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.
Mastering Essentials Key Features:
- Valve EQ module: high-quality 4-band EQ
- Room Simulation (Reverb) module: controls for reverb and stereo widening, including a vectorscope for visualizing the stereo spread of the audio
- Tube amplifier module: Bass Compression, a Tube Limiter, and Tube Saturation components
- Over 80 presets, including presets for general use, special FX, audio enhancement, restoration, and over 40 different genre presets
Availability: Mastering Essentials is available from iZotope for third-party and OEM licensing for Mac or Windows applications. Acoustica’s Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 is expected to be commercially available in March, 2012.