updated 09:00 pm EDT, Wed October 15, 2008
T RackS 3 mastering suite
IK Multimedia has announced the latest version of its audio mixing and mastering software suite, T-RackS 3. The update includes three analog and vintage emulations based on the Fairchild 670 and Pultec EQP-1A. Two new digital processors and four "classic" processors have also been added. The mixing and mastering chain can now be configured for 12 parallel or series processors. A built in metering section now allows users to view the peak, perceived loudness, phase, and RMS meters, along with a spectrum analyzer.
The software is designed for creation of mixes that contain both vintage analog tones and digital effects. The analog sounds are processed using Sonic Character Cloning (SCC) technology to replicate the behavior of vintage gear. T-RackS 3 will ship in November, priced at $500 for the Deluxe version which includes all of the features, or a scaled down Standard version for $300 that just contains the "Classic" processors.