IK Multimedia Premiers T-Racks 3 – Mastering Collection For Mac & PC
IK Multimedia has upgraded their T-RackS Mastering collection of plug-ins to version 3. The former version was so long in the tooth that not only has other software offerings completely eclipsed its feature set, it seemed that IK was bundling it with any type of purchase just to move it out the door.
IK claims T-RackS 3 has gotten up to speed in high-end DAW mastering and mixing with a suite of 9 analog-modeled and digital Dynamics/EQ processors, but the company has a lot of catching up to do.
T-RackS 3 is a modular mastering/mixing suite of Dynamics and EQ processors, including:
» 9 processors comprised of 3 new analog and vintage emulations (including models based on the Fairchild 670 and the Pultec EQP-1A), 2 new digital processors as well as the 4 classic, award-winning T-RackS processors
» New configurable mastering/mixing chain – run up to 12 parallel/series processors
» New complete built-in metering section with Peak, Perceived Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS and Averaging indicators
» New standalone and plug-in versions available in the same package for use in all the most popular native DAWs
» New high-fidelity oversampling with crystal clear transparency, for high quality audio processing throughout the entire signal path
IK claims T-RackS 3 has all the tools you need to create superb, tube-toned or digital-tuned mixes and masters. Its rich, warm sound combines new tube-modeled and state-of-the-art digital processors in addition to its top-notch analog classics. A new modular chain gives you easy navigation/compare features. A new complete metering section keeps all the most important variables of your sound under control.
» 9 processors
» 5 New T-RackS processors:
— Vintage Tube Compressor/Limiter model 670 (based on the Fairchild 670)
— Vintage Tube Program Equalizer (based on the Pultec EQP-1A)
— Opto compressor (based on the finest mastering Opto-compressor)
— Intelligent, multi-algorithm Brickwall limiter
— High precision, high definition Linear Phase Equalizer
» 4 Classic T-RackS processors:
— Classic T-RackS Compressor
— Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
— Classic T-RackS Clipper
— Classic T-RackS Equalizer
» Modular mastering/mixing solution with 12 processing slots, arranged in two rows of 4 slots for parallel processing plus 4 serial final slots.
» Accurate Metering: Peak, Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum Analyzer with Peak, RMS and Averaging indicators
» All-platform plug-ins and a new standalone version in the same package
» SCC technology: The new Sonic Character Cloning has been developed to “clone” the true behavior of an analog vintage processor down to its finest level of sonic detail.
T-RackS 3 comes in 2 versions: T-RackS 3 Deluxe – $499 / €379. The definitive solution in mastering/mixing with 9 processors: 4 classic T-RackS processors + 2 digital processors + 1 Opto compressor + Vintage Edition including 2 models of Fairchild + Pultec; T-RackS 3 Standard – $199.99 / €149.99 – the 4 classic T-RackS processors in the new application framework. Both version will be available on November 10th, 2008. More information on T-RackS 3.