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FLUX Mastering Pack 1.1 Processing Plug-in Bundle

FLUX Mastering Pack 1.1 Processing Plug-in Bundle

FLUX Mastering Pack 1.1 Processing Plug-in Bundle

B&H # FLMASTRPK1.1 MFR # MASTERING PACK 1.1
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Product Highlights

  • Six Plug-Ins for Mastering Your Tracks
  • Solera II Compressor and Expander
  • Epure V3 (Native) 5-Band Graphic EQ
  • Pure Limiter II Release Envelope
  • Elixir V3 Multi True Peak Limiter
  • Includes Stereo Tool Freeware
  • Includes Bittersweet II Freeware
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Overview
  • 1Description

The Flux Mastering Pack 1.1 Processing Plug-in Bundle is a collection of six signal processing plug-ins intended for mastering engineers. The collection includes Solera II, Pure Limiter II, Elixir V3, and Epure V3 (Native), as well as the Stereo Tool and Bittersweet II freeware plug-ins.

Solera II includes four independent envelope generators that can be applied in parallel and simultaneously. The plug-in consists of a compressor, de-compressor, expander, and de-expander. It features analog-style metering with RMS values, an "Angel's Share" parameter to automatically relax the compressor section based on the signal, and a "Hysteresis" parameter that enables both compression and de-compression of the signal independent of the sound level. The auto-release section of the device utilizes a unique algorithm to avoid the pumping effect often heard in other compressors. You can insert a delay line into the signal path to create a null attack time, and the software's A/B compare and morphing features allow you to rapidly adjust parameters to shape your sound. The dry mix section of the device enables you to precisely dial in the amount of processing applied to the signal.

Epure V3 (Native) is a 5-band graphic equalizer, wherein each band spans the entire frequency spectrum and offers ± 24 dB of gain with the option to multiply the gain by 2, divide it by 2, or invert the gain by flipping a switch. Each band allows you to select from low cut, low shelving, peak, high shelving, and high cut filtering across the entire bandwidth with adjustable Q from 1.00 to 100.00, internal input/output routing, and a bypass function. For convenience, you can copy and paste the 20 settings of each EQ slot from one to another. The plug-in can process up to eight channels simultaneously for multichannel and surround sound support.

Pure Limiter II is intended to be the last processing element in your signal chain. It generates an artifact-free release envelope over your signal. This allows you to increase the average audio level without damaging the perceived audio quality. You can apply the peak limiting automatically, manually, or with advanced controls over every processing parameter. Dual display modes allow you to juxtapose the unprocessed and processed signals or show the limited waveform, the action of the limiter, and a histogram of the release value. It can process audio at up to 384 kHz sample rate on up to 8 channels at a time.

Elixir V3 is a multi-channel true peak limiter designed to increase output level in compliance with ITU0R.BS 1770 and EBU R128 conventions for broadcast, post-production, and mastering. You can select the type of algorithm to do the limiting, and break up the process into multiple stage limiting for even more precise control. The plug-in is built around a 64-bit architecture and utilizes the OpenGL graphics standard to make the most out of your computer's GPU. Depending upon the host environment, the new version offers a 500 to 1000% processing improvement over the previous version. To reduce artifacts like aliasing, the algorithm utilizes an oversampled reference of the audio to define the gain envelope and then applies the processing to the original signal.

In addition to these mastering plug-ins, the bundle also comes included with Flux's Stereo Tool and Bittersweet II Transient Designer freeware applications.

  • Elixir Multichannel Limiter (Version 3, AAX DSP & Native)

    The AAX DSP and native Elixir Multichannel Limiter from Flux is a native AAX format compatible limiter plug-in designed for broadcast, post-production, and mastering applications. It has ITU-R BS.1770 / EBU R128 compliancy. The Elixir's interface provides straightforward operation, and features an input level control, a threshold control, and an output level control for make-up gain. For mastering applications, you can engage the Stages mode that evenly divides the processing into stages based upon the selected threshold for precision and transparent results. Elixir can handle up to 8 channels of audio, making it compatible for up to 7.1 surround mixing.

    Please note: The AAX version of this plug-in requires Pro Tools version 10 or later, and requires Pro Tools version 11 for 64-bit operation. An iLok is required for this product's license.

    Compliancy
    • ITU-R BS.1770 compliant
    • EBU R128 compliant
    Signal Processing Features
    • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing
    • Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal
    Preset and Parameter Handling
    • Preset/Parameter Slots: To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a "Global Preset" containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the "Morphing Slider," can be saved
    • Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation: The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation
  • Solera II Dynamics Processor

    The Solera II Dynamics Processor from Flux is a VST 2.4, RTAS, and AU format compatible dynamics plug-in that features compressor, expander, de-compressor, and de-expander modules that can process your signal in parallel. It is designed to provide compression that increases loudness via RMS while not affecting your track's nuance, air, or faster transients.

    The Solera's side chain input section features a 3-band EQ that allows you to tweak the sonic content of the side chain input. 3 selectable release modes, manual, auto, and advanced, allow you to tweak your release times. Further processing timing control is provided via the auto delay function that can create zero attack times. Your input and output signals can be adjusted +/- 48dB. The Solera II can handle up to 8 channels of audio, making it compatible for 7.1 surround sound mixing.

    Please note, the RTAS version of this plug-in requires Pro Tools version 8 or later. An iLok is required for this product's license.

    Signal Processing Features
    • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing
    • Phase invert of the processed signal
    • Dry Mix control (Dry/Wet with gain compensation) allowing for parallel processing or for blending some of the original "peak" into the processed signal
    • Clipper, a discrete peak limiter at the very last stage of the processing chain rounding off the peaks smooth and musically
    • Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal
    • Angel's Share controls the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and the manual ratio setting
    • Hysteresis controls the amount of auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamics and the manual threshold value. A Maximum mode can be engaged on the Hysteresis control, allowing for processing that accounts for the maximum values of both the standard and the Hysteresis detection schemes
    Preset and Parameter Handling
    • Preset/Parameter Slots:
      To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a "Global Preset" containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the "Morphing Slider," can be saved
    • Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation:
      The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation
  • Pure Limiter II

    The Pure Limiter II from Flux is a VST 2.4, RTAS, and AU format compatible limiter plug-in intended to be used as the final stage in your audio processing chain or as a special effect for creative applications. It is designed to provide transparent limiting and does not impart any coloration on your tracks. You can select between two display modes while in use; mode A displays the original and limited waveforms simultaneously while mode B displays the limited waveform, the limiter action, and a histogram of the release value.

    The adjustable release time parameters allow you to control how long the limiter limits your audio once the threshold is reached. The Pure Limiter II's channel link feature allows the limiting on one channel to control the limiting on the second, creating consistent stereo limiting. The audio look ahead can be set for up to 20ms and gives the limiter a preview of incoming audio, preventing distortion from impending peaks in your track. The Pure Limiter II can handle up to 8 channels of audio, making it compatible for 7.1 surround sound mixing.

    Please note: The RTAS version of this plug-in requires Pro Tools version 8 or later. An iLok is required for this product's license.

    Signal Processing Features
    • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing
    • Bypass routes the incoming signal direct to the output for a true smooth transition between processed and clean signal
    Preset and Parameter Handling
    • Preset/Parameter Slots:
      To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a "Global Preset" containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the "Morphing Slider," can be saved
    • Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation:
      The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation
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Specifications
  • Elixir Multichannel Limiter (Version 3, AAX DSP & Native)
    Input & Output 8 Channels
    Processing 64-bit internal floating point processing
    Compatibility Windows:
    OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8 32 and 64-bits (utilizing bridge software)
    Formats: AAX Native/DSP (32-bit in Pro Tools 10, 64-bit in Pro Tools 11)

    Mac:
    OS: OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 in 32-bits
    Formats: AAX Native/DSP (32-bit in Pro Tools 10, 64-bit in Pro Tools 11)

    Note, due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is no longer supported. Requires Pro Tools version 10 or later.
    Plug-In Support AAX DSP:
    Takes 100% of 1 DSP
    Supports up to 4 stages, 2 channels at 48 kHz

    AAX DSP 1 Stage:
    Takes up approximately 25% of 1 DSP
    Supports 1 stage, up to 8 channels at 192 kHz

    AAX Native:
    Supports 4 stages, up to 8 channels @ 192 kHz

    AAX Native 1 Stage (added for compatibility with DSP version):
    Supports up to 1 stage, up to 8 channels @ 192 kHz
  • Solera II Dynamics Processor
    Input & Output 8 Channels
    Processing 64-bit internal floating point processing
    Compatibility Windows:
    OS: XP, Vista, 7, 32- and 64-bits (utilizing bridge software)
    Formats: VST 2.4, RTAS

    Mac:
    OS: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 in 32-bits
    Formats: VST 2.4, AU, RTAS

    Note: The RTAS version requires Pro Tools 8 or later.
    Sampling Rate Pyramix DSP: Up to 384 kHz DXD
    AU/RTAS/VST: Up to 384 kHz
  • Pure Limiter II
    Input & Output 8 Channels
    Processing 64-bit internal floating point processing
    Compatibility Windows:
    OS: XP, Vista, 7, 32- and 64-bits (utilizing bridge software)
    Formats: VST 2.4, RTAS

    Mac:
    OS: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 in 32-bits
    Formats: VST 2.4, AU, RTAS

    Note, the RTAS version requires Pro Tools 8 or later.
    Sampling Rate Pyramix DSP: Up to 384 kHz DXD
    AU/RTAS/VST: Up to 384 kHz

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