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UrsaDSP releases Boost (VST/AU/AAX) – No-clip maximizer with an upward focus

29th July 2020

UrsaDSP has released Boost, a new loudness-maximizing plugin. UrsaDSP took second place in KVRDC16 with Lagrange. Boost is their first commercial plugin and will be distributed by Devious Machines.

Boost increases the loudness of audio material. Use it as a signal enhancer during mastering, or to reveal hidden details while mixing or creating new sounds.

Thanks to the Focus control, you can maximize a signal upwardly, applying more gain to quieter sounds – no clipping, ever. A Drive control (plus extra Punch setting for transients) are on hand to add energy and warmth to the signal.


Trajectory Technology

Placed at the detection stage of the signal path, Boost's Trajectory algorithm ensures that the plugin is always achieving the maximum possible gain increase, while keeping the signal transparent and avoiding non-linearities.

Read the Boost Testing Whitepaper to find out more.

Focus: Upward Maximizing

Increase Boost's Focus control and quieter parts of the audio signal will be processed harder than louder parts. By bringing quiet signals up instead of peak-limiting loud signals, Boost offers a different way to control dynamic range, and can bring out hidden details in an audio signal.

Increase Average Loudness

Boost's 'upward maximization' process is an alternative way to reduce a signal's dynamic range without simply clipping the highest peaks into distortion or resorting to 'soft clipping'. This method, combined with Boost's Trajectory Technology, leaves the signal more transparent, and can squash dynamic range even further than most limiters, should you wish.

Reveal Hidden Details

Boost can restore elements that have been suppressed by heavy-handed mixdowns or during the mastering process.

In mixing, use Focus to bring out reverb tails and mechanical noises that were previously too low in the mix.

Price: £59.99 - The introductory price is £39.99. A free 14-day demo is available from the Boost store page.


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