IK Multimedia Black 76 & White 2A
IK Multimedia announces the release of two new T-RackS mixing plug-ins modelled on two analogue compressors: the Black 76 Limiting Amplifier and the White 2A Levelling Amplifier.
These effects are available as single plug-ins for DAWs or can be integrated in the new T-RackS suite of mixing and mastering effects now updated with 64-bit compatibility both in standalone and plug-in mode.
The Black 76 Limiting Amplifier is modelled after the famous compressor / limiter. The engineers that made this FET based compressor modelled the LN version, revision E.
This compressor can be used on drums, drum sub-mixes, vocals, bass, guitars, piano, choirs, brass, strings, etc. According to IK, vocals, for example, "will gain presence, consistency, clarity and punch." Drums will "gain power and density with control over the level of "snap"," and guitars will get "a magic midrange zone that makes them truly sing," the company assures. The Black 76 is usually for mixing, but the stereo linked version has MS option, so it can also be used for mastering.
The White 2A Levelling Amplifier is based on a vintage unit that is tube-based. It's a different device in terms of construction where all the compression happens inside an optically coupled element formed by a fluorescent panel and some photocells: the T4A element. There is no electronic circuitry involved with the compression itself. It's just a tube amp with photo-resistors, lighted by a fluorescent panel driven by the output signal.
Originally intended for use in broadcasting, it became a unit for music recording and mixing. According to IK, it's good for both tracking and mixing vocals, but it's also effective on electric bass, upright bass, piano, winds and other tracks where you need "a gentle compression with great warmth and consistency."
Both the Black 76 and the White 2A are available as single T-RackS mixing plug-ins for allDAW platforms in RTAS, AU and VST formats. They can be opened inside the T-RackS twelve slot serial-parallel processor chain, both in standalone and plug-in mode. With the addition of these two new classics, T-RackS users will have a total of 12 dynamic and EQ effects to choose from.
Furthermore, T-RackS and all its effect processors have been updated to version 3.5 - now supporting all 64-bit DAWs - and the update is available a free download to all existing T-RackS Deluxe, Standard, shell and singles users.
The T-RackS 3.5 standalone application is compatible with the new ARC version 1.3 which also adds native 64-bit compatibility.
Pricing and Availability:
The Black 76 and White 2A cost €74.99 each (ex. tax) and are available as a download from the IK Multimedia online store or selected music retailers carrying T-RackS singles in Multibox format.
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