Origami 2.0 Manual - Best Service
REAL-TIME IMPULSE RESPONSE PROCESSOR
Operating Manual
for
Origami 2.0
The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not
represent a commitment on the part of yellow tools GbR. The software described by this
document is subject to a License Agreement and may not be copied to other media. No
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В© yellow tools GbR, 2007. All rights reserved. 2nd edition.
Table of Contents
Welcome..................................................................................................... 6
Installation & Product Activation ..................................................... 8
Origami system requirements................................................................ 8
Available Interfaces for Origami ............................................................ 8
Installing Origami for Mac OS X............................................................. 9
Installing Origami for Windows ........................................................... 11
Yellow Tools Authorization Key ........................................................... 13
Yellow Tools Key Manager - Activating Origami ................................ 14
User Interface & Basics ..................................................................... 20
Input Channel ........................................................................................ 21
Slot Selection......................................................................................... 21
Insert FX Menu....................................................................................... 22
Insert FX Bank Menu ............................................................................. 22
Remove .................................................................................................. 22
FX Bank Browser Navigation ............................................................... 22
Preferences ............................................................................................ 23
Output Channel ..................................................................................... 23
Insert Rack ............................................................................................. 24
FX Bank Browser Content .................................................................... 24
Autoload feature .................................................................................... 25
General operation.................................................................................. 25
Automation.............................................................................................. 26
Setup of an automation ........................................................................ 26
Snapshot automation............................................................................ 27
Additional automation features ........................................................... 28
Visual presentation of automated parameters ................................... 29
Insert Effects .......................................................................................... 30
Origami ................................................................................................... 30
Origami Positioner ................................................................................ 35
4 band parametric EQ ........................................................................... 37
Gater ....................................................................................................... 37
Channel Manager .................................................................................. 38
XY panorama ......................................................................................... 38
Credits....................................................................................................... 39
License Agreement .............................................................................. 40
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Welcome
Welcome
Thank you very much for purchasing ORIGAMI 2.0 - the premium yellow tools real-time
Impulse Response Processor.
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Contrary to a synthetically produced „Reverb“ the Impulse Response processing of
Origami uses real rooms for the creation of the reverb. As it were a „fingerprint“ of the
acoustic characteristics of a real room is used. With this fingerprint one can now provide
arbitrary acoustic signals. This form of the reverb creation is also called „convolution
reverb“, since during the signal generation the mathematical operation of convolution is
used. This technology is not only limited to simulating rooms, rather each acoustic system
can be simulated.
IR technology gets used most frequently in the field of scoring and film synchronisation.
ORIGAMI enters a totally new dimension for real-time impulse response processing. The
extremely intuitive and easy-to-use rack functionality gives you immediate access to over
25 IR audio files from the company „INSPIRED ACOUSTICS“ and an audio import option.
ORIGAMI offers three independent snapshot slots. You can add an unlimited number of
insert effects to each slot and easily change their order per drag’n’drop. For a most intuitive
workflow, the order of your insert effects in the rack corresponds exactly to the progression
of your audio input signal.
ORIGAMI comes with an outstanding and innovative host and MIDI automation including
the additional parameters „invert“, „bypass“, „host learn“ and „MIDI learn“.
Based on yellow tools’ innovative Advanced Effect Technology (A.E.T.) ORIGAMI offers the
most powerful impulse response processing with lowest CPU usage.
To enable you to move your instruments inside the loaded room individually we expanded
Origami with the Positioner feature. After the Positioner is activated you can move your
audio source completely free within the loaded room... as usual for Origami in real-time, of
course!!!
Despite the simple and intuitive operation of ORIGAMI we recommend you to read this
manual carefully - it will elementarily simplify your work and handling of the effects.
And now have fun with ORIGAMI.
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Installation & Product Activation
Installing Origami 2.0 is very easy.
The package contains 1 Software Installation CD-ROM, the yellow tools authorization
key (depending on the version you purchased) and the registration card with your serial
number and Activation Code (Depending on the version you purchased). Please register
Origami immediately at our website after you�ve opened the package. As a registered user
you get exclusive access to the yellow tools user area where you will get free software
updates and many more add-ons for Origami.
On the software CD-ROM you will find the software installers for your OS.
IMPORTANT: Before you install the software from the CD-ROM please check out the
yellow tools website for available updates of Origami. So you can be
sure that you will install the latest version.
Depending on the version of Origami you purchased you maybe first have to activate
the software on your yellow tools authorization key before you can use it. Depending on
the version you purchased the required yellow tools authorization key is not included in
delivery.
If you first have to activate the software on your yellow tools authorization key, please use
the „Activation Code“ that is printed on your registration card or invoice. You can activate
Origami with the yellow tools key manager software that has to get installed separately
and is available on the software CD-ROM and the yellow tools website. There are tutorial
videos for the installation and the activation process on the software CD-ROM.
Origami system requirements
MAC OS X: • PowerMac G4 or IntelMac 1GHz, 512MB RAM
• MAC OS 10.4, 10.5 (Leopard) or higher
• 350 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive
• free USB port for yellow tools authorization key
• recommended: PowerMac G5 or IntelMac 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM
WINDOWS: • Pentium/Athlon XP 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM
• Windows XP, Windows Vista
• 350 MB free hard disc space, CD-ROM drive
• free USB port for yellow tools authorization key
• recommended: Pentium IV/Athlon XP 3GHz, 1GB RAM
Available Interfaces for Origami
Mac OS X:
VST, AudioUnits
Windows:
VST
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Installing Origami for Mac OS X
Insert the Origami Installation CD-ROM and double-click “Origami installer”.
To continue with the installation please read the information and agree to the license
agreement.
You can now select your destination directory for Origami.
Select „Easy Install“ to install all components of Origami or "custom install" to install only
selected components.
The installer will create the folder „yellow tools Origami 2.0“ on your hard disk. The
interfaces get installed automatically.
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After the software installation was finished successfully please quit the application.
To install the Key Manager, open the Origami Software CD-ROM on your desktop again.
Open the „Key Manager“ folder and double-click the installer application.
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Installing Origami for Windows
Insert the Origami Software CD-ROM and double-click the “Origami Installer”.
Please read the upcoming information and agree to the license agreement to continue. You
can now select your destination directory for Origami.
Select „Typical“ to install all components of Origami or "Custom" to install only selected
components.
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The installer will create the folder „yellow tools Origami 2.0“ on your hard disk. You can
select if the VST interface should get installed automatically into a valid folder on your
computer or if you want to select the directory for the plug-in manually.
During the automatic installation you get asked for the plug-in destination if there should be
more than one valid option.
After the software installation was finished successfully please quit the application. You can
now install the Key Manager. To install the Key Manager, open the Origami Software CDROM on your desktop again. Open the „Key Manager“ folder and double-click the installer
application.
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Yellow Tools Authorization Key
It is because we want to be able to offer you high-quality sound-libraries, fast and
knowledgeable support, as well as continuous development of our software and sounds
that we have to protect our products against illegal piracy. Because we don�t want to
overcharge the honest customer in order to make up for our losses, we have decided to
implement the flexible yellow tools Authorization Key.
Besides functioning as a copy protection device, the Key also has the following advantages
for our customers:
You can save all your yellow tools authorizations on one robust Key and take all of your
instruments with you to sessions, home, on the road etc.
This flexible Key management gives the you the freedom to put certain authorizations on
certain Keys, move your products between the Keys, activate new products on your Keys
etc.
Here is how the Yellow Tools Authorization Key works:
The Authorization Key gets plugged into a free USB port on your computer. Every Key has
its own serial-number and is capable of saving plenty of authorizations.
The yellow tools Authorization Key is compatible with Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.
As soon as a product is activated on one Key it can be used on all three platforms.The
Authorization Key allows you to use the yellow tools products on as many computers as
you want. All you have to do is plug-in your Key, and you can start making music!
Because you can save multiple authorizations on one Key you only need one Key for all of
our products. If you already possess a Key you can keep adding new authorizations of new
products from yellow tools.
The Key Manager is available as free preference panel in your System Preferences (Mac
OS X) and as standalone application (Windows XP) and enables you to exercise the
following options:
• Status of the Key and updates:
You get a read out of all products currently available on your Keys. Should there be an
update for your Authorization Key software, you can update your Key immediately.
• Activation of additional products via entering an Activation Code:
If you have purchased a new yellow tools product that includes an Activation Code, you
can enter this code here and activate your new product on your Authorization Key.
• Moving of authorizations between multiple Keys:
If you own multiple Authorization Keys, you can move certain authorizations to the Key
of your choice. This way you have the ability to use our products with greater flexibility
among multiple work spaces.
• If you don�t want to program your Key online, you can also program the Key manually.
Programming the Key online is not in any way connected to the computer where you
are installing our products; the Key can be managed on any MAC OS X or WINDOWS
XP computer you might have, providing it has a USB port, internet connection and you
installed the Yellow Tools Key Manager.
IMPORTANT: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR KEY!
A LOST KEY WILL NOT BE REPLACED. ONLY DEFECTED KEYS WILL
BE REPLACED BY YELLOW TOOLS AT NO COST.
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Yellow Tools Key Manager - Activating Origami
Depending on the version of Origami you purchased, maybe the product activation on your
Authorization Key is required before you can use it. This activation can be done with the
yellow tools Key Manager and is a very comfortable and simple process.
The Yellow Tools Key Manager has to get installed separately from the Origami software
installation.
To start the Key Manager please open the preference pane (Mac OS X) or the standalone
application (Windows XP)
IMPORTANT: WHEN YOU MAKE USE OF THE ONLINE PRODUCT ACTIVATION OR
MOVEMENT, NEVER DISCONNECT YOUR AUTHORIZATION KEYS
DURING THIS PROCESS. YOU WILL ALWAYS GET A CONFIRMATION
MESSAGE WHEN THE PROCESS IS FINISHED!
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Key Pull-Down:
Pull-down menu that includes all currently connected Yellow Tools Authorization Keys.
The Key Manager always reads out the currently selected key. Any operation you may
execute will always affect the selected Authorization Key.
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Product Column:
List of all products that are currently saved on the selected Authorization Key.
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Company Column:
List of manufacturers of the products.
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Status Column:
Shows the current status of each product. At the moment there are four different
status types:
• „activated“: The product is usable without any restrictions.
• „... starts left“: The product is connected with a counter. When expired the product
can not be used anymore.
• „expires in ... days“: The product is connected to an expiration date.
When expired the product can not be used anymore.
• „has expired“: The product has expired and can not be used anymore.
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Product Activation (online connection required!):
In this area you can activate additional products on the selected Authorization Key.
For any activation you need an „Activation Code“. If the product you purchased first
has to get activated on your Authorization Key, you will find this Code on your
registration card. The Code is NOT the serial number of the product and contains five
sections, each with six characters.
To activate a product please first select the Authorization Key on which you want to
activate the product. Now enter the Activation Code and please pay attention to the
upper and lower case of the characters. Before you start the activation please
make sure your Authorization Key is still connected to your computer and your
computer is connected to the internet. Click the „Activate Product“ button afterwards
to start the online activation:
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Product Movement (online connection required!):
If you have several Yellow Tools Authorization Keys you can here move your
products between these Keys at will.
This process is also very easy: First of all click on the product (in the product list) you
want to move. Then select the destination key on which you want to move the product
in the pull-down menu of the Product Movement area.
The pull-down will only include connected and valid Keys for this process.
Before you start the activation please make sure your Authorization Keys are
still connected to your computer and your computer is connected to the
internet. Click the „Move Product“ button afterwards to start the online
product movement.
Now the product is no longer available on the currently selected Key and thus
was deleted from the Product List. Select the Destination Key from the Key
Pull-Down menu and you will see that the product you moved is now
available on this Key.
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„Update Key“ button (online connection required!):
If there is an update for your Authorization Key available just click this button
to start the online update. Before you start the online update please make
sure your Authorization Key is still connected to your computer and your
computer is connected to the internet:
Whenever a Key update is possible you first have to pass this update before
you can continue with any other online process. If the „Update Key“ option is
not available your key is up to date.
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„Register Product“ button (online connection required!):
This button will launch your web browser and load the yellow tools website
where you can register your products.
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„Options“ button:
If your computer should require any custom proxy settings for the online
connection of the Yellow Tools Key Manager you can enter these details
in the „Options“ area. If you are not sure about the required information
please contact your system- or network administrators.
The „Options“ window also contains the details of the currently installed
version of the Yellow Tools Key Manager. The application number refers to
the software version installed on your computer, the webservice number
refers to the currently used webservice version installed on the yellow tools
webservers.
10 „Save Key File (RTC)“ button:
If you do not want to make use of the online programing options of the Yellow
Tools Key Manager you can also manage your Key manually. The first step
for this process is the read out of the Key information into a file. These files
are so-called RTC files and contain the file extension *.rtc. Then you have
to send this file via email to our support, we activate the product and send the
file back to you.
EXAMPLE: If you want to activate a product on your Authorization Key
manually, you have to create a RTC file of the Key on which you
want to activate the product and then send this RTC file via email
to the yellow tools support.
Please always add the serial number and the Activation Code of
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the product you want to activate to your email. Only if we receive
all these details we are able to activate the additional product
on your Key. Our support will send an email back to you. This email
contains the activated file for your Authorization Key.
To create this file please select the Key you want to read out from the Key
pull-down menu and click the „Save Key File (RTC) button. The Key Manager
for Mac OS X will always save RTC files directly onto your desktop. The
Windows XP version will save RTC files always into your local „Key Manager“
program folder. The name of the RTC file is always the serial number of the
selected Key.
If the Key was read out successfully, the following message will show up - of
course with a different user name (Mac OS X):
The file that was created on your desktop looks like this - the number
depends on the serial number of your Authorization Key:
Send this *.rtc file together with the other required product information to
„[email protected]
Please read number 11 for all further information about the transfer of the file
you receive from our support back to your Authorization Key.
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11 „Load Key File (RTU)“ button:
The yellow tools support center can now activate your product using the
received RTC file. Edited RTC files get saved as so-called RTU files. These
files contain the updated information, in this case the product activation.
In short: You send a RTC file and get back a RTU file and save it at the same
location as your RTC file.
The RTU file you will receive has the same name as your RTC file, only the
file extension changed to *.rtu.
Save the RTU file from the email onto your desktop (Mac OS X) or into your
local „Key Manager“ program folder, start the Yellow Tools Key Manager
again, select the Key you�ve created the RTC file from and click the „Load
Key File (RTU) button. The following message will show up and the product
was activated on your Authorization Key successfully.
12 „Refresh“ button:
Click this button to refresh the Key Manager if you connected/disconnected
Authorization Keys during your session.
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User Interface & Basics
User Interface & Basics
The user interface of Origami is clearly designed and intuitively to use.
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1.) Input Channel
With the „Input“ pull-down menu you can select the format of the incoming audio signal.
The selected format gets displayed graphically in the room matrix below the pull-down
menu. The level meter including the indicator displays the current volume level of the
incoming audio signal. With „input gain“ you can raise or lower the volume of this signal
even before the modulation of Origami begins.
2.) Slot Selection
Origami contains three different Snapshot Slots (A, B and C). So you can create and save
three independent effect setups for each loaded Origami plug-in.
Of course you can switch between these three Snapshot slots during your session to
compare different effect setups with each other.
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3.) Insert FX Menu
Use this menu to add the available inserts to your virtual rack.
4.) Insert FX Bank Menu
Use this menu to add a group of insert effects to your virtual rack. You can also save your
currently loaded inserts as an Insert Bank.
If you save your currently loaded inserts as „autoload.ytp“ file in your „Insert FX Bank“
folder, these inserts get loaded with every start of Origami automatically.
5.) Remove
With this button you can remove one or more selected insert effects from your virtual rack.
6.) FX Bank Browser Navigation
Here you have all navigation parameters to browser through your FX Bank presets.
Using the arrow icons you can browse through your navigation forwards and backwards.
A click on the “refresh” button refreshes your entire FX bank preset folder and with the
“home” button you switch back to the first level of your presets.
Using the “load” button (or double-click) you can load the selected preset in the rack - “add”
(or “ctrl” key (Mac) / “strg” key (Win) and double-click) adds the preset to already existing
inserts in the rack.
As soon as you enter a keyword in the search field, the search will start automatically. With
a click on the “X” icon you switch back to the first level.
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7.) Preferences
With a click on this button you can open the preferences menu.
On the „Preferences“ page you have several links to PDF documents (manuals, version
history) and to some online links for the newest updates, tutorials and much more.
The online links require an internet connection and to read the PDF documents on your
computer you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other application that can open
PDF documents.
With the „select“ button you can select your Origami Basic Path. If you change your
Origami Basic Path you have to click on the „Save Preferences“ button afterwards and the
restart Origami.
8.) Output Channel
With the „Output“ pull-down menu you can select the format of the outgoing audio signal.
The selected format gets displayed graphically in the room matrix below the pull-down
menu. The level meter including the indicator displays the current volume level of the
outgoing audio signal. With „output gain“ you can raise or lower the volume of this signal
after the modulation in Origami.
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9.) Insert Rack
In this area all your added insert effects get listed one below the other. The order of your
insert effects in the rack corresponds exactly to the progression of your audio input signal.
You can change the order of the insert filters and effects simply per drag�n�drop. All Origami
inserts can get shut and opened with the small triangle symbol on the left side of the insert
name.
You can synchronize the “channel manager” insert with your sequencer software
(host) with a click on the „sync“ button of the insert. This way the parameter that gets
synchronized switches to a pull-down menu.
Additionally each insert effect contains its own „bypass“ button and „preset“ menu. With
this menu you can save all settings of each insert effect and reload it afterwards at any
time. Use copy/paste to transfer the current settings of an effect to another slot without
having to save them before.
10.) FX Bank Browser Content
In this area all your FX bank presets of the available insert filters and effects get listed one
below the other.
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Autoload feature
If you save the settings of your currently loaded insert as „autoload.ytp“ file in the
respective folder, this insert get loaded with these settings automatically each time you add
it to the rack.
General operation
The operation of Origami�s effects is extremely intuitive and user friendly.
You can make any adjustments with controllers and/or input fields. There are two different
ways to use the input fields:
1.) With the keyboard:
Double-click on an input field, enter a new value and press the return key to activate
the new value.
2.) With the mouse:
Click and hold the mouse button on an input field. Keep the mouse button pressed
and move upwards to increase the value or move downwards to decrease the value.
Release the mouse button when you reached the desired value. The faster you move
the mouse the faster the parameter value of the input field will change.
If you use the mouse for adjusting your values, you can additionally use the following
keyboard short cuts:
• For a better finetuning, press and hold the „shift“ key before you move up or down.
• To reset the input field to its „default“ value, press and hold the „command“ key (Mac
OS X) or the „ctrl“ key (Windows XP) and click on the respective input field.
As soon as you start editing the value of an input field (whether with the keyboard or with
the mouse), the area of this input field and the value itself get displayed inversely:
You can open the MIDI and/or host automation menu for parameters simply with the held
„ctrl.“ key and a mouseclick on the parameter you want to automate.
The automation gets explained with all details in the following chapter.
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Automation
Origami offers MIDI automation with 128 MIDI CCs (Continuous Controller) and host
automation with 128 host channels per entity.
On the following pages we will explain the MIDI and host automation assignment of
parameters in Origami. Please read the user manual of your host application about the
required settings and assignments for automation in your sequencer software.
IMPORTANT: Because of the flexibility of Origami�s virtual rack functionality no
parameter names get used for the automation but only numbers.
This enables you to use the same insert effect several times in
your rack with different automations assigned to the same parameter.
Setup of an automation
To automate a parameter please click with the held „ctrl“ key on the desired parameter to
open the automation pull-down menu (example MIDI automation of the „Channel Manager“
parameter „Volume“):
Select the MIDI controller number „26“ and move your controller 26 of your MIDI keyboard
(or any other MIDI controller) afterwards. You will recognize that the „Volume“ value will
change accordingly.
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To make the assignment of MIDI controllers even easier we integrated next to the manual
assignment also a „midi learn“ function. Just click on this option in the pull-down menu
and move any controller of your MIDI keyboard you want to use for „Volume“ afterwards.
Origami recognizes the CC number and its position automatically and assigns this number
to „Volume“ accordingly. You can view this number in the „midi ctrl #“ menu at any time and
of course also change it manually.
The host automation works exactly the same way - you can assign host controller channels
both manually and with „host learn“.
Snapshot automation
Beside the automation of the insert effects parameters, Origami also supports the entire
MIDI and Host automation for the three “Snapshot Slots”:
The assigment of the automation works exactly like you do with the inserts.
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Additional automation features
The automation pull-down menu contains beside the „learn“ and manual assignment of
automation controllers also additional and very useful parameters:
• „off“:
With this option you can delete the automation of the assigned parameter.
• „bypass“: With this option you will not delete the automation but only mute it
temporarily. The assigned controller number maintains.
• „invert“: If you activate this option, Origami will process the incoming
messages from your controller inverted.
• „set automation minimum value“ & „set automation maximum value“:
Beside the general automation of parameters you can additionally set a
minimum and maximum automation value for each parameter. This means
that you can use the full range (0% to 100%) of the selected controler only
for a specified value range of the assigned (automated) parameter.
Set the parameter to your desired minimum/maximum value and select the
minimum/maximum option in the pull-down menu afterwards.
• „recall automation minimum value“ & „recall automation maximum value“:
Select this option and the parameter value will switch to the currently
assigned minimum/maximum value immediately.
• „reset automation range“: Select this option to reset both the current minimum and the
current maximum values for the automated parameter.
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Visual presentation of automated parameters
As soon as a parameter of Origami is automated, the color of the parameter value
will change. In Origami parameters can be indicated in four different ways (example:
„Volume“):
1.) Standard view: Parameter without automation (color “yellow”).
2.) „midi learn“/„host learn“ view: A „learn“ option for the parameter „Volume“ was
activated (color “orange”).
3.) Automated view: The parameter „Volume“ is automated (color “green”).
4.) „bypass“ view: The parameter „Volume“ is automated but currently bypassed
(color “grey”).
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Insert Effects
Insert Effects
Origami
Origami is a high-end real-time engine to use and edit Impulse Response files, developed
by yellow tools� software developers and audio engineers.
Featured with IR files of the fantastic „INSP:IR Impulse Library“ from Inspired Acoustics,
Origami gives you an amazing listening experience - as if you would be in the room
yourself!
To enable you to move your instruments inside the loaded room individually we expanded
Origami with the Positioner feature. After the Positioner is activated you can move your
audio source completely free within the loaded room... as usual for Origami in real-time, of
course!!!
Contrary to a synthetically produced „Reverb“ the Impulse Response processing of
Origami uses real rooms for the creation of the reverb. As it were a „fingerprint“ of the
acoustic characteristics of a real room is used. With this fingerprint one can now provide
arbitrary acoustic signals. This form of the reverb creation is also called „convolution
reverb“, since during the signal generation the mathematical operation of convolution is
used. This technology is not only limited to simulating rooms, rather each acoustic system
can be simulated.
IR technology gets used most frequently in the field of scoring and film synchronisation.
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IR format:
Multi-channel audio files (interleaved) have to get specified before you can
use them in Origami. An IR file with 5 channels can be 5.0 DD, DTS or
Music, for example. In this pull-down menu you can select the format for the
processing of your Impulse Response files - independent from your selected
input/output format! This way you can even use multi-channel (interleaved)
audio files in your Origami Stereo/Mono environment.
The channel assignment is done automatically.
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Presets:
Use this pull-down menu to load the Impulse Response files that are
included in Origami or your own presets.
If you want to use Origami in a surround environment, please select an additional BUS
channel in your host application, add a second “Origami” insert and load the required
mono/stereo surround files (center only or left surround/right surround). If you need
additional surround features and/or insert filters and effects for your productions we
recommend to you “yellow tools Freedom 2.0”.
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IMPORTANT: The processing of Impulse Response files takes a lot more CPU power
than any other insert filter or effect.
IR file info: The “IR file info” button in the upper left corner of Origami lets you switch
to the info page of the currently loaded Impulse Response file. Here you can
enter your own notes and you will see - if available - the location details and
additional author details. After the first click the „IR file info“ button will switch
to the status „back“. To return to the main page just click the button again.
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Import:
Use this pull-down menu to import your own impulse response files.
You can also import IR files via drag’n’drop of the files onto the waveform
display.
Positioner:
Pre-delay:
Time:
Tail:
Tail Curve:
High Cut:
True button:
Click this button to open the „Positioner“ feature. The „Positioner“ gets
explained on the next page.
The moment the IR processor will start after the incoming audio signal.
You can assign positive and negative values. Positive values create a
delayed start, with negative values the beginning of the IR file gets skipped.
Here you can assign if the IR file gets used completely or only by
percentage of the entire length.
Here you can assign the decay time of the IR file - depending on the „time“
value. 100% correspond to the entire length of the IR file less the „time“
portion.
The curve characteristic of the decay phase (Tail).
All frequencies of the IR file above the adjusted value get cut.
The sophisticated Impulse Response Processor „Origami“ even manages
„true stereo“ (one multi channel audio file with 4 separate channels).
Even in „true stereo“ mode you can still use the „positioner“ feature.
The following processing is supported:
mono to:
stereo to:
mono, stereo
mono, stereo, true stereo
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EQ:
Dry:
Wet:
Output Gain:
See „Equalizer“.
Volume of the unprocessed audio signal.
Volume of the processed audio signal.
The output volume of the audio signal.
Origami Positioner
When you click on the “positioner” button in the upper right corner, the display will switch
to the positioner screen and the button changes into “back”. If the Positioner is not yet
activated, simply click on the orange button inside the 3D panel to activate Origami’s
positioner and to move your instruments inside the virtual room.
As soon as activated, a “speaker” icon comes up in the middle of the 3D matrix and the
status of the button switches into “active”.
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Now you can change the position of the audio signal in your virtual room. To return to the
original position of the audio signal in the center, please press and hold the “Alt” key and
click on the icon. Now the room position will be reset to its default values.
If you are pleased with your audio signal’s position, you can click the “back” button in the
upper right corner to return to your basic screen. Whenever the positioner is activated
and you return to your basic screen or Origami’s “IR file info”, the “positioner” button gets
bordered lightly to show its activated status.
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4 band parametric EQ
Lowshelf:
Below the adjusted frequency the audio signal is boosted (positive dB
values) or cut (negative dB values).
Band 1:
Depending on the selected slope of the curve (value 3) the adjusted
frequency is boosted (positive dB values) or cut (negative dB values).
Band 2:
Depending on the selected slope of the curve (value 3) the adjusted
frequency is boosted (positive dB values) or cut (negative dB values).
Highshelf:
Above the adjusted frequency the audio signal is boosted (positive dB
values) or cut (negative dB values).
Output Gain: The output volume of the audio signal.
Gater
A Gater only lets an audio signal pass through if a determined volume level of the audio
signal is exceeded. With the Gater you can avoid noises of the audio signal and also
control its dynamic.
Treshold:
Attack:
Hold:
Release:
Sets the volume level above which the gater lets the audio signal pass
through.
The rise time of the audio signal after it exceeds the treshold level.
This value balances small fluctuations of the audio signal within the entered
time in milliseconds.
Determines how long it takes for the gater action to stop after the input signal
falls below the treshold level.
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Channel Manager
A very useful helper to assign different settings to the channels of an IR audio file.
Additionally you can use this insert to change the channel assignment of your input signal.
This way you can route the “left” channel of your input signal even to “stereo” (L + R)
output channels, for example - of course this also works for the “right” channel. You can
also interchange the “right” and “left” channels of your input signal and thus switch left to
right and right to left.
sync button:
Use this button to synchronize the delay time to the tempo of your
host. If activated the “delay” parameter switches to a pull-down menu with
different synchronizations.
link button:
If activated, the settings for both channels get edited simultaneously.
solo button: Solo playback of the respective channel.
mute button: Use this button to mute the respective channel.
phase button: Inverts the phase of the respective channel.
volume:
Volume settings of the channel.
delay:
Delay of the channel.
output ch.:
With this pull-down you can assign the output channel of the respective
channel.
XY panorama
Here you can limit the panorama relation of the audio signal. You can assign different
values to each channel.
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Credits
Idea and conception: Drazen Vlahovic
Productdesign and projectmanagement: Christian Hellinger
Senior software developer: Roman Glomb
Impulse Response Files: Inspired Acoustics „INSP:IR impulse library“; Entel Ltd., Hungary
User Interface: yt art division
Graphic Design, Art Direction, Packaging Designs: Hedgehog advertising agency,
Germany
Packaging and production: Optime Service, Germany
Special Thanks To:
Slavica, Enna and Adrian Vlahovic for their limitless patience,
Gabriele Hellinger just for everything,
Roman Glomb for his 36 hours days,
Rita Schaupp, Rolf and Ariane Hellinger, Adelheid Nehring von Oettingen for their support,
Michael Lips from Gravis Shop Karlsruhe, Rudi Metzler and RockShop Karlsruhe for the
support,
Manfred Graf, Reinhold Rausch, KUK GmbH, WIBU Systems AG, Wolfgang Völker,
Patrick Kirst, Zlatko Dozic, Torsten Wieseler, Marcel Millot, Umbo, Martin Straka,
Matthias & Markus Loris, Frank Lemmert, Christian Auer, Casi, Pedro Weis,
the companies Apple, Emagic, Digidesign, Entel, Shirokuma and Chicken Systems,
all yellow tools beta-testers
and all our worldwide resellers and distribution partners.
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