updated 11:10 am EST, Tue November 8, 2005
Dynamics III plugins
has released Dynamics III, a free download and a new addition to the free collection of DigiRack plug-ins included with all Digidesign Pro Tools and Avid picture systems. The Dynamics III plug-in suite includes three dymanics processing plugins with multichannel support and high-resolution processing (up to 192kHz): Compressor/Limiter, Expander/Gate, and De-Esser. Digidesign says that Dynamics III offers simple ways to apply dynamics processing in mono, stereo, or a full range of surround formats. It provides control over every aspect of dynamic levels, from attack, release, threshold, and ratio to the "knee" of the Compressor/Limiter. They are available in RTAS and TDM with support for Mac OS X.
The plug-ins offer external key and side-chain frequency filter capabilities and de-zippered, automatable controls for smooth parameter changes. Users can eliminate unwanted background noise or produce creative new effects by fine-tuning the ratio, attack, hold, release, and range of the Expander/Gate, or home in on and reduce sibilants with the frequency and range controls of the floating threshold De-Esser. Look-ahead functionality and fully automatable controls deliver smooth, de-zippered output. Dynamics III also offers exceptional performance, running efficiently on host and DSP systems.
For direct, hands-on control of functions, Dynamics III integrates easily with a wide range of Digidesign and third-party control surfaces and consoles. Dynamics III can also be used on the road with direct control through the center section of the VENUE D-Show console, or as an essential feature of an ICON integrated console environment by controlling these plug-ins directly from the dynamics panel in the center section of a D-Control or D-Command worksurface.