Clearwater, FL (October 20, 2006)–Roger Nichols Digital (RND) has announced Detailer, the company’s first plug-in to be developed specifically (and exclusively) by Roger Nichols, using his in-session experience across literally hundreds of projects. RND plug-ins are available in Universal Binary RTAS, VST, AU for Mac OSX plus RTAS and VST for Windows.
Detailer, originally codenamed “Bitchin-izer,” is a stereo mastering tool or a final mix plug-in for a DAW’s master fader. Detailer offers a new way of increasing the “detail” or clarity in a final mix while still allowing increased loudness. The process involves a combination of a three-band limiter and dynamic widening using psycho-acoustic processing. Roger Nichols has fine-tuned the process so that you can produce the most effective result with the least amount of adjustment.
Detailer splits the incoming signal into three frequency bands that are each processed independently. Great care has been taken to eliminate phase shifts at the crossover points, a common problem with multi-band plug-ins. Once the signal processing is complete, the three bands are recombined into a full frequency band signal. Detailer uses spectral harmonic detection and intelligent parameter adjustment to apply its innovative dynamic-widening processes only where and when they are useful.
Using the advanced limiting algorithms from RND’s Finis plug-in ensures maximum audio levels–if that’s needed–while preserving audio dynamics. Using Detailer along with Dynam-izer will give you the loudest mixes on the planet, and leave your dynamics intact. A comprehensive set of meters lets you adjust Detailer settings to perfectly match the specific characteristics of your audio signals.
“With my name on the box, you know that you’re getting power, density and all of the signal-processing tricks that I have been employing as a successful session engineer and producer,” Nichols offered. “I want plug-ins that will bring sparkle and focus to my project, and now I can make them available to everyone else.” Nichols has been designing DSP software for his personal use since 1981. These powerful devices have been used to great effect on countless albums and mastering projects with such artists as Steely Dan, Al DiMeola and Bela Fleck. “It is now time to make these plug-ins available to the ever-expanding universe of DAW-based mixing and mastering,” he confided. “RND is fully committed to plug-in development.”
The full line of RND DAW plug-ins is available as 14-day evaluation copies from the company’s website. To learn more about the RND line, go to www.rogernicholsdigital.com.