Image Line Software, the developers of FL Studio, introduces to the market its latest audio tool—the Multiband Maximizer Maximus. It combines high quality Maximizer, Compressor, Limiter, Noise Gate, Expander, Ducker and De-esser. It can be used either as a mastering plugin or as a per-track effect.
"Maximus will quickly become one of the most rewarding tools in your recording and mixing arsenal," noted its developer and Chief Software Architect at Image Line Software, Didier Dambrin.
To enhance and improve the final track Maximus applies level maximization via compression and or limiting across three frequency bands (High, Mid and Low). It takes the input signal, passes it through a variable high-pass filter and splits it into these three frequency bands.
"Used sparingly, Maximus raises the volume of the track without introducing unwanted distortion and ensures that the quieter parts, often lost in the mix, are more easily heard," explained Didier Dambrin.
Maximus comes with four independent compression envelopes—one for each of the three bands and Master envelope (applied to the combined output of the three sub-bands). Compressing key frequency bands independently allows Maximus to avoiding the pumping effects that can arise when compressing is applied to the whole frequency spectrum. In the end, this means more transparent compression or louder maximization depending on the users needs. The fully editable compression curve for each of the four compressors allows Maximus to create any shaped knee or special compression effect.
Regular retail pricing will be US $189. Demo is available.