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by M. Gatto (1/12/2014):

I knew I needed a tool like this but didn't realize how much it would actually help. being able ... Read more

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Overview

Little Labs® IBP Phase Alignment Tool Plug-In

In-Between Phase Alignment “Fix-It” Tool & Creative Phase Manipulation Plug-In

The Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool easily eliminates the undesirable hollow comb-filtered sound when combining out-of-phase and partially out-of-phase audio signals. Designed as a phase problem-solving device, the award-winning Little Labs IBP (In-Between Phase) has established itself with audio engineers as not only a “fix it” tool, but as a tool for manipulating audio phase as a creative, tonal color tool. Whether combining direct and miked signals, acoustic guitar and vocal mics, drum kit mics, or multiple split-guitar amps, the recorded audio signal phase can be quickly and easily controlled. UA’s “Workstation” version expands upon the original design with a continuous Delay Adjust control.

Features include the all-important 0º through 180º “in-between-phase” continuous control, with a 0º through 90º option for finer control. Also included is the “Phase Center” high and low position filter switch that adds additional frequency-dependent control over the phase-adjusted source. A standard 0º/180º Phase Invert switch is included, as well as individual bypass switches for the Phase Adjust and Delay Adjust sections of the circuit. Lastly, a Power switch is provided to bypass the whole plug-in.

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Reviews

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  • Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "Having the software version [of the Little Labs IBP] has made me wonder how I ever got by without it all these years."

    Paul Lavigne

    DV Magazine

    "I never thought the UAD Little Labs IBP would have such an impact on the sound, but by carefully tweaking the delay and phase controls, I was able to get a bigger and much more powerful sound."

    Steve Levine

    (Culture Club, Motorhead)

    “Absolutely one of the best things you have ever made is the UA Little Labs IBP phase aligner plug-in."

    Steve Levine

    (Culture Club, Motorhead)

    “The Little Labs IBP plug-in is a powerful tool ... it makes the mixing job so much easier."

    Steve Levine

    (Culture Club, Motorhead)

    “I implore every guitarist out there to use that UA Little Labs [IBP] plug-in.”

  • Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "[Little Labs IBP] can greatly improve the sound of an amp with two mics at different distances, or a mic/DI situation."

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    "A tool unlike any other in your kit. I absolutely love my hardware IBP & I can’t recommend the plug-in highly enough."

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    Finally got what i wanted
    by M. Gatto (Sunday 12 January, 2014)

    I knew I needed a tool like this but didn't realize how much it would actually help. being able to change the phase and time really solved problems i haven't heard in the past. I would simply toggle a phase invert switch and not really be satisfied with the difference. Now with the little labs tool … Read More

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    Works for specific things
    by G. Berry (Tuesday 12 November, 2013)

    I bought this hoping to use it for drum phase problems, but it seems to really only work on very specific things (guitar amp mult-mic phase problems, etc.). I haven't used it since I bought it. Hope to though! … Read More

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    A great fixer tool
    by G. Leslie (Monday 11 November, 2013)

    Just used this on some stereo piano recordings which had phase issues between the two mics. Delaying one channel just wasn't helping enough, a few simple tweaks on the Little Labs later, problem solved! … Read More

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    Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
    by J. Moore (Saturday 15 June, 2013)

    Great little tool. I use it mostly for tighting up a snare mic with the overheads. It can really bring that focus and punch. Very simple tool but be sure to read the manual to really understand how it works and what it's doing. … Read More

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    Using IBP
    by S. Roberts (Thursday 23 May, 2013)

    I have a home studio and generally work with Superior Drummer for my percussion tracks. I like working with SD because, unlike a lot of drum packages, it provides ambient and overhead mic pairs, as well as a phase inversion button for each channel. When I demo'd IBP and put it on drum tracks, I w … Read More

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Artists
  • Producer/Engineer Billy Bush Mixes Garbage

    Bush uses UA tools extensively while sculpting the band’s edgy guitars, driving percussion grooves, and glistening electronics. Read More

    Tucker Martine

    We talk to the GRAMMY®-nominee on how he incorporated UA gear into two new albums fromThe Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Read More

    Jacknife Lee

    An Irish musician, remixer, producer, and engineer, Jacknife Lee has worked with legendary rock bands... Read More

  • Steve Levine

    Steve Levine is perhaps best known as the producer behind mega-acts such as Culture Club and the Beach Boys. Read More

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Features & Specs

Little Labs® IBP Phase Alignment Tool Plug-In

Features:

  • Powerful and convenient emulation of the award-winning Little Labs IBP hardware
  • Real time, continuously variable phase sweep between 0º and 180º with all “in between”
  • Allows mics to be placed where they sound best, rather than limited phase-coherent positions
  • Eliminates phase issues with multi-mic setups, DI/mic combinations and live-recorded material
  • Phase Adjust allows for either 180º or 90º ranges of phase for a greater range of control
  • Low/High ‘Phase Center’ switch allows greater control of either low or high frequency sources
  • UA’s plug-in adds “Delay Adjust” giving perfect, continuous digital phase control
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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