Daly City, CA (April 11, 2006)–Digidesign has announced version 2.0 of the Massenburg DesignWorks Hi-Res Parametric EQ, developed by the creator of the parametric EQ, George Massenburg.
Version 2.0 of the Massenburg DesignWorks Hi-Res Parametric EQThis new version of the MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ plug-in for Digidesign Pro Tools|HD systems delivers the same reference standard sound as the original while offering a new user interface, five- and three-band versions, improved DSP efficiency, and significant workflow enhancements.
Customers will be pleased with the new features in version 2.0: An enhanced user interface makes functions easier to see and more intuitive to use, while the inclusion of three- and five-band versions allows DSP resources to be conserved when only three bands are needed. DSP efficiency has also been optimized so more copies of the plug-in can be instantiated in each session.
Unique to MDW version 2.0 is a function called IsoPeak, which lets users isolate and sweep through the frequency spectrum to find the targeted frequency with just a click of the band button. “I’m always asked how to use a parametric EQ,” explained Massenburg. “With IsoPeak, we can make that process much more intuitive and provide users with a built-in, one push-button lesson in how to get the most out of the Parametric EQ.”
Other additions include a Phase Invert function, plus A/B snapshots for toggling between two separate EQ settings and copying one snapshot setting to the other. “I never try to do something ‘cool,'” joked Massenburg, “but accidents sometime happen.”
Like the original, version 2.0 uses double-precision 48-bit processing and high-resolution 96 kHz sample-rate processing. Even when working in sessions at 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rates, MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ processes audio at 88.2 and 96 kHz respectively, producing high-resolution audio, fewer artifacts, and more-predictable filter curves. MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ emulates the constant shape reciprocal filter curves of the GML 8200–the industry-standard reference. It also features selectable bands, a wide frequency selection (from 10 Hz to 41 kHz), and variable Qs from 25.6 to 0.1 (1/18th of an octave to 6 2/3rd octaves). The EQ also supports 192kHz sessions.
To purchase MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 2.0, customers should visit the online DigiStore (store.digidesign.com) or their local Digidesign Authorized Reseller. Owners of MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ version 1.x can upgrade to 2.0 for $125 through the online DigiStore.
For the most current system requirements, compatibility information, and online support, visit: www.digidesign.com/compato.