Seattle, WA (January 20, 2015)—Audio applications developer Tracktion DSP has released Master Mix, a stereo mastering plug-in that offers multi-band dynamics processing and equalization.
Designed as an upgrade of the Acuma Labs Final Mix plug-in, Master Mix has three individual dynamics processors, each with its own set of controls and selectable crossover points. It also has two separate six-band parametric EQs, one located before the dynamics section, and the other after. Each dynamics band is typically used as a compressor, but expansion is also possible. A dynamics contour edit screen provides setup of compressor parameters and allows users to create their preferred soft knee curve. Master Mix also offers a noise gate and a soft-clip limiter.
“Master Mix is very straightforward,” commented Tracktion’s Dave Christenson. “It’s all about maintaining the creative flow. Unlike many mastering plug-ins currently available, Master Mix is easy to understand and quick to use. The perfectly laid-out visual interface keeps all the necessary tools in view, the audio quality is superior to that of Final Mix and a new side-chain implementation provides greater flexibility than before.”