Audio Mastering – described as ‘the first fully functional audio mastering application for iPad’ – is now available.
Audio Mastering lets you process sound, convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, cut part of track for preview and make fade-in and fade-out.
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Developer Igor Vasiliev, creator of MIDI Pattern Sequencer, has announced Audio Mastering Studio for iPad, described as a “fully functional audio mastering application for iPad”.
- Linear-phase 10-bands graphic Equalizer based on phase shifts – has “unique soft sound, very close in sound to the quality analog devices”.
- Harmonic Saturator with three sets of harmonics
- Stereo Imaging “takes control of sound space of your composition and lets you make sounding wider or narrower in each of three bands.”
- Loudness Maximizer can increase RMS of your track without audible distortion.
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Audiofile Engineering has introduced Triumph, a ‘sequel’ to their Wave Editor audio editing application.
Triumph is more than just a new version of Wave Editor. ?We rethought everything, not only how to improve on what we built in Wave Editor, but how we could bring the concept of an audio editor forward?, says Matthew Foust, founder of Audiofile Engineering, ?Triumph takes full advantage of all of the latest technologies Mac OS X has to offer.?
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iZotope has released Alloy 2, a mixing suite that features six tools in one plug-in.
Here’s what’s new in iZotope Alloy 2:
Alloy 2?s sonic enhancements include a redesigned Exciter module, a revamped multiband Transient Shaper, a host of new EQ filters, including Treble and Bass Baxandall filters, and more. Alloy 2 users will also click less to achieve more thanks to both a fully overhauled user interface, enlarged to make more controls accessible, and a new Overview panel that dynamically adjusts to show only the most relevant settings of the modules in play.
With low CPU usage and zero latency operation, Alloy 2 can be used again and again across a wide range of tracks and buses, making it a perfect mixing complement to iZotope?s flagship mastering suites, Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. To this end, Alloy 2 also features an internal Meter Tap, which provides immediate visual feedback from Alloy 2?s tracks and buses in the Ozone5 Advanced Meter Bridge.
Sound Magic has introduced Neo Loudness – a comprehensive tool designed to control loudness. Neo Loudness not only includes traditional compressors and limiters, but it also features a new type of Maximizer.
The Sound Magic Neo Loudness algorithm is based on psychological acoustics, the science that shows how human ears are less sensitive to loudness when it reaches certain ranges. Neo Loudness uses this area to compress the audio signal. When using traditional limiters – and under heavy limiting – music can sound very tight and breathless. The main instruments will sound like they are being pushed way forward. With Neo Loudness, the overall result is a more natural sound while the imaging of the instruments is hardly changed.
With heavy limiting and clipping, a traditional limiter can also generate more odd harmonic distortion than even harmonic distortion. Overall, Neo Loudness tends to generate less harmonic distortion altogether and the harmonics that are generated tend to be the even ones, giving a warmer and more natural sound.
At The NAMM Show 2012, Audio technology developers iZotope have announced Mastering Essentials, a new tool designed specifically for Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio 6. iZotope Mastering Essentials will make its debut as part of Acoustica’s Mixcraft Pro Studio 6, the latest edition of their popular Windows-based DAW.
By licensing elements from Ozone,iZotope’s flagship mastering suite, Acoustica’s Mixcraft Pro Studio wants to offer a mastering solution for musicians of any level of technical mastering experience.
Mastering Essentials boasts over 80 presets to choose from, but also gives musicians the option to experiment with customizing their sound. The three additional EQ, Reverb, and Tube Amplifier modules allow users to “grow and expand” their capabilities as they become more experienced with mastering their own music.