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Mackie - Final Mix

Click here to download the complete user guide.

Final Mix is a professional stereo mastering that offers multi-band dynamics processing and equalization. It has three individual dynamics processors, each with its own set of controls and selectable crossover points. It also has two separate six-band parametric EQs, one located before the dynamics section, and the other after. Each dynamics band is typically used as a compressor, but expansion is also possible. An intuitive dynamics contour edit screen provides easy setup of your compressor parameters and allows you to create the perfect soft knee curve. Final Mix also offers a simple to use noise gate and a soft-clip limiter. With intuitive screens and controls, Final Mix promises to be one of your most invaluable tools. It can take your projects to new heights.

Mastering is often the element that separates a good production from a great one. Mackie's Final Mix enables you to master your session within your computer's software application and print directly to hard disk. All this without having to rely on expensive mastering houses or outboard gear. Best of all, settings can be saved as part of your DAW session! Final Mix features a six-band parametric (pre-dynamics) equalizer, a multi-band dynamics processor, and a six-band parametric (post-dynamics) equalizer—12 bands of stereo EQ and three bands of dynamics processing in all. All settings are easily edited to create perfect EQ curves and compression settings. All three dynamics bands feature individual threshold, attack, and release times. A graphical contour edit screen for each dynamics band allows you to easily set a desired ratio. Then you can create your own hard knee or soft knee, or even create an expander curve. Each dynamics band features its own key filter and operating bandwidth. This allows you to customize the frequency band triggering each compressor. The Soft-Clip feature adds a smooth, analog-style clip response when your signal gets close to overload. These features and others, such as Noise Gate and Band Linking, ensure that Final Mix will be an integral part of your mixes from here out.

FEATURES:

  • Stereo mastering solution for the PC version of Tracktion
  • 6-band pre-dynamics parametric equalizer
  • 3-band dynamics processor
  • 6-band post-dynamics parametric equalizer
  • Soft-Clip feature to provide peak overload protection
  • DC removal filter
  • Noise gate
  • Integrated on-screen help (click on the question mark button)
  • Dynamics auto make-up gain
  • Individual key selector for each dynamics band
  • Graphical user-definable dynamics band contours
  • Linking of dynamics band edits
  • Full stereo operation
  • Fully automatable
  • Global enable button
  • On/Off for the dynamics section and each EQ
  • Solo for each key filter to assist with dynamics setup
  • Mute for each dynamics band to assist with crossover setup
  • Separate dynamics and EQ reset buttons
  • Integrated factory presets and user presets
  • Memories A and B for quick comparisons
  • Input, output, and gain reduction metering
  • Full Mackie Control Universal parameter support

Mackie - DSR-1

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The DSR-1 reduces annoying sibilant and popping sounds that are often found in vocal recordings without losing the crisp top-end clarity. Don't let the simple chicken-head controls and the funky retro-look fool you. The DSR-1 is a highly professional tool that is ideal for editing vocals, instrumentals, and other sources. The DSR-1 is an invaluable tool that can save a great recording by removing troublesome frequencies.

The DSR-1 employs mid- or high-frequency compression. The frequency and bandwidth controls are used to isolate the problematic frequency range. No external keying device is required. The ess band Key Listen feature allows you to solo (or listen) to the isolated frequency range. The DSR-1 can also help to compress shrill, high-pitched sounds that may accompany acoustic instruments. The DSR-1 includes a high-pass filter that helps you to clean up other artifacts such as microphone pops. The DSR-1 includes a series of great male and female vocal, instrument, and spoken word presets that can make the toughest job easy to correct. All of DSR-1's parameters are automatable, and can be saved as user presets.



Mackie - Mono Compressor

Click here to download an interactive Quickview guide.

Click here to download the complete user guide.

The features of the Mono Compressor and the Stereo Compressor are identical, so this applies to both. The Mono Compressor works for one mono input, and the Stereo Compressor works its magic for stereo inputs, stereo.wav, or after another stereo.

As an example of how to use a compressor, supposing you have a track with a wide dynamic range. This may have some exquisitely detailed and quiet passages played in the background of Medieval war poetry, before breaking into the final crescendo of a Heavy Metal Power Ballad. This track may overpower the other tracks during the loud passages, and yet if we drop the track's overall level, the quiet passages may be lost in the mix.

The compressor allows us to drop (compress) the level of the higher passages, once they get louder than a threshold level. When the music is quieter than the threshold, it is not affected. This decreases the dynamic range of the track, and allows it to be a better fit in the mix. The overall level of the track can be adjusted using the makeup gain, or automatic makeup gain. This compensates for the reduced output once the compressor has been at work, and lets you place your track's level relative to the other tracks in your mix.

FEATURES:

  • Stereo and mono compressor for Tracktion
  • Full stereo (or mono) operation
  • Rather fetching graphic display
  • Node edit selector knobby
  • Global enable button
  • Factory presets and user presets
  • Memories A and B for quick comparisons
  • Input, output, and gain reduction metering
  • Release control
  • Attack control
  • Threshold control
  • End point control
  • Input level control
  • Output level control
  • Compression Ratio readout
  • Soft clip threshold control and indicator
  • Soft clip engage/disengage
  • Gain makeup control
  • Auto gain makeup engage/disengage



Mackie - Mono Sidechain Compressor

Click here to download an interactive Quickview guide.

Click here to download the complete user guide.

Typically, these are used as compressors, so that's why we call them that. However, depending on the settings of the graphical interface, they can act as compressors, limiters, expanders, or a combination of all three.

The Sidechain allows the compressor to takes its cue from a separate input, and apply its action to another. For example, a vocal track can drop the level of a music track (ducking), such as when an announcement is made over background music. The features of the Mono Sidechain Compressor and the Stereo version are identical, so this description applies to both. The Mono version works for one mono input, and the Stereo version works its magic for stereo inputs, stereo.wav, or after another stereo. Compressors are used for dynamics control and tonal shaping, so it is not always a problem you are trying to overcome, but an effect you can add. Look into the threshold settings, the ratios, and the attack and release times.

Every recorded track is different, and it will take practice and patience to master these audio tools. The skills you learn here will be helpful when or if you meet the electronic units in a rack full of gear.

FEATURES:

  • Stereo and mono compressor for Tracktion
  • Key Input
  • Key Solo engage/disengage
  • Full stereo (or mono) operation
  • Rather fetching graphic display
  • Node edit selector
  • Global enable button
  • Factory presets and user presets
  • Memories A and B for quick comparisons
  • Input, output, and gain reduction metering
  • Release control
  • Attack control
  • Threshold control
  • End point control
  • Input level control
  • Output level control
  • Compression Ratio readout
  • Soft clip threshold control and indicator
  • Soft clip engage/disengage
  • Gain makeup control
  • Auto gain makeup engage/disengage



Mackie - Stereo Compressor

Click here to download an interactive Quickview guide.

Click here to download the complete user guide.

The features of the Mono Compressor and the Stereo Compressor are identical, so this applies to both. The Mono Compressor works for one mono input, and the Stereo Compressor works its magic for stereo inputs, stereo.wav, or after another stereo.

As an example of how to use a compressor, supposing you have a track with a wide dynamic range. This may have some exquisitely detailed and quiet passages played in the background of Medieval war poetry, before breaking into the final crescendo of a Heavy Metal Power Ballad. This track may overpower the other tracks during the loud passages, and yet if we drop the track's overall level, the quiet passages may be lost in the mix.

The compressor allows us to drop (compress) the level of the higher passages, once they get louder than a threshold level. When the music is quieter than the threshold, it is not affected. This decreases the dynamic range of the track, and allows it to be a better fit in the mix. The overall level of the track can be adjusted using the makeup gain, or automatic makeup gain. This compensates for the reduced output once the compressor has been at work, and lets you place your track's level relative to the other tracks in your mix.

FEATURES:

  • Stereo and mono compressor for Tracktion
  • Full stereo (or mono) operation
  • Rather fetching graphic display
  • Node edit selector knobby
  • Global enable button
  • Factory presets and user presets
  • Memories A and B for quick comparisons
  • Input, output, and gain reduction metering
  • Release control
  • Attack control
  • Threshold control
  • End point control
  • Input level control
  • Output level control
  • Compression Ratio readout
  • Soft clip threshold control and indicator
  • Soft clip engage/disengage
  • Gain makeup control
  • Auto gain makeup engage/disengage



Mackie - Stereo Sidechain Compressor

Click here to download an interactive Quickview guide.

Click here to download the complete user guide.

Typically, these s are used as compressors, so that's why we call them that. However, depending on the settings of the graphical interface, they can act as compressors, limiters, expanders, or a combination of all three.

The Sidechain allows the compressor to takes its cue from a separate input, and apply its action to another. For example, a vocal track can drop the level of a music track (ducking), such as when an announcement is made over background music. The features of the Mono Sidechain Compressor and the Stereo version are identical, so this description applies to both s. The Mono version works for one mono input, and the Stereo version works its magic for stereo inputs, stereo.wav, or after another stereo . Compressors are used for dynamics control and tonal shaping, so it is not always a problem you are trying to overcome, but an effect you can add. Look into the threshold settings, the ratios, and the attack and release times.

Every recorded track is different, and it will take practice and patience to master these audio tools. The skills you learn here will be helpful when or if you meet the electronic units in a rack full of gear.

FEATURES:

  • Stereo and mono compressor for Tracktion
  • Key Input
  • Key Solo engage/disengage
  • Full stereo (or mono) operation
  • Rather fetching graphic display
  • Node edit selector
  • Global enable button
  • Factory presets and user presets
  • Memories A and B for quick comparisons
  • Input, output, and gain reduction metering
  • Release control
  • Attack control
  • Threshold control
  • End point control
  • Input level control
  • Output level control
  • Compression Ratio readout
  • Soft clip threshold control and indicator
  • Soft clip engage/disengage
  • Gain makeup control
  • Auto gain makeup engage/disengage

Mackie - Stereo 3 Band Compressor

Click here to download an interactive Quickview guide.

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Mackie - M-Clav (TickyClav)

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M-Clav (or TickyClav as called on a Mac) is based on a physical model of the original clavinet. A modified, non-linear version of the Karplus-Strong algorithm is used to simulate the strings vibration. Then, two electric pickups models simulate the original pickups of the instrument. Just like on a D6 model, it is possible to select various combinations for the pickup outputs. Finally, a wah-wah pedal simulation is also included for that funky sound.



Mackie - ZR-3

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ZR-3 is an emulation of a drawbar organ providing two keyboards and a pedal section. You can choose between different basic organ waveforms in addition to the "clean" sound of pure sine waves. It also features the basic drawbar control, click emulation, sustain, percussion and pitch bend. The effects include vibrato, a versatile distortion/overdrive section ("Mr. Valve") and rotating speaker emulation. Available for the PC version only.

FEATURES

  • 3 instruments
  • 9 drawbars
  • 6 waveform shapes
  • Click
  • Percussion
  • Sustain
  • Vibrato
  • Saturation/distortion/fuzz
  • Rotating speakers

Mackie - SoundFont-1

SoundFont-1 is a standard sample format with a massive amount of available sample libraries. The advantage SoundFont-1 has over other formats is that it has huge amounts of quality sample libraries available both commercially, as well as freeware online.

This is good news for Mac users especially, as Mackie SoundFont-1 allows them access to the freeware collections for the first time.



Mackie - M-Pad (CheezeMachine)

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