BIAS Master Perfection Suite for Mac OS X Now Shipping

Musikmesse: BIAS announced that the Master Perfection Suite, an ensemble of six professional audio processing plug-ins, is now shipping for Mac OS X – offering 100% native Universal compatibility for both Power PC and Intel-based Macs.

Initially introduced and still included as part of Peak Pro XT 5 – an extended technology edition of the industry standard stereo waveform editor which also includes the popular SoundSoap and SoundSoap Pro audio restoration tools – the Master Perfection Suite is aimed at musicians, recording and mastering engineers, audio and video editors, sound designers and other audio professionals. This plug-in bundle includes: Repli-Q (spectral matching), PitchCraft (pitch correction/manipulation), Reveal (analysis), Sqweez-3 & -5 (multi-band dynamic processing), SuperFreq (paragraphic EQ), and GateEx (gate/expander).

“We’re very excited to release the Master Perfection Suite with Universal support on Mac OS X. When compared to other professional plug-in bundles on the market, users will find exceptional value in this high performance package”, said Jason E. Davies, VP Sales & Marketing for BIAS, Inc.

Audio Units, VST and Universal Mac OS X Support: The Master Perfection Suite now integrates with a range of compatible Audio Units and VST host applications Mac OS X including: Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, GarageBand, Live, Logic Pro/Express, and more.

RTAS and Windows VST Compatibility Coming Soon: Though not directly compatible at this time with Pro Tools or Windows VST host applications, downloadable updates will be made available later this year to offer this support at no additional charge to registered users of the Master Perfection Suite.

EQ Matching with Repli-Q: Repli-Q not only provides high quality spectral matching, but also the ability to improve an improperly equalized track. Users can also rely on Repli-Q to assist with mastering for different delivery targets. With a stereo mix equalized for delivery in a compressed file format such as MP4 (AAC), Repli-Q can help repurpose it for CD or DVD and can also help ensure equally optimized playback in multiple listening environments. Other applications include voice-over matching where an original take recorded in one environment and an overdub recorded in a different environment need to match. Repli-Q employs a linear phase equalization algorithm to ensure optimum results.

Multi-band Compression with Sqweez-3 and Sqweez-5: The Master Perfection Suite includes two powerful multi-band compressor/limiter/expander plug-ins – Sqweez-3 (3 band) and Sqweez-5 (5 band). Like Repli-Q, both Sqweez-3 and Sqweez-5 incorporate advanced new linear phase equalization algorithms from BIAS. Sqweez-3 and Sqweez-5 both offer graphic per-band viewing/editing of threshold and EQ. Each band may be soloed and/or bypassed individually, and a convenient “auto gain” button compensates for loudness variations due to compression. Additionally, a variable “digital ceiling” slider controls the clipping headroom of the integrated soft clip function.
Advanced Pitch Correction and More with PitchCraft: PitchCraft is a real-time pitch correction/transposition plug-in that also offers the ability to manipulate the signal to achieve creative effects. Professionals can rely on PitchCraft to fix out-of-tune vocals or other single voice instruments easily and with minimal artifacts, thanks to a powerful new pitch-shifting algorithm.

Professional Audio Analysis with Reveal: Reveal combines seven powerful tools in a single plug-in interface – Oscilloscope, Peak and RMS Power History, Spectrogram, Pan Power, Spectral Analysis, Lissajous Phase Scope and Peak and RMS Level Meters. An “all” view displays every tool in a single window.

Paragraphic EQ with SuperFreq: A power suite of mastering-quality 4, 6, 8 & 10-band parametric graphic equalizers with everything for professional caliber equalization, including -18dB to +18dB Gain Values; 0.1 to 30 “Q” (bandwidth) values; sweepable frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz, individual band bypass buttons; 24dB stereo input/output meters; and filters including Peak, Notch, High Shelf, Low Shelf, High Cut, and Low Cut.

Gate and Downward Expand with GateEx: Featuring waveform and graph displays and a suite of advanced parameter controls, GateEx effectively removes signals below an assignable threshold while the integrated downward expander helps reduce residual unwanted content.

Pricing & Availability: The Master Perfection Suite is now available for $599 US SRP through authorized BIAS resellers and distributors worldwide. Registered users of Master Perfection Suite may download the version 1.1 update at no charge from the BIAS web site. The Master Perfection Suite is also available as part of the Peak Pro XT package. Later this year, the update offering RTAS support and Windows VST compatibility will also be available as a free download for registered users.

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