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OctoComp Compressor

Steinberg Media Technologies AG presents the Nuendo Surround Edition. This is a collection of 6 realtime surround PlugIns with up to 8 channel capability, designed for daily use in post-production work. Since the needs in a surround environment differ quite significantly from the classic two channel world, Steinberg Spectral Design has developed this PlugIn collection specifically as tools for the specialized fields of film, theater, DVD and modern music production.

In a standard sound engineering situation: Compressing a 5.1 mix signal where the source is moving from rear to front, current compressor address only one or two channels leaving the surround mix unbalanced and lose integrity due to different levels on the 6 channels.

Current compressors address only one or two channels leaving a surround mix totally unbalanced. However the single band OctoComp offers the possibility of 8 discrete channels of compression per PlugIn. Plus all channels can be easily linked, taking into account the maximum level of all selected channels when calculating the control values of the compressor. This means total channel configuration. Likewise the OctoComp shows up with a improved interface. The algorithm works now with an enhanced compressor characteristic In addition, the OctoComp offers proven Spectral Design sound quality with easy handling. The same is true of the 8-channel loudness maximizer OctoMaxx, which lifts the effective loudness and 'punchiness' of the audio material-even when the signal is already set to maximum level. The OctoQ is an outstanding 7-band parametric Equalizer that processes the signal internally at double sampling rate. Now the interface of the OctoQ is enlarged, so easier handling of parameters is guaranteed. OctoVerb now features a new graphical interface. For all natural room-type simulations, the OctoVerb has been developed to offer the most realistic natural reverb, transporting the listener into a realistic 3-dimensional listening environment. Additionally two new algorithms besides the original one offer now much more flexibility. They expand the working field drastically and offer better adaption of different audio material.

Designed for the Low Frequency emitter, the Surround Edition also comes with two dedicated tools: the LFE Splitter which extracts the frequencies of chosen channels and generates the bottom end signal, and the LFE Combiner which feeds the extracted signal back and distributes it over the chosen channels.

Nuendo Surround Edition provides now full automation for every single plug-in parameter. This means intuitive flexibility to everyone working creatively and looking for subtle and extreme sound movements.

The Nuendo Surround Edition will be available in stores worldwide in Q 2/2001 for UDS 1299,-

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