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RND, formerly Elemental Audio Systems, formally Roger Nicol Digital have released ‘FIREQ’, another EQ touted as being suitable for mastering purposes.

Based on the original ‘Frequal-izer’ code (which was basically a re-skinned ‘Firium’ from the EAS days), and being marketed as ‘Frequal-izer 2.0’, FIREQ offers the same set of tools and features as its predecessor(s) in terms of being FIR, 62 bands and offering a cloning option for capturing the audio fingerprint of a source file.

In their own words…

Finite Impulse Response Linear Phase Mastering Equalizer with Analysis and Matching

Is it worth buying? Probably not if you have Frequal-izer already. If you currently have Firium, it might be worthwhile if they have sorted out the problems with the artifacts being fed-back into the signals…

Click here for more info…


Written by Robert

January 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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112dB Redline Monitor

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Software developers ‘112dB’ have released ‘Redline Monitor’, a plug-in pitched as “a listening, mixing, and mastering tool. It replaces the extreme stereo separation that is characteristic for headphones with the detailed stereo image of near-field monitor speakers”.

From the marketing blurb…

Its proprietary algorithm performs a sophisticated combination of filtering, frequency-dependent delaying, mid/side processing, and room simulation to create a convincing acoustic soundstage that allows you to properly localize sound sources. It also adjusts the relative levels of panned sources as they appear on speakers, and moves the soundstage from an indeterminate location inside your head (with headphones) towards a clearly defined location in front of you.

Now you can accurately judge levels, stereo placement, and overall balance on your favorite set of headphones–anywhere, anytime, and without ear fatigue even after prolonged listening. No more night long headphone sessions that turn out lifeless and with too little reverb and separation on speakers. Redline Monitor makes mixes sound identical on speakers and headphones.

Available in RTAS/VST/AU format for Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and up. Introductory price of €69 (Europe) / $69 (worldwide) is valid through April 21, after which the regular price becomes €99/$99.

An unrestricted 60-day evaluation is available so it could be worthwhile trying this out if you mix extensively on headphones.


Written by Robert

January 22, 2009 at 10:04 pm