Ultimate-D is a new paradigm in re-quantization. It combines advanced digital resolution enhancement processing, with an innovative and totally unique interface that uses intuitive parameters. The Ultimate-D perceptibly increases the quality of the audio after re-quantization. It achieves this by applying a combination of proprietary dither and/or noise shaping algorithms which through our research we have determined are psychoacoustically optimal.
However the main difference between Ultimate-D and other re-quantisation processors is that the arcane dither types and esoteric noise shape curves are concealed behind an intuitive, simple interface that automatically determines the amount of dither, the type of dither, and the shaping of the noise depending on definable characteristics of the audio signal. In short, the Ultimate-D interface is the first dither plug-in designed for creative audio professionals, and not mathematicians!
Re-quantisation is a necessary process that usually takes place at the end of an audio processing chain, when very high resolution recordings are tailored for the final lower resolution listening medium. Of all 'standard' digital audio processes, re-quantization is arguably the least understood, and is certainly the least intuitive process to apply, given the usual array of 'noise shape' and 'dither type' options.
Since the Ultimate-D is designed with musicians and not mathematicians in mind, it is simple to apply appropriate re-quantisation to almost any audio mix, track or segment. The decisions about noise shapes, dither amounts and types are all made for you, based on characteristics of the audio, such as whether it is acoustic or electronic, and whether the audio is dynamic or compressed.
Ultimate-D provides unparalleled performance, regardless of whether you are re-quantising for a 16-bit rock CD or a 24-bit classical DVD.
- Innovative, totally unique, simple and intuitive interface
- Proprietary superior noise-shaping and dithering algorithms
- Allows re-quantization to 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 bits.
- Up to 192 kHz support
- 64bit floating point precision internal processing internally
- Ultra efficient processing, with specific optimisations for all native processors
- VST and Audio Unit (32 and 64 bit)
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