AES11: Sonnox Procodec Monitor Web Compression

Up to five codecs monitor in real-time      16/05/11

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4:52 mins

Great idea this and surprising that its not been done before, but we all know that the work that we slavishly ponder over, endlessly tweaking to get the finest possible mix and arrangement is then squashed down to a compressed format for web dleivery in most cases. We rarely get the opportunity to actually adjust the mix to the codec, at least not without a cycle of bounce and tweak, bounce and tweak. 

Procodec , a collaboration between Fraunhofer - the folks who make these codecs and Sonnox Plugins - a well respected plug-in manufacturer, fixes all that. With up to five different codecs all monitoring in real-time, you can hear exactly how the mix will sound in real-time and make production adjustments accordingly to ensure the final compressed audio will sound the best it can in its given format.

Available in a few weeks at around $499


Feature List

  • Supported Codecs: Stereo mp3, mp3 Surround, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, and Lossless Codecs - mp3-HD and HD-AAC
  • Ability to select up to five codecs for simultaneous export, and write encoded files in real time
  • Comprehensive auditioning with glitchless switching
  • AB auditioning in real time between codecs, or between codec and input signal
  • ABX mode for blind statistical testing
  • Audition difference between input signal and codec output
  • Graphical displays include:
  •   - High resolution display of the Input signal and Diff signal. 
    - Indication of the audibility of output artefacts and codec-induced noise 
    - Bitstream levels and ability to compensate for overloads 
    - Indication of filesize or datastream compression 
    - Phase metering
  • Off-line encoding and decoding
  • Compatible with most DAWs:



    - Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Sequoia and Wavelab. (Mac and PC)





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