TC Electronic has announced the MD3 Stereo Mastering package for PowerCore. The package brings professional production and mastering tools previously only available in System 6000 to the realm of DAWs, and integrates with VST- or AudioUnits-compatible applications for music and post-production. The MD3 Stereo Mastering package includes two first-class algorithms: MD3 Multiband Dynamics and BrickWall Limiter.
MD3 features a multiband 48-bit resolution structure, and offers a 3-band compressor, an expander, a 4-band parametric equalizer and a limiter in one algorithm. MD3 can be configured for stereo or dual-mono processing, and can be used on single sources or composite stereo mixes. Alternatively, stereo material may be processed in the M/S domain, or MD3 may take in M/S signals and convert them to stereo with processing taking place in either the LR or M/S domain. The multiband section has the advantage of adjustable look-ahead delay for gentle processing of transients, while the limiter uses its own overshoot-proof microdelay to prevent output samples above the threshold set.
BrickWall Limiter is a stereo/dual-mono limiter designed to adapt to the signal, investigate if your signal is contaminated with 0dBFS+ peaks and remove them if needed.
PowerCore is the open-platform DSP engine for professional signal processing for Mac and PC, with 10 TC plug-ins. Optional plug-ins are available from TC and a growing number of third-party developers such as Access, Sony Oxford, Novation, Noveltech, TC-Helicon, Waldorf and D-Sound.
MC3 for PowerCore is available now at an MSRP of $995.