IK Multimedia has released what they say is an important update for Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac/PC and for iPhone/iPad bringing even more processing power for both desktop and mobile users. Here's the details in their own words...
Lurssen Mastering Console, the award-winning professional mastering software, born from the collaboration of the IK Multimedia development team with multiple Grammy® winning engineers Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen is now even more powerful and flexible making it ideal for multi-track and surround mixing applications. "We're pleased to offer new features such as improved dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio along with multi-mono operation for mono, stereo and surround use for the pro users who have asked for it," said Gavin Lurssen, Chief Mastering Engineer.
Multi-Mono operation – From mastering to mixing and surround
The Lurssen Mastering Console plugin can be inserted in mono, stereo, multi-channel tracks and busses in any compatible DAW for ultimate flexibility as both a mastering and mixing tool. The new mono operation not only allows users to use the plugin on mono tracks (such as vocals, bass, guitars etc.) in regular mixing sessions, or stereo busses for stem mixing or mastering duties, but it can also be used on 5.1 surround, or even larger surround projects, depending on the DAW. The parameters, presets and styles will remain consistent across all instances on a multichannel bus when the settings are linked. This will allow greater precision and consistency in surround operation for the highest quality results.
More Styles: Jazz and Classical
Mastering Jazz and Classical music is a very delicate process where every tiny adjustment can make or ruin the final master. Thanks to the experience of the Lurssen Mastering team, spanning over 30 years in all kinds of music genres, Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen have developed two new "Styles" for use within these specific contexts. Each Style has been meticulously crafted to reflect Gavin Lurssen's motto: "You want it sound like you were never there," meaning the sound will be enhanced and optimized but without altering the original artist's intent.
Extended De-esser threshold control range
In order to provide users with an extended control over higher frequencies in any given audio material (whether it is a vocal track or an entire mix,) the De-esser "Threshold" control range has been extended by 3 decibels. This applies to all versions of the product.
Noiseless analog character
The new update improves the sound quality even further by retaining all the subtle nuances of the original analog mastering chain while simultaneously removing the intrinsic noise of the hardware machines for a superior, crystal clear sound.
Pricing and Availability:
The update is available for free to current registered users.
Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac/PC is available from the IK Multimedia website and select retailers worldwide for $/€159.99. Users can download and try Lurssen Mastering Console's full features for free for a period of 10 days.
Lurssen Mastering Console for iPhone/iPad can be downloaded for free from the App Store and will operate in demo mode. Users can activate two operational modes via in-app purchase as follows:
Play / Process - $/€49.99 via in-app purchase
Enables unrestricted playback, monitoring and processing, 48kHz maximum sample rate of the DSP processing and export of compressed formats such as AAC & OGG.Play / Process - $/€49.99 via in-app purchase
HD Engine - $/€99.99 via in-app purchase
Enables the HD Engine, allowing unrestricted playback, processing and monitoring at 88.2/96kHz sample rates for DSP and export, selectable Digital Delivery Mastering export, selectable dithering and export of uncompressed formats such as WAV & FLAC.
Download Lurssen Mastering Console from the App Store.
* All prices excluding taxes