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The following SAW product descriptions are actual promotional 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 any link above to jump right to that products description. And click any picture below to see a larger view!

SAWStudio (Top)
©Copyright 2001 Bob Lentini

SAWStudio 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 professional.

The 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.

This 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.

SAWStudio 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Complete 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.

An 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 selection combinations.

Each 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.

SAWStudio 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.

This 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 www.sawstudio.com.

SAWPro (Top)
©Copyright 1998 Bob Lentini

SAWPro - 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!

And 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!

Mix 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!

Whether 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!

SAWPlus32/SAW32/SAW32Lite (Top)
©Copyright 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.

Now 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.

Each 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!

Easily overlay vocals on music beds. Easily add sound effects to existing productions. Easily 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!

SAWPlus32 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!

SAWPlus (Top)
©Copyright 1995 Bob Lentini

The 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!

SAWPlus represents the next generation of digital hard disk editing software from Innovative Quality Software. Now the power of SAW's award-winning design has been enhanced to meet the needs of the most demanding audio professionals.

SAWPlus 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 automatic 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.

Each 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.

The 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.

SAWPlus 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!

SAWClassic (Top)
©Copyright 1993 Bob Lentini

SAW is a professional production tool for manipulating and crafting audio on your PC computer using the Windows™ Operating System.

The 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 unmatched efficiency in taking a project from conception to completion.

Can 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 modifying 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.

Easily 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.

SAW 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, but SAW's extensive use of 386 32Bit-Register Assembly Language coding has made it possible.

SAW gives 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!

A 4-Channel OnScreen Mixer gives you Non-Destructive programmable mixing control down to Sample Accuracy.

With SAW you can Easily:

*Overlay Vocals On Music Beds
*Add Sound-Effects To Existing Productions
*Draw In Custom Cross fades From One Track To Another
*Assemble and Master Complete Album Projects. And do it all Non-Destructively!

Since 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 different musical takes.

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.

Digital Pitch Shifting is usually a process whereby samples of the original Waveform are removed or duplicated to cause the pitch 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!

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.

No Audio Glitches, Hiccups, or noticeable distortion, and you don't have to go to lunch while waiting!

 

 

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