ng500 Recording & Mixing BUNDLE

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ng500 Recording & mixing bundle

Next generation 10 channels of audio processing

ng500 mixing bundle features 10 channels of high level analog processing with full digital control via dedicated DAW plug-ins.

Each ng500 bundle is pre-configured, assembled and fully tested as a single unit in the factory.

Each bundle available in special pricing! Contact Your trusted sales engineer for more information!

SUMMARY

ng500 Recording & Mixing Bundle

  • Get _DIONE & _TITAN for FREE with this BUNDLE!
  • BUNDLE SAVES MONEY! Check current pricing with Your dealer!
  • Perfect analog recording & mixing setup with full digital recall!
  • Pultec-style dual mono/stereo/ms equalizer
  • True stereo tube vari-mu compressor
  • True stereo VCA-based BUS compressor
  • · 2 x ‘73 style preamplifiers (each based on 2 carnhill transformers and famous dual amp topology!)
  • 2 x _MIMAS 1176-style compressors (each based on 2 carnhill transformers and a lightning fast FET circuit!)
  • Each unit features analog processing with full digital recall and remote control through dedicated DAW plug-ins (VST3/VST2/AU/AAX)

ANALOG SOUND, DIGITAL CONTROL

True ANALOG sound with extremely convenient control…! And savings!

BUNDLES SAVE MONEY!

Each ng500 bundle is available in special pricing, perfect moment to get a fully loaded _TITAN chassis and save! Get _DIONE and _TITAN for FREE with this BUNDLE!

2 x 1176 – style analog compressor with digital recall

Since 1968, the FET style of compression dominated hundreds of recordings and is the most commonly used processing technique to this day. Lightning-fast attack and release times became a requirement for any audio engineer. Wes Audio proudly presents _MIMAS – ng500 series processor with implementation of the legendary FET design – only this time with the latest in-demand feature; DIGITAL RECALL.”

2 x Class A microphone/line/instrument preamplifier with digital recall

The most notable style of Microphone preamplifiers now integrated with a digital workflow. Dual amp vintage design with most demanded modern features! We are proud to present _PHOEBE – NG500 fully analog, Class A microphone/line/instrument preamplifier with digital recall. Audio signal is processed only via analog components!

NG500 fully analog passive equalizer with digital recall

_PROMETHEUS is fully analog passive EQ with +24dBu of headroom. Featuring a pultec-style warm sound with a lot of innovative improvements its modern approach to design allows instant recall of your classic vibe through very flexible plugin. _PROMETHEUS as all ng500 products, integrates with your DAW environment via front panel USB socket or _TITAN chassis.

Fully analog, stereo vari-mu tube compressor with digital recall.

Since digital footprint became part of the modern age, analog flavor was demanded more than ever. It is hard to imagine more musical and rich sounding compression than vari-mu desgin. This time ng500 line presents _RHEA – most noble of all, where modern age meets vintage, literally.

Regardless its digital control features, _RHEA is fully analog unit.

Audio signal is processed only via analog components!

Analog bus compressor with digital recall

The legendary sound of the stereo bus compressor has been a true companion on countless recordings for over 40 years. Often recognized as “mixbus glue”, this particular style of compression has become industry standard. We present _DIONE – fully analog, legendary VCA compressor with digital recall.

NG500 recall chassis

_TITAN is complete recall system designed to provide total integration with your beloved analogue equipment. It extends 500 series connector with additional pins where modules can be designed to support digital recall or any other vendor specific functionalities. This extension is part of new open standard “ng500” – “Next Generation 500 series” which allows other manufacturers to design and implement digitally controlled analog devices.

We are proud to present _TITAN – Future of analog processors.

USB or Ethernet connectivity!

ngBusComp supports direct USB connection, or you can also managed it in your local network, just plug in ethernet cable to Your router!

ANALOG AUTOMATION

I’m sure all of us wanted to use different device settings based on song section. Now it is possible! Just draw automation lines in your DAW and your analog device will follow!

TOTAL RECALL AND PLUGIN CONTROL

Along with classic analog compressor You receive most demanded feature in audio industry – TOTAL RECALL.

Full plugin control through VST2/VST3/AU/AAX/AAX DSP – makes ngBusComp compatible with most, if not all major DAWs.

Total integration with your beloved DAW will change your workflow forever!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

ng500 Module (e.g. _DIONE) is frozen and doesn’t react to encoder moves – Factory reset is needed

If the module doesn’t react to any changes to the knobs on the front panel, the first necessary step is to rewrite firmware into the flash memory (Factory reset procedure re-writes firmware into internal flash memory – it doesn’t affect anyhow unit configuration). To proceed with factory reset, please follow below steps:

  1. Connect unit either:
    1. Through front panel USB socket,
    2. Or keep the unit in ng500 chassis – _TITAN, but please note that chassis has to be connected to the PC/MAC either via USB or Ethernet cable.
  2. POWER OFF your 500 series chassis.
  3. Depends on the product please press following front panel control:
    1. _MIMAS – RATIO button,
    2. _DIONE – RATIO button,
    3. _RHEA – THD button,
    4. _PROMETHEUS – HIGH CUT encoder (top-right encoder),
    5. _HYPERIONLMF GAIN encoder,
    6. _CALYPSO – MENU encoder.
  4. While keeping this control (button/encoder) pressed, POWER ON your 500 series chassis.
  5. LEDs should present a strange pattern.
  6. Now open GConManager:
    1. WIN: C:/Program Files (x86)/WesAudio/GConManager.exe
    2. MAC: /Applications/WesAudio/GConManager.app
    3. Or click on the WesAudio “Tray” icon, and select “Open GConManager”
  7. Go to _UPGRADE application.
  8. Hit start!
The NGRack unit (e.g. ngBusComp) is frozen and doesn’t react to encoder moves – Factory reset is needed

If the module doesn’t react to any changes to the knobs on the front panel, the first necessary step is to rewrite firmware into the flash memory (Factory reset procedure re-writes firmware into internal flash memory – it doesn’t affect anyhow unit configuration). To proceed with factory reset, please follow below steps:

  1. Connect the unit to either USB or Ethernet.
  2. POWER OFF your unit.
  3. Depends on the product please press following front panel control:
    1. ngBusComp – far left Ratio on Channel 1 (Ratio “-”),
    2. ngLEVELER – use a small screwdriver and press button available on the rear panel via a small hole in the chassis.
  4. While keeping this control (button/encoder) pressed, POWER ON your unit.
  5. LEDs should present a strange pattern.
  6. Now open GConManager:
    1. WIN: C:/Program Files (x86)/WesAudio/GConManager.exe
    2. MAC: /Applications/WesAudio/GConManager.app
    3. Or click on the WesAudio “Tray” icon, and select “Open GConManager”
  7. Go to _UPGRADE application.
  8. Hit start!
Unit passes signal only when bypassed

This is a very common issue and in most cases the root cause lies in the connection of the unit and audio interface. If that happens it should be checked if audio interface input isn’t connected to the chassis input and if audio interface output isn’t connected to chassis output. As this initially would seem to be entirely wrong and shouldn’t work at all, as all our units implement “True Bypass” via relays, the unit will pass a signal when the bypass is engaged. The reason for that is that the relay is in fact hard wiring input to the output, and thus the unit will pass the signal, as it doesn’t go through any active circuit of the unit.

Plug-in doesn’t connect to hardware when a plug-in instance is created

This is actually how it is supposed to work, so after the plug-in instance is created, please use a small triangle button which usually is on the bottom side of the plug-in and select proper HW ID from the drop down menu. If the drop down menu doesn’t list any hardware units, please check Your connectivity and other possible root causes in this FAQ.

Unit can’t connect to a plug-in

This is a wide topic, and there may be at least several root causes, but there are few things that should be checked. However, the first and most important thing is to double check that GConManager doesn’t list this device in the _CONFIG app. If this is the case, it means that WesAudio unit can’t connect on the OS level, and some of the below steps may help:

  1. First of all double check if module connection is properly executed, this procedure is described here.
  2. USB specification indicates that USB 2.0 works up to 5 meters. This is however not entirely true, as it strongly depends on the peripherals that unit is connected to. Even if our modules are USB 2.0 compatible, your USB port could support USB 3.0 – USB is a backward compatible protocol, so it may be that USB 3.0 cable length limit should be considered which is 2 meters. We would recommend having a USB cable up to 2 meters to remove those limitations from the equation.
  3. USB HUB is very common root cause to those problems, if module can’t connect via HUB – just for the sake of the test, it is mandatory to connect unit directly to PC/MAC to verify if the problem isn’t caused by it.
  4. Please note any system warnings attached to “WesAudio Tray Icon”.
Unit disconnects by itself

As USB controllers have limited capacity it could be a reason for random unit disconnection. Usually, it happens when a lot of USB devices are plugged into the PC/MAC. The usual behavior would be that the unit works normally, and after reboot it doesn’t, but it strongly depends on the OS implementation so exact reaction could be a little bit different. If this is suspected, just for the test, it would be good to disconnect most of the devices from the USB ports, reboot PC/MAC and double check the connectivity from stability point of view. If it leads to the conclusion that this is the root cause of the problem, we would recommend using a decent USB hub, and ideally a TB/USB dock station which tends to offload a lot of responsibilities from our PC/MAC.

Unit can’t connect anymore

If the unit was working fine, and suddenly it couldn’t connect (it is not visible in the GConManager _CONFIG app) that could lead to the conclusion that some devices were added to our USB line, and we could have problems with the USB controller inside PC/MAC. In that case please check the description in the above “Unit disconnects by itself”.

How to open GConManager in Admin mode

GConManager in Admin mode enables special functionalities which are used during WesAudio units calibration.

OSX: 

  1. Please open terminal.
  2. Copy-Paste following command:

open /Applications/WesAudio/GConManager.app --args --admin

WINDOWS:

  1. Go to “START” and open “Command Line”.
  2. copy paste this command:

"c:\Program Files (x86)\WesAudio\GConManager.exe" --admin

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