Master X3 from tc electronic is a virtual incarnation of the company's hardware Finalizer, a mastering processor for professional audio. Featuring multi-band processing with expansion, compression and limiting separately for each band, the TDM plug-in integrates the multiple phases of mastering into a single, easy to use interface.
The interface makes the critical mastering process faster and easier with the overall processing characteristics controlled via Target Curves. The curves provide a global processing style for all bands in all modules. The interaction between the bands can be further fine tuned by applying Target Factors, which determine the frequency focus of each processing module.
High quality uncorrelated dithering is also included, and "Soft Clipping" delivers an "analog" sound whenever desired. The plug-in requires a Pro Tools HD system.
3-band processing with adjustable crossovers
Look-Ahead feature of up to 10mS
Adjustable digital ceiling with accuracy of up to 0.05dB
Hi-Res metering with selectable hold modes
Consecutive clippings counter
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Mac OS X 10.4.x (PPC or Intel) or higher Pro Tools TDM software version 7.3 or higher (including Pro Tools 8) Pro Tools HD hardware iLok USB key and Pace InterLok driver System must meet Avid's requirements for Pro Tools HD systems
PC Windows XP, Windows 7 Pro Tools TDM software version 7.3 or higher (including Pro Tools 8) Pro Tools HD hardware iLok USB key and Pace InterLok driver System must meet Avid's requirements for Pro Tools HD systems