Alchemist 3

Alchemist_v3_Monitor

Reinventing multiband dynamics

Be it a serious problem with the dynamics in a mix, a delicate mastering assignment, or a situation with complicated dynamics, Alchemist provides everything you need in order to accomplish. Designed with professional mastering and re-mastering applications in mind, the intricate design, superior workflow, and sound perfection, makes Alchemist tailored for the high demands of today’s music and pro-audio industry.

Alchemist operates as a single broadband processor or as a full-scale multi-band processor offering up to five individual bands. Each band presents a complete dynamic processing section including; compressor, expander, de-compressor and de-expander, all working in parallel employing independent Dynamic Ratio and L.I.D. (Level Independent Detector), two parameters that are kind of unique to dynamic processing, using the dynamic range content of the signal and not just the signal levels as standard processors do, parameters for each section.

Dynamics Ratio is controlling the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and the manual ratio setting. This literally opens the sound, increases the dynamic impression and keeps some crest by adjusting, in real time, the ratio of every dynamic processing section in regards to both the current ratio settings and the signal content (mainly dynamic range).

Level Independent Detection (L.I.D) controls the amount of auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamics and the manual threshold value, providing processing of the audio signal independently of the sound level and instead in regards to the signal dynamic range. A Maximum mode can be engaged on the L.I.D control, allowing for processing that accounts for the maximum values of both the standard and the L.I.D detection schemes. Alchemist provide up to eight channels of simultaneous processing for multi-channel/surround operations

Alchemist's five bands are divided using carefully fine tuned IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) crossovers with selectable slopes (from 18 dB per octave to 54 dB per octave), and variable corner frequencies, each of them providing the Flux:: core dynamics processors, Compressor, De-Compressor, Expander, De-Expander, all operating in parallel, as well as Flux:: BitterSweet transient designer.

Features

  • Up to 8 channels input/output

  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz (AU/VST/AAX/AAX AudioSuite)

  • 64-bits internal floating point processing

  • Generous -/+ 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

  • Morphing slider for seamless transition between two explicit full parameter-sets

System requirements

OS
Windows Windows 7 and later
Mac Mac OS 10.7.x and later
SOFTWARE
Pro Tools Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools 10.x and later
OTHER
Max Sample Rate 192 kHz
Copy Protection Requires iLok

Specifications

PLUGIN TYPE
Dynamics
FORMAT
AAX Native
VST
AU

This product is tested by the Seller for support of current versions of the indicated Avid products and operating systems. For compatibility questions related to older systems, please contact the Seller.

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