Elemental Audio Releases Neodynium Compressor Plug-In
September 15, 2004
Elemental Audio Systems today announced the release of the newest audio plug-in, Neodynium. A compressor and dynamics processing plug-in, Neodynium is designed to provide greater control of audio levels than existing products with high quality audio. Additionally, Neodynium introduces a visual approach to compression that supplies invaluable information for optimizing and directing compression efforts and ensuring effective compressor use.
Neodynium is Mac OS X and Windows compatible and is available in RTAS, Audio Unit, and VST plug-in formats for use in hosts including Digidesign Pro Tools, Emagic Logic, Steinberg Cubase, BIAS Peak, and more.
Instead of the more typical knobs, Neodynium is controlled by interacting with a graphical depiction of its compression settings. Unlike the transfer curves and displays found on other compressors, Neodynium's Input/Output (I/O) Map provides a visual picture of the amount of compression being applied and the audio levels being affected. Compressor users are able to see how they are affecting their audio dynamics.
Neodynium also has the ability to affect distinct, user specified level ranges. Not to be confused with multi-band compression, this flexibility means users can hone in on sounds and audio at different levels and expand and/or compress each separately. Because Neodynium treats each targeted range of levels as a virtually independent compression region, compression effects can range from muted to the complete alteration of the sonic character.
Neodynium includes a host of features to address common and not-so-common compression tasks and make it easier to achieve the desired compression effect: selectable side-chain/key input, up to three key filters (seven filter types available), target and processed key meters, "cloud" meters, Auto-Limiter, automatic gain compensation, look-ahead, and more.
Key Product Features:
- Graphic compressor
- User configurable compression regions
- Side-chain/selectable key input
- Peak or RMS key analysis
- Key Meters
- Input and Output "Cloud" Meters
- Input and Output Peak Hold Meters
- Two workspaces to create/compare settings
- Support for higher sample rates
Minimum System Requirements:
- Mac: PowerPC G3; MacOS X (10.2 or higher); AU/VST compatible host application; Digidesign Pro Tools 6.1 or newer and Digidesign-approved system
- Win: Pentium 3 or higher; Windows 98/ME/2000/XP; VST compatible host application; Digidesign Pro Tools 6.4 or newer and Digidesign-approved system
Neodynium has a retail price of $159 (US), but is available for a limited time at an introductory price of $139 (US). Neodynium may also be purchased bundled with Elemental Audio Systems' award winning EQ plug-ins Firium and Eqium. A demo version is available for download.
For more information, visit their web site at www.elementalaudio.com