IK Multimedia Update Popular Mastering Software
The celebrated T-RackS mastering suite from IK Multimedia has just been updated to version 5. Next to iZotope’s Ozone, T-RackS is the only dedicated, standalone mastering app that you can buy – so it holds a great fascination for many. Version 5 gets four brand new plugins for the modular workflow that the software is so famous for including Master Match, to get your mix sounding closer to up to 3 different reference tracks.
Dyna-Mu is variable Mu compressor/limiter, EQual, which is a 10-Band Parametric EQ with a full-screen, resizable GUI (extremely useful) and modeled curves from British and American units that can be used if desired. Finally there’s ONE – a mastering processor which rolls EQ, compression, analog harmonic excitement, low-end enhancement and a limiter for anyone trying to get results in a hurry.
Broadcast Compatible Metering
T-RackS 5’s new metering section can be launched as a separate floating window. Importantly in includes a precision LUFS meter that is compliant with the new loudness standards for music delivery / broadcasting. Peak, RMS and Dynamic Range meters are included along with a spectrogram, real-time analyser, phase, correlation and Mid/Side meters.
T-RackS 5 is not a one trick pony. All of the 38 plugin modules available in the standalone (including the metering plugs) can also be used, individually in your DAW.
The T-RackS 5 plug-in suite provides nearly all the standalone mode features within the environment of a DAW as an incredibly powerful, per/track channel strip or mastering chain for your two bus.
When used for mastering, the standalone T-RackS 5 suite allows you to assemble and sequence an entire album with all the necessary pauses and fades and embed track by track metadata, track ID’s, ISRC codes and CD Text. The finished project can then be exported as an industry standard DDP image for replication or as high quality AIF or WAV files.
T-RackS 5 now supports 192kHz / 32 bit floating point audio and has 4 different dithering options whilst the internal resampling engine can handle DDM (Digital Delivery Mastering) even protecting against inter-sample peaks (ISP’s).
T-RackS 5 is expected to ship in October 2017, and will be available in both free and paid versions
T-RackS CS – Custom Shop version available free of charge
T-RackS 5 – includes 9 modules for $/€ 149.99*
T-RackS 5 Deluxe – includes 22 modules for $/€ 299.99
T-RackS 5 MAX – includes 38 modules for $/€ 499.99
T-RackS 5 MAX crossgrade for $/€ 299.99 (with any registered IK product $/€ 99.99 and up)
T-RackS 5 can be pre-ordered now at special introductory pricing of only $/€99.99 for T-RackS 5, $/€199.99 for T-RackS 5 Deluxe, $/€329.99 for T-RackS 5 MAX and $/€ 199.99 for T-RackS 5 MAX crossgrade (with any registered IK product $/€99.99 and up).
* All prices excluding taxes
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