IK Multimedia tells us that the new Precision Compressor/Limiter, modeled after a classic British dynamic processor is now available in the T-RackS Custom Shop. They say that the Precision Compressor/Limiter is based on a classic 1970s solid-state compressor/limiter unit that's been the "must-have" compressor/limiter in studios worldwide for over 40 years. A spokesperson told us, "The Precision model imparts a warm 'fat and thick' sonic character, but isn't overly aggressive, even at higher compression ratios. The result is a very transparent yet musical sound that doesn't lose focus or detail, and is perfectly suited for virtually any mastering, post-production or broadcast application".
This new model is available à-la-carte in the new version of T-RackS (version 4.2) through its built-in online Custom Shop -- a free download from the IK web site, and the only music-gear shop open 24/7 and providing models of high-end effects gear for mixing and mastering.
T-RackS Custom Shop is a shopping platform that allows you to try and buy individual processors any time from the comfort of their own studio. All T-RackS processors can be demoed for a period of 2 days, and purchased one at a time right from the Custom Shop.
The new version also adds 64- and 32-bit AAX (Avid Audio Extension) compatibility. As a result, T-RackS now integrates seamlessly with the latest versions of Avid Pro Tools.
Pricing and Availability:
The new Precision Compressor/Limiter is available for purchase now in the T-RackS Custom Shop, using Custom Shop gear credits. Gear Credit Packs start as low as $19.99/€15.99* (for 20 credits) and go up incrementally to $499.99/€399.99* (for 1,000 credits).
With Gear Credit Packs, you can purchase the Precision Compressor/Limiter for 100 credits. To commemorate the new module, two popular channel strips, British Channel and White Channel, plus Bus Compressor, which is modeled after a classic British mix-bus processor, are now being sold for 100 credits each.
To access the new processors, existing T-RackS users should download the free upgrade to T-RackS from their user area before launching the Custom Shop.
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