UPDATE: Guys, Silencio was an April Fool gag… so please stop downloading it and then emailing us to say it’s broken! 😀
Now this really is something rather special. In a world of loudness wars and over-crammed mixes, what our music sometimes needs is space to be; the individuation and clarity that come from the absence of sound; in other words, contrast. Silencio brings you that contrast in pristine 24-bit quality, whenever and wherever you need it.
Comprising eight meticulously-recorded silent environments (six analogue and two digital) plus hard bypass, Silencio gives you instant access to different tonalities of silence across a full 88-key range. A comprehensive control set allows further tailoring of the core silences. Its uses are limited only by your imagination, but there are some standout applications:
Perfect for adding space to a mix. Today’s mixes easily become crowded, with frequency bands jostling for attention and fatiguing the listener. Use Silencio to bring air and space to your mix. Just one or two tracks of Silencio can make all the difference.
Ideal for Jazz musicians. We often hear jazz aficionados saying of great musicians that we should ‘listen to the notes the guy isn’t playing’. This is central to classic jazz soloing. With Silencio, you can play these notes directly.
Great for experimental musicians. Silencio can be at the heart of experimental music. It’s ideal for playing John Cage’s 4’33 (in fact it’s possible to play 4’33 in under three minutes using Silencio).
Other uses include library music (for actual libraries), meditation soundtracks (ideal with noise-cancelling headphones), and more technical applications – try adding Silencio to your buss compressor’s sidechain, for example, for a really ‘pumping’ sound.
‘What we cannot speak about, we must pass over in silence’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein
Silencio retails for £69, but is available for a limited period FREE OF CHARGE.
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