Risskov, Denmark (August 20, 2019)—TC Electronic has resurrected and repackaged its dual-sided Finalizer concept as a desktop mastering app and a free online analysis service that compares a song to a representative current example from the charts.
The central component in the reincarnated Finalizer concept is a desktop mastering app that compiles a wide range of what the company says are “the best multiband compression, limiter and EQ algorithms that TC Electronic has ever developed.”
The processing components are ported directly from the company’s System 6000 platform and bundled in a brand-new package along with new features such as presets based on complex analytical findings and a new way of presenting the audio visually, showing how individual mastering decisions affect the song — from start to end — in real time as the processing is being applied.
The second half of the reincarnated Finalizer mastering concept is a free online analysis service that introduces a new way of visualizing music with regard to loudness, dynamics and frequency spectrum, according to TC Electronic. Users can upload their own tracks and compare them directly to hundreds of songs that TC Electronic has already pre-analyzed and added to a continuously growing online library, spanning different musical genres and periods of time.
A key concept is that every song that has appeared on Billboard’s Top 20 within a quarter are pooled together as a bulk of songs that are representative for how hits sound today. The company says it will continue to maintain this “sound of today” aspect by updating this library on a quarterly basis.
Uploading original tracks, as well as browsing the pre-analyzed songs, gaining an understanding of how music was/is mixed and mastered, is a free service. And ultimately, says the company, by comparing their own songs, users will be able to get a clear indication if they will match the sound of today — or yesterday, if that is the goal. If there is a significant mismatch, the analysis result offers hints of what might be the best things to adjust for the next revision.
The free mastering analysis tools and the Finalizer software app are now available online.
TC Electronic Finalizer • www.finalizer.com