Make Headphones Seem Like Near-Fields

112db Redline Monitor plug-in promises a convincing acoustic soundstage      03/02/09
Make Headphones Seem Like Near-Fields

112db have released Redline Monitor, a listening, mixing, and mastering tool. Here's what they have to say about it...
Redline Monitor is a listening, mixing, and mastering tool. It replaces the extreme stereo separation that is characteristic for headphones with the detailed stereo image of near-field monitor speakers.
Its proprietary algorithm performs a sophisticated combination of filtering, frequency-dependent delaying, mid/side processing, and room simulation to create a convincing acoustic soundstage that allows you to properly localize sound sources. It also adjusts the relative levels of panned sources as they appear on speakers, and moves the soundstage from an indeterminate location inside your head (with headphones) towards a clearly defined location in front of you.
Now you can accurately judge levels, stereo placement, and overall balance on your favorite set of headphones--anywhere, anytime, and without ear fatigue even after prolonged listening. No more night long headphone sessions that turn out lifeless and with too little reverb and separation on speakers. Redline Monitor makes mixes sound identical on speakers and headphones.
Redline Monitor is an indispensable tool for any serious use of headphones... you will wonder how you ever worked without it.
  • True stereo soundstage with adjustable left/right speaker position from 30° to 90°.
  • Transparent sound with flat frequency response (±0.1dB for the entire 10Hz-22kHz range).
  • Phantom center separately adjustable from 0dB to -3dB for optimal speaker matching.
  • Distance control from 0m to 2m to simulate placement of near-field monitors in room.
  • Auxiliary left/right solo and phase invert controls for critical listening.
  • Output switchable to mono for mono-compatibility checking.
  • Support for samplerates up to 384kHz.
  • Flexible MIDI learn system.
Pricing and Availability:
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