the MD3 Stereo Mastering from tc electronic is a plug-in that provides professional production and mastering capabilities for PowerCore processors. Ported from the System 6000, the software integrates smoothly with serious music and film editing applications on a regular PowerCore equipped DAW. The package includes Multiband Dynamics and a BrickWall Limiter.
The MD3 Multiband Dynamics provides dual mono and stereo dynamics processing in three frequency bands. By offering a true side-chain split structure, MD3 is also capable of mono material compression/limiting on two separate channels. M and S components of a stereo signal can be processed separately and provide even more control, making full use of the Spectral Stereo Enhancer.
The Brickwall Limiter is all about conserving audio quality for the end listener. While it cannot prevent destruction of dynamic range from happening at earlier stages in the production process, it does get rid of the signals known to generate distortion in consumer CD players, radio processors and data reduction codecs.
4-band parametric EQ
3-band expander and compressor
Limiter and soft clip functions
For use on dual-mono sources or stereo signals
includes MS mode for advanced image controlling
48-bit, fixed point, high-resolution processing
Low distortion, precision limiter
Detects if signal is contaminated with over 0dBFS peaks
Prevents downstream distortion from being generated