TC Electronic has announced that UnWrap, which they say is the
worldâ€™s most widely used high-resolution mastering and up-converter algorithm for
music and post production, will soon be available for digital audio workstations.
Originally developed for TCâ€™s flagship System 6000 high definition processor,
TC say that UnWrap facilitates smooth and fast stereo to 5.1 up-conversion when there is no time
to do a conventional 5.1 mix or multitrack source material is non-existent.
TC tell us that UnWrap offers an abundance of parameters to convert stereo and LtRt sources to 5.1,
while remaining faithful to the original mixâ€™s width, timbre, spaciousness and other
significant factors. Because of this approach the 5.1 output can be subsequently downmixed
to stereo again with no sonic penalties.
UnWrap includes customized up-conversion presets for film production and music
mastering. The default presets include the capability to time-align all channels at sample
precision, widen or narrow the image, control the amount of center and LFE channels
to be used, as well as change filters and envelopes. All preset parameters are fully
editable. With double-precision processing, UnWrap is capable of running at any
sample rate between 44.1 and 96 kHz. Pricing and Availability:
of the UnWrap plug-in will be released for PowerCore VST (EUR 950 retail ex. VAT)
and Pro Tools|HD Accel (EUR 1250 retail ex. VAT) later this month.