MIX AES SURVIVAL GUIDE
ROGER NICHOLS DIGITAL DYNAM-IZER
Experience the revolution in dynamic audio processing. Why always apply the same compression to all audio levels? Compress the louder levels with a quick attack; expand the lower levels with a slow release; and leave the mid-level sounds alone. Try it with a traditional compressor—you won’t get far. Dynam-izer lets you break your audio levels up into “zones” so you can control them exactly how you want. No one-size-fits-all compression here. AES booth #1635.
ANTARES AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES AUTO-TUNE 5: The next generation of the worldwide standard in professional pitch correction, Auto-Tune 5 provides a sleek new interface, improved pitch detection, a Humanize function for more natural results, a much larger pitch edit display, sync-to-host transport in Graphical mode (host-dependent), multiple simultaneous Graphical mode instances (host-dependent) and real-time natural vibrato adjustment. Also new are numerous editing enhancements to streamline and simplify the process of pitch correction.
BSS HIQNET LONDON ARCHITECT V. 1.12: HiQnet™ London Architect™ V. 1.12 introduces support for remote access of Soundweb™ London systems over Virtual Private Network (VPN). This gives engineers secure configuration, control and monitoring of installed systems from remote locations, without requiring to install costly PCs on site. Support for the new Soundweb London digital input cards and digital output cards, offering the option of AES/EBU and S/PDIF capability to existing hardware, is also included. AES booth #801.
CUBE-TEC AUDIOCUBE FOR PRO TOOLS MAC OS X: Cube-Tec has announced the availability of AudioCube restoration plug-ins for the Pro Tools Mac OS X platform. Pro Tools users now have access to the highly specialized restoration tools that have become “go-to solutions” for many of the world’s most prestigious restoration and mastering facilities. The first of three product releases will include DeBuzz, Spectral DeHiss, DeScratcher and DeCrackler.
AirEQ® is a new and exciting musical equalizer that accurately reproduces analog equalization characteristics, such as the curve precision and phase variation, thanks to AMLT® filtering technology, which is exclusive to ElioSound. The company also reproduces musical tuning methods, which are an important part of the sound of a high-end equalizer. AirEQ also features a special Air band, which is a new type of filter that helps you restore or add brightness to the sound.
EVENTIDE ANTHOLOGY II: For Pro Tools TDM, Eventide’s Anthology II puts all 15 Eventide plug-ins into a single, powerful effects bundle, including H3000 Band Delays™, H3000 Factory™, H910, H949, Omnipressor®, Instant Phaser™ and Instant Flanger™, Eventide Reverb, Octavox™, Quadravox™, EQ45 Parametric Equalizer, EQ65 Filter Set, Precision Time Align™, E-Channel™ and Ultra-Channel™ channel strips.
MCDSP ML4000: The ML4000 is a high-resolution limiter plug-in designed for music, mastering, post and live sound, and comes in single and multiband configurations. ML4000 offers a multiple-stage brickwall limiter with continuous knee control. The multiband configuration has a 4-band gate, expander (upward or downward) and compressor fed into the same limiter algorithm found in the single band. ML4000 is available for Pro Tools HD and LE systems for $495. AES booth #1518.
MINNETONKA AUDIO BATCH.PROCESSOR: Batch.Processor converts, encodes, edits and applies plug-ins and external processors to sets of audio files in Batch mode. Users specify input files, configure a chain of one or more processors, set parameters for each processor and run the job. Files are automatically processed and placed in the specified output location. Batch.Processor is client/server with true multimachine/multiprocessor support. Batch.Processor also supports external gear for access to both vintage analog processors and external digital processors. AES booth #1540.
NEYRINCK SOUNDCODE FOR DTS: Tightly integrated with Pro Tools software, the SoundCode for DTS plug-in provides mastering-quality workflow tools that enable encoding and decoding of DTS Digital Surround, 96/24 and ES audio directly within Pro Tools. SoundCode for DTS, combined with Digidesign’s Neyrinck SoundCode for Dolby, enables surround encoding for any DVD delivery requirement. SoundCode for DTS is a must-have for post-production professionals delivering high-quality audio for DVD-Video and DVD-Audio.
PSP MASTERCOMP: PSP MasterComp is a high-fidelity, single-band stereo mastering compressor plug-in with a distinctive sound and extra linking features (VST, DirectX, RTAS for PC; Audio Units, VST, RTAS for Mac OS X). Its double-precision (64-bit floating point) and double-sampled (FAT, Frequency Authentication Technique) processing offers transparency even at extreme compression settings and high sample rates. It includes a wide range of controls that make it an exceptionally versatile tool for mastering compression and expansion, as well as bus processing during mixing. Price: $249. AES booth #1230.
ROGER NICHOLS DIGITAL FINIS: Finis controls your audio levels and prevents distortion from rearing its ugly head. And when you need to give your audio more edge, Finis helps you maximize your audio’s loudness. Even at extreme settings, Finis can control levels without audible distortion. Whether you just need to catch an occasional over or to increase the average level of your audio, Finis offers a flexible solution. RTAS, Audio Units and VST for Mac and Windows. Price: $249. AES booth #1635.
ROGER NICHOLS DIGITAL FREQUAL-IZER: Build a complex FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filter to your specifications. See the results of your EQ with the built-in spectrum analyzer. Frequal-izer will not color your audio with the introduction of nonlinear phase shift. Ever wanted to make one track sound more like another? Need to bring together takes recorded in different spaces? Frequal-izer’s spectrum-matching feature provides you with all this and more. Use Frequal-izer’s 50 states to store EQs for instant recall or automation. AES booth #1635.
ROGER NICHOLS DIGITAL INSPECTOR XL: InspectorXL was designed to address the most common analysis tasks with professionalism, style and finesse. Available as a series of modules, InspectorXL includes six thoughtfully designed plug-ins for FFT, Spectragram and third-octave spectral analysis, custom and standard-level metering, phase and correlation, balance, stereo image and statistical clipping, and over-analysis. InspectorXL provides a comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use approach to audio analysis. Available in RTAS, Audio Units and VST for Mac and Windows. Price: $299. AES booth #1635.
ROGER NICHOLS DIGITAL UNIQUEL-IZER: Uniquel-Izer lets you determine your ideal EQ. Need more bands or filters? They’re just a click away. No need for another EQ or use of another insert slot. From standard to specialty filters, the unprecedented selection lets you be the master of your EQ. Use harmonic parametrics to remove A/C line noise or use the steep notch to remove unwanted tones. With 11 filter types available, there’s a filter for every occasion. AES booth #1635.
UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1E EXPERT PAK: The UAD-1e Expert PAK combines world-class audio plug-ins with potent DSP power. UAD-1e is compatible with the high-speed PCI Express (PCIe) bus used in the latest Apple desktop Macs and PC motherboards. The Expert PAK comes with a $750 voucher for the Powered Plug-Ins of your choice. The company’s fast-growing plug-in library brings vintage equalizers and compressors, superior precision mastering tools, lush reverbs, guitar effects and officially licensed classic hardware emulations from Roland and Neve. AES booth #334.
UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1E EXPRESS PAK: The UAD-1e Express PAK combines potent DSP power with world-class audio plug-ins. The Express PAK includes a $100 voucher for the Powered Plug-Ins of your choice. UAD-1e is compatible with the high-speed PCI Express (PCIe) bus used in the latest Apple desktop Macs and PC motherboards. AES booth #334.