TC Electronic has announced that UnWrap, the world’s most widely used high-resolution mastering and up-conversion algorithm for music and post production, is now shipping.
Originally developed for TC Electronic’s flagship System 6000 high definition processor, UnWrap facilitates smooth and fast stereo to 5.1 up-conversions when there is no time to do a conventional 5.1 mix or multitrack source material is non-existent. The UnWrap plug-in is available for PowerCore VST at EUR 950 retail ex. VAT and for Pro Tools|HD Accel at EUR 1250 retail ex. VAT. The Mac version of UnWrap is optimized for both PowerPC and IntelMac based systems.
UnWrap offers an array of parameters to convert stereo and LtRt sources to 5.1, while remaining faithful to the original mix’s width, timbre, spaciousness and other significant factors. Because of this approach the 5.1 output can be subsequently down- mixed to stereo again with no sonic penalties.
UnWrap includes customized up-conversion presets for film production and music mastering. The default presets include the capability to widen or narrow the image, specify envelopment, control the amount of center and LFE channels to be used, and several other aspects for dealing well with a wide variety of sources.
UnWrap uses 48 bit processing, has sample precision aligned outputs, and is capable of running at any sample rate between 44.1 and 96 kHz.