Auckland, New Zealand (November 30, 2005)–Serato Audio Research, the makers of Pitch ‘n Time, has introduced a new range of plug-ins for Pro Tools TDM. The new Serato Rane Series includes four new Pro Tools TDM plug-ins–a 31-Band Graphic EQ, a 10-band Parametric EQ, a Gate/Expander and a Compressor/Limiter.
The Rane Series combines the sound quality previously only available in Rane Corporation’s live sound hardware, with the functionality and creative interfaces for which Serato is known. Designed for use both in the studio and in a live sound environment, the Rane Series is fully compatible with Digidesign ICON and Digidesign VENUE consoles.
The Rane Series Graphic EQ is available at an MSRP of $699 and is a full 31-band graphic EQ designed to solve problems faced by traditional graphic equalizers, namely band interaction. Rane Series Graphic EQThe Graphic EQ uses Rane’s Perfect Q technology to eliminate band interaction forcing your response curve to follow precisely the slider positions on your screen. This allows users to create the exact EQ curve they want, whether notching out a single frequency or creating an accurate smile curve.
The Rane Series Parametric EQ also has an MSRP of $699. With the Parametric EQ all ten parametric bands can be moved through the entire frequency range, they are all independently switchable between high-low shelf and bell filters and are all independently bypassable.
The Rane Series Dynamics (also MSRP of $699) consists of two TDM plug-ins for the Digidesign Pro Tools HD or VENUE platforms–the Rane Series Compressor and the Rane Series Gate. It combines the sound quality and features of Rane’s top-of-the-line hardware, the C4 Compressor and G4 Gate, with the ease of a functional graphical user interface. The Rane Series Compressor is a fully featured compressor/limiter that can be used to create a wide range of effects from the smooth and subtle to the squashed and extreme. It includes two compressor modes allowing users to either trigger the compressor from a parametric EQ on the side chain, or in Dynamic EQ mode, selectively compress any frequency relative to the rest of a mix, perfect for de-essing or notching out any other frequency you choose.
A comprehensive Gate, Ducker and Expander, the Serato Rane Series Gate allows users to achieve impressive clarity and headroom from your mixes. According to Serato, “Look-ahead delay and program-dependant pre-ramping provides you not only with click free gating but you’ll never miss another transient.” The Gate provides everything from subtle and transparent dynamic control to total on/off noise gating.
The Rane Series plug-ins support sample rates up to 192kHz, and they can be used in mono, stereo, and multi-mono modes (stereo mode is recommended over multi-mono mode for the Dynamics plug-ins because it links the channels to preserve a stable stereo image).
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