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Alchemist is the most powerful dynamic processor ever designed. It's able to subtly improve your mix or to totally transmute the audio material.
Alchemist is primarily designed for mastering and re-mastering applications. However, it can also be used as a regular dynamic processor for absolute control.
Based on the acclaimed Flux:: dynamic processing algorithms, Alchemist features a state-of-the-art IIR crossover with selectable slopes from 18 dB per octave to 54 dB per octave and variable corner frequencies. Each band has a complete dynamic processing section including compressor, expander, de-compressor and de-expander, working in parallel with independent Angel’s Share and Hysteresis parameters. A transient processor and a MS controller are also available for each frequency band. The sound can be processed from a single broadband to five bands. The processing is completed with an adjustable soft knee brick-wall limiter. An Auto Delay function allows zero attack times by introducing a delay line in the processed signal. Angel's Share is the parameter controlling the amount of auto-ratio determined by the signal dynamics and the manual ratio setting. Hysteresis is the parameter controlling the amount of auto-threshold determined by the signal dynamics and the manual threshold value. Angel's Share and Hysteresis are key features of all Flux:: dynamic processors because they make use of the dynamic range content of the signal, and not just the signal levels as standard processors do.
The BitterSweet section, managing transients, may be toggled pre or post processing, using middle, side or stereo modes. Many detection algorithms are available including the original Solera. The MS Width control manages stereo signals. Each dynamic section has independent Hysteresis and Angel's Share parameters. They each have a Hold parameter and a Threshold for Hysteresis. Classic modes and Feedback modes are available for signal level detection, completing the legacy Solera mode. Various profiles can be selected for detecting signal dynamics. A Maximum mode can be engaged on the Hysteresis control, allowing processing according to maximum values of both the standard and the Hysteresis detection schemes.
Our exclusive A / B morphing system, allows instant, efficient and global control of processing. The preset manager allows you to save global presets made up of two different presets including the A / B morphing slider position. Note also that factory presets are provided for every plug-in.
Alchemist manages digital audio up to 384 KHz, and up to 8 channels. This is the native version of the plug-in for AU, RTAS and VST.
NOTE: To use Flux products, an iLok or a Flux:: dongle is required.