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112dB releases Redline Monitor
112dB has released Redline Monitor, a sophisticated near-field monitor simulation for mixing and mastering on headphones.
Redline Monitor is a listening, mixing, and mastering tool. It replaces the extreme stereo separation that is characteristic for headphones with the detailed stereo image of near-field monitor speakers.
Its proprietary algorithm performs a sophisticated combination of filtering, frequency-dependent delaying, mid/side processing, and room simulation to create a convincing acoustic soundstage that allows you to properly localize sound sources. It also adjusts the relative levels of panned sources as they appear on speakers, and moves the soundstage from an indeterminate location inside your head (with headphones) towards a clearly defined location in front of you.
Redline Monitor features
- True stereo soundstage with adjustable left/right speaker position from 30° to 90°.
- Transparent sound with flat frequency response (±0.1dB for the entire 10Hz-22kHz range).
- Phantom center separately adjustable from 0dB to -3dB for optimal speaker matching.
- Distance control from 0m to 2m to simulate placement of near-field monitors in room.
- Auxiliary left/right solo and phase invert controls for critical listening.
- Output switchable to mono for mono-compatibility checking.
- Support for samplerates up to 384kHz.
- Flexible MIDI learn system.
Redline Monitor is available for Windows and Mac (RTAS/VST/AU) for an introductory price of $69 USD / 69 EUR (valid through April 21, regular price will be $99 USD / 99 EUR). An unrestricted 60-day evaluation version is available here.
Visit 112dB for more information.