Voxengo Releases Elephant 4 Mastering Limiter
Voxengo's Elephant 4 mastering limiter has been released, promising "transparent" limiting and loudness maximization.
Version 4 of Elephant has been released for Windows and Mac OS X, and is available in AU, VST and VST3 plug-in formats, including native 64-bit support. According to Voxengo, "the most remarkable feature of this signal limiter is its sonic transparency," with limiting and loudness maximization that doesn't include "'pumping' sonic artifacts."
The following new features have been added to Elephant 4 (which is backwards compatible) since the release of version 3.0:
- Added a new "EL-4" limiter mode, with less harmonic coloration.
- Added a new "Dynamic Release Control" limiter stage.
- Added a new "Timing" limiter mode parameter.
- Added a new "Release to Attack Ratio" limiter mode parameter.
- Added a new "Release Shape" limiter mode parameter.
- Added input level meter together with the threshold mark.
- Implemented the "Eval" limiter's evaluation mode.
- Added the "Trans View" transient visualization.
- Made the "In Gain" and "Out Gain" knob ranges more practical.
- Magnified the "Out Gain" knob's scale around 0 dB.
- Made changes to the "Trans Time" parameter stutter-free.
- The output statistics are now automatically reset if any parameter that influences the output statistics was changed.
- Added "EL-4", "COMPACT" and "EXPANDED" factory limiter modes.
Elephants feature set now includes:
- Transparent signal limiting action
- 9 predefined limiter modes
- Limiter mode editor
- Optional release stage
- Noise-shaped bit-depth converter
- DC offset removal filter
- Waveform graph view
- Stereo and multi-channel processing
- Internal channel routing
- Channel grouping
- Up to 8x linear-phase oversampling
- 64-bit floating point processing
- Preset manager
- Undo/redo history
- A/B comparisons
- Contextual hint messages
- All sample rates support
- 22 ms compensated processing latency
Elephant is being offered for two weeks at an introductory price of $99.95, after which the price will rise to $119.95. Upgrades from previous versions of Elephant are $49.95 for those who purchased it more than 180 days ago: otherwise the upgrade is free during the grace period. Get more information and download a demo version of Elephant from the Voxengo web site:http://www.voxengo.com/product/elephant/.
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