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LEEDS, U.K. — Oct. 18, 2012 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has  launched ISL, an intersample true-peak limiter that helps music producers avoid introducing distortion into the  sound when encoding audio files to compressed-audio formats. Creating  cleaner compressed files is an important consideration when looking to  achieve "mastered for iTunes®" status. This status is a quality indicator that is rapidly becoming the  recommended practice in the industry and is a recognized factor in  getting exposure for an artist or piece of music. 
Most  music is compressed using lossy codecs such as MP3 and AAC, which are  prone to introducing distortion if intersample peaks are present in the  original uncompressed audio. ISL is a groundbreaking limiter that enables music producers to address  intersample clipping directly. Unlike traditional peak limiters, ISL  measures and corrects for intersample levels, protecting against  distortion that can be introduced when codecs such as MP3 and AAC are applied downstream.
"There  is growing acceptance that intersample clipping causes problems with  codecs, but it's a relatively new notion, which is why there are so few  tools to help," said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. "If your music is going to end up as  an MP3 file or on iTunes, you need to measure and avoid intersample  clipping, and that requires the right tools for the job. ISL eliminates  the need for iterative processing to try and hit the mark."
ISL  gives producers complete control over peak levels in audio signals from  mono to 5.1 by allowing the user to set the true-peak limit rather than  the traditional threshold at which limiting begins. Like all NUGEN Audio tools, ISL is intuitive to use and  lets audio professionals mix with their ears, leaving the limiter to  detect and eliminate potential problems. Designed for the transparent  limiting of relatively dynamic high-quality audio, ISL can also be used to hard-limit and reduce dynamic range where  required.
Using  the standardized true-peak algorithms of ITU-R B.S. 1770 and related  standards, ISL features comprehensive dBTP metering, adjustable channel  linking, support for audio formats from mono to 5.1, adjustable ballistics, color splits, and peak  indicators.
ISL is RTAS/AudioSuite/AU/VST-compatible and available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for OS X® and Windows® at $249.
More information about ISL and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com
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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative,  intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers,  post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world  production experience of the design team, the company's products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce  costs. NUGEN Audio's tools for audio analysis, loudness metering,  mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world's top names in  broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.
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