Elemental Audio Systems announced the release of the newest product in its line of audio plug-ins, Neodynium. An innovative compressor and dynamics processing plug-in, Neodynium employs sophisticated processing techniques to provide greater control of audio levels while delivering quality sound. Neodynium also introduces a cutting-edge, visual approach to compression that supplies invaluable information for optimizing and directing compression efforts and ensuring effective compressor use. Neodynium retails for $159, but is available for a limited time at an introductory price of $139 (US). Neodynium may also be purchased bundled with Elemental Audio Systems' EQ plug-ins Firium and Eqium.
Neodynium is Mac OS X and Windows-compatible and is available in RTAS, Audio Unit and VST plug-in formats for use in hosts including Digidesign Pro Tools, Emagic Logic, Steinberg Cubase, BIAS Peak and more.
Instead of the more typical knobs, Neodynium is controlled by interacting with a graphical depiction of its compression settings. Unlike the transfer curves and displays found on other compressors, Neodynium's Input/Output (I/O) Map provides a complete visual picture of the amount of compression being applied and the audio levels being affected.
"We designed Neodynium to be flexible - accommodating the varying needs of audio professionals, home studio enthusiasts, instructors and students a like," said Elemental Audio Systems' vice president Brandon Ware. "But, we also wanted Neodynium to be exceedingly powerful. To meet these requirements, we had to break the mold of the typical compressor."
Neodynium affects distinct, user-specified level ranges. Not to be confused with multi-band compression, this flexibility means users can hone in on sounds and audio at different levels and expand and/or compress each separately. Because Neodynium treats each targeted range of levels as a virtually independent compression region, compression effects can range from muted to the complete alteration of the sonic character.
Features include selectable side-chain/key input, up to three key filters (seven filter types available), target and processed key meters, "cloud" meters, Auto-Limiter, automatic gain compensation, look-ahead and more.
For more information or to purchase these products, go to the Elemental Audio Systems Website at www.elementalaudio.com.