FLUX Alchemist Multiband Dynamics Processor

FLUX Alchemist Multiband Dynamics Processor

FLUX Alchemist Multiband Dynamics Processor

FLUX Alchemist Multiband Dynamics Processor

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  • Single or 5-Band Dynamic Processing
  • Compressor, Expander Per Band
  • De-Compressor, De-Expander Per Band
  • Components Operate in Parallel Per Band
  • Auto Ration & Auto Threshold
  • Mid/Side Stereo Width Control
  • Mid/Side Transient Designer
  • Preset Slots with Morphing Slider
  • VST, AU, & RTAS Plug-In Support
  • Mac & PC
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The Alchemist Multiband Dynamics Processor from Flux is a VST 2.4, RTAS, and AU format compatible dynamics plug-in designed for use in mastering and re-mastering applications. It can operate in broadband or with 5 individual bands. Each band features a compressor, expander, de-compressor, and de-expander that operate in parallel. The Alchemist also provides a variety of stereo field control options, including stereo-width mid/side control, and a mid/side transient designer for adjusting your mono and stereo's transient attack times individually.

Flux has incorporated its Angel's Share processing, which determines the component's auto-ratio, and its Hysteresis processing which determines auto-threshold. Both use a proprietary algorithm that reads your audio's dynamic range and your manual settings to determine ratio and threshold. The Alchemist can handle up to 8 channels of audio, making it compatible for up to 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.

Up to five bands are available, each of them providing:
  • Flux: core dynamics processors all operating in parallel:
    • Compressor
    • De-Compressor
    • Expander
    • De-Expander
  • The BitterSweet Transient Designer
  • MS (mid/side) Control
  • Auto Delay (Introduces a delay line in the processed signal allowing zero attack time)
  • Selectable level detection mode and dynamics detection profile
  • Dynamics processing envelope control (Attack, Hold, Release with optional Auto mode)
  • Input / Output gain control
User Interface and Workflow
  • -/+ 48 dB input/output gain range
  • Phase invert of the processed signal
  • Dry/wet control offering true parallel dynamics processing
  • Discrete peak-limiter rounding peaks off in a smooth and musically fashion
  • True bypass control routing the incoming signal direct to the output for a smooth transition between clean and processed signal
Signal Processing
  • 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
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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Crossover 5 Bands
Selectable slopes from 18 to 54 dB per octave
Variable corner frequencies
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

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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.0010 lb

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