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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
:  October 15, 2015
Contact:
   Alan Lowne, President, Saelig Company, Inc.
             Tel: (585) 385-1750 Email: info@saelig.com

Saelig Introduces vSound Violin Digital Processor
24-bit signal processing turns electric violins into high quality acoustic instruments

Fairport, NY:  Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the vSound - a unique electronic musical effects device that makes an electric violin sound like an expensive acoustic instrument.  It can also be used with acoustic violins fitted with a pickup to blend and improve the resulting sound to a player’s preference. The vSound has a wide range of functions selectable from the navigator switches on the top panel, including a pre-amplifier, multiple violin body choices, equalizer, blender, and bass cut. The violin signal output is processed through the vSound which is preprogrammed with impulse responses from expensive acoustic violins, including Stradivarius models.  vSound’s digital signal processor modify the input signal in real-time, generating a resultant rich, full-bodied acoustic violin sound. The unit contains a selectable 0/20dB built-in high impedance, low-noise amplifier for direct connection to an instrument pickup, and the vSound output can be equalized or modified using other impulse responses to create a host of different effects.

The vSound has been designed after years of academic signal processing research, as well as extensive high quality recording of expensive instrument bodies, by UK-based University of Manchester scientists. Powered by an external 9V supply, vSound’s dynamic output range is 2V pk-pk, with output connections provided for line-out (phono), as well as a headphone socket (1/4” jack) for silent practice or monitoring.  Housed in a stylish 8” disc that is less than 2” thick, the vSound can operate as a standalone unit but can also be PC-connected and quickly programmed via a USB interface using the vSound software (provided free).  It comes with a number of high quality violin frequency profile responses, but users can also add their own as they wish. The device features a high-quality 24-bit sigma-delta codec, arbitrary and graphical equalizer, and audio output drivers.  A small blue LCD screen on the top of the unit shows the vSound’s operational status.

The vSound is very intuitive to use – just plug a violin into the device, select the violin type desired, and connect the output to a high quality amplifier. Additional violin responses will be added in the future for purchase and downloading into the vSound unit. “Before and after” responses can be found - and heard with full frequency range headphones or loudspeakers - on the vSound website, showing how the device modifies and improves the sound of electric and acoustic violins with pickups. Included are examples of student violins modified with Stradivarius or Guarneri or other instrument profiles.

Made by Signal Wizard Systems, Europe’s premier signal processing designer, the vSound is supplied complete with a USB cable, connection instructions, and a 7.5V power supply at $699.00 from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 888-7SAELIG, via email: info@saelig.com, or visit www.saelig.com

 

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