DB Audioware Mastering Plugins DXi Pack v1.05c WiN
TALiO | DXi | 09-04-2002 | 1.52 MB
A suite of Direct-X mastering plugins containing the following:
dB-L mastering limiter, dB-M multiband limiter, dB-D dynamics processor, dB-S de-esser, dB-T tempo delay
dB-L mastering limiter:
Intelligent loudness maximizer and brickwall limiter with dithering. dB-L boosts the volume of your final mix. Don’t be fooled by the simple appearance – this is an intelligent lookahead limiter which boosts volume without introducing distortion or other audible nasties. Typical mixes (which have already been normalized to 0dB) can usually be boosted by between 6 & 12dB without any problems. dB-L can also be used as a brickwall limiter. Stick it on the end of a chain of effects to guarantee your output does not exceed 0dB (or whatever level you set), no matter how hard you push the input. Also useful for generating heavy pumping compression effects on drum tracks etc. With optional 16 bit dithering (normal or noise-shaped) for creating CD masters, 64 bit internal accuracy, and support for sample rates up to 24bit/96kHz, this is a truly professional loudness maximizer and mastering limiter.
dB-M multiband limiter:
Wideband mastering limiters like dB-L can sound a bit rough when pushed hard. dB-M is an alternative mastering tool for fine-tuning the dynamics and loudness of your mix. If you’ve heard of the benefits of multi band processing, but don’t understand how it works, then give dB-M a try. The graphical interface shows you exactly what’s the multi band algorithm is doing, in realtime. dB-M has a wide range of applications. As well as being a highly effective loudness maximiser, it can also… tame the volume of a loud kickdrum in the final mix without affecting the tonal quality of the mids & highs… even out the volume of a bass guitar in the mix while leaving the vocals untouched… compress the lows & mids of a guitar track while leaving the sparkling highs intact… And because dB-M uses our proprietary intelligent lookahead algorithms, you will never hear distortion, even when using extreme settings!
dB-D dynamics processor:
Compressor, limiter, expander, gate and brickwall limiter with true sidechains dB-D is a pro quality general purpose dynamics plugin. The intuitive realtime interface shows you exactly what’s going on, and with advanced features like autogain makeup, variable soft knee, and accurate metering with peak hold, it offers you superb control over the sound. The unique side chain feature (which requires a multi track application like Cubase or Cakewalk) lets you perform tricks like ducking and synchronized gating, normally only possible with external hardware. The no-distortion brickwall limiter in the output stage means you can experiment with ANY settings (even huge gain values and long attack times) without fear of blasting your speakers! With a pro quality algorithm using full 64 bit internal processing, this is the only compressor you will need!
dB-S de-esser: Multi-mode dynamic EQ dB-S is an intelligent EQ module which dynamically removes sibilance (those irritating distorted “ssss”, “shhh” and “tttt” sounds) from vocal recordings without altering the character of the voice. dB-S can transparently de-ess individual vocal tracks, or vocals sitting in a final stereo mix. The realtime graphic display helps you tune into and remove sibilant frequencies with ease. Choose from 3 algorithms for removing the sibilance, wideband (like a traditional studio de-esser), lowpass (attenuate the high frequencies of your choice) or narrowband (attenuate a tuned band of frequencies).
dB-T tempo delay (FREE):
In 1997, db audioware released the original freeware VST plugin, Tempo Delay. This simple stereo echo had one unique feature, it let you enter delays in beat measures instead of milliseconds. dB-T tempo delay is our latest incarnation of this ever popular plugin. Now in DirectX form, this stereo delay still lets you enter time in measures, but now offers individual high & low pass filters on each channel (for old tape delay effects and special effect delays). Check out the presets for some starting points.