Critically audition and then encode multiple formats in real time within a host DAW environment 15/06/11
Sonnox have announced that the Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec is now available. Here's what they have to say about it...
The Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In is designed for the real-time auditioning, encoding and decoding of audio signals using Fraunhofer codecs.
In the past it has not been possible to critically audition and then encode multiple formats in real time within a host DAW environment. The revolutionary Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec now makes this possible, and includes extensive monitoring tools and built-in encoding/decoding features.
Using this plug-in mix engineers may produce mixes optimised towards specific target codecs, thereby ensuring maximum fidelity. Similarly, Mastering engineers may audition in the final format and produce compensated masters for final encoding and distribution. Features
mp3, mp3 Surround, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, and HE-AAC v2
mp3-HD and HD-AAC (Lossless Codecs)
Ability to select up to five codecs for simultaneous export, in real time, to encoded files
Comprehensive auditioning with glitchless switching
Ability to audition the difference between input signal and codec output
AB auditioning in real time between codecs, or between codec and input signal
ABX mode for blind statistical testing
Graphical displays include:
High resolution display of the Input signal and Diff signal.
Indication of the audibility of audio removed by the encoding process
Bitstream levels and ability to compensate for overloads
Indication of filesize or datastream compression
Off-line encoding and decoding
Compatible with many digital audio workstation applications, such as:
- Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia and Wavelab. (Mac and PC)
Avid Pro Tools 7 & 8 (RTAS & M-Powered), Pro Tools 9 (RTAS) & Pro Tools HD|Native, VST
and Audio Units
Mac Intel OSX 10.5 or later / Windows XP or Windows 7
Pricing and Availability:
£295 GBP, $495 USD