MasterTools offers Apogee's proprietary dithering algorithm, the UV-22 word-length reduction process, for Soundscape DAWs and Mixtreme PCI Card.
The MasterTools plug-in has been redeveloped by the audio research company Spectral Design for Steinberg, who has licensed the Apogee UV-22 algorithm. The end result captures the transparency and usable dynamic range of 24-bit audio for formats that are limited in bit resolution, such as compact discs.
Apogee's UV-22 algorithm takes a high-resolution signal, such as a 24-bit recording, and translates it into the 16-bit signal required for DAT, CD, and other mastering applications. The noise floor remains at the theoretical 16-bit level, yet as with an analog recording, you can hear additional detail "through" the noise floor. A large meter display provides 8 different scales, as well as peak and average values, and keeps a 5 second history visible.
Features Include :
UV-22 dithering process to capture 24-bit resolution and detail onto standard 16-bit formats
DC removal for seamless, click-free editing
3D historical phase and level metering display
Individual channel mutes, phase and stereo reverse, plus Nova overprotection
Compatible with Soundscape DAWs and the Soundscape Mixtreme PCI card
The Apogee's MasterTools plug-in was on show at the recent Paris AES show, and is expected to be shipping this month.