Twisted Tools has released MSMAX – a Maximizer and Mid/Side Matrix for Native Instruments Reaktor.
MSMAX can be used for anything from subtle to extreme loudness maximization to get individual tracks or mixes sounding loud and finalized. As a Mid/Side matrix, MSMAX can be used to encode, decode and process Mid/Side signals to add width or create stereo imaging effects.
- Stereo Maximizer
- Flexible Mid/Side Matrix (Encode/Decode Input and Output)
- Sidechain Volume Ducker (Sidechain using: Audio, MIDI, Auto, Self)
- Insert effects path (Pre/Post Maximizer)
- Output Limiter
- Mono Summing
- Dry/Wet Mix with internal latency compensation
- Near-zero Latency (1 sample)
- Low CPU
- Phase flip (Standard or Pre-Decode M/S for 180 degree flip)
- Nanoverb Example Insert Effect (Reverb and EQ)
- Switchless switching for instant A/B’ing settings without clicks or pauses
Here are a set of audio demos:
MSMax is available now for US $39.
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