Solera 3


Mastering the art of dynamics

The Solera 3 dynamic processor is a comprehensive dynamic processor providing a compressor, expander, de-compressor and de-expander, that each may be enabled individually, all processing in parallel using one single common detector.

Each of the dynamics sections employs independent Dynamic Ratio and L.I.D. (Level Independent Detector) settings, 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 dynamics processors do. Dynamic Ratio is controlling the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and the manual ratio setting. L.I.D. (Level Independent Detector) 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 regard to the signal dynamic range.

To conform with the demands of serious audio mastering, Solera 3 features a Mid/Side (MS) encoder/decoder section, encoding the signal from the stereo inputs by summing left and right channels to produce the Mid, and by phase switching the right channel from the left channel to produce the Side signal. The user interface in Solera 3 is designed for simplicity. In addition to the dynamic processing section, a vast range of functions are provided to simplify the workflow and to facilitate the achievement of exceptional results.

Solera 3 is unique in its kind, as it offers two different methods to analyze the signal-processing base. Either by using a straightforward detection process that generates an RMS detection value based on the signal level, the foundation of dynamic processing. Or by using a more complex detection algorithm that generates a dynamic detection value based entirely on the signal's dynamic complexity and not on traditional peak or RMS detection schemes, generating a dynamic value instead of relying on the signal level alone. In order to further enhance the workflow, three release modes are presented: manual, auto, and advanced (with minimum and maximum release values fully adjustable), as well as an auto delay function allowing for zero attack times by introducing a delay line in the processed signal.


  • 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

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


AAX Native

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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