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IK Multimedia Announces Two Add-Ons To T-RackS

Available as single plug-ins or integrated within the new 64-bit T-RackS suite of mixing and mastering processors

By PSW Staff June 3, 2011

T-RackS Black 78 Limiter Amplifier.

IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of two new T-RackS mixing plug-ins that are modeled on two of of the world’s most renowned analog compressors: the Black 76 limiting amplifier and the White 2A leveling amplifier.

These prestigious effects are available as single plug-ins for the most popular DAWs, or they may be integrated in the new T-RackS suite of mixing and mastering effects, now updated with 64-bit compatibility, both in standalone and plug-in modes.

The Black 76 Limiting Amplifier add-on is modeled after what is one of the most universally recognized compressor / limiter in the audio industry. While there are many versions of the Black 76, IK Multimedia modeled the add-on after the LN version, revision E, because it is the model that has the most sonically recognized and desired characteristics, thanks to its input transformer and class A output stage.

This compressor can be used on drums, drum sub-mixes, vocals, bass, guitars, piano, choirs, brass, strings, etc. It adds its sonic footprint to the sound which makes music sound better. Vocals, for example, will gain presence, consistency, clarity and punch in a way simply not obtainable with other unit.

The White 2A Leveling Amplifier add-on is based on a legendary vintage unit that is entirely tube-based. The compression magic happens inside an optically coupled element formed by a fluorescent panel and some photocells: the famed T4A element.

Two years in the making, these two add-on/plugsin have been a challenged to IK Multimedia’s modeling capabilities. The units have been modeled down to the finest detail in each of their stages, matching all the controls and their behavior, including the ultra-accurate VU-Meter response.

Perfected with countless measurements and A-B listening sessions, IK has produced two of the most realistic emulations available in software so far. Other companies have attempted this with average results, but with the Black 76 and the White 2A, it doesn’t get better when it comes to classic analog-modeled plug-in compressors.

Both the Black 76 and the White 2A are available as single T-RackS mixing plug-ins for all popular DAW platforms in RTAS, AU and VST formats.

They also give the flexibility to be perfectly integrated with the T-RackS suite of effects as they can be opened inside the T-RackS twelve-slot, serial-parallel processor chain, both in standalone and plug-in modes, taking advantage of T-RackS advanced routing, metering and preset capabilities.

With the addition of these two new classics, T-RackS users will have a total of 12 superior dynamic and EQ effects to choose from, including a full-fledged professional metering suite for all of their professional mixing and mastering needs.

Furthermore, T-RackS and all its effect processors have been updated to version 3.5 – now supporting all 64-bit DAWs – and the update is available a free download to all existing T-RackS 3 Deluxe, Standard, shell and Singles users.

The T-RackS 3.5 standalone application is fully compatible with the new ARC version 1.3, which also adds native 64-bit compatibility.

Pricing and availability
The Black 76 and White 2A cost only $99.99/€74.99 each (excluding taxes) and are immediately available as a download from the IK Multimedia online store or from selected music retailers carrying the T-RackS 3 singles in Multi-box format.

IK Multimedia

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