August 31, 2004
New from Digidesign is Smack! -- a new compressor/limiter plug-in designed specifically for music applications but capable of accommodating virtually any kind of audio material with equal success, according to the company.
Digidesign Smack! features three compression modes, unique compression ratios, and harmonic distortion suited for achieving a wide range of sonic variations and colorations. Smack! supports both Digidesign and Avid software (Avid Xpress DV and Avid Xpress Pro software, and all Avid DNA systems), side-chain processing, multi-channel track types, the full range of Pro Tools sample rates and AudioSuite, RTAS, and TDM plug-in formats. "Smack! LE" includes AudioSuite and RTAS versions, and supports Pro Tools LE and Avid software at a reduced price.
Digidesign Smack! has been developed for Pro Tools music makers who require a flexible, and easy-to-use compression tool. Modeling automatic gain reduction devices previously found only in hardware, Smack! controls the volume of just about any source in a "musical" manner, adding fullness, and intelligibility.
Smack! is intended for use with bass, drums, and vocals to bring optimal track placement and presence to a mix.
MSRP for Smack! is $595 US. MSRP for Smack! LE is $395 US.
For more information, visit their web site at www.digidesign.c
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