DDMF has announced the release of MagicDeathEyeStereo, a tube compressor with an integrated EQ circuit designed especially for mastering.
MagicDeathEyeStereo, the second product of the ongoing collaboration with MagicDeathEye, is a faithful emulation of their stereo master buss compressor & equalizer. From the description of the hardware:
The stereo compressor is two mono compressor circuits with some extras designed for mastering and buss compression duties. This new version has an added EQ section. There are two (boost only) bands with two frequency selections each. The EQ is worked into the Variable Mu tube gain structure. This means it is not before or after the compression section, it is within it. The EQ circuit is inductor based and has wide curves for giving program material that "little something". There is also a two frequency low cut for tightening up out of control bass. The boost of the bands can be 5dB or 3dB split between 5 steps. I spent a lot of time shaping this EQ mastering everyday and fine tuning the components on the weekends. It sounds absolutely fabulous.
We have taken everything we've learned from the first version and created a true emulation of what can only be described as a very fine piece of audio hardware. While similar in their overall signature sound, both products have their own dedicated areas of expertise: the "mono" version (well, not actually mono in plugin format) more on individual tracks, the stereo version to glue the whole mix together, with an even smoother compression curve, and lots of little goodies that will help you finalize your mix.
MagicDeathEyeStereo is available in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats. On Mac, OS X 10.7 or higher is required. The plugin is also available for iOS as a plugin in AUv3 format, which you can directly use in compatible hosts like Garageband or Cubasis.
Owners of a Full Bundle/All Plugin Bundle or of a license for the "mono" MDE plugin will receive a 33 percent discount (details per email).