DMG Audio has launched Dualism, a stereo control and analysis effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Dualism is a complete toolkit for stereo work, featuring a comprehensive audio visualisation suite.
Used as a final stage in mastering and monitor control, and at the top and bottom of every channel, Dualism ensures absolute stereo mastery.
- Fully equipped stereo toolkit.
- Input section for A/Bs, signal correction and gain structuring.
- Stereo processing section with Width, Mid->Side and Side->Mid.
- Extensive suite of visualisation options.
- Windows VST, VST3 and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit.
- Mac VST, VST3, AU and AAX as 32+64bit, RTAS 32bit.
Dualism is available for purchase for the introductory price of £165 GBP until August 15th, 2014 (regular £175 GBP).
More information: DMG Audio / Dualism
zplane.development has released version 3.2.0 of PPMulator, a peak programme meter plug-in for Windows and Mac.
PPMulator is a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations which exactly mimics the look and feel of a professional broadcast Peak Programme Meter (PPM).
This plugin provides a precisely calibrated workspace for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
Changes in PPMulator v3.2.0 features
- Ability to customize the loudness meter (e.g. ranges and colours).
- Admin mode with password protection for the preference panel.
- Switchable, second range for true-peak scale (-48 dbTP .. +3 dbTP).
- Several bug fixes.
PPMulator is available for purchase for 79 EUR (PPMulator+) / 119 EUR (PPMulatorXL). The update is free for all existing customers and can be downloaded from the user accounts.
More information: zplane / PPMulator
Youlean has released Freq-Balancer, a frequency analysis/equalizer effect plug-in designed for mastering.
The Freq-Balancer is mainly designed for mastering, but it can be used when mixing down songs, as well on the separate tracks.
Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks.
When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.
The plug-in is available for Windows (32-bit VST) as donationware.
More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer
Iced Audio has released version 5.6.0 of AudioFinder, its audio library and production base station for Mac OS X.
AudioFinder can build a catalog of every sound on your system, save it, and search it instantly to find the sounds you need when you need them. Use AudioFinder to create custom sets for sound categories and specific projects, with fast file browsing to audition, analyze, process, convert, and move or copy the samples in your library.
Changes in AudioFinder v5.6.0
- Fully supports 10.9.
- 64-Bit only.
- Internal modernization of code to latest development kits.
- New flat design skin.
- Bug fixes.
AudioFinder is available for purchase for $69.95 USD.
More information: Iced Audio
RTW hsa announced the release of Loudness Tools, the first in a series of RTW Masterclass PlugIns, an entirely new range of products that provides RTW meters as standard-format PlugIns for Windows and Mac.
By transferring the analyzer tools to a pure software that requires no additional hardware, RTW will also make them available to musicians, radio producers, and audio/video engineers who need to meet the resulting implementation specifications required by TV and radio broadcasters. As a means for quality control, the RTW Loudness Tools with their precisely working and easy-to-read instruments ensure compliance with custom specifications. Thanks to intuitive operation, they are equally suitable for users with or without background knowledge.
RTW Loudness Tools is a Masterclass PlugIn featuring Metering and Loudness display for mono, stereo, multichannel, and surround applications (8 channels max.) and all standard sampling rates up to 96 kHz. It supports all widely used PPM and TruePeak measurements and scales.
With this the RTW Loudness Tools Masterclass PlugIn provides the functionality of the award-winning TM7 and TM9 basic PPM instruments in combination with its loudness licence and offers the same degree of functionality and clarity as the hardware models. The instruments can be freely arranged and scaled. Various function parameters offer extra flexibility.
Six selectable window frames (landscape and portrait view) permit the tailorable positioning of the provided instruments. Multiple instances may be used. You can store all setups and layouts as presets in your DAW.
The RTW Loudness Tools are available for download at the RTW members area. Activation codes are available from RTW’s sales partners. Requires iLok.
More information: RTW / Loudness Tools
Voxengo has released version 2.4 of PHA-979, a track phase and time alignment audio plugin for Windows and Mac.
PHA-979 is useful during mixing sessions, especially when working with the sound material recorded through an array of microphones.
In many cases this allows you to solve various phasing problems arising from the microphone placement chosen during the tracking session. In other cases this process may help you to align drums and other instruments to each other bringing punch and time coherence not attainable by the ordinary time-aligning alone.
Changes in PHA-979 v2.4
- Undo issue related to linked knob adjustment fixed.
- Plug-in’s popup-windows now recover last position after reopening.
- Fixed issue that was causing rare occasional crashes.
- Added VST3 support with side-chain.
PHA-979 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $69.95 USD.
More information: Voxengo / PHA-979
NUGEN Audio has introduced special educational pricing for its complete line of loudness management, metering, and correction solutions.
Effective immediately, the company will offer a 50 percent discount to qualifying students, teachers, and institutions.
“NUGEN Audio is committed to investing in the future of the media industry, and we want to make our products as accessible as possible to the next generation of users,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “As loudness compliance becomes a requirement for broadcasters around the world, it’s critical that loudness monitoring and correction become a standard part of the curriculum for those teaching audio for broadcast and post-production. Our loudness plug-ins are specifically engineered for maximum ease of use and efficiency, which makes them fit perfectly in a professional audio educational setting.”
Subject to terms and conditions, including proof of educational status, the NUGEN Audio education discount is available to current students and faculty, and also to accredited learning institutions. Detailed information is available at www.nugenaudio.com/edu, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or through any local NUGEN Audio dealer.
More information: NUGEN Audio