Let’s face it, in 2013 we all need to be properly equipped to fight the Loudness Wars. iox Audioware has just given the Rack Extension community a bit more ammunition in that never-ending struggle against silence with the Titan 410x Precision Maximizer. Let’s check it out after the break, shall we?
iox tells us this about Titan:
The Titan 410x Precision Maximizer is a mastering tool designed to sculpt your music to maximum levels, fullness, and clarity without pumping artifacts or loss of transients. It uses a non-destructive two stage gain and “contour” control to achieve high average loudness while enhancing or maintaining low level details. Even though it was designed as a master effect, the Titan 410x can be used as an insert on individual tracks with very low latency. The output stage consists of a brickwall limiter with adjustable soft clip to “soften” clipped signal levels. Monitoring peak and average signal levels is critical in the final mastering stage and is why the Titan 410x is designed with an alphanumerical meter display which shows both input and output signal levels.
In operation, the Titan Maximizer looks broadly similar to the MClass Maximizer. You have a brickwall limiter, followed by a soft-clipping stage. What’s different? Well, with Titan you get a numeric readout of peak values, pre and post-maximized – which seems like a nice alternate way to visualize levels. Beyond that, the differences must be in the sound – the secret sauce. So there isn’t much to do other than check out some audio demos! If the demos sound like just the limiting your tracks need, Titan Maximizer will run you $69.
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