September 29, 2004
Princeton Digital today announced the availability of a Pro
Tools TDM Plug-in version of the Ursa Major Space Station.
In 1981 a small company called Ursa Major in Belmont, MA (USA) introduced
a very strange signal processor called the SST-282. The Space Station was a
multitap delay-based echo, ambience, and reverb device and, over the years,
it earned many hundreds of loyal users who relied on the rack mount box to
control and enhance 'virtual' acoustic space. Its versatility and musicality,
made possible through a rich combination of basic DSP elements and an elegant
UI, have made it a coveted piece of gear.
Princeton Digital has worked with Chris Moore, the SST-282's designer, to
port the Space Station to ProTools HD creating a plug-in that is true to the
original: from its retro user interface to its complex delay modulations. The
result is that the unique effects of the original Space Station are now available
to ProTools users.
“When I designed the Space Station in 1977, I crafted a unique reverb algorithm
and the hardware to support it as a single, organic unit. It's gratifying to
see it live on and evolve,” said Chris Moore, President and Founder of Seven
In 2003, Seven Woods Audio announced a new incarnation, the SST-206, a reissue
of the Ursa Major Space Station: the same classic reverbs and effects in a
case smaller than a typical paperback book.
The SST-282 supports sample rates of 44.1, 48, and 96 KHz. System requirements
include: Pro Tools 6.0 or later, MAC OS X 10.2.4 or later, HD or Accel hardware,
and iLok for demo & full authorizations thru iLok.com
The Space Station is priced at $499 and is available now.
For more information, visit their web site at www.princetondigital.com