FinalPlug is a professional peak limiter/volume maximizer with extensive bit depth truncation and dither options making it ideally suited for a final mix. Tame the peaks a bit or really squeeze all the volume you can out of it.The FinalPlug interface could hardly be simpler. Select a desired output ceiling level say -0.1 dB and then adjust the threshold level. As you decrease the threshold you increase the volume. The peak limiter section works by looking ahead 1.5 milliseconds. When an input peak is detected that will exceed the desired output ceiling the gain is quickly ducked to let the peak pass then the gain is restored relatively slowly according to the release time control. The truncate/dither section is usually used for CD mastering where truncation to 16 bits can create audible quantization distortion. It contains a comprehensive noise shaping section which reproduces a variety of commonly used noise shapes.
Features Sonically transparent peak limiting use as mastering limiter or volume/loudness maximizer Auto release control for greater sonic clarity Bit depth truncation from 4 to 24 bits TPDF dithering Comprehensive noise shaping options choose between 12 noise shapes Presets for CD and DVD-audio mastering and track compression Latency compensation via compatible hosts Up to 192 kHz sampling rate Mono or stereo
Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 10.5 10.6 or later. A host program that supports the AU MAS VST or RTAS plug-in architecture All Mac plug-in formats compatible with Intel-based Macintosh computers (Universal Binary) Windows 2000 XP Vista or 7 A host program that supports the DirectX VST or RTAS plug-in architecture Up to 192 kHz support