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The new MDWDRC2-Native Dynamic Range Controller plugin from Massenburg DesignWorks.

Massenburg DesignWorks Debuts New MDWDRC2-Native Dynamic Range Controller Plugin

Engineered to provide much-improved dynamics control in the digital audio space; available for AAX Native, VST3 and AU applications.

Massenburg DesignWorks has announced the MDWDRC2-Native high-performance Dynamic Range Controller, a new plugin from George Massenburg that’s designed to provide much-improved dynamics control in the digital audio space that’s now available for AAX Native, VST3 and AU applications. A full demo version is also available.

After 26 years of research into dynamic loudness perception, and patent approvals from around the world, MDW introduces technology termed VEA (Variable Exponent Averager, which is a proprietary method to vary its detector’s sensitivity from RMS-responding to peak-responding).

The company states that the MDWDRC2 is a different kind of automatic gain control, one that continues the sensing and broad applicability established by the GML 8900. It can be implemented and utilized as a dynamic loudness controller that is designed to respond to loudness more as human ears and brain do.

The company adds that the MDWDRC2 is fundamentally an “RMS sensing” device, as contrasted with an “average sensing” or “peak sensing” device, meaning its detectors can respond to loudness rather than peak or average digital (or electrical) level. The result is often 10 to 20 dB gain reductions in the DRC2 that are virtually inaudible by traditional measure.

This approach is designed to result in smoother dynamic gain adjustments and the ability to provide more apparent gain before artifacts occur while retaining the detail, warmth and dynamics from an original track, staying truer to the source sound. It can be used to enhance audio in a broad range of applications, including vocals, instruments, effects, dialog, stems, and all types of mixes for music, post, broadcast, streaming and live events.

MDWDRC2-Native full license is available from the MDW web store for $399, reduced to $339 during the MDW Black Friday sale period ending on December 12 2022, including Pro Tools AAX Native, VST3 and AU plugin formats for a wide range of DAWs that include Logic Pro, Cubase and Nuendo.

Go here to learn more and purchase.

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