M-Audio Releases Three New Recording Apps

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M-Audio has announced three new recording applications, Spectron, Ozone 3 and Trash. Spectron is an effects processing tool, Ozone 3 is a new version of the mastering software, and Trash is a distortion processor. All three apps include support for 64-bit processing and 192kHz audio.

All three titles were developed by iZotope, and are being distributed through M-Audio.

M-Audiois descriptions of the apps:

Spectron -- 64-bit Spectral Domain Effects Processing
Spectron is a complete effects processing software package. Of course, users will find standard effects including delay, chorus, filter, flange, panning and morphing -- and these are really just recognizable points in a sea of unique effects. Thatis because Spectron uses spectral domain processing to provide control over selective frequency bands for a unique and nearly limitless sonic palette. Delay effects, for example, have the added ability to selectively delay, feedback and modulate specific ranges of frequencies. Spectronis elegant, easy-to-navigate interface allows users to quickly access the power of the softwareis unique sound-shaping transformation possibilities. Internal 64-bit processing and support of up to 192kHz audio delivers an extremely pristine signal.

Ozone 3 -- 64-bit Integrated Mastering System with Analog Modeling
iZotopes Ozone 3 combines analog modeling with 64-bit digital precision to deliver a complete integrated suite of world-class mastering processors. Ozone 3 isnit a collection of plug-ins -- itis a single powerful interface that combines all the required mastering tools in one system. This makes it easier to use and to understand the mix. Furthermore, it sounds more transparent because all processing is done via 64-bit DSP until final output. Itis technically impossible to get this sound quality and resolution by chaining separate plug-ins together.

Ozone 3is toolset includes an 8-band paragraphic equalizer with linear phase, tube-modeled and matching modes; mastering reverb with plate and modeled algorithms; intelligent loudness maximizer with brick-wall peak limiter and multiple detection modes; real-time analysis; and features MBIT+ dithering for psychoacoustically optimal word length reduction. Ozone 3 provides extensive metering for correlation, phase, dynamics, gain reduction, dithering and more. It also features multi-band dynamics, harmonic exciter and frequency-dependent stereo imaging. Tube modeled equalizers and linear phase filters deliver a perfect balance between warmth and fidelity.

Trash -- Complete 64-bit Distortion Processor
Trash is an all-purpose distortion plug-in capable of selectively delivering everything from warmth to grunge. Trash serves as a realistic guitar rig simulator, including rectified overdrive and a stunning array of 85 cabinet models ranging from vintage to experimental -- plus three microphone models. Trash offers multi-band, dual-stage distortion including 48 algorithms; 36 filter types spanning analog, resonant, clean and saturated; and multi-band compression and gating. Thereis also analog modeling for added warmth, plus extensive delay modeling including analog, lo-fi and tape-style. Users can chain pairs of distortions together and apply distortion independently to individual frequency bands.

Spectron is priced at US$129.99 MSRP; Ozone 3 is priced at $249.99; and Trash is available at $199.99. All three products are currently shipping for OS X and Windows. You can find more information on all three apps at M-Audiois Web site.

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