MASTER MIX — AudioTechnology
Tracktion DSP has just released Master Mix, a professional stereo mastering-grade plugin that offers multi-band dynamics processing and equalization.
Designed as an upgrade of the Acuma Labs Final Mix plug-in (originally sold for US$399), Master Mix has three individual dynamics processors, each with its own set of controls and selectable crossover points. It features two separate six-band parametric EQs, one located before the dynamics section, the other after, with the dynamics band used as a compressor (expansion possible), a noise gate and a soft-clip limiter. It also features a dynamics contour edit screen, which allows you to set compressor parameters, for the creation of soft knee curves.
“Master Mix is very straightforward,” explained Tracktion’s Dave Christenson. “It’s all about maintaining the creative flow. Unlike many mastering plug-ins currently available, Master Mix is easy to understand and quick to use. The perfectly laid-out visual interface keeps all the necessary tools in view, the audio quality is superior to that of Final Mix and a new side-chain implementation provides greater flexibility than before.”
The company have stated that it should be thought of as a mastering quality channel strip, that allows the manipulation of any track as well as the final stereo mix.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Master Mix can be purchased at the Tracktion online store (link) for US$59.99. The company is currently offering a 50% discount introductory price for Master Mix and many of its other plugins, at its online store: marketplace.tracktion.com.
Excerpts from Press Release