed bug in preset browser: a single click opens the user section.
Importing Speaker & Room IR Automation data works correctly now*
* a speaker selection bug in Speakerphone 2.0.0 prevented some Speakerphone 1 sessions to come up with the wrong speaker selected. The bug is fixed, but the consequence is that sessions made with speakerphone 2 may load with the incorrect speaker selected, so please double check which speaker is selected in the speaker module.
Speakerphone 2.0.0 update release notes:
World's first Speakerphone 2 release

Speakerphone 1.1.3 update release notes:
Solves a muting problem introduced by the 1.1.2 update.
Speakerphone 1.1.2 update release notes:
Solves a graphics problem in the Speakerphone 1 interface that occurs in Pro Tools 8 in Mac OS X 10.5 when you use a control surface.
Speakerphone 1.1.1 update Windows only release notes:
This release benefits from the same fixes mentioned in last weeks Speakerphone's 1.1.1 Mac update release notes.
Speakerphone 1.1.1 update Mac only release notes:
Preferences get saved now when not logged in as administrator user
Audio Unit compatible with Sound Track Pro
fixed problems with Mute when stopped in VST
improved on resizing window
improved on popup menus in VST
fixed problem in Codec
overall stability improved
Speakerphone 1.1.0 update Windows only release notes:
This release benefits from the same new features and fixes mentioned in the 1.1.0 Mac version plus it fixes:
compatibility with Sound Forge improved
compatibility control surfaces for Pro Tools improved
fixed right mouse click behavior
Speakerphone 1.1.0 update Mac only release notes:
automation of Speaker IR & Room IR
compatible with latest Pro Tools & Max OS X 10.5 (Leopard
added possibility to turn off auto update checking
low sample rates work correct
name of saved preset comes back
compatibility with Digital Performer Improved
compatibility with Ableton Live improved
fixed some automation issues
fixed some "mute when stopped" problems
Speakerphone 1.0.3 update Windows only release notes:
This release benefits from the same fixes mentioned in the 1.0.3 Mac version
Speakerphone 1.0.3 update Mac only release notes:
preset change faster then ever before!
drag and drop now works without having to hold down any modifier keys
drag and drop from/to Cubase/Nuendo fixed
[AU] can be used with 10.3.9
[VST] Inserts the correct channel IO variant again
Speakerphone 1.0.2 update release notes:
[AU] improved on latency in AudioUnit
[AU] fixed compatibility issues with Logic 8
[VST PC] fixed disappearing interface on vst pc
fixed compatibility issues with Live
[VST PC] fixed some other issues with vst version on pc
removed crashing bug with sample bay
removed crashing bug with menus
fixed several smaller and bigger issues
Speakerphone 1.0.1 update release notes:
fixed dry/wet slider
numerous fixes and improvements on automation
previous/next ir works correct now
[PT] support for control surfaces
[PT] bypass available for automation
[VST mac] improved on vst interface
[VST mac] offline editing works now
[PC] compatible with 16 bits color
numerous smaller bug fixes
Speakerphone 1.0.0 update release notes:
First Speakerphone release ever

iLok usb key (2nd generation or up)

Speakerphone 2 requires the iLok USB Key (2nd generation or newer).
The iLok 2 key is available well below regular sales price at audioease.com/store

macOS
Mac with Intel CPU
MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) or higher

Latest Speakerphone 2.1 requires 10.8.5 or up
For MacOS 10.5 - 10.7 Speakerphone 2.0.5 is recommended
Windows
Windows 7 or up

Speakerphone 2.0.5 also works on Windows XP

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