Barcelona, Spain (August 23, 2005)–After four years of research and development, DUY has announced a new mastering plug-in for TDM–DUY MagicEQ, a statistically-adaptative automatic equalizer. MagicEQ automatically equalizes a mix and lets the user adjust the result to give their own extra “touch” to the sound. DUY MagicEQ is shipping now.
To use DUY MagicEQ, users insert the plug-in, play their music and click on a LEARN button, which starts a process of analyzing the music, resulting in an auto-equalization of the song. After the EQ’ing has taken place, the result can be adjusted using the provided EQ knobs.
According to DUY, its MagicEQ is not a standard EQ. MagicEQ will equalize two different musical pieces of audio in different ways, so that Depending on the music being processed, the type of equalization calculated by MagicEQ will vary completely.
Once MagicEQ has run through the song and analyzsed it in realtime, the engineer has to decide how he would like MagicEQ to finish the equalization of his mix, by tweaking a few buttons. MagicEQ does the rest. Of course, MagicEQ will not make decisions in the name of the engineer, but it will certainly do the “dirty job” of having to move thousands of faders up and down.
DUY claims that if a mix is already very good, MagicEQ will make it sound even better. But if the mix has any deficiencies, MagicEQ will thin them out and correct them automatically.
DUY designed this product using three technologies the company developed over four years:
1) DUY’s new OFIR (Optimal Frequency Impulse Renderer) technology allows to render audio with zero-latency, enabling the processing of complex equalizations. The advantage of the OFIR technology is its resolution and definition, preserving a virtually zero delay.
2) “Adaptative Spectral Matching” (ASM) technology: Statistically analyzes the input signal in realtime. By combining this analysis with the OFIR technology, DUY can achieve an adaptative spectral match. Therefore, the overall mix of a certain piece of musical audio can be transformed to sound like the mix of another one.
3) The “Historical Audio Statistics” (HAS) Technology has allowed DUY to make a complete statistical analysis of the spectral contents of some of the best productions in the history of recorded music. The result of this study enabled DUY to objectively define which are the “colours” or Spectral Atmospheres that can be found in all the successful music pieces of a certain style, throughout history.
The ASM and HAS technologies turn DUY MagicEQ into a totally different audio processor in comparison to others in the market. At the same time, the spectral bands and colours produced by MagicEQ won’t be found in other existing audio processing devices.
DUY’s website includes further information about MagicEQ. It can be found here: www.duystore.com/com/magiceq.html.
MagicEQ supports sampling rates up to 192 KHz, and is available for TDM systems running OSX with system requirements equal to the host sequencer. DUY MagicEQ can be purchased from authorized Digidesign TDM resellers and from DUY’s Online Store, at www.duystore.com.
DUY Plug-ins are distributed worldwide by Spread Distribution S.L.
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