The special filter design prevents distortion which can occur in transferring curves at higher frequencies, something more often associated with conventional digital filter designs. This results in a superb 'warm' sounding filter which behaves in exactly the same way as its analog counterparts, while remaining entirely in the digital domain. Q-Metric offers a total of 7 bands comprising 3 full parametric midbands with adjustable Q-factor, variable High-/Low Shelving with switchable slope and flexible High-/Low Pass filters. The different bands can be activated separately, and the real resulting frequency response displayed for a convenient overview whilst fine-tuning the filter shape.
High internal resolution and the ability to work in 24 bits due to the sophisticated filter structure (Minimal Digital Noise Structure - MDNS) makes Q-Metric totally suitable for both mastering and editing of sensitive audio material at the highest level. Q-Metric offers for the first time a complete graphic representation of the intire transter function. This gives the user a very detailed overview over his actions, especially when working with very complex filter settings.
Q-Metric is distributed worldwide by Steinberg and available from June, 98 for USD 499.