Elemental Audio Systems today announced the release of Finalis, the latest addition to its line of audio plug-ins. Finalis is a brick wall limiter supporting the RTAS, VST, and Audio Unit (AU) audio plug-in formats. Finalis has a retail price of $159 US, but is available for an introductory price of $139 US until April 14, 2005. Finalis may also be purchased bundled with other award winning Elemental Audio Systems plug-ins.
Finalis provides peak limiting and loudness maximization with a simple interface and an intelligent processing engine that gives instant results. Because Finalis' limiting action is unlike that of traditional limiters, it lacks some of the more common limiting controls according to the company. Instead, Finalis offers three distinct psychoacoustic limiting algorithms designed to fit a wide range of audio material. With a click of a button, users are able to audition each limiting effect, switching between limiting types at will. Up to two additional, primary controls are available to fine-tune each limiting algorithm.
In keeping with the style of other Elemental Audio Systems products, Finalis provides plenty of visual feedback on its operation. Full-featured input and output peak meters with integrated RMS and peak hold readings give professionals the critical information they need about their audio levels. In addition to this more standard metering, Finalis introduces a new metering type: the Input/Output (I/O) Crest Factor meter. Finalis' I/O Crest Factor meter provides a quantifiable indication of how the audio dynamics are being affected by the limiter settings. This information allows users to make intelligent choices about limiting, helping to avoid common pitfalls like over-limiting, resulting in the loss of valuable audio dynamics.
Minimum System Requirements:
Mac: PowerPC G3 or higher; Mac OS X (10.2 or higher) and AU or VST compatible host application; Digidesign Pro Tools 6.4, or newer, and Digidesign-approved system
Win: Pentium 3 or higher; Windows 2000/XP and VST compatible host application; Digidesign Pro Tools 6.4, or newer, and Digidesign-approved system
Price: Introductory $139 (US) / Regular $159 (US). A demo is available for download.
For more information, visit their web site at www.elementalaudio.com
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