Synthblitz Audio has announced the release of VA RAXS, a virtual mastering rack for Windows.
VA RAXS is a vintage-looking rack, designed for mastering and remastering of any sound materials.
This virtual rack consists of 4 effects and the sound pass through them in the following order:
- A preamplifier with gain control, enhanced features for sub and high frequencies, combined with a mid-side processor that can divide the incoming signal.
- A crossover module 6dB / Octave, with a ‘transient perfect’ filter that passes both amplitude and phase unchanged across the range of interest.It has separate tone controls -/+12dB, and other features like two types of noise reduction, de-esser, dc bias, and more.
- A compressor to handle small compression ratios, useful for mastering, but also able to work with large compression ratios. The compressor has “knee” control, “Make-Up” gain and a high precision vu-meter led to reading the dB reductions.
- A limiter designed to get a good sound quality, and fast enough to allow a good RMS output.
When set correctly, VA RAXS is designed to provide high quality sound at low cost. It can also be used for remastering old recordings of audio cassettes and other sound material.
The plug-in is available for purchase for Windows (VST), priced at 39 EUR.