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copy excerpts pulled from box covers and marketing flyers.
Products are described below from most current (SAWStudio)
to the first SAW product ever released (SAWClassic.) Click
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2001 Bob Lentini
combines both high-tech virtual mixing and hard disk editing
technologies into one power-packed application. The look and
feel of a fully controllable console, coupled with an all
new high powered 24-bit hard disk engine make this product
one of the most intelligent choices for the serious audio
SAWStudio interface is a tightly woven mesh of a fully developed
mixing console interface and a newly designed MultiTrack recording/editing
interface. This design is truly aimed at emulating the look
and feel of working in a typical hardware based studio environment,
replacing the physical mixing console, MultiTrack recorder
and outboard rack-effects gear all at the same time.
product represents a revolutionary new approach to mixing
and editing audio in a virtual environment, truly replacing
hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of physical gear needed
to perform the same functions.
offers incredible versatility, amazing speed, and best of
all, an environment which inspires your freedom of creative
expression. Audio professionals in every niche of the audio
industry, including full-length motion picture sound design,
music production, theater automation, high-end radio & TV
broadcast production, and audio production for video and
arcade game development presently use SAWStudio technology.
virtual console is designed as a 72 stereo input (144 channel),
24 stereo output (48 i/o) mixer, with Input Source, Attenuator,
Phase Reverse, Swap L/R, and Mono buttons, 5 Band Stereo EQ,
Keying Gate and Compressor, Pre and Post FX patch points,
six Stereo Aux Sends with Pan, 24 Stereo Output Assigns, 8-point
XY Surround Pan with separate Sub and Center Chan, Solo, Mute,
Stereo Pan, long throw Fader with a Stereo High-Resolution
(-60 dB) Meter on each channel.
SAWStudio MultiTrack takes on expanded dimensions with its
distinctive new look and capabilities. Each of the 72 mono
or stereo labeled tracks allows its entries to be displayed
in a variety of different textures and colors, making visual
grouping of related information possible. Distinctive large
LED readout displays give accurate position related information
in Time, Smpte, Sample or Tempo formats.
interlinking to the console means that as you focus and change
tracks in the MultiTrack, the displayed console channels follow
along, giving you instant access at all times to the track's
related console controls.
enhanced editing Selection Mode allows for easy slipping,
copying, pasting and inserting of data across multiple tracks,
and gives access to 30 labeled groups for instant recall of
of the 72 stereo tracks are eight layers deep. The selected
top layer becomes the active layer in the mix. A wonderful
compliment of editing tools allows copying, pasting, and blending
of the individual layer data. Layers can be switched LIVE
during playback for a seamless comparison of multiple takes
on different layers. This should prove invaluable in assembling
complex blends of multiple recording takes.
offers some of the most comprehensive automation capabilities
ever designed for the audio professional. The automation engine
is based on a live streaming design, rather than a snapshot
design, creating an incredibly smooth and fluid motion during
automation changes - with down-to-the-sample timing accuracy.
When automation mode is engaged, any number of the 10,000+
controls can be adjusted, and changes will be stored. You
are free to write automation live during playback, or offline
with playback stopped. The automation may also be written
with external fader packs and/or mixer controllers supported
by the SAWStudio environment, enhancing the mixing experience
for those wishing to have true hands-on physical control.
is a very short overview of only a few of the many features
found in SAWStudio. For complete information about the SAWStudio
interface, to see more screen shots, or to download a demo
version, visit the official SAWStudio web site at
1998 Bob Lentini
- Software Audio Workshop for the Professional from Innovative
Quality Software represents the Fourth Generation of the award-winning
SAW software. SAWPro incorporates more power than ever with
24-bit/96 kHz record and playback capabilities, 99 levels
of multiple undo, and support of DirectX and VST plug-ins,
allowing you to now use your favorite third-party plug-ins
LIVE in the SAW MultiTrack environment!
NOW, exclusive to the SAWPro digital editing environment,
experience the ultimate in true professional recording and
editing technology with the amazing ability to use fx plug-ins
that alter buffer sizes live in the MultiTrack! What does
this mean for you? The incredible power to use optional plug-ins
such as time compression, noise reduction, click removal,
etc., without the need to render or preview first!
and master an entire session in SAWPro, effectively replacing
the entire console, patchbay, outboard effects gear, and all
associated cables, hums and buzzes. SAWPro, hosted by a high-end
Pentium II computer with a multi-channel optical sound card
can deliver up to 24 channels of I/O with-full 24-bit resolution.
SAWPro truly represents the complete digital tapeless solution!
Record, overdub, and mix... SAWPro does it all, potentially
saving you tens of thousands of dollars!
your professional audio needs lie in theatre, radio, film,
recording studios, audio for video, live sound, or multimedia
productions, reward yourself with the tool that will turn
your, creative visions into reality. Evolve into the next
dimension of digital audio with SAWPro!
1997 Bob Lentini
SAWPlus32 represents the third generation of digital hard
disk editing software from Innovative Quality Software. Written
in native NT/98/95 32 bit code, SAWPlus32 truly makes use
of and takes advantage of the multithreaded technology of
the Windows 32-bit API.
you can easily record and edit up to 32 mono or stereo tracks
of 16-bit resolution CD and DAT-quality soundfiles
directly on your computer's hard drive. SAWPlus32 supports
up to 12 stereo sound cards, for a maximum of up to 24 physical
inputs and outputs, and automatically converts 8 bit, 16 bit,
mono or stereo files of any samplerate, playing them all seamlessly
in sync -LIVE...in REAL-TIME!! The elegance and speed of
SAWPlus32's design offers amazing efficiency in taking a project
from conception to completion.
track contains software controls for mute, solo, pan and fader
with user definable fader slope values. These controls give
non-destructive, real-time PROGRAMMABLE mixing control with
down-to-the-sample accuracy. Easily set volume and pan offsets
that work in addition to complex fades and pans, allowing
you to adjust overall track levels without disturbing the
details of your mix. Volume and pan information is displayed
on the track so you can see, as well as hear, the mix changes!
overlay vocals on music beds. Easily add sound effects to existing productions.
create custom cross fades from one track to another. Easily
assemble and master complete album projects...perform fades
and panning live during playback, recording every move for
perfect reproduction. And do it all non-destructively!
offers real-time, non-destructive effects processing for many
of the most common functions including EQ, compression, limiting,
gating, echo/delay, reversing, vari-pitch and more. All effects
processing can be played live in the MultiTrack!
1995 Bob Lentini
Software Audio Workshop (SAW), one of the best
values in professional hard disk editing and multi-track mixing
systems for the PC, has gotten even better!
represents the next generation of digital hard disk editing
software from Innovative Quality Software. Now the power
SAW's award-winning design has been enhanced to meet the
needs of the most
demanding audio professionals.
extends the power of the Software Audio Workshop to a maximum
of sixteen (16) mono or stereo tracks of simultaneous, live
playback on any Windows-compatible
sound card(s) (a maximum of 32 tracks of real-time playback
with no additional proprietary hardware required, depending
solely on the speed of the computer system). It provides
live blending of different file formats (mono, stereo, 8-bit,
16-bit, etc.), live sample rate conversion and supports multiple,
user-assignable, sound card outputs.
track has controls for level, mute, solo, pan, effects patching
and output assignments. SAWPlus contains several software-based
processing tools including
a seven band "paragraphic" equalizer, noise gate,
compressor, limiter, peak limiter and echo effects.
stunning user interface is finely crafted, using realistic,
3-D graphics and features true "drag and drop" editing.
The program has many new innovations that greatly enhance
the already tremendous
power of its predecessor. SAWPlus delivers power, speed,
efficiency, and design elegance like no other editor to
date... and best
of all... it does it for a fraction of the cost you would
expect to pay.
promises to be the digital audio workstation of choice for
thousands of studios, broadcast facilities, theatres, corporate
facilities, musicians, educational
institutions, multimedia authors, video post production facilities
and other audio professionals around the world!
1993 Bob Lentini
is a professional production tool for manipulating
and crafting audio on your PC computer using the Windows™ Operating
SAW System allows you to record and edit 16 Bit Resolution
CD and DAT quality SoundFiles at
sampling frequencies up to 48KHz on your computer's hard
drive with ease. The elegance of the Workshop's design offers
efficiency in taking a project from conception to completion.
you splice on your DAT? No...It's back to the Reel
to Reel for that, and oh, that tape hiss... and worse...
the dreaded razor blade.
SAW allows you to splice audio data Non-Destructively by
building Play Sequences from marked Regions of data without
the original SoundFiles directly. SAW gives
you the capability to perform your splices with Down-To-The-Sample
accuracy. That's 1/48000 of a second at 48KHz Sampling rate.
create multiple versions of a production and compare them
instantly with the click of the mouse. All this is done without
leaving the Digital Domain, which translates to higher quality,
noise-free final products.
creates the 8 tracks in Software and digitally combines them
into a Stereo Output which plays
through 1 Windows™ compatible sound card. Many industry leaders
said the PC wasn't fast enough to support such a scheme,
SAW's extensive use of 386 32Bit-Register Assembly Language
coding has made it possible.
you 4 Stereo Tracks which can be overlaid and played back
in RealTime, allowing you to Non-Destructively build productions
that other Editors can't begin to tackle!
4-Channel OnScreen Mixer gives you Non-Destructive programmable
mixing control down to Sample Accuracy.
SAW you can Easily:
Vocals On Music Beds
*Add Sound-Effects To Existing Productions
*Draw In Custom Cross fades From One Track To Another
and Master Complete Album Projects. And do it all Non-Destructively!
SAW allows you to edit across 40 SoundFiles at once in the
same editing session, you can mix and blend sounds from pre-categorized
libraries or easily assemble that perfect solo from many
The MultiTrack View allows you to place and drag Regions of
audio to any position within the production, relative to the
other tracks. This means you can control musical phrasing
long after the original recording has been made. This also
means you can easily create delay and flanging effects by
placing the same Regions on two different tracks and sliding
one slightly behind the other, alI Non-Destructively.
Pitch Shifting is usually a process whereby samples of the
original Waveform are removed or duplicated to cause the
of the audio to be altered. A process whereby the original
Waveform is so distorted as to render its use intolerable
by anyone with the slightest degree of audio integrity. And
a process which usually lakes so long to complete its task,
that many have gone to lunch while waiting. If you are familiar
with this experience, you are in for a treat with SAW!
performs Vari-Pitching, to tenths of a semitone accuracy,
without removing or duplicating any Waveform samples. This
is done in 386 32Bit-Register Assembly Language so the results
are incredibly fast and remarkable to listen to.
Audio Glitches, Hiccups, or noticeable distortion, and you
don't have to go to lunch while waiting!